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Air India Express flight from Dubai crashes at Calicut airport

Air India Express flight from Dubai crashes at Calicut airport

An Air India Express flight from Dubai has crash landed at Calicut Airport after overshooting the runway in heavy rain, according to reports from Reuters. 191 passengers were on board.Local TV channels say the fuselage broke in to two pieces on impact. A spokesman for Air India said several passengers were injured."We believe there are two people dead, and 35 injured, we are still in the middle of the rescue effort," area police superintendent Abdul Karim said. Calicut Airport, also known as Kozikhode International Airport, is located in the south Indian state of Kerala."As per the initial...

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Taiwan rejects Hong Kong officials visas as tensions over Beijing's security law escalate

Taiwan rejects Hong Kong officials visas as tensions over Beijing's security law escalate

The Hong Kong government said on Tuesday that Taiwan had rejected the visas of two of its officials, underscoring rising bilateral tensions after imposed on the financial hub by Beijing.The two Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office (HKETCO) staff have returned home after their permits for residence in Taiwan were rejected, the government's Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau said.It declined to specify if the visas were existing ones or documents relating to new applications.Taiwan’s China policy Mainland Affairs Council declined to confirm the visa rejections, but said...

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Ancient Aztec palace ruins found under landmark building in Mexico City

Ancient Aztec palace ruins found under landmark building in Mexico City

The remains of an ancient Aztec palace, which later was the home of Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes, were discovered under a landmark building in Mexico City, the government said on Monday.Basalt slab floors were found under the stately building of the Nacional Monte de Piedad, a historic pawn shop in the middle of the capital's central square, during building renovations.The floors correspond to an open area in the palace of Aztec ruler Axayacatl, who was the father of Montezuma, one of the final rulers of the empire.Experts say that "it was part of an open space of the old Axayacatl...

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China opens headquarters for security agents in Hong Kong

China opens headquarters for security agents in Hong Kong

China on Wednesday opened a new office for its security agents to operate openly in Hong Kong for the first time under a , transforming a hotel into the force's headquarters."The Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was inaugurated here on Wednesday morning," China's official Xinhua news agency said.The new base is the Metropark Hotel, a skyscraper overlooking Hong Kong's Victoria Park.The city's leader said the opening of the new office a "historic moment" that will help safeguard national...

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Iran explosion: Blast seen near military base in Tehran

Iran explosion: Blast seen near military base in Tehran

Iranian authorities are investigating after an explosion east of the capital near a site linked to the regime's nuclear testing programme.A bright and large flash of light was seen in the night sky over Tehran early on Friday in images shared widely on social media, Iran's Fars news agency reported."In the early hours after midnight on Friday, a number of social media users reported seeing an orange light in the eastern part of Tehran," said Fars."In the videos sent by (our) readers, this light is seen for a few seconds," it reported, adding it was following up the issue with the relevant...

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Protestors try to topple president's statue outside White House

Protestors try to topple president's statue outside White House

A crowd of protesters tried to topple the statue of a former US president near the White House on Monday evening as police responded with pepper spray to break up new protests that erupted in Washington.Several-hundred protestors were pushed back by at least 100 security force personnel after they had thrown ropes around the statue of Andrew Jackson, the seventh US president, in Lafayette Park.They scrawled the words "killer scum" on the base and pulled at the ropes around the figure of Mr Jackson on a horse before police intervened.Video footage posted to social media also showed...

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Trump labels toppling of Confederate general statue in Washington a 'disgrace'

Trump labels toppling of Confederate general statue in Washington a 'disgrace'

Protesters have toppled Washington DC's only and set it on fire, according to US media, an act labeled a "disgrace" by President Donald Trump.The images, broadcast on ABC7 News late on Friday, showed the figure of Albert Pike being pulled down by rope before dozens of demonstrators started chanting "black lives matter" and set fire to it.Mr Trump tweeted shortly afterwards, tagging the city's mayor, that the "D.C. police are not doing their job as they watch a statue be ripped down & burn. These people should be immediately arrested. A disgrace to our Country!"The capital's and Mr Trump...

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Twitter labels Trump's 'racist baby' post manipulated media

Twitter labels Trump's 'racist baby' post manipulated media

Twitter has labelled a video US President Donald Trump posted on Thursday about a "racist baby" as "manipulated media".The President had tweeted a doctored video of two young children with a fake, misspelled CNN headline of "Terrified todler runs from racist baby".The platform tagged the tweet "manipulated media" for portraying an edited version of a clip that went viral on social media in 2019.The original video showed a black toddler and a white toddler running towards each other and hugging. It was published with the headline "These two toddlers are showing us what real-life besties look...

