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Egypt unveils ancient burial site, home to 50 mummies

Minya: Egyptian archaeologists uncovered a tomb containing 50 mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era, in Minya, south of Cairo, the ministry of antiquities said on Saturday. The mummies, 12 of which were of children, were discovered inside four, nine-meter ...

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Earthquake measuring 5.7 on Richter Scale hits Afghanistan-Pakistan region, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi: Earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR this evening with an epicentre in Hindukush mountain range in Afghanistan. According to the information received so far, its intensity has been measured to 5.7 on the Richter Scale. The tremors of ...

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Indian embassy opens hotline for students detained by US authorities

The Indian embassy in the US has opened a 24/7 hotline to assist 129 Indian students arrested by the American authorities in the “pay-and-stay” university visa scam, officials have said. As many as 129 Indians are among the 130 foreign ...

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India issues démarche to U.S. on detained students, demands their release

Worried about the condition of 129 Indian students arrested in the U.S. for alleged visa fraud, the Government of India issued a démarche to the U.S. Embassy in Delhi on February 2, demanding that the students be released from detention ...

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Indian to launch 2,535 kg satellite onboard European launch vehicle

India will launch its latest communication satellite onboard European launch services provider Arianespaces launch vehicle on February 6 from French Guiana, Indian Space Research Organisation said Friday. According to Arianespace, the launch of Ariane-5 (VA 247) is scheduled for 2:31 ...

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit India on February 11

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to India on February 11 on a day-long visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his second visit to New Delhi in just over a year. Netanyahu ...

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Six Indians held by US Homeland Security for visa, immigration fraud

At least six Indians students have been arrested by the US Department of Homeland Security for committing visa and immigration fraud, which allowed them to stay and work illegally in the country. The arrests were the result of a two-year ...

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French “Spiderman” arrested after climbing Philippines skyscraper

PHILIPPINES: French urban freeclimber Alain Robert was arrested on Tuesday, police said, after he scaled one of Manila’s tallest towers in his latest high-risk ascent. The 56-year old adventurer dubbed the “French spiderman” climbed the 47-storey GT Tower without safety ...

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India may see communal violence before general elections, warns US director of National Intelligence

Washington: There is a strong possibility of communal violence in India if the ruling BJP stresses on Hindu nationalist themes ahead of the general election in May, America’s top spymaster told US lawmakers on Tuesday. The comment on India’s upcoming ...

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US economy lost $11 billion during 35 day shutdown

WASHINGTON: The US economy was expected to lose $3 billion from the partial federal government shutdown over President Donald Trump`s demand for border wall funding, congressional researchers said on Monday as 800,000 federal employees returned to work after 35 days ...

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court rejects challenge to Asia Bibi acquittal in blasphemy case

Pakistan’s Supreme Court rejected Tuesday a challenge against its decision to acquit Asia Bibi, lifting the last legal hurdle in the years-long blasphemy case and potentially paving the way for the Christian mother to leave the country. “Based on merit, ...

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15 dead as landslide crashes into hotel during wedding celebration

LIMA: A landslide crashed into a hotel during a wedding celebration in southeastern Peru, killing at least 15 people, authorities said Sunday. “The mudslide broke through the walls of the hotel, crashing through,” the mayor of the city of Abancay, ...

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More than 10,000 march in Paris against ‘yellow vest’ violence

Paris: More than 10,000 people marched through Paris on Sunday in protest at “yellow vest” violence during the anti-government demos that have drawn tens of thousands of people to the streets over the past 11 weeks. Since mid-November President Emmanuel ...

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian throwing stones in West Bank: Army

Jerusalem: Israeli troops on Friday fatally shot a Palestinian and wounded another as they threw stones at Israeli motorists in the occupied West Bank, the army said. Soldiers “responded by firing at the suspects, who received medical treatment. One of ...

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