Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Asia

At least 14 injured after car driven into crowd in Melbourne

MELBOURNE: Fourteen people have been injured, several of them critically, after a car ploughed into a crowd in central Melbourne in what police described as a “deliberate act”. In a terrifying incident during the pre-Christmas shopping rush, the white SUV rammed into a large number of pedestrians at high speed on the pavement outside ...

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Pakistan issues visas to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother, wife

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has issued visas to the mother and wife of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal confirmed on Twitter. Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued the visas to the mother and wife of Commander Jadhav to visit Islamabad to meet him, today. — Dr Mohammad ...

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Militants storm Kabul spy training centre

KABUL: An assault on an Afghan intelligence facility claimed by Daesh ended Monday afternoon after police killed the attackers, an official said. “The attack has ended. Two attackers were killed… only two police were wounded,” said Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid, adding there were no civilian casualties. Militants had earlier ...

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At least 11 killed in attacks on police in Afghanistan

HELMAND: At least 11 Afghan police officers were killed on Sunday when Taliban fighters assaulted their checkpoints in volatile Helmand province in southern Afghanistan , authorities said. The assaults on two police post are the latest in a series of deadly attacks on Afghan security forces claimed by the Taliban. ...

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ISIS claims responsibility for Quetta church blast

At least nine people were killed and more than 50 wounded when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Quetta during a service Sunday, just over a week before Christmas, police said. Two women were among the dead at a Methodist church , said provincial Home Secretary Akbar Harifal. Several of the ...

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Hong Kong: ‘Milkshake murderer’ challenges life sentence

American Nancy Kissel, dubbed the “milkshake murderer” for one of Hong Kong’s most notorious crimes, was back in court Friday to challenge her life sentence for murdering her banker husband. Kissel lost an appeal in 2014 against a conviction for drugging her husband – a senior executive at US bank ...

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Rahul Gandhi extends family grip on India’s Congress party

NEW DELHI: India’s Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruled the country for much of its independent history. Fireworks erupted over the party headquarters in New Delhi drowning out the ...

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Strong quake rattles Indonesian Java island, at least 2 dead

JAKARTA: A strong earthquake shook Indonesia’s densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter. The magnitude-6.5 quake struck at 11:47 p.m. and was felt across the island, including about 200 kilometers (124 miles) away in the capital Jakarta, where ...

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