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5.9-magnitude quake jolts N.Korea

Pyongyang: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of North Korea on Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred at 4.18 a.m. (local time), 180 km off…

12 killed in US military plane crash

Washington: At least 12 people were killed when a US Marine Corps plane crashed in Mississippi, officials said, adding the search for missing crew members continued. Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks told the media that the military…

5.2-magnitude quake jolts Japan

Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted Japan's Kagoshima prefecture on Tuesday, the weather agency here said, although no tsunami warning has been issued. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the…

5.9-magnitude quake jolts Philippines

Manila:  An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted central Philippines on Monday without any casualties or material damage. The quake was located 13.3 km west of Burauen in Leyte province, according to the US Geological…

Three Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Colombo: Three Indian fishermen were arrested and a flat bottom trawler was detained for illegally fishing in the Sri Lankan waters, the media reported on Sunday. The arrests were made by Sri Lankan Navy's Northern Naval Command ship when…

Malala Yousafzai joins Twitter

London: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani campaigner who survived being shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, has joined Twitter with a call for people to help her fight for girls' education, the media reported. On Friday, the 19-year-old sent…