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  1. The site of a suicide car bomb attack outside a police forces camp in Aden, Yemen, November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman/Files ADEN: At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded when extremist car suicide bombers and gunmen tried to storm the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, security and medical sources said. Daesh, in a statement carried by its Amaq news agency, claimed responsibility for what it described as two ?martyrdom operations? targeting the camp in Tawahi district in south-western Aden. The agency provided no immediate evidence for the claim. Security sources said two suicide bombers detonated two cars laden with explosives at the camp?s entrance while six gunmen tried to storm the facility. They were all killed by guards and their bodies taken to a military hospital, a medical source told Reuters. Aden police said in a statement on its Facebook page that security forces had foiled a major attack on the camp. ?All the ... terrorists were liquidated immediately before they could reach the outer gate of the anti-terrorism headquarters,? a police statement said. Security sources and medics said three security men, a woman and two children died in the attack, while 40 other people, many of them civilians, were wounded. The attack was the first of its kind in southern Yemen since gun battles erupted in January between southern separatists and President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi?s government over control of the city. Aden is the temporary capital of Yemen?s internationally recognized Hadi government, which is now operating out of Saudi Arabia. Backed by a Saudi-led Arab coalition, Hadi?s government has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement since 2015 in a war that has driven the country to the verge of famine. Residents described two large explosions in the area that sent up a cloud of gray smoke while ambulances raced to evacuate the wounded. In a statement carried by the state-run Saba news agency, Hadi described the attack as a ?cowardly act aimed to destabilize security in the temporary capital ... but it will not dissuade people from their will to achieve security, safety and decent living.? Al Qaeda and Daesh have exploited the war in Yemen to carry out assassinations and bombings, mostly in lawless southern Yemeni areas nominally controlled by the government.
  2. A migrant who was injured in a truck crash reacts at a hospital in Bani Walid town, Libya, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Hani Amara BANI WALID: A truck packed with Eritrean and Somali migrants crashed near the Libyan town of Bani Walid early on Wednesday, leaving at least 19 dead and nearly 80 injured, officials said. Bani Walid hospital manager Mohamed al-Mabrouk said the truck flipped over about 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Bani Walid. At least 78 people had been injured, eight of them seriously, he said. ?We did not receive the driver (at the hospital), and we don?t know what has happened to him,? said Mabrouk. ?Most likely he?s survived otherwise he would be brought here.? A total of 124 Somali and Eritrean migrants were brought to the hospital after the crash, officials and aid workers said. Women and children were among the casualties. One aid worker who was at the scene said around 250 people were believed to have been on the truck when it swerved off the road at about 3 AM. He said about 50 migrants are thought to have fled. The hospital in Bani Walid said it lacked the capacity to deal with the casualties, and appealed for help from local charities. Most of the injured who were brought there did not have beds, and medical staff used a water container to support one man?s broken leg. Some of those critically injured were transferred to the capital, Tripoli. Bani Walid, located 145 kilometres (90 miles) south of Tripoli, is a hub for smugglers who bring sub-Saharan migrants by road from neighbouring countries up towards Libya?s Mediterranean coast. They are often held and transported in brutal conditions, passed between smugglers who take payments for different stages of the journey and extort money from migrants. From northern Libya, many of the migrants are put out to sea by smugglers in flimsy inflatable dinghies, hoping to be picked up by international ships and brought to Italy. More than 600,000 have made the crossing since 2014. Irregular migration is considered a crime in Libya, though authorities often collude with smugglers.
  3. SWAT and police are seen in Coral Springs, Florida, US, February 14, 2018. Image obtained from social media/Twitter/@Grumpyhaus At least three people died and 50 were wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, local media reported, with dozens of police and emergency officials surrounding the building while students fled. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland ? about 72 kilometres (45 miles) north of Miami ? had been placed on a ?code red? lockdown but had no information on victims, a spokeswoman for the county sheriff?s office said. SWAT and police are seen in Coral Springs, Florida, US, February 14, 2018. Image obtained from social media/Twitter/@Grumpyhaus The sheriff?s office said on Twitter that the shooter was still at large. Florida?s WSVN-TV reported at least 20 people were injured. Live television showed dozens of students running and walking away from the school, weaving their way between large numbers of emergency vehicles including police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks. Image Courtesy: CNN/Screenshot Others, in the television images, were being led out of the school by heavily-armed police officers and an armoured vehicle filled with a SWAT team arriving at the scene. One injured victim was seen being placed into an ambulance on a stretcher. Local FOX-10 TV reported that five people were seen being treated by paramedics.
