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Indian guru gets life sentence in murder of journalist

Photo: An Indian court has on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, sentenced the popular and flamboyant spiritual guru and three followers to life in prison for murdering a journalist 16 years ago after he published a letter in his newspaper alleging sexual exploitation of women by him. New Delhi, Jan 18 : An Indian court sentenced a popular and flamboyant spiritual ...

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21 dead in car bomb attack on Colombian police academy

  Colombia’ s government declared three days of mourning Thursday after at least 21 people died in a car bomb at a Bogota police cadet training academy, and 68 were wounded — the worst such incident in the city in 16 years. The defense ministry said the “terrorist act” was carried out using a vehicle packed with 80 kilograms (around ...

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1 dead, 9 trapped in avalanche at Khardung La pass in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh

One person died and nine were trapped under snow after an avalanche in Ladakh’s Khardung La pass on Friday morning. Rescue operations are underway and sources say some vehicles are also trapped, reports Hindustan Times. Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing heavy snowfall in the past few days. The Met department on Thursday issued an avalanche warning for nine districts ...

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Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

Photo: Family members including the mother of Abdalla, center, prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday’s attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Nairobi, Jan 17 : The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to ...

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India’s mega Hindu festival begins under cloud of toxic air

Photo: A thick layer of dust is seen over the tent city set up for the spiritual-cleansing Kumbh Festival in Prayagraj, India. Prayagraj, Jan 15 : Thousands of portable toilets line roads constantly swept clean, drinking water flows from newly installed taps, electric substations power a massive tent city and billboards encourage a “clean Kumbh,” an extension of Indian Prime ...

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U.S. government shutdown holds up FAA approval of aircraft, routes

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of aircraft such as Boeing’s (BA.N) MAX and new routes like Southwest Airline Co’s (LUV.N) Hawaii launch are on hold due to the U.S. government shutdown, delaying commercial operations. On Monday, Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) said its plans to launch service to Hawaii early this year are on hold because the FAA groups that oversee the ...

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Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

Photo: Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg attends his retrial at the Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in Dalian, northeastern China’s Liaoning province on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Toronto, Jan 15 : A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death in a sudden retrial of a drug smuggling case and Beijing said that it has denied a Canadian diplomatic immunity, ratcheting up ...

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US tells Saudis to hold ‘accountable’ killers of journalist

Photo: Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama, Bahrain. Riyadh, Jan 15 : U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he told the king and crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Monday that the Trump administration expects the kingdom to hold accountable “every single person” responsible for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed ...

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Storm punishes swath of US with snow, ice and freezing rain

Photo: Traffic moves along Pacific Street near its intersection with 189th Street as snow falls in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. New York, Jan 14 : A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled ...

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Australia set for May election after PM rules out early poll

Canberra, Jan 14 : Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out calling an early general election, setting the stage for the nation to go to the polls in May. Asked on Monday whether he had changed his mind on the election during his Christmas holidays and would call it for March, the PM answered “no.” “There are no changes ...

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