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Donald Trump to cut half of US troops in 'delinquent' Germany

Donald Trump to cut half of US troops in 'delinquent' Germany

Donald Trump said he is cutting the number of American troops in Germany by half because Berlin is "delinquent" in its contributions to and treats the US "badly" on trade.The told reporters there are 52,000 US soldiers stationed in Germany. "It's a tremendous cost to the United States," he said. "So we're removing a number down to, we're putting the number down to 25,000 soldiers."There are only between 34,000 and 35,000 US soldiers permanently stationed in Germany, according to the Pentagon, although rotation of units mean the overall number can temporarily top 50,000.US troops have been...

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Brazilians dig mock mass graves to protest President Bolsonaro's handling of coronavirus outbreak

Brazilians dig mock mass graves to protest President Bolsonaro's handling of coronavirus outbreak

pandemic dug 100 graves and stuck black crosses in the sand of Rio's Copacabana beach on Thursday in a tribute to.The country has become a major epicentre of the global pandemic, with the world's worst outbreak after the United States."The president has not realized that this is one of the most dramatic crises in Brazil's history," said organizer Antonio Carlos Costa, referring to President Jair Bolsonaro. "Families are mourning thousands of dead, and there is unemployment and hunger." "We are here to demand a change of attitude from the president... who must understand that our nation is...

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Donald Trump uses special coronavirus powers to cut environmental reviews

Donald Trump uses special coronavirus powers to cut environmental reviews

has signed an executive order directing agencies to look for ways to speed up building of highways and other major projects by scaling back environmental reviews, invoking special powers he has under the .On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed overhauling how the agency evaluates new rules on air pollutants, a move critics say will make it tougher to enact limits on dangerous and climate-changing emissions in the future.Mr Trump, who has consistently sought to cut environmental reviews, said in the order that the economic lockdown and accompanying massive...

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North Korean regime finally admits Kim Jong-un cannot magically bend time and space

North Korean regime finally admits Kim Jong-un cannot magically bend time and space

The official newspaper of has denied that the regime's leaders can magically bend time and space, putting to bed a long tradition used to idolise the mystical powers of and former leader Kim Jong-il.In the latest sign that the secretive regime is turning away from myth-making about its leaders, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper this week denied that the Kim family are masters of "chukjibeop", a method of folding space and travelling great distances in a short period of time.Chukjibeop is one of the myths that has been used by the North to deify its leaders.The newspaper, the organ of the North's...

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Donald Trump calls hydroxychloroquine study results an 'enemy statement'

Donald Trump calls hydroxychloroquine study results an 'enemy statement'

President Donald Trump emphatically defended himself on Tuesday against that his announced use of a malaria drug against the coronavirus could spark wide misuse by Americans of the unproven treatment with potentially fatal side effects.that he was taking hydroxychloroquine and set off an urgent effort by officials to justify his action. But their attempt to address the concerns of health professionals was undercut by the president himself.He asserted without evidence that a study of veterans raising alarm about the drug was "false" and an "enemy statement," even as his own government warned...

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Top US health official contradicts Donald Trump's claim coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab

Top US health official contradicts Donald Trump's claim coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab

Top US health official Anthony Fauci  has said that there is no scientific evidence to support claims by Donald Trump that the new coronavirus . Dr Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been one of the leading medical experts helping to guide the US response to the highly contagious virus that has swept across the country.Dr Fauci contradicted claims made by the US president that the global coronavirus pandemic started in a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan in an interview published on Monday evening by National Geographic. "If you look at...

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China releases animation mocking US response to coronavirus outbreak 

China releases animation mocking US response to coronavirus outbreak 

China has published a short animation titled "Once Upon a Virus" mocking the US response to the new coronavirus using Lego-like figures to represent the two countries.Washington and Beijing are locked in a war of words over the origins of the disease, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has grown into a global pandemic.US President he was confident the coronavirus may have originated in a , but declined to describe the evidence.In the animation posted online by China's official Xinhua news agency, red curtains open to reveal a stage featuring Lego-like figures in the form of a...

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Medics react with horror as Donald Trump claims injecting disinfectant could treat coronavirus 

Medics react with horror as Donald Trump claims injecting disinfectant could treat coronavirus 

US President Donald Trump has claimed  "emerging" research suggests disinfectants and sunlight might be able to used as treatments and diminish the threat of  the new coronavirus, triggering a backlash from medical experts.Mr Trump said at a White House briefing on Thursday that researchers were looking at the effects of disinfectants and wondered aloud if they could be injected into people, saying the virus "does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that". But William Bryan of the Department of Homeland Security said there was no consideration of that.Past...

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