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October 19, 2017
At least 48 people were killed and 110 others were injured on Saturday when a fuel truck exploded in the busy commercial district in a rebel-held Syrian town (in Aleppo’s opposition-held Azaz district in north western Syria) along the Turkish border. A huge explosion that damaged buildings (Court house, the Security headquarters, Red Crescent and Municipality offices) and left...
Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, Tamil Nadu chief minister, passed away on Monday at 11.30 p.m. from a massive cardiac arrest at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai. She was 68. AIADMK and the hospital management confirmed her death. “It is with indescribable grief, we announce the sad demise of our esteemed Honourable Chief Minister, Puratchi Thalaivi Amma at 11.30 PM today (05.12.2016)”- Apollo...
Two jawans were martyred in unprovoked firing by Pakistan this morning and their bodies were mutilated, the army has said, warning of "appropriate response" for the "despicable act." Condemning the Pakistan army's actions, the Indian Army promised swift retaliation. "Such despicable act of Pakistan Army will be appropriately responded," the Northern Command statement said. The soldiers who were killed,an army jawan and...
News that a three-member Indian delegation had secretly met Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Muree on Wednesday rocked Islamabad on Thursday afternoon. Steel magnate Sajjan Jindal’s meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif near Islamabad on Thursday sparked speculation about secret back channel talks between New Delhi and Islamabad. Pakistani news channel ARY News, which broke the story, reported that...
UNESCO has confirmed further destruction of the Roman theater's famed tetrapylon and the facade located in Syria in Palmyra by ISIS militants. UN has condemned these violent actions as a "new war crime." ISIS militants reclaimed the site in December from the Syrian Government. IS has been responsible for the major destruction of the city's historical sites, previously destroying the...
South Korea’s military says North Korea has test-fired a handful of “unknown projectiles” off its West coast into its East coast waters, further rattling an already uncertain situation on the Korean peninsula under ongoing political drift in Seoul and a new American administration. The projectiles were launched from near one of the North’s known missile bases of Tongchang-ri at 7:36...
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies in the Philippines to ensure free access to contraceptives for an estimated six million women who cannot obtain them, officials said on Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies, especially among the poor. President’s executive order (a move) expected to face fierce be opposed by...
The acting head of Samsung, South Korea’s biggest conglomerate or chaebol- as South Koreans call it, has been arrested in connection with the corruption and influence-peddling scandal that threatens to topple the country’s impeached president, Park Geun-hye. Lee Jae-yong, also known as Jay Y Lee, is officially vice-president of the Samsung group, but has been the firm’s de facto head...
Suicide bomb in Syria's Susian town kills at least 42 Syrian rebels
Nearly 50 people were reported dead in a suicide bomb blast in Susian town in Syria. The bombing takes place just hours after the Islamic State withdrew its forces from a nearby city Al-Bab. The attack was planned to hit the Turkey-backed rebels, who along with Turkish forces, succeeded in capturing Al-Bab city from the IS militant group. A vehicle packed...
A car bombing in a mostly Shiite neighbourhood in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least nine civilians (seven civilians and two policemen) and 15 other people were wounded in what appeared to be the latest in a series of deadly attacks by the Islamic State militant group. A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. The car, which was packed with...