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Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district

Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district Firefighters who took nearly 12 hours to bring the fire under control, went through the blackened floors of the building, littered with spray cans, looking for bodies. Earlier Julfikar Rahman, a director of the local Fire Service and Civil Defence, commented: "So far 56 bodies have been recovered". "I saw with my own eyes that a sudden massive bang with fire and shockwaves totally destroyed th... [Full Article...]

First Pakistani-American to run presidential campaign for Bernie Sanders

First Pakistani-American to run presidential campaign for Bernie Sanders Sanders went on to say, "But because we have a corrupt political system, anybody who is a billionaire who can throw a lot of TV ads on television, suddenly becomes very, very credible". "He's obviously clueless", she said, questioning if he's been fully briefed on the situation. The United States was first to recognize Guaido's leadership, with a number of its allies swiftly following its lead... [Full Article...]

Assam: 59 Dead, 200 Taken Ill After Consuming Spurious Liquor

Assam: 59 Dead, 200 Taken Ill After Consuming Spurious Liquor Guwahati: The death toll in the Assam hooch tragedy mounted to 69 on Saturday, including at least seven women, after 25 were reported dead a day earlier. While one incident occurred at the Salmora tea estate in Golaghat, 300 km from here, the other took place at two remote villages under the Titabor sub-division of the Jorhat district. [Full Article...]

El Chapo’s sons indicted on USA drug charges

El Chapo’s sons indicted on USA drug charges Lopez Obrador also said Guzman's mother, Maria Consuelo Loera, had asked that her son be repatriated to Mexico. "I personally and some other jurors that I knew", the juror said. A year later, Mexico extradited him to the United States on the eve of President Donald Trump's inauguration. Joaquin Guzman Lopez, 34, and Ovidio Guzman Lopez, 28, are charged in a one-count indictment, which was unseal... [Full Article...]

Daughter of North Korean diplomat 'snatched from streets of Rome' and repatriated

Daughter of North Korean diplomat 'snatched from streets of Rome' and repatriated The Italian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that they had been informed by North Korea on December fifth that Jo and his wife had left the embassy on November tenth and that their daughter had been repatriated back to the North on November 14th. [Full Article...]

Explain Christmas Island move, govt told

Explain Christmas Island move, govt told Mr Porter said there was a concern that unlike previous medical transfers that have been conducted, the new laws have no accompanying power to ever return people to Manus Island or Nauru. "How can it be safe for those people to be brought here by Peter Dutton but we need to open Christmas Island for anybody else?" "We are doing our best to make a bad law work as best we can", Mr Porter said. [Full Article...]

Germany resists United Kingdom pressure to ease Saudi arms freeze

Germany resists United Kingdom pressure to ease Saudi arms freeze BAE has been adapting its supply chain to minimize the impact of the ban, and is not facing a "cliff-edge" scenario regarding exports, he said. Germany announced in November that it would no longer offer arms export licences to Saudi Arabia over the killing of Khashoggi. [Full Article...]

Bourke Street Rampage Driver James Gargasoulas Has Been Sentenced

Bourke Street Rampage Driver James Gargasoulas Has Been Sentenced Gargaoulas stood emotionless in the dock as he was sentenced. Justice Mark Weinberg handed Gargasoulas the life sentence in the Melbourne Supreme Court, noting that the crime was " one of the worst examples of mass murder in Australia's history ", and did not accept that his drug-affected state was a mitigating factor in handing down the sentence. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un leaves Pyongyang for Hanoi to meet Trump

Kim Jong Un leaves Pyongyang for Hanoi to meet Trump Their last meeting in June ended without any substantive agreement, triggering a several month-long impasse between Washington and Pyongyang on how to approach North Korea's nuclear disarmament, and the lifting of United States sanctions on the country. [Full Article...]

Venezuela soldiers abandon posts at Colombia border

Venezuela soldiers abandon posts at Colombia border Henao reported from Urena, Venezuela. Video on social media showed opposition marchers desperately heaving sacks of supplies off the trailer before it burned. Mr Maduro has declared Venezuela's southern border with Brazil closed and threatened to do the same with the Colombian border ahead of a Saturday deadline set by the Opposition to bring in humanitarian assistance. [Full Article...]

