Saturday, 15 May 2021

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8 dead in gun battle between rival Indian political parties

NEW DELHI: At least eight persons were allegedly killed and several others injured and missing following a gun battle between West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP workers in West Bengal state, police and a local politician said on Sunday. At least 18 others were injured in the clashes ...

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German nurse who murdered 87 patients given life sentence

A court in the northwestern city of Oldenburg on Thursday found 42-year-old Niels Hoegel guilty of murdering 85 patients, aged 34 to 96, and sentenced him to life in prison. Niels Hoegel liked to bring about cardiac arrests in his patients by injecting them with overdoses of heart medication and ...

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Bangladesh charges 16 for burning school girl alive

DHAKA: The Bangladesh police on Wednesday sought the death penalty for the 16 people accused of killing a teenaged school girl who was burnt to death by her madrasa principal for reporting a sexual harassment case against him, according to a media report. Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 18, was set on ...

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Four troops killed in Ukraine helicopter crash

KIEV: An army helicopter has crashed in western Ukraine killing four servicemen, the military said on Thursday. The Mi-8 helicopter crashed in the western Rivne region during a training flight late Wednesday, killing three crew members and the commander of the 16th Separate Army Aviation Brigade of Ground Forces, a ...

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schoolgirl among two killed in Japan stabbing

JAPAN: A knife-wielding man has attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting for a bus in the Japanese city of Kawasaki near Tokyo. At least 18 people were injured in a residential area. Two of them, an 11-year-old girl and a 39-year-old man, have died. A suspect, a man in his ...

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Indonesia post-election protests leave six dead in Jakarta

JAKARTA: Six people have been killed and 200 injured during mass rallies in Jakarta against the re-election of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Indonesian police confirmed the death toll based on reports from hospitals. They said the cause of the deaths was being investigated. The national police chief has denied his ...

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Indian man jailed for stalking woman in UK

LONDON: An Indian man who stalked a woman over a period of 18 months after she attended to him just once in a shop in London has been jailed for 29 months. Rohit Sharma was jailed at Isleworth Crown Court in London on Wednesday after pleading guilty to stalking, harassment ...

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Eleven killed in shooting in bar in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO: Gunmen killed at least 11 people in a bar in northern Brazil on Sunday, officials said. The shooting took place in the city of Belem, the public safety department of northern Para state said.There was no immediate word on the motive of the shooting. The attackers fled ...

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France’s Macron party stretches lead in European elections

PARIS: Less than two weeks before voting begins, French President Emmanuel Macron’s the Republic on the Move (LREM) party consolidated its lead over its far-right rival Marine Le Pen for the due European elections, a poll released on Wednesday showed. The centrist ruling party list for the European contest, headed ...

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Fifth suspect arrested in foiled French attack plot

PARIS: French police arrested a 16-year-old in the eastern city of Strasbourg on Tuesday as part of an investigation into a suspected plot to attack security forces and possibly the presidential Elysee Palace, a judicial source told AFP. His arrest comes after three adults and another teenager were arrested on ...

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