Day: December 27, 2019

Secrets of Germany’s ‘Alcatraz’ virus island revealed

On a Baltic Sea island once used by the Nazis for biological weapon research, German scientists are developing virus vaccines that could save lives. Access to the island of Riems is highly restricted. Scientists who work there have to have disinfectant showers when entering or exiting and wear […]

12 killed as plane crashes in Kazakhstan but many survive

Twelve people died when a plane carrying 100 passengers and crew crashed shortly after takeoff in Kazakhstan on Friday and collided with a house, but many onboard survived without serious injury. The 23-year-old plane operated by budget carrier Bek Air was torn apart and its nose crushed on […]

Thousands protest in rival demonstrations over new India law

Thousands protested in rival demonstrations in India Friday as tensions deepen over a citizenship law seen as anti-Muslim, with authorities deploying huge numbers of riot police in the country. Twenty-seven people have died in two weeks of at times violent demonstrations after Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s […]

Israel’s Netanyahu shores up base but obstacles remain

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shored up his base with a landslide primary victory announced early Friday, but he will need a big win in national elections in March if he hopes to stay in office and gain immunity from prosecution on corruption charges. Netanyahu […]

New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound

MOSCOW — A new intercontinental weapon that can fly 27 times the speed of sound became operational Friday, Russia’s defense minister reported to President Vladimir Putin, bolstering the country’s nuclear strike capability. Putin has described the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle as a technological breakthrough comparable to the 1957 […]

12 killed, dozens hurt after plane crashes in Kazakhstan

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — A plane with 98 people aboard crashed shortly after takeoff early Friday in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 people, Kazakh officials said. There were 54 people hospitalized with injuries, at least 10 of them in critical condition. The cause of the predawn crash in the […]

Solving traffic congestion among agenda for next 5 years: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 27: Addressing traffic congestion would be a focus area of the AAP government in next five years if it is reelected, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday. Kejriwal, addressing people in a town-hall meeting in Pitampura, said the AAP manifesto will be released around […]

J-K High Court quashes three PSA detention orders

Srinagar, Dec 27: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday quashed the detention under controversial Public Safety Act (PSA) of three persons including a youth leader of PDP Justice Sanjeev Kumar quashed the three detention orders after hearing the counsels for the government and the detenues. The persons who […]

Plane crashes after takeoff in Kazakhstan, 12 dead, dozens injured

ALMATY – A passenger plane carrying nearly 100 people crashed soon after take-off near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday, slamming into a house in an accident that killed 12 people and injured dozens. The Fokker 100 aircraft, operated by Bek Air, got into trouble shortly […]

Norwegian, 71, told to leave India after joining citizenship law protest

KOCHI, India – A Norwegian woman on holiday in India’s southern state of Kerala has been told to leave the country after she joined a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new citizenship law, authorities said on Friday. At least 25 people have been killed in protests across […]

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