Australian father’s instinct helps find trapped son


Image copyright NSW Ambulance Image caption The man had been trapped for 30 hours by the time he was rescued An Australian teenager has been found alive in a car wreck after his father made an intuitive decision to search for him in a helicopter. Samuel Lethbridge, 17, was trapped for 30 hours after his car left a New South ...

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Attack on child wearing hijab ‘did not happen’: Canadian police | World


Khawlah Noman, 11, leaves Pauline Johnson Junior Public School with her mother Saima Samad (R) and brother Mohammed Zakariyya after her hijab was allegedly cut in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/Files TORONTO: An alleged attack on an 11-year-old girl wearing a hijab — as she walked to her school — did not happen, Toronto Police said Monday. ...

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Blast injures several in Belgium, terrorism ruled out: police


BRUSSELS (Reuters) – An explosion injured several people and brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp on Monday evening, police said, stressing the incident was not related to terrorism. Belgian news agency Belga reported five people had been injured. Antwerp police said two adjacent buildings might have also been damaged in what state broadcaster RTBF said ...

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Bali volcano update LIVE: Mount Agung and Mount Sinabung erupt to life | World | News


Mount Agung erupted at around 7.23am local time on Monday, spewing volcanic ash 2,000m in the sky The ash covered the villages of Kesimpar and Kertamandala Kec Abang, however no casualties were reported  Mount Sinabung started erupting on Saturday for the first time in 2018 The volcano spew a dense grey column of smoke hundreds of metres into the sky  Here ...

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Argentina missing sub: Congress commission to investigate


Image copyright Reuters Image caption ARA San Juan disappeared on 15 November off the coast of Patagonia Congress in Argentina has created a commission to investigate the disappearance of a navy submarine and its 44 crew in the Atlantic Ocean. The ARA San Juan went missing on 15 November after reporting an electrical problem. No trace of the missing submarine ...

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Nearly 80 people injured as ceiling collapses


Nearly 80 people have been injured after a ceiling inside the Jakarta stock exchange tower collapsed. CCTV footage showed a group of about 40 visiting students walking on the mezzanine floor before it suddenly crashed down. People can be seen falling into the lobby below as the ceiling collapses with no apparent warning. Workers fled the building through piles of ...

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Baghdad twin suicide bombing kills 31 | World


BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the elimination of jihadist “sleeper cells” Monday after a twin suicide bombing killed 31 people in Baghdad in the second such attack in three days.  There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but most such attacks in Iraq are the work of Daesh. The bombing comes after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi´s government ...

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Myanmar says temporary camp will house 30,000 Rohingya targeted for repatriation


YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine State, state media reported on Monday, as Myanmar and Bangladesh meet to discuss how to implement a repatriation deal. More than 650,000 Rohingya have headed across the border to Bangladesh after a sweeping Myanmar army counteroffensive in response ...

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Putin says ‘Communism like Christianity and Lenin is a saint’ in shocking interview | World | News


Putin claimed communist ideology has all the hallmarks of religion in that it is based on equality, brotherhood and it has its own “holy scripture”. Speaking in an interview for a documentary film called “Valaam”, a clip from which was broadcast by the Russia 1 TV channel, he said: “Faith has always accompanied us, it strengthened when our country, our ...

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