Israel to free 26 Palestine prisoners on August 13

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ramallah: Israel will free next week the first of four groups of long-held Palestinian prisoners slated for release as part of a deal to restart peace talks, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Sunday. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said in a statement that 26 prisoners will be freed August 13. AP

UK inventors build flying bicycle

London: Two UK designers and aviation enthusiasts claim to have developed the world's first flying bicycle ' XploreAir Paravelo ' that can attain a speed of 40kph and reach 4000 feet above ground. The bike transforms into an easy-to-operate aircraft which requires no licence to fly and is capable of reaching altitudes of up to 4,000 feet. It is a combination of a para-wing and conventional bicycle. PTI

Flash floods kill 58 in Afghanistan

KABUL: Afghan officials said flash floods have killed at least 58 people in four eastern provinces, while an estimated 30 people are still missing. Provincial spokesmen in Nangarhar, Kabul, Khost, and Nuristan said on Sunday that all the floods had occurred early Saturday. AP

Prince William talks of diaper duty

London: Prince William said that his newborn son George keeps him and wife Kate on their toes and nappies are there on his mind even while playing a polo match. "I was in baby mode out there, thinking about nappies, I wasn't really in the zone," he was quoted by The Telegraph as saying after the polo match. PTI

Blast at Buddhist temple in Jakarta

jakarta: A low-powered explosive detonated at a Buddhist temple in Indonesia's capital as devotees inside were praying, injuring one person while another bomb failed to go off, police said. The explosion happened Sunday night at the Ekayana Grha Buddhist temple in West Jakarta, chief of National Police Detective Lt. Gen. Sutarman said. The bombs were placed outside the building and the blast caused minimal damage. AP

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