Nearly 250 African migrants are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean sea after a rescue boat found two partially submerged rubber dinghies off Libya. Laura Lanuza of Spanish charity Proactiva Open Arms said in Rome that its boat Golfo Azzuro had recovered five floating corpses close to the dinghies, about 15 miles off the … Continue reading 250 African migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean sea
Japan deployed hundreds of soldiers to help cull more than 280,000 chickens today to try to contain further outbreaks of a highly contagious strain of avian flu. Officials said, the latest slaughter means more than 1.67 million birds will be killed in a dozen mass culls at several farms across the country since November when … Continue reading Japan culls 280,000 chickens to avert avian flu
A court in Ankara has rejected the plea to release eighteen suspects who allegedly attempted to take over the Special Forces Command in the Capital’s Golbasi district during the July 15 failed coup. A judicial source said the trial of the suspects began on Feb 21 this year in the 14th Ankara High Criminal Court. … Continue reading Turkey: Court rejects plea to release 18 suspects of coup
WEB DESK Syrian rivals were to resume UN-backed peace talks in Geneva today, with escalating violence and impasse on various issues fading hopes of a breakthrough. UN envoy Staffan de Mistura tried to strike an optimistic note when the previous round ended last month. He insisted government and rebel negotiators had agreed on a clear … Continue reading Syrian rivals to resume UN-backed peace talks in Geneva
WEB DESK / More than 20,000 people are being evacuated after a series of explosions at a massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine described by officials as sabotage. The base in Balakliya, near Kharkiv, is around 100 kms from fighting against Russian-backed separatists. The dump is used to store thousands of tonnes of ammunition including … Continue reading Ukraine: 20,000 people evacuated after series of explosions
The Taliban have captured the crucial southern Afghan city of Sangin after a year-long battle. Afghan forces say they have made a tactical retreat from the centre of Sangin. A spokesman for Helmand’s Governor confirmed the district police and governor’s headquarters are now in militant hands. Almost a quarter of British troops killed during … Continue reading Taliban captures southern Afghan city of Sangin
WEB DESK / Ten Egyptian soldiers have been killed by two roadside bomb blasts during a raid against jihadist militants in the Sinai peninsula. According to a statement, fifteen militants were killed and seven others arrested during the operation. The statement adde, soldiers also destroyed half a tonne of the explosive TNT and seized two … Continue reading Egypt: 10 soldiers killed in 2 roadside bomb blasts
Police in London have raided 6 places and detained 7 people in connection with yesterday’s attack in Britain’s capital. The police made the announcement today, a day after a man rammed a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a police officer outside the Houses of Parliament. They say inquiries continue in Birmingham, London … Continue reading UK Parliament Attack: Police raids 6 places, detains 7 people
WEB DESK At least five people were killed and more than 40 injured in a terror attack near the British Parliament in London. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said, the attack started when a car mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, before crashing into railings just outside Parliament. Three people were killed after being … Continue reading UK: 5 killed in terror attack near British Parliament; World condemn attack
AMN Many world leaders including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condemned the attack. In a tweet this morning, Mr Modi said, at this difficult moment, India stands with the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism. He said, his thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. US President Donald Trump spoke … Continue reading World leaders condemn London terror attack
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