Thursday, 19 July 2018

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Migrants allowed to disembark in Sicily after sharing plan

POZZALLO: Migrants aboard two border patrol ships disembarked in a Sicilian port Monday after a half-dozen European countries promised to take some of them in rather than leave Italy alone to process their asylum claims. Italy’s hard-line, anti-migrant government had kept the two military ships from docking at Pozzallo for ...

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Emirati prince flees to Qatar, exposing tensions in UAE

DOHA/DUBAI: An Emirati prince is seeking asylum in Qatar after fleeing the UAE saying he feared for his life because of a dispute with the rulers of oil-rich Abu Dhabi, The New York Times reported on Sunday. Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad al-Sharqi, 31, is the second son of the Emir of Fujairah, ...

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Arrests after Indian woman gang-raped, burned to death

NEW DELHI: Indian police arrested two men on Monday over the gang rape and burning to death of a woman, the latest shocking crime against females in the country, officials said. Five men allegedly took it in turns to rape the woman after barging into her home early on Saturday, ...

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Prime Minister Theresa May says Trump told her to ‘sue the EU’

LONDON: US President Donald Trump told British Prime Minister Theresa May she should sue the European Union rather than negotiate with them, she said on Sunday. May said Trump’s self-declared “brutal” option in the Brexit negotiations was to sue Brussels, shedding light on his mysterious suggestion that has hung over ...

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Haiti prime minister resigns after deadly violence

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices, triggering a fraught process to form a new government. “I submitted my resignation to the president of the republic,” who has “accepted my resignation,” ...

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Donald Trump discussed Brexit with Queen Elizabeth

(gettyimages) LONDON: US President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because “everybody wants me to” and there are no Democratic candidates who could defeat him, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported. Asked by British journalist Piers Morgan in an interview given on Friday whether he ...

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Tourists charged with stealing bricks from Auschwitz memorial

WARSAW: Two Hungarian tourists have admitted to trying to steal bricks from the ruins of a crematorium at the site of the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, according to police. The 30-year-old woman and 36-year-old man were caught on Saturday (Jul 14) when another pair of foreign tourists saw ...

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Obama to lead celebrations 100 years after Mandela’s birth

CAPE TOWN: South Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth this week with a flagship speech by former US president Barack Obama and an outpouring of memories and tributes to the late anti-apartheid leader. Mandela, who died in 2013, remains a global icon for his long fight against ...

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China floods wreak havoc, block roads and railways

(Reuters) BEIJING: Heavy rain and thunderstorms are wreaking havoc across China, with floods along major rivers destroying bridges, blocking roads and railways and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, state media reported on Saturday. Weather authorities are forecasting more downpours throughout the country on Saturday, with floods and landslides expected ...

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Pakistan’s former PM Nawaz Sharif arrested to serve jail term

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was arrested late Friday as he returned to eastern city of Lahore from London to serve a 10-year jail term on corruption charges, officials said. Sharif, accompanied by his daughter Maryam Nawaz, who was also sentenced to seven years in prison, landed in ...

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