Learner pilot crashes helicopter

News Room : November 27, 2015 6:29 am
A helicopter pilot-in-training crash-landed during a practice session near Kromvlei Cemetery south of Johannesburg. Police said the pilot had force-landed the helicopter, but no one had yet determined the cause of the crash. The pilot sustained serious back injuries, according to police. They said he had been flown by Netcare to Milpark Hospital, but the more »
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Obama ‘deeply disturbed’ by Chicago police shooting

News Room : November 27, 2015 6:21 am
CHICAGO: President Barack Obama said that he was “deeply disturbed” by video of a white Chicago policeman shooting dead a black teenager, in the latest such incident to roil the United States. Graphic footage released shortly after officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday has reignited impassioned debate about the use more »
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Venezuela opposition candidate shot dead

News Room : November 27, 2015 6:19 am
CARACAS: A Venezuelan opposition election candidate was shot dead while campaigning, political leaders said raising tensions ahead of a legislative vote that could weaken the major oil producer’s socialist government. An attacker shot Luis Manuel Diaz on Wednesday evening at an event also attended by Lilian Tintori, the wife of a jailed opposition leader and more »
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Dutch can ‘refuse shelter to failed asylum seekers’

News Room : November 27, 2015 6:17 am
THE HAGUE: The Netherlands has no obligation to provide food and shelter to refugees refusing to return home once their bid for asylum has been refused, a top Dutch advisory body said. Thousands of asylum seekers are left to their own fate every year once their bid for residence in the Netherlands has been turned more »
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Rs 100,000 reward for slapping actor Aamir Khan

News Room : November 27, 2015 6:14 am
LUDHIANA: In a troubling development, the Punjab chapter of Indian far-right political group Shiv Sena announced a cash reward of Rs100,000 for “anyone who slaps” Bollywood actor Aamir Khan over his recent remarks on ‘intolerance’ in India, sources said. “Any person who slaps Aamir will be rewarded Rs1 lakh by the Shiv Sena. This is more »
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Pakistani minister survives roadside bomb blast

News Room : November 27, 2015 6:12 am
PESHAWAR: At least two people were killed when a roadside bomb hit the convoy of a Pakistani Cabinet minister in the country’s troubled northwest police said. Akram Khan Durrani, a minister for housing in Nawaz Sharif’s Cabinet, survived the attack as he was traveling in the remote Frontier Region Bannu area near the North Waziristan more »
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India jails hospital staff for ‘embezzling’ 17 cents

News Room : November 27, 2015 4:00 am
NEW DELHI: An Indian court has sentenced two medical workers to a year in prison for embezzling 11 rupees (17 cents) in public funds more than 25 years ago, lawyers said. The two — a nurse and a medical assistant — were found guilty of inflating the number of sterilization procedures they helped to perform more »
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Massive Philippine blaze leaves thousands homeless

News Room : November 26, 2015 10:39 am
MANILA: A huge fire that swept through a crowded shanty town in metropolitan Manila has razed more than 800 homes, leaving thousands homeless after they were forced to flee for their lives from the towering flames, officials said. Residents joined forces with firefighters to battle Wednesday’s blaze which spread quickly among the narrow alleys, helping more »
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