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Pakistan Accuses India of Carrying Out Blast Outside LeT chief Hafiz Saeed’s Home

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Pakistan on Sunday ended its four-month pause on accusations and attacks against New Delhi, describing the June 23 bomb blast near the home of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed as India-sponsored terrorism. On Sunday, Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Moeed Yousuf alleged that an Indian citizen was behind a powerful bomb blast outside the house of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and chief of the banned Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Saeed in Lahore last month.

Three persons were killed and 24 others injured when the powerful car bomb exploded outside Saeed’s residence at the Board of Revenue (BOR) Housing Society in Johar Town in Lahore on June 23. On Twitter, Prime Minister Imran Khan alleged that the “planning & financing of this heinous terror attack has links to Indian sponsorship of terrorism against Pakistan” and asked the global community to mobilize international institutions against this rogue behavior.

Addressing a press conference alongside the Punjab police chief and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry here, NSA Yousuf claimed that the mastermind of the attack “is an Indian citizen with links to an intelligence agency. “Through the forensic analysis, electronic equipment, which has been recovered from these terrorists, we have identified the main mastermind and the handlers of this terrorist attack, and we have absolutely no doubt or reservation in informing you that the main mastermind belongs to RAW, the Indian intelligence agency, is an Indian national, and is based in India,” he said. He, however, did not identify the alleged suspect.

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Over 160 people dead in flash floods

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Over 160 people dead in Germany flash floods, widespread damage reported – In Pics

The flashfloods which hit several parts of Germany has resulted in the deaths of more than 160 people. The floods engulfed large parts of the country tearing through villages, sweeping away houses, roads and bridges and highlighting gaps in how warnings of severe weather are passed on to the public.

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Angela Merkel takes stock of flood-hit areas

German chancellor at flood-hit areas

German Chancellor Angela Merkel travelled to the disaster zone for the second time amid a mounting outcry of failings in flood preparedness.

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Germany hit by floods in many parts

Several parts waterlogged in Germany

With the country about 10 weeks away from national elections, the floods have put the crisis management skills of Germany`s leaders on the agenda as opposition politicians suggested the death toll revealed serious failings in flood preparedness.

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Floods cause severe economic losses

Floods cause major economy loss

Coming on top of unprecedented spending on coronavirus relief measures, the cost is sure to run into the billions. Bavarian Environment Minister Thorsten Glauber said his southern state would spend 40 billion euros on flood defences in the coming 20 years.

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Floods wreck havoc in Germany

Floods wreck havoc in Germany

That will come on top of 200 million euros that would come from the 16 federal states. The government also hopes for financial support from the European Union`s solidarity fund.

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Severe economic loss in Germany

Severe economic loss in Germany

The financial cost of Germany`s worst natural disaster in almost 60 years will also weigh heavily on the next government.

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Over 160 killed in Germany

Killed in Germany floods

Chancellor Angela Merkel and ministers are expected to approve a package of around 400 million euros (USD 472 million), financed half by the federal government and half by Germany’s state governments, to help people deal with the immediate aftermath of the flooding and repair some of the damage.

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Over 160 killed in flashfloods

Germany Flashfloods kill over 160

Meanwhile, 31 people died in neighbouring Belgium, bringing the death toll in both countries to 201.

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12 dead, 26 injured in bus accident

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At least 12 people were killed and 26 others injured after a minibus carrying illegal migrants crashed on Sunday in eastern Turkey.

A vehicle, carrying migrants in the Muradiye district of eastern Van province near the Turkish border with Iran, caught fire after the driver lost control of the bus, the local governorate said in a statement.

The organizer of the transfer and 11 migrants died in the accident, 26 injured migrants are taken under treatment at nearby hospitals.
The owner of the bus has been detained.

Turkey has been a transit point for migrants mostly from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan who aim to cross into Europe.

 

 

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Earth’s cryosphere shrinking by 87000 square kilometers per year

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The global cryosphere — all the areas with frozen water on Earth — shrank by about 87,000 square kilometers per year on average between 1979 and 2016, as a result of climate change, according to a new study.

The extent of land covered by frozen water is just as important as its mass because the bright white surface reflects sunlight so effectively, cooling the planet. Changes in the size or location of ice and snow can alter air temperatures, change the sea level, and even affect ocean currents worldwide.

The researchers from Lanzhou University in China calculated the daily extent of the cryosphere and averaged those values to come up with yearly estimates. While the extent of the cryosphere grows and shrinks with the seasons, they found that the average area covered by Earth’s cryosphere has contracted overall since 1979, correlating with rising air temperatures. The new study is published in Earth’s Future.

“The cryosphere is one of the most sensitive climate indicators and the first one to demonstrate a changing world,” said first author Xiaoqing Peng, a physical geographer at Lanzhou University. “Its change in size represents a major global change, rather than a regional or local issue.”

The shrinkage primarily occurred in the Northern Hemisphere, with a loss of about 102,000 square km each year. Those losses are offset slightly by growth in the Southern Hemisphere, where the cryosphere expanded by about 14,000 square kilometers annually. This growth mainly occurred in the sea ice in the Ross Sea around Antarctica, likely due to patterns of wind and ocean currents and the addition of cold meltwater from Antarctic ice sheets.

The estimates showed that not only was the global cryosphere shrinking but that many regions remained frozen for less time. The average first day of freezing now occurs about 3.6 days later than in 1979, and the ice thaws about 5.7 days earlier.

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