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(Reuters): Suspected militants stormed the Kabul campus of the American University of Afghanistan today with some students jumping from second floor windows to escape the gunfire and explosions, witnesses and officials said.Foreign staff and dozens of pupils were trapped in the compound hours after the attack.News of casualties was sketchy, but the head of hospitals in the Afghan capital said at l...
Source : Telegraphindia | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
you in Italy? Are you affected by the earthquake? If it's safe for you to do so, WhatsApp us onto share your photos, experiences and video. Please tag CNNiReport in your message.Rescuers are combing through mountains of rubble in central Italy for a second day Thursday, hoping to find more survivors following a devastating earthquake that has claimed at least 241 lives.The 6.2-magnitude quake that...
Source : CNN | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least one person and damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan.The quake hit at a depth of 84 kilometres and it was also felt across neighbouring Thailand and Bangladesh, sending panicked residents rushing onto the streets.The earthquake caused high-rise buildings in Myanmar's largest city Yangon to sway, as we...
Source : DDINews | 6 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Drone footage from the Italian town of Pescara del Tronto has shown the extent of the damage caused by an earthquake on Wednesday.The 6.2-magnitude quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT) 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome....
Source : BBC | 7 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Latif celebrating 11 A* grades and Adan Khan who has five A*s and four As at Ffynone House School in SwanseaThe GCSE A* to C pass rate has stayed at 66.6% in Wales for the third year running.But Welsh results are now the same as England as a whole and better than most of its regions.Top A* and A passes were up slightly (0.2%) to 19.4% and better than northern and midland English regions.Teaching u...
Source : BBC | 6 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
world's longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crash-landed after a test flight in Bedfordshire, central England, its British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles said today.The airship, which is bigger than the size of six double-decker buses, sustained damage on landing from its second test flight, Hybrid Air Vehicles said, adding that all crew were safe.Privately owned Hybrid Air Vehicles ...
Source : Telegraphindia | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
powerful earthquake shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least three persons, including two children, and damaging scores of centuries-old Buddhist pagodas around the ancient capital of Bagan.The 6.8 magnitude quake shook buildings across the Southeast Asian country, with tremors felt as far away as Thailand - where witnesses reported high rise towers swaying in Bangkok - Bangladesh and ...
Source : Telegraphindia | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
unfolds.Armed police officers forced a woman at a Nice beach to remove some of her clothing as part of the French city's controversial ban on the burkini.Photos of the incident quickly did the rounds on social media, sparking outrage in many quarters and support in others.Nice is one of 15 towns that have banned the burkini, a full-length swimsuit that covers the whole body except for the face, ha...
Source : CNN | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
10,000 people have already submitted their entries for the English language's worst word"Moist" is the early front-runner in a search to find the most-hated word in the English language.The distasteful adjective - a favourite of Great British Bake Off presenting duo Mel and Sue - has topped polls in the UK, US and Canada, according to those behind the global survey.Oxford University Press said "no...
Source : BBC | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Kenyan athletes are stranded in a Rio shanty town where gunshots can be heard, following the closure of the Olympic village, the team captain says.Officials delayed their return home as they looked for a "cheap flight", said Wesley Korir, a marathon runner who is also an independent MP.He posted images on Twitter of dilapidated buildings in the area where he said they were forced to stay.Sports Mi...
Source : BBC | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
perfformiadau yng Nghymru wedi aros yn gyson am y drydedd flwyddyn yn olynol gyda 66.6% o raddau TGAU yn rai A* i C.Mae canlyniadau Cymru bellach yr un peth â chyfartaledd Lloegr, ac yn well na'r rhan fwyaf o'i rhanbarthau.Roedd cynnydd bychan (0.2%) i 19.4% yn y nifer o raddau A* ac A, oedd hefyd yn well na rhanbarthau canol a gogledd Lloegr.Mae undebau athrawon wedi rhybuddio fodd bynnag ei bod ...
Source : BBC | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Ch Const Drew Harris said there had been an "exponential rise" in police sicknessA senior police officer has said that current levels of sick leave in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) are "not sustainable".Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris told the BBC's Nolan Show there were currently about 330 officers on sick leave.Sickness levels among PSNI officers rose by a third in the past fi...
Source : BBC | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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