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16 killed in China Shopping mall fire

16 killed in China Shopping mall fire

Sixteen people were killed in a fire at a department store in Sichuan province in China's southwest on Wednesday evening, state media said on Thursday. The fire broke out in a 14-storey building in a high-tech zone of the city of Zigong, shrouding the vicinity with thick smoke, according to the Xi

Four killed in shooting at mosque in Oman

Four killed in shooting at mosque in Oman

Police in Oman said Tuesday a shooting in a mosque has killed four people and wounded others. The Royal Oman Police said in a statement online the shooting happened in the Wadi Kabir neighbourhood of Muscat, the Omani capital. Police gave no motive nor said who was suspected of carrying out the a

90,000 CCTV cameras installed in Afghanistan's capital

90,000 CCTV cameras installed in Afghanistan's capital

Around 90,000 CCTV cameras have been installed in different parts of Afghanistan's capital Kabul to ensure security and check criminal activities, spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior Affairs Abdul Matin Qani has said. Local TV TOLOnews quoting the official on Saturday night reported that som

Oli sworn in as Nepal's Prime Minister

Oli sworn in as Nepal's Prime Minister

KP Sharma Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal, was sworn in as Nepal's new prime minister on Monday. President Ram Chandra Poudel administered the oath of office to 72-year-old Oli. This is the fourth time for him to assume the premiership, reports Xinhua. "The president administered th

Imran Khan to remain in jail

Imran Khan to remain in jail

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his third wife were acquitted on charges of marrying unlawfully by a Pakistan court on Saturday, yet he will not be freed after authorities issued fresh orders to arrest him. The ruling came a day after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won more seats in