Cyclone Shaheen disrupting flights in Oman, three dead
04 October 2021 | 10:37 am
Tropical Cyclone Shaheen made landfall in Oman Sunday, disrupting flights. The storm hit early evening and has already killed three.
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Emirates Airline cancels flights out of Lagos, Abuja indefinitely
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