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Mosque blast kills dozens in Afghanistan's Khost province

Mosque blast kills dozens in Afghanistan's Khost province A security official said the mosque was on an Afghan army base in the province's Ismail Khel district. The explosion took place when the Afghan soldiers were offering prayers inside a military base. The attack drew widespread condemnation in Afghanistan and overseas, with the United Nations describing it as an "atrocity". The Taliban, however, has in the past decried attacks on religious gat... [Full Article...]

Spell out the date for Ram temple construction: Thackeray

Spell out the date for Ram temple construction: Thackeray Thackeray said, "I told the saints who blessed me yesterday that the work which we are about to begin can't be done without their blessings". There is a massive deployment of police in the city as seers and other people arrive for the VHP event. [Full Article...]

DEVELOPING: Police Investigate Black Friday Shooting At Jersey Gardens Mall

DEVELOPING: Police Investigate Black Friday Shooting At Jersey Gardens Mall About 25,000 shoppers visited The Mills since it opened on Thanksgiving Day at 10 a.m.to offer non-stop Black Friday deals for 36 hours. Some videos posted to Twitter showed terrified shoppers running for the exits while others scrambled for cover in stores. [Full Article...]

US Service Member Killed in Afghanistan

US Service Member Killed in Afghanistan More than 2,400 US forces have died in the 17-year-old war, America's longest conflict. The death brings the USA combat death toll this year in Afghanistan to eight, according to Reuters. The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a crowded mosque inside an Afghan army base in Khost Province during Friday Prayers on November 23, killing dozens ... [Full Article...]

Ten dead, dozens missing after boat capsizes on Lake Victoria

Ten dead, dozens missing after boat capsizes on Lake Victoria The cause of the accident is yet to be established. Mugenyi said overloading and bad weather were likely to blame. Kikongo said first responders were among the victims. However, the number of confirmed dead had by Sunday morning risen to almost 13. Though Police spokesman Emilian Kayima said late Saturday that police marine units had pulled 40 survivors from the water, he however disclosed t... [Full Article...]

Chinese consulate attack: 10 suspects nabbed during raids in Karachi

Chinese consulate attack: 10 suspects nabbed during raids in Karachi On Friday, Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said at a press conference, "All of our Chinese friends and officials who work at the consulate, 21 in total, are safe and they have been shifted to a secure location". A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said China would "continue unswervingly" to work with Pakistan to develop economic projects. Two policemen, ASI Ashraf Dawood and Con... [Full Article...]

Jailed British 'spy': UAE hopes to find 'amicable solution'

Jailed British 'spy': UAE hopes to find 'amicable solution' James Brackley, Birmingham's UCU branch president, said that academics are "outraged" at both Mr Hedges' treatment and the university's "refusal to address the serious issues we have raised regarding its campus in Dubai ". "They just disregarded my requests , they said it wasn't part of their job, it wasn't part of their duty", she continued. "He was very, very scared when he was standing in f... [Full Article...]

'I was petrified': officer poisoned by novichok tells of 'emotional battering'

'I was petrified': officer poisoned by novichok tells of 'emotional battering' On June 30, two British nationals - Dawn Sturgess and Charles Rowley - were taken to hospital in Amesbury in critical condition. Back at the police station, "my pupils were like pinpricks and I was sweaty and hot, and at the time I put that down to being exhausted and stressed", Bailey said. [Full Article...]


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