Thursday, 18 July 2019

BBC

UK opposition backs new Brexit referendum

LONDON: Jeremy Corbyn has challenged the next Tory leader to hold another referendum before taking Britain out of the EU, saying Labour will campaign for Remain. Corbyn says the party will take this position to stop “no deal or a damaging Tory Brexit”. But he does not say what he ...

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Michael Jackson fans sue Leaving Neverland accusers

LONDON: Three Michael Jackson fan clubs in France have launched legal proceedings against the men who accused the late star of abusing them in a documentary. The claims of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who both say they were sexually abused by Jackson as children, formed the basis of HBO’s ...

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Iran summons UK ambassador in tanker seizure row

TEHRAN: Iran has summoned the British ambassador in Tehran to complain about what it says is the illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker. British Royal Marines helped the authorities in Gibraltar seize the ship because of evidence it was heading to Syria in breach of EU sanctions. Spain’s acting ...

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Mob arrested in India for attacking female officer

TELUGU: Sixteen men have been arrested after a female forest official was brutally beaten with sticks by a mob as police officers watched in the southern Indian state of Telangana. The mob, led by a member of the state’s ruling party, was protesting against a tree plantation drive on Sunday. ...

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Boeing hits by new 737 max problems

NEW YORK: US regulators have uncovered a possible new flaw in Boeing’s troubled 737 Max aircraft that is likely to push back test flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it had identified the “potential risk” during simulator tests, but did not reveal details. Boeing’s top-selling aircraft was grounded in ...

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Madonna defends ‘disturbing’ gun video

LONDON: Pop superstar Madonna has defended a graphic music video depicting a nightclub massacre, saying people need to understand “this is what happens when people shoot”. The Madonna’s song God Control calls for people to “wake up” about the reality of gun violence in the US. The scenes in the ...

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Hunt admits Britain could follow US into war with Iran

LONDON:Although the UK officials, including Conservative party leadership contender Jeremy Hunt have proclaimed de-escalation in the region, he admitted that London would consider Washington’s request for military support amid the growing tension between Iran and the US. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is running against Boris Johnson for the Conservatives’ ...

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Russia suspends Georgia flights after violent clashes

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin has temporarily banned Georgian airlines from flying to Russia amid rising tensions between the two countries. Some 240 people were injured in protests in Georgia. The protests were ignited by the appearance of a Russian MP in the country’s parliament. Mr Putin signed a decree on ...

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ICC defend India-Pakistan finish as pundits slam ‘farce’

MANCHESTER: The International Cricket Council defended the farcical finish to India’s World Cup win over Pakistan after rain left Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side with a seemingly impossible task on Sunday. Pakistan were 166 for six, chasing an initial target of 337, when rain stopped play after 35 overs. Had the match ...

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Helicopter crashes on roof of New York City high rise

NEW YORK: The New York City Fire Department said firefighters were on the scene of the crash landing in midtown Manhattan, which took place in rainy weather. The department said on Twitter one fatality had been reported. Dozens of emergency vehicles swarmed the area around Seventh Avenue between 51st and ...

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