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Monday, July 24, 2017

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38 Miners Killed in Explosions in China

Beijing : At least 38 workers have died in two separate coal mine explosions in China this week, officials said today. In the latest incident, 17 people were confirmed dead and many others remained trapped after a blast at a coal mine in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region today, officials said. The explosion took place around midday at Baoma Mining Co Ltd...

After Indian Army, Earthquake Hits Pakistan

ISLAMABAD : An earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale jarred parts of Pakistan on Saturday evening, Pakistan's National Seismic Monitoring Centre said. No death toll or harm of property has been noticed yet. The epicenter was resolved in Pattan territory, around 75 km upper east of Mansehra area of the nation's northwestern region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with...

Strong Quake Hits Japan, Triggers Fukushima Tsunami

Tokyo : A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan today, triggering tsunamis along the coast including a one-metre (3.3-foot) wave that crashed ashore at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. National broadcaster NHK urged residents in the region to "flee immediately" to high ground, reminding listeners to heed the lessons of the "Great East Japan Earthquake". A massive undersea earthquake that hit...

Ten militants sentenced to 25 years jail for 2012 attack on Malala Yousafzai

On Thursday, ten Pakistani Taliban militants were sentenced to 25 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court for their role in the 2012 attack on Malala Yousafzai, the teenage child rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize last year. Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants had claimed the responsibility of the attack on Malala in October 2012 as she was returning...

Indian Teacher Commits Suicide in Dubai

Dubai : An Indian teacher was found dead after he allegedly committed suicide at his apartment here in the UAE, a media report said today. Antony Benjamin, who hailed from Jaipur, was a qualified educationist with a Masters in English from Delhi University and Diploma in Phonetics from London. A faculty member of an educational institute here, he was also engaged...

Flood in North Korea : Death Toll Reaches 133

SEOUL: The death toll from flooding in a North Korean outskirt area has risen to 133 with another 395 missing and thousands left homeless, the UN said. Nearly 107,000 individuals have been compelled to escape their homes in the zone along the Tumen River, it said in an announcement got on Monday and citing Pyongyang government figures. Individuals in...

Israeli President Arrives In Mumbai

MUMBAI: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin arrived in India today morning on an eight-day visit to further strengthen bilateral ties. Mr Rivlin, who landed at the Mumbai airport with a large delegation of businessmen and academicians, will leave for Delhi today. He will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and visit several sites of co-operation and...

Revolutionary Cuban Icon Fidel Castro Dies at 90

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90, Cuban state television announced on Saturday, ending an era for the country and Latin America. "The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 10.29 p.m. on Saturday," President Raul Castro said. The revolutionary icon, one of the world's best-known and most controversial leaders, survived countless US assassination attempts and premature...

Former British PM David Cameron Quits Politics

Britain's former prime minister David Cameron resigned his seat in the House of Commons on Monday, less than three months after losing an EU referendum in which he had campaigned to stay in the bloc. Cameron stepped down as prime minister in June, hours after Britain's dramatic vote to leave the European Union (EU), handing power to his successor Theresa...

Sikh Community Head Shot Dead in Afghanistan

Kabul : The head of the Sikh community in Afghanistan's restive Kunduz city was shot dead by unknown gunmen today, the second such incident within three months, triggering fear among the minority group members. Lala Del Souz was gunned down at about 9am in the Haji Gulistan Kochi Haman area of the city, Tolo News reported. He was reportedly on his...

World’s oldest Quran found

The world's oldest Quran has been found at the University of Birmingham. Radiocarbon analysis conducted by scientists at the University of Oxford have said with 95% accuracy that the holy manuscript with the British university dates between AD 568 and 645 - meaning it belonged very close to the time of the Prophet Muhammad, who is generally thought to have...

Obama Calls Modi, Thanks Him for Strengthening Indo-US Ties

Washington : Outgoing US President Barack Obama telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him for his partnership that enhanced Indo-US strategic ties as they reviewed the significant progress they have made on the shared economic and security priorities of the two nations. During the conversation between the two leaders yesterday, Prime Minister Modi thanked Obama for his strong support...

Baby Born on Flight, Gets Life Time Free Air Travel

A newly born baby has been gifted a lifetime of free airplane travels on Buraq Air after his mom gave birth while on board the flight. The aircraft declared the blessing on its Facebook page in festivity of the inflight birth. The newborn's mom was flying from Tripoli in Libya to Niamey, the capital of Niger, when she started giving birth,...

Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Honoured by Bahrain

Bhubaneswar : Noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has been felicitated by Bahrain for his contribution in arts and culture. Pattnaik was honoured by Bahrain's Minister of Education Majid Bin Ali Al Nuaimi yesterday for sharing his experience and skills with the teachers of that country. Odisha resident Pattnaik had received an invitation by Kingdom's Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Ministry...