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11 killed in Pakistan blast

June 23, 2017

ISLAMABAD: At least 11 people were killed and over 20 injured in a blast in Pakistan's Quetta city, police said. The explosion occurred at around 9 a.m. near Balochistan province's Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ehsan Mehboob's office on Gulistan Road where important government offices are located "A suicide bomber was driving a car full of exp...

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Obama slams new Republican healthcare bill

June 23, 2017

WASHINGTON: Former US President Barack Obama has slammed the Republican Party's new healthcare bill, which he said would transfer wealth from the poor to the rich. "It's a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America," Obama said on Thursday in a 1,000-word post on Facebook. The Republican versio...

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45 IS militants killed in Syria

June 20, 2017

DAMASCUS: At least 45 Islamic State militants were killed in the Syrian city of al-Raqqa, a UK-based war monitor reported on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that most of the militants were killed in airstrikes carried out by the US-led international coalition, reports Efe news. The international coalition backs the Sy...

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Nearly 1,300 children killed by guns in US annually

June 20, 2017

WASHINGTON: Nearly 1,300 children were being killed by guns in the US annually, according to a study. The study published in the Journal Pediatrics on Monday said that firearm-related deaths are the third leading cause of overall death among American children aged one to 17 years, reports Xinhua news agency. An average of three children are shot ...

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American student released from N.Korea dies

June 20, 2017

WASHINGTON: Otto F. Warmbier, the US student who was released from a North Korean prison last week after spending 17 months in captivity and more than a year in a coma, has died, his family said. The University of Virginia honours student's parents, Fred and Cindy, who live in Wyoming, Ohio, said in a statement that their son, 22, had "completed h...

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Muslim girl assaulted, killed in Virginia

June 19, 2017

Muslim girl assaulted, killed after leaving US mosque Washington: A Muslim girl was found dead a day after she was assaulted near a mosque in the US state of Virginia and a suspect has been arrested, police said. The victim was identified as 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen of Reston and her body was found in a pond on Sunday, The Washington Post repo...

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Indian commits suicide in Kuwait

June 19, 2017

Kuwait City: An Indian expatriate has committed suicide here by hanging himself from a heavy-duty vehicle. A Syrian national who also works in Kuwait alerted the Interior Ministry about the incident on King Fahad Motorway, the Arab Times reported. The body has been sent for post-mortem. No further details were available. ...

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London fire death toll reaches 17

June 15, 2017

LONDON: More bodies were found on Thursday in the fire-ravaged apartment block in west London, raising the death toll to 17, the Metropolitan Police said. Commander Stuart Cundy said the number was expected to rise and that an unknown number of people were missing, Efe news reported. Seventeen of the 37 people still hospitalized remained in critic...

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UN appeals for more resources for flood-hit Lanka

June 15, 2017

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations and its humanitarian partners today appealed for more resources for flood-hit Sri Lanka that last month witnessed the worst torrential rains since 2003 in which over 200 people were killed. Heavy rains had triggered floods and landslides in 15 out of Lanka's 25 districts, sweeping away homes, clinics, schools, ro...

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Israeli writer wins Man Booker prize

June 15, 2017

LONDON: Israeli author David Grossman won the prestigious 2017 Man Booker International prize in London for his latest novel "A Horse Walks into a Bar". Grossman on Wednesday night beat his compatriot Amos Oz and four other contenders for the prize, which is awarded to writers of foreign language fiction translated into English, reports Efe news....

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