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Sunday , November 18 2018


Reign of fear in Basra from Iran-tied militias

BASRA, Iraq, Sept 23, (Agencies): Hajar Youssif was on her daily commute to work, staring at her phone and fl icking through her Instagram account when she looked up to find herself in an unusual location. The taxi driver had turned into an alley. When she questioned the driver, he …

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Tornado sparks chaos near Ottawa

A tornado sparked chaos near the Canadian capital Ottawa on Friday, injuring dozens as homes were damaged, cars fl ipped over, and over 130,000 people left without power, local media said. Meteorologists reported gusts whipped up to around 120 miles per hour (190 km per hour), with the city of …

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China, Vatican agree on bishop appointments

Uighurs held against their will: Pompeo VILNIUS, Sept 22, (Agencies): The Vatican announced Saturday it had reached an historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country which has so far named its own officials to a sole Beijing- recognized Catholic church. The agreement follows “a …

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India’s PM Modi faces resignation calls over corruption of worth $8.7 billion in military jet deal

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as saying New Delhi had influenced the choice of a local partner. Indian political parties have been gunning for Modi over …

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Gunmen kill 29 at Iran army parade

KHAMENEI SAYS ATTACK LINKED TO FOREIGN REGIME ALLIED TO U.S. TEHRAN, Sept 22, (Agencies): Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani vowed a “crushing response” after gunmen shot dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday in an attack on an Iranian military parade. The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group claimed …

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30 Jet Airways passengers bleed

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure. The Jet Airways flight to Jaipur had to turn back due to loss in cabin pressure, the airline …

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Pakistan new PM Khan visits Saudi Arabia, UAE – Islamabad eyes loans

RIYADH, Sept 20, (Agencies): Saudi King Salman hosted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on his maiden foreign visit since coming to power, state media said, as Islamabad seeks to stave off a financial crisis. Khan also met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and energy minister Khalid al-Falih as he concluded …

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New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines

A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 21 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent text messages pleading for help. The slide surged down on about 30 houses in two rural villages after daybreak in Naga city …

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Man shot at ex, killed ‘parents’, found dead – Maryland shooting kills 3

EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Pa, Sept 20, (Agencies): A gunman authorities say shot at his exwife and then killed his parents in Pennsylvania has been found dead. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said during a media briefing early Thursday that 59-yearold Bruce Rogal was dead after a manhunt and a …

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Philippines typhoon toll hits 81, expected to rise

The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Mangkhut has climbed to 81 and could hit triple digits as searchers dig through a landslide where dozens are presumed dead, authorities said Wednesday. Mangkhut swamped farm fields in the nation’s agricultural north and smashed houses when it tore through at the …

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