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Moussa Oukabir, 17, confirmed as one of five attackers killed in Cambrils – as it happened

Key terror attack suspect Moussa Oukabir has been identified as one of the men killed by police in Cambrils after a cell of extremists slaughtered 14 innocent people in two separate attacks. They also named Said Aalla, 18 and Mohamed Hychami, 24 as among those shot dead. Four other suspects were taken into custody. But police were last night continuing ... Read More »

Indian-Origin Actress Hid In Cafe Freezer, Live Tweeted Spain Attack

An Indian-origin television actress in the UK had a lucky escape when she hid in a restaurant freezer during the terrorist attack in Spain. Laila Rouass, 46, who was on a holiday in the city with her 10-year-old daughter Inez Khan, live tweeted from her hideout as the attack unfolded in the busy Las Ramblas area of the city. “In ... Read More »

Karachi and Dhaka are named among the least liveable cities in the world

Pakistan’s Karachi city and Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka have been named among the least liveable cities of the world, a survey. According to Global Liveability Report compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Karachi maintains its 134th rank in the listing of 140 cities, only managing to fare better than Port Moresby, Dhaka, Tripoli, Lagos and Damascus. The survey says that ... Read More »

Kovind and Naidu condemned the terror attack in Spain

President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday condemned the terror attack in Spain`s Barcelona which left at least 14 people dead and over 130 injured. In a message to King Felipe VI of Spain, the President said, “I am deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific terror attack in Barcelona. India condemns the attack in ... Read More »

Canada : Raise in asylum seekers

Canada is facing an “unprecedented” number of asylum seekers, who have crossed the border from the United States, officials said. “We’ve never seen those numbers,” said Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) spokesman Claude Castonguay. “Even though our officers are patrolling 24 hours a day all year long, we’ve never seen such numbers coming in.” RCMP intercepted almost 7,000 asylums seekers ... Read More »

Mitt Romney calls on Trump to apologize.

Mitt Romney called on President Donald Trump Friday to apologize for his comments about Charlottesville, Virginia, saying the President’s remarks this week “caused racists to rejoice.” “The potential consequences are severe in the extreme,” Romney wrote in a Facebook post. “Accordingly, the president must take remedial action in the extreme. He should address the American people, acknowledge that he was ... Read More »

Glimpse the Armageddon; 5-mile asteroid to whiz past earth on September 1

September 1 would be a great day for science and space enthusiasts, as a big near-Earth asteroid measuring around 4.4 km, will whiz past the earth. The big asteroid will pass safely along Earth at a distance of around seven million kilometers. This distance may appear quite big, but if one considers distances in space, this would be quite near. ... Read More »

Finland attacks

Police in Finland have shot and arrested a suspect after several people were stabbed in the city of Turku. The suspect was shot in the leg after the stabbings, said police, who have warned the public to move away from the city center. Police said on Twitter they were searching for more possible perpetrators in Turku. Kent Svensson, 44, from ... Read More »

Hisham al-Omeisy arrested

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have arrested a prominent activist who used social media to document the war that has ravaged his country. On August 12, Hisham al-Omeisy tweeted to his 23,700 followers: “Armed goons backed by corrupt officials are forcefully taking real estate in Sanaa. They just showed up at my door.” He has not been seen on Twitter since. The ... Read More »

Dengue Outbreak in Vietnam

Vietnam is battling a raging dengue fever outbreak with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past week. The number of infected represents a 42-percent increase over the same period last year along with seven more deaths, the Ministry of Health said on Friday. A total of 90,626 people have been infected, of whom 76,848 have been hospitalised and ... Read More »

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