Saturday, 15 May 2021

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Tube fire at Oxford Circus leaves two people in hospital

LONDON: Two people were taken to hospital after a fire broke out on a train at a Tube station. An electrical fault caused grey smoke to billow out of the Bakerloo line train as passengers stood in dark, smoke-filled carriages covering their faces with items of clothing. People waiting on ...

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South Africa’s President Zuma faces no-confidence vote

SOUTH Africa’s President Zuma faces a motion of no-confidence as MPs vote in a secret ballot shortly. Opposition parties believe that MPs from the governing African National Congress (ANC) would be more likely to vote against the president if their vote is secret. Protests have broken out in Johannesburg, Pretoria ...

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Pak-Iran relations will strengthen: Hassan Rouhani

TEHRAN: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani met newly elected Iranian Presdient Hassan Rouhani in Tehran and exchanged views on matters of mutual interest and security situation of the region. According to Senate secretariat, Rabbani while talking on four-point agenda said that Pakistan wishes to enhance coordination, economic cooperation, security issues ...

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Floods in Vietnam kill 26, damage estimated at $41 million

HANOI: Floods in northern Vietnam have killed 26 people and washed away hundreds of homes over the past week, causing damage estimated at more than 940 billion dong ($41 million), the government’s disaster agency said on Monday. Fifteen people were still missing and the search had been hampered by damage ...

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Bomb blast at US mosque

WASHINGTON: An explosion struck a mosque on Saturday in the city of Minneapolis when worshipers were preparing for morning prayers, damaging the imam’s office but did not cause any injuries, a news report said. According to the report in online Politico magazine, someone apparently threw the bomb through a window ...

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Elephants, tigers kill one human a day in India

NEW DELHI: Endangered elephants and tigers are killing one person a day in India as humans put a growing squeeze on their habitat, according to new government figures. But man is in turn killing a leopard a day as the man-animal tussle for space reaches new heights. India has lost ...

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Kashmir: Top Kashmiri commander death sparks protests

SRINAGAR: The killing of a top Kashmiri commander and his comrade by New Delhi forces has sparked massive protests and violent clashes across the Indian-controlled Himalayan valley. Police spokesman Manoj Pandita said on Tuesday that Abu Dujana, of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group, was gunned down with an accomplice during a ...

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Rouhani officially begins second term, slams US sanctions

TEHRAN: Iranians President Hassan Rouhani vowed to keep up his efforts to end Iran’s isolation as he was sworn in by the Islamic republic’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei following his re-election in May, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill increasing sanctions against the Islamic Republic. ...

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Abbasi picked as interim PM of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz has selected Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to be the interim prime minister of the country. The decision was made by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during an informal consultative meeting of the party. According to media reports, Abbasi ...

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