World 15.8.2018 04:38 pm

At least 25 killed as suicide attacker targets school in Kabul

A student who witnessed the attack said as many as 100 students may have been inside when the bomber struck.

At least 25 people, many believed to be students, were killed when a suicide blast ripped through a school in a Shiite area of Kabul Wednesday, officials said, the latest assault on Afghanistan's war-weary capital.

At least 25 killed as suicide attacker targets school in Kabul
At least 25 killed as suicide attacker targets school in Kabul

At least 25 killed as suicide attacker targets school in Kabul

A student who witnessed the attack said as many as 100 students may have been inside when the bomber struck.

Canadian alcohol company, owners of Corona, put money into marijuana
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Canadian alcohol company, owners of Corona, put money into marijuana

The investment is the ‘largest to date in the cannabis space’ and comes as some 30 countries pursue medical marijuana.
10 women perish in Chile nursing home blaze
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10 women perish in Chile nursing home blaze

The incident shocked the country, and prompted a call by President Sebastian Pinera to shake consciences over treatment of the elderly.
Italy bridge collapse a ‘disaster waiting to happen’, say engineering experts
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Italy bridge collapse a ‘disaster waiting to happen’, say engineering experts

Genoa’s Morandi bridge has been riddled with structural problems since its construction in the 60s, which has led to expensive maintenance and severe criticism from engineering experts.
Kaizer Chiefs kits ranked best in the world by UK football magazine
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Kaizer Chiefs kits ranked best in the world by UK football magazine

UK-based magazine FourFourTwo have ranked what they deem to be the 20 best football kits in the world, and Amakhosi’s kit emerged top of the list.
Head of China’s government-run Buddhist association quits job after alleged sex scandal
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Head of China’s government-run Buddhist association quits job after alleged sex scandal

Two monks have accused Xuecheng of sending explicit text messages to at least six women, threatening or cajoling them to have sex with him.
Giant Italian bridge collapse wreaks havoc in city of Genoa
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Giant Italian bridge collapse wreaks havoc in city of Genoa

Several injuries have been reported, with the bridge falling onto rail tracks 100 metres below, dragging cars and trucks with it.
Former aide Omarosa’s White House recordings fuel Trump woes
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Former aide Omarosa’s White House recordings fuel Trump woes

President Donald Trump on Monday plunged himself into a made-for-TV spat with his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman — a mud-slinging match that has fuelled fears of chaos in his White House and cast doubt on his pledge to hire “only the best people.”
14-year-old boy to run for Vermont governor
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14-year-old boy to run for Vermont governor

Most 14-year-old American schoolboys might be fixated on baseball, chasing girls and dodging their homework. Not Ethan Sonneborn. He’s running for governor in Vermont.
‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin ‘gravely ill’ – reports
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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin ‘gravely ill’ – reports

The family of the legendary Motown diva, who are at her bedside in a Detroit hospital, are asking for prayers and privacy.
Cannabis compound found to remove toxic Alzheimer’s protein from the brain
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Cannabis compound found to remove toxic Alzheimer’s protein from the brain

Scientists have found preliminary evidence that THC and other compounds found in cannabis can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Will Idris Elba be the first black Bond? His cryptic tweets provide no answers
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Will Idris Elba be the first black Bond? His cryptic tweets provide no answers

Bond producer Barbara Broccoli says it’s time to ‘bring some diversity to the main role’.
NASA blasts off historic probe to ‘touch the sun’
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NASA blasts off historic probe to ‘touch the sun’

NASA blasted off a $1.5bn spacecraft towards our sun on a historic mission to protect Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.
11-year-old Thai bride returns from marriage to 41-year-old
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11-year-old Thai bride returns from marriage to 41-year-old

The marriage to a man in Malaysia has caused widespread uproar.
VIDEO: ‘Suicidal’ mechanic steals and crashes empty plane from Seattle airport
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VIDEO: ‘Suicidal’ mechanic steals and crashes empty plane from Seattle airport

Two military F-15s were scrambled to chase the stolen plane, but officials said the jets were not involved in the crash.
NASA postpones launch of first solar probe until Sunday
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NASA postpones launch of first solar probe until Sunday

The first-ever spacecraft to fly directly towards the Sun was poised to blast off on Saturday.
US jury orders Monsanto to pay $290m to cancer patient over weed killer
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US jury orders Monsanto to pay $290m to cancer patient over weed killer

Roundup is also a popular agricultural product in South Africa.
Norway to test free heroin for drug addicts
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Norway to test free heroin for drug addicts

Medical heroin therapy is controversial, but supporters argue that it reduces crime and the costs associated with it.  
Half a million Venezuelans flee to Ecuador
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Half a million Venezuelans flee to Ecuador

The UN released the figures after Quito declared a state of migration emergency triggered by the crisis engulfing Venezuela. 
Shocking Saudi-led air strike kills 29 children in Yemen
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Shocking Saudi-led air strike kills 29 children in Yemen

Thursday’s strike on a bus filled with children at the Dahyan market in the Huthi rebel stronghold of Saada injured at least 48 others, including 30 children.
Tokyo med school alters test scores to exclude women
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Tokyo med school alters test scores to exclude women

Japan has launched an unprecedented probe into gender discrimination at all the nation’s medical universities.
Migrant rescue ship docks in Spain again after Italy refusal
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Migrant rescue ship docks in Spain again after Italy refusal

There were 75 men and 12 boys who the NGO says were ‘repeatedly abused in Libya’.
WATCH: Sex five times a day was not enough for mother of three
Fitness and health

WATCH: Sex five times a day was not enough for mother of three

A British woman has opened up about her sex addiction, hoping to help destigmatise the condition and show there is a way out.
At least nine holes make up nude golfing event
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At least nine holes make up nude golfing event

The ‘Wandering Bares Nude Golf Day’ in Australia was such as success the organisers hope to make it an annual event
Conservative UK politician asks Boris Johnson to apologise for burqa comments
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Conservative UK politician asks Boris Johnson to apologise for burqa comments

Britain’s one-time top diplomat described the burqa as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘weird’ and said women wearing them looked like ‘letter-boxes’ or ‘bank robbers’.
German couple who pimped young son online jailed
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German couple who pimped young son online jailed

The couple reportedly sexually abused their son, now 10, for more than two years and sold him to paedophiles online.

 

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