Wednesday, 3 March 2021

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7.4 magnitude quake rocks southern Mexico, 6 killed

LA CRUCECITA: A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck southern Mexico`s Pacific coast, killing at least six people and cutting off isolated villages, as well as causing damage to buildings hundreds of miles away in Mexico City. The fatalities were near the quake`s centre in Oaxaca, a mountainous state known ...

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Police say 2 dead and 7 wounded in North Carolina shooting

CHARLOTTE: Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in a shooting in North Carolina’s largest city, police said. Charlotte police initially tweeted early Monday that one person had been pronounced dead at the scene and several others had gunshot wounds, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings told reporters ...

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WHO calls for a rapid increase dexamethasone production

LONDON: The World Health Organization called for a rapid increase in production of the steroid dexamethasone, after British clinical trials found it had life-saving potential for critically-ill coronavirus patients. Researchers led by a team from the University of Oxford administered dexamethasone to more than 2,000 severely ill patients hospitalised with ...

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Mysterious ‘UFO’ captures imaginations in Japan

TOKYO: It’s hardly the stuff of little green men, but a mysterious balloon-like object seen floating across the skies of northern Japan has captured national attention, even prompting questions to the government. The unidentified flying object was first spotted on Wednesday morning when residents in northern Sendai city took to ...

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20 Indian soldiers killed in border clashes with China

SRINAGAR: The Indian army said on Tuesday that 20 of its soldiers were killed in clashes with Chinese troops at a disputed border site, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff in the western Himalayas. In a statement, the army said that 17 critically injured Indian troops succumbed to ...

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Postmortem report confirms Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide

BOLLYWOOD: The postmortem report of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has confirmed that he committed suicide. Abhishek Trimukhe, Deputy Commissioner of Police said, “Provisional post-mortem report has been submitted by doctors at Bandra Police Station. Team of three doctors has conducted the autopsy of Sushant Singh Rajput. The provisional cause ...

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Man charged with videotaped poisoning of homeless people

LOS ANGELES: A California man has been arrested on charges he poisoned eight homeless people by giving them food laced with a caustic substance derived from hot chili peppers in a string of attacks videotaped for his own enjoyment, prosecutors said. William Robert Cable, 38, a handyman from the northern ...

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