Global News http://www.sahilonline.net/en/global-news SahilOnline, Leading news portal from Coastal Karnataka, bringing you latest updates from the Coast, State, Nation and the World, in Kannada, Urdu and English. Global News Nawaz, Maryam file appeal in Islamabad HC against Avenfield verdict http://www.sahilonline.net/en/nawaz-maryam-file-appeal-in-islamabad-hc-against-avenfield-verdict Pakistan former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and Captain (retd) Safdar Awan on Monday filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the verdict in the Avenfield case. Nawaz Sharif supporters clash with police in Lahore, 50 injured http://www.sahilonline.net/en/nawaz-sharif-supporters-clash-with-police-in-lahore-50-injured Supporters of Nawaz Sharif have clashed with police in Pakistan's Punjab province as they tried to reach the airport where the former prime minister and his daughter Maryam were arrested on their return to the country in a corruption case, prompting police to lob tear gas shells and use batons that left at least 50 people injured.  Sharif, Maryam provided 'B' class facilities in Pak jail http://www.sahilonline.net/en/sharif-maryam-provided-b-class-facilities-in-pak-jail Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam have spent their first night in the high-security Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi and the two VIP convicts were provided "B" class facilities, media reports said on Saturday, a day after their arrest. Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif arrested on return, as bomber kills scores http://www.sahilonline.net/en/ousted-pakistan-pm-nawaz-sharif-arrested-on-return-as-bomber-kills-scores Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, both facing lengthy prison terms, were arrested minutes after landing in the country on Friday as they returned seeking to revitalise their flagging party ahead of a July 25 election. Croatia on fire after beating England in World Cup http://www.sahilonline.net/en/world-cup-2018-englands-dream-shattered-after-losing-2-1-to-croatia Tears and cries of joy, hugs and chants, firecrackers and flares--Croatia was on fire on Wednesday after their victory against England set up a first-ever appearance in a World Cup final. Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay to start in Fukushima http://www.sahilonline.net/en/tokyo-2020-olympic-torch-relay-to-start-in-fukushima Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics say the torch relay will start in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. Zakir Naik thanks Malaysian PM for not deporting him http://www.sahilonline.net/en/zakir-naik-thanks-malaysian-pm-for-not-deporting-him Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik thanked the Malaysian Government for not deporting him from the country despite several efforts made by India in this regard. Pak govt bars Nawaz Sharif, Maryam from leaving country, lists them on ECL http://www.sahilonline.net/en/pak-govt-bars-nawaz-sharif-maryam-from-leaving-country-lists-them-on-ecl The Pakistani government on Tuesday placed the names of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on the exit control list (ECL) to prevent them from flying abroad after their return to the country on Friday. Iran slams India for not fulfilling promised investment in Chabahar port http://www.sahilonline.net/en/iran-slams-india-for-not-fulfilling-promised-investment-in-chabahar-port Iran on Tuesday criticised India for not fulfilling its promise of making investments in expansion of the strategically located Chabahar port and said New Delhi will stand to lose "special privileges" if it cuts import of Iranian oil. All 12 boys, coach evacuated from Thailand cave on Day 3 of rescue ops http://www.sahilonline.net/en/all-12-boys-coach-evacuated-from-thailand-cave-on-day-3-of-rescue-ops All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flood Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that has gripped the world. Mahathir meets Zakir Naik day after ruling out his deportation to India http://www.sahilonline.net/en/mahathir-meets-zakir-naik-day-after-ruling-out-his-deportation-to-india Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has met Zakir Naik, wanted in India for alleged terror activities and money laundering, and a ruling party strategist has stoutly defended the government’s decision not to deport the controversial Muslim preacher, Malaysian media reported on July 8. Hindu woman to contest assembly elections in Pakistan, creates history http://www.sahilonline.net/en/hindu-woman-to-contest-assembly-elections-in-pakistan-creates-history Sunita Parmar, a Hindu woman in Pakistan's Sindh province, has created history by becoming the first from the minority community to contest the provincial assembly elections to be held on July 25. FIFA president invites Thai boys stuck in cave to World