Kashmir homes reduced to rubble during gun battle

At least a dozen homes have been reduced to rubble during a gun battle in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-administered Kashmir, residents have told Al Jazeera.Some residents have accused Indian forces of setting civilian homes on fire and looting valuables, including cash and jewellery.A top rebel...

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Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in India, Bangladesh

At least 84 people died as the fiercest cyclone to hit parts of Bangladesh and eastern India this century sent trees flying and flattened houses, as millions crammed into shelters despite the risks posed by coronavirus.Millions were left without power after Cyclone Amphan, packing winds of approximately...

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Iftar in the ruins of the Syrian town of Ariha

As dusk settles on the forest of gutted buildings around them, Tareq Abu Ziad and his family break the Ramadan fast at the remains of their home.The northern Syrian town of Ariha looks like the scene of a monster earthquake - a silent, grey sea of loose cinder blocks and mangled iron rods.Abu Ziad had to make...

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‘Full-flower supermoon’ amid coronavirus lockdowns

The last "supermoon" of 2020 rose in the night sky on Thursday over a world beginning to re-emerge after weeks of coronavirus-related lockdowns.The supermoon phenomenon occurs when the moon is within 10 percent of its closest distance to the Earth at the full moon.May's full moon - at the height of the Northern...

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Vande Bharat Mission kick starts to bring NRI citizens home

 India is carrying out several repatriation flights to bring back citizens stranded in various countries. In the first leg of the massive repatriation programme -- ‘Mission ‘Vande Bharat’ -- 64 flights will bring 15,000 Indian citizens home from 12 countries. All those traveling back will...

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At least 11 killed, hundreds ill after gas leak at Vizag factory

At least eleven people lost their lives in a chemical gas leak at the LG Polymers factory in RR Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. Thousands of people have been evacuated from the area around the chemical plant after the incident which occurred in the early hours of the day. Those rushed...

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Irrfan Khan: Life in pictures

Acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan, whose international movie career included hits such as Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi and The Amazing Spider-Man, has died at the age of 53, his publicist said on Wednesday.Born in the Indian desert state of Rajasthan on January 7, 1967, Khan discovered an early passion...

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Thousands homeless as floods, landslides hit Kenya

More than 1,800 families in western Kenya have been rendered homeless after the River Nzoia burst its banks, according to the Kenya Red Cross.In the Buyuku village of Budalangi, residents loaded their belongings on boats to get them away from submerged homes."It's been flooding for three days now," said...

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Ramadan 2020: First Taraweeh prayer of the holy month offered at Prophet’s Mosque

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Ramadan 2020: Islam’s Holiest Site Kaaba in Mecca Undergo Sanitisation Process

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