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    Egypt: Gunmen attack bus with Christians; 24 killed, 25 wounded

    Cairo: Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing 24 people and wounding 25, officials said. The attack happened while the bus was traveling on the road to the St. Samuel Monastery in the Minya governorate, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Cairo, the health ministry said. The ministry said there were between...

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    Centre bans sale of cows for slaughter at markets, restricts cattle trade

    New Delhi: In a move that might deprive meat suppliers of stock and also will hurt farmers across the country, the Central government has banned the sale of cows for slaughter at animal markets across India. According to a Hindustan Times report, the new regulations permit trade only between farmland owners. The first central regulation for cattle, it will cover cows,...

    • 17 min ago
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    25 killed, 42 missing in rain-triggered mudslides in Sri Lanka

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's government said the death toll from floods and mudslides that have lashed the island in the last 24 hours has risen to 25 with 42 people missing. Nearly 8,000 people were driven out of their homes in the southwestern region of Kalutara, one of the worst affected, according to the DMC. "Twenty five deaths reported and 42 missing as of noon," the...

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    Army foils infiltration attempt backed by Pak troops, kills 2 terrorists

    Srinagar: The Indian Army on Friday said it had stopped an infiltration attempt backed by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. According to reports, an attack was carried out by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) to enable infiltration, but the Indian Army retaliated and killed 2 terrorists. "Alert troops foiled a...

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    Germans are bad, very bad: Trump on Germany's massive car sales in US

    Berlin: President Donald Trump launched a salvo against Germany and its car sales in the United States at a meeting Thursday with European Union leaders, German weekly Der Spiegel reported. "The Germans are bad, very bad," he said during a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Council head Donald Tusk and other senior officials in...

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge review - Jack Sparrow absent; a downer

    Rating: Director: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Geoffrey Rush Cinema, indeed, is a box full of surprises! And at times, pushes us into an alley of dismay. Can you imagine 'Titanic' without the uninhibited Jack? Would you like to watch 'Rambo' all...

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    Prez polls: Arch-rivals Left and Trinamool, SP and BSP attend Sonia's lunch

    New Delhi: Political arch-rivals on Friday put up a united face on the third anniversary of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, as leaders of 17 parties attended a lunch hosted by Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Bitter contenders in Uttar Pradesh -- the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party - and hostile rivals in West Bengal - the Trinamool...

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    NDA at 3: Modi opens longest bridge in Northeast, blames UPA for delay

    Sadia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday inaugurated the Dhola-Sadia Bridge, the country's longest river bridge, over the Lohit in the eastern most tip of Assam connecting Arunachal Pradesh. After inaugurating the Rs 2,056 crore strategic bridge at Sadia in Assam's Tinsukia district, Modi walked a short distance over it. A vehicle carrying the prime minister,...

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    Wreckage of missing IAF Sukhoi-30 jet found in forest area near China border

    Tezpur: The wreckage of the IAF Sukhoi fighter jet that went missing with two crew members on board was found today after three days of search operations. The Sukhoi jet had gone missing after taking off from the Tezpur Salonibari Air Force station in Assam at 10:30 AM on Tuesday on a routine training sortie. Defence spokesperson, Tezpur 4 Corps, Lt Col Sombit Ghosh...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Sensex crosses 31,000-mark for first time, gains over 250 points

    Mumbai: It seems markets are in celebration mode as two key indices have done spectacularly well since the morning today when Sensex started on a positive note. During pre-closoing trading hours, Sensex surged 250 points to reach at a fresh peak of 31,000 mark, a feat that was never achieved before. Earlier in the day during early trade, the benchmark 30-share index had broken all...

    • 2 hrs ago

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