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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...
Air India suffers Rs3 billion losses as Pakistan air space closes

Air India suffers Rs3 billion losses as Pakistan air space closes

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Airspace has remained shut for traffic to and from India, since hostilities broke out over Pulwama attack. Air India has suffered losses of around Rs3 billion (Rs300 crore) since late February as its long haul flights from New Delhi are taking longer to reach destinations in Europe, the Gulf and the US because of the closure of Pakistan's airspace. The Pakistani airspace has remained shut for traffic to and from India ever since hostilities broke out between the two countries after the Pulwama suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. With its aircraft operating from New Delhi spending longer time in air, Air India is incurring daily loss of Rs6 crore on extra fuel burn, cabin staff expenses and reduced flights. The national carrier has approached the Civil Aviatio...
Pakistani doctor and medical staff accused of raping and killing a woman

Pakistani doctor and medical staff accused of raping and killing a woman

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The 22-year-old Asmat has gone to the hospital for treatment of toothache A Pakistani woman patient has allegedly been raped and poisoned by a doctor and medical staff in Karachi. At least four medical officials, including a doctor, at a government hospital were said to have been involved in the alleged rape and murder of a woman patient who had gone to hospital to seek treatment for toothache, Geo News reported. Patient identified as Asmat Junejo had gone to the Sindh Government Hospital for treatment of toothache. There, however, a doctor, with the help of three other officers allegedly drugged, subdued, and raped her, and then poisoned her. Chief Minister orders inquiry Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the incident and ordered police to take immediate...
Zahran Hashim: The radical cleric linked to Sri Lanka blasts

Zahran Hashim: The radical cleric linked to Sri Lanka blasts

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This undated image posted by the Daesh’s Aamaq news agency on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, purports to show Mohammed Zahran, a.k.a. Zahran Hashmi, centre, the man Sri Lanka says led the Easter attack that killed over 300 people, as well as other attackers. For years, Sri Lanka's Muslim community warned authorities about a firebrand cleric. Now it seems Zahran Hashim may have played a key role in one of the worst attacks in the country's history. A video released Tuesday by the Daesh group, which earlier claimed responsibility for the Easter attacks that killed over 350 people, appears to prominently feature Hashim. He appears to be the round-faced cleric in the footage - the only one of the eight figures depicted whose face is uncovered. Dressed in a black tunic headscarf and carr
Pakistan PM Imran Khan gets trolled for viral video

Pakistan PM Imran Khan gets trolled for viral video

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He made a factually incorrect statement during his visit to Iran this week. Pakistan PM Imran Khan was trolled online for making a statement that Japan shares its border with the European country Germany. He made the erroneous statement while addressing a joint press conference with Iran President Hassan Rouhani during his visit to the country this week. A video of him saying Germany and Japan share a common border has gone viral online. He says, "Germany and Japan killed millions of civilians until second world war when they decided to have joint industries on the border area. Now there is no question of them having bad relations because their economic interests are tied together." Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the Pacific. Germany is in central Europe....