Thursday, 22 August 2019

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Gibraltar refuses US request to seize Iranian tanker

BRUSSELS: Gibraltar refused on Sunday a US request to seize the Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West, as the stationary vessel raised an Iranian flag ahead of its expected departure from the British territory. British Royal Marines seized the vessel in Gibraltar in July on ...

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Katy Perry accused of sexually harassing Georgian woman

LONDON: Katy Perry is being accused of sexually harassing a female TV host just days after her male ‘Teenage Dream’ co-star claimed she sexually assaulted him. The ‘I Kissed a Girl’ hit-maker has not publicly addressed the allegations, but some of her associates have denied the first, on her behalf. ...

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Pakistani man hailed as hero for tackling gunman in Norway mosque shooting

Retired Pakistani Air Force officer Mohammad Rafiq , 65, approached the attacker first, the mosque said. “I suddenly heard shooting from outside,” Rafiq told the reporters. He intercepted and grabbed the gunman, who stuck his finger in Rafiq’s eye. Another man ran up to help. “The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a ...

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Babar Azam scores century as Somerset beat Hampshire

SOUTHAMPTON: Pakistan’s Babar Azam slammed his second Twenty20 century to set up Somerset’s victory against Hampshire in the T20 Blast in England. Babar, the No.1 batsman on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings, carried his bat for a career-high 102* in 55 balls in Southampton on Friday, 9 August. The milestone ...

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Venice bans large cruise ships from historic centre

PARIS: Large cruise ships are to be banned from entering Venice’s historic centre, the Italian government says. Ships weighing more than 1,000 tonnes will be rerouted away from certain waterways from September. The move follows an accident in June in which a ship collided with a dock, injuring five people. ...

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Hong Kong airport cancels 100 flights amid ongoing protests

The Hong Kong International Airport canceled more than 100 flights on Monday morning, according to a statement issued by one of the world’s busiest airports. “Potential circumstances on Monday, 5 August might affect airport operation. The Airport Authority advises passengers to check with their airlines for the latest flight information, ...

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AMIR NOT A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR YOUNG CRICKETERS: KAMRAN AKMAL

KARACHI: Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has criticised Mohammad Amir for quitting Test cricket at the tender age of 27, saying that the fast bowler’s decision “has not left a good example for young cricketers”. Akmal, in an interview with CricketPakistan, said that Amir has made the wrong call by retiring from the five-day ...

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United States to extend Iran nuclear waivers for 90 days

WASHINGTON: US National Security Adviser John Bolton announced Wednesday that the United States will extend its key sanctions waivers for five Iranian nuclear programs for a total of 90 days. “I think the idea here is we are watching those nuclear activities very, very closely,” Bolton said in an interview ...

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Boeing reports biggest-ever loss as 737 MAX grounding drags on

WASHINGTON: Boeing reported its biggest loss ever as the 737 MAX crisis drags on, and the company warned it could be forced to temporarily halt production of the plane if the grounding is extended much longer. The aviation giant’s troubles have been mounting since the MAX was taken out of ...

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