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    *** Two prisoners are being questioned after an inmate was stabbed to death and two others were critically injured at a jail in north London. *** A woman whose former partner is wanted on suspicion of fleecing her of her life savings says he left her 'destitute'. Mark Acklom - who's a prolific conman - is believed to be on the run in Spain. *** | |
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24/7 International News

______________________________________________________________ Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says work is in full swing on various Gas Power Projects in the province with the Chinese cooperation. Talking to Chairman of Chinese Company, Harbin Electric International, Goa Yu at a meeting in Lahore today. he said on completion these projects will add three thousand six hundred megawatts of power to the national grid. The Chief Minister appreciated the Chinese cooperation in energy projects to overcome load shedding. Chairman Quaid-e- Azam Solar Park, Chaudhry Arif Saeed was also present in the meeting.
______________________________________________________________ Four people, including a doctor, have been arrested over a deadly hospital fire in Bhubaneswar, India. The fire swept through the dialysis and intensive care units of the private SUM hospital in Odisha state on Monday, killing 20 people. It was believed to have been caused by an electrical fault. Police said the hospital's medical superintendent, fire safety officer and two electrical division workers had been detained. They have been charged with "homicide not amounting to murder" and negligence, police commissioner Yogesh Khurania told reporters.
______________________________________________________________ Some 900 people have fled the Iraqi city of Mosul and crossed the border into Syria, the UN refugee agency says. This is the first large group of civilians confirmed to have escaped since the Iraqi government began its offensive to liberate Mosul from the so-called Islamic State (IS) on Monday. As many as 1.5 million are thought to be in Mosul, with up to 5,000 fighters. There are fears the militants will use the civilians as human shields as Iraqi forces get closer to Mosul.
_______________________________________________________________ Ecuador has acknowledged it partly restricted internet access for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is taking refuge at its London embassy. It said Mr Assange had in recent weeks released material that could have an impact on the US presidential election. Ecuador also said its move was not the result of pressure from Washington. The US denied WikiLeaks accusations that it had asked Ecuador to stop the site publishing documents about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Transparency activist Julian Assange has sought asylum at London's Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex assault allegations.