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Tsunami warning withdrawn

The tsunami warning alert issued to the coastal areas of Sri Lanka this morning, following the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, has been withdrawn, the National Tsunami Early Warning Centre of the Department of Meteorology said. It said there was no tsunami threat to Sri …

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Earthquake in China

At least 13 people were killed and 175 more injured after 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck in Jiuzhaigou County in China’s Sichuan Province, foreign media reported.

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Pakistan replaces ousted PM Sharif

Lawmakers in Pakistan have elected Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as prime minister, replacing Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted last week over corruption allegations. The ruling party wants the former oil minister to hold the role temporarily until Mr Sharif’s brother, Shahbaz Sharif, can take over. Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab province’s chief minister, …

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Pakistan PM resigned

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has resigned following a decision by the country’s Supreme Court to disqualify him from office owing to corruption claims, foreign media reported.

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Bodies of 7 missing US Navy sailors found

The U.S. Navy says the bodies of sailors who went missing in the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship have been found aboard the stricken destroyer. The Navy says in a statement that searchers had gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision. A …

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ISIS recruiter targets SL, Indian, B’deshi youths

A fugitive chief recruiter of the Islamic State in the Indian subcontinent has targeted youths from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to involve them with the global terror outfit ISIS, the Daily Star reported on Friday quoting the NDTV.   According to the article, Mohammed Shafi Armar who is a …

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Seven US sailors missing

US Navy ship  USS Fitzgerald collided with a container ship off Japan causing heavy damage to the destroyer, seven US sailors were missing. US and Japanese rescue teams were continuing their search for the missing crew members – who have not been named – more than 12 hours after the …

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