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January 19, 2018
Warplanes on Saturday struck the Syrian town where a chemical attack had killed scores of people earlier this week The airstrikes on the opposition-held northern town of Khan Sheikhoun, killed a woman and wounded her son, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees. Smoke billows following a reported airstrike on a rebel-held area in...
A chemical weapons attack in an opposition-held town in northern Syria killed dozens of people on Tuesday, leaving residents gasping for breath and convulsing in the streets and overcrowded hospitals. One of the worst chemical bombings in Syria turned a northern rebel-held area into a toxic kill zone on Tuesday, inciting international outrage over the ever-increasing government impunity shown in...
At least 10 people have been killed in an explosion on Monday afternoon on the Saint Petersburg subway network while Russian President Putin was visiting the city, as a CCTV image of the alleged attacker emerged. An unidentified explosive device went off at 2:20pm on a train leaving the Technology Institute station and heading to the Sennaya Ploshchad station, Russia's...
At least 10 people were killed and another 50 people were injured after an explosion on a metro train of the St. Petersburg Metro system, in the Russian city, on Monday afternoon, Russian authorities said. Victims said there were children among the injured in the explosion that has forced the shutdown of the entire metro system of the Russian...
At least 254 people have been killed, 400 injured and hundreds of others have been reported missing after torrential rains triggered severe mudslides and flooding in the city of Mocoa, capital of Putumayo, in southern-western Colombia in the early hours of Saturday morning (1 a.m. on Friday), army officials said on Saturday. Heavy overnight rainfall triggered mudslides and an “avalanche”...
In a grim reminder of the VVIP culture, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad hit an Air India staff with his slipper over business class sitting issue. “Yes, I hit him. He misbehaved with me,” Gaikwad said when asked about his action."I hit him with my slipper 25 times. Did you hear the way he was speaking with me? I am...
The National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, organises the Indian Scientific Mission to Antarctica every year and ISRO has been participating for a long time. The NCAOR and the Department of Ocean Development select the members for India's Antarctic expeditions.One expedition costs up to ₹200 million (US$3.0 million).The Indian Antarctic program is...
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world's more than 2,000 billionaires, while US President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said Monday. Gates, whose wealth is estimated at $86 billion, led the list for the fourth straight year, and has been ranked as the richest person in the world for...
Skin creams containing paraffin are causing people to set themselves on fire, sometimes with lethal consequences, it has been reported. Paraffin creams are used for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis but can also soak clothes or bedding, which can make the fabric flammable. The medicines regulator has updated its guidance and says all creams containing paraffin should carry a...
Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday threatened to destroy Syrian air defence systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes. Speaking on Israel public radio Sunday morning, Liberman said, "The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our airplanes, we will destroy all of them without thinking twice." His threat comes after Syria...