Sunday, 25 February 2018

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US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan

THE HAGUE – US forces may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan from 2003-2004 by torturing prisoners in what appeared to be a deliberate policy, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has said. Unveiling the results of a lengthy initial probe into atrocities in Afghanistan, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda ...

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Egypt court overturns death sentence against former president Mursi

CAIRO: Egypt’s Court of Cassation overturned on Tuesday a death sentence against deposed President Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered a retrial. Mursi was sentenced to death in June 2015 in connection with a mass jail break during the country’s 2011 uprising. The first president to be democratically ...

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Thousands of students carry protests against Trump into second week

LOS ANGELES: Demonstrations protesting the U.S. presidential election victory of Republican Donald Trump entered their second week on Monday, with thousands of students chanting phrases like “Not My President” after walking out of classes across the country. The latest protests came as critics slammed Trump’s selection of right-wing firebrand Stephen ...

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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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