A parade in the US state of Virginia has been ended by an horrendous car crash. Over 50 people were injured in an incident where a car ploughed into the crowd whose members had been hiking through the area. More than a dozen people were seriously injured in the crash, which took place during the Trail Days festival in the town of Damascus in northern Virginia. Ambulances ferried the ...
Israel has warned Russia about sending arms to Syria. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has spoken on Channel Two television's Meet the Press to condemn shipments of arms from Russia that she said may be used against Israel. She said: "These are not just any weapons, they are tie-breakers, and that's why there is a responsibility with all world powers, certainly Russia, not to supply such ...
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At least eight people have been killed and ten others injured in a bomb attack in the Syrian capital, Damascus. The incident took place in the north of the city, where cars and buildings were set alight by a bomb. The bomb had been concealed in another car which was parked near a school in the Rukn Eddin neighbourhood. Another explosive device was defused by military experts who had ...
Two spies have been hanged in Iran following a Revolutionary Court judgement. Press TV has reported the spies, who worked for the US Central Intelligence Agency and the Israeli spy agency, the Mossad, were hanged at dawn on Sunday. Sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court, the men have been named as Mohammad Heidari, a Mossad agent and Kourosh Ahmadi, who was convicted of working for ...
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BP and Halliburton are being sued by the state of Texas over one of the worst oil spills in US history. Texas has become the latest complainant in allegations that both companies engaged in "misconduct" for their role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Four other states that have sued BP and other companies in connection to the spill. Alabama and Louisiana filed complaints in 2010 ...
At least 22 people were killed and more than 130 others injured in a string of nine car bombings Monday in the Iraqi capital and in the southern oil hub of Basra, police said. Two car bombs went off almost simultaneously in Basra, 550 km south of Baghdad, killing at least 11 people and wounding 35 others, police told Xinhua. In Baghdad, seven car bombs ripped through different parts of the ...
Imphal observed the 30th International AIDS Candle Light Memorial Day in memory of AIDS victims. This special day is observed across the globe, on the third Sunday of the month of May since many years. The objective of the movement is to mobilize public opinion and generate awareness in the world. It is about time that barriers of stigma and discrimination against those infected with HIV, are ...
High on confidence after notching up a double-win over Bahrain in two international friendlies in the latter's own backyard, the Indian women's football team will look to carrying on the good form for the AFC Asian Cup (Qualifiers) starting here Tuesday. The 23-member squad and officials reached here Sunday afternoon. A large posse of local journalists and photographers mobbed the team upon ...
North Korea Monday fired two more short-range missiles, a day after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the regime to return to talks on its controversial nuclear programme. "North Korea fired one KN-02 short-range missile between 11 a.m. and 12 noon and a second one between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday. The second missile is the same type as the KN-02 short-range missile launched on Monday ...
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Delhiites Monday had a harrowing time due to traffic restrictions put in place in the heart of the city during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit. Some even slammed the practice of closing roads for the movement of dignitaries.
Harassed commuters spent hours in negotiating traffic jams and diversions on a hot summer day and questioned the logic behind blocking off key roads.
Swaroop Singh, who lives in Gurgaon and works in Connaught Place in central Delhi, said it was difficult to reach his office in the heavy traffic.
"There was so much traffic this morning. It meant one to two hours more in my commuting time," he said.
Some vented their anger on social networking sites.
"Why can't the Chinese premier be airlifted? Why are tax payers subjected to torture," Karan Malik, a Delhi University student, posted a comment on social networking site Facebook.
Another commuter Arunima Choudhary fumed: "Two years ago, when US President Barack Obama got injured in a basketball game, his motorcade obeyed all traffic stops, the custom for non-official trips, during the return to the White House. Hope our politicians learn from this."
To add to the woes of Metro users, the Race Course, Udyog Bhawan, Central Secretariat and Khan Market stations were closed from 8 a." ...
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