Category: World

Charlie massacre and the hostage crisis in Paris: All terrorists killed

Jamsheed Rizwani Updated: Jan. 9, 2015 @ 22.05 All terrorists-3 of them killed Around 17.20 Paris time security forces concluded their operation. Two terrorists were killed at Dammartin and a third at another spot Sky News reported: six quick explosions from the kosher supermarket in East Paris as security forces began assault on both sets of suspects ensconced at

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Attack on Charlie Hebdo: Flags at half mast in Paris today

Jamsheed Rizwani Paris, Jan. 8: Flags were at half mast on public buildings in Paris today as the French capital observed three-days of national mourning in memory of the victims of yesterday’s attack on the journal CHARLIE HEBDO. One minute silence was observed in offices, factories, and schools today at 12 noon. France and the French

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Premature nuclear plant retirements are slowly eroding U.S. nuclear capacity

New York, Jan. 8: Premature nuclear plant retirements are slowly eroding U.S. nuclear capacity and reducing a major source of carbon free electricity, according to Fitch Ratings. The closure of the Vermont Yankee plant in December 2014 follows the retirement of four nuclear units in 2013. The five shuttered reactors aggregate 4.2 gigawatts (GW). A

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Charlie Hebdo massacre: Global outrage

Newsroom24x7 Desk Paris, Jan. 8: There is global outrage and all are condemning the dastardly attack against Charlie Hebdo.UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the massacre and given a call against forces of division and hate.   In a latest development, one suspect, Hamyd Mourad, 18, has surrendered in attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo

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Review of natural catastrophes in 2014: Lower losses from weather extremes and earthquakes

The absence of very severe catastrophes and a quiet hurricane season in the North Atlantic meant that losses from natural catastrophes in 2014 were much lower. At US$ 7bn, the most expensive event in terms of overall loss was Cyclone Hudhud in India. Around 7,700 people lost their lives in natural catastrophes. “Though tragic in

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