In a shocking incident reported in Pakistan, a man mutilated his wife's vagina for refusing gold earring. However, the victim's family allege that the real reason for the dastardly act could be her inability to conceive. The victim is currently being treated for her injuries while her husband has been remanded to judicial custody.
At least 26 people were killed and another 18 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shi’ite shrine in Kabul on Wednesday. Deccan Chronicle reports that the blast happened as people in the Afghan capital celebrated Navroz alias Nawruz, which marks the start of the Persian new year.
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According to reports, multiple people were shot at a high school in Maryland, US on Tuesday morning. The school was immediately locked down and police contained the event. Police are escorting the students safely from the school. More details awaited!
According to reports, a message to a wrong number has led to the marriage between a man from Colliers Wood in south London and a woman from Morden. 44-year-old Evangelou mistakenly sent a message to Lina Dahlbeck who asked, “Who's this please?” Later, they struck up a conversation which finally led to a date. The couple married on December 7. Dahlbeck reportedly said, “We started chatting back and forth. I think if I wasn't single I wouldn't have continued the chat.”
Ahead of the new H1B filing season which opens on 2 April, anti H1B posters have come up in trains in San Francisco and California. Reports say, the campaign was started by The Progressives for Immigration Reform on March 15 and would last till April 1 advocating to hire more US workers. This recent act against the visa which is popular among Indian IT professionals has led to tension among immigrants in the US.
According to reports, the world’s last male northern white rhino named Sudan died on Monday in Kenya. Following the deterioration in his health condition, the veterinary team decided to euthanize the 45-year-old, the conservation group WildAid reportedly announced. Now, only two female rhinos are left to save the subspecies from extinction.
Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday reportedly informed in the Parliament that 39 Indians, kidnapped by ISIS in Iraq’s Mosul in 2014, are dead. DNAs of 38 Indians matched with the remains of their bodies, while it matched 70% with the 39th body, the minister reportedly confirmed. While the government earlier maintained that they were alive, Sushma on Tuesday reportedly said, “We wanted to give the families closure only after getting solid proof.”
Vladimir Putin, who secured a highly expected victory in the presidential race, will lead Russia for the next six years. Alexei Navalny, the main opposition leader was barred from contesting in the election. After he secured more than 70% of the vote, Putin met reporters where he said, “People have recognised the achievements of the last few years”.
Abu Zarin Hussin, a Malaysian firefighter famous for his way with venomous snakes, died on Friday a few days after he was bitten by a venomous cobra during an operation, say reports. Known as the ‘snake whisperer’, Hussin lived with snakes to understand their behaviour. He even kissed a cobra on its head in the ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ program in October. The body of Hussin, the head of the fire department’s King Cobra Squad, will be buried in his hometown, the reports added.
According to reports, at least six people were killed in the US after a pedestrian bridge at the Miami campus of Florida International University collapsed on Thursday. The shocking collapse took place two days after an engineer responsible for a pedestrian bridge that collapsed reportedly left a message for a state transportation official warning of “some cracking”.
Four people were killed in the collapse of the newly erected 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University on Friday (Indian timing). Several vehicles were crushed, at least eight vehicles were trapped in the wreckage of the collapse. As many as 10 people were admitted to hospital to receive treatment for their injuries.
At least nine persons, including five policemen, were killed after a suicide bomber blew up himself a few kilometres from the palatial residence of Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif family. Around 25 others, including nearly 14 policemen, were injured in the blast, while four policemen are stated to be in a critical condition, reports added.
According to reports, famous English theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76 at his home on Wednesday. Hawking passed away after complications due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease. The physicist is one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists after Albert Einstein. Hawking’s ‘A Brief History of Time’ was the subject of Oscar-winning film The Theory of Everything in 2014.
US President Donald Trump has fired US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. In a tweet, Donald Trump has said that Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA will replace him as Secretary of State. Further, he thanked Tillerson for his services and stated Pompeo would be the first woman chosen to hold the position.
Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
According to reports, at least 39 people are dead after a plane of US-Bangla Airlines veered off the runway and caught fire while landing at Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday. Police spokesperson Manoj Neupane reportedly said that while 31 people died in the crash, eight others died in the hospital. Further, 23 people are receiving treatment, the spokesperson reportedly said.
According to reports, a plane with 67 passengers on board crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal's capital on Monday as it veered off the runway while landing. While many people are feared dead, reports say that the rescue efforts are on. Meanwhile, airport officials reportedly said that 17 passengers had been rescued. More details are awaited.
As many as 800 doctors and medical residents in the Canadian province of Quebec have reportedly signed a petition against the government’s plans to raise their pay, saying that the funds have to be spent on other areas of healthcare system. According to ‘The Guardian’, the letter read: “We, Quebec doctors, are asking that the salary increases granted to physicians be cancelled and that the resources of the system be better distributed for the good of healthcare workers.”
According to reports, stylish beards have been banned by the Sulemani Hairdressers Association in Peshawar, Pakistan. The decision was made as having different beard styles is against Islamic teachings. The president of Sulemani Hairdressers Association, Sharif Kahlu claimed that the decision was theirs solely and that they were not pressured by any militant organisation.
According to reports, a Russian transport plane crashed while landing at Russia’s airbase in Syria. All the 32 (26 passengers, six crew) on board were killed. The defense ministry confirmed the incident in a statement which was carried by a Russian news agency.
Facebook conducted a disturbing survey on Sunday and left many baffled. One of the questions asked, "How would you handle the following: a private message in which an adult man asks a 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures," and provided four options for the users to choose from. According to reports, none of the survey questions were fitted with options that involved law enforcement. Allegedly, after all the criticisms, Facebook's Vice President of Products, Guy Rosen stated that the survey was a 'mistake'.
So this popped up on Facebook pic.twitter.com/fL2QKgyr9x— Jonathan Haynes (@JonathanHaynes) March 4, 2018