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China, Taiwan brace for super typhoon after dozens killed in flooding



Taiwanese have been told to brace for extreme winds and lashing rains as the first typhoon of the season approaches the mainland, prompting the evacuation of thousands of tourists and the cancellation of more than 100 flights. , Once past Taiwan, Nepartak could take a turn to the north and impact the eastern coast of China near Shanghai, and as it moves up the warm waters of the East China Sea and eventually into the Yellow Sea.


Cebu Pacific Dubai-Manila flight diverted to Mumbai 

CEBU Pacific Air apologized to passengers after a flight from #Dubai to #Manila diverted to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, #India, due to technical issues with the aircraft.
It said in a statement on Friday that 120 of 347 passengers had been booked on another airline and were expected to arrive in Manila late Friday , The rest are being booked on the soonest available flights, it added.

#Cebu Pacific said it provided hotel accommodations, meals and transfers for the 347 passengers “who unfortunately had to wait inside the plane while their special entry permits were being worked out , We regret the inconvenience this has caused our passengers and hope for their understanding since our priority is their safety , the carrier said .

Ambassador : Kuwaitis not affected by armed attack in Dhaka


The State of #Kuwait Ambassador to Bangladesh Adel Hayat has affirmed that Kuwaitis in Bangladesh were not harmed by the armed attack in the diplomatic district of the capital Dhaka.
Ambassador Hayat said, “We affirm that there are no Kuwaitis among the persons who have been held as hostages during the incident and all the embassy staff members are safe.” Gunmen of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) attacked a cafe in the city diplomatic district, Gulshan quarter, where they held a number of persons as hostages. Bangladesh’s government says 20 hostages were killed in the siege  , Gunmen stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe late on Friday before troops entered almost 12 hours later.

Two policemen killed in gunmen attack on cafe in Dhaka


Two police officers were killed in a gunfire with gunmen who stormed a popular cafe in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and have reportedly taken scores of people as hostages .
gunmen stormed the cafe, located in the diplomatic area in Dhaka, took dozens of people, some foreigners, hostages and killed two police officers in an exchange of fire. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack , security forces said they were trying to negotiate the release of hostages with their captives .