Australia orders waste dumping ban on Great Barrier Reef

Agence France-Presse Sydney, Jan 24: Australia has ordered a ban on dumping dredge waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef, the environment minister said Saturday, as part of a push to stop the UN declaring the site in danger. Environment Minister

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Search team fails to float AirAsia fuselage

Agence France-Presse   Jakarta, Jan 24: Indonesian salvage teams failed to raise the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 from the sea bed Saturday, but recovered four more bodies from the wreckage of the crashed jet. The bid to raise the fuselage came a

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HK police hunt teenage girl over diamond heist

Agence France-Presse Hong Kong, Jan 24: Hong Kong police say they are hunting a girl aged between 12 and 14 years old over the theft of a diamond necklace worth more than $ 4.6 million from a luxury jewellery store. Police say

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Rockets kill 30 in Ukraine’s Mariupol

Agence France-Presse Donetsk (Ukraine), Jan 24: At least 15 people died Saturday when rockets hit a market in a vital port linking Ukrainian rebel lands with Russian-occupied Crimea. Ukrainian interior ministry said 46 people were wounded in the city of Mariupol when

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Yemenis stage biggest anti-Houthi protest

Reuters Sana’a, Jan 24: Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets Saturday in the biggest demonstration yet against the Houthi group that dominates Yemen, two days after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s resignation left the country in political limbo. Witnesses said up to

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Teen gets jail term for plot to aid IS

Reuters Denver, Jan 24:  A 19-year-old Colorado woman and Muslim convert who admitted that she planned to travel overseas to join Islamic State militants was sentenced Friday to four years in federal prison as she renounced the violence of radical Islam. Shannon

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CBI to zero in on Angul

Post News Network Angul, Jan 24: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the multi-crore chit fund scam in the state, is learnt to have zeroed in on the town following the arrest of tainted Seashore chief Prasant Das’s brother Prabhat Das.

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Jawans unleash terror, beat up two, loot Rs 50K in Padmapur

Post News Network Padmapur, Jan 24: Jawans of a security camp at Baratunda under this sub-division of Bargarh district looted passengers after assaulting them. A victim narrated his ordeal in writing to mediapersons Saturday. Sk Jahir Akrur, a resident of the locality,

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PDS irregularities: Godown sealed

Post News Network Bargarh, Jan 24: A day after a complaint alleging irregularities in distribution of Public Distribution System (PDS) rice from a Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) godown was lodged at the local police station, police Saturday sealed the godown located at

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KV completes 4 years sans land and infra

Post News Network Nayagarh, Jan 24: Residents here are irked over the lack of infrastructure for the Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) what with the administration failing to find a piece of land for the school building. According to KV principal S Sumathy, the

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Kerala imposes Rs 54 crore fine on Flipkart, Jabong and others

Indo-Asian News Service   Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24: The commercial taxes department of the Kerala government has imposed Rs 54 crore fine on some e-commerce companies and portals. More such companies will be fined, said a top official.The department had Friday imposed the

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