Saturday, 24 August 2019

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Man stabbed near British government offices in London

LONDON: A man was stabbed near British government offices in central London, police said, adding the incident was not thought to be terrorism-related. Police said they were called to Marsham Street where the Home Office (interior ministry) is located after a report of a man armed with a knife. They ...

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Indian government ends Kashmir’s special status

NEW DELHI: Amid escalating tension in occupied Kashmir following deployment of tens of thousands of additional troops, the Indian government on Monday has ended special status of the valley while scrapping articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution. In a malicious attempt to turn Muslim majority into minority in Kashmir, ...

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US woman infuriated over bail granted to rape convict in India

NEW DELHI: A US woman, who was sexually assaulted by an Indian politician’s nephew in New Delhi back in 2013, has now come out against the “corrupt” Indian legal system for granting him bail and claiming that the country does not support women who go through the tragic ordeal. The victim ...

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Trump again offers to mediate between Pakistan, India on Kashmir issue

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has again offered to mediate between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir dispute. “If they [Pakistan and India] wanted somebody to intervene or to help them,” Trump said in response to a question from a reporter at the White House about his earlier offer to mediate the ...

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Blasts hit Bangkok as city hosts major security meeting

BANGKOK: Six bomb blasts wounded at least four people at three sites in Bangkok on Friday, as the Thai capital hosted a Southeast Asian security meeting with top diplomats from the United States, China and other world powers. The first small explosions were heard during rush hour, just before 9 ...

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At least four dead in California food festival shooting

CALIFORNIA: At least four people were killed, including a suspected gunman, and several others were injured after shooting at a food festival in California on Sunday. A video posted on social media showed people running for cover as shots were heard in the background, a Reuters report said. Fifteen more ...

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Son of Australian police chief, US girlfriend found dead in Canada

TORONTO: Two homicide victims found this week in western Canada were the son of a high-ranking Australian police official and the young man´s US girlfriend, Canadian police said. The bodies of Lucas Robertson Fowler, a 23-year-old Sydney native, and Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, from the US state of North Carolina, ...

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Japan ‘hell’ fire killed dozens trying to escape

KYOTO (AFP) – Details emerged Friday of a horrifying inferno that tore through a Japanese animation firm and killed dozens, with people jumping out of the three-storey building and others trapped in a staircase unable to escape. Eyewitnesses described a fire that was like “looking at hell,” after a man ...

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