Wednesday , 19 September 2018

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91 killed in massive Indonesia quake

JAKARTA: At least 91 people were killed and hundreds others injured in a massive quake measuring 7 on the Richter scale that struck Indonesia’s Lombok Island, authorities said on Monday. Please like & share: Read More »

11 malnourished children rescued from armed compound in US

Washington: Police in the US state of New Mexico have rescued 11 malnourished children kept in a filthy and heavily armed remote desert compound.  The children, aged one to 15, were so famished they “looked like third world country refugees,” Please like & share: Read More »

Vietnam reports 3 outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu

Paris: Vietnam has reported three outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu among backyard birds, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday, citing a report from the Vietnamese farm ministry. Please like & share: Read More »

China successfully tests first hypersonic aircraft

Beijing: China on Monday announced that it has successfully tested its first cutting-edge hypersonic aircraft which could carry nuclear warheads and penetrate any current generation anti-missile defence systems. The Xingkong-2 or Starry Sky-2, was launched in a target range located in Northwest China on Friday last, the state-run China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) said. Please like & share: Read More »

Thousands evacuated in Japan due to torrential rains

Tokyo: Thousands of people were evacuated from Japan’s Yamagata prefecture on Monday following torrential rains.  The rains have caused landslides and flooding, with some homes being inundated, reports Xinhua news agency. Please like & share: Read More »

Maduro escapes ‘assassination’ attempt by rebel group

AFP   Caracas Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he was “more determined than ever” after he escaped an “assassination” attempt using an explosive-laden drone as he gave a speech during a Caracas military parade. The government said seven soldiers were wounded in the alleged attack today, blamed on Colombia by Maduro and later claimed by a mysterious rebel group. “I ... Read More »

Prime suspect behind attacks on schools in Gilgit-Baltistan killed

PTI   Islamabad Pakistani police Sunday killed the prime suspect behind the brazen arson attacks targeting 14 schools, mostly all-girls’, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, according to a media report. The schools were burnt down over a period of two days in coordinated attacks in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Diamer district, triggering protest by local residents who sought safety for educational institutions. “The prime ... Read More »

Notices to 1,500 Pakistani owners of properties in UK, UAE to be issued

PTI Islamabad Pakistan’s top government body that investigates crimes related to taxation and money-laundering will issue show cause notices from Monday to nearly 1,500 Pakistanis who have purchased properties in the UK and Dubai, a media report said today. Citing top tax officials, Dawn newspaper said that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will issue show cause notices in two ... Read More »

Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony may be postponed: report

IANS ISLAMABAD The oath-taking ceremony of former cricketer Imran Khan, who is set to be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan, may not take place on August 11, as expected earlier. The swearing-in is now likely to be held on August 14 or 15, the media reported. Leading daily ‘Dawn’ on Friday quoted Law Minister Ali Zafar as saying that ... Read More »

Eighteen killed in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia

REUTERS   MOSCOW Eighteen people were killed in a helicopter crash in the Krasnoyarsk region in Siberia on Saturday, the aviation watchdog and emergency services said. The passengers, workers heading to their shift at an oil-pumping station, and three crew members died when the Russian-made Mi-8 aircraft knocked into the cargo of an adjacent helicopter as both were completing take-off, ... Read More »