Friday, 22 February 2019

Asia

Indian Girl Who Went to Watch Padmaavat Raped Inside Cinema

HYDERABAD: A 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man inside a movie theatre in Hyderabad. The man has been arrested and remanded to judicial custody. According to ANI, the rape survivor became friends with the accused through social media. On Monday, they went to watch Bollywood blockbuster Padmaavat in ...

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8-month-old baby critical after being raped by cousin in Delhi

NEW DELHI: An eight-month-old baby girl was raped allegedly by her cousin in northwest Delhi’s Netaji Subhash Place, police said today. The accused has been arrested, they said. The 28-year-old confessed to raping the baby on Monday under the influence of alcohol, said a senior police officer. The girl’s parents ...

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4,000 people are evacuated as WWII bomb is defused in Hong Kong

WAN CHAI: A wartime bomb was defused in Hong Kong on Thursday after forcing a busy commercial district into lockdown, with roads closed and thousands evacuated from surrounding shops, hotels and offices. It was the second time within a week that an American bomb dropped during WWII had been discovered ...

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Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi’s lakeside villa in Myanmar

YANGON: A man threw a petrol bomb at the lakeside Yangon compound of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, officials said, a rare attack on a national figurehead who enjoys strong domestic support but has drawn global outcry over her reticence to speak up for the Rohingya. There ...

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Powerful earthquake jolts India, Pakistan, Afghanistan

KABUL/ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan and parts in Pakistan and India, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 0707 GMT near Afghanistan’s northern border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 191 kilometres (119 miles), the USGS said. Frightened ...

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Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds

KABUL: Taliban fighters, whom US-led forces spent billions of dollars trying to defeat, are now openly active in 70% of Afghanistan, a BBC study has found. Months of research across the country show how areas the Taliban threaten or control have surged since foreign combat troops left in 2014. The ...

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Super Blue Blood Moon Coming

LONDON: People around the world are hoping for clear skies through which to enjoy a rare celestial event being called a “super blue blood moon”. A blue moon (the second full moon in a calendar month), super moon (the moon around 14% brighter than usual at its closest stage of ...

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Canadian national arrested at Pakistan’s Islamabad airport over drug smuggling

ISLAMABAD: Authorities at Pakistan’s Islamabad International Airport arrested a Canadian national for attempting to smuggle drugs outside the country on Monday. Officials of Pakistan’s Customs said the suspected Canadian smuggler, identified as Brain, was transporting heroin and ice outside the country. Customs officials said the ice was carefully concealed inside ...

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French climber saved on killer mountain in dramatic rescue

ISLAMABAD: An elite group of climbers saved a French mountaineer in a daring night-time rescue on a Pakistan peak nicknamed “killer mountain”, but officials on Sunday (Jan 28) called off the search for a second missing climber. The team of Polish climbers with support from the Pakistani military launched the attempt ...

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100,000 Rohingya in grave danger from monsoon rains: UN

GENEVA: More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in squalid, muddy camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a United Nations (UN) humanitarian report said. There are now more than 900,000 Rohingyas in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh, after 688,000 fled ...

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