Thursday, 21 November 2019

AP

Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar against genocide charge

DHAKA: Myanmar’s government vowed to defend the country from allegations of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In a statement on its official Facebook page, Myanmar’s State Counsellor’s Office said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will lead a delegation to the court next month. “The State Counsellor, ...

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Lanka’s new president may struggle to form government

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s newly elected president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, may struggle to consolidate his victory. With many executive powers clipped and the opposition in control of a powerful Parliament, the former defense official who inspires respect but also fear may have difficulty assembling a government. Rajapaksa, who is credited with helping ...

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Shooting attack in California suburb leaves 4 dead

FRESNO: An attack on a family party in California’s Central Valley that left four people dead and six wounded has spurred shock and fear in the close-knit Hmong community. Police say at least two gunmen entered a Fresno backyard Sunday evening and fired at a group of men watching football ...

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HP rejects $33.5 bln takeover offer from Xerox

HP Inc. says its board has rejected a roughly $33.5 billion takeover offer from Xerox. The Palo Alto, California-based company said on Sunday that the cash and stock deal undervalues its business and its board cited concerns about “outsized” debt levels should the companies combine. HP, which makes computers and ...

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Death toll in Bolivia unrest rises to 23

Four more people were killed in Bolivia over the past few days, bringing the death toll from the political unrest to at least 23, according to several reports. The turmoil began in October, when President Evo Morales won a controversial fourth term in office. Protesters took to the streets claiming ...

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Emilia Clarke: Last Christmas can be ‘road map’ for life

HOLLYWOOD: Emilia Clarke says ‘Last Christmas’ acts as ‘’a little bit’’ of guidance for navigating life. The 33-year-old actress plays Kate in the festive rom-com, and she heaped praise on Emma Thompson’s writing when it comes to creating such a ‘’relatable’’ lead character.   View this post on Instagram   ...

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Motorola flips for its futuristic foldable phone

NEW YORK: Motorola is bracing for the future by returning to the past. The company is adapting its historical flip-phone design for a smartphone with a foldable screen. Samsung, Huawei and others have phones that fold like a book and offer a double-sized display when unfolded. Motorola’s new Razr phone, ...

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Two killed in California school shooting, teen in custody

SANTA CLARITA: A teenage boy gunned down fellow students at a California high school on his 16th birthday, killing two and wounding another three before turning the pistol on himself. The gunman was taken into custody in “grave” condition, police said, as officers stormed Saugus High School in Santa Clarita ...

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Bolivia’s Morales says ready to return to ‘pacify’ country

MEXICO CITY: Bolivia’s exiled ex-president Evo Morales said he was ready to return to “pacify” his country amid weeks of unrest that led to his resignation. “If the people ask me, we are ready to return to pacify” Bolivia, the leftist leader said in a news conference in Mexico City, where ...

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