Tuesday, 23 October 2018

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Nepal to ban porn sites to curb rising rape cases

The Nepalese government said on Friday that it will block the publication and dissemination of pornographic content in the country, citing an increase in incidents of rape. The Ministry for Information and Communication issued a release citing pornographic content to be the reason for rape. “The Criminal Code 2071 article ...

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Jailed Briton Laura Plummer loses Egypt drug appeal

CAIRO: A British woman jailed for smuggling painkiller tablets into Egypt has lost an appeal against her conviction. Laura Plummer, 34, from Hull, was jailed for three years after being caught taking almost 300 Tramadol tablets into the country in 2016. She had hoped Egypt’s appeal court in Cairo would ...

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Swedish parliament ousts PM in vote of no-confidence

STOCKHOLM: Sweden’s centre-right opposition and the far right ousted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday, as the left and right blocs wrangle over who can form a new government after neither won a majority in September 9 elections. Lofven’s departure was widely anticipated. Since election ...

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Indian vice air chief accidentally shoots himself

NEW DELHI: The vice chief of Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Marshal S B Deo, has accidentally shot himself in his thigh, Indian media said. The reports added that Deo was rushed to a military hospital in Delhi where he underwent a surgery. However, his  condition is said to be ...

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Bangladeshi professor held for Facebook comments on PM

CHITTAGONG: A Bangladeshi university lecturer has been suspended and detained for making allegedly derogatory remarks on Facebook about the prime minister, his lawyer said. A ruling-party activist filed a case against Maidul Islam under Bangladesh’s notorious internet laws, which critics say are aimed at stifling dissent. The assistant sociology professor ...

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EU, China and Russia in move to sidestep US sanctions on Iran

NEW YORK: The European Union, Iran, China and Russia have set out a plan to sidestep unilateral US sanctions designed to cripple the Iranian economy and force the Iranians to renegotiate the nuclear deal signed in 2015. European diplomats hope the proposed measure – known as a special purpose vehicle ...

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UN members laugh at Donald Trump

UNITED NATIONS: Donald Trump, whose political ascent has been full of firsts, on Tuesday achieved another rare feat – bringing laughter to the solemn UN General Assembly. Delivering his address to the annual gathering of UN heads of state, Trump began in the hyperbolic style of a domestic campaign as ...

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Men wanted for killing and torturing kangaroos in Australia

SYDNEY: Three men accused of torturing and killing kangaroos are being hunted by police in Australia, just days after a man was arrested for intentionally mowing down emus in another high-profile animal cruelty case. Police in Western Australia on Wednesday released images of the men wanted for questioning over separate ...

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EU launches Asia strategy to rival China’s ‘new Silk Road’

BRUSSELS: As doubts grow over China’s vast “Belt and Road” trade infrastructure project, the EU is launching an alternative plan for Asia that it says will not saddle countries with debt they cannot repay. EU member countries are expected to sign off on the new “Asia connectivity strategy” – which ...

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UK Home Secretary to propose limitless access for EU migrants

  LONDON-Sputnik: UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid is set to address the cabinet with a proposal to allow migrants from the European Union to enter the United Kingdom without any limits for 30 months if the sides to the Brexit talks fail to reach an agreement, media reported on Monday. ...

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