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Indonesia quake shakes capital, causes some injuries, damage in Java

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Office workers fled high-rise buildings in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the city, causing some injuries and damage to at least 130 buildings elsewhere on the densely populated island of Java. The relatively shallow quake of magnitude 6 struck off Java, the US Geological Survey said, and authorities ruled out the risk of a tsunami. Many people ran along the streets of downtown Jakarta, pointing at the buildings above them, witnesses ...

Malaysia says search resumes for missing flight MH370

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Malaysia kicked off a new search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on Monday, its civil aviation department said.The aircraft disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people, mostly Chinese, on board, in one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.This month, the southeast Asian nation agreed to pay US firm Ocean Infinity up to $ 70 mln if it finds the plane within 90 days. The search vessel, the Seabed Constructor, set off from Durban, South Africa, ...

Congress votes to end US shutdown, Trump signs bill

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The House of Representatives followed the Senate Monday in approving a temporary funding bill that clears the way to ending a three-day government shutdown triggered by feuding over immigration policy. With President Donald Trump standing back from negotiations to end the US government shutdown, it was a group of around two dozen moderate senators that took the lead in hammering out a compromise. Congress voted on Monday to end the three-day closure of federal agencies by approving the latest ...

Man suspected of plotting serial Gujarat, Delhi blasts arrested in India

Monday, 22 January 2018

Delhi Police arrested Abdul Subhan Qureshi, the man suspected of being involved in the serial blasts in Delhi and Gujarat in 2008, following a tip-off and a gun battle on Saturday night.Qureshi, labeled as the Osama Bin Laden of India, is allegedly the top bomb maker of the Indian Mujahideen.According to the Hindustan Times, Qureshi was a quiet boy in school but began his journey as an extremist in 2001 after leaving a reputable computer firm to be involved with religious activities and edit ...

Philippines to deport Hamas ‘rocket scientist’

Monday, 22 January 2018

The Philippines said Monday it would deport an elderly Iraqi man described as a scientist for Hamas and accused of helping the Palestinian militant group lob missiles at Israel.Iraq tipped off the Philippines about the presence of Taja Mohammad Al Jabori, who was arrested on Sunday, national police chief Ronald Dela Rosa told reporters.However, the arrest was due to visa problems rather than any evidence of militant activity, the police chief emphasized.“He's an illegal alien, his visa is ...

Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

Monday, 22 January 2018

Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher. Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said that 19 bodies had been brought into city hospitals, with six identified as foreigners. However, a senior Afghan security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because ...

French FM: Security Council to discuss Syria on Monday

Sunday, 21 January 2018

The United Nations Security Council will hold talks about the situation in Syria on Monday, French Foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on his Twitter feed on Sunday. He added that France would press for humanitarian access. Le Drian said earlier on Sunday that France had called for an emergency meeting of the Security Council over Syria following a Turkish incursion into northern Syria's Afrin province. He also condemned indiscriminate bombing by the Syrian regime in Idlib province and ...

New image of Osama bin Laden’s spokesman and son-In-law in Iran revealed

Sunday, 21 January 2018

A new photo has been released of Osama bin Laden’s son in law and al-Qaeda spokesman in Iran. The photo has emerged as part of the Abbottabad documents. The image of the 52-year-old Kuwait-born Sulaiman Abu Ghaith taken north of Tehran showed him in a completely different form his normal appearance in al-Qaeda’s media publications. The image taken in 2009 showed Abu Ghaith in a family outing organized by Iranian officials during the period al-Qaeda were establishing their presence in ...

Parents of eight raped, murdered girls plead for justice in Pakistan top court

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Following the rape and murder of Zainab, a six-year-old Pakistani girl, the parents of eight other girls with similar cases appeared for a hearing in front of a special bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar. The parents pleaded before a three-member bench of the apex court saying, “give us justice”. The Joint Investigation Team on Zainab’s murder case presented a progress report detailing their investigations thus far. The court was ...

Boris Johnson says UK should welcome Donald Trump

Sunday, 21 January 2018

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for US President Donald Trump to be welcomed to the UK, warning Sunday that resisting a visit risked damaging his country's national interest.A day ahead of Johnson welcoming his US counterpart Rex Tillerson to Britain for talks, Johnson said postponing any Trump trip would be acting against the UK's "single most extraordinary economic relationship"."Donald Trump is the elected president of the world's greatest and most powerful ...

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