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Plane crashes in Colombia with 81 on board, including Brazilian footballers

Agencies, BOGOTA An aircraft with 81 people aboard, including Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense and journalists covering their match, has crashed in central Colombia, officials and media reported, but heavy rain has halted rescue operations. The...

Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for Kaman Post to cross over to PoK

Agencies, Srinagar The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), left here early this morning for Kaman Post, the last Indian military post on this side of the border in Uri...

At least 40 killed in China construction accident

Agencies, BEIJING At least 40 people have died and others are still trapped after a platform under construction at a power plant’s cooling tower in eastern China’s Jiangxi province collapsed on Thursday, state news agency Xinhua...

Powerful quake hits Japan, Fukushima residents urged to flee tsunami

Agencies, TOKYO An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit northern Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency said today, generating a tsunami that hit the nation’s northern Pacific coast. The earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo,...

Islamic State kills 12 Sunni tribal fighters, police south of Mosul

Agencies, TIKRIT, Iraq Islamic State killed seven Sunni tribal fighters who support the Iraqi government and five policemen on Saturday in a town south of Mosul, the insurgents’ last major city stronghold in Iraq, local security sources...

Modi, Rivlin vow to work together against terror

Agencies, New Delhi India and Israel today vowed to strengthen their anti-terror cooperation, describing terrorism as the main challenge before the world. They called upon the international community to act with resolve, stressing that failure...

PM Modi, Shinzo Abe travel in bullet train

Agencies, Tokyo Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe today travelled in Japan’s much popular high-speed Shinkansen bullet train. “On the way to Kobe with PM @AbeShinzo. We are on board the Shinkansen...

India, Japan ink Civil Nuclear pact

Agencies, Tokyo India and Japan today signed a historic agreement for cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy after the summit meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. Nine other agreements...