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Musharraf died | Earthquakes in Afghan | WW2 bomb blast | US fund – Turkey Earthquake | 2000-year-old face recreation – World News this week

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Pervez Musharraf, the Former President of Pakistan and Chief of Army Staff, Dies at 79

Pervez Musharraf, the former President of Pakistan and former chief of Army staff, passed away on 5 February 2023 in Dubai at the age of 79.

He had been living in Dubai for the past eight years, facing charges in Pakistan for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

The cause of his death was a rare disease called amyloidosis, which affects the functioning of connective tissues and organs.

Who is Musharraf?

Musharraf was born in New Delhi in 1943 and joined the army at the age of 18. He served as the 10th Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan and the 7th top general.

He was known for his role in the Kargil war, which resulted in a catastrophic military failure for Pakistan, and he was also known as the architect of the conflict.

Despite the failure, he emerged stronger two years later and appointed himself as the President of Pakistan in a bloodless coup with the support of his army.

In 2007, he unconstitutionally suspended Pakistan’s then Chief Justice, which led to political protests and weakened his position.

He was pressured to resign as President in 2008 and was arrested on charges related to the arrest of judges.

He was placed under house arrest and faced multiple cases, but in 2016, he was allowed to travel to Dubai.

In 2019, a special court in Pakistan sentenced him to death in absentia, but the order was annulled by the Lahore High Court in 2020.

There has been no official communication on whether his body will be brought back to Pakistan, though his family has been trying to bring him back home since last year.

Overall, Pervez Musharraf’s death marks the end of a long and eventful life filled with triumphs and controversies.

Earthquakes in Afghanistan and India: Magnitude 4.3 in Afghanistan, Magnitude 4.0 in Manipur and Magnitude 3.2 in Uttar Pradesh

An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 took place in Afghanistan on Saturday, February 4th, at around 9:07 am. The earthquake was recorded to be 186 km deep, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS). There have been no casualties reported as of yet.

The residents of the Paktika province in Afghanistan, who were previously affected by earthquakes, continue to face challenges as they live in caves due to the cold spell. The cold weather has added to the already difficult living conditions for these families who were already struggling to survive after losing their homes in the summer earthquake that struck the Paktika and Khost provinces. The earthquake destroyed over 7,800 homes, with 6,000 being in the Gayan district.

Afghanistan is a seismically active area due to the collision of the Arabian, Indian, and Eurasian tectonic plates. This collision creates earthquakes and also contributes to the formation of mountain ranges, such as the Hindu Kush and Pamir mountain ranges in northeast Afghanistan.

The Hindu Kush region is part of the Alpide belt, which is the world’s second most seismically active region after the Pacific Ring of Fire. The Alpide belt covers a distance of about 15,000 kilometres and includes a number of mountain ranges, such as the Alps, Atlas Mountains, and the Caucasus Mountains.

In addition to the earthquake in Afghanistan, an earthquake of magnitude 4.0 struck Manipur’s Ukhrul on the same morning. Meanwhile, an earthquake of magnitude 3.2 on the Richter scale hit Shamli in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. These earthquakes serve as a reminder of the need to be prepared for natural disasters and take appropriate measures to minimize their impact.

World War II Bomb Detonates During Deactivation Exercise in Great Yarmouth, UK: No Injuries Reported

A town in the United Kingdom was thrown into a panic when a World War II bomb detonated during a deactivation exercise. Ahead of the exercise, hundreds of residents in Great Yarmouth in Norfolk were evacuated.

The Norfolk Police stated that the bomb went off shortly after the disarmament process had begun, causing an explosion and releasing smoke and debris into the air. The police confirmed that no one was injured in the incident.

The area where the bomb was found had been taped off by the police after it was discovered during bridge construction. The residents within the 200-400 meter cordon were advised to evacuate.

The Army’s Explosive Ordnance Device (EOD) team had warned that the bomb could damage two main gas pipelines, but the gas distribution network stated that there was no indication that the blast had caused any damage to the assets and gas continued to flow safely.

The security force confirmed that no physical injuries or casualties had been reported. The device exploded during the slow burnout work to disarm the remaining explosives. All army and emergency service personnel have been accounted for, and damage is being assessed.

Wales in southwest Great Britain may potentially have thousands of unexploded World War II bombs, with 743 air raids have taken place over the country, each containing between five and 30,000 devices. Many of these devices are still lying undetonated.

US Announces $85 Million Emergency Relief Package for Turkey and Syria Earthquake

The United States announced an $85 million emergency relief package on Thursday in response to the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria.

The funding will be provided by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to support partners on the ground in delivering aid, including food, shelter, emergency health services, safe drinking water, and sanitation.

The aim of the aid is to prevent the outbreak of disease. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to discuss Turkey’s needs and offer US support.

The US has already sent rescue teams to Turkey and has contributed concrete breakers, generators, water purification systems, and helicopters. USAID’s rescue teams are focused on the worst-hit area of Adiyaman, searching for survivors using dogs, cameras, and listening devices.

The US military has also sent Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters to transfer supplies due to the damage to roads and bridges.

In Syria, aid is being provided through local partners as the US refuses to deal with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

An aid convoy reached rebel-held northwestern Syria for the first time since the earthquake, going through the only open border crossing of Bab al-Hawa on the Turkish side. The US is calling on the Assad regime to allow aid through all border crossings and to allow humanitarian access to all Syrians in need.

First-Ever Reconstruction of 2000-Year-Old Nabataean Woman Unveiled in AlUla, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has revealed a remarkable reconstruction of the face of a Nabataean woman who lived over 2,000 years ago. The reconstructed face was created using bone fragments from the remains of Hinat, a Nabataean woman who was discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb located at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hegra in AlUla, an ancient oasis city in northwestern Saudi Arabia. The reconstruction process began in the UK in 2019 and was funded by the Royal Commission.

The face of Hinat was reconstructed using ancient data and 3D printing technology. It was created using silicon, with artificial hair and pierced ears. The reconstruction provides a glimpse into the lives of the Nabataeans, an ancient civilization that inhabited northern Arabia over 2,000 years ago. Their kingdom, with Petra as its capital, was a thriving trading hub for spices, medicine, and fabric.

Lebanese-French archaeologist Laila Nehme, the director of the project, said that despite the wealth of knowledge about the Nabataeans, there was still much to learn about them as they did not leave any literary texts or records. She added that the excavation of Hinat’s tomb provided an opportunity to learn more about their beliefs about the afterlife.

Representatives from the Royal Commission for AlUla, Leila Chapman, said that the discovery of Hinat’s tomb was a reminder that Hegra was a place where people lived, worked, and died, and not just a place of tombs. The reconstructed face of Hinat is on display at the Hegra Welcome Center in AlUla, providing visitors with a glimpse into the lives of this ancient civilization.

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