  4. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/ede1ecc40fb90f788fba6addd8e33241.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9Mi8xMi8yMDE4IDc6MjU6NDkgQU0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT10YzU1Sy9IZGI0U2hjRkJGVmowK2hRPT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] HYDERABAD: At least eleven people were killed, including nine women and a child, in an accident on Tando Muhammad Khan road near Husri, officials informed Geo News on Monday. Hosri DSP Dost Mohammad Mangrio told Geo News that a dumper truck crushed a Suzuki van carrying members of a private company that distributes ration among rural areas of Sindh. The deceased and injured were shifted to Civil Hospital.
  5. JAKARTA: At least 27 people died and 16 others were injured when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed on the Indonesian island of Java, police said on Saturday. The crash happened when the bus, which had at least 40 people on board, hit a motorbike while heading down a hill at speed in the Subang region of West Java province, causing it to roll over multiple times. Most of the passengers, who were on their way to a hot spring, were from South Tangerang in Java's Banten province. Police are investigating the cause of the collision but said they suspect the vehicle's brakes failed to work. All victims have been evacuated from the bus and most have been taken to a local hospital, officers said. "Our morgue is now at full capacity, we cannot accept more bodies," Subang hospital spokesman Mamat Dudirakhmat told local broadcaster Metro TV. Transport accidents are common in Indonesia, where buses and trains are often old and badly maintained. In July last year, 10 people including an Austrian tourist and a 12-year-old child died when a bus travelling from resort island Bali to the town of Malang in East Java hit the back of a fertilizer truck, killing the sleeping passengers.
  6. Rescuers walk beside a crashed bus in Hong Kong, China February 10, 2018. REUTERS HONG KONG: At least 18 people died in a high-speed bus crash in Hong Kong on Saturday in one of the city?s worst traffic disasters in recent years. Television footage showed the mangled remains of the bus as it lay toppled on the side of a major highway in the northern reaches of the city. Firefighters on the scene cut open the bus roof to free passengers still trapped inside. Some victims were laid out nearby beneath sheets by emergency workers. Police said at least 18 people, including 15 men, had been confirmed dead on the scene. Dozens more were hurt, some sitting hunched on the highway with blood streaming from their injuries. One elderly man interviewed on television said the driver had been going extremely fast at the time of the accident, even taking bends at high speed. An executive surnamed So, with The Kowloon Motor Bus Co that operated the bus, said HK$80,000 ($10,230) in financial assistance would be paid to the families of each victim. The company said it would also set up an investigation team to probe the cause of the crash.
  7. Have you been trading Bitcoin in the recent past? Is your best friend or colleague fanatical about cryptocurrency? Then you need to know that almost half of Bitcoin transactions are used for unsavoury activities. A study conducted by an Australian research group found Bitcoin's real purpose in the online world. The group went on to say in their study: “We find approximately one-quarter of bitcoin users and one-half of bitcoin transactions are associated with illegal activity. Around $72 billion of illegal activity per year involves bitcoin, which is close to the scale of the US and European markets for illegal drugs” © Bitcoin The research was conducted by Sean Foley of the University of Sydney, Jonathan R. Karlsen of the University of Technology Sydney, and TÄlis J. PutniÅš of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. Recently it was reported by Business Insider that Bitcoin lost $72 billion in value since January 2018, which sounds quite like a coincidence if compared to the research study. The researchers are highly reputable data scientists who are experts in economics and finance. The team later concluded: “While cryptocurrencies have many potential benefits including faster and more efficient settlement, regulatory concerns center around their use in illegal trade (drugs, hacks and thefts, illegal pornography, even murder-for-hire), potential to fund terrorism, launder money, and avoid capital controls.” © Reuters The group also pointed out that Bitcoin is not necessarily contributing to market growth in any way and is probably being used as an alternative payment method for illegal activities. We wrote an article on the dark and deep web last year, where we discussed everything that can be bought with bitcoin in the deep web. The report added “A crucial piece of this puzzle is understanding the extent to which the online illegal trade simply reflects migration of activity that would have otherwise occurred on the street, versus the alternative that by making illegal goods more accessible, convenient to buy, and less risky due to anonymity, the move online could lead to growth in the aggregate black market. Our estimates of the amount of illegal trade facilitated with bitcoin through time contribute to understanding this issue, but further research is required to relate these estimates to trends in the offline black market.” Source: The Next Web
