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Crash kills pil­grims

SRINAGAR: At least 16 Hindu pil­grims were killed and 27 in­jured when their bus skid­ded off a moun­tain road and fell into a gorge in In­dian Kash­mir. The bus was head­ing to­wards Srinagar, the state cap­i­tal on Sun­day, when it veered off the road, a po­lice su­per­in­ten­dent said. Hun­dreds of thou­sands of Hin­dus visit the Amar­nath Cave deep in the Hi­malayas ev­ery July and Au­gust.

Camilla turns 70

LON­DON: A dou­ble por­trait of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Corn­wall has been re­leased to mark Camilla’s 70th birth­day. Charles and Camilla have been cap­tured by celebrity pho­tog­ra­pher Mario Testino look­ing re­laxed, happy and smil­ing. The royal cou­ple were pho­tographed in May in the morn­ing room at Clarence House. In the pho­to­graphic por­trait the Duchess is wear­ing a navy blue dress coat with white em­broi­dery by Fiona Clare. The Prince of Wales is wear­ing a suit, shirt and tie. Testino paid trib­ute to the Duchess, who cel­e­brated her 70th birth­day yes­ter­day, by de­scrib­ing her as a “beau­ti­ful per­son”. He was Di­ana, Princess of Wales’s favourite pho­tog­ra­pher.

Girls beat Trump

WASH­ING­TON: A ro­bot­ics team of six high school girls from Afghanistan is at­tend­ing an in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion in Wash­ing­ton, af­ter clear­ing visa ob­sta­cles that prompted in­ter­ven­tion from Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump. The team was the first to be in­tro­duced at an open­ing cer­e­mony yes­ter­day for the three- day com­pe­ti­tion. They will com­pete against en­trants from more than 150 coun­tries in the FIRST Global Chal­lenge. It’s the first an­nual ro­bot­ics con­test aimed to en­cour­age youths to pur­sue maths and science ca­reers. The team was twice re­jected for US visas.

Pres­i­dent re­jected

CARA­CAS: Hun­dreds of thou­sands of Venezue­lans lined up across the coun­try and in ex­pa­tri­ate com­mu­ni­ties world­wide yes­ter­day to vote in a sym­bolic re­jec­tion of Pres­i­dent Ni­co­las Maduro’s plan to re­write the con­sti­tu­tion, a pro­posal that’s rais­ing ten­sions in a na­tion bat­tered by short­ages and antigov­ern­ment protests. A woman, 61, was killed and four peo­ple wounded in shoot­ing that erupted af­ter Gov­ern­ment sup­port­ers on mo­tor­cy­cles swarmed an op­po­si­tion polling site in a church in the Ca­tia neigh­bour­hood of Cara­cas. The op­po­si­tion mayor of the Cara­cas bor­ough of Su­cre, Car­los Ocariz, said pro- gov­ern­ment para­mil­i­tary groups at­tacked vot­ers out­side the Our Lady of Car­men Church.

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