Surya Kiran Jet collides, leaves 1 pilot dead and 2 others injured

Surya Kiran Jet collides, leaves 1 pilot dead and 2 others injured

Just a day ahead of Aero India 2019, two aircraft of the Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team collided with each other mid-air on Tuesday at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru. At around 11.50 am, the pilots, who were engaged in a practice sortie, had to eject immediately after two...

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Victims of Church sex fight for justice

Victims of Church sex fight for justice

After years of struggling alone or finding support in national groups, survivors of sex abuse by priests have formed a new international alliance to pressure the Catholic Church to face up to its crimes. The group, called Ending Clerical Abuse (ECA), brings together activists from dozens of countries on several...

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4 Indian Soldiers killed in operation against Pulwama Mastermind

4 Indian Soldiers killed in operation against Pulwama Mastermind

In a big breakthrough, security forces on Monday gunned down top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) commander Abdul Rasheed Ghazi alias Kamran, in a 12-hour-long encounter with multiple JeM terrorists in Pulwama area. Ghazi was a Pakistani national and the brain behind the Pulwama attack. In fact, Ghazi had a narrow escape during...

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India withdraws security for Kashmiri separatists stoking fears

India withdraws security for Kashmiri separatists stoking fears

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Analysts and pro-Indian political leaders have warned of an escalation in tensions after a decision to withdraw the security detail for top Kashmiri separatist leaders. The move by India’s home ministry came days after a suicide attack on Indian paramilitary forces that killed 42 Indian troops in the...

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India blames Pakistan in the deadly Pulwama attack

India blames Pakistan in the deadly Pulwama attack

India said there was “incontrovertible evidence” that Pakistan had a “direct hand” in a bomb attack on a convoy that killed 37 paramilitary soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir. After a Cabinet Committee on Security meeting on Friday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in a statement that India would initiate “all possible...

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Salvation House – Hindus final abode for the dead

Salvation House – Hindus final abode for the dead

They arrive in battered cars, on crutches and sometimes on a stretcher barely able to breathe — but salvation is close for thousands of Hindus who go to the holy city of Varanasi each year to die. Some end up in homes for the elderly overlooking the revered Ganges river...

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ISIS won’t give up its last stronghold easily

ISIS won’t give up its last stronghold easily

A story by CNN reporter:   The unmistakable sound of automatic machine gunfire pierced the early morning, sometime before 7 am. While it was not unusual to wake up to the cacophony of war — be it coalition bombing from airstrikes or gunfire — this was different. Since sundown on...

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Hotel fire: Death toll hits high, to 17 in India

Hotel fire: Death toll hits high, to 17 in India

The death toll rose to 17 from a fire that tore through a hotel in New Delhi on Tuesday, a senior official said. The fire broke out before dawn at the budget Hotel Arpit Palace in a congested part of central Delhi. “We have confirmed with hospital authorities, the toll...

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Washington on the brink as new shutdown looms

Washington on the brink as new shutdown looms

America could be sliding toward a new government shutdown and President Donald Trump may face a fateful choice over his border wall as another knife-edge week opens in Washington. Democratic and Republican negotiators last week seemed to be on course for a deal to fund the government and boost border...

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British woman jailed for 6 months upon slapping immigration officer

British woman jailed for 6 months upon slapping immigration officer

DENPASAR: An Indonesian court on Wednesday jailed a British woman for six months for slapping an immigration officer in an argument over a fine for overstaying her visa. Auj-e Taqaddas, 42, was found guilty in a court in Bali’s capital, Denpasar, of violence against an officer at Bali airport carrying...

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