Friday, 18 January 2019

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Putin oversees successful test of Russian hypersonic missile

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin oversaw the successful test of a new Russian hypersonic missile system called Avangard which can carry nuclear and conventional warheads, the RIA news agency cited the Kremlin as saying. Putin remotely observed the test, which took place in the Russian Far East, from a Russian defense ...

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China: Hijacked bus crashes into pedestrians, 5 killed

LONGYAN: At least five people were killed after a hijacked bus crashed into pedestrians in China’s Longyan city. Twenty-one people have also been injured in the incident, Chinese media reported. The incident happened in the coastal south-eastern Fujian province. A man has been detained by the police. According to preliminary ...

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Trump honours fallen Pak-American Capt Humayun Khan

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump has signed a bill to honour fallen Muslim US Army Captain Humayun Khan, despite long-running fights with his father, a Pakistani-American lawyer, according to American media reports. The bill, filed by Congressman Tom Garrett in July 2017, renames a post office in Charlottesville, a ...

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Two arrests over London airport drone chaos as flights resume

GATWICK AIRPORT: Two people were arrested in connection with the “criminal use of drones” at London Gatwick Airport, police said Saturday, after three days of disruption affected tens of thousands of passengers during the pre-Christmas getaway. Drones were first sighted hovering around Britain’s second-busiest air hub on Wednesday, grinding the ...

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Governor of Mexican state dies in helicopter crash: reports

MEXICO-CITY: The governor of Mexico’s state of Puebla has died in a helicopter crash, local media report. Martha Erika Alonso, the governor of the Mexican state of Puebla, died on Monday in a helicopter crash, local media reported on Tuesday. Mexican Public Security Secretary Alfonso Durazo said that the crash had been caused by a technical ...

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German police find Daesh flag near suspected railway attack site

BERLIN: According to German police, a Daesh flag was found near the place of a suspected attack on a railway track in Berlin. The police said that, broken wires were found on the railway tracks and that near the site they found a Daesh flag with text in Arabic. Investigators are probing whether ...

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Pope calls out predators, nationalism and ‘insatiable greed’

PARIS: In reminding the faithful that their messiah was born into poverty and apparently stayed there his entire short life, Pope Francis I called for a focus on charity and compassion instead of what he referred to as the “insatiable greed” of global “consumerism.” In the traditional St. Peter’s Basilica ...

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Indian man loses UK citizenship after abusing child

LONDON: The man was convicted of raping a 7-year old child from his own family and now is to be deported back to India after being stripped of his British citizenship. An Indian man was convicted by a UK court for sexually abusing a 7-year old child from within his ...

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Australia to set up drone-identifying systems

CANBERRA-Sputnik: Drone “hot spots” in Australia are getting sensors to automatically identify the aircraft and their pilots. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Casa) said it would install the equipment at the nation’s airports starting next month. The monitors have been planned for some time, but come in the wake of ...

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