Saturday, 21 April 2018

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Merkel condemns attack on 2 Jewish men in Berlin

Angela Merkel

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday sharply condemned a street assault in Berlin on two young men wearing Jewish skullcaps that has stoked the debate about anti-Semitism in the country. A video of the attack Tuesday showing one of the victims being whipped with a belt quickly went viral. ...

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At least four killed after rebel-army gun battle in Kashmir


SRINAGAR: Indian-administered Kashmir – Four civilians and an Indian soldier were killed in a gun battle in southern Kashmir, sparking mass protests across the region in which dozens were wounded during clashes with security forces. Inspector General of Police told the civilians were killed in the crossfire after soldiers confronted ...

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Two killed in shooting at Central Michigan University


MOUNT PLEASANT: Two people have been shot dead on the campus of Central Michigan University in the US state of Michigan – and police say the suspect is still at large. “There has been a report of shots fired at Campbell Hall on campus. Suspect is still at large, police ...

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Powerful earthquake hits central Papua New Guinea

Powerful earthquake hits central Papua New Guinea

A magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck south-west of Porgera on early Monday morning. (Geoscience Australia Earthquakes)   WELLINGTON: A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea’s Southern Highlands province, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, prompting oil and gas companies to immediately suspend operations in the energy-rich interior. The tremor hit near ...

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British teen skier dies after falling from cliff in French Alps


PARIS: A 13-year-old British boy has died after falling from a cliff in the French Alps while his 10-year-old brother survived, authorities say. The local gendarmerie said overnight searches by about 30 police and mountain rescue officers led to discovering the children early on Sunday at the foot of a ...

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Suicide attack at Montenegro US embassy

US Embassy in Montenegro

PODGORICA: An attacker has hurled an explosive device at the US embassy in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica and then killed himself with another bomb, the Montenegrin government says. Both devices were probably hand grenades, the first thrown into the embassy yard and the second, which killed the attacker, in the ...

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Pakistan’s top court rules against disqualified PM


KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has announced the verdict on Election Act 2017 earlier on Wednesday and has declared that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was ineligible to head the PML-N, his own political party. The Supreme Court ruled that a person disqualified under Article 62 and 63 of ...

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Former Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand, emergency declared in Christchurch


CHRISTCHURCH: Emergency has been declared in Christchurch as remnants of Cyclone Gita hit New Zealand. “The full impact of the storm will be felt overnight and tomorrow morning,” said Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel. She urged residents in low-lying areas to leave, stating that “We are expecting homes to be flooded.” ...

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Chinese approved as official language of Pakistan


BEIJING/ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani Senate approved a motion to declare Mandarin as one of the official languages of Pakistan. With this move, Pakistan has accepted Mandarin as the fourth official language after English, Urdu and Arabic. As per the Pakistani media, this has been done to further strengthen the relations between ...

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‘Bajwa doctrine’ helps Pakistan stand up to US: British think-tank

General Qamar Javed Bajwa

LONDON: Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a British think-tank, in an analysis stated that the Pakistan Army under the “Bajwa doctrine” Pakistan appears far more confident than it was when the US threatened then president General (r) Pervez Musharraf and coerced the country into cooperating. In a report published on ...

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