Cup final http://www.sahilonline.net/en/fifa-president-invites-thai-boys-stuck-in-cave-to-world-cup-final FIFA president Gianni Infantino has invited the Thai boys' football team trapped in a cave to the World Cup final, as messages of support poured in from top players. Royal Malaysia Police denies Zakir Naik's extradition to India http://www.sahilonline.net/en/royal-malaysia-police-denies-zakir-naiks-extradition-to-india The Inspector-General of the Royal Malaysia Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun on Wednesday refuted reports that controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik was being extradited to India. Exiled Maldives former president Nasheed ends presidential bid http://www.sahilonline.net/en/exiled-maldives-former-president-nasheed-ends-presidential-bid Former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, who is currently in exile, has abandoned plans to contest the upcoming presidential election because of legal obstacles. US tells India, China to end oil imports from Iran by November 4 http://www.sahilonline.net/en/us-tells-india-china-to-end-oil-imports-from-iran-by-november-4 The United States has told India and other countries to cut oil imports from Iran to “zero” by November 4 or face sanctions, making it clear that there would be no waivers to anyone. Germany crash out of World Cup at group stage for first time in 80 years http://www.sahilonline.net/en/germany-crash-out-of-world-cup-at-group-stage-for-first-time-in-80-years Champions Germany were sent crashing out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat by a tenacious South Korea on Wednesday that saw them eliminated in the first round for the first time in 80 years. Nepal to maintain ties with India, China, pursue independent foreign policy: KP Oli http://www.sahilonline.net/en/nepal-to-maintain-ties-with-india-china-pursue-independent-foreign-policy-kp-oli Nepal can serve as a bridge between India and China, Prime Minister K P Oli has said, insisting that his country will maintain close ties with the two neighbours while pursuing independent foreign policy. Trump says illegal immigrants should be deported with 'no judges or court cases' http://www.sahilonline.net/en/trump-says-illegal-immigrants-should-be-deported-with-no-judges-or-court-cases President Donald Trump said on Sunday that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process, likening them to invaders who are trying to “break into” the country. Building blast leaves 25 injured, 4 serious in Germany's Wuppertal http://www.sahilonline.net/en/building-blast-leaves-25-injured-4-serious-in-germanys-wuppertal German police say that 25 people have been injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed a building in the western city of Wuppertal. Turkey's Erdogan wins presidential election, opposition yet to concede http://www.sahilonline.net/en/turkeys-erdogan-wins-presidential-election-opposition-yet-to-concede Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey’s presidential election on Sunday, the head of the country’s electoral body said, overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to his rule in a decade and a half. Musharraf may contest in upcoming general elections http://www.sahilonline.net/en/musharraf-may-contest-in-upcoming-general-elections Pakistan’s former prime president Pervez Musharraf may contest in the upcoming elections scheduled to be held on July 25 after the Supreme Court gave him a conditional permission, his party has said. Entry of India and Pakistan into SCO to bolster grouping's strength: Xi Jinping http://www.sahilonline.net/en/entry-of-india-and-pakistan-into-sco-to-bolster-groupings-strength-xi-jinping The entry of India and Pakistan into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation would bolster its strength, Chinese President Xi Jinping said today as he welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain to the eight-member grouping. Priyanka Chopra apologises for ‘Indian nationalists’ terror plot in ‘Quantico’ http://www.sahilonline.net/en/quantico-producers-star-priyanka-chopra-apologize-for-episode-portraying-indians-as-terrorists Priyanka Chopra apologised for a recent episode in Quantico, following online backlash for the ‘Indian nationalists’ terror plot line in her show. 23 rescued in China mine blast http://www.sahilonline.net/en/23-rescued-in-china-mine-blast Twenty-three workers have been rescued out of an iron-ore mine in China's northeast Liaoning Province, which claimed eleven lives and wounded nine others, the officials confirmed on Wednesday. At least 48 migrants dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast http://www.sahilonline.net/en/at-least-48-migrants-dead-after-boat-sinks-off-tunisian-coast More than 50 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean, the majority off the coasts of Tunisia and Turkey, while Italy marked a sea change in its policy. Nearly half of Afghan children out of school: UN http://www.sahilonline.net/en/nearly-half-of-afghan-children-out-of-school-un Nearly half of Afghanistan's children are not attending school because of worsening security, poverty and sex discrimination, according to a new UN report today. South Korea-US hold phone talks over Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un meet http://www.sahilonline.net/en/south-korea-us-hold-phone-talks-over-donald-trump-kim-jong-un-meet Top South Korean and American diplomats held a telephonic conversation on Monday exchanging opinions and discussing the progress over an the June 12 summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. 