  8. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/dbe1af3c3be5b3b9c007a5721c470eef.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9Mi8zLzIwMTggNDo1ODo1NCBQTSZoYXNoX3ZhbHVlPTcrY2dSRkxOVmxwdEFjTkRoVnBMd1E9PSZ2YWxpZG1pbnV0ZXM9NjAmaWQ9MQ== style=center] SWAT: At least 11 security personnel, including an officer, were martyred in Swat's tehsil Kabal on Saturday evening when a suicide attacker targetted an Army unit, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Those martyred include seven personnel who were critically injured in the attack. The attack on the Army unit also injured 13 other security personnel. The Army's media wing added that the attacker targetted the sports area of the armed forces' unit. The explosion took place in the Shareefabad area of the tehsil. A large contingent of security personnel secured the area after the attack and started an initial investigation into the blast. Government sources said rescue teams reached the area and shifted the injured to a hospital in Saidu Sharif. Earlier in December, security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation in Swat's Jahan Abad area and killed two wanted terrorists. The operation was conducted after intelligence agencies received accurate information regarding movement of terrorists, who were crossing over from Afghanistan and entering Swat valley. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi strongly condemned the suicide attack in Swat. In a statement on Saturday, he prayed for martyrs and the early recovery of injured. He also commiserated with the bereaved families. He added that the coward enemy cannot fight with Pakistan's valiant soldiers and such cowardly acts cannot deter the country's resolve for the elimination of terrorism. Prime Minister Abbasi said the war against terrorism will continue till the elimination of the last terrorist from Pakistan. Swat in northwest Pakistan referred to by some as the ?Switzerland of Pakistan?, is known for its stunning natural beauty. The valley was briefly controlled by the Taliban between 2007 and 2009. The armed forces have carried a series of military operations against local and foreign terrorists in the scenic Swat valley. Operation Rah-e-Haq was launched thrice in the valley and Shangla district in 2007, 2008, and 2009 respectively. The army advanced toward Mingora, the largest city in the valley after it launched the Swat Operation, also known as Operation Rah-e-Rast, in May 2009.
  9. File photo. SWAT: An explosion in Swat's tehsil Kabal on Saturday evening killed at least one person and injured 15 others. The explosion took place in the Shareefabad area of the tehsil. Security forces reached the spot of the incident and established a cordon and initiated their investigation into the blast. Government sources said rescue teams reached the area and shifted the injured to Saidu Sharif hospital. Earlier in December, security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation in Swat's Jahan Abad area and killed two wanted terrorists. The operation was conducted after intelligence agencies received accurate information regarding movement of terrorists, who were crossing over from Afghanistan and entering Swat valley. This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.
  10. It's not rocket science to figure that throughout your life you're going to have a lot of ***. You probably have had most of it but did you know you can practically have *** for every occasion, need or want? And if you experiment with having *** in different moods and styles, it'll just be easier for you to pick and choose what turns you on in bed, the most. There are times you don't really plan *** to turn out a certain way and it takes you by surprise but when you're with your partner and planning a night of heavy coitus, throwing in a bit of experimentation, along with them, isn't such a bad idea. Here are the types of *** you should definitely have once before you die! Angry ***, That Is The Perfect Pacifier There are ways to pacify your partner after a bad fight. You can take them out and feed them their favourite food, give them a huge hug or just ignore all the cliche and indulge in some angry *** instead. By definition, angry *** is termed as *** that's had when both the partners are seriously pissed off with each other. It's an instant steam blower and the results are a 100% positive. The heightened emotion and passion of the fight is redirected towards something less strenuous and more enjoyable. Try it if you haven't! The Make-up *** That Makes Your Forget The Fight If you ever have a ludicrous fight with your partner and find yourself being silly about it, you can always pacify each other, make peace and have the best *** of your life. It's totally worth it because the emotions you feel right after a fight are irreplaceable. The orgasm should not be the reason to pick a petty fight next week though. 