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Iran's earthquake death toll raised to 530: declared an emergency

Iran’s earthquake death toll raised to 530: declared an emergency Iranian officials have raised the death toll from Sunday’s earthquake of 7.3 magnitude on its border with Iraq to at least 530, making it the deadliest in the world this year. At least 7,460 people were injured during the earthquake, which hit seven big cities and 1,950 villages in the province. Officials said 12,000 houses had been completely destroyed and […]

Khardunga La No longer the World’s Highest Road

Khardunga La No longer the World’s Highest Road In a major feat, the Border Roads Organization (BRO) has constructed the world’s highest motorable road in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, passing through Umling La Top at a height of over 19,300 feet. The feat was achieved under “Project Himank” of the BRO. Being close to Hanle, the 86-km-long strategic road through Umling La Top connects Chisumle and Demchok […]

Texas church shooting: at least 26 confirmed dead

Texas church shooting: at least 26 confirmed dead An armor-clad gunman opened fire inside a rural Texas church on Sunday, killing more than two dozen people in the largest mass shooting in the state’s history, officials said. Twenty-six people were killed during the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at a news conference Sunday evening. “The tragedy, of course, is worsened by the […]

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Honoured With UNESCO Award

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Honoured With UNESCO Award The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam has bagged an Award of Merit from Unesco for conserving cultural heritage. The temple got the international recognition for the Rs 20crore beautification and renovation work taken up prior to a consecration ceremony in 2015, without affecting its centuries’ old heritage. Temple authorities said they received a communique from Unesco on Tuesday mentioning that the temple has […]

Multiple people were shot on Wednesday inside a Walmart in a Denver suburb, local police said.

Multiple people were shot on Wednesday inside a Walmart in a Denver suburb, local police said Multiple people were shot on Wednesday inside a Walmart in a Denver suburb, local police said. Police in Thornton, Colorado, did not release any information about any of the victims and it was not clear if an assailant had been taken into custody. Thornton is about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Denver. “We’ve […]

Collapse at North Korea nuclear test site leaves 200 dead

Collapse at North Korea nuclear test site leaves 200 dead 200 North Korean labourers have been killed after a mine shaft being dug at the regime’s nuclear test site collapsed, according to Japan’s Asahi TV. It was reported earlier this year that the mountain under which the base is believed to be hidden was at risk of collapsing and leaking radiation into the region. An additional 100 labourers sent to […]

In Pictures: Singapore’s Trains and Buses Celebrate Deepavali in Style

For the second year in a row, Singapore goes all out to make the festival of lights a memorable one for its commuters! Kickstarting the festive season on an awe-inspiring note, Singapore’s Land Transport Authority brought back its Deepavali-themed trains and buses once again and had its large Indian community in raptures. Decked with stunning rangoli designs, majestic elephants for luck and traditional Indian motifs, these buses and trains will […]

 
 
 

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are continuing to fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps to escape large-scale violence, according to witnesses and drone footage shot by the UN office for refugees. The UNHCR video shot on Monday shows thousands upon thousands of Rohingya Muslims trudging along a narrow strip of land […]

Huge bomb blast rocks Mogadishu, 276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history

The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country’s information minister said early today, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll could continue to rise. In a tweet, Abdirahman Osman called the attack “barbaric” and said countries including Turkey and Kenya had already offered to send medical aid. Hospitals were overwhelmed a […]

Five Telangana students selected for NASA's rover challenge

The five-member team of students from the SR Engineering College in Warangal will now take part in the 5th annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge to be held in April 2018 in the US. The students qualified for the final challenge after overcoming the selection criteria – to prepare a moon buggy, design, report and submit their idea that make their buggy work on the surface of moon, ensuring the […]