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Death toll in Russian apartment collapse rises to 33

Search crews in Russia pulled more bodies Wednesday from a huge pile of rubble where part of an apartment building collapsed, bringing the known death toll to 33 and the number of missing residents down to eight as the grim recovery work continued for a third night. A 3-year-old girl was among the latest victims of the collapse in the ...

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Donald Trump mocks PM Modi over Afghan library

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use. Trump brought up India’s aid during a rambling press appearance at a cabinet meeting as he defended his push for the United States to invest less overseas. While stating that he got along with Modi, Trump said ...

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China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ executed for murders

A Chinese serial killer convicted of murdering 11 girls and women between 1988 and 2002 has been executed. Gao Chengyong, dubbed “Jack the Ripper” by Chinese media, followed his victims home before robbing, raping and murdering them. He cut their throats and mutilated their bodies. Gao, a married father of two, was arrested in 2016 at the grocery store he ...

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Chang’e-4: China space mission lands on Moon’s far side

China says it has successfully landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, the first ever such landing. At 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT), the unmanned Chang’e-4 probe touched down in the South Pole-Aitken basin, state media said. It is carrying instruments to characterise the region’s geology, as well as a biological experiment. State media called the ...

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United beats Newcastle 2-0 for 4th win under Solskjaer

Photo: Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s first goal of the game against Newcastle United during a Premier League soccer match at St James’ Park, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Newcastle, England. Newcastle, Jan 3 : Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became only the second manager to win his first four matches in charge of Manchester ...

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Noakhali gang rape: AL leader arrested as prime suspect

The local Awami League leader of Subarnachar Upazila of Noakhali District and another suspect of the gang rape incident on election day have been arrested on Thursday. Ruhul Amin, a publication secretary of the ruling party at Subornachar Upazila, was detained from a poultry farm from Noakhali town at the wee hours of Thursday, confirmed police. Another suspect, ‘Bechu’, was ...

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Gazette for new MPs published

Dhaka, Jan 2 : The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday published the gazette listing the newly elected MPs of the 11th parliament. A letter was sent to the Parliament Secretary for taking necessary measures to organise the oath-taking ceremony, said EC Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed. The document was published with details of 298 MPs with the EC’s approval. Traditionally, the swearing-in ...

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Sonia Gandhi greets Sheikh Hasina on Awami League’s landslide victory

Chairperson of Indian Congress Parliamentary Party Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday congratulated Bangladesh Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on securing her party’s absolute victory in the 11th parliamentary elections.   “The Indian Congress Party leader sent a message to the prime minister greeting her, Bangladesh Awami League and the people of Bangladesh on securing her party’s landslide victory ...

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UK ticket-holder scoops £115m EuroMillions jackpot

A UK ticket-holder has scooped a jackpot of nearly £115m in the New Year’s Day EuroMillions draw. The National Lottery said the win is the fourth biggest in UK history and follows a series of big British lottery successes in recent years.   A further 10 UK players have each pocketed £1m after the Millionaire Maker codes on their tickets ...

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Death toll from Indonesia’s landslides rises to 15

Jakarta, Jan 2 : Indonesian disaster authorities have raised the death toll from landslides hitting Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday to 15, with 20 other people still missing, a government official said. Three villagers were injured when the natural disaster devastated Sinaresmi village of Sukabumi district, spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said late Tuesday ...

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