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Chinese passenger jet crash-lands at Manila airport

The plane sits on the grassy portion of the runway of Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Photo, collected) A XiamenAir plane had a rough landing Thursday at Manila International Airport when it skidded off the runway. AirLive shared photos on social media of the Boeing 737’s “crash landing,” claiming the engine detached from the left wing. The plane can be ...

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People evacuated from rooftops after India floods kill 164

Rescue workers use helicopters and boats to evacuate hundreds of people stranded on their home rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala where more than 160 people have died. With torrential rains stopping on Friday, thousands of rescuers worked quickly to shift the marooned people to 1,200 state-run camps where more than 150,000 people already have ...

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7-Day Mourning For Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Holiday In Many States On Friday

Schools and offices in Delhi, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Bihar will be closed as a Former prime minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee. File photo New Delhi, Aug 17 : A seven-day state mourning has been announced by the central government as a mark of respect to former prime minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee who died after prolonged illness at AIIMS in ...

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Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

Bogota, Aug 17 : U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban’s deadly assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni is the kind of violence the insurgents are likely to repeat in the run up to parliamentary elections scheduled for October. In his most detailed comments on Ghazni since the assault was launched Aug. 10, Mattis said the Taliban had ...

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Vegas victims’ attorneys criticize MGM’s legal maneuver

Las Vegas, Aug 17 : Attorneys for a group of victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting harshly criticized MGM Resorts International this week over its legal maneuver seeking to consolidate multiple lawsuits stemming from the massacre. The victims’ attorneys in court documents filed Tuesday say the casino operator is acting with improper motives in seeking to have the cases ...

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Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies after illness

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Photo: Collected New Delhi, Aug 16 : Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died after a prolonged illness. He was 93. Vajpayee was a Hindu nationalist who in 1998 ordered nuclear weapons tests that stoked fears of atomic war with rival Pakistan. But he later launched a groundbreaking peace process with ...

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Trump pulls Brennan’s clearance, links move to Russia probe

Washington, Aug 16 : President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Later, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump drew a direct connection between the Russia investigation and his decision, citing Brennan as among those he held responsible for ...

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Former Indian PM Vajpayee in critical condition in hospital

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Photo: Collected New Delhi, Aug 16 : India’s top leaders and politicians are visiting the New Delhi hospital where doctors say former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is in critical condition after a prolonged illness. Ninety-three-year-old Vajpayee has been hospitalized for more than two months after being admitted for treatment of a kidney infection ...

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Afghanistan revises death toll from suicide bombing to 34

Kabul, Aug 16 : The Afghan authorities have revised the death toll from the previous day’s horrific suicide bombing in a Shite area of Kabul to 34 killed, not 48. Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said on Thursday that 56 people were also wounded in the bombing in the neighborhood of Dasht-e-Barchi when the bomber walked into a building where ...

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Libyan court sentences 45 to death over 2011 killings

A Libyan criminal court has sentenced 45 militiamen to death by firing squad for killing demonstrators in Tripoli in 2011, the justice ministry says, reports the BBC. They are accused of opening fire on dozens as rebel forces closed in on the capital during the uprising against former leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. It is thought to be the highest number ...

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