Sunday, 17 February 2019
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Gas-line explosion in San Francisco sets building on fire

SAN FRANCISCO: An explosion on a gas line has set at least one San Francisco building on fire and is sending huge plumes of fire and smoke into the air, prompting evacuations of nearby buildings. Three-story flames could be seen leaping into the air in television images. Police spokesman Robert ...

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10 dead in Paris apartment block fire, police suspect arson

PARIS: At least 10 people died and 30 were injured in an overnight blaze at an apartment block in Paris that police suspect was deliberately started by a female resident, officials and firefighters said Tuesday. The fire on the upper floors of the building in rue Erlanger in the upmarket ...

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Death toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 134

BRASILIA: The toll from a dam collapse at a mine in southeast Brazil has risen to 134 deaths after more than a week of searches, with 199 missing, authorities said. The count showed the gradual recovery operation of bodies more than a week after the January 25 disaster at the ...

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US fake university sting angers India

WASHINGTON: India has made a diplomatic protest to the US after 129 Indian students were arrested for enrolling in a fake university. The University of Farmington, advertised as based in Michigan state, was run by undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security to expose “pay-to-stay” immigration fraud. Prosecutors say ...

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7 people die in train mishap in eastern India

BIHAR: At least Seven people were killed and several others injured when a train derailed in India’s eastern state of Bihar early on Sunday. According to official sources, the Delhi-bound train derailed in the Vaishali district of Bihar state when the driver of the ill-fated train was trying to change ...

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Eight dead in car bomb attack at Colombian police school

BOGOTA: A car bomb attack on a police cadet training school in the Colombian capital Bogota left at least eight people dead and 10 injured on Thursday, the defense ministry said. The attack happened at the General Francisco de Paula Santander Officer’s School in the south of Bogota during a ...

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Blast and gunfire around Nairobi luxury hotel

KENYA: A luxury hotel complex is under attack in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi۔ At least two blasts and gunfire were heard at the compound in the Westlands district of the city, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab claimed the attack but gave ...

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15 killed in cargo plane crash in northern Iran

TEHRAN: At least 15 people were killed in a Boeing 707 plane crash near Iran’s northern city of Karaj, the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) reported. Among the 15 killed, 14 men and one woman on board, 10 could be identified and five others need further genetic examinations, Hamid Davood ...

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Foreign consulates evacuated in Melbourne, Australia

MELBOURNE: Emergency services responded to multiple reports of suspicious packages found at multiple international consulates across Melbourne, Australia. Police in Australia reported that they were investigating suspicious packages sent to multiple embassies and consulates. “The packages are being examined by attending emergency services,” the Australian Federal Police said in a short statement without providing further ...

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At least 2 Killed as bomb detonates in Philippines

MANILA: A powerful blast detonated outside a shopping mall in the Philippines’ southern island of Mindanao, leaving at least two people dead and dozens injured, the Mindanao Examiner reported. The bomb was allegedly planted on a motorcycle taxi parked outside the shopping mall in Cotabato City, where people were buying ...

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