Wednesday, 22 November 2017


ISI, RAW’s ex-chiefs urge Pakistan, India to re-start dialogue


AS Dulat, former RAW chief (left), LSE academic Mukulika Banerjee (centre) and Ehsan-ul-Haq, former ISI chief (right), in London LONDON: Former spy chiefs of Pakistan and India have said that the diplomatic talks and communications between the two countries are essential and helpful for the national interest of both the countries. ...

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‘I Am Spanish’: Thousands in Barcelona Protest a Push for Independence


  BARCELON: Catalonia’s silent supporters of Spanish unity found their voice on Sunday, thronging into the center of Barcelona as part of a huge rally that reverberated with chants in support of a united Spanish state and against agitators for independence. They demonstrated solidarity with the vilified national police and ...

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Natural History Museum crash: Car hits people in London

History Museum

LONDON: Several people have been injured after a car reportedly ploughed into people outside London’s Natural History Museum. Scotland Yard said that “a number of pedestrians have been injured” in an incident in Exhibition Road in South Kensington shortly after 2.20pm. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Officers are on scene, ...

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British tourist faces jail for touching hip in Dubai bar


DUBAI: A Scot is facing a three-year jail sentence in Dubai after putting his hand on a man in a bar so he did not “bump and spill drinks”, according to his representatives. Campaign group Detained in Dubai said Jamie Harron, from Stirling, was arrested for public indecency after touching ...

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North Korea preparing long-range missile test


MOSCOW: North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying on Friday (Oct 6). Anton Morozov, a member of the Russian lower house of ...

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Swedish journalist Kim Wall’s decapitated head is found


Danish submarine owner and inventor Peter Madsen, and murdered Swedish journalist Kim Wall. DENMARK: In a grisly case worthy of a Nordic noir thriller, Copenhagen police inspector Jens Moller Jensen told reporters divers had found bags containing her missing clothes, her head and legs in Koge Bay, south of the ...

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British Pakistani ‘MasterChef 2017’ writing her own cookbook


MANCHESTER: A British Pakistani doctor, who has been crowned 2017’s MasterChef champion after beating 64 amateur cooks, is now venturing on to produce her own Mughal inspired cookbook, “Khazana”. Dr Saliha Ahmed, 29, is a junior doctor and mother of one, triumphed in the final of MasterChef after defeating two ...

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Catalonia referendum: Spain regrets injuries in police crackdown

Catalonia referendum

MADRID: A top Spanish government official in Catalonia has expressed regret about those injured when police cracked down on people taking part in a banned referendum on the region’s independence Oct. 1. Interior Ministry delegate in Catalonia, Enric Millo tempered the comments Friday by saying the Catalan government was responsible ...

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Anti-nuclear campaign group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Anti-nuclear campaign group

GENEVA: The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war and the spread of weapons to North Korea, awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to a little-known campaign group seeking a global ban on nuclear arms. The award for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear ...

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Lack of access to Myanmar’s Rakhine state ‘unacceptable’: UN


GENEVA: The lack of humanitarian access granted by Myanmar’s government to Rakhine state, where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled violence, is “unacceptable”, the UN said Friday. “The access we have in northern Rakhine state is unacceptable”, the head of the United Nations humanitarian office, Mark Lowcock, ...

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