Tuesday, 25 June 2019

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Train derails in Bangladesh, at least 5 killed, 100 injured

DHAKA: A passenger train derailed in Bangladesh on Monday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 100, and there could be more casualties inside two carriages that fell into a canal, a police officer said. The train was crossing a bridge on its way to the capital, Dhaka, ...

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Ethiopia army chief shot dead in ‘coup bid’ attacks

ADDIS ABABA: The chief of staff of the Ethiopian Army Gen Seare Mekonnen has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa. He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt against the administration in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara region, PM Abiy Ahmed said. In ...

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Twin-engine aircraft crashes in Hawaii, nine dead

HAWAII: A twin-engine plane has crashed near the Dillingham Airfield in Hawaii, according to the local Department of Transportation. There were 9 people aboard the aircraft, with “no apparent survivors” in the crash.”Upon arrival, we saw the plane fully engulfed in fire,” Honolulu Fire Chief Manuel Neves told reporters. “The ...

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Anger in India as lychee-linked brain fever kills 113 children

PATNA: Ten more children died Tuesday from a mysterious brain fever potentially linked to lychees, officials said, taking the death toll to 113 this month and sparking angry protests in India s poorest Bihar state. Sixty children, mostly under the age of 10 and malnourished, are undergoing treatment after an ...

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China earthquake kills 12, injures 134

BEIJING: The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings. More than 4,000 people were relocated as a large number of structures were damaged or collapsed following late Monday’s earthquake outside Yibin in ...

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Egypt’s Morsi dies in court during trial hearing

CAIRO: Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s former president who was ousted by the military in 2013, died in court during his trial, according to local reports. The state TV says the 67-year-old Morsi was attending a session on Monday in his trial on espionage charges when he blacked out and then died. ...

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Vietnam military plane crash, Two pilots killed

HANOI: Two pilots were killed in Vietnam Friday after their military plane crashed during a training session, an official told AFP. Though Vietnam has a good civilian aviation record, airplane and helicopter crashes are regularly reported in the military, which relies on an arsenal of imported equipment – mostly from ...

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2 Canadian women abducted in Ghana are rescued

GHANA: Security forces rescued two Canadian women who were abducted in Ghana earlier this month and arrested eight people in connection with their kidnapping, authorities said. Ghanaian Information Minister Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah denied that the abductors had been paid off, saying “there was no mention or discussion of ransom” during the ...

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Helicopter crashes on roof of New York City high rise

NEW YORK: The New York City Fire Department said firefighters were on the scene of the crash landing in midtown Manhattan, which took place in rainy weather. The department said on Twitter one fatality had been reported. Dozens of emergency vehicles swarmed the area around Seventh Avenue between 51st and ...

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