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Dozens killed in pair of suicide bombings in Afghanistan

Dozens killed in pair of suicide bombings in Afghanistan

World
Nov. 29 (UPI) -- At least 30 people were killed in a car bomb attack in Afghanistan's central province of Ghazni on Sunday. Afghanistan's Defense Ministry told Turkey's Anadolu Agency that the death toll included civilians and soldiers, adding that nine soldiers were killed and seven more were injured. The Ghazni public health department reported a higher total to CNN, saying 40 people were killed and 24 were injured. Advertisement Naseer Ahmad, head of the provincial council in Ghazni, said the bombing targeted security forces amid the morning rush hour. The Defense Ministry said the attacker attempted to drive a car packed with explosives inside a military base but was confronted by security forces. A second bombing took place in the neighboring province of Zabul, killing one person and...
Ecuador couple certified as oldest married pair, nearly 215

Ecuador couple certified as oldest married pair, nearly 215

World
Julio Mora slipped away from his parents to secretly marry Waldramina Quinteros one February dayBy GONZALO SOLANO Associated PressAugust 28, 2020, 10:14 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleQUITO, Ecuador -- Julio Mora slipped away from his parents to secretly marry Waldramina Quinteros one February day. Both families disapproved.Seventy-nine years later, they're still together — he at 110 years of age, and she at 104, both lucid and both in good health, though relatives say they're a little depressed because they miss their big family get-togethers due to the pandemic.There are longer marriages, but at the moment no other between people so old, according to Guinness World Records — just short of a combined 215 years.Mora was born on March 10, 1910, and Quintero...
Derby pair Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett fined ‘the equivalent of six weeks’ wages’ following drink-driving charge

Derby pair Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett fined ‘the equivalent of six weeks’ wages’ following drink-driving charge

Sports
Derby duo Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett have been fined ‘the equivalent of six weeks’ wages’ and condemned them for bringing the club into disrepute following the ‘alcohol-related incident’ of September 24.Midfielder Lawrence, 25, and forward Bennett, 23, were charged with drink-driving after a crash in the Allestree area in Derby last week – a collision in which Rams captain Richard Keogh suffered a serious leg injury. Getty Images - Getty Lawrence is due in court with team-mate Mason Bennett Following a disciplinary hearing into the incident, Derby have fined both players the “maximum contractual limit” and told them to serve an “additional 80 hours of community and rehabilitation”, which includes a drink aware course. A statement on the club’s official...
Liverpool legend Steve Nicol urges club to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and pair him with Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol urges club to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and pair him with Virgil van Dijk

Sports
Get him The Belgium ace is set to enter the final year of his contract – and former Reds defender Steve Nicol wants his old club to snap him up Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has urged his old club to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld. The 30-year-old is about to enter the final year of his contract after Spurs triggered an extension clause in his contract in January. Toby Alderweireld has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the past Reports suggest Alderweireld has a £25million release clause and its activation seems inevitable given his quality. And ex-Reds full-back Nicol, who made 473 appearances for the club between 1981 and 1994, reckons the Belgium international would thrive alongside Virgil van Dijk. He said: “One hu...
Watch: SpaceX releases Israeli moon lander, pair of satellites into orbit after successful launch

Watch: SpaceX releases Israeli moon lander, pair of satellites into orbit after successful launch

Science
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket Thursday evening with a pair of satellites and an Israeli moon lander aboard. All three were successfully released into orbit. Blastoff occurred right on time at 8:45 p.m. ET. Just a few minutes after Falcon 9 launched from Cape Canaveral, the first and second stages separated and the booster stage fell back to Earth, using its thrusters to slow its reentry and land safely on SpaceX's Of Course I Still Love You droneship. "Successful deployment of the SpaceIL lunar lander confirmed, starting the spacecraft's two-month voyage to the Moon," SpaceX confirmed on Twitter, some 35 minutes after liftoff. The Israeli-made lander was developed by SpaceIL, a privately-funded nonprofit. The group of scientists and engineers were originally part o...