Monday, 19 February 2018


71 dead in Russian plane crash outside Moscow

MOSCOW: A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed near Moscow on Sunday minutes after taking off, killing everyone on board in one of the country’s worst-ever aviation disasters. Investigators said the Antonov An-148 plane went down in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow at 2.48pm after taking ...

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India arrests air force officer suspected of spying for Pakistan

India arrests air force officer suspected of spying for Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Friday said it has arrested Indian Air Force (IAF) Group Captain Arun Marwaha on charges of espionage for allegedly passing secret information to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, IANS reported. “He was arrested on Wednesday after a case was registered against him under the Official Secrets ...

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Violent protests in Bangladesh after Khaleda Zia verdict


DHAKA: Violent protests have taken place across Bangladesh after former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years in jail. She was found guilty of embezzling money meant for an orphanage, a charge she had consistently dismissed as politically motivated. The Bangladesh Police have detained at ...

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Pakistan to Trump: Pay for Our Border Fence to Reduce Terrorism


A Pakistani soldier keeps vigil next to a newly fenced border fencing along Afghan border at Kitton Orchard Post in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal agency.   ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is pushing for the completion of a fence along its disputed border with Afghanistan – and it wants the U.S. to help ...

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Grenfell Tower Fraudster jailed for 21 months

Grenfell Tower

LONDON: In June 2017 a fire broke out in Grenfell Tower, a 23-story apartment block in London, rapidly turning into an inferno which killed 70 people and an unborn baby. In the chaos one man lied to the authorities, claiming his wife and son had died in the blaze. Anh ...

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Indian women allegedly robbed of her kidney by husband


BANGAL: In what can only be described as some serious next level patriarchal bullshit, an Indian woman recently discovered that one of her kidneys had gone missing. The most likely culprit? Her husband. The BBC reports that a West Bengal woman’s husband arranged to have her appendix removed, several years ...

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1,800 year old mosaic uncovered at Caesarea

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JERUSALEM: Israeli archaeologists uncovered a rare 1,800-year-old Roman mosaic in the Caesarea National Park dating between the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD and the equivalent of an ancient shopping mall. The excavation is part of the reconstruction work at the Crusaders-era entrance bridge to the port city and part of ...

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Rescuers brave aftershocks to pull bodies from tilting Taiwan tower


HUALIEN: Taiwanese rescuers Thursday braved aftershocks coursing through a dangerously leaning apartment block that was partially toppled by a deadly earthquake, as their search for survivors uncovered three more bodies. At least 10 people have now been confirmed killed by the 6.4-magnitude quake that struck the popular eastern tourist city ...

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Canada orders review of deal to sell helicopters to Philippines

Canada Philippines

Just one day after signing a $233 million agreement to sell 16 helicopters to the Philippines , the Canadian government on Wednesday ordered a review of the deal amid concerns the aircraft could be used to fight rebels. Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said that the deal – formally signed on ...

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Verdict in Bangladesh Former PM Graft Case: Dhaka to be Delinked


DHAKA: Law enforcers have taken a series of measures to prevent BNP supporters from entering the capital so they cannot gather on the streets centring on tomorrow’s expected verdict in a corruption case against Khaleda Zia. Bangladesh braced for possible unrest ahead of a court verdict in the corruption trial ...

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