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Dozens killed in bombing of mosque in Afghan city of Herat

HERAT: A suicide attack on a Jawadia mosque in the city of Herat in western Afghanistan has killed at least 29 people and wounded more than 64, officials have said. More than 1,700 civilians have been killed in attacks in Afghanistan so far this year, hitting confidence in the government ...

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Saudi Arabia seeks to end US lawsuits over 9/11 attacks

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia has asked a US judge to dismiss 25 lawsuits filed against it in relation to its alleged support of the September 11, 2001 attacks, court documents filed late on Monday afternoon show. In a filing in US District Court in Manhattan, lawyers representing Saudi Arabia claim the ...

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Britons face airport delays due to new EU security rules

LONDON: The Government has been urged to pressure EU states to adequately staff their airports as British holidaymakers face more delays due to new security measures. Passengers have queued for up to four hours at airports this week, with some EU states criticised for not bringing in extra staff. The ...

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Gulalai accuses Khan of harassing women party leaders

ISLAMABAD: In a damaging way, PTI MNA Ayesha Gulalai Tuesday levelled serious allegations of harassment of women as well as corruption against Imran Khan and some of his close aides. Gulalai who was elected to the National Assembly on a reserved seat of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) also announced ...

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Husband makes missing Aberdeen woman plea

SCOTLAND: The husband of a missing woman has told how every day it becomes more difficult to understand what has happened to her. Nusrat Jahan was reported missing from her home in Duff Street, Aberdeen, on Thursday evening. The 34-year-old had suggested to a friend that she might head towards ...

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China hits back after Trump’s North Korea tweets

BEIJING: China said US should not link trade to discussions about North Korea s nuclear programme, after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of failing to restrain Pyongyang despite profiting from business with America. “We believe that the North Korea nuclear issue and China-US trade are two issues that are in two ...

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Home Secretary warns internet giants over extremist content

LONDON: Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd will push US tech giants to step up efforts to tackle and remove extremist content online during a visit to Silicon Valley on Tuesday (1 August). At the newly created Global Forum to Counter Terrorism in San Francisco, Rudd will warn tech firms that ...

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Lightning kills 21 as India reels from floods

NEW DELHI: Lightning killed 21 people in eastern India as large swathes of the country reel under the worst floods in years that have left hundreds dead and millions displaced, officials said. Eighteen people were killed in Odisha state, authorities there said. Another three died in Jharkhand state further north. ...

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Moscow minister praises Mayor Sadiq Khan for new London T-charge

LONDON: A Russian environment minister believes London’s new T-charge will “speed-up” the switch to electric vehicles as he praised the capital as a leader in green policies. Anton Kulbachevsky, head of Moscow’s department for environmental management and protection, said the Russian capital wanted to “follow the example” of London but ...

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