Thursday , February 23 2017

At least six killed in Lahore blast

The number of people known to have died in an explosion in Lahore has risen to at least 6. Dozens of others were injured in the blast, which occurred at a market in an affluent area. The cause is yet to be determined, with some reports suggesting that an electricity ...

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Iraqi forces take Mosul’s airport from IS

Iraqi troops have taken control of Mosul’s airport and a nearby military base. It’s after they launched an assault on the facilities this morning, as they look to continue their operation to oust IS from the west of the city. Despite the runway being destroyed by the terror group, the ...

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Germany deports rejected Afghan asylum seekers

Germany has flown about 50 rejected Afghan asylum seekers to Kabul, in the third round of forced deportations to Afghanistan since late last year. The German government deported a record 80,000 migrants denied asylum last year, and that figure is set to increase in 2017. The deportations have come under ...

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Apple to open Steve Jobs-inspired ring-shaped campus in April

Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs’ last public event in 2011 was a city council meeting in Cupertino, California, where he presented plans for a sprawling new campus with a spaceship-shaped building and tree-filled park. Apple announced Wednesday that it will begin moving employees into the 2.9 million-square-foot facility in April. ...

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Syrian peace talks resume in Geneva

For the first time in nearly a year, an UN-brokered Syrian peace talks will resume in Geneva on Thursday. Hopes of a breakthrough are dim, with Syrian forces and rebels continuing air strikes on the day of the talks are set to begin. However, British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

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New Trump travel ban delayed until next week

US President Donald Trump’s revamped refugee and immigration executive order has been pushed back until next week. The new executive order, which was expected this week, will replace Trump’s earlier order temporarily banning citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries entry into the US. The January order had sparked wide-spread protests, ...

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