Saturday, 20 April 2019

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Quetta bomb blast leaves 20 dead, 30 injured

QUETTA: At least 20 people were killed and over 45 others were injured in a suicide attack targeting members of the minority Shia Hazara community in Quetta’s Hazarganji market on Friday. The attack claimed the lives of nine Hazara and one Frontier Corps (FC) soldier who was deputed for the ...

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Julian Assange arrested in London

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s nearly seven-year stay at Ecuador’s embassy in London came to an abrupt end on Thursday when police entered the building and arrested him after Ecuador withdrew his asylum. Assange has been living at the embassy in London’s plush Knightsbridge district since 2012 when he sought ...

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Five miners killed as landslides hit central Indonesia

AKARTA: Five bodies have been retrieved from the affected areas and two others sustained injuries after landslides hit a pearl mining in South Kalimantan province of central Indonesia, a disaster agency official said here on Wednesday. The disaster took place when miners were mining pearl at the traditional mine in ...

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German police raid NGO offices for alleged Hamas ties

BERLIN: German police raided offices of several non-governmental organizations, alleging that they provided support to the Palestinian resistance group Hamas. Around 90 properties across Germany, including offices of WWR Help und Ansaar International, were searched by the police, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. “There are indications that they ...

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Remarkable image of black hole released

An international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics – the first-ever photo of a black hole – using a global network of telescopes to gain insight into celestial objects with gravitational fields so strong no matter or light can escape. The research was conducted by the Event ...

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Netanyahu wins re-election with parliamentary majority

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli national election, securing a record fifth term in office despite running neck in neck with his challenger Benny Gantz, the country’s three main television channels said on Wednesday. With 97 percent of the votes counted, neither of the candidates’ parties had ...

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Three US soldiers, contractor killed in Afghanistan

KABUL: An attack outside Kabul, Afghanistan, has killed three US service members and one American contractor, according to the US military. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack. US Forces-Afghanistan spokesman Army Col. David Butler told VOA a vehicle-borne bomb exploded near a convoy on a security patrol near ...

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Japanese military found F-35 debris, pilot still missing

TOKYO: An F-35 A stealth fighter belonging to the Japan Air Self-Defence Force’s (JASDF) fleet reportedly disappeared from radars on Tuesday, 135 kilometers (84 miles) east of the Misawa Air Base located in the country’s northern Aomori prefecture. The JASDF said Wednesday it has found what could be debris from the ...

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Abducted American tourist, tour guide in Uganda rescued

KAMPALA: An American tourist and her tour guide, who were abducted in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park on April 2, have been rescued by security forces, a government spokesperson has confirmed. “Both were rescued from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are safely back in Kanungu district in Uganda,” ...

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Tens of thousands protest climate change in Switzerland

GENEVA: Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in several Swiss cities against climate change, the Swiss news agency Keystone-ATS reported. Around 50,000 marched in all, the news agency report estimated, including 15,000 in Zurich and up to nine thousand in the capital Berne and in Lausanne. “It s about knowing if ...

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