'Morning Boners Need An Answer' *** Morning *** is quite refreshing and let's face it, if she gives you good head in the morning, your day is gonna go just fine! Morning *** releases some happy testosterone and dissipates any pending stress. Have as much of it as you possibly can. 'The One Night Stand' *** This can play out as your fantasy any given point in time and be something you need to cross off your list, pronto. *** with a stranger teaches you to let your inhibitions go and enjoy the ride, that'll only last you for the night. It can be anything you want it to be since there are no strings attached and no protocols to follow! Get on a dating app and get lucky if you haven't already! The 'Let's Not Try That Position Again' *** There has to be one position in the myriad of positions you can try with your partner that leads to severe injuries or shame. It could be backbreaking and animalistic in nature but you've gotta try it for the sake of laughing about it later or making a great story out of it. Who knows, you discover that mind-blowing position you've always wanted to in the process. Goodbye *** Maybe you're breaking up or have broken up but come back to have that one night of passion again or maybe you're leaving for another dimension, whatever it is, goodbye *** is full of passion and obscurities and it should definitely be had whenever the occasion calls for it. Consider it character building. The 'Accidentally Breaking Things' *** Sometimes when you're out of your mind with pleasure you don't know or chose to ignore whatever is around you. That's something you should experience for sure. You might go on a spree of kicking that lamp or breaking that stool or even throwing those things off the table while doing it but that's what's really fun, isn't it! The 'Let Her Do All The Work' *** Mostly it's a team effort, agreed, but once in a while you should just lay there like a corpse and have your partner go in all directions on you. Just once in a while. You'll make it worth your while, you lazy sleaze! The Loudest *** Of Your Life Have you ever screamed your guts off while doing it, just so you could piss your neighbours off? Loud *** is a thing and it's making a comeback. Why hold back yourself when you really want the devil out. whether it's blasting your *** playlist or moaning like an ogre, or even making a dent in your wall, with our headboard, make sure your neighbours shoot you the weirdest look the next time you bump into them. *** is ***, whether is angry, violent or corpse-ish. You still have to feel each other and let off some steam but if you time it beautifully, you can certainly have the time of your life.
  11. LONDON: A Briton who deliberately drove a van into a group of worshippers near a London mosque, killing one man, was on Friday sentenced to life in prison with a minimum 43-year term. Darren Osborne, 48, from the Welsh capital Cardiff, was found guilty of murdering 51-year-old Makram Ali and trying to kill others in the Finsbury Park area of north London in the June 19 attack. Passing sentence at a London court, judge Bobbie Cheema-Grubb told Osborne: "This was a terrorist attack. You intended to kill." She added that he had been "rapidly radicalised" and that his "mindset became one of malevolent hatred". Darren Osborne. -File/AFP "In short you allowed your mind to be poisoned by those who claimed to be leaders." The unemployed "loner" had pleaded not guilty, telling the court that a man called "Dave" was driving at the time - a claim police denounced as a fabrication.The May Manchester suicide bombing and the June London Bridge van attack and stabbing rampage further fuelled his obsession. Witnesses recalled Osborne saying: "I've done my job, you can kill me now" and "at least I had a proper go" in the immediate aftermath of the attack. After two weeks of evidence, the jury took one hour on Thursday to find him guilty. Osborne had watched a BBC television drama which told the story of three victims of a child abuse ring, and quickly grew angry at what he deemed as inaction over the scandal, the court heard. The May Manchester suicide bombing and the June London Bridge van attack and stabbing rampage further fuelled his obsession, the court was told. Osborne began researching far-right material online, police said. He then hired a van and drove to London intent on ploughing into a pro-Palestinian march, but was prevented from doing so by road closures. Osborne then drove around London looking for a target before heading to Finsbury Park, where worshippers were leaving a mosque and an Islamic centre after Ramazan evening prayers.
