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China installs AI surveillance in prison to make escape “Impossible”

A high-security prison in China has stationed a high-tech guard in every cell. The Yancheng prison, a facility directly run by the country’s Ministry of Justice, has installed cameras in every cell in an attempt to use AI or artificial ...

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Lightning caused deadly russia plane landing that killed 41, says pilot

MOSCOW: The pilot of a Russian passenger plane that erupted in a ball of fire on the runway of Moscow’s busiest airport, killing 41 people, said lightning led to the emergency landing. Investigators were on Monday working to understand the ...

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India says diplomats were locked up, harassed in Pakistan: report

NEW DELHI: India has raised concerns with Pakistan over harassment of two of its diplomats by intelligence personnel last month and asked it to conduct an inquiry and prevent recurrence of such incidents, sources said in Delhi on Saturday. It ...

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Pakistan PM Imran pays tribute to Tipu Sultan on his death anniversary

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has paid tribute to Tipu Sultan, praising the 18th century ruler of Mysore for preferring to die for freedom rather than “live a life of enslavement“. Mr. Khan took to twitter to express his admiration ...

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US Lawmakers urge Trump administration not to end India’s trade privileges

Twenty-four US members of Congress sent a letter on Friday to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, urging him not to end a vital trade concession for India, a day before the Trump administration is likely to announce a decision on ...

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Indian jailed for 6 weeks for bribing health officials in Singapore

An Indian national in Singapore has been jailed for six weeks for giving bribe to two officials of a pest control company and compromising the health security of employees at the construction site where he was working, according to a ...

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India-based photo journalist covering Sri Lanka blasts arrested on trespassing charges

An India-based photo journalist, who was in Sri Lanka to cover the aftermath of Easter Sunday bombings, was arrested by Sri Lankan police for alleged unauthorised entry into a school. Siddiqui Ahamad Danish, who works for Reuters news agency and ...

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Sri Lanka to freeze assets of terrorists involved in Easter day attacks

Colombo: The Sri Lankan authorities are taking steps to freeze the assets of terrorists involved in the Easter Sunday bomb blasts, a media report said on Thursday. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is in the process of identifying and compiling ...

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Vladimir Putin signs controversial law to isolate Russia’s internet

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed into law a “sovereign internet” bill which will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country’s internet, a move decried by rights groups. Russian lawmakers insist the new law is necessary to ensure the ...

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2 dead, 4 injured in US university campus shooting

A man armed with a pistol opened fire on students in a classroom building at a North Carolina university during the last day of classes Tuesday, killing two people and wounding four others, police said. Officers who had gathered ahead ...

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Hurting from India’s strikes in Balakot, Pakistan turns to Russia for anti-aircraft missile system

New Delhi: Rattled by the surgical strike carried out by the Indian Air Force jets on terrorist training camps in Balakot, Pakistan has decided to buy Russian-made Pantsir Missile System from Moscow. Pantsir is a medium-range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft ...

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‘Sri Lanka attack to avenge Syria ouster’: IS chief Baghdadi in first video in 5 years

In a major development, the leader of the Islamic State (IS) group has praised the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka and apparently called them revenge for the fall of Baghouz, Syria – the last territory that the extremist group ...

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3,000 kg of garbage collected from Mt. Everest, as Nepal’s clean-up campaign gathers momentum

A total of 3,000 kilograms of solid waste has been collected from Mt. Everest sincewhen Nepal launched an ambitious clean-up campaign on April 14. The campaign is aimed at bringing back tonnes of trash from the world’s highest peak, which ...

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Sri Lanka bans burqa, other face veils after Easter blasts

Over a week after the devastating Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, the country has completely banned all face veils including the burqa. The decision was approved by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and the announcement was made late on ...

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