Friday, 14 December 2018

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Four dead, 43 injured in Ankara train crash

ANKARA: A high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43, the Ankara governor said. Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters in televised remarks that “43 people were injured and unfortunately four of our citizens were found dead”, as the fast train ...

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Three killed in France Christmas market attack

STRASBOURG: Hundreds of security forces were Wednesday deployed in the hunt for a lone gunman who killed at least three people and wounded a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, with the French government raising the security alert level and reinforcing border controls. Some 350 people, including police, ...

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MSF worried about health care situation in Afghanistan

KABUL: Humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) is concerned over the fact that situation with health care in war-torn Afghanistan continues to further deteriorate, Djoen Besselink, the head of MSF mission for Afghanistan, told Sputnik in an interview. The MSF is currently implementing its projects in ...

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Six missing after two US warplanes crash off Japan

TOKYO: Six US marines were missing after two American military aircraft crashed on Thursday during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, said officials. The two planes – an F-18 fighter and a C-130 tanker – were involved in a “mishap about 200 miles off of the coast of ...

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India environmental watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog

NEW DELHI: India’s environmental watchdog has slapped New Delhi’s government with a $3.5 million fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog in the world’s most polluted major city, officials said. The National Green Tribunal penalized the capital administration for its lack of oversight after it emerged some polluting ...

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Three killed in Malaysia shopping mall explosion

JAKARTA: Three people were killed and 24 injured Tuesday when a powerful explosion rocked a shopping mall in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, but a fire official said it was not caused by a bomb. The official Bernama news agency said the blast could have been caused by a leaking ...

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Violent clashes in Paris as anti-Macron protesters return

PARIS-AFP: Groups of masked protesters battled police through clouds of tear gas near Paris’ Champs Elysees Saturday as thousands took part in a third weekend of “yellow vest” demonstrations, which have morphed from anger over fuel taxes into a broader anti-government movement. The violence broke out early after crowds began ...

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Five dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong coach crash

HONG KONG: Five people were killed and 32 injured when a coach carrying Cathay Pacific staff to Hong Kong´s airport collided with a taxi on Friday, police said, with passengers thrown from the coach´s windows on impact. The back half of the taxi was completely crushed and both sides of ...

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Air India plane hits building at Stockholm airport

STOCKHOLM: An Air India plane carrying 179 passengers struck a building at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport with its wingtip as it taxied to gate on Wednesday, but no injuries were reported, police said. “The 179 passengers could disembark from the plane on a mobile staircase and thereafter enter the terminal,” police ...

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UN passes Pakistan’s resolution on right to self-determination

NEW YORK: The United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) Third Committee which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues unanimously passed Pakistan’s resolution on the right to self-determination. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi took to Twitter and said, “Introducing Pakistan’s resolution on the right of self-determination which ...

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