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1:13 AM, 27 Dec

Netanyahu Declares Victory in Ruling Party Leadership Primary

Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory in a leadership primary in his right-wing Likud party on Friday, ensuring he will lead it into March elections.

"A huge win! Thank you to Likud members for their trust, support and love," Netanyahu tweeted an hour after polls closed.

3:49 AM, 27 Dec

Girl Allegedly Gang Raped in Uttar Pradesh

A girl was allegedly gang raped in a village in Jaithara area. Police say,"Investigation is being conducted, a case has been registered under various sections of the law including, section- 506 of the Indian Penal Code and SC/ST Act."

(Source: ANI)

3:49 AM, 27 Dec

Christmas Typhoon Leaves 28 Dead, 12 Missing in Philippines

A strong typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines left at least 28 dead and 12 missing, and forced thousands to flee their homes, devastating Christmas celebrations in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

Typhoon Phanfone stranded many people in sea and airports at the peak of holiday travel, set off landslides, flooded low-lying villages, destroyed houses, downed trees and electrical poles and knocked out power in entire provinces.

One disaster response officer described the battered coastal town of Batad in Iloilo province as a "ghost town" on Christmas Day.

(Source: PTI)

3:49 AM, 27 Dec

Legendary German Tenor Peter Schreier Dies Aged 84

German singer and conductor Peter Schreier, widely regarded as one of the leading lyric tenors of the 20th century, has died at the age of 84 after a long illness, his family said.

Schreier, one of the few international stars to emerge from former communist East Germany, passed away in his beloved home city of Dresden on December 25.

Although Schreier retired from opera at the age of 65 in 2000 because he felt too old to be playing young lovers on stage, he continued to give "Lieder" or song recitals for a few more years and then focussed on teaching and conducting until his health problems became too severe.

(Source: PTI)


Published: 27 Dec 2019, 06:47 AM IST
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