Saturday, 29 April 2017

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Wealthy Pakistani Couple Jailed in UK for Fraud

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LONDON: Wealthy Pakistani asylum seekers with £250,000 in savings who claimed asylum in Britain before taking £40,000-a-year in benefits have been jailed six months apart to prevent their children going into care. Syed Zaidi, 41, and wife Rizwana Kamal, 40, claimed they were being persecuted in their Pakistan homeland. They ...

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EU Leaders Agree Firm Brexit Negotiating Stance

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European Summit: The leaders took less than an hour to reach an agreement BRUSSELS: European Union leaders have unanimously agreed to adopt a “firm” negotiating approach for Brexit talks with the UK. On Saturday the heads of the remaining 27 states approved within a minute the draft guidlines issued by ...

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Germany bans civil servants, judges, soldiers from wearing Burqa

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BERLIN: Germany’s Bundestag lower house of parliament agreed to a draft law on Thursday that will prevent civil servants, judges, and soldiers in Germany from wearing full-face veils at work as part of security measures what they call a “precaution” to prevent extremist attacks. The move comes after Chancellor Angela ...

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Woman shot by police during terror raid in London

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  LONDON: A woman in her twenties has been shot by police and four people arrested during terror raids in London and Kent. The injured suspect is being held under police guard after being rushed to hospital in a serious condition following the swoop at a north London address. Police ...

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Police arrest knifeman near Houses of Parliament

LONDON: Police swooped on a man armed with knives metres away from the Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday, arresting him on suspicion of preparing “acts of terrorism”. The 27-year-old man was pinned to the ground in the middle of the road close to the Treasury and entrances to ...

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Man livestreams murder of baby daughter on FB before committing suicide

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A Thai man broadcast a video of himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook then committing suicide, with the content reportedly being available to view for 24 hours before being taken down. The social media giant is under mounting pressure to deal with inappropriate posts. The footage showed Wuttisan Wongtalay ...

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Giant rabbit dies mysteriously on board United Airlines flight

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  LONDON: A 3-foot-long giant rabbit died at a United Airlines pet holding facility in Chicago following a flight from London, in another embarrassment for the airline as it struggles with a global backlash this month over a passenger dragged from his seat. The 10-month-old Continental Giant breed rabbit named ...

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PM May says pensioner incomes will rise, avoids hard commitment

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LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that old age pension payments would continue to rise if her party wins a June 8 election, but avoided renewing a pledge made by her predecessor that mandates a minimum 2.5 percent annual rise. Since June 2010, Britain’s state pension has ...

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