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Three strong tremors strike Italy

January 18, 2017

ROME: Three strong earthquakes rocked central Italy on Monday with the tremors being felt in Rome. There were no immediate reports of casualties but emergency services said they received thousands of phone calls from people in the quake zone. The first quake measured a magnitude of 5.3 and struck between the Abruzzo regional capital L'Aquila and ...

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Former US President Bush hospitalised

January 18, 2017

HOUSTON: Former US President George H.W. Bush was on Wednesday hospitalised here in Texas, his office chief of staff Jean Becker said. According to Becker, the 92-year-old who is in Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Centre here is in stable condition and "doing fine". He is expected to go home in a couple of days, KHOU 11 News quoted Bec...

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67 killed in Mali car bomb attack

January 18, 2017

BAMAKO (MALI): At least 67 people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a military barracks in the north of Mali on Wednesday, medical sources told EFE. Many others were injured in the deadly attack. According to preliminary information, the assailant detonated the car bomb in the northern city of Gao while entering the barracks where hundr...

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Former US President Bush hospitalised

January 18, 2017

Houston: Former US President George H.W. Bush was on Wednesday hospitalised here in Texas, his office chief of staff Jean Becker said. According to Becker, the 92-year-old who is in Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Centre here is in stable condition and "doing fine". He is expected to go home in a couple of days, KHOU 11 News quoted Becker...

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First gorilla born in zoo dies at 60 in US

January 18, 2017

WASHINGTON: The worlds first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo died in her sleep overnight, less than one month after her 60th birthday, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in US state of Ohio said. Colo was born at the zoo on December 22, 1956. She eventually became a mother of three, grandmother of 16, great- grandmother of 12 and great-gr...

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Microsoft's Satya Nadella not nervous of Trump

January 17, 2017

Washington: US President-elect Donald Trump does not make India-born Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella nervous, and he is confident about the tech giant's place as a job creator. "We're a US-based company that operates worldwide and our predominant employment is in the United States," Indian-American Nadella told CNNTech at the Digital Life Design tech ...

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Russia invites Trump administration to Syria talks

January 17, 2017

Moscow: Russia considered it appropriate to invite representatives of the Trump administration to the upcoming intra-Syria talks in the Kazakhstan capital city of Astana on January 23, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday. Lavrov hoped incoming President Donald Trump-led administration would accept the invitation to attend the talks aime...

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Trump meets Martin Luther King Jr.'s son

January 17, 2017

US President-elect Donald Trump met with the eldest son of the late civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. amid tensions escalating between the the New York magnate and prominent African-American leaders. Martin Luther King III said that he had "a very constructive meeting" with the president-elect and touched on how he hopes to be a "bridge-bui...

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India's entry into NSG cannot be a farewell gift, China says

January 16, 2017

BEIJING: China on Monday said India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) cannot be a "farewell gift" to the outgoing US President Barack Obama. Beijing's reaction came after US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal described China as an "outlier" in the process of letting India joining the nuclear tra...

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UK TV channel to broadcast ad of live surgery

January 16, 2017

LONDON: Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK have teamed up to air a colonoscopy being performed live on a patient in what the two organisations claim is the world's first TV ad showing a live surgical procedure. The 90-second TV ad, which will rather incongruously air at 3.25 p.m. on Wednesday during the property programme "A Place In The Sun", will ...

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