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N Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-S Korea drill: Report

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | AFP | Seoul | in Sunday Pioneer

North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said today, citing a government source. The US navy said yesterday that a US aircraft carrier will lead the drill in the coming...

Twitter deletes critical data related to Russia probe

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | IANS | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

As Twitter handed over to the US Senate the details of 201 handles linked to alleged Russian efforts to meddle in the presidential elections last year, a separate report has suggested that the micro-blogging website might have deleted data crucial to the probe. The handover of the Twitter details took place...

Ex-White House official Priebus quizzed in Russia probe

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | IANS | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus has been reportedly questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in charge of the Russia-related investigation into Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential elections that swept Donald Trump to power. Priebus was “voluntarily interviewed” by Mueller’s team, his lawyer William Burck, Xinhua...

Trump: US, Pak ‘starting to have a real’ relationship

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | PTI | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

Pakistan took “tremendous advantage” of the US over the years, but the two countries are now “starting to have a real” relationship, President Donald Trump has said, a day after Pakistani forces rescued an American-Canadian family from the Haqqani terror group. American citizen Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle...

Four die as French Army-chartered plane crashes off I Coast

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | AFP | Abidjan | in Sunday Pioneer

Four Moldovan nationals were killed on Saturday when a transport plane chartered by the French Army crashed off Ivory Coast, firefighters said. Another six people were injured in the crash of the Antonov aircraft which had 10 people on board, firefighter Colonel Issa Sakho told local television. Four French nationals were among...

Seven killed in Kenya high school shooting during raid

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | AP | Nairobi | in Sunday Pioneer

A Kenya police official says seven people, including six students, have been shot dead when herdsmen from neighbouring South Sudan raided a high school. Regional criminal investigations chief Gideon Kibunja said today’s dawn attack occurred at Lokichogio Mixed Secondary School near the countries’ border. Kibunja says a key suspect is a...

Wild elephants kill four Rohingya in B’desh camp

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | AFP | Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) | in Sunday Pioneer

Wild elephants killed four Rohingya refugees including three children as they were building a shack on forest land in southern Bangladesh today, police said. The incident occurred at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar district, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have set up makeshift shelters since fleeing violence across the border...

40 killed in Mogadishu bomb blast

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | IANS | Mogadishu | in Sunday Pioneer

At least 40 persons were killed and several injured in a deadly bomb explosion near a popular hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday, the police said. Adan Mohamed, a witness, told Xinhua that a vehicle loaded with explosives exploded at the junction of KM5 just opposite Safari hotel. Most...

Japan zoo mourns death of love-struck penguin

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | AFP | Tokyo | in Sunday Pioneer

An elderly penguin who shot to fame in Japan after falling in love with a cardboard cut-out of a cartoon character has died, at the ripe old age of 21. Officials at Tobu zoo in Saitama, north of Tokyo, said Grape passed away after a brief illness with the object of...

‘DMRC is not sharing latest ridership data’

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has accused the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for refusing to share details of the Metro ridership following its fare hike. Sisodia said that according to preliminary reports, there has been an increase of 65,000 in the ridership on the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC)...



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Sahitya Academy to tune in Diwali Pahat

18 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh Marathi Sahitya Academy, along with Directorate of Culture, will organise musical event ‘Diwali Pahat’, to celebrate Diwali at Ganesh Temple on Wednesday at 6.30 am...

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