Saturday, 16 December 2017

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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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Pakistan hopes Trump will help resolve Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday expressed its hope that the United States President-elect Donald Trump will keep his word, and help resolve the Kashmir issue with India after assuming power in January. Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, while addressing a weekly news briefing here on Thursday, said that the new ...

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China home to 9 million ‘left-behind’ children

BEIJING – More than nine million children have been “left behind” in China’s countryside by parents who have moved to its towns and cities to find work, Beijing said Thursday. The plight of such children, who are usually looked after by grandparents but sometimes have no guardians at all, is ...

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Five shot in downtown Seattle near scene of anti-Trump protests

A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night following an argument and wounded five people not far from protests over the surprise victory of Republican Donald Trump NEW YORK: A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night following an argument and wounded five people, not far ...

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Some Americans look to Canada, NZ as Trump surges to victory

TORONTO: Canada’s main immigration website remained down on Wednesday and New Zealand reported increased traffic to its website for residency visas from US nationals as Donald Trump surged to victory in the US presidential election. Americans have often vowed to leave the country if their chosen candidate doesn’t win the ...

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Clinton supporters on Trump victory: ‘I’m without words’

Hillary Clinton supporters across America have been sharing their deep disappointment after Donald Trump was elected to be the country’s 45th president. “It’s going to take me a long time to get over this. It really will,” said Jayne Braswell in Brandon, Florida. Sitting alongside her, Oneida Holman was equally ...

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Trump and Obama to meet for White House talks

NEW YORK: President-elect Donald Trump will meet Barack Obama in the White House later where they will discuss January’s handover of power. Their talks in the Oval Office are scheduled to begin at 11am (4pm UK time), as First Lady Michelle Obama hosts Melania Trump in the residence. Thousands took ...

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Teenage joggers struck and killed by car in Aldershot

The crash happened in Queen’s Avenue near Aldershot Military Stadium shortly after 19:10 GMT HAMPSHIRE: Two teenage girls have died after being struck by a car while jogging. The victims, who have not been identified, were fatally injured in Aldershot, Hampshire, just after 19:10 GMT on Tuesday. The girls were ...

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Triumphant Donald Trump elected US President, Clinton concedes

President of the United States Donald Trump Republican Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States on Wednesday in a shocking defeat of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, AP and The Guardian reported. Hillary Clinton called the president-elect, and conceded the race to Trump. Addressing a crowd at ...

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