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6 killed, 40 injured in Bangladesh twin blasts

At least six people were killed and over 40 injured in two bomb blasts in Bangladesh on Saturday night, near a militant hideout that was raided by commandos. The explosions came a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint near the country’s main airport in ...

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Hong Kong elects Carrie Lam as first female leader

Carrie Lam has been elected Hong Kong’s first female leader. Former chief secretary will succeed current leader CY Leung, who will step down in July. A 1,194-member election committee voted for Lam over rivals Woo Kwok-hing and John Tsang. Pro-democracy groups held protests outside the election venue on Sunday, as ...

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Al Qaeda leader killed in Afghan airstrike

The US military on Saturday confirmed that senior Al-Qaeda military commander Qari Yasin was killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan. Yasin had ties to terror group Tehrik-e Taliban and had plotted multiple al-Qaida terror attacks. He is accused of plotting a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008, and an ...

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London attacker acted alone, say police

Investigations have revealed that Westminster attacker Khalid Masood acted alone and there’s no information to suggest that further attacks are planned. Police informed that the motive behind the attack may never be known. They said they were unable to link Masood to the terror group IS, despite their claims that ...

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Workshops highlight online dangers for children

A series of workshops have been held in Sharjah to spread awareness about the dangers that internet poses for children. It comes as recent survey by the Abu Dhabi Education Council revealed that a quarter of students used social media for five hours or more a day. The sessions outlined ...

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Dubai saves 107 tons of CO2 during Earth Hour

Hundred and seven tons of carbon emissions were offset in Dubai on Saturday night, as the Emirate took part in Earth Hour 2017. Organised by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), the main lights went off in Downtown Dubai at 20:30. It saw Dubai join millions around the world ...

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