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Lebanon president says negligence or missile may have caused port blast

  • Beirut, Aug 7 (AFP/APP):Lebanon’s president said Friday that a cataclysmic port blast was caused either by negligence or a missile attack, but rejected widespread calls for an international probe. The explosion that killed more than 150 people and wounded at least 5,000 on Tuesday could have been “negligence or foreign interference through a missile or […]

  • Air India plane crashes in India’s Kerala, at least two feared dead

    (New Delhi) At least two people were feared dead, and 35 injured when an Air India passenger plane crashed in the southern city of Calicut as it came in to land in heavy rain on Friday, police said. The Air India Express plane from Dubai had 191 passengers and crew on board when it overshot […]

  • Two huge explosions rock Beirut, dozens of casualties

    Beirut, Aug 4 :Two enormous explosions rocked the Lebanese capital’s port on Tuesday, killing and wounding dozens of people, shaking buildings and sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the Beirut sky. Video footage of the second blast showed an enormous orange fireball that dwarfed nearby buildings and sent a devastating tornado-like shockwave ripping through […]

  • China urges India to correct wrongdoings of banning Chinese apps

    BEIJING, July 29 (APP)::The Chinese Embassy in India has urged the Indian government to correct wrongdoings of banning apps with Chinese background. In response to media query on the restriction on WeChat of sending and receiving messages in India, Ji Rong, counselor and spokesperson of the embassy, said the Chinese side has lodged solemn representation […]

  • Modi woos Muslims in speech as house leader

    Modi woos Muslims in speech as house leader NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ideological grooming should be traditionally wary of promoting the anti-British revolt of 1857 for its association with Hindu-Muslim unity. The prime minister on Saturday broke from the unspoken Hindutva historiography and urged his coalition’s newly elected MPs to work for communal […]

  • Former US president George H.W. Bush dead at 94

    George H.W. Bush — the upper-crust war hero-turned-oilman and diplomat who steered America through the end of the Cold War as president and led a political dynasty that saw his son win the White House — died on Friday. He was 94. George W. Bush called his father a “man of the highest character and […]