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Myanmar Pilot lands plane without front wheels

A Myanmar pilot safely landed a jet without front wheels after the landing gear failed to deploy. The Myanmar National Airlines plane skidded down the runway at Mandalay airport before grinding to a stop. The pilot of the Embraer 190 was praised for the landing, in which none of the 89 passengers was hurt.Captain Myat Moe Aung circled the airport ...

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Former journalist and advisor to Afghan Parliament shot dead in Kabul

A former journalist who worked for the Afghan parliament was shot and killed in Kabul on Saturday, an official said, in the latest brazen attack to rock Afghanistan’s capital. Mena Mangal was well known in Kabul circles for her work presenting shows on several television networks, before she left journalism to become a cultural advisor to parliament. According to interior ...

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Pakistan attack: Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Balochistan

Three gunmen who stormed a five-star hotel in the restive Pakistani province of Balochistan, killing at least one guard, have been shot dead by security forces, officials say. The attack and subsequent siege, which targeted the Zaver Pearl-Continental Hotel in the strategic port city of Gwadar, lasted several hours. A hotel spokesman said there were no guests and few staff ...

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Albanian opposition clash with police at anti-govt rally

Photo: Flames from a petrol bomb thrown toward a police line blocking protesters taking part in an anti-government rally in Tirana, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Protesters demand the Socialist government to resign and call an early parliamentary election. Albania, May 12 : Thousands of supporters of the Albania’s center-right opposition protested in Tirana Saturday, calling for the left-wing government to ...

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Polish nationalists protest US over Holocaust claims

Photo: Thousands of Polish nationalists march to the U.S. Embassy, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Poland, May 12 : Thousands of Polish nationalists marched to the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Saturday, protesting that the U.S. is putting pressure on Poland to compensate Jews whose families lost property during the Holocaust. The protest took place amid a dramatic rise ...

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Why it’s more than just seven Lok Sabha seats at stake in Delhi

After a bruising campaign that saw Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal taking each other on, electioneering came to an end in Delhi on Friday. On Sunday, 1.4 crore Delhiites are expected to vote for seven Lok Sabha members, reports Times of India. The campaigning had its usual high and lows, but touched the dregs with the ...

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65 drown as migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia

At least 65 migrants have died after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean off the coast of Tunisia, the UN refugee agency says. Sixteen people were rescued, UNHCR said in a statement. Survivors say the boat left Zuwara in Libya on Thursday and ran into trouble during strong waves.About 164 people died on the route between Libya and Europe in ...

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US-China talks break up after US raises tariffs

Photo: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, second from left, and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, right, speak with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, left, as he departs the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington, Friday, May 10, 2019. Washington, May 11 : Trade talks between the U.S. and China broke up Friday with no agreement, hours after ...

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US moving Patriot missile battery to Mideast to counter Iran

Photo: Worshippers chant slogans against the United States and Israel during a rally after Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 10, 2019. Washington, May 11 : The U.S. will move a Patriot missile battery into the Middle East to counter threats from Iran, the Pentagon said Friday, reflecting ongoing concerns that Tehran may be planning to attack America forces ...

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IS claims responsibility for Iraq blast that killed 8

Photo: Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 9, 2019. An Iraqi security official says a suicide bomber has attacked a marketplace in Baghdad’s Sadr City suburb, killing and wounding civilians . Baghdad , May 10 : The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing ...

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