25 dead, several injured as Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts http://www.sahilonline.net/en/25-dead-several-injured-as-guatemalas-fuego-volcano-erupts Guatemala's civil defence officials said 25 people have been killed when Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted Sunday, belching ash and rock and forcing the airport to close. Indian-American boy wins National Spelling Bee title, USD 42,000 cash prize http://www.sahilonline.net/en/indian-american-boy-wins-national-spelling-bee-title-usd-42000-cash-prize Karthik Nemmani, a 14-year-old Indian-American boy, on June 1 won the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee, taking home more than USD 42,000 in cash and prizes after correctly spelling "koinonia" to become the 14th champion from the community in 11 consecutive years. Trump reinstates talks with Kim Jong Un for June 12 in Singapore http://www.sahilonline.net/en/trump-reinstates-talks-with-kim-jong-un-for-june-12-in-singapore US President Donald Trump confirmed that his Singapore Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would take place on June 12, and said it would begin the process of denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. Ministers who can't operate laptops within 6 months will be sacked: Oli http://www.sahilonline.net/en/ministers-who-cant-operate-laptops-within-6-months-will-be-sacked-oli Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today warned his new ministers that they will be sacked if they fail to learn how to operate a laptop within six months. Highest UN peacekeeper deaths in last 70 years from India http://www.sahilonline.net/en/highest-un-peacekeeper-deaths-in-last-70-years-from-india India has lost the highest number of its peacekeepers in various UN peacekeeping operations in the last 70 years, with 163 military, police and civilian personnel from the country laying down their lives in the line of duty. According to the UN, of the 3,737 peacekeepers who have died since 1948, 163 have been from India, the highest total from any troop-contributing country.  North Korean official's US arrival marks highest-level visit in 18 years http://www.sahilonline.net/en/north-korean-officials-us-arrival-marks-highest-level-visit-in-18-years A senior North Korean official has arrived in New York in the highest-level official visit to the United States in 18 years, as Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un sought to salvage prospects for a high-stakes nuclear summit. PM Modi announces 30-day free visa for Indonesian citizens http://www.sahilonline.net/en/pm-modi-announces-30-day-free-visa-for-indonesian-citizens Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a 30-day free visa for Indonesian citizens and invited the diaspora to travel to their country of origin to experience the ‘New India’. Iraqi parliament approves partial recounting of votes over 'fraud' http://www.sahilonline.net/en/iraqi-parliament-approves-partial-recounting-of-votes-over-alleged-fraud The Iraqi parliament on Monday approved manual recounting of 10 per cent of votes in the May 12 parliamentary election amid allegations of fraud, forgery and irregularities. 16 killed, over one lakh affected​ due to rains, winds in Sri Lanka http://www.sahilonline.net/en/16-killed-over-one-lakh-affected-due-to-rains-winds-in-sri-lanka Sixteen people have been killed and over one lakh affected due to heavy rains and strong winds in Sri Lanka in a week, even as the Army was deployed for rescue and relief operations. Ireland votes to liberalise abortion laws with 66 per cent in favour http://www.sahilonline.net/en/ireland-votes-to-liberalise-abortion-laws-with-66-per-cent-in-favour Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalise its highly restrictive abortion laws in a referendum that its prime minister called the culmination of a “quiet revolution” in what was one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries. North and South Korean leaders meet as US indicates summit may yet happen http://www.sahilonline.net/en/north-and-south-korean-leaders-meet-as-us-indicates-summit-may-yet-happen The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, met