  12. Afghan security forces keep watch as smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 21, 2018-Reuters KABUL: Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul?s Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher. Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said that 19 bodies had been brought into city hospitals, with six identified as foreigners. However a senior Afghan security official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, said the death toll was over 30 and might climb higher. The dead included hotel staff and guests as well as members of the security forces who fought the attackers. All five attackers were also killed, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danesh said. In Kiev, Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Twitter that six Ukrainians were killed in the attack. The raid was the latest in a series of attacks that have underlined the city?s vulnerability and the ability of militants to mount high-profile operations aimed at undermining confidence in the Western-backed government. More than 150 guests were able to flee as parts of the building caught fire, with some shimmying down sheets tied together and dropped from upper-floor windows and others rescued by Afghan forces. Local airline Kam Air said around 40 of its pilots and air crew, many of whom are foreigners, were staying in the hotel and as many as 10 had been killed. Local media reports said the dead included Venezuelans and Ukrainians. Zamari Kamgar, the airline?s deputy director, said it was still trying to locate staff. The Taliban, which attacked the same hotel in 2011, claimed responsibility for the attack, its spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement. A statement from the interior ministry put the blame on the Haqqani network, a group affiliated with the Taliban that is notorious for its attacks on urban targets. Abdul Rahman Naseri, a guest who was at the hotel for a conference, was in the hall of the hotel when he saw four gunmen dressed in army uniforms. ?They were shouting in Pashto (language), ?Don?t leave any of them alive, good or bad?. ?Shoot and kill them all,? one of them shouted,? Naseri said. ?I ran to my room on the second floor. I opened the window and tried to get out using a tree but the branch broke and I fell to the ground. I hurt my back and broke a leg.? Even after officials said the attack was over, sporadic gunshots and explosions could be heard from the site. Thick smoke As day broke on Sunday, thick clouds of black smoke poured from the building, an imposing 1960s structure set on a hilltop and heavily protected like most public buildings in Kabul. The Intercontinental is one of two main luxury hotels in the city and had been due to host an information technology conference on Sunday. More than 100 IT managers and engineers were on site when the attack took place, said Ahmad Waheed, an official at the telecommunications ministry. Danesh said a private company had taken over responsibility for security at the hotel three weeks ago and there would be an investigation into possible failings, just days after a US embassy warning of possible attacks on hotels in Kabul. Several armored US military vehicles with heavy machine guns could be seen close to the hotel along with Afghan police units as Special Forces maneuvered around the site. Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who escaped unhurt, said the attackers had got into the main part of the hotel through a kitchen before going through the hotel, with many guests trapped in their rooms. The senior security official said that the attackers had moved directly from the first floor to the fourth and fifth floors, suggesting the attack had been carefully prepared, possibly with inside help. ?When the sixth floor caught fire this morning, my roommate told me, either burn or escape,? said Mohammad Musa, who was hiding in his room on the top floor. ?I got a bed sheet and tied it to the balcony. I tried to come down but I was heavy and my arms were not strong enough. I fell down and injured my shoulder and leg.? US warning Although US and Afghan officials say the Taliban has been forced onto the back foot after the United States increased its help to Afghan security forces and stepped up air strikes last year, security remains precarious across the country. In separate incidents on Sunday, eight people were killed by a roadside bomb in the western province of Herat and 18 members of local militia forces were killed at a checkpoint in the northern province of Balkh. As pressure on the battlefield has increased, officials have warned that the danger of attacks on high-profile targets in Kabul and other cities would increase. The insurgents have carried out dozens of such attacks over recent years. After repeated strikes on Kabul, notably last May when a truck bomber killed at least 150 people outside the German embassy, security has been further tightened. Large areas of central Kabul are already closed off behind high concrete blast walls and police checkpoints but the ability of the assailants to get into a well-protected hotel frequented by both government officials and foreigners demonstrated how difficult it remains to stop them. The attack, just days after a UN Security Council visit to Kabul to allow senior representatives of member states to assess the situation in Afghanistan, may further weaken confidence in the government. President Ashraf Ghani ordered an investigation and said militant groups were being helped by neighboring countries. ?As long as the terrorist groups have secure protection and safe haven, the region will not find security, stability,? he said in a statement. US ambassador John Bass said the embassy was in close contact with Afghan authorities. ?Such violence has no place here or anywhere in the world,? he said in a statement.
