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Ten dead after factory bus plunges into monsoon drain in Malaysia

A picture of the bus in the drain taken from the Info Kemalangan Jalan Raya. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Apr 8 : Ten people were killed as a factory bus plunged into a monsoon drain along Jalan S8 Pekeliling, near MAS Kargo, Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Sunday. Eight foreigners and a local bus driver were killed on the spot while ...

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Mamata Banerjee scared,frustrated, backs anti-nationals, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi came down heavily on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her home turf and said, “Didi is scared and frustrated”.   PM Narendra Modi, addressing a rally at West Bengal’s Cooch Behar on Sunday, said Mamata Banerjee backs anti-nationals and that she has betrayed the trust of the people of the state.  “Didi is scared ...

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Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank settlements if re-elected

Photo: In this Monday, March 25, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump smiles at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, after signing a proclamation in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington. Trump isn’t on the ballot for Israel’s national election, yet he’s a dominant factor for many American Jews as they assess the high stakes of ...

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Maldives election: Early results show victory for president’s party

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) is projected to win almost 60 seats in the 87-seat parliament, local media report.   Final results are expected to be declared on Sunday.  An MDP win would solidify the comeback of the country’s former president and MDP leader Mohamed Nasheed, who was in exile until late last year.   Footage posted on the party’s ...

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Maldives votes in crucial ballot to elect new parliament

Madivian women cast their votes in Male, Maldives, Saturday, April 6, 2019. Male, Apr 6 : Voting began in the Maldives in a crucial parliamentary election on Saturday many hope would help President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih to overcome a coalition split that has hampered his efforts to restore political freedoms and tackle corruption. Thousands lined up to cast their ballots ...

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Boeing cutting production rate of troubled 737 Max jet

Photo: A Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane sits on the assembly line during a brief media tour in Boeing’s 737 assembly facility in Renton, Wash. Washington, Apr 6 : Boeing will cut production of its troubled 737 Max airliner this month, underscoring the growing financial risk it faces the longer that its best-selling plane remains grounded after two deadly crashes. ...

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China says lightning caused forest fire that killed 31

In this aerial photo released by Xinhua News Agency, smoke can be seen from a forest fire in Yalongjiang township of Muli County, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province on Monday, April 1, 2019. Beijing, Apr 6 : Lighting sparked a forest fire in mountainous western China last month that killed 27 firefighters and four local helpers ...

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Modi biopic hits trouble before India vote

The planned release of a Bollywood biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi days before the start of Indian elections has run into trouble. With a court challenge pending and censors yet to clear its opening in theatres, opposition parties are protesting that the film’s release would unfairly advantage Modi’s Hindu nationalist party as it seeks re-election. The Supreme Court set ...

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Judge orders mental health tests for accused mosque shooter

Tofazzal Alam, a survivor of the Linwood Mosque shootings, speaks to the media outside the High Court in Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, April 5, 2019. Christchurch, April 5 : A New Zealand judge on Friday ordered that the man accused of killing 50 people at two Christchurch mosques undergo two mental health assessments to determine if he’s fit to stand ...

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Taliban kill at least 20 troops and policemen

Afghan provincial officials say a Taliban attack on a government compound in western Badghis province has killed at least 20 troops and policemen.   Mohammad Nasir Nazari, a provincial councilmember, says the “massive attack” took place before dawn on Thursday, and that it targeted the government headquarters in the district of Balal Murgab.  He says the Taliban stormed all the ...

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