Thursday, 15 November 2018

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Monkey kills 12-day-old Indian baby

NEW DELHI: A monkey has snatched a 12-day-old Indian boy from his mother and killed him, police said. “A group of monkeys entered the victim’s house and one of the monkeys snatched the baby from his mother who was breastfeeding him, and ran away with the baby,” said Ajay Kaushal, ...

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India to sell shares of people who migrated to Pakistan, China

NEW DELHI: India’s government said it will sell stocks worth millions of dollars seized from people who moved to Pakistan following partition in 1947 and the wars since, as a way to make up for a shortfall in revenues. The stocks worth at least 30 billion rupees ($412.26 million) are ...

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Up to 507,000 people killed in US wars since 2001

WASHINGTON: Up to 507,000 people have been killed in the US-initiated wars in three countries after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States, according to a report released by Brown University’ Cost of War Project. “Between 480,000 and 507,000 people have been killed in the United States’ ...

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Death toll from California wildfires rises as 130 still missing

The toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history climbed to 59 as authorities released a list of 130 people still missing. Most of those unaccounted for are from the Butte County town of Paradise, in northern California, which was virtually erased from the map by the so-called “Camp ...

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Trump flays Macron over EU army proposal

  MOSCOW-Sputnik: US President Donald Trump reiterated on Tuesday his criticism of his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron’s proposal to create a trans-European army and reproached Europe once again for its reluctance to meet financial commitments within NATO. On Friday, Trump already launched an attack on Macron, calling the French president’s ...

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Smartphones: A double-edged sword for terrorists

Michel MOUTOT:Bombs and guns aside, a smartphone can be a powerful weapon in the hands of a terrorist – but it can also provide intelligence services with the tools to track them down. Three years ago to the day, the Paris attacks of November 13, 2015 remain one of the ...

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CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defense

NEW YORK: A federal judge will hold a hearing Wednesday on CNN’s lawsuit against Donald Trump’s administration alleging the White House violated correspondent Jim Acosta’s constitutional rights by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president. The White House dismissed CNN’s complaint as “grandstanding” and vowed ...

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Firefighters battle blazes on two fronts in California, 50 dead

PARADISE: Thousands of firefighters battled blazes in northern and southern California on Tuesday as body recovery teams searched the remains of houses and charred cars for victims of the deadliest wildfire in the history of the US state. At least 50 deaths have been reported statewide so far from the ...

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