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Venezuela blackout hits fourth day

Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday as the country endured a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without reception. Authorities have managed to provide only patchy access to power since the outage began on Thursday in what President ...

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China halts flights using same plane as in Africa crash

China’s aviation regulator ordered local airlines to halt Boeing 737 Max 8 flights after a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash using the same model. Airlines must suspend commercial operations of all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes before 18:00 local time (10:00 GMT). The Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. It was the ...

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Indonesian woman freed in Kim Jong-nam murder case

The Indonesian woman accused of killing Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, has been freed after charges against her were dropped. Siti Aisyah had been accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Mr Kim’s face in Kuala Lumpur airport in 2017. She and her co-accused, Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, deny murder and say they thought they were part ...

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Ethiopian Airlines says flight has crashed with 157 people on board

An Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, a spokesman for the airline told Reuters. Flight ET 302 crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometers southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the airline said, confirming the plane was a Boeing 737-800 MAX. “It is confirmed it happened 8.44 (am),” ...

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Indian Election Commission to announce Lok Sabha poll schedule today

The Election Commission of India will on Sunday announce the schedule of the 2019 Lok Sabha election. The announcement is likely to be made at a press conference at 5 pm on Sunday. The term of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 3, report Zee News. The EC had on Saturday conducted a review meeting in Delhi as part ...

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More than 80 injured in Japan ferry accident

Photo: Firefighters, bottom, prepare to taken injured passengers to a hospital at a port in Sado city, Niigate prefecture. Tokyo, Mar 10 : A ferry collided with what apparently was a marine animal off a Japanese island, injuring more than 80 people, local media reported. The accident happened just after noon Saturday off Sado Island, Kyodo News agency reported, citing ...

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Up to 15 dead in bar shooting in central Mexico

Mexico City, Mar 10 : Armed men burst into a bar early Saturday in the central city of Salamanca and opened fire, killing more than a dozen people, Mexican media reported. The pre-dawn shootings were said to have taken place at La Playa Men’s Club, located in the western part of the city. Initial reports ranged from 13 to 15 ...

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Venezuela: Thousands join rival rallies as power cuts continue

Rival demonstrations are taking place in Venezuela in response to calls by opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro. In the capital Caracas, some supporters of Mr Guaidó scuffled with police and were driven back with pepper spray.Mr Guaidó declared himself interim president on 23 January and has been at loggerheads with Mr Maduro ever since. Saturday’s protests follow ...

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Plane crash in central Colombia kills 12

Authorities say a dozen people have been killed in a plane crash in central Colombia. Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority said the DC-3 aircraft declared an emergency late Saturday morning while en route to the city of Villavicencio.  Officials later confirmed that all 12 people aboard were killed in the accident.   The aircraft was reportedly operated by Laser air service ...

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Trump surveys devastation, pays respects to tornado victims

Photo : President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump talk with people Beauregard, Ala., Friday, March 8, 2019, as they travel to tour areas where tornados killed 23 people in Lee County, Ala. Beauregard, Mar 9 : Standing near the slab that’s all that is left of one family’s garage, President Donald Trump on Friday surveyed the devastation wrought ...

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