Wednesday, 24 January 2018

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WikiLeaks’ Assange questioned by prosecutors

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was being questioned by prosecutors on Monday at the Ecuadoran embassy in London in the latest twist in the long-running legal battle over a rape allegation against him. Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren, who will be present while Assange is questioned by an Ecuadoran prosecutor, entered ...

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First woman to fly China’s J-10 fighter killed in crash

BEIJING – The first woman to fly China’s J-10 fighter plane was killed in a crash during an aerobatics training exercise, state-run media reported Monday. Yu Xu, 30, a member of the Chinese air force’s “August 1st” aerobatic display team, ejected from her aircraft during a training exercise in the ...

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Kerry in Oman for Yemen peace talks

MUSCAT: US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with officials in Oman on efforts to end Yemen’s 19-month conflict, state media in Muscat said. Kerry and Oman’s Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi discussed the “peaceful and humanitarian role played by the sultanate in Yemen,” ONA state news agency reported. ...

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Super Moon to be sighted today

KARACHI: There will be Super Moon today evening at 18:52 PST after a gap of sixty-eight years to be next seen on November 25, 2034. Meteorological Office reported, the moon will be seen bigger and brighter because it will be at the closest distance from the earth. When the moon ...

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Trump vows to deport 3 million immigrants ‘immediately’

NEW YORK: US President-elect Donald Trump has said that he will deport two to three million undocumented immigrants “immediately” upon taking office. He also insisted that a wall will be built between the United States and Mexico. In his first television interview since winning the presidential election on Tuesday, Donald ...

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Two dead after NZ quake, residents flee tsunami

CHRISTCHURCH:  At least two people were killed and more fatalities were feared after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand just after midnight Monday, while residents in coastal areas fled following tsunami warnings. As dawn broke there was scant information from many rural villages in the South Island, which were ...

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Shah Noorani shrine closed to visitors

QUETTA/KHUZDAR: Even as army personnel and teams from other organisations and departments completed their rescue operation at the Shah Noorani shrine, which was hit by a devastating suicide attack the previous day, Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri ordered its closure until proper security arrangements were made at the religious ...

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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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