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Nine dead as wildfires ravage northern Portugal, Spain

Nine dead as wildfires ravage northern Portugal, Spain

LISBON/MADRID, Oct 16: At least nine people died as hundreds of wildfires ravaged northern Spain and Portugal, scorching farmland and forcing the evacuation of towns and villages, authorities said on Monday. The fires, some of which an official said had been started deliberately, were fanned by strong winds as remnants of ex-Hurricane Ophelia brushed the […]

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Sri Lanka: India willing to provide further Rs 300-million to construct 600 houses

Sri Lanka: India willing to provide further Rs 300-million to construct 600 houses

Colombo, Oct 16 : The government of Sri Lanka has received the Cabinet nod to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of India to obtain a Rs 300-million financial grant to build 600 houses for poor families. A survey carried out on housing requirements in 2016 has revealed that 216,197 families […]

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Turkey orders detention of 100 former police officers in post-coup probe – Anadolu

Turkey orders detention of 100 former police officers in post-coup probe – Anadolu

ANKARA, Oct 14 : Turkish authorities issued detention warrants on Saturday for 100 former police officers and have so far detained 63 of them, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, as part of a widening crackdown since last year’s failed coup attempt. The suspects were believed to be users of ByLock, an encrypted messaging app […]

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At least four killed in plane crash in Ivory Coast

At least four killed in plane crash in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Oct 14 :  At least four people were killed on Saturday when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed into the sea near the international airport in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan, a Reuters witness said. Firefighters and rescue divers removed two bodies from the plane, which had broken into several pieces and come to rest […]

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UN chief hopes accord on Iran nuke prog remains in place

UN chief hopes accord on Iran nuke prog remains in place

United Nations, Oct 14 : The United Nations has said that the Secretary-General António Guterres saw the adoption of the 2015 accord reached between Iran and a group of six countries on monitoring Iran’s nuclear programme as an important breakthrough to consolidate global peace and security. “The Secretary-General has repeatedly said that the adoption of […]

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Pakistan: Democracy interrupted like a film interval: Senate Chairman

Pakistan: Democracy interrupted like a film interval: Senate Chairman

Islamabad, Oct 13 : Chairman of Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has said neither democratic institutions were allowed to function in accordance with constitution nor rule of law was established in the country. Speaking at an award giving ceremony to renowned poet Nisar Nasik organised by National Press Club (NPC) here, the Chairman said democracy was […]

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Don’t look at CPEC from Indian perspective: Pakistan urges US

Don’t look at CPEC from Indian perspective: Pakistan urges US

  Washington: Pakistan Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has urged the US not to look at the CPEC from an Indian perspective but as an economic plan for bringing peace and stability to South Asia, days after US Defence Secretary James Mattis backed India and said the China-Pakistan economic corridor passes through disputed territory and Washington […]

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Pakistan wants peaceful relations with ‘belligerent’ India: Army Chief

Pakistan wants peaceful relations with ‘belligerent’ India: Army Chief

  Lahore: Pakistan genuinely wants to have peaceful ties with its neighbours, including a “belligerent” India, the country’s Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said, underlining that it takes “two to tango”. Speaking at a seminar here yesterday on ‘Interplay of Economy and Security’, Gen Bajwa also said that the region surrounding Pakistan remains […]

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Floods, landslides in Vietnam kill 37 people, thousands evacuated

Floods, landslides in Vietnam kill 37 people, thousands evacuated

HANOI, Oct 12:  Floods caused by a tropical depression in Vietnam killed 37 people, one of the highest death tolls recorded in the country from flooding, the disaster prevention agency said on Thursday. Forty people were missing and 21 others were injured after rains caused landslides and flooding, mostly in northern and central Vietnam. “Our […]

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At least 23 dead, hundreds missing as winds fan California wildfires

At least 23 dead, hundreds missing as winds fan California wildfires

SONOMA, Calif, Oct 12: Firefighters facing a resurgence of high winds on Wednesday struggled to halt wildfires that have killed at least 23 people, destroyed 3,500 structures and left hundreds missing in chaotic evacuations across northern California’s wine country. Nearly two dozen blazes spanning eight counties have charred around 170,000 acres (68,797 hectares). Flames erupted […]

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