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Ankara train crash leaves nine dead, 86 injured
Ankara: Nine people were killed and nearly 90 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, officials said, becoming the latest rail disaster to hit the country. The accident comes less than six months after 24 people were killed in a train crash in northwestern Turkey in a series of several fatal accidents in recent years. Transport Minister Cahit Turhan told reporters that
French police sweep Strasbourg in hunt for gunman
Strasbourg: Dozens of French police cordoned off an area in southern Strasbourg on Thursday where a gunman who killed three people when he opened fire at the city’s popular Christmas market was last seen. An AFP reporter at the scene said police including members of the elite RAID intervention force blocked several streets in the Neudorf neighbourhood in the early evening. The district is a short drive from the Strasbourg city
Nato-led troops on the move in northern Kosovo
Mitrovica: Kosovo’s Nato-led peacekeepers moved troops through the Serb-dominated north on Thursday, an AFP correspondent reported, amid high tensions with Belgrade on the eve of a parliament vote to create a Kosovo army. A spokesman for the international KFOR forces, which guarantees the security of the former Serbian province, confirmed the deployment and told AFP it was part of “normal exercises all around Kosovo”.
Italy’s Berlusconi mulls European Parliament bid
Rome: Italy’s tireless former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday he is considering running for election as a member of the European Parliament next year. The 82-year old media magnate said he has some reservations, because “not being able continuously to take part in the life of the European Parliament would not be fair to those who vote for me”. “But it is very likely that in the end I’ll agree to run,” he said
UN experts warn of women’s rights rollback in Poland
Warsaw: United Nations human rights experts on Thursday expressed concern over recent rollbacks of women’s rights in Poland, especially those regarding reproductive health and societal roles. The delegation from the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and in Practice presented their observations at the end of a 10-day visit to the EU member country. “Rollbacks are our biggest concern. The difficulty in
‘30m sick newborns require treatment every year’
New Delhi: Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick every year and need specialised care to survive, according to a new report released on Thursday by a global coalition that includes Unicef and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The report ‘Survive and Thrive: Transforming care for every small and sick newborn’ found that among the newborn babies most at risk of death and disability are those with
Virgin Galactic reaches space for first time
MOJAVE: A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and r..
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Mohammed honours graduates of new batch of MBRC
DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Presid..
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Yemen deal 'will help bring back security,' says Saudi envoy
WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia and its Arab coalition partners "strongly sup..
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UAE welcomes political breakthroughs on Yemen
ABU DHABI: The UAE has welcomed the political progress on Yemen, inclu..
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UN chief announces ceasefire for Hodeidah
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Sheikh Sultan issues decree promoting Police officers
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme..
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Sharjah Ruler visits Versatile Letters Exhibition
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme..
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ERC pays debts of 1,700 women in Jordan
ABU DHABI: On the directives of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Rul..
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RTA holds innovation lab for ‘Internet of Trains’
DUBAI: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has adopted an arra..
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ENOC launches first compact fuel station in Dubai
DUBAI: ENOC Group has piloted its first compact fuel station concept i..
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