Thursday, 19 July 2018

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Sadiq Khan calls for easier UK visas for Indian students

LONDON: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan called on the UK government to add India to the list of low-risk countries offered a more simplified student visa application process, asserting that it is vital the country maintains its reputation for higher education excellence. In a letter to UK Home Secretary Sajid ...

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Sharif family to stay in jail till election, Pakistani court adjourns appeals

LONDON: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) adjourned till the last week of July appeals by jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retired) Safdar against their conviction for corruption. The decision means that Sharif, until recently the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), ...

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UAE Man wears burqa to spy on wife

DUBAI: A man who was caught wearing a woman’s abaya, niqab and gloves at a Dubai Metro station has been fined Dh2,000. According to the investigation, the man was unable to enter the Metro station because he was caught by the police. The Asian sales manager admitted to wearing the ...

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Five killed after South Korean military helicopter crashed

SEOUL: A military helicopter crashed in South Korea, killing five people on Tuesday. Another person on board was injured and rushed to a nearby hospital, with severe cuts to his face and knees. The helicopter was on a test flight after repairs, the Marine Corps told Yonhap. It was flying ...

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British PM wins key Brexit vote despite ongoing rebellion

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly survived another crunch Brexit vote in parliament Tuesday, as she struggles to unify her divided party around her strategy for leaving the European Union. The Conservative government defeated an amendment introduced by its own backbench MPs to a future trade policy bill which ...

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Ukraine anti-corruption activist attacked with green liquid

(REUTERS) KIEV: A top Ukrainian anti-corruption activist said he suffered chemical burns when an assailant threw green liquid in his face as he took part in a demonstration outside a prosecutor’s office in Kiev. Most of Vitaliy Shabunin’s face and his left hand were covered in bright green stains similar ...

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In Policy Shift, US Open To Meeting With Taliban

WASHINGTON: The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, US officials said. That marks a tactical shift by the Trump administration, which has previously only appeared willing to participate ...

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Russian agent arrested in Washington

WASHINGTON: A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with US citizens and infiltrating political groups, the US Justice Department said on Monday. Maria Butina allegedly worked at the direction of a high-level ...

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Peru declares state of emergency on Colombian border

LIMA: Peru has declared a 60-day state of emergency on its border with Colombia in order to guarantee security in a region rife with drug trafficking. President Martin Vizcarra on Monday said the measure was “because there are security problems” created by Colombian citizens crossing the border and there was ...

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At summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

FINLAND: President Donald Trump refused to confront Vladimir Putin over meddling in the US election at their first face to face summit, publicly challenging the findings of the US intelligence community and triggering bipartisan outrage at home. The US and Russian presidents came out of their meeting in Helsinki Monday ...

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