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Man travels 96km to hospital with arrow in his chest

An Indian man made a 96km journey to reach the hospital so that doctors could remove an arrow stuck in his chest. The man, identified as Madhvi Lakhma was asleep when he was struck by an arrow by two assailants who barged into his house. According to reports in the Daily Mail, the men shot two arrows at Lakhma with the second one hitting him straight in his chest. It is reported that Lakhma had initially gone to the village hospital but as they were not equipped to remove the arrow, he was forced to travel 96km. Click/tap here to...


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23/05/2019

Dutch, UK polls open, starting 4 days of European elections

THE HAGUE: Dutch and UK polls opened Thursday in elections for the European Parliament, starting four days of voting across the 28-nation bloc that pits supporters of deeper integration against populist Euroskeptics who want more power for their national governments.A half hour after voting started in the Netherlands, polls opened across the United Kingdom, the only other country voting Thursday, and a nation still wrestling with its plans to leave the European Union altogether and the leadership of embattled Prime Minister Theresa May.The elections, which end Sunday night, come as support is surging for populists and nationalists who want to...
23/05/2019

Italian hostage freed after 3 years in Syria returns home

MILAN: Italy’s defense minister says an Italian who had been held hostage in Syria for three years has been released and returned to Italy. Defense Minister Elisabetta Trenta late Wednesday confirmed Alessandro Sandrini’s arrival at Rome’s Ciampino airport and thanked Italian intelligence services for their role in his liberation. Details were not disclosed. Sandrini, who is in his early 30s, disappeared after traveling to Turkey in October 2016, and wasn’t heard from for over a year. In July 2018, a dramatic video showed Sandrini wearing an orange jumpsuit flanked by masked men brandishing automatic weapons, appealing to Italy to help...
23/05/2019

Israel cuts Gaza fishing limit after fire balloons

JERUSALEM: Israel reduced the offshore fishing limits it imposes for vessels operating out of Gaza from Thursday after Palestinians floated balloons fitted with incendiaries over the border, officials said.The cut came just two days after Israel restored the limits to those set in April ahead of an Israeli general election.“A decision was taken this Wednesday evening to reduce the fishing zone off the Gaza Strip to 10 nautical miles until further notice,” said COGAT, the defense ministry unit that oversees such regulations.“The decision was taken after the launch of incendiary balloons from Gaza toward Israel,” it added.Palestinians in Gaza have...

23/05/2019

D-Day veterans revisit Normandy, recall horror and triumph

Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper's bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier's hand, so he knew he was not alone. Across three quarters of a century, the old veterans remember that epic day on the beaches of Normandy. For historians, D-Day was a turning point in the war against Germany; for men who were among the 160,000 Allied fighters who mounted history's largest amphibious invasion, June 6, 1944, remains a kaleidoscope of memories, a signal moment of their youth. Not many of those brave men remain , and those that do...
23/05/2019

Thai court blocks anti-junta politician from joining House

A Thai court on Thursday blocked the leader of a new anti-junta political party from taking his seat in Parliament while it determines whether he violated election rules. The ruling is likely to increase political tensions in Thailand, where the military has seized power from elected governments twice in the past 13 years and courts regularly issue rulings that critics call biased. The Constitutional Court accepted a case against Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, who is accused of breaking election law by holding shares in a media company. The court barred him from taking his seat in the meantime....
23/05/2019

Aging voters in Greece keep traditional campaigning alive

In the mountainous Evrytania region of Greece, fir trees cover the hills, deer and wolves roam the lush landscape and waterfalls add to the dramatic scenery, earning it the nickname "Little Switzerland." Harder to find, however, are young people. The area — a winding, three-hour drive from Athens — has the oldest population in the whole European Union. Residents are 54.3 years old on average. As balloting for the European Parliament gets underway Thursday, voters over 55 are emerging as a powerful bloc on a rapidly aging continent where younger voters are staying away from the polls in growing numbers....