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Stomach bug triggers mass vomiting on Qantas flight

Sydney, Aug 1: Dozens of people were rushed off a Qantas flight for medical treatment in Sydney today after a stomach bug struck mid-journey, triggering a mass vomiting episode.

Qantas said a "number of passengers travelling in the same group on QF28 (between) Santiago and Sydney became unwell...

Saudi Prince's 100 mln pounds London home up for sale

London, Jul 30: Want to rub shoulders with billionaires and live life king-size?

A Saudi Prince is reportedly selling his palatial house which is located close to where Prince William and wife Kate Middleton, Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal and the Sultan of Brunei stay.

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Over 1,000 escape in Libya prison break

Benghazi, Jul 28: Over 1,000 inmates escaped during a prison riot on Saturday in the restive city of Benghazi, a Libyan security official said, as protesters attacked Muslim Brotherhood offices following a wave of assassinations.

"There was a riot inside Al-Kuifiya prison, as well as...

Indian-American nominated for key post in Obama Administration

Washington, Jul 9: US President Barack Obama has nominated an Indian-American woman for the key post of Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia.

Subject to confirmation by the Senate, Nisha Desai Biswal, who is currently the Assistant Administrator for Asia at...

Gunmen storm hotel in Pakistan, kill 10 tourists

Islamabad, Jun 23: Gunmen stormed a hotel in northern Pakistan and shot dead 10 tourists, including Chinese, Ukrainian and Russian nationals, police officials said on Sunday.

The gunmen targeted a hotel in a town in Gilgit-Baltistan that serves as the base camp for mountaineers headed for Nanga...

Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for war

Mushaf Air Base/Pakistan, June 14: With an olive green head scarf poking out from her helmet, Ayesha Farooq flashes a cheeky grin when asked if it is lonely being the only war-ready female fighter pilot in the Islamic republic of Pakistan.

Farooq, from Punjab province's...

All seven militants dead at end of Kabul airport attack

Kabul, Jun 10: All seven militants who launched an attack on Monday on Kabul airport died in the assault, Afghan police said, adding that no civilian and security force casualties had yet been reported.

"There were seven assailants — two (suicide bombers) died detonating themselves...

Suu Kyi says she wants to run for president

Naypyidaw/Myanmar, Jun 6: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday declared her intention to run for president, calling for all of the country's people to share the fruits of its dramatic reforms.

Addressing the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia in the...

90 killed as massive tornado rips through US city

Houston/Washington, May 21: Over 90 people, including 20 children, were killed after a monstrous tornado ripped through the US city of Oklahoma, flattening entire neighbourhoods, crushing two elementary schools and turning the area into a war-zone.

The tornado, over a mile...

Nawaz Sharif claims victory in landmark Pakistan election

Islamabad, May 12: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared victory following a historic election marred by violence Saturday, a remarkable comeback for a leader once toppled in a military coup and sent into exile.

The 63-year-old Sharif, who has twice served as premier,...