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Explosion outside Kabul University kills 6, wounds 27

Photo: Workers clean the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, July 19, 2019. Kabul, Jul 19 : A powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least six people and wounding 27, according to police and health officials. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest to ...

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Death toll crosses 250 in South Asia floods

Children have been swept away by floodwaters and others killed in landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains across south Asia as the death toll passed 250 Wednesday, with authorities bracing for worse weather in some regions. The annual deluge is crucial to replenishing water supplies in the impoverished region, but the downpour from June to September often turns deadly.Across India, ...

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Kyoto Animation fire: Twelve dead after suspected arson attack

At least 12 people have died and dozens are injured in a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan, local emergency officials have said. Local media quoted police as saying a man broke into the Kyoto Animation Co studio on Thursday morning and sprayed an unidentified liquid around.Some 30 people still remain unaccounted for, reported broadcaster NHK. ...

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14 dead in Mumbai building collapse

The death toll in the Kesarbai building collapse rose to 14 on Wednesday as rescue operations continued for the second day after the 100-year-old structure crumbled to the ground in the Dongri area of Maharashtra’s Mumbai on Tuesday. Among the 14 dead are two minors whose bodies were recovered from under the debris early on Wednesday. The death toll is ...

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U.S. to raise bar for “made in America” products

Washington, July 16 : U.S. President Donald Trump ordered Monday that only products with more than 55 percent made in the United States may be considered “made in America,” eyeing to raise the bar to 75 percent in the future. Speaking at the Made in America product showcase at the White House, Trump told a group of U.S. manufacturers that ...

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7 dead in building collapses, rescue operation underway in India

At least seven people died after a guest house building collapsed owing to heavy rains in Solan district in Himachal Pradesh. The deceased include one civilian and six Army personnel. Some Army personnel are also said to be trapped under the debris of the building. The building that collapsed in Kumarhatti was a ‘Dhaba’. The rescue teams are carrying out ...

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15 dead, 133 buildings collapse in heavy rains in India’s Uttar Pradesh

At least 15 people were killed as 14 districts in Uttar Pradesh witnessed torrential rains and thunderstorms in the last four days. According to a report in news agency ANI, 15 people died, 23 animals were killed, while 133 buildings collapsed due to rain-related incidents from July 9 to 12.Rains lashed large part of eastern and western Uttar Pradesh where ...

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Death toll in Pakistan train collision rises to 23

The death toll from a train collision in central Pakistan rose to 23 on Friday after several people succumbed to their injuries overnight, officials said. The incident took place Thursday in Rahim Yar Khan district in Punjab province when a passenger train coming from the eastern city of Lahore rammed into a goods train that had stopped at a crossing. ...

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Hong Kong protests augur murky outlook for financial hub

Photo: Riot police prevent people, some are mainland Chinese tourists, from crossing a street during a face-off with protesters at the Mongkok, a popular place with mainland Chinese tourists in Hong Kong. Hong Kong, Jul 13 : It’s still the world’s “freest” economy, one of the biggest global financial centers and a scenic haven for tycoons and tourists, but the ...

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Somalia extremist attack in port city of Kismayo kills 10

Mogadishu, Jul 13 : At least 10 people, including two journalists, were killed in an extremist attack Friday on a hotel in the port city of Kismayo, a Somali official said. Abdi Ahmed, a local district official, told The Associated Press the death toll may rise as fighting is continuing inside the Asasey Hotel between the extremist gunmen and security ...

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