his South Korean counterpart on Saturday, two days after Donald Trump cancelled a planned summit with Kim. 48 killed as Uganda bus rams into tractor and truck http://www.sahilonline.net/en/48-killed-as-uganda-bus-rams-into-tractor-and-truck At least 48 people including 16 children died in northern Uganda when a bus hit a tractor driving with no lights at night and then a truck, the Red Cross said today. PM Modi arrives in India after his Sochi visit http://www.sahilonline.net/en/pm-modi-arrives-in-india-after-his-sochi-visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on late Tuesday midnight after wrapping up his one-day informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia's Sochi. Five family members killed in Peshawar hotel explosion http://www.sahilonline.net/en/five-family-members-killed-in-peshawar-hotel-explosion At least five of a family, including two children, were killed and two others severely injured in a powerful explosion in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar city this morning, police said. Religious freedom conditions continued 'downward trend' in India; USCIRF http://www.sahilonline.net/en/religious-freedom-on-downward-trend-in-india-uscirf Religious freedom conditions continued a "downward trend" in India last year as Hindu-nationalist groups sought to "saffronise" it through violence, intimidation, and harassment of non-Hindus and Hindu Dalits, a US federal government appointed commission has said. Child witness says Syria carried out Douma chemical attack: Russia http://www.sahilonline.net/en/child-witness-says-syria-carried-out-douma-chemical-attack-russia Russia said today it would screen at the United Nations an interview with a child who it claims was made to pose as a victim of chemical weapons in Syria. Erdogan welcomes Syria strikes against Assad regime http://www.sahilonline.net/en/erdogan-welcomes-syria-strikes-against-assad-regime Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today welcomed Western strikes against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's regime as "appropriate" in retaliation for Damascus' "inhumane" attacks. US, UK, France launch joint strikes on Syria http://www.sahilonline.net/en/us-britain-and-france-strike-syria-over-suspected-chemical-weapons-attack President Donald Trump on Saturday described the alleged chemical attacks in Syria as the "crimes of a monster" as the US launched precision strikes on the war-torn nation jointly with the UK and France. Indian family of four missing during road trip in US http://www.sahilonline.net/en/indian-family-of-four-missing-in-us An Indian family of four was reported missing in the US state of California while on a road trip and authorities are fearing for the worst after an SUV matching their vehicle was believed to be swept away by a flood-swollen river, according to a media report. Algerian military plane crashes, at least 100 killed http://www.sahilonline.net/en/at-least-100-killed-in-military-plane-crash-in-algeria-local-media At least 100 people were killed when a military plane crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria today, officials said. Muslim girl's hijab ripped off, called 'terrorist' in US http://www.sahilonline.net/en/muslim-girls-hijab-ripped-off-called-terrorist-in-us A 13-year-old Muslim girl's hijab was ripped off by a man who called her a "terrorist" and threatened her with a knife in an apparent hate crime attack in the US, police said. Syria says suspected US missiles fired at air base; Washington denies strike http://www.sahilonline.net/en/syria-says-suspected-us-missiles-fired-at-air-base-washington-denies-strike Syrian state TV said there were casualties in what it said was a suspected US missile attack on a major air base in central Syria but the United States denied it had launched any air strikes against the country. Myanmar minister to visit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh http://www.sahilonline.net/en/myanmar-minister-to-visit-rohingya-camps-in-bangladesh A Myanmar minister will tour camps for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, Bizarre ways of ball tampering: Mint, zipper, teeth and now sandpaper http://www.sahilonline.net/en/bizarre-ways-of-ball-tampering-mint-zipper-teeth-and-now-sandpaper Teeth, zipper, mint and add sandpaper to it now, the desperation to extract reverse swing in unfavourable conditions has driven international teams to find bizarre ways to tamper the ball. 