Algeria car crash kills 8 people from same family

ALGERIA: Eight people from the same family, including five children, have been killed in a car crash in eastern Algeria.

The children, aged four to 13, their parents and an aunt died after their vehicle collided with a semi-trailer near the city of Batna. - THE HINDUSTAN TIMES


17 killed in China traffic accident

CHINA: Seventeen people were killed and 22 were injured Sunday in a road traffic accident in eastern China’s Jiangxi province. ”The cause of the accident is under in-depth investigation,” CCTV added. - THE HINDUSTAN TIMES


Subway train collision kills 1, injures 57

MEXICO: Two subway trains collided between two stations Saturday in Mexico City, killing at least one person and injuring 41, authorities said. Dozens of police and soldiers swarmed into the nearby subway station. - THE HINDUSTAN TIMES


Taliban official criticises Prince Harry over Afghan killings

AFGHANISTAN: The Taliban administration has denounced Britain’s Prince Harry for his admission of killing 25 people while on military duty in Afghanistan, and a senior Afghan official has accused the royal of killing innocent civilians.

Taliban Leader Anas Haqqani told Al Jazeera on Friday that “It is clear that civilians and ordinary people were targeted.” - ALJAZEERA


China expects 2.1 billion trips during New Year holiday season

CHINA: The Chinese Government said it expects about 2.1 billion domestic journeys to be made in the country over a 40-day travel season that includes the weeklong Lunar New Year holidays beginning January 21. However, the projected number of journeys is only about 70 percent of the pre-pandemic 2019 travel season, known as “Chunyun” in Chinese, according to the Transport Ministry. - KYODO


Man held over suspected chemical attack

GERMANY: A 32-year-old Iranian man has been arrested in Germany for allegedly plotting an “Islamist-motivated” attack. The man had been plotting to use cyanide and ricin to commit a “serious act of violence”, “North Rhine-Westphalia Police said. The man’s Castrop-Rauxel residence was raided in the Ruhr region where the “toxic substances” were found. - BBC

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