Saturday, 10 April 2021

AFP

At least 19 dead in unprecedented Iran floods

TEHRAN: Major floods across much of Iran have left 19 people dead and more than 90 injured, blocking roads and triggering landslides with warnings of more heavy rain to come, emergency services said Monday. Such a widespread flood threat is unprecedented in arid Iran, which until 2018 was dealing with ...

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Polls open in 1st Thai general election

BANGKOK: Polls opened for the first Thai election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected among a public who received a cryptic last-minute warning from the Thai king to support “good” leaders to prevent “chaos.” All television stations repeated the rare statement by King Maha Vajiralongkorn moments before ...

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US air strike killed 10 children in Afghanistan, says UN

KABUL: Ten children, part of the same extended family, were killed by a US air strike in Afghanistan, along with three adult civilians, the United Nations said. The air strike early on Saturday was part of a battle between the Taliban and combined Afghan and US forces that lasted about 30 ...

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Italy, China sign new ‘Silk Road’ protocol

ROME: Italy on Saturday signed a “non-binding” protocol with China to take part in Beijing’s new “Silk Road” of transport and trade links stretching from Asia to Europe. In doing so, Italy became the first G7 country to sign up for the massive project which has sparked unease 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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EU to offer UK two options for short Brexit delay

BRUSSELS: EU leaders agreed Thursday to offer British Prime Minister Theresa May two options to delay Brexit to avoid a damaging “no deal” on March 29, two European sources said. If the British parliament agrees May’s divorce deal in the next few days, the delay would be until May 22 ...

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Boeing 737 to get new warning light

NEW YORK: Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft will be outfitted with a warning light for malfunctions in the anti-stall system suspected in October’s fatal crash in Indonesia, an industry source told AFP. Known as a “disagree light,” this safety feature, which had previously been optional, will become standard and is among ...

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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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Picture of the week

A youth swings a flaming tyre as part of a tradition marking Clean Monday, the first day of Great Lent in the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church calendar, in the Romanian village of Poplaca. . A demonstrator offers a flower to a police officer as teachers and students take part in ...

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Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra in ‘Gangubai’

BOLLYWOOD: After getting a magical cast for his next titled ‘Inshallah’, maverick filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is on a roll. Recently, superstar Salman Khan announced ‘Inshallah’ with the director, stating that he is working with him after 20 long years. The movie also stars Alia Bhatt in the lead role. ...

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