Thursday, 18 October 2018

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Finsbury Park: One dead, several injured in horrific van attack

LONDON: One man has died after a white hire van hit 11 worshippers leaving a Muslim welfare centre in north London. The Metropolitan Police said eight people have been taken to hospital after the collision at the junction of Whadcoat Street and Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park. A further two ...

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Grenfell Tower fire: Sadiq Khan says ‘questions need to be answered’

LONDON: London mayor Sadiq Khan has said “questions need to be answered” after firefighters were unable to access the upper floors of a burning 24-storey tower block in west London where several people have died. Desperate residents were seen throwing themselves and their children from windows at Grenfell Tower, near ...

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IS leader Al-Baghdadi reportedly killed in Russia-led airstrike

MOSCOW: The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday it is checking on information indicating that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was reportedly killed in a Russia-led airstrike in Syria. Russian Su-34 aircraft and an Su-35 multirole fighter carried out airstrikes near the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) stronghold of Raqqa ...

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Pakistan, Britain enjoy strong strategic relations: Syed Ibne Abbas

LONDON: Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas says Pakistan and Britain enjoy strong strategic relations. In an interview with PTV on Thursday, he said that upcoming era will be the best era for both countries. He said, today, the entire world is acknowledging Pakistan’s strides in war ...

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UN chief says there is no military solution in Afghanistan

KABUL: There is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan that is forcing record numbers of people from their homes, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday, during an unannounced visit to the war-torn country. Guterres’ first visit as secretary general comes as the Afghan government faces internal turmoil, ...

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Several dead, more than 70 injured in London fire

LONDON: Fire engulfed a 24-storey housing block in West London in the early hours on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 74 others in an inferno that trapped residents as they slept. Some residents screamed for help from behind upper floor windows, some tried to throw children to safety, ...

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Bangladesh envoy arrested in NY for abuse, Dhaka protests

NEW YORK: Bangladesh said on Wednesday the arrest of one of its diplomats in New York on charges of labor trafficking and assault appeared to be a violation of an international treaty on the treatment of diplomats. Mohammad Shahedul Islam, the deputy consul general of Bangladesh Consulate General in New ...

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Indian-origin Ameet Jogia Targeted by Racist Voter

LONDON: Ameet Jogia, an Indian-origin Tory candidate, was allegedly subjected to racial abuse after a racist graffiti was drawn on a wall of a voting booth in his own constituency during the UK polls, according to a media report. Jogia, who stood against Labour’s Barry Gardiner in Brent North, was ...

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