Saturday, 19 January 2019

News

Mexico Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 90

MEXICO: Government cargo planes flew in supplies and troops began distributing boxes of food to jittery survivors of an earthquake that destroyed a large part of Juchitan and killed at least 37 people here, even as officials on Sunday raised the nationwide death toll to 90. Some people continued to ...

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Benjamin Netanyahu son criticised for anti-Semitic posts

JERUSALEM: Israeli political leaders lashed out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eldest son Sunday for posting an anti-Semitic caricature aimed at his father’s critics. Yair Netanyahu’s meme shows American Jewish billionaire George Soros and a figure that resembles Nazi depictions of world Jewry manipulating former Prime Minister Ehud Barak and ...

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Slightly injured pope ends Colombia tour with human rights appeal

CARTAGENA, Colombia: Pope Francis, his eye bandaged after a minor accident in the popemobile, wrapped up his trip to Colombia on Sunday appealing for an end to modern forms of slavery and denouncing political violence in neighboring Venezuela. His last day in the Andean country got off to a rocky ...

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Merkel offers German role in Iran-style nuclear talks with North Korea

BERLIN: Angela Merkel has offered German participation in any future nuclear talks with North Korea and suggested that the 2015 agreement with Iran could serve as a model for negotiations. The chancellor’s intervention reflects growing alarm in Europe that Donald Trump is worsening one nuclear crisis by repeated threats to ...

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Responsibility for defeating terror not Pakistan’s only: Corbyn

Pakistan should be treated with respect In a reply to US President Trump’s policies, Britain’s Labour party Chief Jeremy Corbyn, remarked that Pakistan is a country which should be treated respectfully and states should not criticise it. Recently, Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops ...

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Myanmar violence may have killed more than 1,000: UN rapporteur

SEOUL: More than 1,000 people may already have been killed in Rakhine State, mostly from the Rohingya community, a senior United Nations representative told media – around twice the government’s figure. “Perhaps about a thousand or more are already dead,” said Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights ...

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Boxer Amir Khan says filed divorce application from Faryal

LONDON: British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan in a video posted on social media confirmed he has filed an application for divorce from his estranged wife Faryal Makhdoom. The news comes as the latest update to the almost-ending feud between the two, both of whom were engaged in a sparring comprising abuses ...

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Turkey cautions citizens about travel to Germany

BERLIN: Turkey cautioned its citizens on Saturday to take care when traveling to Germany, citing what it said was an upswing in anti-Turkish sentiment ahead of a German national election later this month. The advisory is likely to further exacerbate tensions between the two NATO allies, whose ties have soured ...

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Resham Khan makes remarkable recovery after acid attack

You probably would have seen photos of aspiring model Resham khan who survived an acid attack in June this year in London and pictures of the incident went terribly viral on the internet. While her 37-year-old cousin went through an induced coma and is still recovering, Khan got severe scars ...

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