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Brazil’s Lula spends first day of 12-year prison sentence

Brazil’s Lula spends first day of 12-year prison sentence

Curitiba (Brazil), Apr 8: Leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spent today as Brazil’s first ex-president to be imprisoned for a common crime — and his cell was in the headquarters of the giant anti-graft probe that brought him down. The first day of Lula’s 12-year sentence marked the downfall of once one of the […]

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1 dead, 6 injured in Trump Tower fire

1 dead, 6 injured in Trump Tower fire

New York, Apr 8 : A fire broke out on the 50th floor of Trump Tower here, leaving one person dead and six firefighters injured, the New York City Fire Department said today. It said a 67-year-old man, identified as Todd Brassner, was found “unconscious and unresponsive” when firefighters arrived at the scene of the […]

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Israel targets over 65 per cent growth in Indian tourist arrivals

Israel targets over 65 per cent growth in Indian tourist arrivals

Tel Aviv, Apr 8 :  Buoyed by the recent direct flight service launched by Air India from New Delhi to Tel Aviv, a top Israeli official said that the country targets a growth of over 65 per cent in Indian tourist arrivals. Air India launched direct flight from New Delhi to Tel Aviv on March […]

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Police stumped by motives of Germany van attacker

Munster (Germany), Apr 8 : German investigators were puzzled this morning by the motives of a man who drove a van into a crowd at an open-air restaurant the day before, killing two people before shooting himself. “So far there are no clues to a possible motive for the act,” said Martin Botzenhardt, senior prosecutor […]

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Russian embassy in UK alleges London withholding on probes

London, Apr 8 :  Russia’s embassy in London today accused Britain of “deliberately” withholding information on probes into the targeting of several Russians on its soil, as the war of words between the two countries continues. The embassy said it had asked the British Foreign Office for “detailed information” on the investigation into the March […]

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‘New strikes on Syrias rebel Douma kill 8 civilians’

‘New strikes on Syrias rebel Douma kill 8 civilians’

Beirut, Apr 7 :  Air strikes on Syria’s rebel-controlled Douma killed eight civilians on Saturday, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, as government forces resumed a military blitz of the town. The Britain-based monitor said it could not confirm whether the strikes were carried out by Syrian government warplanes or those of its ally, […]

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Top Islamic State commander in Afghanistan killed in airstrike: Officials

Top Islamic State commander in Afghanistan killed in airstrike: Officials

Mazar-I-Sharif (Afghanistan), Apr 7 : A high-ranking Islamic State commander in Afghanistan has been killed in an airstrike, officials said today, as Afghan and US forces dial up attacks on the militant group. Qari Hekmat was the top commander of IS Afghan franchise in the northern province of Jowzjan, where the group established a stronghold […]

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NKorea calls imprisoned ex-SKorean president traitor

Seoul, Apr 7 (AP) North Korea today called disgraced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye a “traitor” responsible for “extra-large hideous corruption,” in its first reaction to the sentencing of Park to 24 years in prison on corruption charges. The insults carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency came a day after the […]

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Strong quake rattles Papua New Guinea

Sydney, Apr 7 :  A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck a remote part of Papua New Guinea today, US seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres some 195 kilometres west of the town of Mount Hagen, the US Geological Survey said. Much of the […]

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Trump admin calls for making public Harvard’s admission data following discrimination suit

New York, Apr 7: The US Department of Justice has called for making public Harvard University’s admission data after a lawsuit against the Ivy League institution alleged that it discriminated against Asian-American students in its admission process for years. A lawsuit was filed in November 2014 by anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions, alleging that […]