Wednesday, 23 August 2017


17 dead as gunmen attack restaurant in West Africa


OUAGADOUGOU: Suspected militants killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital on Sunday, the communications’ minister said, as security forces at the scene tried to end the attack. “This is a terrorist attack,” Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou told a news ...

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Nepal Floods: Over 30 persons died, many missing

Nepal Floods

KATHMANDU:Constant rainfall In Nepal caused floods and landslides killing at least 36 people and 12 others went missing, according to official reports. Ministry of Home Affairs revealed that at least seven people were killed in Sunsari district of Nepal, Four persons killed in Sindhuli and others in Jhapa, Banke, Moranq ...

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Iran parliament seeks to boost missile funding


Iran’s parliament has overwhelmingly voted to increase spending on Tehran’s ballistic missile programme and the elite Revolutionary Guards in retaliation for new sanctions imposed by the United States. In a session on Sunday, a total of 240 politicians out of 244 present voted to allocate $520m to develop the country’s missile ...

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London Mayor launches bid to create world’s first National Park City


LONDON: Mayor Sadiq Khan has today unveiled the first London-wide Environment Strategy, featuring a new £9m ‘Greener City Fund’ to transform the capital into the world’s first ‘National Park City’. Speaking this morning in Hackney, Khan promised that by 2050 more than 50 per cent of London’s surface area would be ...

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Egypt train collision kills 36

Egypt train collision

ALEXANDRIA: At least 36 people were killed as two trains collided Friday outside the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said. The crash also injured 123 people, the ministry said in a statement. Footage on the ...

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Amir and Faryal, Back together


LONDON: The very public fallout between boxer Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom has taken another turn, as it now looks like the texts that ignited their split were fake. For context, Amir alleged on Twitter last week that Faryal was texting Anthony Joshua behind his back, something the ...

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Schoolgirl jailed after pouring acid into rival’s viola case


A “wicked” Scottish schoolgirl has been jailed over an acid attack that left another student scarred for life. Emily Bowen, 18, poured drain cleaner into a viola case owned by fellow student Molly Young in response to news that Molly was dating her former boyfriend. The incident left Molly with ...

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