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July 29, 2018 12:03 AM Deep 6.0 magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia: USGS

WASHINGTON: A deep 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning. The strong quake was centred about 160km north-northeast of Maumere town on the island of Flores, the USGS said, at a depth of 579km. Indonesia, an archipelago of thousands of islands, sits on the so-called 18

July 26, 2018 3:15 PM Man held for causing major wildfire in Spain

MADRID: Spanish police said Thursday they have arrested a man suspected of causing a fast-moving wildfire that raged for two weeks and forced the evacuation of more than 100 people. The unidentified man is believed to have deliberately started the fire that broke out on Aug 21 last year in the county of La Cabrera in the northern region of Leon, the Guardia 22

July 26, 2018 11:14 AM Indian police detain 450 after violent minority protests

MUMBAI: Almost 450 people were in custody in the Indian state of Maharashtra on Thursday after clashes between thousands of protestors from the Maratha minority and police charging with batons and firing tear gas, officials said. Like other communities in India the Marathas, who make up around 30 percent of the western state's 110 million people, want quotas 86

July 24, 2018 1:43 AM Elderly woman burnt to death in house fire

KUALA KANGSAR: A septuagenarian was burnt to death in a fire that destroyed her house in Kampung Sauk near here yesterday. The body of Rakizah Talib, 74, was found at the centre of the house under the debris of the burnt building, said Kuala Kangsar Fire and Rescue Station operations chief Mohd Taufiq Abdul Sattar. He said firefighters responded to a call at 11.23pm and found 18

July 23, 2018 9:12 AM Gunmen storm government building in Iraq Kurdish capital

ARBIL, Iraq: Two gunmen on Monday stormed the governor's headquarters in Arbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, opening fire and wounding a policeman, deputy governor Taher Abdullah said. Kurdish security forces known as Asayish set up a "security cordon and are searching the building" for the assailants, Abdullah said. The attack took place in the early 198

July 20, 2018 12:40 PM Five-month rental waiver for Seremban Market traders

SEREMBAN: More than 400 traders at the Seremban Central Market will be exempted from paying monthly rental of between RM100 and RM200 for the month of Aug until Dec this year. Mentri Besar Aminuddin Harun said the state government sympathised with the traders concerned who had been complaining of poor business as not many people patronised the market 18

July 18, 2018 1:31 AM Thirteen dead, one missing in Mexico land struggle: Officials

OAXACA, Mexico: At least 13 people were killed and one was reported missing after a dispute between two groups over land in Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca erupted in violence, local prosecutors said Tuesday. The deadly gun attack took place Monday in Yautepec district, when members of one communal land association "were attacked" by members of a neighbouring 30

July 18, 2018 12:08 AM Two dead in building collapse outside Indian capital (Updated)

NEW DELHI: At least two people were killed and more are feared trapped after an under-construction building collapsed onto a residential complex outside Delhi, officials said Wednesday. Emergency workers sifting through piles of iron and concrete overnight pulled out two bodies Wednesday morning from the site in Greater Noida, a satellite town east of the Indian 41

July 17, 2018 11:56 PM Vietnamese woman starts fire in friend's house out of anger

JOHOR BAHRU: Police have detained a Vietnamese woman who is believed to have started a fire at the house of a male friend in Taman Soga near Batu Pahat yesterday. Batu Pahat ACP police chief Abdul Wahib Musa said the woman in her 30s is believed to have resorted to the mischief out of anger but the actual cause was still under investigation. "The fire department 27

July 17, 2018 3:45 PM Five dead in S. Korea military helicopter crash

SEOUL: Five marines were killed and one injured when a South Korean military helicopter crashed on Tuesday at a marine base in the country's southeast, the defence ministry said. The helicopter came down and caught fire during a test flight after repairs at the base in the port city of Pohang, the ministry said in a statement. "Five of the six crew members 41