Friday, 22 June 2018

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Former US first lady Barbara Bush dies

WASHINGTON: Former US first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, died on Tuesday, the Bush family said. She was 92. Bush was the wife of the 41st president, George HW Bush, and mother of the 43rd, George W Bush. ...

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Woman dies after Southwest flight experiences engine failure

The engine on a Southwest Airlines plane is inspected as it sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing in Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Amanda Bourman via AP) PHILADELPHIA: A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit ...

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‘Surprising tweets every day’ make things harder’, German FO on Trump

(Photo: dpa) BERLIN: In a wide-ranging interview with Der Spiegel, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas suggested that President Trump’s use of Twitter makes Maas’s work more difficult. After a reporter from Der Spiegel suggested that the United States is “no longer reliable” and that Trump is “unpredictable,” Maas responded: “For me, ...

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Ant McPartlin fined £86k for drink-driving

Ant seen outside court (Picture: Alexander Crawley) LONDON: The 42-year-old TV presenter appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on Monday, flanked by security as he attended Wimbledon Magistrates Court on Monday morning, looking sombre in a black tie and black three-piece suit. The 42-year-old was banned from driving for 20 months and fined ...

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7 inmates killed, 17 injured in deadliest US prison riot

This image shows the Lee Correctional Institution on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Bishopville, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) COLUMBIA: Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for more than seven hours inside a maximum-security prison, leaving seven of them dead, officials said. An inmate who witnessed the riot told ...

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PM Abbasi attends Commonwealth summit in UK

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will lead the Pakistani delegation to the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM-2018) to be held in London from Wednesday to Friday (April 18 to 20). The main theme of the conference is “Towards A Common Future.” Pakistan is one of the founding ...

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Trump morally unfit to be president, Ex-FBI chief says

WASHINGTON: If there was any chance that President Trump and James B. Comey could have avoided all-out war, it ended Sunday night. That was when ABC News aired an interview with Mr. Comey, the president’s fired F.B.I. director, as he uses a publicity blitz for his searing tell-all memoir, “A ...

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Pakistan Army cadet wins ‘International Medal’ at Royal military academy

LONDON: Pakistan Army cadet Sheroz Shahid has clinched overseas International Medal at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) UK. “The award is given for high performance in education, training and physical fitness fields displayed during the training period,” said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement on Friday. “The medal ...

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UK could launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia

LONDON: Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed security sources. Britain’s relations with Russia are at a historic low, after it blamed Russia for a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal ...

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Bomb kills five during football game in Somalia

MOGADISHU: A bomb killed up to five spectators at a football match in southern Somalia, police and a lawmaker said, the first time an explosion has targeted a stadium. The blast went off in the port town of Barawe, in the Lower Shabelle region, when residents were watching a football ...

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