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Magnitude 6 quake rattles as it braces for Typhoon Lekima

Magnitude 6 quake rattles as it braces for Typhoon Lekima

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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has caused minor damage in northeastern Taiwan as the island braced for the arrival of a severe typhoon. Taiwan's earthquake monitoring bureau said the quake struck early on Thursday in the Pacific Ocean, about 36km southeast of the city of Yilan. The epicentre was about 22.5km beneath sea level. Television reports showed goods knocked off grocery store shelves and slight structural damage to buildings. The earthquake was felt mildly in the capital Taipei, also in the island's north. No deaths have been reported, but more than 1,000 families were left without electricity in northern Taiwan. Residents in Taipei, where the earthquake's intensity measured 4 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale, said they were woken by falling objects and furniture in t...
Hallmark Star Lori Loughlin Among Actresses Charged In Alleged College Admissions Scheme

Hallmark Star Lori Loughlin Among Actresses Charged In Alleged College Admissions Scheme

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ori Loughlin, star of Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls the Heart,” has been charged as part of a large-scale college admissions scam, according to ABC News. She’s among 40 actresses and CEOs charged, including “Desperate Housewives” alum Felicity Huffman. They allegedly took part in a scheme involving bribes of up to $6 million to get their kids into elite schools, including Standford and USC. The latter is where Loughlin’s daughter, Olive Jade, recently started her freshman year. According to charging documents obtained by the outlet, the “Fuller House” star and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team -- despite the fact that they did not participate in crew
‘What happens to Pakistan-administered Kashmir now?’

‘What happens to Pakistan-administered Kashmir now?’

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India revoked Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.   Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has demanded to know what would happen to Pakistan-administered Kashmir after the removal of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.   Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday proposed to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and said that the state will be split into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.   Talking to reporters, Akhilesh Yadav said that the Modi government should have taken all parties into confidence before taking any such decision.   Take a look: How the state of #JammuandKashmir will cease ...
Imran Khan reacts to India’s decision on Kashmir

Imran Khan reacts to India’s decision on Kashmir

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday termed India's move to revoke Article 370 as "illegal" and one which would "destroy regional peace and security". His reaction came after the Indian government earlier in the day decided to revoke Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split the state into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one. The cricketer-turned-politician termed changing the status of Jammu and Kashmir as a "violation of UN resolutions". "India's move will further deteriorate relations between nuclear-capable neighbours," he said. The official Twitter handle of President Arif Alvi said: "India's attempt to further change status of Jammu and Kashmir is against the resolutions of UNSC and against wi...
20 killed, 74 injured in Pakistan train crash

20 killed, 74 injured in Pakistan train crash

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The incident took place after Quetta bound Akbar Express collided with a goods train. A passenger train rammed into a freight train at a railway station in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 74 others, hospital officials said. The freight train was stationary when the speeding passenger train struck it at Walhar Railway Station in Rahim Yar Khan, in the eastern Punjab province. Jamil Ahmed, an official in the provincial government, said hospitals declared an emergency. Twenty people were killed in the train crash and 74 were wounded, with some in critical condition, according to Javed Ahmed, a physician treating the wounded. Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered authorities to provide the best possible medical care to the victims and said he was sa...
Earthquake rattles Washington’s coast, followed by aftershock

Earthquake rattles Washington’s coast, followed by aftershock

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The US Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Three Lakes area of Washington state. That was followed minutes later by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock near the city of Monroe, some 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Seattle. The initial temblor was recorded at 2:51 a.m. Friday. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Source
13-year-old suicide bomber kills 5 at Afghan wedding

13-year-old suicide bomber kills 5 at Afghan wedding

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The attack took place in Pachirwa Agham district of Nangarhar province. A 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, killing five people and injuring 11 others. Police official Fayz Mohammad Babarkhil said the child blew himself up early Friday at a wedding organized by Malik Toor, a commander of a pro-government militia. Toor died in the attack, and officials said he was the likely target of the bomber. The attack took place in Pachirwa Agham district of Nangarhar province. Pro-government militias often work with overstretched Afghan security forces to prevent territories falling into the hands of the Taleban and Daesh fighters. Last month, Taleban militants killed at least 26 members of a pro-government militia in nor...
SpiceJet flight from UAE lands in India after tyre burst

SpiceJet flight from UAE lands in India after tyre burst

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The pilots discovered that the tyre of the aircraft had burst after taking off from Dubai. A SpiceJet flight returning from Dubai made a safe landing in Jaipur on Wednesday even after one of the tyres of the aircraft burst. The landing took place at 9:03am. All 189 passengers and the crew members are safe. "While aircraft was descending at Jaipur, pilots were informed by Jaipur ATC of suspected tyre burst at Dubai. The crew followed their procedures and landed safely at Jaipur," a SpiceJet spokesperson said. #WATCH: SpiceJet Dubai-Jaipur SG 58 flight with 189 passengers onboard made an emergency landing at Jaipur airport at 9:03 am today after one of the tires of the aircraft burst. Passengers safely evacuated. #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/f7rjEAQt7M— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 201...
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...