Tuesday, 22 May 2018


Bangladesh PM vows to end ‘drug menace’


DHAKA: Nine suspected traffickers were killed in Bangladesh on Monday in an intensifying crackdown against a “drug menace” that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has likened to the country’s war on homegrown militants. The latest shootings take to 22 the number of alleged traffickers killed since Dhaka last week announced a ...

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US man rams car into his family at restaurant, killing 2


WASHINGTON: A 62-year-old man was under arrest for murder in North Carolina Monday after he allegedly excused himself from a restaurant lunch with his family, then rammed them with his car at high speed – killing his daughter and daughter-in-law. Roger Glenn Self, of Dallas, North Carolina, is being held ...

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Sri Lanka warns of looming foreign debt crisis

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is headed for a debt crisis, the finance ministry warned Sunday, blaming a series of costly projects commissioned by the previous government for record-high repayments. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said payments of capital and interest would reach $2.84 billion this year, mostly to repay loans for extravagant ...

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Japanese man dies on 8th attempt to climb Mount Everest

Mount Everest

KATHMANDU: A Japanese climber, who lost nine fingertips to frostbite in a previous expedition, died on Monday during an attempt to climb Mount Everest, an official said, the second person to die on the world’s highest mountain during the current climbing season. Nobukazu Kuriki, 36, was found dead while sleeping ...

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Woman ate endangered animals to make YouTube money


PHNOM PENH, Cambodia: A Cambodian woman sparked outrage countrywide after she filmed herself skinning, cooking and eating endangered animals in order to earn money on YouTube. She was later arrested by the authorities. Named, Ah Lin Tuch – the woman drew strong criticism on the social media worldwide and her ...

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China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island

China’s air force - bombers

SHANGHAI: China’s air force has landed bombers on islands and reefs in the South China Sea as part of a training exercise in the disputed region, it said in a statement. “A division of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently organized multiple bombers such as the H-6K to ...

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Harry and Meghan shake up royal tradition in star-studded wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds. The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchanged vows in St. George’s Chapel in a ...

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India court jails ex-diplomat for spying for Pakistan


NEW DELHI: An Indian diplomat convicted of passing state secrets to Pakistan’s intelligence services has been jailed for three years, her lawyer said on Sunday. Madhuri Gupta was found guilty in a New Delhi court on Friday of “spying and wrongful communication of information” while posted to the Indian embassy in ...

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French minister comes out as gay on anti-homophobia day


France’s digital minister Mounir Mahjoubi has come out as gay, saying it was important to speak up on the International Day Against Homophobia as a public figure who has himself suffered prejudice in the past. Mahjoubi, at 34 one of the youngest members of President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist government, tweeted ...

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Prince Harry, Meghan Tie The Knot In Dream Wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

LONDON: Their glittering union brings a measure of modern Hollywood glamour into the monarchy, reflected in a ceremony that combined modernity and the ancient rituals of a royal house that traces its line back to 1066. Markle entered the chapel unescorted, dressed in a flowing white wedding gown created by ...

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