  13. Afghan security force keep watch near the site of an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan January 20, 2018.REUTERS KABUL: Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul?s Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed at least 19 people and wounded 12 more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher. Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said 19 bodies had been brought into city hospitals, with six identified as foreigners. The number of casualties may climb higher, however. All five attackers were also killed, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danesh said. Local airline Kam Air said around 40 of its pilots and air crew, many of whom are foreigners, were staying in the hotel and as many as 10 had been killed. Local media reports said the dead included Venezuelans and Ukrainians. Zamari Kamgar, the airline?s deputy director, said it was still trying to locate staff. More than 150 guests were able to flee as parts of the building caught fire, with some shimmying down sheets tied together and dropped from upper-floor windows and others rescued by Afghan forces. The Taliban, which attacked the same hotel in 2011, was responsible for the attack, its spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement. Abdul Rahman Naseri, a guest who was at the hotel for a conference, was in the hall of the hotel when he saw four gunmen dressed in army uniforms. ?They were shouting in Pashto (language), ?Don?t leave any of them alive, good or bad?. ?Shoot and kill them all,? one of them shouted,? Naseri said. ?I ran to my room on the second floor. I opened the window and tried to get out using a tree but the branch broke and I fell to the ground. I hurt my back and broke a leg.? Even after officials said the attack was over, sporadic gunshots and explosions could be heard from the site. The raid was the latest in a series of attacks that have underlined the city?s vulnerability and the ability of militants to mount high-profile operations aimed at undermining confidence in the Western-backed government. A statement from the interior ministry put the blame on the Haqqani network, a group affiliated with the Taliban. Thick smoke As day broke on Sunday, thick clouds of black smoke poured from the building, an imposing 1960s structure set on a hilltop and heavily protected like most public buildings in Kabul. The Intercontinental is one of two main luxury hotels in the city and had been due to host an information technology conference on Sunday. More than 100 IT managers and engineers were on site when the attack took place, said Ahmad Waheed, an official at the telecommunications ministry. Danesh said a private company had taken over responsibility for security at the hotel three weeks ago and there would be an investigation into possible failings, just days after a US embassy warning of possible attacks on hotels in Kabul. Several armoured US military vehicles with heavy machine guns could be seen close to the hotel along with Afghan police units as Special Forces manoeuvred around the site. Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who escaped unhurt, said the attackers had got into the main part of the hotel through a kitchen before going through the hotel, with many guests trapped in their rooms. ?When the sixth floor caught fire this morning, my roommate told me, either burn or escape,? said Mohammad Musa, who was hiding in his room on the top floor. ?I got a bed sheet and tied it to the balcony. I tried to come down but I was heavy and my arms were not strong enough. I fell down and injured my shoulder and leg.?
  14. A vehicle that ran over some people at Copacabana beach is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Landau RIO DE JANEIRO: At least 11 people were reportedly wounded when a vehicle ploughed into pedestrians here at a popular tourist spot early Friday morning, Brazilian police said. A black hatchback drove into a sidewalk near Rio de Janeiro's tourist-packed Copacabana promenade early morning, ramming into people and injuring many. "A person lost control of his vehicle... running over at least 11 people", a Rio military police spokesman told AFP, adding that initial information did not suggest it was an intentional attack. According to firefighters, one of the victims of the accident was seriously hurt. A video on social media depicts people strewn around in the sand right after the crash. Further, beaches are way more crowded than usual since the Carnival season is about to start. Local police commander Colonel Angelotti said the black Hyundai i30's driver allegedly suffered an epileptic attack, stopping only after reaching the sands of the world-famous beach, according to global news outlet RT. The publication noted that authorities recovered "a box of medication inside the vehicle". The driver was later shifted to a medical facility, Angelotti said. Gabriel Ferrando of the local police precinct said, "My staff did not notice evidence of drunkenness, but he will undergo tests at the Medical-Legal Institute," as per a report in Oglobo, and that the driver ? who has been taken into custody ? said his epilepsy caused a "blackout". Among the wounded are four children and a baby, local news reported. ?This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available
  15. BOGOTA: At least seven people were killed when a military helicopter crashed in a remote area of northwestern Colombia on Tuesday, the military said. The Russian-made MI-17 aircraft was carrying 10 people, including four crew when it came down, according to a military statement. "Unfortunately seven of the occupants have died, and the search for the other three continues," it said. The authorities gave no cause for the crash. Military accident investigators had arrived at the scene, according to the army. It said two of the passengers were part of a military aviation fuel maintenance team. In June 2016, another military helicopter crash killed 17 soldiers in an accident attributed to bad weather.