India airlifts thousands of paramilitary troops to occupied Kashmir

India airlifts thousands of paramilitary troops to occupied Kashmir The development comes as residents heard passing helicopters and fighter jets overnight near the de facto border called Line of Control [or LoC], a sign of escalating tensions between India and Pakistan days after a suicide auto bombing killed at least 44 Indian soldiers and wounded two dozen others on February14. [Full Article...]

Pakistan appeals to United Nations amid rising tensions with India following Kashmir bombing

Pakistan appeals to United Nations amid rising tensions with India following Kashmir bombing The same has been true of its response to terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, such as assaults on the US Embassy and other Western targets by a Taliban faction known as the Haqqani network, which Pakistan is also believed to support", it said. [Full Article...]

Boeing 767 cargo plane crashes near Houston, killing 3 people

Boeing 767 cargo plane crashes near Houston, killing 3 people Hawthorne said. Some said it sounded like the engines were "surging", the sheriff said. A cargo jet crashed near Houston on Saturday. It is a mid to large size jet airliner with a seating capacity for 181 to 375 people. " Please contact local search and rescue officials for further information about the emergency response ". "The Federal Aviation Administration issued an Alert Notice on A... [Full Article...]

Nigeria Elections: Voters Go To The Polls After 1-Week Delay

Nigeria Elections: Voters Go To The Polls After 1-Week Delay Last week, armed group Boko Haram threatened to cause chaos in elections, forcing authorities to delay polls over fears of an attack. According to Sahara Reporters , residents of Maiduguri are now in panic as series of explosions have rocked the city all within ten minutes. [Full Article...]

Mueller: Manafort 'brazenly violated the law' for years

Mueller's team isn't taking a position on whether Manafort's prison sentence should run concurrently or consecutively with separate punishment he faces in a bank and tax fraud case in Virginia. Trump's former trusted campaign chairman's sentencing memorandum was due to be publicly available by midnight Friday, but failed to come to light, suggesting that the document might have been under a seal. [Full Article...]

SoCal Couple Pleads Guilty To Shocking Torture, Imprisonment Of 13 Children

SoCal Couple Pleads Guilty To Shocking Torture, Imprisonment Of 13 Children The case came to light past year when one of the children escaped through a window from the couple's home and called the emergency services. There were no charges involving the youngest child. Jack Osborn represents seven adults among the 13 children and said they can now move forward with their lives without the stress a trial would have involved. [Full Article...]

Saudi crown prince arrives in China

Saudi crown prince arrives in China As it turned out, his swing through South Asia, coinciding with the aftermath of the deadly Jaish e Mohammad attack in Pulwama , thrust him and his country front and centre into the heightened tensions between India and Pakistan . "Terrorism is a common concern and Saudi Arabia will cooperate with India in fighting it, including in matters like intelligence sharing", Mohammed said in a press con... [Full Article...]

Trump's ex-lawyer to talk to Senate intel panel on Tuesday

Trump's ex-lawyer to talk to Senate intel panel on Tuesday Cohen will appear before the House Intelligence Committee in closed session the next day. Cohen, who will begin a 3-year prison sentence in early May, was originally scheduled to testify before Cumming's committee on February 7, but backed out citing threats to his family. [Full Article...]

Pulwama attack: SC notices to states on plea seeking protection for Kashmiris

Pulwama attack: SC notices to states on plea seeking protection for Kashmiris The appointment of such nodal officers have to be given wide publicity, the Bench stated. The respondent states are Jammu & Kashmir , Uttarakhand, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal. A Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi ordered the chief secretaries and police chiefs across several conflict-prone States to be on their toes and nip violent tend... [Full Article...]

Time's Up CEO quits after her son Is accused of assault

Time's Up CEO quits after her son Is accused of assault Gellert also said that Bowden "brushed his erect but clothed penis" against her during the healing session. Time's Up, an organization formed previous year to combat sexual harassment and assault in the workplace , is now coping with a crisis within its own ranks. [Full Article...]


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