Wednesday, 24 January 2018

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Malala condemns Trump’s decision to ban Muslim refugees from US

BIRMINGHAM: Malala Yousafzai says she is heartbroken by Donald Trump’s decision to ban refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the US. Malala, who is the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, condemned the President’s decision to sign an executive banning immigrants with the purported intent of “keeping radical terrorists ...

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Britain says U.S. immigration curbs do not apply to UK travellers

LONDON: Britain’s Foreign Office said that U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions only applied to individuals travelling from the seven named countries, so people arriving from other countries, including the United Kingdom, would not be subject to more checks regardless of nationality or place of birth. British Foreign Minister Boris ...

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U.S. tempers part of Trump travel ban amid big protests, criticism

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s administration tempered a key element of his move to ban entry of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries in the face of mounting criticism even from some prominent Republicans and protests that drew tens of thousands in major American cities. Trump signed the directive on Friday, ...

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Suspect hunted over ‘despicable’ sex attacks on London buses

LONDON: Detectives have released images of a suspect they are hunting over a string of “despicable” sex attacks on girls and young women on buses. At least six people have made complaints about a man matching the same description on buses in Lewisham and Southwark, southeast London. But the Metropolitan ...

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PM May does ‘not agree’ with Trump’s refugee ban

LONDON: Theresa May has been forced to make a hasty U-turn over Donald Trump’s ban on refugees from Muslim-majority countries, issuing a midnight statement saying she does not agree with the policy. The British prime minister said she would appeal to the US if the ban affected British citizens. “We ...

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Princess Diana statue to mark 20 years since car crash death

LONDON: The sons of the late Princess Diana plan to build a statue to mark the 20th anniversary of her death in a Paris car crash in 1997. Princes William and Harry have commissioned the statue, which will be paid for with private funds and erected in the public gardens ...

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Faryal gives final ultimatum to Amir, fearing more video leaks

LONDON: Boxer Amir Khan’s wife, Faryal Makhdoom, has given him a final ultimatum to choose between her and his family, fearing that another inappropriate video of her husband might leak and cause further strain on their marriage. Earlier this month, a sex tape of the boxer was leaked on a ...

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Theresa May signs £100m fighter jet deal with Turkey

ISTANBUL: Theresa May today signed a fighter jet deal worth up to £100million with Turkey. During a visit to Ankara, the Prime Minister announced that the UK’s BAE Systems will work with Turkish Aerospace Industries on the fighter plane programme, known as TF-X. Mrs May – who was also seeking to ...

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Brexit bill introduced to the House of Commons

LONDON: Brexit secretary David Davis has confirmed a bill on triggering Article 50 has been introduced to the House of Commons. It comes after the Prime Minister suffered defeat in a historic legal battle at the Supreme Court earlier this week – ruling Parliament must vote when to trigger the ...

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