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Bollywood star Sri Devi dies of cardiac arrest

Feb 25, 2018

Sridevi, one of India's most celebrated actresses, has died of cardiac arrest in Dubai. Family members confirmed to the Indian Express website that the actress had passed away on Saturday morning while attending a family wedding. "It is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here (India), I was in Dubai and now I am flying ba...

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Explosions, fire at construction site in Circular Quay

Feb 13, 2018

A major fire has broken out at a construction site in Circular Quay, with billowing smoke turning the CBD "pitch black" and sparking a huge response from fire crews. Emergency services were called about 8.50am and within an hour there were 16 fire crews and more than 60 fire fighters fighting the blaze at Pitt Street and Alfred Street, a Fire and ...

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China to step-up crackdown on cryptocurrencies

Jan 19, 2018

Beijing - China is preparing for a new crackdown on cryptocurrency, planning to stamp out remaining trading in the country, according to state media. China will gradually clean up over-the-counter trading platforms, peer-to-peer networks where large exchanges occur and firms registered in the country which allow Chinese to trade overseas, the stat...

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Chinese president may visit Nepal in March

Dec 20, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to visit Nepal in March 2018. High-level political sources said China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had listed Nepal among the countries that the Chinese president would visit in 2018 and also started ground work for the Chinese president’s visit to Nepal. Sources said President Xi would assume hi...

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Terrorist Truck Bombings in Somalia Leave Hundreds Dead

Oct 16, 2017

More than 500 people were killed or seriously injured in a pair of truck bombings in Somalia on Saturday, in what will likely end up being one of the world’s deadliest terrorist attacks since 9/11. Two truck bombs were detonated in the densely populated heart of Mogadishu, demolishing nearby buildings, crushing cars and buses, and l...

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Nepalese student jailed in Sydney, for filming co-workers in toilet

Oct 9, 2017

On Wednesday, a 23-year-old international student Bibek Guragain, who worked at a Woolworths outlet in Surry Hills was sentenced to 10 months in prison with a non-parole period of six months for filming his female co-workers in the toilet. He was at a loss to explain why he upskirted customers and filmed his co-workers in the toilet, telling court...

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Thousands rally in Barcelona against Catalonia's secession

Oct 8, 2017

October 08, 2017 Sunday's rally comes a week after Puigdemont and other separatist leaders of the Catalan government held a referendum on secession that Spain's top court had suspended and the Spanish government said was illegal. The "Yes" side won the referendum with 90 percent of the vote, though less than half of the region's electorate voted....

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More than 20 dead, 100-plus injured after mass shooting in Las Vegas

Oct 2, 2017

More than 20 people are dead and more than 100 injured after a man opened fire on 30,000 people gathered for a music festival in Las Vegas. The incident occurred at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival when the gunman began firing from the 32nd floor of the neighboring Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino....

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'Woman, man, gay' - 15-year-old toilet sign causes controversy

Aug 28, 2017

Gender markings on lavatories are a huge talking point, so it is no surprise an apparently old 'gay' sign for the toilets at an Italian B&B has caused controversy. Le Camporelle di Cavallino, a farmhouse in Lecce, southern Italy, has been criticised for signage which separates users into male, female and gay. Although the photo has only r...

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Bhutan’s neutral stance embarrasses India

Aug 13, 2017

Despite India's continuous pressure on Bhutan to openly take India's side, Thimpu's passive resistance has embarrassed New Delhi. Indian media reported Thursday that anonymous sources in the Bhutanese government told the media to refer to the Bhutanese foreign ministry's June 29 statement for its position on the Doklam issue. The statement sai...

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