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France paralysed by biggest national strike in years

A nationwide strike has severely disrupted schools and public transport across France. Workers are angry at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions, reports BBC. School and transport...

  Asia / South Asia

Nepal for strengthening cooperation to boost tourism

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Deepak Raj Joshi has underscored the need for strengthening cooperation among the concerned tourism boards in this region for mutual benefits since it is considering Bangladesh, China and India as the top most countries for attracting tourists for the ‘Visit Nepal 2020’. “The private tour operators have a very good...

 500 Syrian refugees return to homeland from Lebanon

More than 500 Syrian refugees returned on Tuesday to their homeland from Lebanon, the National News Agency reported. Syrian refugees from different areas in Lebanon, including Burj Hammoud, Tripoli, Bekaa, Nabatieh and other regions, returned to their homeland by bus under the supervision of the Lebanese general security. More than one million Syrian refugees are registered with the UN High...

  Americas

US sailor shoots dead workers at Pearl Harbour navy base

A US sailor shot dead two workers before taking his own life at the Pearl Harbour military base near Honolulu in Hawaii on Wednesday. Officials say the gunman also injured a third worker before he killed himself. The incident prompted a lockdown at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, which is on the Hawaiian island of Oahu....

  Europe

  Europe

58 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Mauritania

Scores of migrants who swam through rough Atlantic Ocean waters to safety from a capsized boat while 58 others drowned were receiving care Thursday in Mauritania after one of the deadliest disasters this year among people making the perilous journey to Europe. The boat that left Gambia a week ago had been carrying at least 150 people, including women and...

Burkina Faso church attack kills 14

At least 14 people have been killed after gunmen opened fire inside a church in Burkina Faso. The victims were attending a service at a church in Hantoukoura, in the eastern part of the country on Sunday. The identity of the gunmen is not known and the motive is unclear. Hundreds of people have been killed in the country over...