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France’s Hollande confirms EgyptAir flight ‘crashed’

CAIRO, May 19: French President Francois Hollande confirmed Thursday (May 19) that the EgyptAir flight that disappeared from radar screens over the Mediterranean had “crashed”. “We must ensure that we know everything on the causes of what happened. No hypothesis is ruled out or favoured,” he said in a televised address. The national carrier earlier said a plane carrying ...Full Article

Hopes fade for 150 feared buried in Sri Lanka landslides

ARANAYAKA, Sri Lanka, May 19: Hopes faded on Thursday for the survival of about 150 people trapped under the mud and rubble of two landslides in Sri Lanka, as ...Full Article

Joint rescue team deployed to search for missing flight – Egyptian Military

CAIRO, May 19: A joint rescue team has been deployed to search for the EgyptAir flight which disappeared from radar screens early Thursday, the Egyptian military spokesman said in a ...Full Article

India’s ruling BJP wins power in northeast, expands influence

NEW DELHI, May 19: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party declared victory on Thursday in the northeastern state of Assam, an election boost that will help his right-wing ...Full Article

EgyptAir flight ‘disappears from radar’

CAIRO, May 19:  National carrier EgyptAir said a plane carrying 69 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo had gone missing on Thursday (May 19), disappearing ...Full Article

France ‘clearly targeted’ by IS, risks bomb attacks: Intelligence chief

PARIS, May 19: The head of France’s internal intelligence agency has warned that the country is “clearly targeted” by the Islamic State group which could launch a “terrorist campaign” ...Full Article

Poverty rising in Europe amid global dearth of solid jobs: ILO

GENEVA, May 19: A growing number of Europeans are living in “relative poverty”, the UN labour agency said on Wednesday, warning that a lack of quality jobs worldwide was ...Full Article

Zika virus may spread to Europe in coming months, WHO warns

LONDON, May 19: The Zika virus, an infectious disease linked to severe birth defects in babies, may spread into Europe as the weather gets warmer, although the risk is ...Full Article

One killed, 85 injured as aftershocks shake Ecuador

QUITO, May 19: Two strong aftershocks killed one person and injured 85 on Wednesday (May 18) as they shook Ecuador a month after a devastating earthquake left some 700 ...Full Article

Eradication or regulation? The road ahead for Indonesia’s sex trade

BATURRADEN, Indonesia, May19: Perched on the lush green slopes of Mount Slamet, the resort town of Baturraden is an oasis of serenity 15km north of Purwokerto, the leafy capital ...Full Article
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