Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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Poland Senate Approves Holocaust Speech Law

Poland Senate Approves Holocaust Speech Law

WARSAW: Even as international pressure mounted on Poland to back away from a new law that would make it illegal to blame Poles for crimes committed by Nazi Germany, the Senate passed the legislation on Thursday. The bill, which sets prison penalties for using phrases like “Polish death camps” to ...

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EU Commission accuses Denmark of illegally buying tanks

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COPENHAGEN: The EU Commission says Denmark has made illegal agreements to purchase tanks, vehicles and artillery for the country’s military. The Commission has sent a formal notice to Denmark over the issue, reports Altinget. According to the purchase agreements, suppliers of the new military equipment must place orders in Denmark in ...

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Security Breach: Top Secret Files Found In Australian Old Cabinet

Top Secret

The Australian government is holding an “urgent investigation” into how thousands of highly classified government documents found their way to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, NPR reported. ABC published a controversial report earlier on Wednesday, detailing how they obtained hundreds of top-secret and highly classified documents in what they dubbed as ...

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Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi’s lakeside villa in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi

YANGON: A man threw a petrol bomb at the lakeside Yangon compound of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, officials said, a rare attack on a national figurehead who enjoys strong domestic support but has drawn global outcry over her reticence to speak up for the Rohingya. There ...

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Powerful earthquake jolts India, Pakistan, Afghanistan

KABUL JOLTED

KABUL/ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan and parts in Pakistan and India, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 0707 GMT near Afghanistan’s northern border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 191 kilometres (119 miles), the USGS said. Frightened ...

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Labour suspend councillor over racist comments towards Anas Sarwar

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MANCHESTER: Labour has suspended a senior councillor after Scottish party leadership candidate Anas Sarwar alleged he had been the victim of racist comments. A Scottish Labour Party spokesman confirmed it has suspended Davie McLachlan, the leader of the party’s group on South Lanarkshire Council. It comes after Anas Sarwar claimed ...

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Stab death girl’s father still in hospital

Stab

LONDON: The father of eight-year-old stabbing victim Mylee Billingham is still being treated in hospital, an inquest hearing has been told. The assistant coroner for the Black Country, Emma Whitting, heard that a “male suspect” – understood to be Mylee’s father Bill Billingham, 54 – was receiving treatment at Birmingham’s ...

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China a Bigger Threat to US Than Russia, Says CIA Boss

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The director of the CIA Mike Pompeo has revealed in an interview with the BBC that China is a “big threat” to the USA just as Russia which has been fingered to have influenced the last presidential polls which brought Donald Trump to power. Pompeo said that China’s efforts to ...

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Super Blue Blood Moon Coming

Super Blue Blood Moon

LONDON: People around the world are hoping for clear skies through which to enjoy a rare celestial event being called a “super blue blood moon”. A blue moon (the second full moon in a calendar month), super moon (the moon around 14% brighter than usual at its closest stage of ...

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