At least 50,000 ISIS fighters killed in Iraq, Syria in past two years: US official
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At least 50,000 ISIS fighters killed in Iraq, Syria in past two years: US official

At least 50,000 militants from so-called Islamic State have been killed since the US-led coalition started fighting in Iraq and Syria two years ago, a US military official said. The senior official described the figure as a “conservative estimate”. Speaking about ISIS, the official said, “I give them …

Colombian leader Juan Manuel Santos to receive Nobel Peace Prize
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Colombian leader Juan Manuel Santos to receive Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel prize in Oslo for his role in the peace process to end the decades long civil war in Colombia. Santos will be officially given the prize next Saturday for his efforts to end the internal conflict, lasting more than 50 years. After almost four years of …

Solomon Islands tsunami warning lifted after massive 7.8 quake
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Solomon Islands tsunami warning lifted after massive 7.8 quake

A tsunami warning has been lifted in parts of the South Pacific after a massive earthquake measuring 7.7 hit off the Solomon Islands in the early hours of Friday morning. The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 4:38am (1738 GMT Thursday), was located 68 kilometres (42 miles) west of Kirakira, a provincial capital …

Actor Gauthami’s bold letter to PM Modi about Jayalalitha’s death
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Actor Gauthami’s bold letter to PM Modi about Jayalalitha’s death

When actress Gautami paid her last respect to former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday, she broke down and could not control her tears.  Now the actress has sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising serious doubts about Jayalalithaa’s death. In the letter posted in her official blog, the link of …

Thripunithura struggles, Maradu claims success
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Thripunithura struggles, Maradu claims success

Municipal authorities are finding it difficult to implement the ban on plastic carry bags of thickness less than 50 microns in Thripunithura.  Better response is required from the residents to make it a success.  The merchants in town had agreed to stop using plastic carry bags below 50 microns but the mission of …

Tamil Nadu faces political vacuum after Iron lady Jayalalitha’s death
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Tamil Nadu faces political vacuum after Iron lady Jayalalitha’s death

Jayalalitha, 68, who was serving her fifth term as chief minister, suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday night. Dramatic displays of emotion are not unusual in southern Indian politics and Jayalalitha, with her queenly manner and numerous subsidies for the poor, had inspired a cult of personality. Many in Tamil Nadu …

Pakistan International Airlines crash in Abbottabad, all 48 aboard killed
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Pakistan International Airlines crash in Abbottabad, all 48 aboard killed

A passenger plane crashed into a steep hillside Wednesday in northern Pakistan, killing all 48 people on board, including one of the country’s most famous recording artists. A senior Pakistan International Airlines official told NBC News that that one of the engines on the plane had developed a technical fault. …

Ajith and Shalini paid their respects to  ‘Amma’ at Marina
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Ajith and Shalini paid their respects to  ‘Amma’ at Marina

Actor Ajith who is shooting in Bulgaria for his upcoming film directed by Siruthai Siva, Yesterday he expressed his deep condolence message over the death of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. Today, early morning Thala Ajith and Shalini paid their respects to puratchi Thalaivi Amma at marina. Thala Ajith …