Wednesday, 26 January 2022

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73 killed in Tezgam train inferno in Pakistan

LIAQUATPUR: The death toll from a fire in three bogies of a Tezgam train near Liaquatpur city jumped to 73 around 1pm, while many remain under critical condition, Rahim Yar Khan district government said on Thursday. About 40 people, including women and children, were injured, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin ...

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Syrian army, Turkish forces clash near border

ANKARA/AMMAN: Syrian army troops clashed with Turkish forces near the border town of Ras al Ain on Wednesday, Syrian state media reported, as Ankara said it reserved the right to launch another cross-border offensive against the Kurdish YPG militia. The state media gave no details but Turkish-backed rebels said similar, ...

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We are shocked and extremely disappointed: BCB President

DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), has conveyed their deepest frustration over the incident of country’s premier performer Shakib Al Hasan being banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC). BCB President Nazmul Hassan, MP said in a statement, “While the BCB is shocked and extremely disappointed that an experienced player like ...

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Microsoft says Russia-linked hackers target sports organizations

WASHINGTON: Microsoft Corp said it has tracked “significant” cyberattacks coming from a group it calls “Strontium” or “Fancy Bear”, targeting anti-doping authorities and global sporting organizations. The group, also called APT28, has been linked to the Russian government, Microsoft said in a blog post. At least 16 national and international ...

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France mosque shooting leaves 2 injured

An 84-year-old man has been arrested after he shot and wounded two people at a mosque in the southern French city of Bayonne on Monday, local media reported. The attacker, a former soldier, shot at people inside the mosque while they were praying, injuring two elderly men, who were taken ...

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Rose McGowan sues Harvey Weinstein

HOLLYWOOD actress Rose McGowan filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Harvey Weinstein and two of his former attorneys engaged in racketeering to silence her and derail her career before she accused him of rape. The suit filed in Los Angeles names as defendants Weinstein, attorneys David Boies and Lisa Bloom ...

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Tens of thousands march in Barcelona urging Spanish unity

BERCELONA : Tens of thousands of people marched in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the separatist movement in the northeastern Catalonia region that has created Spain’s worst political crisis in decades. Barcelona’s police said 80,000 people rallied, with many carrying Spanish and Catalan flags. One poster read in English: “We ...

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Mass blackout begins amid California wildfires

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CALIFORNIA:  Power cuts expected to affect more than two million people have begun in California as fires continue to surge. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) initiated the precautionary blackout – expected to be the largest in state history – due to forecasts of extreme winds, which it said could damage ...

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Two held for human trafficking over London truck deaths

LONDON: The police investigating the deaths of 39 people in a truck near London said they had arrested a man and a woman on Friday on suspicion of human trafficking amid signs that some of the dead may be Vietnamese. As forensic experts began the process of identifying the victims, ...

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India leave South Africa hurting with Test series sweep

RANCHI: Shahbaz Nadeem took the final two wickets in straight balls as India thrashed South Africa by an innings and 202 runs in the third Test on Tuesday to complete a 3-0 series rout. The day’s play lasted just 12 balls in a triumph emphatically ramming home India’s feat in ...

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