Wednesday, 25 April 2018

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Labour suspend councillor over racist comments towards Anas Sarwar

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MANCHESTER: Labour has suspended a senior councillor after Scottish party leadership candidate Anas Sarwar alleged he had been the victim of racist comments. A Scottish Labour Party spokesman confirmed it has suspended Davie McLachlan, the leader of the party’s group on South Lanarkshire Council. It comes after Anas Sarwar claimed ...

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Stab death girl’s father still in hospital

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LONDON: The father of eight-year-old stabbing victim Mylee Billingham is still being treated in hospital, an inquest hearing has been told. The assistant coroner for the Black Country, Emma Whitting, heard that a “male suspect” – understood to be Mylee’s father Bill Billingham, 54 – was receiving treatment at Birmingham’s ...

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China a Bigger Threat to US Than Russia, Says CIA Boss

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The director of the CIA Mike Pompeo has revealed in an interview with the BBC that China is a “big threat” to the USA just as Russia which has been fingered to have influenced the last presidential polls which brought Donald Trump to power. Pompeo said that China’s efforts to ...

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Super Blue Blood Moon Coming

Super Blue Blood Moon

LONDON: People around the world are hoping for clear skies through which to enjoy a rare celestial event being called a “super blue blood moon”. A blue moon (the second full moon in a calendar month), super moon (the moon around 14% brighter than usual at its closest stage of ...

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Manchester attack hero jailed for stealing from victims

Chris Parker

MANCHESTER: The homeless man initially hailed as a hero following last year’s Manchester terror attack – until it was revealed he actually stole from dying victims – will have a home in jail for the next four years. Chris Parker, 33, claimed he sprang into action after the terror bombing ...

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Cyprus election: Anastasiades and Malas go to runoff

Cyprus elections runoff

NICOSIA: The race for president in Cyprus will go to a runoff vote after incumbent conservative Nicos Anastasiades won the first round but failed to muster an outright majority in a poll overshadowed by high abstention. With all of the votes counted, Anastasiades secured 35.5 percent of the vote on ...

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Nine dead in Mexico shooting: official

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MONTERREY: Authorities investigating the slaying of nine men at a house in Monterrey, Mexico said small local drug-trafficking groups appeared to be involved but not major drug cartels. The men were watching a football match on television on Saturday when armed attackers burst into the house, herded women into the ...

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US to resume refugee admissions from 11 ‘high-risk’ countries

Migrants women from Syria walk with their children in a refugee camp in Kokkinotrimithia, outside of the capital Nicosia, in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Cyprus police say a 36-year-old man was arrested Sunday for allegedly driving one of a pair of boats that brought 305 Syrian refugees to the island's northwestern coast. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

WASHINGTON: The United States will resume admissions for refugees from 11 countries identified as presenting a high security risk, but with extra vetting for these mostly Middle Eastern and African nations, senior U.S. officials said on Monday. The changes came after a 90-day review of refugee admissions from Egypt, Iran, ...

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French climber saved on killer mountain in dramatic rescue

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ISLAMABAD: An elite group of climbers saved a French mountaineer in a daring night-time rescue on a Pakistan peak nicknamed “killer mountain”, but officials on Sunday (Jan 28) called off the search for a second missing climber. The team of Polish climbers with support from the Pakistani military launched the attempt ...

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