Wednesday , September 19 2018


Russia, Britain ramp up efforts to bring tourists home

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 8, (Agencies): Moscow and London ramped up efforts Sunday to bring home thousands of tourists stranded in Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh resort following the crash of a Russian airliner in the Sinai Peninsula. Britain and the United States, as well as international investigators, suspect a bomb …

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Over 50 killed in fighting – Yemen rebels gain ground

ADEN, Nov 8, (Agencies): More than 50 people were killed in Yemen in the past two days in fighting pitting an Arab coalition against Houthi fighters backed by troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, medical sources and residents said on Sunday. In Taiz, medical sources told Reuters 29 …

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Dead still being dug up, 2 yrs after Haiyan

 MANILA, Philippines, Nov 8, (AP): Villagers who perished when Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central Philippines two years ago continue to be dug up, including the skeletal remains of six people found over the weekend, an official said Sunday. Regarded as the most powerful storm on record to hit land, Haiyan …

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Death sentence to 6 for ‘torture deaths’

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Nov 8, (AP): Courts in Bangladesh sentenced six people to death Sunday for torturing and killing two young boys earlier this year. Samiul Islam Rajon, 13, died in July after he was brutally beaten. A 28-minute video of Rajon screaming for help as he was being beaten was …

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SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 7, (Agencies): A noise was heard in the last second of the cockpit voice recording from the Russian plane that crashed last week in Egypt’s Sinai, killing all 224 people onboard, the head of the investigation team said Saturday. Ayman el-Muqadem told a news conference in …

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IS frees 37 kidnapped Syrian Christians

BEIRUT, Nov 7, (Agencies): The Islamic State group released 37 Syrian Christians Saturday, most of them women, who were among more than 200 people kidnapped in February, an NGO said. The group of Assyrian Christians consisted of 27 women and 10 men, most of them elderly, the Assyrian Monitor for …

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4 Pakistanis among militants arrested – Police can fire in self-defence if attacked: Dhaka

DHAKA, Nov 7, (Agencies): Bangladesh police have arrested seven suspected Islamist militants including four Pakistani nationals, they said Saturday, accusing them of planning to commit acts of violence in the Muslim-majority country. The seven, who were arrested on Friday and later taken to court for interrogation, are suspected of belonging …

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Boko Haram attacks force 150 schools to shut in Niger – US sends troops to help anti-terror operations

NIAMEY, Nov 7, (Agencies): Some 150 schools with more than 12,000 pupils have been forced to close due to the deadly attacks in Niger’s southeast Diffa region, the United Nations said Friday. Most of the affected schools are near Lake Chad and on the banks of the Yobe River, which …

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LONDON, Nov 6, (Agencies): British attempts to bring home thousands of tourists stranded in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el- Sheikh were thrown into chaos on Friday when Egypt slashed the number of flights it would allow to take them home. Prime Minister David Cameron halted flights between Britain …

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US deploys F-15s to Turkey base – Turkish police detain 20 IS suspects

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov 6, (Agencies): The US military says it has deployed six F-15C jets to Turkey’s southern Incirlik air base to help defend Turkish airspace against potential intruders. The deployment of the air-to-air combat planes, announced Friday, comes after two Russian warplanes active in Syria strayed into Turkish airspace …

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