Thursday, 21 November 2019

BBC

Iran issues warning to gasoline-petrol protesters

TEHRAN: Iran’s Interior Minister has warned security officials will step up action against protesters taking to the streets over a new petrol policy. Protests have erupted across Iran after the government unexpectedly announced it was rationing petrol and increasing its price. At least one person has been killed and others ...

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Salmaan Taseer’s son Aatish Taseer loses Indian citizenship

LONDON: Aatish Taseer, British writer-journalist and son of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, has said New Delhi’s decision to cancel his overseas Indian citizenship was part of a “sinister plan”, reported BBC.  The move came after Taseer wrote an article for Time magazine criticising Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to the Indian ...

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Ed Sheeran named richest UK celebrity

LONDON: Ed Sheeran has been named the richest UK celebrity aged 30 or under – with an estimated fortune of £170m. The 28-year-old singer has nearly doubled his wealth over the past 12 months to take the number one spot from Adele, according to Heat magazine. Daniel Radcliffe, 30, is ...

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Australia’s serial killer Ivan Milat dies aged 74

SYDNEY: Ivan Milat, a notorious Australian serial killer who kidnapped and murdered hitchhikers, has died aged 74. Milat had been serving a life sentence for killing seven backpackers between 1989 and 1992 and dumping their bodies in a New South Wales forest. He died of cancer in a Sydney hospital ...

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EU mulls new emergency summit to ‘get Brexit deal done’

BRUSSELS: The European Union is considering a new emergency summit to get a Brexit deal , the BBC reported. EU internal discussions are now focusing on a possible “holding pattern statement” at this week’s EU leaders summit, along the lines of “we’ve made great progress in negotiations but still need ...

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Govt pledges 13bn pounds for 40 new hospitals across England

LONDON: The UK government has pledged 13 billion pounds ($15 billion) for 40 new hospital projects across England in the next decade. Under plans drawn up by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, the 13 billion pounds would be spent on creating “new” hospitals – either with entirely new buildings or revamping ...

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Helpless Kashmiri families fear for their children: report

On August 5, India revoked occupied Kashmir’s autonomy, dividing the disputed territory into two regions to be controlled by New Delhi. Additional troops were flown into the disputed valley before the surprise move. In the weeks since the illegal lockdown, hundreds of Kashmiri politicians and activists have been detained or ...

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‘Pakistan is my home, not India’, Adnan Sami’s son Azaan

LONDON: Music composer Adnan Sami had left Pakistan much earlier and now he has taken Indian citizenship. Now he proudly says that India has given him love and India is his home, not Pakistan where he born. However, his son Azaan has completely different from his father and he has ...

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Indian citizenship list leaves 1.9m people stateless

ASSAM: India has published the final version of a list which effectively strips about 1.9 million people in the north-eastern state of Assam of their citizenship. The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a list of people who can prove they came to the state by 24 March 1971, the ...

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