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a Three Palestinians killed during clashes with Israeli security forces
Three Palestinians have been killed during clashes with Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials say, BBC report. Hundreds were injured in the violence, after days of friction over a Jerusalem holy site boiled over. Palestinian factions had called for a "day of rage" in protest at new Israeli security measures at the compound. Tensions..
a Miniskirt video of woman creates debate in Muslim country
Saudi police have released a young woman who appeared in a video wearing a miniskirt and crop-top in public without charge, BBC report. She was summoned for questioning after a video of her dressed in "indecent" clothing sparked a heated debate in the Muslim country. Some demanded she be punished for breaking the strict Saudi dress code. But the public prosecutor has now closed the case,..
_96982358_53ee1fe9-9848-45c4-8b0e-3c9658f9311f North Korean TV anchor feared abducted
South Korean intelligence officials are investigating whether a prominent defector from the North has been kidnapped back to Pyongyang, BBC report. The woman, known as Lim Ji-hyun, fled to South Korea in 2014, where she became a popular TV personality. However, a woman resembling her appeared in a propaganda video in the North's capital on Sunday - prompting speculation she may have been..
a Arizona flash flood nine people
At least nine people from one family have been killed in flash floods after monsoon-like rains swept through a swimming hole in the US state of Arizona, local media say, according to BBC. A 27-year-old man whose wife perished is also missing. More than 100 people were bathing in the area when the floodwater hit with almost no warning. The flash flood struck at Cold Springs, near Payson, on..
a Afghan school girls granted US entry for robotics competition
A group of Afghan school girls taking part in a robotics competition in the US have been granted entry to attend it after their initial visa applications were denied, US media said,according to BBC. US President Donald Trump had urged authorities to rethink their decision, AP news agency said. A US travel ban is in place for six Muslim-majority countries, which does not include..
Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies
Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was China's most prominent human rights and democracy advocate, has died aged 61, BBC report. The activist had been serving an 11-year prison term for "subversion" and was recently moved to a hospital due to a terminal liver cancer. A university professor turned tireless rights campaigner, Mr Liu was branded a criminal by authorities. The Nobel Committee said..
a China rejects calls to give Liu Xiaobo overseas care
China on Thursday resisted fresh international pleas to let cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo seek treatment abroad after the latest hospital updates suggested the democracy champion was close to death, Al Jazeera report. The United States and Germany voiced concerns over the 61-year-old writer, who remains in custody at a heavily guarded hospital in northeastern China, where doctors..
a New Zealand woman died on jet engine blast
A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground, BBC report. The incident happened at the famous Princess Juliana International Airport, which is just metres from the beach. Beachgoers can walk up to the airport fence as planes take off. Police said the 57-year-old woman had been holding on to the..
a Supreme Court suspends cattle slaughter ban in India
India's Supreme Court has suspended a proposed law banning the trade of cattle for slaughter, BBC report. The government said the law, introduced in May, was to "prevent uncontrolled and unregulated animal trade". But the order, which would have banned the sale of buffaloes and camels as well as cows for slaughter, was widely opposed. It would have a major impact on the meat and leather..
a Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000,says ICRC
A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is thought to have infected 300,000 people in the past 10 weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross says, according to BBC. The situation has continued to "spiral out of control", with about 7,000 new cases every day, the ICRC warned. More than 1,700 associated deaths have been reported, according to the UN. Yemen's health, water and..
a Does Kathmandu deserve to be a Metropolitan City?
People residing in Kathmandu do not feel like living in a Metropolitan city as it does not offer the quality of life like any other metropolis city offers around the world, THT  report. Recently, Kathmandu was ranked as the 5th most polluted city in the Pollution Index 2017. However, the Government of Nepal, on December 5, 1995 had declared Kathmandu as a Metropolitan city on the basis of..
Courtesy: Air Quality Index Nepal’s Kathmandu ranks 5th most Polluted city in world
Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu has ranked 5th in Pollution Index 2017 mid-year as published by the Numbeo.com recently, THT report. African country Ghana’s capital city Accra tops the list as New Zeanland’s capital city Wellington ranks as the least polluted cities among 269 cities around the globe.   Kathmandu slumps two spots down to 5th with 96.57 pollution index. Numbeo..
a Nepal Election Commission asks govt to give laws and fix polls date
The Election Commission  has written to the government to provide the report of the Constituency Determination Commission and other essential legislation for the election to the Provincial Assembly and House of Representatives, THT report. A meeting of the EC held Tuesday under the chair of Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav decided to write to the government through the..
a 19 people killed in German bus accident
Eighteen people died when their tour bus collided with a lorry and burst into flames on the A9 motorway in southern Germany, police say, according to BBC. Another 30 on the bus were hurt and two of them were fighting for their lives. The bus was carrying a group of German pensioners at the time of the fire near Stammbach in northern Bavaria. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said..
a Indian woman attacked with acid for fifth time
A woman in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh who survived an alleged gang-rape and four separate acid attacks has been targeted again by an acid-thrower, according to BBC. She was attacked outside a women's hostel in Lucknow while getting water from a hand pump, police said. The woman, 35, had been receiving round-the-clock police protection because of the previous attacks, which were linked..
a Saudi pushes on with steep Qatar demands
Saudi Arabia has reiterated that its demands to Qatar to end the stand-off in the Gulf were "non-negotiable", according to Al Jazeera. Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi foreign minister, said on Twitter on Saturday that "demands on Qatar to stop funding terrorism are non-negotiable". "Restrictions on Qatar show zero tolerance for terrorism," Jubeir said, claiming that Doha had failed to keep previous..
a Vatican treasurer denies sex offences
The Vatican treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, has vehemently denied any wrongdoing after being charged with sex offences in his native Australia, BBC report. He complained that he had been subjected to "relentless character assassination" during a two-year investigation into the "false" claims. He said the Pope had granted him a leave of absence to fight the charges. The charges relate to..
a Chinese Nobel peace laureate Xiaobo released after diagnosed with cancer
Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been moved from prison to hospital after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer, BBC report. Mr Liu, a human rights campaigner, was jailed in 2009 on subversion charges for calling for greater democracy. His lawyer says he is being treated in hospital in northern Liaoning Province after being diagnosed a month ago. His wife Liu Xia has been..
a More than 120 people missing after landslide in China
More than 120 people are missing after a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say, according to BBC. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday). Rescue teams are frantically searching for survivors trapped beneath rocks dislodged by hours of heavy rainfall...