  16. A man inspects a plane damaged during clashes at Mitiga airport in Tripoli, Libya, January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny TRIPOLI/TUNIS: Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and damaging planes during what the government said was a failed attempt to spring militants from a nearby prison. The attack triggered the heaviest fighting in Tripoli for months, undercutting claims by the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) to have largely stabilised the city. The violence also undermines GNA efforts to persuade diplomatic missions to return there. Automatic gunfire and artillery rounds could be heard from the city centre early in the day and authorities at Mitiga airport, which operates all civilian air traffic to and from the capital, said flights had been suspended until further notice. The airport was empty in late afternoon, when the clashes had largely died down, though pilots flew several aircraft across the capital to the international airport - closed since 2014 due to damage from earlier fighting - in an effort to protect them. A Reuters reporter saw one Airbus A319 operated by Afriqiyah Airways sitting in a hangar at Mitiga with a hole in its roof from artillery fire. At least four other aircraft suffered what appeared to be lesser damage from gunfire, including two jets operated by Libyan Wings and two Buraq Air Boeing 737s that the airline said it was preparing to fly out of the country for maintenance. The fighting pitted the Special Deterrence Force (Rada), one of Tripoli?s most powerful armed groups, against a rival faction based in the city?s Tajoura neighbourhood. Rada acts as an anti-crime and anti-terrorism unit and controls Mitiga airport and a large prison next to it. It is aligned with the GNA and is occasionally targeted by rivals whose members it has arrested. 'Endangered passengers' Rada said the airport had been attacked by men loyal to a militia leader known as Bashir ?the Cow? and others it had been seeking following their escape from a prison it controls elsewhere in Tripoli. The GNA said the attack had ?endangered the lives of passengers, affected aviation safety and terrorised residents?. ?This assault was aimed at freeing terrorists from Daesh and al Qaeda and other organisations,? it said in a statement. The attack had been repelled, and an operation to secure the area was ongoing. Rada posted pictures of streets around the airport, showing pick-up trucks mounted with guns, armoured vehicles and a tank. At least 20 people were killed in the clashes and 60 wounded, including civilians, a health ministry official said. Mitiga is a military air base near the centre of Tripoli that began hosting civilian flights after the international airport was put out of service in 2014. In an adjacent prison, Rada says it is holding some 2,500 people, including Daesh suspects. Tripoli has been controlled by a patchwork of armed groups since a 2011 uprising that toppled long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi and led to the splintering of the country. There have been rival governments in Tripoli and the east since 2014, when most diplomatic missions evacuated to neighbouring Tunisia. The Tripoli factions sometimes clash in turf battles or over killings or detentions of their members. But there had been less open fighting in recent months after several groups including Rada aligned with the GNA, consolidated their control of large parts of the capital and ousted groups tied to a previous, Islamist-linked Tripoli government. The United Nations is trying to pave the way for elections in Libya by the end of the year, which it hopes can help stabilise the oil-producing nation.
  17. Yemenis inspect damage at the site of air strikes in the rebel stronghold of Saada on January 6, 2018. Photo: AFP SANAA: Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a marketplace and house in rebel-held northern Yemen have left at least 14 people dead, witnesses and a rebel-run news agency said Thursday. An eyewitness in the northern province of Saada told AFP that 12 people had been killed in strikes on the marketplace on Wednesday evening, including women. The rebel-run news agency Saba gave the same toll and accused the coalition of using cluster bombs in that attack in Kataf city. In the Baqim district of Saada province, two people were killed in a Saudi-led air strike on a house, another witness said. Saba gave the same toll and said that separate strikes on a house near the Saudi border had left another two people dead although there was no independent confirmation. Saudi Arabia leads a military coalition that intervened in Yemen in March 2015 with the stated aim of rolling back Huthi rebel gains and restoring the country's internationally recognised government to power. More than 9,000 people have been killed in Yemen since then, according to the World Health Organization. Saada is a stronghold of the Huthis who continue to hold large swathes of territory in the north including the capital Sanaa. In early November, the coalition tightened a blockade on Yemeni ports and airports in response to a missile fired by Huthis that was intercepted near Riyadh airport. The country is facing what the United Nations has described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
  18. Desperate migrants struggled to stay afloat on a rubber dinghy that was rapidly sinking in the middle of the Mediterranean in 2016. Photo: EPA file ROME: At least 25 people are feared to have drowned in a shipwreck off Libya after a dinghy, possibly carrying some 150 migrants, ran into trouble, two rescue organizations said Saturday. ?Rubber dinghy sunk north of Tripoli. At least 25 people died in the incident, exact numbers still unclear. Italian navy on the scene,? the German charity Sea Watch said on Twitter. The Italian coast guard told AFP 85 people had been rescued from the sinking vessel, and eight bodies recovered so far.
