Sunday, 19 August 2018

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London Mayor launches bid to create world’s first National Park City

LONDON: Mayor Sadiq Khan has today unveiled the first London-wide Environment Strategy, featuring a new £9m ‘Greener City Fund’ to transform the capital into the world’s first ‘National Park City’. Speaking this morning in Hackney, Khan promised that by 2050 more than 50 per cent of London’s surface area would be ...

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Egypt train collision kills 36

ALEXANDRIA: At least 36 people were killed as two trains collided Friday outside the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, in one of the deadliest in a string of such accidents in Egypt, the health ministry said. The crash also injured 123 people, the ministry said in a statement. Footage on the ...

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Amir and Faryal, Back together

LONDON: The very public fallout between boxer Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom has taken another turn, as it now looks like the texts that ignited their split were fake. For context, Amir alleged on Twitter last week that Faryal was texting Anthony Joshua behind his back, something the ...

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Schoolgirl jailed after pouring acid into rival’s viola case

A “wicked” Scottish schoolgirl has been jailed over an acid attack that left another student scarred for life. Emily Bowen, 18, poured drain cleaner into a viola case owned by fellow student Molly Young in response to news that Molly was dating her former boyfriend. The incident left Molly with ...

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U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Said to Kill 16 Civilians

JALALABAD: Afghan officials said on Friday that American warplanes killed 16 civilians as they tried to flee an area in eastern Afghanistan controlled by Islamic State militants, but the United States military insisted the dead had been extremist fighters. Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of Haska Meena District in the ...

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UK will remain long-standing friend of Pakistan, says Theresa May

LONDON: British Prime Minister, Theresa May says the United Kingdom will remain a long-standing and dependable friend of Pakistan. The British Prime Minister said Pakistan and the United Kingdom have deep ties with shared history and future. She pointed out that as Pakistan celebrates its 70th anniversary, we also celebrate ...

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China Warns U.S. Over Navy Patrol in South China Sea

BEIJING: As the Trump administration pressed China to curb North Korea, Beijing issued its own warning over another festering dispute on Friday, saying that American naval operations in the South China Sea would only force it to deepen its military buildup there. The warning came after a United States Navy ...

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Tube fire at Oxford Circus leaves two people in hospital

LONDON: Two people were taken to hospital after a fire broke out on a train at a Tube station. An electrical fault caused grey smoke to billow out of the Bakerloo line train as passengers stood in dark, smoke-filled carriages covering their faces with items of clothing. People waiting on ...

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