|Saturday, December 10, 2016

World News

Pakistani plane with more than 40 people aboard crashes in north

ISLAMABAD, Dec 8: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with about 47 people on board crashed in the mountainous north of the country on Wednesday (Dec 7), police and the civil aviation authority said. PIA said a plane bound for the capital, Islamabad, from the northern town of Chitral lost contact with the control tower en route. The aircraft ...Full Article

Aceh earthquake: At least 52 dead, hundreds injured

BANDA ACEH: The death toll from a strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Aceh province Wednesday has nearly doubled to 97, a military chief said. “So far 97 people ...Full Article

China calls on US to bar transit of Taiwan president

BEIJING, Dec 7: China has urged Washington to block the president of Taiwan from passing through the US, after reports saying she may stop in New York next month ...Full Article

Earth’s days getting longer, slower: Study

WASHINGTON, Dec 7: Earth’s days are getting longer but you’re not likely to notice any time soon — it would take about 6.7 million years to gain just one ...Full Article

Trump says new Air Force One too costly: ‘Cancel order!’

WASHINGTON, Dec 7: President-elect Donald Trump called Tuesday (Dec 6) for the cancellation of a multi-billion dollar Boeing contract to build the next Air Force One, calling the ballooning ...Full Article

Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia as Rohingya crisis grows

YANGON, Dec 7: Myanmar has stopped sending workers to Muslim-majority Malaysia as relations sour over a bloody military crackdown on the Buddhist country’s Rohingya minority. The move came after ...Full Article

Pentagon hides evidence revealing US$125b in wasteful spending: Media    

WASHINGTON, Dec 7: The Pentagon has intentionally buried an internal report documenting the agency’s US$125 billion worth of bureaucratic waste out of fears that the Congress might cut its ...Full Article

Indian train crash kills 2, renewing network safety fears

NEW DELHI, Dec 7: A train ran off the tracks in India’s eastern state of West Bengal, killing at least two people and injuring six, a railways spokesman said ...Full Article

Jayalalithaa laid to rest next to her mentor MGR

CHENNAI, Dec 7: Masses of grieving supporters wailed, beat their chests and cast flowers on Tuesday as actress-turned-politician J.Jayalalithaa, one of India’s most powerful leaders, was buried on the ...Full Article

US commitment to NATO ‘unwavering’ despite Trump: Kerry

BRUSSELS, Dec 7: The US commitment to NATO will remain “unwavering” despite the change of administration following the election of Donald Trump as president, outgoing US Secretary of State ...Full Article
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