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Saudi Arabia allows women to travel independently

Women in Saudi Arabia can now travel abroad without a male guardian’s permission, royal decrees say. Under the new rule announced on Friday, women over the age of 21 can apply for a passport without authorisation from a male guardian. All adults can now apply for a passport and travel, putting women on an equal footing to men.The royal decrees ...

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Thai leader orders investigation of Bangkok blasts; 4 hurt

Photo: Thai investigators examine a site of an explosion that injured people in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019.  Bangkok, Aug 2 : Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha on Friday ordered an investigation into several small bombings in Bangkok that took place as Thailand was hosting a high-level meeting attended by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his counterparts from China ...

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Al-Qaida kills at least 20 at military camp

Yemeni officials and tribal leaders say al-Qaida militants targeted a military camp in southern Abyan province, killing at least 20 troops. The militants attacked the camp with rocket propelled grenades and automatic rifles around midnight, setting off clashes that lasted until early morning on Friday. The troops targeted are members of a force trained by the United Arab Emirates, a ...

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Rebel missile attack, suicide bombs kill 51 in Yemen’s Aden

Photo: Security forces gather at the site of a deadly attack in Aden, Yemen, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Aden, Aug 1 : Rebels in Yemen fired a ballistic missile Thursday at a military parade in the southern port city of Aden and coordinated suicide bombings targeted a police station in another part of the city. The attacks killed at least ...

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Hamza Bin Laden: Son of Osama ‘dead’, US officials say

Hamza Bin Laden. The US government had offered $1m for information leading to his whereabouts. Dhaka, Aug 1 : The son of al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden, Hamza, has died, according to US intelligence officials, reports the BBC. Details of Hamza Bin Laden’s place or date of death remain unclear in the anonymously-sourced reports. In February, the US government offered ...

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Yemen officials: Suicide blast at Aden police station; 3 die

Yemeni officials and witnesses say a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police station in the southern city of Aden, killing at least three policemen. They say the attack took place on Thursday in the city’s Omar al-Mokhtar neighborhood and that at least 20 people were wounded, including three civilians. The bomber drove into the police station’s gates ...

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Bus strikes roadside bomb in Afghanistan, 32 killed

Photo: Afghans assist a wounded man in a hospital after a roadside bomb on the main highway between the western city of Herat and the southern city of Kandahar, in Herat, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Kabul, Jul 31 : A roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including children, a ...

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130 dead in Bihar floods, 88 lakh people affected

Death toll in Bihar floods rose to 130 on Tuesday, but the situation improved considerably in neighbouring Assam where water levels in all the major rivers started receding and no fresh casualty reported from anywhere in the last 24 hours. Casualties remained at 86 in Assam in the current wave of deluge. Thirteen districts each remained under flood waters in ...

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2 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at Walmart in Mississippi

Photo: A Walmart employee receives medical attention after a shooting at the store, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Southaven, Miss. Southaven, Jul 31 : A gunman described as a disgruntled Walmart employee fatally shot two co-workers and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested Tuesday morning at a Walmart store in northern Mississippi, authorities said. DeSoto County ...

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Pakistani army plane crashes into homes, killing at least 18

A Pakistani military plane on a training flight crashed into homes near the garrison city of Rawalpindi before dawn on Tuesday, killing at least 18 people, most of them on the ground. Fires, damaged homes and debris were visible in Mora Kalu village on the outskirts of Rawalpindi after daybreak. After rescue efforts ended, troops and police cordoned off the ...

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