  19. RAWALPINDI: At least two women were injured on Friday after Indian forces once again resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC), said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The latest incident of firing by Indian troops occurred in the civilian areas of Nezapir sector of the LoC. ISPR added that the Indian forces deployed along the LoC continue to violate the 2003 Ceasefire Agreement. On Thursday, the Indian Army violated the ceasefire along the working boundary on targeting innocent civilians. Three civilians were injured due to the unprovoked Indian firing in the Zafarwal sector and the Pakistan Army launched a befitting response at the Indian post killing one Indian soldier and leaving two injured. The post was neutralised, ISPR had said.
  20. KABUL: An explosion in Kabul on Thursday claimed at least ten lives, according to statements of eyewitnesses. Initial reports indicate that the explosion occurred in Banaee area in Kabul?s PD9 at around 8:30 PM (Kabul time) on Thursday evening. According to a statement from Emergency Hospital in Kabul, almost 20 wounded were brought to the facility following the explosion, Afghan media reported. Eyewitnesses say it was a suicide bombing but police officials have not commented on the incident so far. Earlier in the day, a demonstration was launched by locals in the area.
  21. QUETTA: At least two FC personnel were martyred as a result of a gun and bomb attack on a check post in the Baleli area of the provincial capital on Tuesday evening, said security sources. Retaliatory fire after the attack killed two terrorists. Five people, including two FC personnel, were injured in the attack. Police officials said firing was heard in the area following the explosion and security forces reached the site of the incident Security forces also established a cordon around the area and rescue services started shifting the injured to medical facilities. The injured were shifted to CMH Quetta for medical treatment. This is a breaking story and will be updated accordingly.
  22. ATTOCK: At least six people were killed after a cylinder exploded within the premises of District Headquarters Hospital. DCO Attock Rana Akber Hayat confirmed that the deaths occurred after a portion of the hospital collapsed following the blast. Rescue services said that the cylinder explosion damaged a portion of the woman's ward and multiple people are trapped in the rubble. According to the police, two of the dead have been identified and two children are among the dead. Police officials added that the cylinder exploded in a three-room building. DPO Attock Ibadat Nisar and federal minister Shiekh Aftab reached the area soon after the blast.
  23. Debris seen at the office of Afghan news agency in Kabul KABUL: At least 40 people were killed and many others wounded in multiple blasts at a cultural centre in Kabul on Thursday, officials said, in the latest violence to hit the Afghan capital. "The target of the attack was the Tabayan cultural centre. A ceremony was being held to mark the 38th anniversary of Soviet-invasion in Afghanistan when the explosion went off," deputy interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi told AFP. The centre is near to the Afghan Voice Agency, a media outlet which earlier reports had suggested could be the target. A hospital official told local TV that 18 wounded had been brought to his facility, including five in a critical condition. Photos posted on Afghan Voice Agency´s Facebook page showed the inside of a compound with debris and bodies lying on the ground. Backed by the heaviest US air strikes since the height of the international combat mission in Afghanistan, Afghan forces have forced the Taliban back in many areas and prevented any major urban centre from falling into the hands of insurgents. But high-profile attacks in the big cities have continued as militants have looked for other ways to make an impact and undermine confidence in security. According to a report this month by media freedom group Reporters without Borders, Afghanistan is among the world´s most dangerous countries for media workers with two journalists and five media assistants killed doing their jobs in 2017, before Thursday´s attack.
  24. MOSCOW: At least four people were killed after a city bus ploughed into a pedestrian underpass in western Moscow on Monday, traffic police said. "A bus drove into a pedestrian underpass," a traffic police spokesman, Andrei Kolesnikov, told AFP, giving the death toll. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is received.
  25. NEW DELHI: At least 32 people were killed on Saturday when their bus swerved off a bridge and plunged 30 metres onto a riverbed in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, police said. Local television footage showed rescue workers in waist deep water pulling bodies from the bus, which was half submerged in the river Banas some 160 kilometres from the state capital Jaipur. "We have retrieved 32 bodies from the bus and shifted the injured to the hospital," district magistrate Kailash Chand Verma told AFP. He said emergency workers equipped with steel cutters rushed to the scene of the accident to rescue those trapped inside the bus. Authorities had yet to confirm the cause of the crash, but survivors said the driver lost control while trying to overtake another vehicle. India has some of the world´s deadliest roads. More than 150,000 people are killed each year with most accidents blamed on poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving. Rajasthan, known as the desert state, is popular with both international and domestic tourists drawn to its palaces and desert forts.