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Explosion at Iran’s main nuclear facilities in Natanz was part of controlled test

An explosion at Iran’s main nuclear facilities in Natanz was part of a controlled test, state media reported. The facility had previously been a victim of targeted sabotage attacks. A major explosion and flash of light in the sky were reported around 8:15pm local time on Saturday in Badroud, 20km from where the enrichment facilities […]

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Vinod Dua: Veteran Indian journalist passes away at 67

Indian journalist Vinod Dua passed away at the age of 67, his daughter confirmed on social media. “Our irreverent, fearless and extraordinary father, Vinod Dua has passed away,” Mallika Dua, an actor and comic, announced her father’s death in a post on Instagram on Saturday. Dua, a pioneer in Hindi broadcast journalism, rose to prominence […]

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Pope Francis slams Europe’s treatment of migrants

The Pope slammed the way Europe is treating migrants. Speaking on the Greek island of Lesbos, where he met dozens of migrants, Pope Francis said they were being used for political propaganda. He urged focus on the causes of migration, such as “forgotten wars”, instead of punishing those who feel their effects. And he criticised […]

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CNN fires Chris Cuomo over help he gave his brother, ex-New York governor Andrew Cuomo

CNN fired anchor Chris Cuomo for the help he gave his brother, ex-New York governor Andrew Cuomo, while he was battling harassment allegations. The decision came after additional information emerged over the extent of Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his older brother’s defence. Andrew Cuomo resigned in August after prosecutors said he had harassed staff. Chris […]

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Indian security forces mistakenly kill at least 13 civilians in ambush in Nagaland

Indian forces in the north-eastern state of Nagaland killed at least 13 civilians in an ambush near the border with Myanmar, officials say. An army patrol mistakenly opened fire on miners returning home after work, killing six. Seven more civilians and an Indian soldier died when angry locals confronted troops. Home Minister Amit Shah said […]

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Georgia: 13-year-old brother shoots and kills his 14-year-old sister with gun he made himself

A 13-year-old boy who was manufacturing and selling so-called “ghost guns” has been arrested after he allegedly shot and killed his 14-year-old sister with one of his own homemade firearms, according to the Douglas County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office. Two people had come to the family’s home in Douglasville, about 20 miles west of Atlanta, on […]

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Arizona: 30-year-old man jumps out of moving Southwest Airlines flight at Phoenix Airport

A 30-year-old man jumped out of an airplane as it was taxiing at Arizona’s Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport on Saturday. The Southwest Flight 4236 arrived safely in Phoenix from Colorado Springs, Southwest Airlines said in a statement. “Initial reports indicate that while the flight was taxiing to the gate, a Customer onboard exited the […]

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Kenya: Bus carrying choir members to wedding plunges into a river, 23 dead

A bus carrying choir members to a wedding party plunged into a river in Kenya killing at least 23 people on board. The bus reportedly swept away after the driver tried to cross fast-flowing water over a bridge in the Enziu River, about 200km east of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The bus had been hired […]

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Two hippopotamuses in Belgian zoo test positive for coronavirus

Two hippopotamuses in a Belgian zoo have been quarantined after they tested for the novel coronavirus. It is unclear how Imani, aged 14, and Hermien, 41, caught the virus, Antwerp Zoo said, adding the animals were doing well apart from having runny nose. Restrictions have been tightened at the zoo until the animals test negative. […]

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Indonesia Volcano: Mount Semeru eruption leaves one dead, injuring dozens

The Semeru, or Mount Semeru volcano erupted on Indonesia’s Java island killing at least one person and injuring dozens others. Pictures showed giant ash clouds coming from Mt Semeru. Witnesses reported villages covered in debris, and thick smoke blocking the Sun, leaving them in pitch darkness. The deputy chief of Lumajang district put the number […]

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Italian health worker turns up for his Covid jab using fake arm, gets caught

A man in Italy wanted a Covid vaccination certificate without getting the jab turned up for his vaccine with a fake arm, officials say. The man, in his 50s, arrived for his shot with a silicone mould covering his real arm, hoping it would go unnoticed. But a nurse was not fooled and the man […]

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Parents of the Michigan school shooting suspect arrested in Detroit after manhunt

The parents of the Michigan school shooting suspect have been arrested in a Detroit basement hours after going on the run, police say. James and Jennifer Crumbley were found unarmed hiding in a warehouse after a tip-off from someone who saw their car. The couple had failed to show up in court on Friday after […]