Monday, 19 February 2018

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Factbox: Major school shootings in the United States

shooter opened fire at florida high school

FLORIDA: A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets before being taken into custody by law enforcement, authorities said. The bloodshed was the latest outbreak of gun violence that has become a regular occurrence at ...

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Woman climbs into X-ray machine with handbag at train station

Woman climbs into X-ray machine with handbag train station

BEIJING: Have you ever anxious your belongings might be stolen when you go through security checks? According to Chinese media, the woman’s weird actions startled security officers at the Dongguan Railway Station in China’s southern Guangdong Province last Sunday (Feb 11). Images show the woman’s silhouette and heels as she ...

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17 killed in Florida school shooting by former student

Florida

PARKLAND: Authorities in Florida could offer no explanation Wednesday night as to why a former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a high school earlier that day, killing at least 17 people. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel identified the gunman as Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory ...

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South African president Zuma resigns

Jacob-Zuma

Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power In a 30-minute farewell address to the nation, 75-year-old Zuma said he disagreed with the way the ANC had shoved him ...

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Heathrow Airport serious crash kills worker

Heathrow Airport serious crash kills worker

LONDON: A “serious” crash at Heathrow Airport has left one worker dead and caused delays for hundreds of passengers. The Telegraph reports two vehicles collided on the airfield early Wednesday morning at the London international airport’s Terminal 5. Emergency teams rushed to the scene to treat two seriously injured workers. Officials said ...

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Libya: Truck carrying migrants overturns, At least 23 killed

Libya

TRIPOLI: At least 23 people have been killed when a truck carrying hundreds of migrants and refugees overturned in northwestern Libya, according to local media reports. Somali and Eritrean nationals were reportedly among those killed in Wednesday’s road accident, which occured some 60km south of the town of Bani Walid. ...

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Faryal spends Valentine’s Day alone

Faryal Makhdoom

LONDON: British Pakistani star boxer Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom have had a whirlwind of a relationship but all the drama was eventually put to rest after the boxer shared an Instagram post confirming the two had worked things out. However, it seems like Khan is not done with his ...

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UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wow Edinburgh

Harry Meghan

EDINBURGH: Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle, who was dressed in a Scottish tartan coat, were welcomed enthusiastically in Edinburgh on Tuesday on an official joint visit to Scotland ahead of their marriage in May. Crowds who had waited hours in the cold outside Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the ...

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UK judge denies repeal of Julian Assange arrest warrant

Julian Assange

LONDON: British authorities are waning in their toleration of programmer and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since being granted asylum to Ecuador in 2012. On Feb. 13, Judge Emma Arbuthnot upheld Assange’s arrest warrant for the second time in a week. “[Assange] is ...

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Jim Mattis to press European allies on military spending

Jim Mattis

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will press European allies on Wednesday to stick to a promise to increase military budgets as the United States offers an increase in its own defense spending in Europe. For the first time, NATO countries have submitted plans to show how they will reach ...

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