Wednesday, 23 August 2017


Pakistan Defies Trump’s New War Strategy As Afghans Cheer


WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s decision to intensify US involvement in Afghanistan has met with doubts and frustration in Pakistan as officials in Afghanistan widely welcomed the new war plan and foresee it a step forward towards putting more pressure on the militant groups and countries that Afghan government believes are harboring ...

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Briton ‘arrested at Turkish airport after coins find’

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ANKARA: A British tourist has been arrested in Turkey after he reportedly attempted to fly home with coins he found while snorkelling. Toby Robyns was detained at Bodrum airport on Friday on suspicion of “finding Turkish artefacts without notifying authorities”. The 52-year-old father-of-five, from Southwick, West Sussex, discovered the 13 coins while ...

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Phoenix Police fire pepper spray to disperse protesters

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PHOENIX: Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday after being pelted with rocks and bottles, police said. Police have not given an estimate of the number of protesters, but Arizona media said there were several thousand. “People ...

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In reversal, Trump wants more troops in Afghanistan


WASHINGTON: Faced with the stark possibility that the U.S.-backed Afghanistan regime could fail, President Donald Trump unveiled Monday what he described as a new approach to halt “the re-emergence of safe havens that enable terrorists to threaten America.” In a major reversal of his longstanding doubts about U.S. involvement in ...

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‘Bigger attack was planned’, Barcelona terror suspect tells court


BARCELONA: A man accused of being involved in the terror attacks in Spain has told a courtroom that a bigger atrocity was planned, according to judicial sources. Mohamed Houli Chemlal reportedly confessed to police and a judge under questioning at Madrid’s National Court. The 21-year-old is one of four detained ...

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3 children pulled from rubble after Italian earthquake


MILAN: Firefighters in Italy freed a seven-month-old baby and his two older brothers from rubble early Tuesday following a 4.3-magnitude quake on the resort island of Ischia off Naples. Firefighters dug with their bare hands to get the eldest brother, Ciro, about two hours after they freed his younger brother, Mattias, and ...

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Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful, Indian court rules


NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional. The five senior judges of different faiths deliberated for three months before issuing an order in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced through the practice ...

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Man on drug charges after teen girl found dead in Omagh

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A Co Tyrone teenager who died at the weekend was described as a “loving person” who “put a smile on everyone’s face”. Emma Doogan (19) passed away suddenly at Meelmore Drive in Omagh on Saturday afternoon. Police investigating her death arrested and charged a 24-year-old man with a number of ...

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Will go back to Pakistan after completing my studies: Malala

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LONDON: Pakistani Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai stated that she will return to Pakistan after completion of her studies. Malala was recently accepted in University of Oxford for higher studies. While talking to a private TV channel, she said that after completing her study she will go to Pakistan. “I want ...

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