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Three Malaysian hostages rescued from Abu Sayyaf

Three Malaysian hostages rescued from Abu Sayyaf

Philippine marines rescued two other hostages on Thursday from the same island, while they were pursuing a group of between 20 to 30 rebels. "Our troops rescued them at about 11.30pm.there was no encounter, there was no gunfight", said Petinglay when contacted.


United Nations voices concern over high civilian deaths in Mosul

United Nations voices concern over high civilian deaths in Mosul

Police forces have been using heavy artillery, and accusations of civilian casualties in USA -strikes since President Trump took office have raised questions about whether the new administration is fulfilling his pledge to ramp up the campaign against the Islamic State at the expense of civilians.


Iraq denies airstrike caused civilian deaths in Mosul

Iraq denies airstrike caused civilian deaths in Mosul

The US military has finally acknowledged that it launched an airstrike in which residents said more than 100 people were killed. Civilians are streaming out at an increasing rate, now averaging 8,000-12,000 per day, Bruno Geddo, UNHCR representative in Iraq, said.


Aadhaar card to be made compulsory for driving licence

Aadhaar card to be made compulsory for driving licence

This new scheme is expected to come into effect from October 2017. The government has recently decided to make Aadhaar number mandatory for filing of Income Tax returns and compulsory linking it with your Permanent Account Number (PAN) card.


World Happiness Report puts Norway at the top

World Happiness Report puts Norway at the top

The top four countries scored high on factors that the report says are key to happiness including: "caring, freedom, generosity , honesty, health, income and good governance", the report said. In terms of specific measures of happiness, the USA has moved up in health, life-expectancy and per-capita income, but we've lost significant ground in social support, a sense of personal freedom, and perceived corruption of government and business.


Schoolchildren feared dead after avalanche strikes Japanese ski resort

Schoolchildren feared dead after avalanche strikes Japanese ski resort

Thirty-two students and teachers were able to safely get down from the slope, the fire department spokesman said. The avalanche occurred in the town of Nasu, a ski resort about 120 kilometres north of Tokyo. Television footage from NHK showed rescue operations being carried and the accident area being cordoned off. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued an avalanche advisory warning for the region, following recent heavy snowfall.