Saturday, 19 January 2019

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Iran says US threats against N.Korea are danger to world

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that threats by the United States had pushed North Korea to test nuclear weapons and were a “dangerous game for the entire world”. “Why has North Korea chosen this path today which has worried people in East Asia? It is because of threats against ...

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UN Chief Urges Myanmar To Give Legal Status To Rohingyas

NEW YORK: UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on Myanmar government to grant either nationality or legal status to the Muslims of Rakhine state and voiced concern over the violence that has forced nearly 125,000 people to flee to Bangladesh. Secretary-General Guterres said he is “deeply concerned” about the security, ...

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Boy, 14, dies after double shooting in east London

LONDON: A schoolboy who was left fighting for his life after a shooting in east London has died. Corey Junior Davis, 14, died in hospital on Tuesday night, a day after he was shot in the head with a shotgun in Forest Gate. He and his friend were attacked in Moore ...

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Trump ends amnesty for 800,000 young immigrants

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump ended an amnesty protecting 800,000 people brought to the United States illegally as minors from deportation, prompting a political firestorm. The US leader – who had promised to act “with great heart” in the case of the so-called “Dreamers,” many of whom have lived most of ...

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Lesotho’s army chief shot dead by rival soldiers

MASERU: Lesotho’s army commander was shot dead by rival officers at a military barracks Tuesday, an official told, in an apparent assassination set to revive instability in the mountainous African kingdom. “The commander (Khoantle Motsomotso) has been declared dead,” a military official who declined to be named told media, adding ...

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U.S. envoy tells U.N.: North Korean leader is ‘begging for war’

NEW YORK: North Korea’s leader is “begging for war,” the U.S. ambassador said Monday at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, as members called for punishing the country with even stronger sanctions for its powerful nuclear test. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.S. would look at countries doing ...

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Prince William and Kate expecting third child

LONDON: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting a third child, their office said. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child,” Kensington Palace said in a statement. “The Queen and members ...

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Caribbean islands, Florida brace for fierce Hurricane Irma

NEW YORK: Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced for a possible onslaught. Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, ...

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New York vows to sue Trump over immigrant children protections

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has decided to end a popular program that shields hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation, while deferring enforcement for six months. The online news outlet said the plan would give Congress, where many in his own party support the so-called “Dreamers” program, ...

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