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Woman killed after jet engine explodes

An engine on a Southwest Airlines flight with 149 people aboard exploded and broke apart in mid-air on Tuesday, killing one passenger and nearly sucking another out of a shattered window, according to airline and federal authorities and witness and media accounts.
Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Con job: President

President Trump turned to Twitter early on Wednesday to dismiss the sketch of the man a pornographic actress claims threatened her years ago on his behalf. It was just the second time the president weighed in on the subject after weeks of frenzied news media coverage.
New York Times News Service Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Erdogan calls snap elections

Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called a snap presidential and parliamentary election on June 24, more than a year earlier than planned, saying the country urgently needed to make the switch to an executive presidency.
Apr 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Starbucks to close more than 8000 stores for an afternoon for racial bias training

Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 US stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for nearly 175,000 workers.
Apr 18, 2018 13:42 IST

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady and mother of a president whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92.
Apr 18, 2018 14:04 IST

Trump scraps sanctions

President Trump rejected, for now at least, a fresh round of sanctions set to be imposed against Russia on Monday, a course change that underscored the schism between the President and his national security team.
Peter Baker Apr 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Syria attack illegal, says Labour leader

Bengali Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, who is Jeremy Corbyn's shadow attorney-general, has flatly contradicted Theresa May's claim that her decision to launch a military attack on Syria was legal because it was taken on humanitarian grounds.
Amit Roy Apr 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Pressurise Myanmar on Rohingya: Hasina

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Tuesday more international pressure was needed on Myanmar to take back Muslim Rohingya refugees.
Apr 18, 2018 00:00 IST

FB official grilled by Indonesia MPs

A Facebook official apologised to Indonesian members of parliament on Tuesday during a five-hour grilling at a public hearing on issues ranging from the misuse of personal data to the oversight of content by the social media giant.
Apr 18, 2018 00:00 IST

In peace sop, China loosens auto rules

China offered a potential trade peace offering to the Trump administration on Tuesday, saying it would allow electric car companies to set up shop there this year without a local joint venture partner, and that it would set a timetable for the rest of the auto industry to build or run their own Chinese factories in the coming years.
Keith Bradsher Apr 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Pashtun rights movement defies Pak army

A new civil rights movement in Pakistan is galvanising a rapidly growing following among the country's ethnic Pashtun minority by doing the nearly unthinkable: openly accusing the powerful and popular Pakistani military establishment of being "oppressors" who kill or whisk away Pashtuns by the thousands.
Meher Ahmad Apr 18, 2018 00:00 IST

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