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Cost of UK royals back in spotlight after Queen’s year to forget

After a torrid 2019 in which the queen’s son Prince Andrew was implicated in an underage sex abuse scandal, many in Britain are again asking if the monarchy has gotten too big — and rich — for its own good. The family’s year to forget may encourage Prince Charles, set to eventually take over from his mother Queen Elizabeth II, ...

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Indonesia bus crash death toll up to at least 28

The number of people killed in a fatal bus crash in Indonesia has risen to 28 including eight children, police said Wednesday as a rescue team continued to search a river. The bus careered into a 150-metre (500-foot) ravine in South Sumatra province just before midnight (1600 GMT) on Monday and ended up in a river, according to police. Local ...

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Saif Ali Khan on CAA protests: ‘I am not sure yet’

Reacting to the ongoing nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), actor Saif Ali Khan said as a citizen he is concerned about the current situation in the country, reports Hindustan Times. The 49-year-old star is one of the few big names from Bollywood to react on the unrest due to the protests against the legislation.“There are many things ...

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Fire engulfs 120 houses in Valparaiso, Chile

At least 120 houses were damaged Tuesday in the coastal Chilean city of Valparaiso, triggering the declaration of an alert by the federal government. Firefighters were mobilized to control the blaze as residents in the poor neighborhood fled their homes on Christmas Eve. “The entire Valparaiso Fire Department with support from neighboring units is deployed,” firefighters tweeted. Apart from the ...

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Flight operations at Dhaka airport resume after 5 hours

Flight operations at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka returned to normal on Wednesday morning after a 5-hour disruption caused by heavy fog. Under this circumstance, two international flights of US Bangla Airlines landed at Hazrat Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram. Besides, two flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines landed at Kolkata Airport.Confirming the news, wing commander Tawhid-ul-Hassan, director of ...

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Kolkata-bound GoAir flight makes emergency landing in Guwahati

Kolkata-bound Go Air was forced to return to the Guwahati airport on Monday morning for an emergency landing following a technical snag, reports India Today, reports India Today. While intial details about the technical snag were scarce, locals reported finding broken metal parts near the Guwahati airport.The GoAir Flight G8546 — a Guwahati-Kolkata service — took off from the Guwahati ...

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Astronomers make discoveries revealing some mysteries of exoplanets

Astronomers have discovered six exoplanets, which may lead to better understanding of planets outside the Solar System, the Open University in UK announced on Monday. Led by researchers from the university, the team used the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS), a high-precision planet finding spectrograph, on the European Southern Observatory’s 3.6-meter telescope at La Silla in Chile, to ...

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35 civilians, 80 jihadists killed in attack in Burkina Faso

 Jihadists attacked a town in northern Burkina Faso and killed 35 civilians, most of them women, and ensuing clashes with security forces left 80 jihadists dead, the West African nation’s president announced late Tuesday. The violence, which erupted in the town of Arbinda in Sahel region near the country’s border with Mali, lasted for several hours, according to a military ...

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14 Mongolian kids with heart disease to receive free treatment in China

Fourteen Mongolian children suffering from congenital heart disease will receive free medical treatment in a Chinese hospital, according to the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) branch in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Accompanied by their parents, the children arrived on Tuesday afternoon in Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia, and will be treated at Inner Mongolia People’s Hospital. The ...

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Panchagarh shivers in year’s lowest temperature 6.2˚C

  The temperature of Panchagarh district plummeted to 6.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday morning, the lowest recorded in this season so far, forcing many people to remain indoors. “This is the year’s lowest temperature,” said Rohidul Islam Rohid, acting officer of Tetulia Weather Observatory office. The situation is likely to persist as the Met Office in Dhaka has forecast another ...

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