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8 SIMI terrorists escape from Bhopal central jail murdering 1 security guard

On 31 October, eight terrorists of the Students of Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) fled from the Bhopal Central Jail after murdering a jail guard.

According to reports, the prisoners made a rope with the help of bedsheets to jump over the walls. The incident took place between 2am to 3am. The police said that the militants killed the guard by slitting his throat with steel plate and glass after overpowering him.

"The prisoners overpowered the guards. They made a rope out of bedsheets after manging to opens their cells. The fled away after climbing the outer wall of the jail. The search operation is on," SP Bhopal SP Arvind Saxena told ANI.

The police have launched a massive combing operation to nab the inmates. Five officials have also been suspended after the shocking jailbreak.

FBI obtains warrant to begin reviewing newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has obtained a warrant to begin reviewing newly discovered emails that may be relevant to the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, a law enforcement official has said.

FBI investigators want to review emails of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were found on a device seized during an unrelated sexting investigation of Anthony Weiner, a former New York congressman and Abedin's estranged husband.

The official, who has knowledge of the examination, would not say when investigators might complete the review of Abedin's emails but said they would move expeditiously.

The Clinton email enquiry, which closed without charges in July, resurfaced on Friday when FBI Director James Comey alerted members of Congress to the existence of emails that he said could be pertinent to that investigation.

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National Geographic's iconic 'Afghan Girl' arrested in Pakistan, to be freed on bail soon

Pakistan is reportedly going to free Sharbat Bibi, best known to the world as the iconic 'Afghan Girl' on bail days after she was arrested in Pakistan for forged documents.

According to reports, Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that they would like to review documents considering that she was woman and that the case would be looked from a "humanitarian angle".

He further directed the Federal Investigation Agency to arrange for a bail as soon as possible so that she could get out of jail.

US election 2016: New poll reveal that most Americans believe sexual assault allegations against Trump

A new poll has reportedly found that majority of the Americans believe that all the sexual harrasment allegations against the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump are indeed true.

According to the AP-GfK poll, despite of Donald Trump dismissing all the allegation of sexual assault, more than 70 per cent of Americans said that they believe the woman accusing Trump of sexually aggressive behavior, Xinhua news agency reported.

In fact, the poll revealed that 35% of the Trump supporters that the allegations are probably true.

The Republican nominee has, however, dismissed all the allegation of sexual assault terming them as "absolutely false".

173 fire-related incidents reported in Delhi on Diwali; no major casualties

The Delhi fire department on 30 October received 173 calls related to minor fire incidents from across the national capital on Diwali in which three persons sustained burn injuries.

"We received 173 fire calls till 10 PM and all were responded to with no major damage or casualties reported. The calls included eight incidents of cracker fires in which three persons sustained burn injuries who were admitted to nearby hospitals," said a senior DelhiFire Service officer.

Forty calls were received during the peak hours (from 8 pm to 10 pm), however, no major casualties or damages were reported, said the officer.

The time period from 8 pm to 10 pm is when the department receives maximum fire calls as people celebrate the festival by lighting earthen lamps and bursting crackers.

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An asteroid is coming to say hullo tonight, says NASA. But don't worry

In some cool news, an asteroid is coming close to Earth. Close, but not too close.

According to a new NASA tool called Scout, which keeps a lookout for dangerously large flying objects, an asteroid is flying past us. Scout is being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.

But Scout says we're safe this time. Oh well.

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UNICEF report: 2 bn children breathe toxic air

If you're in Delhi today, you're probably getting a first hand feel of what toxic air is like.

But what's disturbing is that children are breathing this. Two billion children, to be exact.

A new UNICEF report says that most of the 2 billion children in the world breathing this toxic air are living in north India and other countries in the Indian subcontinent.

Eating Biryani in Chennai and you may be consuming cat meat

According to some reports, cat meat is being used for a delicacy called biryani in Chennai. 16 cats kept in cages, with no water or food, have been rescued by volunteers from People for Animals (PfA) and police. The Hindu reported that the animals were in "dismal condition, some infested with maggots and all of them suffering from dehydration". The reports added that some cats were killed by putting them in boiling water. The cat meat was being sold at Rs 200 for 2 kgs. This isn't the first time that cat meat has been consumed and probably not the last.

Seven-month fishing holiday begins in Odisha

To protect endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles in the Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary in Kendrapara district, the forest department has implemented a seven-month fishing ban from 1 November to 31 May. "This is going to be a major relief for the sea turtles. Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary is a prime feeding area for the sea turtles, who nest all the way up to Nasi 1 and Nasi-2 within Gahiramath beach, and other areas," said Subrat Patra, forest range officer of the sanctuary.

 
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