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13 dead as flooding hits southwestern France

TOULOUSE, France: At least 13 people died when violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwest France on Monday, prompting some of the deadliest flooding in years, officials said. The equivalent of three months of rainfall was dumped overnight in the Aude region in just a few hours, swelling rivers and flooding fields and towns, officials added. President Emmanuel Macron's office said he would visit the affected areas "as soon as possible," while Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who is also the…

Pakistan condemns terrorist attack killing 13 in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack on an election rally in Nangarhar, Afghanistan which resulted in loss of precious lives and injuries to many others. "Pakistan reiterates its strong condemnation of the terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and expresses solidarity with the people and Government of Afghanistan in this hour of grief," Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said in a statement. He said such cowardly acts could not deter the people of Afghanistan from exercising…

13 dead, 35 injured in Dalbandin road mishap

DALBANDIN: At least 13 people were killed and 35 others injured in a road accident near Dalbandin in Chagai District, Balochistan, on Tuesday, ARY News reported. According to details, a bus was proceeding to Taftan from Quetta which collided with a trailer near Dalbandin. The injured have been shifted to hospitals for treatment. The Dalbandin city government has declared emergency in the nearby hospitals. Read More:  Road accident on Pak-Iran highway 

13 suspects arrested during IBOs in Lahore, DG Khan

LAHORE: Law and enforcement Agencies have arrested 13 suspects including seven facilitators of criminal activities during intelligence-based operations in Lahore and Dera Ghazi Khan. Weapons and ammunition were also recovered from them. Media wing of armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the arrested facilitators were also involved in extortion activities. Punjab Rangers, police and intelligence agencies in a raid arrested six suspects including two Afghans illegally residing in the country.…

Spanish police shoot five suspects dead after van rampage kills 13 in Barcelona

BARCELONA: Spanish police shot dead five would-be attackers after confronting them early on Friday in Barcelona where hours earlier a suspected militant drove a van into crowds, killing 13 people and wounding scores of others. Islamic State said the perpetrators had been responding to its call for action by carrying out Thursday's rampage along Barcelona's most famous avenue, which was thronged with tourists enjoying an afternoon stroll at the peak of the summer season. Bodies, many motionless, were left strewn across…

Drake wins record 13 Billboard Music awards

LAS VEGAS: Rapper Drake grabbed a record 13 wins at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, eclipsing Adele's previous record of 12 awards in 2012. "I want to say, hold tight Adele, because when a new thing drops you'll be back to get the record back," the Canadian recording artist said in accepting one of his awards at the star-studded event held in Las Vegas. Drake, who also won top artist, top male artist and top rap album for "Views", later posed for photographers surrounded by his microphone-shaped trophies.…

Govt decides to launch 13 irrigation, water supply schemes in Fata

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to launch 13 irrigation and water supply schemes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). Fata secretariat sources told that these schemes to be launched in Bajaur, Kurram, North and South Waziristan agencies, Frontier Region (FR), Bannu and Tank will be completed at a cost of Rs750 million in one year. Read More: Drip Irrigation: Experts sow berry orchard in barren land of Umarkot After completion, it will irrigate a vast barren land which will improve…

Israel arrests 13 on suspicion of arson over mass wildfires

JERUSALEM: Israeli police arrested 13 people on Friday on suspicion of arson, authorities said, after massive wildfires tore through central and northern Israel, a conflagration that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu branded as "terrorism". Firefighters kept battling the flames in wooded hills around Jerusalem and in northern areas on Friday, with support from Palestinian firemen and emergency teams from Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Italy, Russia and Turkey. Netanyahu said he had also accepted offers of help from Egypt and…