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Explosions And Gunfire Rocked The American University Of Afghanistan In Kabul On Wednesday, Leaving At Least Two People Dead And Five Injured, Media Reports Said. Here Are The Top 5 Stories Of The Hour.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 24 Aug 2016, 11:50:48 PM
Top 5 news at 10pm on Aug 24

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Explosions and gunfire rocked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, leaving at least two people dead and five injured, media reports said.French naval contractor DCNS said on Wednesday it may have been the victim of ‘economic warfare’ after secrets about its Scorpene submarines being built in India were leaked. Banker turned whistle-blower Rudolf Elmer, who is facing jail term in Switzerland, has claimed that bank accounts data leaked by him back in 2008 included Indian names. Here are the top 5 stories of the hour. 

1. Blast, gunfire rock American University of Afghanistan in Kabul; 2 killed, 5 injured

Explosions and gunfire rocked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, leaving at least two people dead and five injured, media reports said. The attack which started right after a bomb blast on Wednesday evening went on for almost an hour, during which hundreds of students and faculty remained trapped inside, an official said. “I heard explosions and gunfire is going on close by...  our class is filled with smoke and dust,” a desperate student told AFP by telephone.“We are stuck inside and very afraid.”

2. Scorpene submarine data leak: French shipbuilder DCNS suspect ‘economic warfare’

French naval contractor DCNS said on Wednesday it may have been the victim of ‘economic warfare’ after secrets about its Scorpene submarines being built in India were leaked. Speaking to PTI, DCNS said that the matter will be thoroughly investigated by French national authorities for defence security. “This serious matter is being thoroughly investigated by French national authorities for defence security,” DCNS on India's Scorpene document, tweeted PTI. 

3. Leaked Swiss bank data had Indian names, says jailed black money whistle-blower Rudolf Elmer

Banker turned whistle-blower Rudolf Elmer, who is facing jail term in Switzerland, has claimed that bank accounts data leaked by him back in 2008 included Indian names. As an employee of a subsidiary of Swiss entity Julius Baer bank in Cayman Islands, he had accessed certain client data. He is also suspected to have handed over the data to the whistle-blower site Wikileaks in 2011. Elmer has told a television channel that the list included not only Americans but also people from Africa, South America and also from India.

4. Watch: Airlander 10, world's biggest aircraft, crashes during second test flight in Bedfordshire

Airlander 10, world's biggest aircraft, crashed on Wednesday during its second test flight since being revamped in the UK.According to reports, The 92-metre-long (302ft) Airlander 10 – part plane, part helicopter, part airship – was damaged after reportedly hitting a telegraph pole at its base at Cardington airfield, Bedfordshire. As per photographs available, it can be seen that aircraft came on ground with its nose pointing downwards.

5. Sushma Swaraj takes a jibe at Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir over surrogacy

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday took a jibe at Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan saying that even Bollywood stars with two or three children went for surrogacy. Swaraj was speaking to media after the Union Cabinet cleared a draft Surrogacy Bill which aims to safeguard the rights of surrogate mothers and make parentage of such children legal. "Big celebrities who not only have one but two children, a son, and a daughter, even then they went ahead with Surrogacy," reported ANI.

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First Published : 24 Aug 2016, 11:46:00 PM

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