Thursday 23 March 2017

Multiple dead in UK parliament terror attack

At least four people were killed as a knife-wielding assailant driving a sport utility vehicle mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a police officer outside the British Parliament on Wednesday, according to media sources. London police shot the assailant dead while 40 others were i


2 dead, many injured in 'terror' attack outside UK parliament

At least two people were killed and dozens injured in a major terror incident outside the British Parliament, said a Reuters report. An assailant stabbed a policeman and was shot by police just outside Britain's parliament building in London on Wednesday in what police describ


Sudanese jet with 44 on board crashes, many injured

A passenger jet carrying 45 people crash-landed in South Sudan's north-western city of Wau on Saturday, leaving at least 14 people injured, said a report citing government and airport officials. Visibility is said to have been poor when the South Supreme Airlines plane crashe


Vodafone India, Idea announce big merger

British mobile phone giant Vodafone will merge its Indian unit with Idea Cellular, a leading telecom group in India, to create the country's largest telecoms operator, the firms said. The highly complementary combination will create India’s largest telecoms operator wit


Terror suspect shot dead in Paris airport, probe ordered

A terror suspect was shot dead at Paris Orly airport on Saturday after snatching a soldier's weapon and shooting at three police officers from a car prompting an evacuation of the entire airport, said media reports. Anti-terror officials have launched an investigation into th


Tensions rise as Syria retaliates against Israeli airstrikes

Israeli airstrikes on Syrian targets overnight have triggered the most visible skirmish between the two neighbours since Syria’s civil war began in 2011, according to media reports. Israeli warplanes were on a mission to destroy a weapons convoy destined for the Iranian-backed Le


Teen held over France school shooting; 4 hurt

French police arrested a 16-year-old student who opened fire at a high school in the town of Grasse on Thursday, wounding three other students and the principal who tried to intervene, a report said. The suspect, identified by the Interior Ministry spokesman as Killian Barbey, op


Dozens killed as suicide bombers hit Syrian capital

Suicide bombers killed dozens of people in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, the sixth anniversary of anti-government protests that devolved into one of the deadliest wars of the century. Syrian state media said a first attacker detonated his payload outside the largest courthouse


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