Monday, 14 October 2019

Agencies

Man sentenced to death for Texas attack that killed six

HOUSTON – A man who prosecutors say was driven by vengeance when he fatally shot six members of his ex-wife’s family in Texas, including four children, was sentenced Friday to death, a decision the lone survivor of the attack says will help her let go of “hurt and anger.” Jurors ...

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Dubai ruler and princess set for legal battle in London next month

LONDON: Jordanian Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the estranged wife of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, appeared at the High Court in London on Tuesday in the latest round of a battle over the welfare of their two children. At a preliminary hearing in July, she had asked the ...

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Turkey presses offensive in Syria, Erdogan hits out at critics

ISTANBUL/ANKARA: Turkey pressed its military offensive against US-allied Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, shelling towns and bombing targets from the air in an operation that has forced thousands of people to flee their homes. At least 23 fighters with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and eight civilians, two them ...

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Smith, Warner in Australia T20 squad for Lanka, Pakistan series

MELBOURNE: Australia named Steve Smith and David Warner in their Twenty20 squad for home series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan as selectors firm up plans for next year’s World Cup on home soil. Australia host Sri Lanka in three T20 internationals starting in Adelaide on Oct. 27 before facing top-ranked ...

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Nepal Parliament Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara arrested on rape charges

KATHMANDU: Police in Nepal has arrested Parliament Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara following a district courts permission to take him into custody to investigate attempt-to-rape charges levelled against him. Mahara has been taken to Metropolitan Police Circle, Singhadurbar, The Himalayan Times reported. The Kathmandu District Court had earlier granted permission to ...

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Three get Nobel Medicine prize for learning how cells use oxygen

LONDON: Two British and Americans a British scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the body’s cells sense and react to oxygen levels, work that has paved the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases, the Nobel Committee said. Drs. William ...

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4 homeless men beaten to death with pipe in New York

NEW YORK: A homeless man wielding a long metal pipe rampaged through New York City early Saturday attacking other homeless people who were sleeping, killing four and leaving a fifth in critical condition, police said. Chief of Manhattan South Detectives Michael Baldassano said at a Saturday news conference that the ...

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Dean Elgar, de Kock tons lead South Africa fightback

VISAKHAPATNAM: Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock made centuries to revive South Africa before R Ashwin’s five-for helped India reduce the visitors to 385/8 on Day 3 of the Visakhapatnam Test. Elgar scored a stroke-filled 160 off 287, a fluent innings which was studded with 23 fours and six sixes, ...

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Knifeman kills 4 officers at Paris police headquarters

PARIS: An administrator armed with a knife attacked officers inside Paris police headquarters, killing at least four before he was fatally shot, officials said. Police union official Loic Travers told reporters the attack appeared to have started in an office and continued elsewhere in the large police compound across the ...

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Gunmen kidnap six schoolgirls in Nigeria

KADUNA: Gunmen kidnapped six schoolgirls and two staff members from a boarding school in northern Nigeria, police said. Police said the girls and staff were taken in the early morning from a school called Engravers College in a remote area near the village of Kakau Daji in Kaduna state. It ...

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