Sunday, 24 February 2019

AFP

IOC withdraws Olympic places from India event

NEW DELHI: The International Olympic Committee on Thursday cancelled places for the 2020 Tokyo Games shooting competition to be awarded at an event in India after the host country refused to give visas to Pakistani shooters. India has accused Pakistan of involvement in a suicide bombing in Kashmir last week ...

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Driver who killed six in Australia car rampage sentenced to life

SYDNEY: A driver who killed six people in a rampage along a Melbourne shopping street was sentenced to life Friday for what a judge described as one of Australia´s worst mass murders. The January 2017 attack at Bourke Street mall, a popular shopping area, rocked Australia´s second-largest city, with a ...

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Suicide bomber kills three policemen in Cairo

CAIRO: A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the heart of ancient Islamic Cairo, killing three policemen who were chasing him through its narrow alleyways, medical and security sources said. Monday evening’s bombing, in the Darb al-Ahmar neighbourhood near the historic Al-Azhar mosque, also wounded two other policemen, the ...

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Dhaka: At least 70 killed as fire breaks out in chemical warehouses

DHAKA: At least 70 people have died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, fire officials said today. Dozens of people were trapped in the buildings, unable to escape onto narrow streets clogged with ...

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Alastair Cook confident England can end World Cup drought

LONDON: Alastair Cook believes England can end decades of World Cup disappointment with a triumph on home soil this year. England have never won the men’s World Cup, but with 100 days to go until the start of the latest edition, a team captained by Eoin Morgan are top of ...

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Gunmen killed over 130 in northwest Nigeria

ABUJA: An attack by gunmen on villages in northwest Nigeria last week claimed “over 130” lives, more than double the toll initially reported, the governor of Kaduna state said on Tuesday. “The last report we got is that over 130 people were killed, not even 66,” governor Nasir El-Rufai said ...

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Samsung bends over backwards to rev smartphone desire

SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung on Wednesday is expected to unveil new flagship smartphones including one with a screen that can fold closed like a book as it seeks to boost the moribund market. Much of what is in store at a Galaxy Unpacked event that the South Korean consumer electronics giant ...

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Harbhajan Singh calls for Pakistan World Cup boycott

NEW DELHI: Harbhajan Singh has called for India to boycott their World Cup game against Pakistan in June in protest at Pulwama attack which left more than 40 paramilitaries dead. India has accused its arch-rival neighbour of supporting the attack, and amid nationwide calls for reprisals, Singh said: “There is ...

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Seven lawmakers resign from UK Labour Party

LONDON: Seven lawmakers announced their resignation from the U.K’s main opposition Labour party. Lawmaker Luciana Berger was reported to have said that from today the group would sit in the U.K Parliament as a new batch of MPs, known as “The Independent Group.” According to reports, MPs quit the Labour ...

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