Death toll from Indonesian quake rises to 52: official

Death toll from Indonesian quake rises to 52 official

MEUREUDU: At least 52 people have died and hundreds are injured after a strong earthquake struck Aceh province on Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday, an official said. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake hit Pidie Jaya district at dawn, toppling homes, flattening buildings and sending people running for higher ground. There was no tsunami alert. The More...

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Nude selfies used as collateral for Chinese loans (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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Nude selfies used as collateral for Chinese loans

Lenders told female borrowers that if they failed to repay the loans, their nude photos would be sent to their families and friends. Beijing: Hundreds of photos and videos of naked women used as collateral for loans More...

Smoke rises after strikes on the rebel-held besieged neighbourhoods of eastern Aleppo, Syria December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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Russia, China block U.N. demand for seven-day Aleppo truce

By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS Russia and China on Monday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria’s Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels More...

China warns against obstruction of Iran nuclear deal (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Monday, December 5th, 2016
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China warns against obstruction of Iran nuclear deal

BEIJING: Implementation of the Iran nuclear deal should not be ‘affected by any changes in the domestic situations’ of countries involved, China’s foreign minister warned Monday, as US president-elect Donald More...

Over 100 killed as Indian train derails (3)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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Over 100 killed as Indian train derails

LUCKNOW: An Indian express train derailed early Sunday, killing over 100 people in one of the country’s worst rail disasters in years, police said, as emergency workers searched the mangled wreckage for survivors. Shocked More...

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By Sidra Muntaha On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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Shashi Tharoor suggests Pak-artist’s invitation in India

Shashi Tharoor, who is a Congress MP, has stated earlier that he favors inviting Pakistani artists, creative people, and businessmen to India, just for the reason to improve bilateral ties. Tharoor stated it More...

Man returns from bank with bag full of money Rs 20,000 in Rs 10 coins to be exact
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Man returns from bank with bag full of money: Rs 20,000 in Rs 10 coins to be exact

New Delhi: Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of Rs 500, 1000 notes, interesting stories have been pouring out from every corner of the country. And one of the amusing things that More...

A photo illustration shows the Uber app logo displayed on a mobile telephone, as it is held up for a posed photograph in central London, Britain October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Illustration
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Uber says Taiwan’s steps against it hurting citizens

Uber’s comments were made in an open letter to the island’s president posted on its website on Thursday. Uber Technologies Inc urged Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to let the island’s people decide More...

Shocking! woman drags husband in hospital after being denied stretcher (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Shocking! woman drags husband in hospital after being denied stretcher

A nasty scene of a woman being forced to drag her ailing husband on the ramp shocked the onlookers at the government hospital in India. According to a report published by the daily Mirror, Sreevani (40) of Guntakal More...

India’s minister caught watching sexually explicit content (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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India’s minister caught watching sexually explicit content?

Days after Indian state’s minister came under fire after he was allegedly caught watching sexually explicit content on his mobile phone during an official program, a report on Wednesday stated that the minister More...