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At least three die in Mumbai’s Naval Dockyard blast

At least three naval personnel died and several others injured in a blast onboard Indian Navy warship INS Ranvir on Tuesday, Indian media reported. Explosion ripped through the ‘destroyer’ warship docked at the Mumbai Harbour, Hindustan Times reported. According to the report, 11 injured sailors were undergoing treatment at a …

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Norwegian mass killer begins parole hearing with Nazi salute

Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik gave a Nazi salute on Tuesday as he arrived in court for a parole hearing that will decide if he should be released after spending more than a decade behind bars. Breivik, a far-right extremist, killed 77 people in Norway's worst peacetime atrocity in July 2011. He …

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‘Teleprompter glitch’ during WEF summit exposes Modi’s oratory skills

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was caught off guard on Monday after he abruptly paused while addressing the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) virtual summit owing to a ‘teleprompter glitch’ that left him red-faced. Teleprompter guy: Achha chalta hun, duaon mein yaad rakhna#TeleprompterPM pic.twitter.com/1Zy11MF984 — Congress (@INCIndia) January 17, 2022 Following …

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Taliban give nod to Pakistan-Afghanistan rail link

The Taliban-led government on Tuesday gave its approval for a railway link between Afghanistan and Pakistan, greenlighting rail links between the cities of Peshawar and Kabul and Peshawar and Jalalabad. Approval for a rail link with Uzbekistan was also given. The cabinet of the new government, during the meeting, also …

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Rescue workers search for survivors after deadly Afghanistan quake

Rescue workers on Tuesday searched for survivors after an earthquake in a remote western region of Afghanistan killed at least 26 people and damaged hundreds of houses, officials said. Monday's 5.3-magnitude shallow quake jolted the province of Badghis and wrecked houses, mostly in Qadis district — a rural area not …

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China urges caution opening overseas mail after Omicron case

China is urging people to wear masks and gloves when opening mail, especially from abroad, after authorities suggested the first case of the Omicron coronavirus virus variant found in Beijing could have arrived via a package from Canada. Authorities vowed to step up disinfection of overseas mail and are insisting …

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