Sunday, 21 April 2019

News

Huge explosion hits Sweden, several reportedly injured

According to the newspaper Aftonbladet, several people were wounded by a massive blast in the Swedish capital on Wednesday night. The police received some calls overnight from people reporting loud banging noises in Vinsta in the western part of Stockholm, representative of the Swedish police Fredrik Andersson stated. According to him, the blast occurred at 1:00 AM ...

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Indian pilot released by Pakistan rejoins his fighting squadron

NEW DELHI: A JF-17 fighter jet was reportedly shot down on 27 February by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman before he was captured by Pakistani forces in a dogfight between Indian and Pakistani jets. He was released under the Geneva Convention rules. Given a period of leave to spend time with ...

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1600 Hotel Guests In South Korea Secretly Filmed, Live-Streamed

SEOUL: Around 1,600 people have been illegally filmed in their hotel rooms across South Korea and there footage has been live-streamed online as part of a major illegal spy-cam scandal uncovered by the South Korean police, according to a report. The scandal involves 42 rooms in 30 accommodations in 10 ...

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At least 19 dead in unprecedented Iran floods

TEHRAN: Major floods across much of Iran have left 19 people dead and more than 90 injured, blocking roads and triggering landslides with warnings of more heavy rain to come, emergency services said Monday. Such a widespread flood threat is unprecedented in arid Iran, which until 2018 was dealing with ...

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Polls open in 1st Thai general election

BANGKOK: Polls opened for the first Thai election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected among a public who received a cryptic last-minute warning from the Thai king to support “good” leaders to prevent “chaos.” All television stations repeated the rare statement by King Maha Vajiralongkorn moments before ...

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India records 2.15m new TB patients in 2018

MUMBAI: India notified 2.15 million new tuberculosis patients in 2018, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has said. The ministry said in a release on Sunday, the World TB Day, that the initiatives taken by the public and private sector have resulted in an increase from 25 percent to ...

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Trump signs US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a border area seized from Syria in 1967. “This was a long time in the making,” Trump said alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House. US recognition for Israeli control over ...

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