Friday, 16 November 2018

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Student shoots police officer dead at University in Texas

CALIFORNIA: A student shot a police officer to death at Texas Tech University in Lubbock and the campus was placed on lockdown before the suspect was arrested, officials said. Texas Tech police went to check on the welfare of the student earlier on Monday and, after discovering drugs, the officers ...

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Malala Yousafzai attends first lecture at Oxford University

LONDON: Education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai has attended her first lecture at the University of Oxford five years after she was shot by the Taliban. The 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner tweeted a photo of three philosophy books on Monday. She wrote: “5 years ago, I was shot in an ...

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Cornwall man accused of killing adopted baby

CARDIFF: A court has heard claims a Cornwall man killed his baby daughter, just two weeks after formally adopting the tot. Matthew Scully-Hicks from Delabole denies murdering 18-month-old old Elsie at the home he shared with his husband in Cardiff. The 31-year-old is accused of causing “catastrophic head injuries”, following ...

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Spreading California wildfires kill 10, 100 missing, thousands evacuate

  Wildfires Leave 26K Without Gas, Nearly 100K Without Electricity NAPA: More than a dozen fast-moving wildfires tearing through California’s wine country have killed at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes, authorities said Monday. A Northern California county says it has received more than 100 missing-person reports as family and ...

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US-Turkey tensions boil over after arrest of consulate employee

WASHINGTON: When they met last month in New York, President Trump hailed what he called his “personal relationship” with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and said the United States and Turkey were “as close as we have ever been.” Erdogan called Trump “my dear friend Donald.” Close observers of Ankara ...

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Mesmerising air show marks 70 years of PAK-UK ties

LONDON/KARACHI: The UK’s Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, commonly known as the Red Arrows, put on a dazzling air show in Karachi, marking 70 years of friendship between the United Kingdom and Pakistan. The event took place at Sea View Beach and was open to the public. The Red Arrows are ...

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Bob Corker says US on course for World War III with Trump at helm

A top Republican lawmaker warned Sunday that US President Donald Trump’s impulsive threats against other countries could set America “on the path to World War III,” in comments capping an unusually hostile and public feud between the pair on social media. Bob Corker, who chairs the powerful Senate Foreign Relations ...

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Pittsburgh student found dead inside home

PITTSBURGE: A 20-year-old University of Pittsburgh student died Sunday in what Pittsburgh police are calling a homicide. The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office identified the woman as Alina Sheykhet. Investigators went to a residence in 3500 block of Cable Place at 8:56 a.m. where they found the woman unresponsive on the ...

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Turkey, US suspend visa services in tit-for-tat fallout

ANKARA/WASHINGTON: Turkey on Sunday suspended non-immigrant visa services at all Turkish diplomatic facilities in the United States, in a tit-for-tat move amid escalating tensions between the NATO allies. Just hours after the US mission to Turkey announced it was restricting visa services, saying that recent events had forced it to ...

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Kim Jong Un praises nuclear program, promotes sister

SEOUL: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un said his nuclear weapons were a “powerful deterrent” that guaranteed its sovereignty, state media reported on Sunday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said “only one thing will work” in dealing with the isolated country. Trump did not make clear to what he ...

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