Monday, 17 June 2019

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Boeing could be charged for not making 737 MAX safety upgrades standard

LONDON: After two deadly crashes in less than five months killed over 330, all Boeing 737 Max aircraft around the world have been grounded. New accusations against Boeing suggest that the firm could be vulnerable to lawsuits for disabling key safety features of the 737 MAX – including software integral to giving the pilot accurate ...

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The world’s happiest countries in 2019

HELSINKI: The United Nations published the report on the happiest countries on the eve of the International Happiness Day which is celebrated on March 20 every year. Finland ranked as the world´s happiest country for the second year running while war-torn South Sudan sank to the least contented in The ...

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Death toll in China chemical plant blast jumps to 44

YANCHENG: The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China surged to 44 on Friday, making it one of the country’s worst industrial accidents in recent years. At least 90 other people were seriously injured in Thursday afternoon’s blast at the industrial park in Yancheng, ...

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Venezuela’s interior minister says detained Guaido aide part of terrorist cell

CARACAS: Earlier in the day, a source in the Venezuelan police in Caracas told Russian news agency RIA Novosti that Venezuela’s intelligence service had detained two associates of the country’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido. Venezuelan Minister of Interior Nestor Reverol, during an appearance on state television, said that Roberto Marrero, an aide to the ...

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Five Birmingham mosques vandalised

BIRMINGHAM:  Five mosques in British city of Birmingham had their windows smashed with a sledgehammer overnight, prompting an anti-terror investigation and calls for more police protection ahead of Friday prayers. In one attack at the Witton Road Islamic Centre in Witton, seven windows and two doors were smashed up. The ...

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Czech model trying to smuggle narcotics jailed in Pakistan

A Pakistani court has sentenced a 22-year-old Czech model to eight years and eight months in prison on charges of drug trafficking. The court in the eastern city of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, sentenced Tereza Hluskova on Wednesday. According to the court, Hluskova was arrested in possession of ...

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Nowruz festival celebrated in Paris

UN: The festival of Nowruz celebrated at UNESCO headquarters in Paris to mark the beginning of the spring. The UNESCO delegations of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan organized the event to contribute to the cultural diversity and friendship among peoples and different ...

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Huge Wave Sweeps Away Tourist Posing On Cliff

JAKARTA: A dramatic video has captured the terrifying moment a huge wave swept away a tourist posing on a cliff. Footage currently going viral online shows a woman posing at Devil’s Tear on the Indonesian island of Nusa Lembongan, reports Shanghaiist. As she stands with her arms outstretched, a smile ...

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New Zealand PM calls for global anti-racism fight

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global fight to root out racist right-wing ideology following last week’s deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch. In one of her first interviews since then, she told the BBC that she rejected the idea that a rise in ...

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