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Mumbai : Khuzaima Qutbuddin, the claimant to the title of 53rd Dai al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra community, has passed away in the US, a family member said here late on Thursday.   The self-proclaimed 'Syedna' Khuzaima Qutbuddin was 75 and had been ailing since some time and breathed...

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Cairo/Nicosia : An Egyptian man who hijacked an EgyptAir flight to Cyprus was arrested on Tuesday evening, ending a five-hour drama during which most passengers were freed early on and the last of the seven passengers and crew simply escaped.   Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades...

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Cairo/Nicosia : An Egyptian man who hijacked an EgyptAir flight to Cyprus was arrested on Tuesday after hours of negotiations during which most passengers were freed and the last of the seven on board escaped.   The Cyprus foreign ministry announced the arrest of the hijacker, who had...

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Washington/New Delhi : As the news spread of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hacking into the encrypted Apple iPhone of one of the terrorists involved in California shooting, a top US security firm has expressed fears of backdoor approach to put users' security at hackers'...

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New York : Malaria -- often thought to be of more modern origin -- may have killed dinosaurs and the origin of this deadly disease may have begun in an insect such as the biting midge more than 100 million years ago, researchers reveal.   A new analysis of the prehistoric origin of...

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Cairo : An Egyptian plane was hijacked on Tuesday, the media reported.   The Egyptair airliner was hijacked after leaving Alexandria. It landed at Larnaca airport in Cyprus, the BBC reported.   Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are...

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Bengaluru/New Delhi : India-born techie Raghavendran Ganeshan, who went missing after the March 22 terror strikes in Brussels, died in the attack on a metro station, the external affairs ministry and software major Infosys said on Monday. The ministry said the body would be flown to India...

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Washington : After successfully hacking into the encrypted Apple iPhone of one of the terrorists in San Bernardino, California shooting, the US Department of Justice has withdrawn legal action against the tech giant.   According to the media reports, a third party helped the Federal...

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Lahore : A powerful blast ripped through a public park in Lahore where Christian families were celebrating Easter on Sunday, killing 69 people and wounding over 250, mostly women and children.   The blast, apparently caused by a suicide bomber, occurred in a parking lot at...

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New York : The social networking giant Facebook apologised on Monday after a bug turned its "safety check" feature into a breaking news alert for all users after a powerful blast ripped through a public park in Lahore, killing 69 people and injuring over 250.   Facebook turns on the...

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Sarah Ryley (ProPublica  and   the New York Daily News) 28 March 2016
The NYPD is kicking people out of their homes, even if residents haven't been charged with a crime. Lawyers who have worked in the unit say cases are “rubber-stamped”   Amid outrage over a law that empowers the NYPD to remove people from their homes without giving them the opportunity...

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New York: An American contractor has agreed to pay New York State a penalty of $3.1 million for illegally outsourcing confidential work to India, state officials have announced.   The officials, however, cleared the Mumbai company, which was not identified, of any wrongdoing. The...

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The French alleged that the Belgians knew of the radicalisation of a significant part of Muslim-dominated areas in Brussels but turned a blind eye to radical Islam taking root in their capital city   An internecine battle between various European Union nations, especially between...

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Brussels : The two suicide bombers who carried out the Brussels airport attacks on Tuesday have been identified as brothers Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui, the media reported on Wednesday.   The brothers were Brussels residents with criminal records but have not been linked by local...

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Brussels : A day after two explosions in Brussels airport and one at a metro station left 34 people killed and over 200 injured, authorities were examining surveillance footage to nab suspects in Tuesday's explosions, a media report said.   Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility...

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Sebastian Rotella (ProPublica) 23 March 2016
Coordinated bombings in Brussels may have been in the works for some time, aided by an underworld where crime and extremism blur together   This story was co-produced with Frontline.   Over the past several months, Belgian counterterror officials told me they were working...

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Brussels : At least 23 people were killed as two deadly explosions rocked the Zaventem airport and another the main metro station here on Tuesday, four days after the arrest of the Paris terror attack suspect in the Belgian capital.   In what looked like a coordinated terror strike, a...

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Brussels : Several people were killed on Tuesday when two massive explosions devastated the departure area of the Zaventem airport in the Belgian capital, triggering panic.   The Belgian fire service told local media there were at least several dead and wounded in the blasts which...

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New Delhi : Two Indians are among those killed in the FlyDubai plane crash in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Vikas Swarup said on Saturday.   He said the Indian embassy in Moscow got this information from the list put out by the Russian...

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Moscow : At least 62 people -- 55 passengers, seven crew members -- were killed on Saturday when a passenger jet crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, media reports said.   Flydubai flight FZ981 was en route from Dubai and crashed while trying to land, RT News...

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