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First ‘Silk Road’ freight train from China arrives in London

First ‘Silk Road’ freight train from China arrives in London

China-to-Britain train travelled through nine countries and two continents, covered 7,500-mile distance in 18-day long journey. The first direct train from China carrying clothes, suitcases and other goods arrived in London, raising hopes the new route could strengthen trade and other ties between the two countries. The historic train travelled through nine countries and two continents and covered about 7,500-mile ... Read More »

Almost half the world will be connected to Internet by end of 2016, says UN

Almost half the world will be connected to Internet by end of 2016, says UN

More than half the world’s people still off the Internet, Women, the elderly and the poor are still lagging behind, U.N. report says United Nation’s agency International Telecommunication Union (ITU) report says that 47 percent of the world’s people now use the Internet.  However, released also discovered serious geographic and economic disparities in who uses the Internet. One year back, ... Read More »

Night of terror: Several killed in terror attacks in Germany, Turkey, Jordan and Switzerland

several killed in terror attacks in Germany, Turkey, Jordan and Switzerland

Night of terror has left several people dead and many wounded in fatal attacks by apparent terrorists. The attacks occurred on Sunday and Monday in Germany, Turkey, Jordan and Switzerland. At least 12 people were killed and dozens were injured, several critically, when the truck crashed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin tonight. Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was ... Read More »

Turkey opens world’s widest suspension bridge linking Asia to Europe

Red and white balloons are released during the opening ceremony of newly built Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge, the third bridge over the Bosphorus linking the city’s European and Asian sides in Istanbul, Turkey on August 26, 2016. Photo: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkey opened one of the world’s biggest suspension bridges in Istanbul spanning the strait between Asia and Europe. The government says it is the widest of its kind in the world ISTANBUL – Turkey unveiled the third biggest suspension bridge connecting the Asian and European sides of its largest city, Istanbul. The opening ceremony attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... Read More »

Strong Earthquake in Italy kills at least 120, leaves towns in ruins

A man walks amidst rubble following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto. Photo: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Deadly earthquake rocks central Italy; at least 120 dead and toll expected to rise At least 120 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck a remote area of central Italy on Wednesday, said Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, warning that the figure could still rise. Many people are missing and rescuers desperately digging through the rubble to free survivors. An ... Read More »

Pakistan, Turkey to strengthen strategic ties after coup bid foiled

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called on Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif at PM House in Islamabad on August 2, 2016.

Relations of Pakistan and Turkey will continue to grow stronger to serve as a powerful factor for stability and prosperity in the region and beyond. ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to transform their friendly relationship to a durable strategic and economic partnership. Earlier on August 2, 2016, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Adviser to the Prime Minister ... Read More »

Muslims attend Catholic Mass in France, Italy in solidarity after church attack

Imam Sami Salem (on left) delivers his speech during a Mass in Rome's Saint Mary in Trastevere church, Italy, Sunday, July 31, 2016.

Muslims across France and Italy attended catholic Mass on Sunday mass in a gesture of solidarity after the murder of French priest, Father Jacques Hamel. ROUEN, (France) — Many Muslims attended Catholic Mass in churches and cathedrals across France and Italy on Sunday to show compassion for slain priest, Father Jacques Hamel, and solidarity with their Catholic compatriots. “We are very moved by ... Read More »

Photos: Turkey’s military coup attempt captured in dramatic images

People stand on a Turkish army tank in the capital Ankara. Photo: Tumay Berkin/Reuters

Scenes of chaos, mayhem, and anger during attempted Turkey coup At least 265 people have been killed, including 104 pro-coup participants, while 1,440 people were injured in military action in Istanbul and Ankara. Turks across the country took to the streets Friday night, answering pleas to confront the Turkish military as it attempted to take power in a coup. “I urge ... Read More »

At least 84 killed in deadly truck attack in Nice, France

At least 84 killed in deadly truck attack in Nice, France

Terrorist drives through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 including children NICE, (France) — At least 80 people, including many children, have been killed and another 100 wounded after an attacker drove a lorry at high speed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera city of Nice. Many children were among the death toll in the Riviera city following ... Read More »

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