CCTV shows men carrying body parts of Jamal Khashoggi, claims Turkish TV

A CCTV footage broadcast by a Turkish news channel Sunday shows men carrying cases and bags allegedly containing the body parts of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Advertising The images feature three men carrying five suitcases and two large black bags into the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul. The residence lies a short distance from the Saudi consulate where Khashoggi was murdered, in what the Saudi termed a “rogue operation”, reported AFP. Citing unnamed Turkish sources, A-Haber…

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Russian president Vladimir Putin plays ice hockey at Moscow’s Red Square

The teams, which were a mixture of political figures and retired Russian hockey stars, played the hockey match a week before Russia celebrates the Orthodox Christmas on 7 January. Continuing the tradition Russian President Vladimir Putin started back in 2011, the 66-year-old put on his helmet, shoulder pads and skates to kick off a friendly ice hockey game at Moscow’s Red Square. A video of the match, which was a part of the ‘Amateur Night Hockey League’ founded by Putin, features him warming up at the ice rink near the…

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Happy New Year 2019: Celebrations kick-start with fireworks in Australia

Happy New Year 2019: As we bid adieu to 2018, celebrations around the world have already begun to usher in 2019. In Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, tens of thousands gathered around Sky Tower as fireworks exploded from the top of the 328-meter (1,076-foot) structure. Across the southern hemisphere nation, thousands took to beaches and streets, becoming the first major nation in the world to usher in 2019. Reporters will be the guests of honour at the New Year’s Eve party in New York’s Times Square on Monday, in what…

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Kannada Actor CH Loknath Dies at 91, Fans Pay Tribute in Bengaluru

Kannada Actor CH Loknath Dies at 91, Fans Pay Tribute in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Veteran Kannada actor CH Lokanath passed away on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 91. According to ANI, the stage artist breathed his last at around 12.10 am. Lokanath’s mortal remains will be kept in Bengaluru’s Ravindra Kalakshetra for fans to pay last respects between 12 and 2.30 pm. He is survived by four daughters and a son. Lokanath was in the Kannada film industry for nearly six decades and was affectionately addressed as ‘Uncle Lokanath’ by his fans. He had acted in over 600 movies and more…

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India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma to skip fourth Test in Sydney; Flies down to be with wife and newborn

Rohit Sharma to skip fourth Test in Sydney; Flies down to be with wife and newborn

Team India will miss the services of middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma for the fourth and final Test of the series against Australia in Sydney as he has flown back to be with wife Ritika Sajdeh after the birth of their first child. Rohit and Ritika have been blessed with a baby girl. Skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri are yet to decide on whether they will ask for a replacement for the final game of the series, starting January 3. Speaking to Hindustan Times, a BCCI official in the…

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Held at Gunpoint, Delhi Student Snatches Gun From Robber at Petrol Pump

A student is being lauded for his bravado and or thwarting a robbery attempt near a petrol pump in Delhi's Shahdara. A CCTV footage showed that Karan Chowdhary, who was attacked and threatened by a man at gunpoint on Sunday, snatched the pistol from the attacker’s hands.

New Delhi: A student is being lauded for his bravado and or thwarting a robbery attempt near a petrol pump in Delhi’s Shahdara. A CCTV footage showed that Karan Chowdhary, who was attacked and threatened by a man at gunpoint on Sunday, snatched the pistol from the attacker’s hands. Chowdhary said he left for his institute at 6 am and stopped his bike midway to fill petrol. When he moved a few steps ahead from the petrol pump, he was attacked by a man who asked for his motorcycle’s keys,…

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Lion kills intern after escaping locked area at US wildlife park

Lion kills intern after escaping locked area at US wildlife park

A lion killed a young worker at a wildlife conservatory Sunday after it got loose from a locked space, the center said. Alexandra Black, 22, of New Palestine, Indiana, was killed Sunday after being attacked by the lion in an enclosure that was being cleaned at the Conservators Center, news outlets reported, citing a statement from the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office. The lion was shot and killed after attempts to tranquilize the animal failed, deputies said. A “husbandry team” led by a professionally trained animal keeper was carrying out the…

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India’s data protection law: Strengthen rules but also follow through to the last mile

India’s data protection law: Strengthen rules but also follow through to the last mile

News of the Washington DC attorney general’s case against Facebook has brought the spectre of Cambridge Analytica back with a bang. The case is not just about the violation of consumer rights by a social media giant, but also about a government executive standing up for the rights of the common man. It reiterates not just the need for protecting personal data but for that need to be filled by government action. For, it is when the “law hangs limp” that breaches flourish. The saying goes that you become a…

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Army foils New Year’s eve attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team along LoC, kills 2 intruders

The Indian Army has claimed to have thwarted a “treacherous attempt” by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) to launch a strike on its post along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Naugam sector and killed two intruders in the area. A spokesperson of the army said the recovery of arms and ammunition early on Sunday indicated that they intended to carry out a “gruesome attack” in the region. “The alertness and resilience of the own troops, who engaged and neutralised the intruders, thus eliminated a likely treacherous attack…

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Delhiites Wake Up to Cold Monday Morning; Air Quality Drops to ‘Severe’

Delhiites Wake Up to Cold Monday Morning; Air Quality Drops to 'Severe'

New Delhi: The residents of national capital on Monday woke up to a cold morning as the mercury touched 3.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, the Met Office said. “There was shallow to moderate fog in the morning along with dense fog in some parts of Delhi. The sky will remain clear with no chance of rainfall. Later in the evening, there will be haze and mist,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 100 per cent. The maximum temperature is…

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