Friday, 22 September 2017

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State of emergency likely to be extended, says French PM

LONDON: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that the country’s state of emergency, imposed after last year’s Paris attacks, will likely be extended as France gears up for presidential elections. “It is difficult today to end the state of emergency,” Valls told media as France marked exactly one year since ...

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Donald Trump Won Because of Facebook

A close and — to pundits, journalists, and Democrats — unexpected victory like Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s is always overdetermined, and no one particular thing pushed Trump over the edge on Tuesday night. His chosen party’s lately increasing openness to explicit white nationalism, the still-recent global-scale failure of the ...

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China vows to implement Paris agreement on climate change

BEIJING: China will continue to be an active player in climate talks and its policies will not be affected by any external changes, a Chinese negotiator at a UN climate change conference said. Chen Zhihua, a member of the Chinese delegation and an official of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, made the ...

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Hillary blames FBI’s Comey for her shock defeat to Trump

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton blamed FBI director James Comey for her stunning defeat in Tuesday’s presidential election in a conference call with her top campaign funders on Saturday, according to two participants who were on the call. Clinton was projected by nearly every national public opinion poll as the heavy ...

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Woman set on fire in Japan restaurant: reports

TOKYO: A man set a woman on fire following an argument in a restaurant in Japan, local media reported Saturday, in a rare act of violence in the country. The 52-year-old Iranian man was seen pouring liquid over his 36-year-old Filipina girlfriend before setting her alight at the eatery in ...

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Four killed as explosion hits largest US base in Afghanistan

KABUL: A Taliban suicide bomber dressed as a laborer blew himself up at the NATO air base at Bagram north of the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least four people and wounding 18, officials said. “An explosive device was detonated on Bagram Airfield resulting in multiple casualties,” the ...

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More anti-Trump protests in New York, Miami, Los Angeles

Demonstrators gather near Trump Tower in New York. New York: Demonstrators took to the streets in New York City to oppose Donald Trump´s election as US president for a fourth straight day Friday. Some 1,200 people gathered in the Washington Square neighborhood of lower Manhattan, some carrying enormous red balloons ...

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‘Very unfair’: Trump reacts as protests surge across US

CHICAGO: President-elect Donald Trump fired back on social media after demonstrators in both red and blue states hit the streets for another round of protests, showing outrage over the Republican’s unexpected win. Demonstrations occurred from Portland, Oregon, to Chicago, to New York and parts in between and each typically drew ...

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Afghan girl raped by police chief

18 years old Afghan girl raped by police chief when she tried to report her own rape LONDON: A young Afghan girl who went to the police station to report being raped was then raped by the district police commissioner in his office, she said on Monday. The 18-year-old, who ...

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Obama, Trump talk to begin power transition

Trump and Obama shake hands in the Oval Office. WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama greeted President-elect Donald Trump at the White House as the first public step in a transition of power after the Republican businessman’s surprise victory in a bitterly fought election campaign. There is no love lost between ...

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