Tuesday, 17 September 2019

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Sri Lanka probes ‘longest saree’ wedding for using kids

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan couple is under investigation for deploying hundreds of school children to carry the train of the bride’s saree during a wedding ceremony, authorities said. About 250 students of a state-owned school carried the train of the 3.2-kilometre (two-mile) long saree worn by the bride as she and ...

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May Ends Impasse in Brexit Talks So Real Negotiations Can Begin

BRITAIN and the European Union are set to resume Brexit negotiations next week after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May broke the stalemate in the hope that the real arguments can now begin. In a major speech on Friday that drew guarded praise from Brussels, May signaled for the first time that ...

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Iran defies US, unveils latest missile during parade

TEHRAN: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the country’s president vowed that Tehran would press ahead with its missile program in defiance of US demands to the contrary. The unveiling came during a military parade in ...

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Abortion should not be a crime, says doctors

IRELAND: Abortions should be treated as a medical issue and not a crime, the UK’s leading pregnancy doctors say. Currently in England, Wales and Scotland it is illegal to have a termination without approval from two doctors and could mean a prison term. Abortions should be regulated in line with ...

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Trump, Kim call each other mad

WASHINGTON:  An escalating war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un ratcheted up a notch on Friday as the US president dubbed North Korea’s leader a “madman,” a day after the reclusive regime hinted it may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. Hours earlier, in a rare ...

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British PM Theresa May pays tribute to Benazir at UN

UNITED NATIONS: British Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the United Nations General Assembly the other day and paid tribute to Benazir Bhutto on the tenth year of her death anniversary. In her address, British PM said, “This year is the tenth anniversary of the death of the woman who introduced ...

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Teenager charged over London Underground attack

LONDON: British police said Friday they had charged an 18-year-old man with attempted murder following last week’s bombing of a London Underground train, which injured 30 people. Ahmed Hassan, who was arrested the morning after the attack on September 15, was also charged with use of the explosive triacetone triperoxide ...

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Amir Khan savagely rejects estranged Faryal public apology

BIRMINGHAM: Boxing star Amir Khan has brutally rejected a public apology from his estranged wife, declaring he will be filing for divorce. Speaking in a new Snapchat video, Khan said: “So me and Faryal are not together. I have filed for a divorce.” The 30-year-old boxer’s comments came soon after ...

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Body found in search for missing Kirkcaldy teenager

The body was found in Kirkcaldy on Thursday afternoon close to where 17-year-old Libbi Toledo was last seen 10 days previously. The death is being treated as “unexplained”. Libbi’s devastated mother Judi Toledo had been due to address the media at a press conference at Kirkcaldy police station when it ...

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