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Oil rig helicopter crashes off Norway coast, 13 presumed dead

OSLO, Apr 30: A helicopter ferrying passengers from a Norwegian oil platform crashed in the North Sea on Friday, killing at least 11 of the 13 people on board, rescue officials said. The 11 passengers and two crew on the flight from the Gullfaks B oil platform, operated by Norway’s Statoil , were all Norwegian except for one British ...Full Article

British foreign minister visits Cuba in first such trip since 1959

LONDON, Apr 29: Britain’s foreign minister arrived in Cuba on Thursday (Apr 28) in the first such visit since 1959, to hold talks on cooperation in “financial services, energy, ...Full Article

US, UN condemn Syria hospital bombing in war-ravaged Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria, Apr 29: The United States and the United Nations on Thursday (Apr 28) condemned an air strike on a hospital in Syria’s Aleppo, with Washington demanding that ...Full Article

600 kilos of Roman coins discovered in Spanish town

SEVILLE, Spain, Apr 29: Construction workers have found 600 kilogrammes of ancient Roman coins while carrying out routine work on water pipes in southern Spain, local officials said on ...Full Article

Indian PM invited to address US Congress in June

WASHINGTON, Apr 29: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a joint meeting of the US Congress on Jun 8 during the leader’s visit to Washington, House Speaker Paul ...Full Article

Syria army readies Aleppo offensive as civilian toll rises

ALEPPO, Apr 29: The Syrian army was preparing an offensive on Thursday (Apr 28) to retake Aleppo, as escalating fighting in the divided second city killed dozens of civilians ...Full Article

Thailand faces longest heatwave in 65 years

BANGKOK, April 28: Authorities in Thailand have urged the public to stay indoors and drink more water to cope with the hot weather as the country faces its longest ...Full Article

Michelle Obama kicks off 100-day countdown to Rio Olympics with US Olympians

NEW YORK, April 28: US First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday started the 100-day countdown to the opening of 2016 Rio Olympic Games at Times Square, Midtown Manhattan, together ...Full Article

Woman names baby after airline after giving birth on flight

CANBERRA, April 28: A woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a Jetstar flight has named her son after the airline, in a bizarre tribute to the flight attendants who ...Full Article

Trump vows ‘America First’ foreign policy

WASHINGTON, Apr 28: Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump promised on Wednesday (Apr 27) a top-to-bottom overhaul of US foreign policy to put “America First” and make its allies ...Full Article