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Tsunami warning lifted after large earthquake strikes off Alaska

People were alerted by text messages and those in affected areas have been urged to seek high ground A powerful earthquake having magnitude 8.2 struck about 250 kilometres southeast of Chiniak, Alaska, early today. Authorities prompted warnings of a possible tsunami down the west coast of North America. However, the tsunami alerts were cancelled “because additional information and analysis have better defined ... Read More »

DC comics introduces a female Muslim superhero

DC comics introduces a female Muslim superhero

Iranian-American actress Tala Ashe will don the role of Zari – a Muslim computer hacktivist American comic book publisher – DC Comics introduces first Muslim female Superhero as Zari in its latest season of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”. An Iranian-American actress Tala Ashe will play the role of Zari in ‘Legends of Tomorrow‘- a Muslim Superhero computer hacktivist from the ... Read More »

Pakistan Army rescues Canadian-American family abducted in Afghanistan in 2012

Pakistan Army rescues Canadian-American family abducted in Afghanistan in 2012

Pakistan rescues North American family of five members being taken hostage by Afghan Taliban Pakistan Army has rescued an American woman her Canadian husband and their three children who abducted in Afghanistan in 2012. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) the hostages were a Canadian, his American wife, and their three children. The hostages were rescued through an intelligence-based operation by ... Read More »

North Korea says US ‘declared war,’ warns it could shoot down US warplanes

North Korea has ‘every right to make counter-measures’ including shooting down US bombers, says North Korean foreign minister The tension increased between two nations since North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on 3rd September 2017. The rhetoric has reached a new level in recent days, North Korea claims that United States has declared war on their ... Read More »

Floods ravage Quebec, thousands forced to evacuate in Canada

Three persons including man with his child swept away into the floodwater The devastating flood in the Canadian province of Quebec has forced nearly 1,900 people to evacuate their homes in 126 municipalities. The province is suffering from its highest floodwaters in decades. Provincial authorities in Quebec declares state emergency as historic level of flooding forces thousands to evacuate their ... Read More »

United Airlines lost $800 million in value after passenger dragged off flight

United Airlines

United Airlines faces massive pressure over hospitalized passenger. CEO issued apology statement for ‘horrific event’ after call to boycott the airline United Continental has lost nearly $800 million in total value on Tuesday, the day after a video of a man being dragged off an overbooked flight. Shares in the company had declined about 3.8 percent in mid-morning trading, a steep drop ... Read More »

Fidel Castro, revolutionary icon and legendary Cuban leader, dies at 90

Fidel Castro, revolutionary icon and legendary Cuban leader, dies at 90

Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary who defied United States for more than 50 years, dies at 90 Fidel Castro, the revolutionary icon, one of the world’s best-known leaders and Cuba’s ex-president, has died aged 90. The announcement quoting Raul Castro, his brother and current president, was made on Cuban state television. Fidel Castro became a towering international figure and most emblematic world ... Read More »

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Colombia’s President

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos awarded Nobel Peace Prize for bid to end half-century conflict Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to end a 52-year-old war with Marxist rebels, a surpise choice after Colombians voted against the accord in a referendum. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Santos had brought one ... Read More »

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