Friday, 15 December 2017

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Feminism is word of year for 2017

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WASHINGTON: Merriam-Webster dictionary on Tuesday announced its word of the year for 2017 is “feminism”. “Feminism” was the word most looked up in its online dictionary throughout the year, generating 70 percent more searches than last year, said Merriam-Webster. The word is defined in Merriam-Webster as “the theory of the ...

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‘Monster’ Fatberg Set To Be Exhibited In London Museum

'Monster' Fatberg London Museum

LONDON: A slice of the “monster” fatberg that clogged up sewers in London is set to go on display in the Museum of London next year. The 130-tonne blob, over 250 meters (820 feet) long, was a congealed mass of waste products and included fat, oil, grease, wet wipes and sanitary products. It was found ...

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Bangladesh police question New York bomber’s wife

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DHAKA: Bangladeshi counter terrorism officers on Tuesday questioned the wife of New York subway bomber Akayed Ullah and said he had visited the family in Dhaka in September. Police said Ullah, an immigrant from Bangladesh who set off a crude bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York ...

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Russia begins troop withdrawal from Syria

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MOSCOW: Russia has begun a partial withdrawal of its troops in Syria under the order of President Vladimir Putin, local media reported on Tuesday. Putin announced the withdrawal during an unannounced visit to the Hmeymim military airfield in Syria on Monday. The first withdrawal includes 23 warplanes, two Ka-52 helicopters, ...

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Amir Khan reveals why he called off divorce with Faryal Makhdoom

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LONDON: British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom shocked the world when the couple made headlines this year with the 31-year-old saying that he’s opting for a divorce. After quite a few contradicting statements from the boxer and Makhdoom, the couple announced a few days back that they have called off ...

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Man arrested for trying to climb Buckingham Palace wall

Buckingham Palace

LONDON Police on Tuesday said they have arrested a man for allegedly trying to climb a wall outside Buckingham Palace, noting that it was not a terrorism-related incident. Buckingham Palace is the official home of 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s ...

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50,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled president

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BRUSSELS: Around 50,000 protesters have taken to the streets outside EU institutions in Brussels in support of Catalan independence. The demonstration is partly in solidarity with exiled and disputed president Carles Puigdemont, who has himself fled to the EU capital in Belgium and is resisting extradition attempts. But the Thursday ...

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Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

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WASHINGTON: Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump’s demand earlier this year to ...

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Bangladeshi man in custody after terror attack on New York transport hub

Akayed Ullah

NEW YORK: A bomb has exploded on a Manhattan subway platform leaving four people injured in a suspected-Isil-inspired attack. The suspected bomber is Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi national who is thought to have lived in the US for seven years. Ullah, who lived in Brooklyn, was armed with a five-inch metal pipe bomb ...

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