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14 injured as British Airways plane catches fire at Las Vegas airport

Fourteen people were rushed to the hospital when a British Airways Boeing 777 suffered a major engine failure on Tuesday. The incident happened when the plane was taking off at Las Vegas airport. The intense fire triggered...


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EU unveils fresh plan to tackle migrant crisis

In an apparent effort to tackle the migrant crisis, EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker today unveiled new plans under which the 28 nations of the bloc would be forced share 160,000 refugees and ease the...


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Germany can take 500,000 migrants annually for years: Sigmar Gabriel

German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel today said that his country could take in 500,000 refugees annually for years. The German leader made the statement just a day after Hungary's prime minister called on Berlin not to...


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Nepal: Police search for body of slain American teacher

Nepal police today informed the media that they are searching a river where the body of a teacher from Texas, US, was thrown by her assaulter after she was hammered to death. A police official named Hari Bahadur...


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Germany, France launch new measures to help migrants

Germany today pledged to spend USD 7 billion to help hundreds of thousands of refugees entering the country and France followed suit by announcing that it would take in 24,000 refugees as Europe took new measures to...


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Migrants arrive in Austria after Hungary provides transport

Thousands of Syrian migrants who were stuck in Hungary for days today arrived in Austria after the Hungarian government backed down from a confrontation with the refugees and provided them transport.


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China to reduce 300,000 troops

Chinese President Xi Jinping today announced a reduction of 300,000 troops to the country's armed forces. The move is seen as part of a series of reforms planned by Beijing to strengthen a military striving...


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How desperation left 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach

The image of a drowned child named Aylan Kurdi, who washed up on a Turkish beach, has gone viral, sending the people across the world in deep shock. The three-year-old Aylan Kurdi died, along with his five-year-old brother...


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Gunmen adduct 18 Turks in Baghdad

At least 18 Turkish employees of a company building a football stadium in Baghdad were kidnapped by gunmen today, officials said, adding that they had no information that the men were abducted by which group...


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Bangkok blast: Thailand arrests second foreign suspect

Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha today said the police is searching the people involved in the country's deadliest bombing, adding that a second foreign suspect was detained today.


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IS destroyed world famous temple at Palmyra: UN

A UN agency on Monday said that satellite images have confirmed that the sunni terror group has destroyed the main building of a Roman-era temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra.


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Bangkok bombing: Police search for man & woman after new raid

Arrest warrants were issued today by a Thai court for two new suspects allegedly involved in the deadly explosion at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine earlier this month. National police spokesman Lt. General Prawut Thavornsiri said...


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Tianjin blasts: China accuses 11 of negligence

Chinese state prosecutors have accused 11 officials and port executives of "dereliction of duty" and "abuse of power" over the huge explosions which occurred in Tianjin two weeks ago, reported state-run Xinhua news...


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Safari guide killed by lion in Zimbabwe park where Cecil lived

A Safari guide has been mauled to death by a lion as he tried to protect his group from the big cat at the same park in Zimbabwe where Cecil the lion was illegally in July by an American dentist. Quinn Swales, 40, was...


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Nepal: 8 policemen killed in clashes with anti-charter protesters

Anti-charter protesters killed eight police officers in western Nepal on Monday using spears and axes amid rising tension over a proposed new constitution. The violence forced the government to impose curfew in the region and...


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French president honours heroes for train attack 'bravery'

French President Francois Hollande today gave his country's highest civilian honour to a group of Americans and a Briton who displayed exemplary courage in overpowering a Moroccan gunman on a crowded train, saying...


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IS destroys temple in Syria's Palmyra: antiquities chief

Syria's antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim confirmed that Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra.


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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un orders troops to prepare for war

The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, has ordered troops on the country's heavily armed border with South Korea to prepare for war. Kim issued the order just a day after the two countries exchanged artillery fire...


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IS claims responsibility for Cairo courthouse bombing

The Egypt affiliate of dreaded Sunni militant group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the car bombing that wounded 29 people near a state security building and courthouse in Cairo today. The supporters of the...


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ISIS beheads archaeology chief Khaled al-Asaad in Palmyra

One of Syria's most prominent antiquities scholars has been beheaded by ISIS militants in the ancient town of Palmyra. The militants then hung his body from one of the town's Roman columns, Syrian state media and...


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Former Sri Lanka president Rajapakse concedes election defeat

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse today admitted that his dream of a political comeback failed to materialize, conceding defeat in parliamentary elections. After facing a shock defeat in presidential polls eight...


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Bangkok blasts: Suspect seen in video, new explosion shakes city

Thailand's prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha today pledged that his government will leave no stone unturned to find out the people involved in the blast which took place in central Bangkok on Monday, killing at least 20...


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Sweden drops sexual assault probe against Assange

In a major relief for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Swedish prosecutors today dropped a sexual assault probe against him, but Assange still faces a rape claim. Two of the four allegations against Assange - who...


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IS truck bomb kills 40 in crowded Baghdad market

At least 40 people and several got injured as a result of a truck bombing in a Shiite-majority area of Baghdad today. The attack carried out the Islamic State group is one of the deadliest single attacks in the city in months.


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Tianjin explosions: Death toll rises to 44

The death toll in massive explosions that rocked the port city of Tianjin in China has jumped to 44. The explosions were so strong that they were felt by residents living miles away with some thinking that an earthquake has hit the area.


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South Korean man, 80, sets himself ablaze in anti-Japan protest

An 80-year old South Korean self-immolated himself today during a protest seeking an apology from Japan for forcing Korean girls and women to work in military brothels during World War Two.


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Zimbabwe lifts hunting ban after only nine days

Zimbabwe has lifted a ban on lion, leopard and elephant hunting, just nine days after imposing it after a global outrage following the illegal hunting of Cecil the lion. South African news site news24.com reported the...


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Deadly violence in Istanbul and Sirnak

Turkey was hit by a wave of violent attacks today, with four police officers losing their lives in the south east and a bomb blast in Istanbul, the country's largest city. In another incident, two gunmen opened fire...


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Debris confirmed to be from MH370: Malaysia PM

Malaysia's prime minister Najib Razak today confirmed that the debris found on Reunion Island a week ago belongs to flight MH370, the Malaysian Airlines plane which mysteriously went missing 17 months ago...


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Japan PM expresses 'serious concern' over US spying reports

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today expressed serious concerns over allegations that senior Japanese government and business officials were spied upon by the US. Japan's top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga...


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