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#NewsInTweets: Gunmen Storm Dhaka Restaurant, 5 Killed, At Least 20 Wounded

Posted on July 2, 2016 in News

By YKA Staff:

What’s the latest around the world today? Curated for you from the interwebz, here’s a quick morning fix to keep you updated. In 140 characters at that! Presenting, #NewsInTweets:

1. Gunmen storm a restaurant in Dhaka, hold civilians hostage for 10 hours, and kill 5. Bangladeshi forces moved in after the 10-hour standoff and rescued 12. News reports have also mentioned that 5 terrorists were neutralized. IS has claimed responsibility for the attack and this claim is currently being investigated.

2. 30 people killed in a cloudburst in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand.

3. PM Modi to visit 4 countries in Africa on a 5-day tour.

4. Govt. cancels Rs. 200-crore fine on Adani imposed during UPA regime for damage to the environment.

5. World’s fastest runner Usain Bolt’s status unclear for Olympics, due to injured hamstring.

6. Taiwan accidentally fired a missile towards China, killing one.

7. UN appoints LGBTQ expert, India abstains vote on the same.

8. Police arrest suspected killer in the Infosys techie murder case.