Thursday, 22 August 2019

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World powers meet Iran in Vienna to salvage nuclear deal

VIENNA: Representatives from Europe, China and Russia, which are still committed to the Iran nuclear deal, were meeting Sunday with Iran’s representative in Vienna to discuss how to salvage the unravelling accord. The diplomats are examining issues linked to the implementation of the nuclear accord after Iran surpassed the uranium ...

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30 killed, 15 missing after China landslide

BEIJING: At least 36 people are now known to have died in a landslide that struck a village in southern China. State-run local media also report that 15 people have been missing since a wave of mud buried more than 20 houses in the province of Guizhou. Chinese authorities told ...

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Moscow police arrest hundreds at rally for fair elections

MOSCOW: Russian police arrested more than 300 people as they gathered in Moscow on Saturday to demand free and fair elections, a monitor said, following a crackdown on the opposition. The rally comes a week after the capital’s biggest demonstration in years, when some 22,000 people protested the authorities’ decision to ...

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US approves $125mn support for Pakistan’s F-16 warplanes

WASHINGTON: The United States approved $125 million worth of technical and logistics support for Pakistan’s F-16 warplanes, days after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s successful visit to Washington. Approval to support US-built aircraft was approved by the US State Department and announced simultaneously by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency. “The State Department ...

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Fake Asian Cab Driver Sexually Assaulting Woman, Jailed

MANCHESTER: Fake taxi driver Nadeem Sultan, aged 46, of Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, was jailed on July 24, 2019, for two years after sexually assaulting a woman. Chester Crown Court heard he sexually assaulted the 22-year-old woman who on her way home from Chester. In the early hours of December ...

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China warns of war in case of move toward Taiwan independence

BEIJING: China’s defense ministry warned that it was ready for war if there was a move toward Taiwan’s independence, accusing the United States of undermining global stability and denouncing its arms sales to the self-ruled island. This month, the Pentagon said the U.S. State Department had approved sales of weapons ...

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Netherlands and Belgium record highest ever temperatures

AMSTERDAM: The Netherlands and Belgium have recorded their highest ever temperatures as the second extreme heatwave in consecutive months to be linked by scientists to the climate emergency advances across the continent. The Dutch meteorological service, KNMI, said the temperature reached 39.1C (102F) at Gilze-Rijen airbase near the southern city ...

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Royal Navy to escort UK-flagged ships in Gulf strait

Britain ordered its navy to escort UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz after Iranian soldiers seized a tanker in the flashpoint entrance to the Gulf. “The Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz, either individually or in groups, should sufficient notice be ...

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Boris Johnson promises start of ‘golden age’

LONDON: Boris Johnson has promised the “beginning of a new golden age”, as he made his first Commons statement as PM. Speaking to MPs, Mr Johnson said his government would throw itself into Brexit negotiations with energy, while Michael Gove would lead on no-deal planning as a “top priority”. He ...

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California woman killing daughter to ‘remove demons’

CALIFORNIA: A California woman has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing her three-year-old daughter, who was left in a hot car for nearly 10 hours to cleanse her of demons, officials said. Angela Phakhin had been convicted in June of the first-degree murder of Maiya ...

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