Wednesday, 29 January 2020

BBC

Let your children pursue their dreams: Maya Ali

LOLLYWOOD: Give your children a chance to do what they want, be it acting or anything else, says actor and model Maya Ali. Ali, who has been very honest about her family disapproving of her career in the entertainment industry, recently spoke to BBC Asian Network and shared how she struggled to get ...

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Scottish Asian teen open up about forced marriage

EDINBURGH: Scottish national Asian teen explained that she was forced to marry her cousin in Pakistan at the age of 17 after her parents feared she was becoming “too Western”. Nyla Khan, who is now 30 years old, said she had a “really strict upbringing” in a religious family. She ...

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Boris Johnson promises start of ‘golden age’

LONDON: Boris Johnson has promised the “beginning of a new golden age”, as he made his first Commons statement as PM. Speaking to MPs, Mr Johnson said his government would throw itself into Brexit negotiations with energy, while Michael Gove would lead on no-deal planning as a “top priority”. He ...

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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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