Tuesday, 19 September 2017


Chinese FM says India should learn lessons from border standoff

China foreign minister

BEIJING: China’s foreign minister said Wednesday he hopes India can “learn lessons” from a recently resolved border standoff and avoid such occurrences in the future, as the leaders of the two Asian giants prepare to meet next week for a summit in southeastern China. Wang Yi, foreign minister made the ...

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Nearly 20,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar


At least 18,500 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and some with bullet wounds, have fled into Bangladesh over the past six days amid renewed fighting in western Myanmar. The figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Wednesday came amid increasing concerns by the international community, with foreign governments and ...

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Princes William and Harry to visit Diana’s memorial garden


LONDON: The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are to pay tribute to their mother, Princess Diana, with a visit to her memorial garden on the eve of the 20th anniversary of her death. Joined by the Duchess of Cambridge, they will tour the White Garden in the grounds of ...

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London station evacuated briefly after small explosion

LONDON: British police evacuated London’s Euston station on Tuesday after a small explosion, most probably caused by an e-cigarette in a bag, prompted a lock-down and sent dozens of armed officers racing to the scene. Britain is on high alert after a series of militant attacks in London and Manchester ...

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Suicide bomber kills four near US embassy in Kabul


KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up on a busy shopping street near the US embassy in central Kabul, Afghanistan Tuesday, killing four people and injuring several others, officials said. It was the latest in a series of deadly attacks to hit the Afghan capital, and comes three months after a ...

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North Korea fires short-range missiles in latest test


SEOUL: North Korea fired several rockets into the sea in the continuation of its rapid nuclear and missile expansion, prompting South Korea to press ahead with military drills involving U.S. troops that have angered Pyongyang. The U.S. Pacific Command revised its initial assessment that the first and third short-range missiles ...

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Met reopens Naji Hussain al-Ali murder case

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LONDON: British police have launched a fresh appeal for information on the murder of a famous Palestinian political cartoonist in London 30 years ago, hoping someone might feel more able to speak up three decades later. Naji Salim Hussain al-Ali, who received a number of death threats for his cartoons ...

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Calls for investigation into mystery Chemical haze

Chemical haze

LONDON: It was a lovely late summer afternoon at a beach in southern England. Sun, surf and not a cloud in the sky – until the strange “chemical haze” drifted in off the sea, that is. It was at that point the beachgoers found their eyes streaming tears and their ...

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