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Modi’s govt drop Indira Gandhi’s name from Oxford centre

NEW DELHI: A centre established by Somerville college in the University of Oxford in 2013 with a £3 million grant from India and named after Indira Gandhi has seen the name of the former prime minister dropped after the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014. The Oxford India ...

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Muslim family assaulted, robbed on board train in India

MUMBAI: A family of Muslims were brutally attacked and robbed on Wednesday in the Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh, India while on-board a train, The Hindu reported. According to a member of the family, Shakir, the men identified the family as Muslim after they noticed veil-clad women accompanying them on ...

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Two Israeli policemen shot dead, gunmen killed

JERUSALEM: Three Arab-Israeli gunmen shot dead two Israeli policemen near one of Jerusalem’s most holy places on Friday, and were then killed by security forces, police said. It was one of the most serious attacks so close to the volatile holy site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and ...

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London: Multiple acid attacks in 90 minutes, suspected arrested

LONDON experienced five seemly random Acid Attacks. In less than an hour and a half, paramedics attended multiple incidents where innocent people in the streets of London became victims of painful acid burns. One victim was described to have a life-changing injury from the acid, 7 News Australia reported. The ...

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Top Republican challenges Trump to prove wiretapping claim

WASHINGTON: A senior Republican lawmaker on Sunday challenged President Donald Trump to prove his claim that his phone was tapped by predecessor Barack Obama during last year´s campaign – or else retract the unsubstantiated allegation. Senator John McCain, a frequent Trump critic, issued his demand in an interview. “The president ...

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Parents of Charlie Gard prepare for fresh legal battle

LONDON: The judge hearing the case of terminally ill Charlie Gard has said it is “absurd” that a dispute over his head size is “undermining” the case. His parents’ lawyer told the High Court Charlie’s mother had regularly measured her son’s head and disagreed with the hospital’s measurements. Doctors have ...

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Indian-origin teenager dies after cheese prank

LONDON: The mother of a boy who died after a severe allergic reaction has demanded answers about whether her son was bullied. Karanbir Cheema, 13, was taken ill at William Perkin C of E High School in Greenford, west London, on 28 June. He was taken to hospital in a life-threatening ...

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‘Black Widow’ confesses to killing husband No 4

KYOTO: A one-time millionairess dubbed the “Black Widow” over the untimely deaths of lovers and a husband, admitted poisoning her last partner at her trial this week in a multiple murder case that has gripped Japan. Chisako Kakehi, 70, has become notorious over accusations she dispatched a number of elderly ...

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Ex-Brazil President sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

BRASILIA: Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a top contender to win next year’s presidential election, was convicted on corruption charges on Wednesday and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison. The ruling marked a stunning fall for Lula, one of the country’s most popular politicians, and a ...

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London acid attack: Fundraising for victims tops £50,000

LONDON: More than £55,000 has been raised for two victims of an acid attack left with life-changing injuries. Resham Khan was celebrating her 21st birthday with her cousin Jameel Muhktar when acid was thrown at them through their car window in Beckton, east London, on 21 June. A total of ...

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