12 killed, over 30 injured in bus-truck collision in Assam

At least 12 people were killed and 30 injured today when a passenger bus heading for a New Year picnic collided head-on collision with a coal-laden truck in Golaghat district of the Indian state of Assam, police said

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India SC clears Adani from more probes in Hindenburg saga

Facts of the case do not warrant the transfer of the probe to a Special Investigation Team (SIT) or other probe agency, SC says

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Japan investigators probe conflicting reports on fiery Tokyo crash

Japanese investigators on Wednesday probed a near-catastrophic collision at Tokyo's Haneda Airport between a coast guard plane and a passenger jet, with conflicting reports about what instructions air traffic control gave

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Taiwan detects 4 Chinese balloons ahead of election

Four Chinese balloons were detected moving across the median line separating Taiwan from China, with three flying directly above the island, Taipei's defence ministry said Wednesday

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Japan quake toll rises to 62 as weather hampers rescuers

Japanese rescuers scrambled to search for survivors Wednesday as authorities warned of landslides and heavy rain after a powerful earthquake that killed at least 62 people

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Japan quake toll rises to 55

A powerful earthquake that hit Japan on New Year’s Day killed at least 55 people, with rescue teams struggling in freezing temperatures yesterday to reach isolated areas where many people are feared trapped under toppled buildings.

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India’s MANIPUR state / 3 killed, 12 hurt in fresh violence

At least three people were killed and 12, including seven security personnel, seriously injured in India’s restive northeastern state of Manipur in the last two days as sporadic violence continued in the region, officials said.

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Pakistan election subject to ‘pre-poll rigging’

Jailed former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan’s party is being targeted by “systematic dismemberment” and “pre-poll rigging”, a rights watchdog said yesterday, casting doubt on fairness of upcoming elections.

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5 dead in Japan plane collision

Five people aboard a Japan coast guard aircraft died today when it hit a Japan Airlines passenger plane on the ground in a fiery collision at Tokyo's Haneda airport

China saw hottest recorded year in 2023

China's average temperature in 2023 was its hottest since records began, state media said citing officials Tuesday, capping a year of extreme weather events for the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases.

India launches satellite to study black holes

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched India’s first X-Ray Polarimeter Satellite, also known as XPoSat, that would offer insights into celestial objects like black holes, onboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota yesterday.

Total of 21 quakes above 4.0 magnitude hit Japan: Met office

A succession of 21 earthquakes registering 4.0 magnitude or stronger struck central Japan in just over 90 minutes on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits Japan, tsunami warning issued

5-metre tsunami waves believed to be reaching Noto in Ishikawa Prefecture

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India launches X-Ray polarimeter satellite to study black holes

India today successfully launched its maiden X-Ray Polarimeter satellite, which will offer several insights into celestial objects like black holes, becoming the second country after the United States to acquire the capability

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Sri Lanka troops kill police officer in drug raid

A police officer was killed and another critically wounded yesterday when troops opened fire on an undercover unit during a drug raid at a hotel in Sri Lanka, local police said.

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Pak ex-PM Khan barred from election candidacy

Jailed former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan and most of his supporters have been rejected as candidates for the February 8 election, party officials said yesterday after nominations for ballot closed.

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No coming home

After rescuing trafficking victims, the Indian police do not take them to shelter centre; they file cases under criminal laws.

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‘Reunification’ with Taiwan is inevitable Says China’s Xi

China’s “reunification” with Taiwan is inevitable, President Xi Jinping said in his New Year’s address yesterday, striking a stronger tone than he did last year with less than two weeks to go before the Chinese-claimed island elects a new leader.

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Prepare for possible ‘war’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wrapped up the year with fresh threats of a nuclear attack on Seoul and orders for a military arsenal build-up to prepare for a war that can “break out any time” on the peninsula, state media reported yesterday.

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Indian Navy increases surveillance in Arabian Sea after attacks on merchant ships

In the backdrop of recent attacks on two Indian merchant ships in the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea, the Indian Navy today said it has substantially enhanced maritime surveillance efforts in the central and north Arabian Sea and augmented force levels.

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Imran Khan, most of his supporters, rejected as candidates

Jailed former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan and most of his supporters have been rejected as candidates for the February 8 election, party officials said Sunday after nominations for the ballot closed

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