Friday, 26 February 2021

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Death toll in China chemical plant blast jumps to 44

YANCHENG: The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China surged to 44 on Friday, making it one of the country’s worst industrial accidents in recent years. At least 90 other people were seriously injured in Thursday afternoon’s blast at the industrial park in Yancheng, ...

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Czech model trying to smuggle narcotics jailed in Pakistan

A Pakistani court has sentenced a 22-year-old Czech model to eight years and eight months in prison on charges of drug trafficking. The court in the eastern city of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, sentenced Tereza Hluskova on Wednesday. According to the court, Hluskova was arrested in possession of ...

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Dutch police arrest Utrecht shooting suspect

NETHERLANDS: Dutch police arrested the suspect in a shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht in which three people were killed, a police chief said. “We have just been informed that the suspect has been arrested,” Utrecht police chief Rob van Bree told a news conference. Police had ...

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‘Suspicious package’ shutters New Zealand’s Dunedin airport

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand police closed Dunedin airport late Sunday after a suspicious device was reported on the airfield. “Dunedin Airport is currently closed” a statement said. “Police are at the scene and specialist teams have been deployed to determine the nature of the package.” New Zealand is currently on a ...

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40 dead in terrorist attack at two Mosque shooting in Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says 40 people have died in the Christchurch shootings. Ten were killed at Linwood and 30 at the Deans Ave mosque near Hagley Park. A further 27 people were injured. Ardern said it was an “unprecedented” situation and described it as a terrorist attack. Those ...

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2-minutes late, lucky man escapes death in Ethiopian plane

LONDON: A Facebook post by a Greek man Antonis Mavropoulos on Sunday restored the faith of many people in God and his miracles. Mavropoulos was supposed to be a passenger aboard the Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing 737 that crashed on Sunday, March 10. The Ethiopian Airlines was heading from Addis Ababa, ...

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Indian Air Force’s MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan

RAJASTHAN: An Indian Air Force’s MiG-21 crashed in Rajasthan on Friday, Indian media reports said. The plane, a MiG-21 ‘Bison’, crashed after it reportedly hit a bird. The pilot ejected and is reportedly safe. The jet went down in Bikaner’s Shoba Sar ki Dhani area in the Indian state of ...

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Pakistan, India airports shut amid tension

KARACHI/NEW DELHI: Flight operations in Pakistan were partially restored on Wednesday evening, with the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi seeing two departures, the Pakistani airport regulator announced. The North East and North Western airspaces remain closed, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority said. Flights WY324 from Karachi to Muscat, and EK601 ...

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