Saturday, 17 March 2018


India leads global decline in child marriages: UN


An underaged bride, right, stands with family members during her marriage at a Hindu temple near Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh state, India.. A significant fall in child marriages in South Asia has reduced the rate of marriage for girls globally, the UN children’s agency said Tuesday. (AP/Prakash Hatvalne) NEW DELHI: A ...

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France sets legal age of sexual consent at 15


Women demonstrate to call for a legislative change to set a minimum legal age for sexual consent. AFP PARIS: France plans to make 15 the age of sexual consent after a public outcry over two cases of sex involving 11-year-old girls, Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa said on Monday.. After public ...

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Sri Lanka declares state of emergency


COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Tuesday declared a nationwide state of emergency to quell anti-Muslim riots that have killed at least two people and damaged dozens of mosques and homes, a minister said. “The cabinet of ministers decided on tough measures, including a 10-day nationwide state of emergency ,” Minister of City Planning ...

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Thousands of British homes without water as snow thaw bursts pipes

Thousands of British homes without water as snow thaw bursts pipes

Thousands of households across Britain suffered water supply problems after pipes burst when snow thawed and normal weather conditions returned to the country. The worst snowstorms in nearly 30 years had frozen water in pipes last week, water suppliers said, during a blast of Siberian cold dubbed “the Beast from ...

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Louvre brings ‘unprecedented’ show to Tehran

France’s Le Drian in Tehran

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani received visiting French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday in Tehran and the two discussed bilateral relations. Journalists flooded Iran´s National Museum on Monday for the arrival of more than 50 artworks from the Louvre – the first major show by a Western museum ...

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Two police officers killed in Colombia car bombing


CALDONO: Two Colombian police officers were killed Saturday when criminals bombed their car, then hurled grenades and strafed it with gunfire, local authorities said. The officers were near the town of Caldono, in southwestern Colombia , when their vehicle was “attacked with an explosive,” the police said in a statement. ...

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Malaysia to end missing plane search by June

Malaysia missing plane

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian official says the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 by a US company will likely end in June, as families of passengers marked the fourth anniversary of the plane’s disappearance with renewed hope that the world’s biggest aviation mystery will be solved. Malaysia in January inked ...

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QCI Head of UK management Mirza Hussain flying out to Pakistan


LONDON: Mr Mirza Hussain head of UK management for Qurtaba City Islamabad at Heathrow flying out to Pakistan for site inspections and further planning of the project. Qurtaba City Islamabad offering state of the art facilities, brilliant in design and architecture and yet conceptualized on the basis of brotherhood, harmony ...

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Italians cast votes in uncertain elections


ROME: Italians began voting on Sunday in one of the country’s most uncertain elections ever, with far-right and populist parties expected to make major gains and Silvio Berlusconi set to play a leading role. Clashes between far-right and anti-fascist activists have marred a gloomy campaign dominated by fears about immigration ...

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Monica Lewinsky Speaks About Her Affair with Bill Clinton

MONICA Bill Clinton

WASHINGTON: Monica Lewinsky, former White House intern, whose name circulated the American media 20 years ago when her sexual relationship with former President Bill Clinton became public, wrote in a new essay for Vanity Fair, saying the #MeToo movement has made her ponder over her affair with Clinton. “I now see ...

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