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UN chief condemns suicide bombing in Nigeria

United Nations, Nov 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned a suicide bombing in Nigeria in which 50 people were killed. In a statement on Tuesday through his spokesman Farhan Haq, Guterres extended his condolences to the bereaved families and to the government and people of Nigeria for the loss of life, and wished a speedy recovery to the injured, Xinhua news agenc...

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Bengaluru-Mysuru double rail line opened for traffic

Bengaluru, Nov 22 (IANS) The 138-km double railway line between Bengaluru and Mysuru in southern Karnataka was opened for traffic, an official said. Completion of the 1.7 km stretch at Srirangapatna has enabled us to open the 138.3 km double line between Bengaluru and Mysore for operating express, passenger and goods trains on the route in the state's southern region, an official of the ...

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Teenage suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria

Abuja, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 50 people were killed by a teenage suicide bomber who blew himself up during morning prayers in a crowded mosque in Nigeria's Mubi town. A police officer said the dawn attack took place after the prayers at the mosque in Adamawa state. Pictures posted on social media in the aftermath of the attack showed bloodstains on the floor of the mosque, which had a ga...

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19 killed in Iraq car bombing

Baghdad, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed and more than 24 wounded in a car bomb explosion at a crowded marketplace in Iraq on Tuesday, an official said. The blast took place at 4 p.m. near a grocery market in the northern Iraqi city of Tuz Khurmatu, a police source told Efe news. Iraqi government forces gained control over Tuz Khurmatu from Kurdish troops as part of ...

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Oxygen rise 400 mn years ago linked to spike in biodiversity: Study

New York, Nov 21 (IANS) A rapid rise in the oxygen levels over 400 million years ago may have provided a three-fold increase in biodiversity, new research has claimed. The findings showed a nearly 80 per cent increase in oxygen levels from about 14 per cent 460 million years ago (the Middle Ordovician perid) to 24 per cent just 10 million years later during the Late Ordovician period.

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Grenade blast near girls school in Bengal creates panic

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Panic prevailed in a girls school in West Bengal after a grenade that was being defused in a nearby police station exploded, settling off a melee in which some students were injured, none seriously, police said. Police said the grenade was found laying in an empty ground beside the Haldibari Girls High School in Jalpaiguri district's Haldibari on November 15. It wa...

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50 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing

Abuja, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 50 people were killed when a teenage suicide bomber blew up his vest packed with explosives in a crowded mosque in Nigeria's Mubi town, police said. A police official said the dawn attack took place after the prayers at the mosque in Adamawa state, Xinhua news agency reported. We have 50 dead and we are trying to get the exact number of injured, said...

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30 killed in Nigeria suicide blast

Abuja, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bombing inside a mosque in Nigeria, police said. A police official said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest inside the mosque in Mubi town in Adamawa state, reports Xinhua news agency. Many of the injured were in critical condition. No group has claimed responsibility for the horror. ...

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Two policemen killed while defusing bomb in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Nov 20 (IANS) Two policemen were killed and three others injured while defusing a bomb that went off inside a police station in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Monday, police said. According to police officials, the accident took place when the members of Anti-Bomb Disposal Squad were defusing bombs that were kept at Saria Police Station of Giridih district. The police ha...

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Bolt gives tips to Aussies on improving running between wickets

Sydney, Nov 20 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming five-match Ashes rubber, a group of Australia batsmen have turned to Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt to improve their running between the wickets. The just-retired Jamaican athlete is said to have passed on tips to improve their explosiveness off the mark. It's all about explosiveness, and that's one thing I've noticed with cricket --...

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Bengaluru beat Mumbai on ISL debut

Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) Bengaluru FC made an emphatic debut in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL), defeating Mumbai City FC 2-0 at the Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday. Eduardo Garcia (67th minute) and Sunil Chhetri (90+3) scored for the southern club which played in the I-League for the past four seasons. Mumbai managed to see off a flurry of corners up until the 67th minute, ...

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Indira showed commitment to people can't be killed: Pranab

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) In her death, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi left a message that a commitment to the people can never be killed by any power, however strong it may be, former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday. Mukherjee was speaking at the inaugural function of a photo exhibition on Indira Gandhi on the centenary of her birth anniversary at her memorial here.

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IS suicide bombing kills 35 civilians in eastern Syria

Damascus, Nov 17 (IANS) At least 35 civilians were killed on Friday by an Islamic State suicide bombing in eastern Syria, pro-government Sham FM radio reported. The IS suicide bombing targeted a checkpoint of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in an area between the Conico and Jafra energy fields in the northeastern countryside of Deir al-Zour province in eastern Syria, Xinhu...

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Maoists had a deadly run in 2016: Global terror report

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Maoist extremists have had a deadly run in 2016 with their involvement in half of the killings in the Red Corridor, a report by a Sydney-based think tank on global terror has said. More than half of the 340 deaths in 929 terror attacks in 2016 were committed by Maoists operating in the eastern, central and the southern areas of India known as the Red Corridor, th...

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IS-Khorasan bomber kills 18 in Kabul political gathering

Kabul, Nov 16 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and several others wounded when a suicide bomb ripped through a banquet hall in a northern neighbourhood of Afghanistan's capital of Kabul on Thursday, police and witnesses said. A terrorist wearing an explosives-packed jacket tried to enter Qasr-e-Naween Hall at midday in Khair Khana Mina locality shortly before a political gathering e...

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Suicide bomber hits political gathering in Kabul, 10 killed

Kabul, Nov 16 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and nine others wounded when a suicide bomb ripped through a banquet hall in a northern neighbourhood of Afghanistan's capital of Kabul on Thursday, police and witnesses said. A terrorist wearing an explosives-packed jacket tried to enter Qasr-e-Naween Hall at midday in Khair Khana Mina locality shortly before a political gathering ende...

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7 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

Kabul, Nov 16 (IANS) At least seven people were killed in a suicide bomb attack outside a hotel in the Afghan capital on Thursday, police said. The attacker wanted to enter the hotel but was identified by police guarding the hotel. He then detonated his explosives in front of the hotel on the main road, Kabul Police spokesperson Basir Mujahid told Efe news. --IANS soni/m...

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After last PSLV failure, ISRO increases 'robustness' of next rocket

Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) The Indian space agency has stepped up the robustness of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) scheduled to go up next month, a senior official said The move by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) comes after the non-separation of the heat shield of the PSLV-XL rocket that was launched on Aug 31, 2017, resulting in failure of the mission. We a...

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Suicide bombers in Nigeria kill 10

Abuja, Nov 16 (IANS) Four suicide bombers have killed at least 10 people and wounded many others in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri. The attackers, who included women, detonated their explosives in the Muna district, BBC reported on Wednesday citing the police. No group has said it was behind the attack. However, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has carried out many attacks ...

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Mugabe under house arrest as Army takes over Zimbabwe

Harare, Nov 15 (IANS) President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades, was under house arrest on Wednesday, hours after the military announced it had taken him into custody in what appeared to be a coup. The fate of Mugabe, 93, who kept a tight grip on his southern African nation despite his increasing diplomatic isolation from the West, appeared to be in the hand...

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