Saturday, February 24, 2018

A 214-metre exclusion zone has been implemented to ensure that the bomb can be safely dealt with.
The London City Airport was closed on Sunday night after an unexploded Second World War bomb was discovered in the River Thames at George V Dock, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

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Investigators Brave Snow In Hunt For Clues Over Russian Plane Crash

STEPANOVSKOYE: Investigators scoured the scene Monday after a passenger plane crashed near Moscow minutes after take-off, killing all 71 people on board, in one of Russia's worst-ever plane crashes.

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Tributes Pour In On Twitter For Pakistan's Rights Activist Asma Jahangir

NEW DELHI: Pakistan's prominent human rights advocate Asma Jahangir passed away in Lahore due to cardiac arrest at the age of 66 on Sunday. Known to represent the voice of the marginalized community, Asma Jahangir was an outspoken critic of Pakistan's powerful military establishment. She braved death threats, beatings and imprisonment to win landmark human rights cases while standing up to dictators. Ms Jahangir also helped establish the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. For her decades of rights work, she had received France's highest civilian award in 2014 and Sweden's alternative to the Nobel Prize.

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JERUSALEM: Israel issued stark warnings on Sunday over Iran's presence in neighbouring Syria after a confrontation threatened to open a new and unpredictable period in the country's seven-year civil war.

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Threats Did Not Stop Asma Jahangir From Fighting For Rights In Pakistan

LAHORE: Longtime Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir, 66, who died of a cardiac arrest today, was known for representing people who were denied their fundamental rights. Her supporters say Ms Jahangir fought for human rights in Pakistan even in the face of heavy odds such as death threats.

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