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ISLAMABAD -- The death toll from the suicide blast that ripped through a mosque on Monday afternoon in Pakistan's northwest provincial capital of Peshawar rose to 44, an official told Xinhua.

Muhammad Asim, spokesperson for the Lady Reading Hospital, said the death toll rose after some of the wounded succumbed to their injuries and some more bodies were recovered from the debris of the mosque that collapsed following the blast. (Pakistan-Mosque-Blast)

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BRUSSELS -- Three people were injured in a knife attack on Monday evening in the Brussels-Schuman station, the federal police said on Monday.

Of the injured, one was hurt seriously, the other two slightly. The suspect was arrested by the police, a spokeswoman confirmed. (Brussels-Knife attack)

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ATHENS -- A 29-year old Greek Air Force officer was found dead and the pilot was reported missing after a two-seat airplane crashed in the sea off western Greece on Monday, Greek national defense ministry said.

A search and rescue operation was underway to locate the 31-year-old pilot of the Greek Air Force's F-4 Phantom jet fighter. (Greece-Plane-Crash)

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TASHKENT -- Rescue teams recovered five bodies after a gas explosion in a four-story building in northwestern Uzbekistan, the emergency ministry said Monday.

The rescuers found a five-year-old girl alive under the ruins in Nukus city, the capital of the Karakalpakstan Republic. The girl and two more people with injuries were taken to hospital, according to the ministry. (Uzbekistan-Gas-Explosion)

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