Thursday, 16 August 2018

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Mexico votes for new president, leftist rebel favored to win

MEXICO CITY: Mexicans vote for a new president on Sunday in an election tipped to hand power to an anti-establishment outsider who would inject a new dose of nationalism into the government and could sharpen divisions with Donald Trump’s United States. Former Mexico City mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has ...

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Several injured during Iran water protests

TEHRAN: Several people were injured in the southwestern Iranian city of Khorramshahr late Saturday when demonstrators protesting against water pollution clashed with police, Iranian state media reported. The protesters set fire to rubbish bins and damaged public property, prompting police to fire tear gas to disperse them, state-run IRNA news ...

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Air pollution makes millions diabetic every year

LONDON: Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease. Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington ...

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Notorious thief flees French jail by helicopter

PARIS: A notorious career thief who was once France’s most-wanted man pulled off a daring jailbreak on Sunday, fleeing a prison in the Paris area by helicopter, officials said. Redoine Faid, 46, broke out of the prison in Reau in the city’s southeastern suburbs within minutes, helped by a number ...

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Pakistan Army rescues two British mountaineers

HUNZA: The Pakistan Army on Sunday rescued two foreign mountaineers and recovered the body of another climber stuck on Ultar Sar peak in Hunza Valley after an avalanche hit their tent. Bruce Normand and Miller Timothy from the United Kingdom were successfully rescued while an Austrian mountaineer, identified as Christian Huber, succumbed ...

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48 dead in bus crash in India

MUMBAI: As many as 48 people were killed and another 11 injured when an overcrowded bus spun off a slippery road and fell into a deep ravine in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on Sunday. The 28-seater bus was carrying 59 passengers, police said, adding a probe will determine ...

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Oregon right-wingers clash with anti-fascists at march in Portland

(Reuters) PORTLAND: Anti-fascist and right-wing activists clashed in Portland, Oregon on Saturday night as violence broke out during a march in support of a conservative Republican candidate for the US Senate, media reported. Scuffles broke out after anti-fascists pelted marchers from the right-wing Patriot Prayer group with eggs, water bottles ...

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Blast rocks Afghan city killing at least 7

JALALABAD: An explosion in a city in eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting killed at least seven people, officials said Sunday. A hospital official told AFP that seven bodies and several wounded had been taken to the medical facility in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. Ghani’s spokesman ...

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Home Secretary praises Barnardo’s for tackling child criminal exploitation

LONDON: The Home Secretary has praised Barnardo’s for its work supporting and protecting children after the charity revealed it is seeing increasing numbers of cases of children at risk of multiple dangers, including sexual and criminal exploitation. Sajid Javid was the key speaker at Barnardo’s Annual Parliamentary Reception at Portcullis ...

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HUSSAIN MANAWER LAUNCHES THE UK’S LARGEST MENTAL HEALTH FESTIVAL

LONDON: Hussain Manawer, poet and record-breaking mental health campaigner, has launched Hussain’s House Live – the UK’s largest mental health youth festival.  Hussain’s House Live will see 1,300 students from across the UK come together to tackle stigma around cyber bullying, self-care & self-esteem, bereavement, depression and anxiety. The inaugural event, delivered in ...

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