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New strong quake hits Indonesia, levels buildings – reports

Published time: 9 Aug, 2018 06:04 Edited time: 9 Aug, 2018 06:48 The devastated Indonesian island of Lombok was hit by a new shallow earthquake on Thursday, when a 6-magnitude tremor reportedly caused buildings to collapse and people to flee in panic. The quake damaged houses and sent people running into the streets, a spokesperson for Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency ...

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Islamic face veils banned in public buildings by Dutch parliament

The Upper House of the Dutch parliament has passed a law banning Islamic face veils and other face-covering garments in public places such as schools, hospitals and government buildings. Lawmakers cited security reasons when they introduced the legislation which outlaws all face-covering garb in public buildings but not on the street. Motorcycle helmets and ski-masks are included in the ban ...

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Amazon rolls out Hub delivery lockers to apartment buildings across the country

Hub by Amazon has been around for about a year now. The company introduced its package delivery lockers for apartment dwellers with little fanfare, as it no doubt worked out some of the kinks in the process. This morning, it seems, the company is finally ready to officially announce the product, as it begins rolling service out across the country. ...

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Bavaria orders Christian crosses to be displayed on govt buildings

Germany’s Bavaria has ordered Christian crosses to be placed over the entrances of government buildings to reflect its “cultural identity” as the state continues its feud with Berlin over multiculturalism and open-door policies. The crosses should not be seen as “the sign of a religion,” according to Bavarian Minister President Markus Söder, but as a way to reflect the conservative ...

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Bavaria orders Christian crosses to be displayed on govt buildings

Germany’s Bavaria has ordered Christian crosses to be placed over the entrances of government buildings to reflect its “cultural identity” as the state continues its feud with Berlin over multiculturalism and open-door policies. The crosses should not be seen as “the sign of a religion,” according to Bavarian Minister President Markus Söder, but as a way to reflect the conservative ...

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Massive fire engulfs buildings in central New Orleans, 60 firefighters on scene (VIDEO)

Firefighters are battling a large blaze in Bayou St John in Mid City, New Orleans. No-one has been reported injured in the fire but authorities are urging residents to avoid the area. New Orleans Fire Department chief Tim McConnell said the blaze started in a warehouse which houses the ‘NOLA Til Ya Die’ clothes store near the intersection of Toulouse ...

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Plane crashes into buildings in California, 2 dead

Published time: 31 Mar, 2018 21:48 Edited time: 31 Mar, 2018 21:57 A light plane has crashed into buildings near Santa Paula, California, according to the local fire department. Two people were reportedly killed in the crash. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT US News

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Judge awards graffiti artists $6.7mn after 'callous' landlord destroys buildings (PHOTOS)

A New York judge has awarded a group of graffiti artists $ 6.7 million after buildings that displayed their work were destroyed to make way for luxury condos. The artwork had been displayed for decades in an area of Queens known as ‘5Pointz.’ The graffiti had become a huge tourist attraction, drawing in thousands of visitors daily until it was ...

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‘Tantamount to a coup’: Maldives military surround government buildings – reports

Armed soldiers have reportedly shut down the Maldives parliament just days after the country’s Supreme Court overturned terrorism convictions against exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed. Security forces surrounded government buildings, including the People’s Majlis parliament building, in the capital Male on Sunday. The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has accused current President Abdulla Yameen of attempting to “cling onto” his ...

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Blast reported in Afghan capital Kabul near many foreign embassies & govt buildings

Published time: 27 Jan, 2018 08:36 Edited time: 27 Jan, 2018 08:56 At least 18 people have been injured by an explosion in a central district of Kabul, close to where several embassies and government buildings are located, local media report. Preliminary reports say the explosion occurred close to the building which formerly housed Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry. Local media indicate ...

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