Saturday 29 April 2017

Huge explosion near Damascus airport

A large explosion has hit an area near Syria's Damascus international airport, a BBC report quoting a monitoring group said. "The blast was huge and could be heard in Damascus," said Ra


Trump to propose 'biggest tax cut in history'

US President Donald Trump is to propose slashing the rate of corporation tax when he announces his tax plan later, according to a BBC report. White House officials say the centrepiece of Wednesday's announcement will be a sharp reduction in the business tax rate, from 35 per


Teen mob storms US train, robs passengers

A throng of up to 60 juveniles on Saturday mobbed a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in Oakland, US, and stole a purse, duffel bag and five cellphones from passengers. At least two people were injured in the incident, said a report. According to authorities all this happened i


Outsider Macron, Le Pen face-off in French second round

Emmanuel Macron, a centrist who is seen as a political outsider, will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the second round of the French presidential election. Macron, a former banker, who has never run an election campaign before, is the favourite to win the run-off on May 7


Over 100 soldiers dead as Taliban hits Afghan army base

A day after a lethal Taliban assault on an army base in northern Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday that at least 140 soldiers had been killed, making it the single deadliest known attack on an Afghan military base in the course of the long war. The soldiers, most of them


Paris shootout leaves police officer dead

A gunman wielding an assault rifle on Thursday night killed a police officer on Paris’s most iconic boulevard, the Champs-Élysées, a report said. The gunman was shot dead by the police as he tried to flee on foot; two other police officers and a bystander were


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