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10 dead as bomb targets police at Lahore shrine

10 dead as bomb targets police at Lahore shrine

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The blast took place close to the Data Darbar, one of the largest shrines in South Asia. Pakistani Taleban faction claimed responsibility for a blast that killed at least 10 people in the eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, the militants said in a statement. "This attack was carried out at a time when there were no civilians near the police," said Abdul Aziz Yousafzai, spokesman for the Hizbul Ahrar militant group, a faction of the Pakistani Taleban. The blast, one day after the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, took place close to the Data Darbar, one of the largest shrines in South Asia, which was cordoned off by security forces. "Police was the prime target in this attack. We are collecting forensic evidences to ascertain the nature of the blast. This attack has lef...

One student killed, 8 injured in US school shooting

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Two male students armed with handguns opened fire in two classrooms. An 18-year-old student was killed and eight other were injured in a shooting occurred on Tuesday afternoon at a school near Denver, capital of the US western state of Colorado, local police confirmed. "It is with extreme sadness that we can confirm that one student at the STEM School was killed in today's #stemshooting incident. The immediate family has been notified. Douglas County Coroner Jill Romann has not officially identified the student is stating it's an 18 year old male," Douglas County Sheriff's Office tweeted about five hours after the fatal incident. Two suspects entered the school just before 2pm (local time) and "got deep inside the school and engaged students in two separate locations...
Air India suffers Rs3 billion losses as Pakistan air space closes

Air India suffers Rs3 billion losses as Pakistan air space closes

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Airspace has remained shut for traffic to and from India, since hostilities broke out over Pulwama attack. Air India has suffered losses of around Rs3 billion (Rs300 crore) since late February as its long haul flights from New Delhi are taking longer to reach destinations in Europe, the Gulf and the US because of the closure of Pakistan's airspace. The Pakistani airspace has remained shut for traffic to and from India ever since hostilities broke out between the two countries after the Pulwama suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. With its aircraft operating from New Delhi spending longer time in air, Air India is incurring daily loss of Rs6 crore on extra fuel burn, cabin staff expenses and reduced flights. The national carrier has approached the Civil Aviatio...
Pakistani doctor and medical staff accused of raping and killing a woman

Pakistani doctor and medical staff accused of raping and killing a woman

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The 22-year-old Asmat has gone to the hospital for treatment of toothache A Pakistani woman patient has allegedly been raped and poisoned by a doctor and medical staff in Karachi. At least four medical officials, including a doctor, at a government hospital were said to have been involved in the alleged rape and murder of a woman patient who had gone to hospital to seek treatment for toothache, Geo News reported. Patient identified as Asmat Junejo had gone to the Sindh Government Hospital for treatment of toothache. There, however, a doctor, with the help of three other officers allegedly drugged, subdued, and raped her, and then poisoned her. Chief Minister orders inquiry Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the incident and ordered police to take immediate...
Zahran Hashim: The radical cleric linked to Sri Lanka blasts

Zahran Hashim: The radical cleric linked to Sri Lanka blasts

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This undated image posted by the Daesh’s Aamaq news agency on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, purports to show Mohammed Zahran, a.k.a. Zahran Hashmi, centre, the man Sri Lanka says led the Easter attack that killed over 300 people, as well as other attackers. For years, Sri Lanka's Muslim community warned authorities about a firebrand cleric. Now it seems Zahran Hashim may have played a key role in one of the worst attacks in the country's history. A video released Tuesday by the Daesh group, which earlier claimed responsibility for the Easter attacks that killed over 350 people, appears to prominently feature Hashim. He appears to be the round-faced cleric in the footage - the only one of the eight figures depicted whose face is uncovered. Dressed in a black tunic headscarf and carr
Pakistan PM Imran Khan gets trolled for viral video

Pakistan PM Imran Khan gets trolled for viral video

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He made a factually incorrect statement during his visit to Iran this week. Pakistan PM Imran Khan was trolled online for making a statement that Japan shares its border with the European country Germany. He made the erroneous statement while addressing a joint press conference with Iran President Hassan Rouhani during his visit to the country this week. A video of him saying Germany and Japan share a common border has gone viral online. He says, "Germany and Japan killed millions of civilians until second world war when they decided to have joint industries on the border area. Now there is no question of them having bad relations because their economic interests are tied together." Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the Pacific. Germany is in central Europe....
Suspected Sri Lanka suicide bomber caught on camera entering church

Suspected Sri Lanka suicide bomber caught on camera entering church

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the man was caught in the church's internal cameras entering the packed hall. A new footage of the suspected suicide bomber entering St Sebastian's church in Negombo, as part of the coordinated bombings, has emerged online. In the video, we can see a young bearded man with a backpack, outside the building. #WATCH Colombo: CCTV footage of suspected suicide bomber (carrying a backpack) walking into St Sebastian church on Easter Sunday. #SriLankaBombings (Video courtesy- Siyatha TV) pic.twitter.com/YAe089D72h— ANI (@ANI) April 23, 2019 Further, the same man can be seen in the church's internal cameras entering the hall packed with Easter Sunday worshippers. The video ends before the bomb is detonated. Today, Daesh has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombi...
Expat sneaks into woman’s room, rapes her in Dubai villa

Expat sneaks into woman’s room, rapes her in Dubai villa

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The 35-year-old complainant said that she stayed at a villa where people rent separate rooms. A man was charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance on Tuesday for allegedly raping a Filipina who shared the same villa. According to the public prosecution records, the case dates back to September 21 last year when the 23-year-old Egyptian man sneaked into the room of the victim in their villa in Al Badaa after she came back from a party at 4:30am and raped her. He denied the charge in court. The 35-year-old complainant said that she stayed at a villa where people rent separate rooms. "At 4:30am, I came back from a relative's party in a nearby villa. I went to my room and slept. Shortly later, I felt someone forcing himself on me. When I opened my eyes, he stood up and left the...
Powerful earthquake jolts Philippines for second day

Powerful earthquake jolts Philippines for second day

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The US Geological Survey said the earthquake hit near Tutubigan, 68km from Tacloban, and hundreds of kilometres south of the quake that hit near Manila. A 6.4-magnitude tremor struck the southern Philippines on Tuesday, US geologists said, just a day after a deadly quake that rocked the country's north. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake hit near Tutubigan, which is hundreds of kilometres south of the quake that hit near Manila. The fresh quake's epicentre is about 800km from the Monday quake's epicentre on northern Luzon. The Philippines' eastern Visayas region was hit by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake on Tuesday, a stronger then the one that hit northern Luzon and Manila on Monday. USGS downgraded the magnitude of the fresh quake after initially recording i...
Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes Philippines Reuters

Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes Philippines Reuters

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An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude hit the Philippines on Monday. The US Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit the central Philippines, a day after 6.1 quake hit the country’s north and killed at least 11 people. The new quake hit Tuesday afternoon and was centered 13 kilometers (8 miles) east of Tutubigan in the country’s central region. The quake was relatively deep at 70.2 kilometers (43 miles). A supermarket crashed down in Monday’s powerful earthquake, which damaged buildings and an airport in the northern Philippines. The death toll is now 11, with more missing. Source