Thursday, 22 August 2019

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Pakistani teacher booked for making student eat grass

A Pakistani school teacher has been booked for allegedly forcing a minor boy to eat grass for failing to study a lesson, a media report said on Wednesday. The incident happened at the Government Primary school of Punjab’s Lodhran district on Monday where the seven-year-old student was forced to either ...

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Bangladesh charges 16 for burning school girl alive

DHAKA: The Bangladesh police on Wednesday sought the death penalty for the 16 people accused of killing a teenaged school girl who was burnt to death by her madrasa principal for reporting a sexual harassment case against him, according to a media report. Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 18, was set on ...

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Four troops killed in Ukraine helicopter crash

KIEV: An army helicopter has crashed in western Ukraine killing four servicemen, the military said on Thursday. The Mi-8 helicopter crashed in the western Rivne region during a training flight late Wednesday, killing three crew members and the commander of the 16th Separate Army Aviation Brigade of Ground Forces, a ...

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Iran was ‘almost certainly’ behind attacks on UAE ships: Bolton

WASHINGTON: According to Bolton, the tankers which witnessed explosions two weeks ago off the coast of Fujairah, UAE were damaged by “naval mines almost certainly from Iran”. Previously, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the same charges, claiming that Tehran might be behind the incident. The Islamic Republic, however, repeatedly denied the allegations, stressing that ...

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Vietnamese man jailed for plotting terror attack

HANOI: A Vietnamese man has been sentenced to six years in jail for terrorism and weapons possession after he was convicted for smuggling a cache of guns into the country from Cambodia, a court official said. Terror-related crimes are rare in the one-party communist state, where a hardline administration in ...

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Rise in attacks on Afghan schools alarming: UNICEF

KABUL: A latest UNICEF report has pointed out alarming rise in the attacks on schools in the war-torn Afghanistan. The report released on Tuesday has counted around 200 attacks on schools last year alone, thereby cutting children’s access to education amid worsening security situation. Attacks on schools have surged from ...

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Yellow vest protest in Brussels turns violent: 350 detained

BRUSSELS : A yellow vest protest march was taken over by black-hooded demonstrators and turned violent in Brussels, forcing authorities to detain a few hundred people. The yellow vest demonstration was intended to be against social injustice on the day of European Parliament elections. But it degenerated into disorder, with ...

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schoolgirl among two killed in Japan stabbing

JAPAN: A knife-wielding man has attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting for a bus in the Japanese city of Kawasaki near Tokyo. At least 18 people were injured in a residential area. Two of them, an 11-year-old girl and a 39-year-old man, have died. A suspect, a man in his ...

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Japanese man dies inflight after eating 246 cocaine packets

MEXICO CITY: Mexican prosecutors say a Japanese man who died aboard an airliner shortly after takeoff from Mexico City had ingested 246 packets of cocaine and went into cardiac arrest from a drug overdose. Sunday’s statement was issued by the attorney general’s office for the northern state of Sonora, where ...

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