'Cruel betrayal': Cricket's heart broken in Australia over ball-tampering http://www.sahilonline.net/en/cruel-betrayal-crickets-heart-broken-in-australia-over-ball-tampering Being Australia's cricket captain is widely seen as the second most important job in the country behind the prime minister. Many would argue it holds even more prestige. Vladimir Putin cruises to landslide victory in Russia's presidential election http://www.sahilonline.net/en/vladimir-putin-cruises-to-landslide-victory-in-russias-presidential-election Vladimir Putin cruised to victory in Russia's presidential election on Sunday, giving him at least another six years in power as Moscow's relations with the West become increasingly strained. Pakistan court orders suspension of passport of 'absconder' Musharraf http://www.sahilonline.net/en/pakistan-court-orders-suspension-of-passport-of-absconder-musharraf In a blow to Pakistan's former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, the special court hearing the high treason case against him has also authorised the government to suspend his passport as well as his national identity card, according to a media report today. Seven US Military Personnel Killed In Iraq Helicopter Crash http://www.sahilonline.net/en/seven-us-military-personnel-killed-in-iraq-helicopter-crash Sven US military personnel were killed when the helicopter carrying them crashed during a routine transport mission in western Iraq, a defense official said Friday. Stephen Hawking, world's smartest scientist who supported boycott against Israel, dies aged 76 http://www.sahilonline.net/en/worlds-smartest-scientist-stephen-hawking-dies-aged-76 Dr. Hawking was suffering from a disease that had paralysed him since the last 50 years. Despite his paralysis, he conducted ground-breaking research in physics and came to be known as the brightest scientist of the modern times. US-Bangla Plane Crashes, Catches Fire At Kathmandu Airport heavy casualties feared http://www.sahilonline.net/en/us-bangla-plane-crashes-catches-fire-at-kathmandu-airport-heavy-casaulties-feared A PASSENGER jet has crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, leaving many feared dead. Sikh student dragged out of UK nightclub for wearing turban http://www.sahilonline.net/en/sikh-student-dragged-out-of-uk-nightclub-for-wearing-turban A Sikh law student in the UK felt "victimised" after he was dragged out of a bar because he was wearing a turban, media reports said. China's parliament puts Xi on course to rule for life http://www.sahilonline.net/en/chinas-parliament-puts-xi-on-course-to-rule-for-life China's Xi Jinping on Sunday secured a path to rule indefinitely as parliament abolished presidential term limits, handing him almost total authority to pursue a vision of transforming the nation into an economic and military superpower. Russian transport plane crashes in Syria killing all 32 on board http://www.sahilonline.net/en/russian-transport-plane-crashes-in-syria-killing-all-32-on-board A Russian transport plane crashed on landing at Russia's Hmeimim airbase in Syria, killing all 32 on board on Tuesday, the defence ministry said in a statement carried by RIA Novosti. Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after Buddhist-Muslim clash http://www.sahilonline.net/en/sri-lanka-declares-state-of-emergency-after-buddhist-muslim-clash Sri Lanka declared a nationwide state of emergency for 10 days on Tuesday to stop the spread of communal violence, a government spokesman said, after clashes erupted between majority Buddhists and members of the minority Muslim community. Blast near foreign contractor's car in Kabul, 4 wounded http://www.sahilonline.net/en/blast-near-foreign-contractors-car-in-kabul-4-wounded An explosion near a vehicle belonging to foreign workers left at least four people injured on Friday in eastern Kabul, an area where many expatriates reside, the Afghan interior ministry said. Israeli police grills PM Netanyahu for the first time in corruption case http://www.sahilonline.net/en/israeli-police-grills-pm-netanyahu-for-the-first-time-in-corruption-case The Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday for the first time in a corruption case that involves the country’s largest telecommunications company, Israel Radio said. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan ties knot for third time, confirms party http://www.sahilonline.net/en/imran-khan-ties-knot-for-third-time-confirms-party Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has tied the knot for the third time with his 'spiritual guide', his party has confirmed, ending weeks of speculation. Plane crashes in Iran killing all 66 aboard http://www.sahilonline.net/en/plane-crashes-in-iran-killing-all-66-aboard An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic flight crashed into the country's Zagros mountains on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, officials said. Afghan civilians increasingly targeted in 2017: UN http://www.sahilonline.net/en/afghan-civilians-increasingly-targeted-in-2017-un More and more Afghan civilians are being deliberately targeted by militant attacks and suicide blasts, new UN figures published Thursday show, as the Taliban and the Islamic State group ramp up their assaults on urban areas. 