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  • 7 dead as gunmen shoot at Sri Lanka prison bus

    Sri Lanka (AP) — Seven people were killed Monday when gunmen shot at a bus transporting prisoners to a court in southwest Sri Lanka, news reports said. Five inmates, including a suspected gang leader, and two prison guards were killed in the attack near the town of Kalutara, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of the capital, Colombo, privately owned Maharaja TV reported. Two other inmates were injured and hospitalized. The gunmen escaped after the shooting. The motive for...

    At least 10 dead in east China hotel fire

    Feb. 25 (Xinhua) — At least 10 people were killed in a hotel fire Saturday morning in Nanchang, capital of east China’s Jiangxi Province, firefighters said. The fire, which broke out around 8 a.m. in the HNA Platinum Mix Hotel in Honggutan New District, was put out around 9:40 a.m. More than 10 construction workers were working on the second floor at the time. Firefighters found seven bodies in debris, and three of the 16 hospitalized died despite medical...

    Four killed as Indian Kashmir rebels ambush army convoy

    India, Feb. 23 (AFP): A woman and three soldiers were killed Thursday when militants ambushed an army convoy in Indian Kashmir, police said. The soldiers were returning from a search operation when the militants attacked their convoy, injuring six, three of whom later died.The civilian woman was hit by a stray bullet and died, police said.”Three army soldiers succumbed to their injuries at the army hospital in Srinagar,” said a police spokesman who asked not to be named, referring...

    Turkey says ‘100 IS fighters’ left in Syria’s Al-Bab

    Feb 22, 2017 (AFP) – Turkey said Wednesday fewer than 100 Islamic State jihadists were still holed up in a flashpoint Syrian town which has seen the bloodiest clashes of Ankara’s half-year campaign inside the conflict-torn country. Speaking to NTV television, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said half of the town of Al-Bab was in the hands of Turkish troops and allied pro-Ankara Syrian rebels, after the government repeatedly said it was “largely under control”. Since launching its unprecedented incursion...

    Avalanche kills seven in northern Pakistan

    Feb 19, 2017 (AFP): An avalanche killed at least seven labourers in northern Pakistan on Sunday, a senior official said, with up to four more trapped beneath the snow. The accident, which also injured seven, happened near the Lowari Tunnel which connects the districts of Dir and Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, senior local administration official Shahab Hameed told AFP. “Efforts are also being made to pull the remaining workers out alive,” he added. Rescue teams have rushed to...

    American national security advisor Michael Flynn resigns

    Michael Flynn, US senior security advisor, resigned over the conflicting statement with Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyakam on Monday. In the letter Flynn has said, “I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology.” “Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the vice president-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador. I have sincerely apologized to the president and the vice president,...

    Greece evacuates 75,000 people to defuse unexploded WWII bomb

    A massive evacuation has begun in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki so experts can defuse a 500-pound unexploded World War II bomb. Police went house-to-house Sunday morning, ringing bells and knocking on doors to remind people living within a 1.9-kilometer (1.18-mile) radius of the bomb site to leave their homes. Most were leaving in their cars, but some were being transported by bus to schools, sports halls and cultural centers elsewhere in the city, where they can get...

    Chinese, Sri Lankan presidents exchange congratulations on anniversary of diplomatic ties

    BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday exchanged congratulatory messages to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Sri Lanka. In his message to Sirisena, Xi pointed out that since China and Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations 60 years ago, the bilateral ties, to which he attaches great importance, have stood the test of an ever-changing international situation and achieved a healthy and smooth development. Xi said...

    Lady Gaga brings message of inclusion to Super Bowl halftime

    Lady Gaga’s powerful Super Bowl LI halftime performance didn’t have any of the overt political statements that some people were expecting, but it did have a message about inclusion. The Grammy winner kicked off her fiery halftime show at the top of Houston’s NRG Stadium singing “God Bless America” before transitioning into “This Land Is Your Land.” Then, before Gaga jumped from the roof, she concluded her emotional intro by quoting from the Pledge of Allegiance: “One Nation under...

    Romania protesters not backing down after decree repeal

    Feb 6, 2017- About 500,000 demonstrators have rallied across Romania, despite the government revoking a controversial decree that fueled their discontent. The left-wing government earlier scrapped the decree, which would have shielded many politicians from prosecution for corruption. But protesters remain dissatisfied about a revised version of the bill which will now be put to parliament. Some are calling for the government of PM Sorin Grindeanu to resign. Recent days have seen Romania’s largest protests since communism fell in...

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