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8 dead, 20 missing after boat capsizes in Malaysia

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Malaysian authorities confirmed Sunday that eight Indonesians were killed and at least 20 others remained missing after a boat capsized off the southern state of Johor.
According to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), 34 people were rescued after the vessel carrying more than 60 “illegal immigrants” sank at 9.45 p.m. (0145GMT) Saturday.
“Search and rescue teams recovered the bodies of two men and two women as of Sunday afternoon, adding to the four that were found after the incident,” it said in a statement.
Those rescued were placed in the custody of the immigration department to be investigated under the Immigration Act 1959/63 and the Anti-Trafficking In Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007, as it works with the Indonesian Consulate on the repatriation and documentation process.
Of the 34 survivors — including 26 men and eight women aged between 20 and 50 — only three were reported to possess travel documents.
MMEA said search and rescue operations are underway in a three nautical mile area of the region’s beaches.

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APPLE HOMEPOD MINI LAUNCHED AT $99, IPHONE 12 STARTING $699, IPHONE 12 PRO FROM $999

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Apple Event 2020 LIVE Updates: Apple has finally removed the curtain from its iPhone 12 series. The company launched the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max at the ‘Hi Speed’ event at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. At the event, the company has also launched Smart HomePod Speaker.

The company says that the iPhone 12 Mini is also the world’s thinnest and lightest 5G smartphone. Let us tell that this event was once again started by Team Cook, CEO of the company.

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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti released from detention after 14 months

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Jammu, 13 Oct : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti was on Tuesday released from detention. “PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is being released from detention,” said Jammu and Kashmir administration spokesperson Rohit Kansal.

A government order issued on Tuesday night said her detention was being revoked with immediate effect.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration in July had extended her detention by three months under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

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Indian economy to contract by 10.3% in 2020; may show 8.8% growth in 2021: IMF

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New Delhi, 13 Oct. : The Indian economy, severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is projected to contract by a massive 10.3 percent this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

However, India is likely to bounce back with an impressive 8.8 percent growth rate in 2021, thus regaining the position of the fastest growing emerging economy, surpassing China’s projected growth rate of 8.2 percent, the IMF said in its latest ‘World Economic Outlook’ report.

Released ahead of the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, the report said global growth would contract by 4.4 percent this year and bounce back to 5.2 percent in 2021.

America’s economy is projected to contract by 5.8 percent in 2020 and grow by 3.9 percent the next year, the IMF said.

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