17 killed in US school shooting by former student: sheriff http://www.sahilonline.net/en/17-killed-in-florida-us-school-shooting-by-former-student-sheriff Authorities in Florida could offer no explanation Wednesday night as to why a former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a high school earlier that day, killing at least 17 people. Sharif says his opponents would fail to punish him http://www.sahilonline.net/en/sharif-says-his-opponents-would-fail-to-punish-him Ousted Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif on Tueasday warned his opponents that they would fail to "punish" him as he appeared before an anti-graft court for the 17th time to face trial in the Panama Papers scandal. Indian, British journalists arrested in Maldives http://www.sahilonline.net/en/indian-british-journalists-arrested-in-maldives Two foreign journalists, including an Indian national, have been detained in the Maldives for working in the country in "violation" of its immigration rules, the Maldivian police said on Friday amid political turmoil in the island nation. Don't want Maldives to be another flashpoint, in talks with India: China http://www.sahilonline.net/en/dont-want-maldives-to-be-another-flashpoint-in-talks-with-india-china China today said it is in touch with India to discuss a way to resolve the political turmoil gripping the Maldives and underlined that Beijing doesn't want the issue to become another "flashpoint". US-led strikes on Syria pro-regime forces kill 100: official http://www.sahilonline.net/en/us-led-strikes-on-syria-pro-regime-forces-kill-100-official The US-led anti-jihadist coalition carried out strikes in "self-defense" against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, leaving an estimated more than 100 pro-regime personnel dead, a US military official said. Ex-Bangla PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to 5 years in graft case http://www.sahilonline.net/en/ex-bangla-pm-khaleda-zia-sentenced-to-5-years-in-graft-case Bangladesh's ex-premier and opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia was on Thursday sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case. Award-winning Pakistani journalist escapes kidnap attempt http://www.sahilonline.net/en/award-winning-pakistani-journalist-escapes-kidnap-attempt A Pakistani journalist known for criticising the powerful military said he had escaped an abduction attempt after being assaulted by armed men in Islamabad Wednesday, in the latest case involving forced disappearances in the turbulent country. All 32 Iranian crew missing after tanker collision off China http://www.sahilonline.net/en/all-32-iranian-crew-missing-after-tanker-collision-off-china An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's east coast, leaving the tanker's entire crew of 32 missing and causing it to spill oil into the sea, authorities said Sunday. One tourist killed, 12 injured in air balloon crash in Egypt http://www.sahilonline.net/en/one-tourist-killed-12-injured-in-air-balloon-crash-in-egypt A tourist was killed and 12 other people were injured in a hot air balloon crash near Luxor in Egypt on Friday, state-run news agency MENA reported. 14 dead, 180 injured as South Africa train ploughs into truck http://www.sahilonline.net/en/14-dead-180-injured-as-south-africa-train-ploughs-into-truck  A passenger train smashed into a truck at a level crossing in South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, injuring 180 and throwing several carriages off the rails. Girl, fiance gunned down for speaking before marriage in Pakistan http://www.sahilonline.net/en/girl-fiance-gunned-down-for-speaking-before-marriage-in-pakistan A girl and her fiance were gunned down today, allegedly by the girl's maternal uncle after spotting them chatting in Pakistan's Sindh province, in the latest case of honour killing, a media report said. Trump attacks Pak; says it has given US nothing but 'lies and deceit' http://www.sahilonline.net/en/trump-attacks-pak-says-it-has-given-us-nothing-but-lies-and-deceit In a scathing attack, President Donald Trump today accused Pakistan of giving nothing to the US but "lies and deceit" in return for USD 33 billion aid and said Islamabad has provided "safe haven" to terrorists. 30 dead in central Kenya bus crash http://www.sahilonline.net/en/30-dead-in-central-kenya-bus-crash Thirty people were killed and 16 injured early Sunday morning in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police said. Egypt, Sudan relations at a new low over Erdogan's visit http://www.sahilonline.net/en/egypt-sudan-relations-at-a-new-low-over-erdogans-visit Egypt's pro-government media is vilifying neighboring Sudan over its expanding ties with Turkey and Qatar, Cairo's regional nemesis, saying the three are conspiring against Egypt. Lebanese PM Hariri 'pressured to resign' by the Saudis http://www.sahilonline.net/en/lebanese-pm-hariri-pressured-to-resign-by-the-saudis Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh expecting to spend the day with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but instead found himself manhandled by Saudi security forces and forced to resign his position, according to a report by the New York Times. 