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ANKARA : A suicide car bomb ripped through a busy square in central Ankara on Sunday, killing at least 34 people and wounding 125, officials said, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks to hit Turkey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESRq7VZzo1o

The explosion at 6:45pm (1645 GMT) struck a bus stop near Kizilay square, a bustling commercial area and local transport hub, reducing buses to charred husks and damaging nearby shops.

Officials said the blast was caused by a vehicle packed with explosives, which the interior minister said was driven by one or two attackers who had deliberately targeted the bus stop.

The attack is the third to strike Ankara in five months, in an area close to the prime minister's office, parliament and foreign embassies, as Turkey grapples with twin security threats from the Islamic State group (IS) and Kurdish rebels.

As recently as Friday, the US embassy issued a warning about a possible plot to attack central Ankara, advising American citizens to avoid the area.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for Sunday's killings, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said investigators were following up on solid leads.

"We have concrete information on

BANGKOK : Fifty people were injured on Saturday when the engine on a Bangkok commuter boat exploded, pitching several passengers into one of the city’s canals, emergency officials said. 

The boat was ferrying passengers on a major waterway in the eastern outskirts of the city, which boasts an extensive network of canals teeming with motorised commuter boats during rush hour. 

“As of now, we have 50 injured and sent to five hospitals, of these two are in critical condition,” an official at the

RIYADH : Malaysia’s part in the Saudi Arabia-led military exercise – dubbed “Northern Thunder” – is a show of solidarity between Muslim nations, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Najib said the close relationship between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia was a form of cooperation to thwart various security threats, including the Islamic State, in Malaysia and the region.

“Our involvement in the military exercise shows that we are giving our full support to Saudi.

“It is a sign of

LOS ANGELES : At least three people were killed and up to 20 wounded Thursday when a gunman opened fire at a lawn mower factory in a small Kansas town, the sheriff said.

The gunman, described as an employee at the factory in the town of Hesston, was killed by the authorities, Sheriff T. Walton said.

 

RIYADH : Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak received a warm welcome during his audience with King Salman Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

Najib said he was pleasantly surprised when Saudi royal family members, cabinet ministers and army top brass attended the luncheon banquet in honour of him and his entourage, on the invitation of the King.

“The ties between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have reached its highest levels,” Najib said, adding that the warm welcome showed that the Saudi government has the

MAPUTO : The American amateur investigator who found suspected debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 told AFP on Thursday that experts must be "cautious" about identifying the piece washed up off Mozambique.

Blaine Gibson, a lawyer from Seattle who has dedicated himself to solving the mystery of the plane's disappearance, explained how he discovered the fragment on a sandbank near the tourist island of Benguerra.

"I was just travelling as a tourist but I have a personal interest

ISTANBUL : A Turkish schoolgirl committed suicide after allegedly being sexually assaulted by one of her teachers, reports said Monday, raising new concerns about crimes against women in the country. 

The 18-year-old, identified as Cansel Buse K., tried to take her own life last week by shooting herself in the head with the service weapon belonging to her father, a policeman, the Dogan news agency reported. 

After finding her badly wounded in a pool of blood, the emergency services took her

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