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149 killed, 117 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

By   /  June 25, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on 149 killed, 117 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

Lahore, June 25 (PTI): About 150 people were charred to death and 117 others injured today in a massive blaze that erupted after an oil tanker overturned and crowds rushed to collect the fuel that spilled over on a highway in Pakistan’s Punjab Province. The oil tanker coming from Karachi and headed to Lahore overturned […]

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15 bodies pulled out of China’s landslide, 118 still missing

By   /  June 25, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on 15 bodies pulled out of China’s landslide, 118 still missing

Beijing, June 25 (PTI): Fifteen bodies have been retrieved by hundreds of rescuers trying to find survivors among 118 people who are still missing a day after a huge landslide engulfed a village in China’s Sichuan Province. Rescuers had retrieved 15 bodies from the debris by 10 pm, the rescue headquarters said. The search and […]

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Record 10,000 people participate in final yoga event in China

By   /  June 25, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Record 10,000 people participate in final yoga event in China

Beijing, June 25 (PTI): More than 10,000 people took part in the final event marking the third International Day of Yoga in China today, the largest participation of enthusiasts in a yoga programme organised in the communist nation this year. The event – the final in a series of programmes organised in 12 cities – […]

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Six injured as car ploughs into Eid celebration in UK

By   /  June 25, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Six injured as car ploughs into Eid celebration in UK

London, June 25 (PTI): Six people, including three children, were injured when a car mounted a kerb and ploughed into a crowd of people participating in an event to celebrate Eid outside a sports centre in northeast England today. Police said the incident in Newcastle was not believed to be terrorism-related but a full investigation […]

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China asks Pakistan, Afghan to meet halfway to improve ties

By   /  June 25, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on China asks Pakistan, Afghan to meet halfway to improve ties

Islamabad, June 25 (PTI): China has asked Pakistan and Afghanistan to improve their bilateral ties and “meet each other halfway”, as it agreed to set up a trilateral mechanism to help reconstruct ties between Islamabad and Kabul. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during talks with Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz yesterday […]

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34 high-rise tower blocks across UK fail fire safety test

By   /  June 25, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on 34 high-rise tower blocks across UK fail fire safety test

London, June 25 (PTI): All high-rise tower blocks tested across the UK so far for flammable material similar to the cladding related to the blaze at a 24-storey residential tower in London last week have failed their compulsory fire safety tests. The UK-wide fire safety alert on residential tower blocks has been triggered by the […]

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Xi’s first visit as Chinese President to Hong Kong

By   /  June 25, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Xi’s first visit as Chinese President to Hong Kong

Beijing, June 25 (IANS): Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong next week to mark the 20th anniversary of its handover from Britain to China. Xi’s three-day visit to Hong Kong, China’s special administrative region, will begin on June 29, Xinhua news agency reported. After becoming the President, this is Xi’s first visit to […]

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Six killed, over 100 missing as landslide buries mountain village in China

By   /  June 24, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Six killed, over 100 missing as landslide buries mountain village in China

Beijing, June 24 (PTI): At least six people were killed and over 100 others remained missing after a mountain village was today buried under tonnes of rocks following a massive landslide in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The landslide from a high part of a mountain in Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba hit Xinmo […]

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Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

By   /  June 24, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

Riyadh, Jun 24 (PTI/AP): A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said today. The Interior Ministry said it launched a raid around Jiddah, as well as two […]

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Death toll in Pakistan bombings rises to 63

By   /  June 24, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Death toll in Pakistan bombings rises to 63

Islamabad, June 24 (IANS): The death toll in Friday’s blasts targeting civilians and security personnel in Quetta and Parachinar areas of Pakistan has risen to 63, with nine people injured in the twin Parachinar blasts succumbing to their injuries overnight, local media reported. More than 200 injured people are being treated in hospitals. Most casualties […]

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