20 died in Philippines bus crash on the way to Christmas mass http://www.sahilonline.net/en/20-died-in-philippines-bus-crash-on-the-way-to-christmas-mass A five-month-old baby is among those who died on the way to a Christmas Day service at the famous Manaoag church. Five dead after bus ploughs into Moscow underpass: police http://www.sahilonline.net/en/five-dead-after-bus-ploughs-into-moscow-underpass-police Five people were killed when a city bus ploughed into a pedestrian underpass in western Moscow on Monday, traffic police said. 128 nations including India vote against Trump's move on Jerusalem http://www.sahilonline.net/en/128-nations-including-india-vote-against-trumps-move-on-jerusalem India today joined 127 other countries to vote in the United Nations General Assembly in favour of a resolution opposing the recent decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. U.N. resoundingly rejects U.S. decision on Jerusalem in pointed rebuke http://www.sahilonline.net/en/un-resoundingly-rejects-us-decision-on-jerusalem-in-pointed-rebuke The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a measure rejecting the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a stunning rebuke of a U.S. decision that allies and adversaries alike warned would undermine prospects for peace. Report finds 512 died in deadliest Somalia bombing http://www.sahilonline.net/en/report-finds-512-died-in-deadliest-somalia-bombing As many as 512 died in an October truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, an emergency committee investigating the terrorist atrocity has found. An earlier death toll of 358 already made the October 14 bombing the deadliest terrorist attack in Somalia's history. No group claimed responsibility, but the Al-Qaeda-aligned Shabaab militant group has been blamed. Hafiz Saeed has 'blood on his hands': Former CIA dy director http://www.sahilonline.net/en/hafiz-saeed-has-blood-on-his-hands-former-cia-dy-director Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has "blood on his hands", and wants to bring extremism into the mainstream politics of Pakistan, a former top American spymaster said today. The Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) head and LeT founder, who has a USD 10 million American bounty on his head for terror activities, was freed by Pakistan on Thursday. "Saeed is a terrorist. Worked with the LeT, a Kashmiri militant group, and al-Qaida on attacks," Michael Morell, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) deputy director, who has also served twice as its acting director, said in a tweet. 235 killed in terror attack on Egypt mosque http://www.sahilonline.net/en/235-killed-in-terror-attack-on-egypt-mosque  At least 235 worshippers were killed and 109 others injured when heavily-armed militants bombed a mosque and opened fire on people attending Friday prayers in Egypt's restive North Sinai region, in the deadliest terror attack in the country. The militants launched a targeted bomb and gun attack on the al-Rowda mosque in Al-Arish city during the Friday prayers, the state-run MENA news agency reported. After the bomb ripped through the mosque, the gunmen on four off-road vehicles opened fire on the worshippers who tried to escape from the site after the explosion, it said. At least 235 worshippers were killed and 109 others injured in the attack, Ahram Online said. New day in Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as President http://www.sahilonline.net/en/new-day-in-zimbabwe-emmerson-mnangagwa-sworn-in-as-president Harare: Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe's president Friday, marking the final chapter of a political drama that toppled his predecessor Robert Mugabe after a military takeover. Mnangagwa, until recently one of Mugabe's closest allies, took the oath of office at the national sports stadium on the outskirts of Harare before thousands of supporters, dignitaries and foreign diplomats. Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years http://www.sahilonline.net/en/robert-mugabe-resigns-as-zimbabwes-president-after-37-years Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe resigned as president with immediate effect today after 37 years in power, shortly after parliament began impeachment proceedings against him. "My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern for the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and my desire for a smooth, non-violent transfer of power," said Mugabe in his letter which was read out in parliament, sparking cheers and dancing. Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terror http://www.sahilonline.net/en/trump-declares-north-korea-state-sponsor-of-terror President Donald Trump on Monday declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, returning Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear-armed pariah regime to a short blacklist of targeted US foes. “Should have happened a long time ago. Should have happened years ago,” Trump declared, announcing the designation at the start of a White House cabinet meeting. North Korea is already under a wide array of United States and United Nations sanctions, and what is at this stage a largely-symbolic terror designation will not have much immediate economic impact in itself. But US officials see the designation — which was removed by then-president George W. Bush in 2008 — as a way of ratcheting up pressure on Pyongyang and especially on other states that may be failing to fully enforce the sanctions already in place. 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off Australia coast http://www.sahilonline.net/en/73-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-off-australia-coast A powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck off the eastern coast of Australia, on Monday, triggering Tsunami alert. Turkey opens criminal probes into two US attorneys http://www.sahilonline.net/en/turkey-opens-criminal-probes-into-two-us-attorneys Turkish prosecutors on Saturday launched a criminal probe against the American attorneys behind a case that has angered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing them of faking evidence. Earthquake strikes Tibet near India China border http://www.sahilonline.net/en/69-earthquake-strikes-tibet-near-india-china-border An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck a remote part of Tibet on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries. Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills over 330 http://www.sahilonline.net/en/powerful-earthquake-on-iran-iraq-border-kills-over-330 A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border region killed over 330 people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, authorities reported today. Iran's western Kermanshah province bore the brunt of the temblor, with Iran's state-run news agency reported the quake killed 328 people in the country. State television said some 3,950 were injured. The area is a rural, mountainous region where residents rely mainly on farming to make a living. Modi, Trump hold talks on defence, security issues http://www.sahilonline.net/en/modi-trump-hold-talks-on-defence-security-issues Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump on Monday held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit here during which they discussed a range of key issues, including defence and security. The meeting in the Philippines capital came a day after officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held talks to give shape to the much talked about quadrilateral alliance to keep the strategically important Indo-Pacific region free, open and inclusive. 6 dead as 7.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Iran-Iraq border area; tremors reach Turkey and UAE http://www.sahilonline.net/en/6-dead-as-72-magnitude-earthquake-jolts-iran-iraq-border-area-tremors-reach-turkey-and-uae At least six people have been reported killed after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook Iraq on Sunday, authorities said. Pak arrests 55 Indian fishermen http://www.sahilonline.net/en/pak-arrests-55-indian-fishermen Fifty-five Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency for allegedly fishing in the country's territorial waters. The PMSA has also seized nine Indian fishing boats during a four-day operation (between Wednesday and Saturday) in the Arabian Sea, a PMSA spokesman said. The spokesman said that speed boats were deployed to intercept the boats of Indian fishermen, who were arrested as they were fishing illegally in Pakistan's territorial waters. "The fishermen, after initial investigations, have been handed over to the Docks police," he said. Musharraf forms ‘grand alliance’ of 23 political parties http://www.sahilonline.net/en/musharraf-forms-grand-alliance-of-23-political-parties Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has formed a “grand alliance” of 23 political parties, according to media reports. The grand alliance named Pakistan Awami Ittehad (PAI) will be headed by 74-year-old Musharraf, while Iqbal Dar has been appointed as Secretary General. Addressing media persons through video conferencing from Dubai, the former president said all parties representing Muhajir (migrant) community should be united, local media reported. He invited the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) to join the new political alliance. About the nature of alliance, he said all the member parties will contest together with one name.