Saturday, 15 May 2021

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41 dead in Russian plane after crash-lands in Moscow

MOSCOW: Forty-one people including at least two children have died after a Russian passenger plane made an emergency landing and erupted in a huge ball of fire and black smoke at Moscow s busiest airport on Sunday, investigators said. Dramatic footage that went viral on social media showed Aeroflot s ...

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Dozens hurt in deadly Venezuela clashes

CARACAS: A woman was shot dead and dozens injured in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, in clashes between opposition supporters and pro-government forces. The military fired tear gas and water cannon amid rival demonstrations. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for those responsible for the death of a 27-year-old woman to be ...

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16 Indian commandos killed in Maoist attack

MUMBAI: A suspected bomb attack by Maoist rebels killed 16 Indian elite commandos on Wednesday, police said, the latest incident of election-time violence in a decades-long insurgency. “Maoists attacked a team of commandos travelling in a private vehicle to inspect an earlier attack. So far 16 men have died,” an ...

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Dozens missing in collapse at Myanmar jade mine

NAY PYI TAW: More than 50 people went missing after a landslide hit major jade mining area in the country’s northern Kachin state, an official said. The accident occurred near Maw Wun kalay village in Hpakant Township when a mud-filter pond, situated in an old mining site, collapsed last night ...

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6.1 strong earthquake hits Taiwan

TAIPEI: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan, the US Geological Survey said, disrupting traffic and injuring 17 people. In the capital Taipei, highrises swayed while some panicked schoolchildren fled their classrooms in eastern Yilan county, according to reports. The quake was felt across the island and a highway connecting Yilan and ...

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Paris: Fire ravages world heritage Notre Dame Cathedral

PARIS: The roof of world famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris fell to the ground on Monday when a massive fire ripped through the building. The church not only houses many historical artifacts and artwork but is itself history incarnated. The cathedral is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site ...

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Julian Assange arrested in London

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s nearly seven-year stay at Ecuador’s embassy in London came to an abrupt end on Thursday when police entered the building and arrested him after Ecuador withdrew his asylum. Assange has been living at the embassy in London’s plush Knightsbridge district since 2012 when he sought ...

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Abducted American tourist, tour guide in Uganda rescued

KAMPALA: An American tourist and her tour guide, who were abducted in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park on April 2, have been rescued by security forces, a government spokesperson has confirmed. “Both were rescued from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are safely back in Kanungu district in Uganda,” ...

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High alert in Tripoli after renegade leader orders advance

TRIPOLI: Libya’s internationally-backed government is deploying forces in and around the capital, Tripoli, after renegade General Khalifa Haftar on Thursday ordered his eastern military forces to advance on the city, sparking fears of a major showdown with rival militias. The UN Security Council has called for an emergency meeting on ...

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