Saturday, 15 May 2021

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Son of Australian police chief, US girlfriend found dead in Canada

TORONTO: Two homicide victims found this week in western Canada were the son of a high-ranking Australian police official and the young man´s US girlfriend, Canadian police said. The bodies of Lucas Robertson Fowler, a 23-year-old Sydney native, and Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, from the US state of North Carolina, ...

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Japan ‘hell’ fire killed dozens trying to escape

KYOTO (AFP) – Details emerged Friday of a horrifying inferno that tore through a Japanese animation firm and killed dozens, with people jumping out of the three-storey building and others trapped in a staircase unable to escape. Eyewitnesses described a fire that was like “looking at hell,” after a man ...

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Frankfurt returns to normal after WWII bomb defused

FRANKFURT: Thousands of residents in German city Frankfurt were free to return to their homes after authorities reported that an unexploded World War II bomb found close to the European Central Bank headquarters had been defused. “We did it! The World War II bomb in the Ostend neighbourhood has been ...

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India recovers 13 bodies after monsoon dam breach

MUMBAI: Thirteen bodies have been recovered in western India after the heaviest monsoon rains in a decade breached a dam and caused mayhem in Mumbai, authorities said Thursday. Eleven people were still missing after the dam in Ratnagiri, around 275 kilometres (170 miles) south of Mumbai, burst on Wednesday and ...

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Hong Kong police retake parliament from protesters

HONG KONG police fired tear gas Tuesday to regain control of the city’s parliament after thousands of protesters occupied and ransacked the assembly in an unprecedented display of defiance on the anniversary of the territory’s handover to China. The financial hub has been rocked by three weeks of huge demonstrations ...

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Passenger Plane crash in Texas kills 10 people

WA small twin-engine passenger plane crashed in Texas in the United States on Sunday, killing 10 people, officials said. “The Dallas County Medical Examiner has confirmed 10 fatalities and no survivors,” a spokeswoman for the town of Addison told AFP. The plane was heading for St. Petersburg, Florida and was ...

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Images of drowned Salvadoran migrant and 2-year-old child stir outrage

CIUDAD VICTORIA (MEXICO) – Shocking images of a drowned Salvadoran migrant and his two-year-old daughter who died while trying to cross the Rio Grande river from Mexico to the United States have sparked outrage, underscoring the dangers faced by asylum-seekers. Twenty-five-year-old Oscar Martinez Ramirez fled El Salvador with his 21-year-old ...

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French mosque shooting: Gunman wounds two including Imam

BREST: A gunman opened fire outside a mosque in northwestern France on Thursday, wounding the local imam and another person, before fleeing the scene and later being found dead, officials said. It was not immediately clear what motivated the incident in the port city of Brest in Brittany, but Interior ...

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Russian plane makes emergency landing, Two killed

MASCOW: Two people were killed and seven injured when an Antonov An-24 passenger plane made an emergency landing at a regional airport in Russia’s Buryatia republic, in Siberia, on Thursday, the area’s emergency situations ministry said. There were 46 people, including four crew, on board the plane, which was en ...

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