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5.3-magnitude earthquake rocks US

April 06, 2018

Los Angeles: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit off the Southern California coast on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey. The US Geological Survey initially reported the quake was a magnitude-5.0, but it was later upgraded to magnitude-5.3, Xinhua news agency reported. The epicentre had a depth of 16.8 km. The quake ...

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Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli leaves for New Delhi

April 06, 2018

Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli left for New Delhi on Friday on a three-day state visit. Oli is slated to hold delegation level talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Saturday where the two leaders will jointly lay the foundation of the Arun III Hydroelectric Project developed by India. The $1.5 billion 900 mw energy p...

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68 killed in riot, fire at Venezuela prison

March 29, 2018

Caracas: At least 68 people have been killed in a fire that erupted during a riot at a jail in Venezuelan city of Valencia, according to a government official. The blaze at the police station's lockup was reportedly sparked by prisoners setting mattresses alight in a jailbreak attempt on Wednesday. Many were believed to have asphyxiated due to smo...

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37 killed in Russia shopping mall inferno

March 26, 2018

Moscow: At least 37 people including children were killed and 69 others reported missing after a massive blaze broke out at a shopping mall in the Russian city of Kemerovo, authorities said on Monday. The first reports of the fire at the Winter Cherry mall started coming in on Sunday afternoon, reports Sputnik news. The police immediately cordone...

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