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Job applicants baton-charged by police outside Karachi’s Civil Hospital

KARACHI: A ruckus erupted outside the city’s Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital after thousands of job applicants turned up at the hospital for walk-in interviews advertised for different low-scale positions at the hospital, ARY News reported. The hospital had advertised 300 posts from grade 1 to grade 5, but to surprise of the hospital administration, more than 5,000 people turned up for walk-in interviews. The administration had to call up additional contingent of police to control the massive crowd of applicants. The…

Four injured after German man rams car into crowd; racist motive suspected

BERLIN: A 50-year-old German man clearly intended to kill foreigners when he rammed his silver Mercedes into a crowd of people in the northwestern German town of Bottrop in the early hours of New Year’s Day, injuring four, a senior government official said. Police said the man, who was not named, made racist comments when he was stopped and arrested in the nearby city of Essen after fleeing the scene of the attack. “A German man deliberately drove into crowds of people ... that were largely made up of foreigners. There…

Car bomb rips through crowd at Afghan wrestling match

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: A car bomb killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens more who had gathered to watch a wrestling match in southern Afghanistan on Friday, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which went off outside the match venue in Lashkar Gah - capital of the province of Helmand - in front of a crowd that included local lawmakers. The attack, which followed a suicide blast in Kabul on Wednesday that was claimed by Islamic State, underlined the continued threat of…

Bucharest club blaze kills 27, scores injured

BUCHAREST, Romania: At least 27 people were killed and more than 160 injured after a fire ripped through a nightclub in Bucharest late on Friday, in one of the worst accidents to hit the Romanian capital.

Cuttack faces ban calls after crowd trouble

CUTTACK: India great Sunil Gavaskar led calls on Tuesday for Cuttack to be banned as a cricket venue after crowd trouble twice brought a halt to play in a Twenty20 international against South Africa.