Friday, 20 October 2017

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Oxford college drops Suu Kyi from common room name

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LONDON: The City of London Corporation has also been debating revoking Aung San Suu Kyi’s Honorary Freedom, bestowed upon her earlier this year. The students at the prestigious Oxford University college where Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove her name from the title of ...

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British scientist pleads guilty to 137 online sex abuse charges

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BIRMINGHAM: A British scientist pleaded guilty to 137 criminal offences involving online abuse, including encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy, the National Crime Agency said in a statement. Matthew Falder, 28, who dubbed himself “666devil” and “evilmind” online, blackmailed many of his 50 victims into sending “severe abuse images” ...

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May to urge EU leaders to speed up Brexit talks

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BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May will appeal to European Union leaders at a crunch summit in Brussels on Thursday to push forward the deadlocked Brexit negotiations. At a meeting moved to a new venue at the last minute due to an eruption of toxic gas, May will urge her ...

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Smacking to be banned in Scotland

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MANCHESTER: Smacking children is to be banned in Scotland, the Scottish government has confirmed. The move would make the country the first part of the UK to outlaw the physical punishment of children. Ministers had previously said they did not support parents using physical chastisement, but had “no plans” to ...

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Pak anti-corruption court indicts Sharif, daughter, son-in-law

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were indicted today by an anti-graft court in a corruption case related to the Avenfield property in London. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had registered three cases of corruption and money laundering against 67- year-old Sharif, his family members ...

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Millionaire’s daughter kills six after ramming into crowd

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KHARKIV, Ukraine: A millionaire’s daughter killed six people after she “jumped a red light and rammed into a crowd” at a pedestrian crossing, police say. The 20-year-old’s speeding Lexus struck another vehicle before landing on its wheels and crashing into a group waiting to cross the road. Six were killed, ...

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Malta journalist Daphne Galizia’s sons reject million euro reward

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MALTA: The sons of an investigative journalist killed in a car bomb attack in Malta have refused to endorse a one million euro (£890,000) reward for evidence leading to a conviction in the case. Daphne Caruana Galizia’s three sons have also called for the country’s prime minister to resign. Caruana ...

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