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Pilot who helped 'El Chapo' escape captured

Pilot who helped 'El Chapo' escape captured

Three months later, "El Chapo" remains at large.But a pilot accused of playing a role in the drug lord's escape is in Mexican custody, Mexico's attorney general said Thursday.Attorney General Arely Gomez said at a Mexican Senate hearing that the pilot had been captured. But she didn't offer details -- including the name of the pilot and where, when or how he or she was caught.Thursday was the first time Mexican authorities have said anything publicly about a pilot having a part in springing ..., 2 hours ago

Man dies of swine flu, Delhi reports first H1N1 death

A 59-year-old man undergoing treatment for swine-flu at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi has died, in what is believed to be the first death from H1N1 influenza in the national capital this season. The deceased hailing from Kasganj in Uttar Pradesh was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital in critical condition on Tuesday and died the same night, hospital authorities said, reporting the casualty on Friday. "The patient's condition was critical and was admitted in the ICU of the ...
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ISIS kills Iranian military commander in Syria, Iran says

A top Iranian military commander has been killed by ISIS in Syria, where he was advising the Syrian army in its fight against extremists, Iranian state media reported Friday.Brig. Gen. Hossein Hamedani, a former commander in the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-88, was killed Thursday night outside Aleppo during an attack by ISIS, Iran's semiofficial FARS News Agency reported.Hamadani was there "to render military advice to the Syrian army and popular forces in their fight" against ISIS, the agency ...
 Rediff.com3 hours ago IS advances near Syria's Aleppo despite Russian strikes  Rediff.com5 hours ago Russia kills 300 Islamic State militants in Syria in most intense raids yet  India Today7 hours ago Obama Advisors Recommend US Military Withdrawal From Syria  Sputnik7 hours ago

Mild earthquake hits Delhi, no damage reported

A medium-intensity earthquake measuring 3.0 magnitude on the Richter scale hit the national capital early today.According to the National Centre for Seismology, the epicentre of the earthquake was located in Delhi-NCR and the depth of the tremor was 5 km.The tremor was felt at 1.40 AM across Delhi and its adjoining areas. However, there were no reports of loss of lives and damage to ...
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Bihar poll: EC calls for restraint, shows anguish over name-calling

As name-calling like 'cannibal' and 'devil' permeates the high stake Bihar assembly poll campaign, the Election Commission on Thursday expressed "deep anguish" at the "plummeting level" of speeches, saying these are aimed at causing mutual hatred and urged politicians to show restraint. The Commission's strongly-worded instructions came against the backdrop of politicians using election rallies and press conferences to target each other viciously ahead of the crucial assembly elections. The EC ...
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Seven killed in Mali, Burkina attacks blamed on jihadists

Seven people, including one fighter, were killed today in two separate border region attacks blamed on jihadists in Mali and neighbouring Burkina Faso, security and government sources said.Three civilians died in Mali at Dounapen, a village in the Mopti region close to the Burkinabe border, where local officials said the assailants had descended by motorbike on the area brandishing black flags.Earlier, three police officers and one attacker died in Samorogouan district not far from the border ...
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Chile to allow sale of marijuana-derived drugs

Chile plans to allow the sale of marijuana-derived medication in pharmacies, a government health official said today.President Michelle Bachelet is expected to approve the new regulation being drawn up, Undersecretary of Public Health Jaime Burrows told local media.The measure would require strict oversight, including authorization by a specialist and inventory checks, Burrows said.Under current Chilean law, cannabis-derived drugs are not allowed to be sold and those who want to obtain them ...
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1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex

One person was killed and another wounded during a shooting on Friday at a Texas Southern University student-housing complex, and the Houston campus has been placed on lockdown, university and police officials said. Houston police spokesman Kese Smith said a possible suspect has been detained. The shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. local time at University Courtyard Apartments, a student-housing apartment complex on the edge of campus. Smith said it wasn't clear whether the individuals ...
 Rediff.com5 hours ago One person confirmed dead after shooting at Texas University student housing  1057 EZRrock7 hours ago The Latest: 1 dead in Texas college housing complex shooting  DailyNews724.com7 hours ago 1 dead after shooting near campus of Texas Southern University  Rediff.com7 hours ago

Guatemala mudslide toll rises to 253 dead

The mounting toll from a mudslide that buried a Guatemalan community on October 1 has risen to 253 confirmed dead, authorities said Friday, withseveral hundred more unaccounted for.Search and rescue efforts will continue through the weekend, but on Monday officials will meet to decide how much longer to continue the operation, deputy Public Health Minister Israel Lemus said.Eight days after the disaster, 374 people remain unaccounted for in the town of Santa Catarina Pinula, 15 kilometers (nine ...
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Congress invites Ghulam Ali to perform in Maharashtra

After Shiv Sena scuttled his planned concert in Mumbai, Congress in Maharashtra today invited the Pakistani Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali to perform in the state. "MPCC has decided to invite Ghulam Ali to perform in the state. His fans are disappointed that his concert was cancelled," a party spokesperson said. "MPCC has written to Ghulam Ali requesting him to perform n Maharashtra. The party has asked him to convey time and lace of his convenience," the spokesperson told reporters ere. Shiv Sena, ...
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