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Authorities disallow Ashura processions, Friday prayers in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the authorities did not allow carrying out Ashura processions in Srinagar on Friday, after subjecting the mourners to brute force and arresting scores of them including Hurriyat leaders who were scheduled to lead the processions. Friday prayers also could not be held at the historic Jamia Masjid and other mosques in the city due to restrictions. The authorities had created curfew-like situation in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Safa Kadal, Maharaj Gunj, Kothibagh and Rainawari areas while deploying…

Greek authorities urge vigilance over West Nile fever outbreak

Three people have died from West Nile fever after an outbreak in Athens which has infected 60 people this year, Greek authorities said Friday, indicating they were monitoring the situation carefully. "Since last week, we have registered 17 new cases," of the mosquito-borne disease, the Greek centre for disease control and prevention (Keelpno) said. Sixty cases have been recorded since the start of the year, with 16 people still in hospital, including four in intensive care, Keelpno added. The bulk of infections have…

26 militants surrender to authorities in Balochistan

KHUZDAR: At least 26 militants surrender to authorities in Khuzdar district of Balochistan on Friday. The surrendered militants, belonging to an outlawed organization, also included their commander, Omar Baloch. The militants laid down their arms during a ceremony at Kalat Scouts Camp. Pakistan Muslim League-N Senator Naimatullah Khan Zehri, Commandant Kalat Scouts Colonel Rizwan Afzal and other officials were also present on this occasion. Read More: Former TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan surrenders to Pak Army…

Uber faces criminal probe over software used to evade authorities

SAN FRANCISCO: The US Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies's use of a software tool that helped its drivers evade local transportation regulators, two sources familiar with the situation said. Uber has acknowledged the software, known as "Greyball," helped it identify and circumvent government officials who were trying to clamp down on Uber in areas where its service had not yet been approved, such as Portland, Oregon. The company prohibited the use of Greyball for this purpose…

Blasts in St. Petersburg metro stations kill 10: authorities

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia: At least 10 people were killed and 50 injured when an explosion tore through a train carriage in the St. Petersburg underground system on Monday, Russian authorities said. Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying the blast was caused by a bomb filled with shrapnel. President Vladimir Putin, who was himself in St. Petersburg for a meeting with Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko, said he was considering all possible causes for the blast, including terrorism. He was consulting…