Tuesday, 29 September 2020

EPA

Trump announces Bahrain, Israel ‘peace deal’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump announced Friday a “peace deal” between Israel and Bahrain, which becomes the second Arab country to settle with its former foe in the last few weeks. “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal ...

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Above 100 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

YANGON: The bodies of at least 100 jade miners were pulled from the mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday, in one of the worst ever accidents to hit the perilous industry. Scores die each year while working in the country’s lucrative but poorly regulated jade industry, which ...

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Outrage at UK story ‘justifying’ JK Rowling abuse

LONDON: Domestic abuse campaigners on Friday expressed outrage at a front-page story in The Sun where the ex-husband of “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling defended hitting her. Rowling revealed this week that she suffered domestic abuse in her first marriage, and a “serious sexual assault” in her twenties. The Sun ...

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Boycott rallies rock Algeria day before presidential poll

ALGIERS: Algerian police violently dispersed an anti-vote protest in Algiers, on the eve of a widely unpopular presidential election. As a helicopter flew overhead, more than 200 anti-riot police charged protesters assembled outside the capital’s central post office, injuring at least eight people, an AFP journalist said. About 30 protesters ...

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No terrorist motive in The Hague stabbing, say police

No indications have yet been found that the suspect of the stabbing in The Hague had a terrorist motive, the police of The Hague said on Sunday. The suspect, a 35-year-old man without a permanent residence, was arrested around 5:40 p.m. local time on Saturday at a homeless shelter in ...

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Death toll from protests in Iran climbs to 143: Amnesty

TEHRAN: At least 143 people in Iran have been killed since protests broke out earlier this month over the government’s decision to raise fuel prices, Amnesty International said. The human rights organization said in a report that it believes the death toll is significantly higher and is continuing to investigate. ...

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ASX shares extend falls

Australian shares ended lower for the second straight session as investors took money off the table after a recent rally and weak economic growth data out of China took a toll on energy stocks. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.5% lower at 6,649.70, but managed to tack on 0.6% for ...

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Britain, South Korea sign Brexit trade deal

LONDON: Britain and South Korea on Thursday signed a deal that will allow the two countries to keep trading freely after Brexit. The deal rolls over existing provisions under an EU trade deal and protects annual bilateral trade flows worth £14.6 billion (16 billion euros, $17.7 billion) in 2018. The ...

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Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without guardian approval

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will allow women to travel abroad without approval from a male “guardian”, the government said Thursday, ending a restriction that drew international censure and prompted extreme attempts to flee the kingdom. The landmark reform erodes the longstanding guardianship system that renders adult women as legal minors and ...

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