Thursday, 18 October 2018

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Texas: 4 killed in shooting at toddler’s birthday party

TEXAS: An argument escalated into a backyard shooting at a toddler’s birthday party in South Texas, leaving four men dead and a fifth man wounded, authorities said Sunday. The shooting happened at a child’s first birthday party Saturday afternoon in Taft, 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of Corpus Christi, the ...

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Air hostess falls out of Indian plane, suffers injuries

  MUMBAI: A flight attendant fell out of an Air India plane while trying to close its door on Monday, the airline said, reportedly breaking her leg when she landed on the tarmac. The accident occurred at Mumbai’s international airport as the crew were getting ready to welcome passengers aboard ...

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India train cars derail, at least 5 people killed, 35 hurt

LUCKNOW: Police say an express train has partially derailed in northern India, killing five passengers and injuring dozens more. Police director general OP Singh said rescuers have responded to the scene where the train’s engine and five cars derailed about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. It occurred at a railway station in ...

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Bomb kills child, injures nine in India’s Kolkata

KOLKATA – An eight-year-old child was killed and at least nine other people injured on Tuesday when a homemade bomb went off in a suburb of the Indian city of Kolkata, police said. India’s eastern West Bengal state, of which Kolkata is the capital, has a long history of political ...

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Indonesia quake, tsunami death toll rises to 1200

JAKARTA: The confirmed death toll from an earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has risen to 1,234, from 844, the national disaster mitigation agency said on Tuesday. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday triggered tsunami waves as high as six metres, which swept ashore at the small city of Palu, ...

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Three killed in US car blast

ALLENTOWN: Autopsies are expected Monday on the bodies of three men killed in a US car blast, a rare event which tight-lipped police called a criminal case. The explosion in Allentown, Pennsylvania late Saturday, turned the car into a fireball and before it was reduced to twisted metal. “It burst ...

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Indonesia scrambles to help quake-hit island as death toll tops 800

Indonesian authorities scrambled to get food, aid and equipment into quake-hit Sulawesi island on Monday as the death toll from the disaster soared to 832 and looked certain to rise as rescuers struggled to reach devastated outlying communities. Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of ...

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Kulsoom Nawaz passed away in London

LONDON: The funeral prayers of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, will be held in London on Thursday at a local mosque, the PML-N said on Twitter. Her “funeral prayers will be offered in Regent Park Islamic Centre at 12:15 PM on Thursday. “The body will then be ...

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Haqqani network founder dead

WASHINGTON: The founder of the Haqqani network, Jalaluddin Haqqani, is dead, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced. Haqqani, who had fought with Soviet troops, was reportedly ill for a long period of time. He was a member of Quetta Shura, a terrorist organisation comprising Afghan Talibanleaders, who are believed to be ...

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No way other than negotiations to solve Kashmir issue: Shah Mehmood

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stressed on Monday that Pakistan’s interests are the first priority as the foreign policy will begin and end at the country. Speaking at his maiden press conference in Islamabad, Qureshi maintained that Pakistan is facing immense challenges and the government is determined for ...

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