Day: January 13, 2019

Govt to construct 44 ‘strategically important’ roads along India-China border

New Delhi, Jan 13: The government will construct 44?strategic roads along the border with China and over 2100 km of axial and lateral roads in Punjab and Rajasthan, abutting Pakistan, a CPWD document shows According to an annual report (2018-19) prepared, and released earlier this month by the Central […]

South African football ‘giant’ Masinga dies

Former South Africa star Philemon ‘Chippa’ Masinga died Sunday aged 49 in a Johannesburg hospital from cancer, the national football association said in a statement. “We have lost a giant of South African football,” said football association president Danny Jordaan. “This is a sad day and I am […]

Scuppering Brexit would be ‘catastrophic’, May warns MPs

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday warned MPs ready to reject her EU divorce deal next week that failing to deliver Brexit would be a “catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy”. May is fighting doggedly to save her withdrawal agreement — forged during 18 […]

Fugitive Italian ex-militant arrested in Bolivia, faces extradition

Former Italian communist militant Cesare Battisti, sought by Rome for four murders in the 1970s, has been arrested after an international police squad tracked him down on the run in Bolivia where he faces quick extradition to Italy. Italy has repeatedly sought the extradition of Battisti, who lived […]

Austria avalanche kills 3; Ski patrollers killed in France

BERLIN — Three German skiers have been killed in an avalanche in Austria and a fourth is still missing, police said Sunday as snowfall set in again in the northern Alps. In France, two ski patrollers were killed when the devices they use to trigger avalanches exploded. The […]

Hirscher wins slalom for WCup record 9th win at same venue

ADELBODEN, Switzerland  — Once more in Marcel Hirscher’s stellar career he was racing against Alpine skiing’s history book Sunday. The Austrian great almost inevitably won a World Cup slalom to set a men’s record on the 52-year circuit for most wins by one skier at a single venue. […]

Body found in rubble brings toll to 4 in Paris bakery blast

PARIS — Paris Fire Department said rescuers have found a woman’s body under the rubble of a bakery in Paris that was blown apart by a powerful explosion, bringing the overall death toll to four. The blast Saturday morning in the Rue de Trevise in north-central Paris also […]

Saudi energy minister concerned about oil price volatility

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said Sunday that major oil producers need to do better to narrow swings in prices that dip below $60 a barrel and rise above $86. “I think what we need to do is narrow the range … of […]

Iceland’s Northern Lights: Beautiful sight, risky drives

AKUREYRI, Iceland  — Police in Iceland have a warning for visitors: Beware our roads in the winter. Spending a clear winter night under an Arctic sky lit up by spectacular streaks of color from the Northern Lights is an often-cited “bucket-list” experience among the reasons more people are […]

Arab nations inch toward rehabilitating Syria’s Assad

BEIRUT — He has survived eight years of war and billions of dollars in money and weapons aimed at toppling him. Now Syrian President Bashar Assad is poised to be readmitted to the fold of Arab nations, a feat once deemed unthinkable as he forcefully crushed the uprising […]

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