Tuesday, 18 September 2018

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UK-Pakistan partner against money-laundering

ISLAMABAD: The United Kingdom and Pakistan on Monday launched a partnership to track corruption and restart the bilateral transfer of prisoners. During a joint news conference here, Law Minister Barrister Farogh Naseem and British Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that the ‘UK-Pakistan Justice and Accountability Partnership’ would work towards repatriation ...

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UK launches first safe house for child slaves amid security fears

LONDON: A charity announced Britain’s first safe house for trafficked children, aiming to tackle the high number of victims who go missing while in the care of authorities, who campaigners say lack a clear strategy to tackle the crime. As many as two-thirds of all trafficked children rescued and placed in ...

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US, Russia clash at UN over North Korea sanctions

NEW YORK: The United States accused Russia of “cheating” on UN sanctions against North Korea with plans for a railway project, oil transfers and ongoing business dealings with Pyongyang. Russia shot back and charged that Washington was blocking steps to foster cooperation between North and South Korea and using a ...

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Knife attacker wounds Belgian police officer

BRUSSELS:- A Belgian police officer received a knife wound to the head and his alleged attacker was shot and left in a “serious condition” on Monday, Brussels police said. “There is no definitive answer about the identity of the suspect. The suspect’s motives are not known. We have no indication ...

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Trump defends Supreme Court pick after sex assault allegation

US President Donald Trump stood firmly by his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh Monday after allegations that the conservative judge sexually assaulted a woman when they were teenagers threatened to derail the nomination process. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley canceled a vote on Kavanaugh planned for Thursday and said ...

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Canadian Cardinal wants women to train priests in abuse fight

POZNAN: Women should play a greater role in the training of priests to fight the child abuse “crisis” that has engulfed the Catholic Church, Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet has said. More must be done within the church to tackle the root causes of the latest wave of global abuse scandals ...

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Nine hurt in German police eviction of anti-coal protesters

BERLIN:  Nine environmental activists were injured and 34 detained in an operation to evict protesters holed up in forest tree houses in a bid to block the expansion of an open-pit coal mine, police said Sunday. Police officers have mobilized against fierce resistance since the middle of last week to ...

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Australia aged care scandals sparks national probe

SYDNEY: Australia will launch a national inquiry into its scandal-plagued aged care sector, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, following numerous reports of abuse, neglect and mismanagement. The announcement comes a year after a state-run dementia nursing home in South Australia state was shut when an investigation revealed horrific mistreatment of ...

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Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

HONG KONG began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China. The death toll in the Philippines, where the main island of Luzon was ...

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Super Typhoon ‘Mangkhut’ arrives in Philippines

MANILA: A fierce typhoon bringing winds of over 200 km per hour made landfall in the northern Philippines on Saturday, bringing powerful gusts, heavy rainfall and causing power outages in some areas. Super Typhoon Mangkhut, a category 5 storm, entered Cagayan province on the main island of Luzon in the ...

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