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Deadly blast in Ugandan capital a 'terrorist act': President access_time2021-10-24

KAMPALA, Oct. 24: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Sunday that an explosion in the capital Kampala that killed one person and injured five was "a terrorist act" and vowed to hunt down those responsible. Police said a "serious blast...

At least 20 killed in clashes in central Somalia access_time2021-10-24

MOGADISHU, Oct. 24 :  At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 others injured in clashes between regional Galmudug forces backed by the Somali National Army (SNA) and a paramilitary group in central Somalia on Saturday, officials confi...

Strong quake strikes northern Taiwan access_time2021-10-24

TAIPEI, Oct. 24 : A strong earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, with residents reporting violent shaking in the capital Taipei but there were no immediate reports of widespread damage. Taiwan's central weather bureau said the quake was ...

US to release more documents related to President Kennedy murder Dec 15: White House access_time2021-10-23

The US authorities are going to release part of the previously unpublished materials about the 1963 assassination of the 35th President John Kennedy on December 15, the White House has announced. The relevant memorandum was signed by President Joe B...

12 trekkers from two teams killed in India access_time2021-10-23

At least 12 trekkers from two different teams were killed after being caught in snow between Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, officials said Saturday. Rescue teams have retrieved the bodies and intensified the search for missing ones. "As p...

Hundreds of people march against Indian military presence in Maldives access_time2021-10-23

KATHMANDU, October 23: Hundreds of people have marched on the streets of Male' city calling for the removal of Indian military personnel from the Maldives, reported the Maldives Journal. The protest, organized by the opposition Progressive Congr...

U.S. military says senior al-Qaeda leader killed in drone strike in Syria access_time2021-10-23

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23: The U.S. military said on Friday that it had killed a senior al-Qaeda leader in a drone strike in Syria. "A U.S. airstrike today in northwest Syria killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar," U.S. Central Comm...

Australian capital to welcome back international students in 2022 access_time2021-10-22

CANBERRA, Oct. 22: International students will be able to return to Australia's capital for the start of the 2022 academic year. Andrew Barr, the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), on Friday announced that Canberra will we...

U.S. approves new booster of COVID-19 vaccines, "mix and match" dose access_time2021-10-21

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday authorized COVID-19 booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, and approved "mix and match" booster dose for currently available approved COVID-19 vaccines...

13 killed in Damascus army bus bombing access_time2021-10-20

DAMASCUS, October 20 : A bomb attack on an army bus in Damascus killed at least 13 people Wednesday in the bloodiest such attack in years, the SANA state news agency reported. "A terrorist bombing using two explosive devices targeted a passing bus...

Grenade targets Taliban vehicle in Afghan capital: officials access_time2021-10-20

KABUL, October 20 : A grenade attack on a Taliban vehicle wounded two fighters and four nearby school children in Kabul on Wednesday, officials said. A probe has been launched to "find the perpetrators", Taliban interior ministry spokesman Qa...

Death toll in India's flood-hit Uttarakhand state rises to 34 access_time2021-10-20

NEW DELHI, Oct. 20: The death toll in India's flood-hit state Uttarakhand rose to 34, the state's Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said on Tuesday after taking an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas. The chief minister announced a mo...

S.Korea says DPRK fires unidentified ballistic missile into eastern waters access_time2021-10-19

SEOUL, Oct. 19 : The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired an unidentified ballistic missile into the eastern waters, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Tuesday. The JCS said in a statement that the South Korean mili...

U.S. will not join Afghanistan talks hosted by Russia access_time2021-10-19

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 : The United States will not join talks on Afghanistan hosted by Russia this week, the Department of State said on Monday. "We will not participate in the Moscow talks," State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporte...

Myanmar to free more than 5,000 jailed for anti-coup protests: junta chief access_time2021-10-18

YANGON, Oct 18: Myanmar will release more than 5,000 people jailed for protesting against a February coup which ousted the civilian government, the country's junta chief said Monday. A total of 5,636 prisoners will be freed to mark the Thadingyut f...

Helicopter crash kills three in Germany: report access_time2021-10-18

BERLIN, Oct. 18 : Three people were killed in a helicopter crash in southern German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, German media FOCUS Online reported on Sunday. According to a local police spokesman, it is not known if there are people missing. The cause...

26 dead, many missing after heavy rains wreak havoc in India's Kerala access_time2021-10-18

NEW DELHI, October 18: At least 26 people were killed and many others reported missing after heavy rains wreaked havoc in the southern Indian state of Kerala, officials said Sunday. The rains triggered waterlogging, flooding and landslides in several a...

Death toll of Afghanistan's mosque explosions soars to 32: report access_time2021-10-16

KABUL: The death toll from suicide explosions inside a mosque in Kandahar city, capital of Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, has risen to 32, while 68 others were wounded, the state-run news agency said on Friday. According to local...

U.S. says talks with Taliban in Doha "candid and professional" access_time2021-10-11

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11: Discussions between the U.S. and Afghan Taliban officials in Doha, Qatar were "candid and professional," the U.S. State Department said on Sunday. A U.S. interagency delegation met with senior Taliban representatives i...

Death toll from Afghanistan's mosque suicide blast rises to 46 access_time2021-10-09

The suicide bomb explosion inside a Shiite Muslim mosque building in the capital of Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province has killed at least 46. KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, Oct. 9: The death toll from a suicide bomb explosion at a mosque in Afghanist...