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Turkish plane diverted to Canada over bomb threat

A Turkish Airlines flight, flying from New York to Istanbul, was today diverted mid-air and landed at Halifax in Canada after authorities received information of a bomb threat. 256 people were onboard the plane. Agencies quoting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police report that the threat is being investigated, and the police is looking to identify … Continue reading Turkish plane diverted to Canada over bomb threat

Hong Kong goes to polls in first vote since democracy protests

Hong Kong is going to polls today for the first time since huge pro-democracy protests gripped the city last year. More than 900 candidates are competing for 431 seats in 18 district councils, where pro-China parties currently hold a majority. The spotlight on district elections is more than ever before to gauge whether support for … Continue reading Hong Kong goes to polls in first vote since democracy protests

Muslims in Italy rally against terrorism

Italian Muslims gathered in the country’s major cities to show their opposition against terrorism and the terror attacks in Paris. In Rome, hundreds took part in a demonstration at a rain soaked central square, with the slogan “Not In My Name” in their hands. Italian Islamic Confederation said it he hopes the demonstration will help … Continue reading Muslims in Italy rally against terrorism

90 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

AMN / YANGON: – At least 90 people have killed in a devstating landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, officials said Sunday, as search teams continued to find bodies in one of the deadliest disasters to strike the country’s shadowy jade industry. The incident in occured in state of Kachin which … Continue reading 90 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

Russian forces destroy numerous oil facilities controlled by IS in Syria

AMN The Russian military has destroyed numerous oil facilities and tankers controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria, sharply cutting its income, Russia’s defense minister said today. Russian warplanes have flown 522 sorties and destroyed over 800 targets over the last four days.He added that, the strikes this week inflicted significant casualties on IS, … Continue reading Russian forces destroy numerous oil facilities controlled by IS in Syria

Belgium raises terror alert, warning of imminent threat

AMN / Belgium raised its terror alert to the highest level in the capital Brussels today, with the OCAM national crisis centre warning of an imminent threat a week after the Paris terror attacks. As Europe tightens security, it said, following the recent evaluation, the centre has raised its terror alert to ‘level 4’, signifying … Continue reading Belgium raises terror alert, warning of imminent threat

Mali observes 3 days national mourning following terror attack

27 hostages and 2 attackers killed in hotel seige by terrorists AMN / Mali today began three days of national mourning after a siege by gunmen at a hotel in the capital Bamako left at least 27 people dead. The government also declared a 10-day nationwide state of emergency from midnight yesterday over the assault. … Continue reading Mali observes 3 days national mourning following terror attack

US asks Pakistan to combat all militant groups

AMN/ The US has again pressed Pakistan to combat all militant outfits, including the Haqqani network to ensure that they cannot operate from safe havens in the country. US Defence Department spokesman told a news agency that this message was conveyed to Pakistan when its Army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited the Pentagon. US Defence … Continue reading US asks Pakistan to combat all militant groups

PM Modi visits Malaysia & Singapore to attend ASEAN- India, East Asia Summits

AMN / Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Kuala Lampur on a four day visit of Malaysia and Singapore. On his first leg of visit, Mr. Modi will reach Kuala Lampur to participate in East Asia and the India- ASEAN Summits. In Singapore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have series of engagements including meeting with … Continue reading PM Modi visits Malaysia & Singapore to attend ASEAN- India, East Asia Summits

Paris attacks: 3rd body recovered from flat in police raid

A third body has been recovered from the apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis raided by police after last Friday’s attacks. Prosecutors said they have confirmed the body of a woman was found overnight in a search of the flat following Wednesday morning’s raid, but did not give her identity. But a passport bearing … Continue reading Paris attacks: 3rd body recovered from flat in police raid

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...