Saturday, 24 June 2017

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Sadiq Khan to shut 50 per cent of police station front counters

SADIQ KHAN

LONDON: Sadiq Khan is planning to close half of London’s remaining 73 police station front counters, it emerged on Thursday. The Mayor’s officials are drawing up a blueprint to keep just one 24-hour police station open to the public in every borough. Four additional front counters would be retained across ...

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Suicide car bomb outside Afghan bank kills at least 29

Afghanistan

KABUL: A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday at a bank in Afghanistan’s Helmand province as Afghan troops and government workers waited to collect their pay ahead of a major Muslim holiday, killing at least 29 people, officials said. Most of the casualties in the explosion near the bank in the ...

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Police use stun gun on attack suspect at Regent’s Park mosque

Regent's Park Mosque

LONDON: Police using a stun gun have detained a man suspected of attacking worshippers at a mosque in central London. The incident comes at a time of heightened tension after the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park. The man was found outside Regent’s Park mosque, brandishing a shoe horn he had ...

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UN chief urges Pakistan, India to resolve Kashmir issue

General Assembly Seventieth session Informal Dialogues with Candidates for the Position of Secretary-General: Mr. Antonio Guterres

Panel L to R:
Mr. Antonio Guterres, former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the seventieth session of the General Assembly.
Ms. Catherine Pollard, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management

UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has suggested meetings with Indian and Pakistani leaders in order to assist dialogue between the two opponents over the Kashmir dispute. At his first press conference of this kind at the UN headquarters on Tuesday he was asked: “Are you involved in ...

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Brits face ban from all-inclusive holidays over fake poisoning claims

food-poisoning

LONDON: A “British problem” of false food poisoning claims means hoteliers abroad could bar UK holidaymakers from their resorts, according to the travel industry. Holiday firms have reported a surge in legal action – mostly involving claims management companies (CMCs) representing all-inclusive holiday customers. Such holidaymakers are often targeted by ...

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Saudi King Fires Nephew, Names Son As Crown Prince

Mohammed bin Salman

Riyadh: Saudi King Salman ousted his nephew as crown prince on Wednesday and installed his son Mohammed bin Salman – the first of a new generation set for power in a conservative kingdom used to ageing leaders. His appointment completes a gradual removal of powers from Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, ...

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Paris Champs-Elysees attack: Four relatives arrested

Champs-Elysees attack

PARIS: French police detained the ex-wife, father, brother and sister-in-law of the man behind Monday’s attack on a Gendarmerie van on Paris’ Champs-Elysees. The family members were taken into custody after being questioned by police at the family home, according to judicial sources. Adam D. drove a white Renault Megane into a Gendarmerie van ...

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PM May condemns sickening terror attack on Muslims

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has described the Finsbury Park attack on Muslim worshippers that injured 10 people, two of them seriously, as a “sickening” terrorist attack. A man driving a rented van swerved into a group of people shortly after midnight on Monday as they left prayers at the Muslim Welfare ...

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Finsbury Park terror suspect Darren is not a racist, says family

Darren-Osborne

LONDON: The family of Darren Osborne, the man arrested in connection to the terror attack in Finsbury Park, claim “he is not a racist”. The father-of-four was apprehended in the moments after a van ploughed into worshippers outside the Finsbury Park Mosque killing one man and injuring at least 10 ...

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First flying car to hit the skies in 2018

flying car

PARIS: From “The Jetsons” to “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, flying cars have long captured the imagination. While several futuristic projects are under way in different countries, a Dutch design may be the first one sold and soaring into the skies. After years of testing, the PAL-V company aims to pip ...

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