Wednesday, 3 March 2021

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India state records 36,749 lightning strikes in 13 hours

ANDHRA PRADESH: The southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh recorded 36,749 lightning strikes in just a 13-hour period on Tuesday, officials say. The number is unusually high and the result of “extreme weather patterns”, according to the state disaster management authority. Nine people, including a nine-year-old girl, have been killed ...

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Russia, Pakistan ‘keen to expand military ties’

Gen Qamar meets Col-Gen Salyukov at Kremlin Palace after arriving in Moscow.  ISPR MOSCOW: Russia on Tuesday said Pakistan is a ‘geo-strategically important’ country and “it is keen to expand its existing military-to-military cooperation” in a significant development at a time when Islamabad’s relationship with Washington continues to deteriorate. The ...

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Missing pensioner’s body found on coast

A pensioner’s body has been found on the coast in the Highlands. Phylis Robyn had been reported missing on Saturday. The 78-year-old’s body was discovered on the shoreline at Lonemore, near Gairloch. Police Scotland said there are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal. ...

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Merkel condemns attack on 2 Jewish men in Berlin

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday sharply condemned a street assault in Berlin on two young men wearing Jewish skullcaps that has stoked the debate about anti-Semitism in the country. A video of the attack Tuesday showing one of the victims being whipped with a belt quickly went viral. ...

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At least four killed after rebel-army gun battle in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian-administered Kashmir – Four civilians and an Indian soldier were killed in a gun battle in southern Kashmir, sparking mass protests across the region in which dozens were wounded during clashes with security forces. Inspector General of Police told the civilians were killed in the crossfire after soldiers confronted ...

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Two killed in shooting at Central Michigan University

MOUNT PLEASANT: Two people have been shot dead on the campus of Central Michigan University in the US state of Michigan – and police say the suspect is still at large. “There has been a report of shots fired at Campbell Hall on campus. Suspect is still at large, police ...

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Powerful earthquake hits central Papua New Guinea

A magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck south-west of Porgera on early Monday morning. (Geoscience Australia Earthquakes)   WELLINGTON: A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea’s Southern Highlands province, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, prompting oil and gas companies to immediately suspend operations in the energy-rich interior. The tremor hit near ...

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British teen skier dies after falling from cliff in French Alps

PARIS: A 13-year-old British boy has died after falling from a cliff in the French Alps while his 10-year-old brother survived, authorities say. The local gendarmerie said overnight searches by about 30 police and mountain rescue officers led to discovering the children early on Sunday at the foot of a ...

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Suicide attack at Montenegro US embassy

PODGORICA: An attacker has hurled an explosive device at the US embassy in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica and then killed himself with another bomb, the Montenegrin government says. Both devices were probably hand grenades, the first thrown into the embassy yard and the second, which killed the attacker, in the ...

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Pakistan’s top court rules against disqualified PM

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has announced the verdict on Election Act 2017 earlier on Wednesday and has declared that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was ineligible to head the PML-N, his own political party. The Supreme Court ruled that a person disqualified under Article 62 and 63 of ...

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