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'Beautiful Mind' mathematician killed in car crash

TRENTON, New Jersey: Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose long-time struggle with mental illness inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind, was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey yesterday.

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Sweden celebrates Eurovision triumph

Stockholm: Swedish pop lovers yesterday celebrated their country's sixth Eurovision victory with an outpouring of national pride, after Mans Zelmerlow edged Russia to win Europe's leading music extravaganza.

Thousands flee after floods alert

Kathmandu: Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous northwest, officials said yesterday.

Activists make rare Koreas crossing

SEOUL: Female activists, including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates, were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) dividing North and South Korea yesterday, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark event.

Migrant mass graves found

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities yesterday said they have discovered a series of graves in more than a dozen abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand, where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.

IS kills 400 in Syria

BEIRUT: Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people, including women and children, in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said yesterday.

King vows to punish Saudi bomb plotters

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's king yesterday vowed to punish those responsible for a suicide bombing that killed 21 people at a mosque in the country's east, calling it a 'heinous terrorist attack' that runs against Islamic and human values.

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