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Hrithik Roshan escaped the Istanbul airport blast by few hours

NEW DELHI: In a tweet to his fans the 42-year-old actor, “missed connecting flight at Istanbul and were stuck at airport. Next flight was next day, but took economy and flew out earlier.” The actor was on a vacation to Spain and Africa with his two sons and was returning to India via Turkey, Indian media reported. He had earlier tweeted that he was visiting Africa.

Most wanted terrorists in Karachi on the run

ISLAMABAD: Almost 75 percent militants on terror watch list for their alleged links with over a dozen proscribed organisations are untraceable in Karachi, some of them might be behind the recent wave of violence in the metropolis. Official documents pointed out that the Sindh counterterrorism forces were unable to trace 142 out of 190 militants, who were listed to category ‘A*’, a term used for terrorists put on exceptional risk or high risk. The shocking revelations came a week after assassination of famous artist Amjad Sabri following kidnapping of ChiefRead More

Rain kills four in Karachi

KARACHI: At least four people were killed in rain related incidents in the city. Meanwhile five people including women were killed in Tharparkar when a lightning bolt struck them. The first series of monsoon rains in Karachi started on Tuesday afternoon, with many areas receiving light and heavy rain cooling down a recent spell of hot and humid weather in the city. Heavy rainfall was witnessed in SITE area, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Malir, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, Liaqatabad, Baldia, Maripur, Super Highway and several areas, while some other areas saw slight drizzle.Read More

Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: Deaths rise to 41

Istanbul Ataturk airport attack

ISTANBUL: A gun and bomb attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport has killed at least 41 people including 13 foreign nationals and injured more than 140, officials say. Three attackers opened fire near an entry point to the terminal late on Tuesday and blew themselves up after police fired at them, officials say. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said early signs suggested the so-called Islamic State was behind the attack. Recent bombings have been linked to either IS or Kurdish separatists. Tuesday’s attack looked like a major co-ordinated assault. Ataturk airport wasRead More