Wednesday, 12 December 2018

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Malala receives Harvard University’s 2018 Gleitsman Award

Malala Yousafzai made Pakistan proud for the umpteenth time when was recognised by Harvard University for her work promoting girls’ education. She received the 2018 Gleitsman Award from Harvard’s Kennedy School. The Gleitsman Award has a $125,000 prize for activism that has improved quality of life around the world. In ...

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Philippines arrests US priest accused of abusing altar boys

  MANILA: Philippines: Philippine immigration authorities have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys in a remote central town in a case one official described as “shocking and appalling.” The Rev. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks, who has been indicted in Ohio for illicit sexual conduct in ...

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China to land on dark side of Moon

CHINA is about to be the first nation to land on the dark side of the Moon. But Beijing is being unusually secretive about the event – not even confirming its suspected launch date this weekend. China’s National Space Administration is believed to be targeting the robotic lander at the ...

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Student threatening to commit suicide surrenders

MOSCOW : A knife-wielding high school student in southeastern Moscow has been talked down from committing suicide and persuaded to surrender to the authorities, the Russian Interior Ministry’s Moscow office told Sputnik on Thursday. “As a result of negotiations, arranged by police officers, the teenager has been persuaded to back ...

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All Kabul votes in election declared invalid

KABUL: All the votes cast in Kabul during the October parliamentary elections have been declared invalid by the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC), local media reported. According to the TOLOnews broadcaster, the votes were nullified because of fraud that was detected in the city. Media also noted that there were ...

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Suicide car bombing kills 3 in Iran’s Chabahar

TEHRAN: A suicide car bomber attacked a police headquarters in the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar on Thursday, killing at least three people and wounding several others, state TV reported. State television broke into its regular broadcast to report the attack, as such assaults are rare in the Islamic ...

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USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy after sex-abuse scandal

WASHINGTON: The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in an effort to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to avoid its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic Committee. USA Gymnastics filed the petition in Indianapolis, where it is based. It ...

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Six missing after two US warplanes crash off Japan

TOKYO: Six US marines were missing after two American military aircraft crashed on Thursday during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, said officials. The two planes – an F-18 fighter and a C-130 tanker – were involved in a “mishap about 200 miles off of the coast of ...

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Police arrest around 90 in anti-mafia raids

MOSCOW-Sputnik: The coordinated operation resulted in the arrest of some 90 suspected mobsters and is the product of two years of intelligence gathering. Police launched a string of anti-mafia raids, targeting the notorious criminal franchise in Italy, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands, according to authorities. The operation was coordinated by ...

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Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi crown prince allies over Khashoggi

MOSCOW: An Istanbul court on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for two figures close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman over their alleged involvement in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, media reported. According to the Anadolu news agency, the decision followed an appeal made by the Istanbul Chief ...

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