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Lalu Convicted Again on Corruption Charges

Lalu Convicted Again on Corruption Charges

It is the alliance between the Congress and Lalu Prasad's party when all such actions have taken place. The CBI judge Shivpal Singh pronounced the verdict today in a case related to embezzling of more than Rs 89 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994, when Lalu Yadav was the Chief Minister of Bihar .


Amid Saudi War, Suspected Cholera Cases in Yemen Hit 1 Million

Amid Saudi War, Suspected Cholera Cases in Yemen Hit 1 Million

The World Health Organisation warned last month that some 2,200 people have already died from cholera. "The vibrio is a very resistant bacteria that can survive in water for a very long period of time", Poncin said, warning that next year's rainy season could bring an uptick.


Puigdemont vows to obtain independence for Catalunya after regional election success

Puigdemont vows to obtain independence for Catalunya after regional election success

Carles Puigdemont , the former president of Catalonia who is now seeking refuge in Brussels hailed the results as a "new political step" that would be 'marked by political solutions, not by repressions'. Earlier, Puigdemont spoke to reporters in Brussels, Belgium , after pro-independence parties secured more than half the seats in Thursday's local parliamentary election.


Saudi Arabia says it intercepted Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh

Iran says accusations by Saudi Arabia and the USA that it supplied the missile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels at Riyadh on Tuesday are "baseless". Saudi-led forces, backing Yemen's government, have fought the Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen's more than two-year-long war.



Pence makes surprise visit to Afghanistan, vows "To see it through"

Pence told reporters the strategy of increased troops on the ground and greater authorities for military leaders was paying dividends. The vice president says "the results are really beginning to become evident around the country". "We're here to see this through", Pence told Ghani and Abdullah at the presidential palace. About an hour and a half later, Pence was back on the military base in Bagram to rally several hundred USA troops, thanking them for their service during the holiday ...


Around 70 firefighters tackling blaze at London Zoo

Around 70 firefighters tackling blaze at London Zoo

The fire broke out this morning in the Adventure Café and shop which has a petting zoo area. It was not immediately clear whether any animals were affected, but the zoo said one aardvark was unaccounted for. The cause of the blaze remains unknown. The Zoo will be closed today until further notice. "Firefighters worked hard to bring the fire under control as quickly as possible and to stop it from spreading to neighbouring animal enclosures".