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Ukrainian airplane crashes near Iran’s capital, killing 176

Tehran, Jan 8: A Ukrainian airplane carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main airport, killing all onboard, state TV reported. The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in the Iranian capital when a ...

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Amid escalating tensions, US denies visa to Iran’s Foreign Minister to attend United Nations meeting

Washington: The United States has denied a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that would have allowed him to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday, a US official said. Monday’s comments by ...

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Australia to get $1.4 billion Over 2 years to help recover from bushfires

Sydney: Reserve troops fanned out across fire-ravaged regions in three Australian states on Monday after a horror weekend, as the government pledged $1.4 billion over two years to help recover from the devastating months-long crisis. Catastrophic bushfires have turned swathes ...

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Main accused in Nankana Sahib vandalism held in Pakistan

Lahore: The main accused in the recent incident of vandalism at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan’s Punjab province has been arrested and charged with a non-bailable section of the stringent anti-terrorism act, a top official said on Monday. Gurdwara Nankana ...

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Iraq’s Parliament calls for expulsion of US troops

Baghdad: Iraq’s Parliament called for the expulsion of US forces from the country in reaction to the American drone attack that killed a top Iranian general, raising the prospect of a troop withdrawal that could cripple the battle against the Islamic ...

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US urges its citizens to ‘depart Iraq immediately’ after Soleimani’s killing

The United States embassy in Baghdad on Friday urged its citizens to “depart Iraq immediately” fearing fallout after the killing of Iranian Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani. “Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, the US Embassy urges ...

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445 Bangladeshis returned from India in last 2 months: border chief

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s paramilitary force chief said on Thursday that a total of 445 Bangladeshi nationals returned from India in last two months following the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) by the Indian government. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) ...

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Taiwan’s military chief of staff, 7 others killed after helicopter crash

Taiwan’s top military officer and seven others died after a helicopter crash landed in the mountains Thursday, the defence ministry said. Chief of general staff General Shen Yi-ming was killed after the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crashed in mountains near ...

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China’s divorce rates rise, govt mulls 30-day cooling-off period for couples

The Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver starring “Marriage Story” about their broken marriage and child custody fight has sparked heated online discussions in China even before its release here. Hardly surprising, it turns out, if the latest official data related ...

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Taliban target Afghan security forces, 26 dead

Kabul: The Taliban unleashed a new wave of attacks in northern Afghanistan, targeting members of the country’s security forces and killing at least 26, local officials said Wednesday. The insurgents quickly claimed responsibility for all the attack. The Taliban today hold sway over practically ...

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“World’s oldest Rhino” Fausta dies in Tanzania at 57

DAR ES SALAAM: A rhino believed to the world’s oldest has died at the age of 57 in a Tanzanian conservation area, authorities said. Fausta, a female black rhino, died of natural causes in captivity on Friday in the Ngorongoro ...

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Chinese court sentences ‘gene-editing’ scientist to three years in prison

A Chinese court sentenced the scientist who created the world’s first “gene-edited” babies to three years in prison on December 30, according to the official Xinhua media. He Jiankui, said in November 2018, that he had used gene-editing technology known ...

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NRC is India’s internal affair, says Chief of Border Guards Bangladesh

New Delhi: The process of creation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is completely an “internal affair” of the Indian government and the cooperation between the border guarding forces of the two countries is very good, the chief of ...

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Musharraf challenges special court’s verdict in high treason case: Report

Pakistan’s former military dictator Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Friday filed a petition in a court against the special court’s verdict convicting him of high treason and sentencing him to death, according to media reports. Last week, the special court ...

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