Monday, 27 January 2020

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Texas church shooting leaves 26 dead

TEXAS: A shooter killed 26 people at a Texas church and at least eight of those victims were members of the same family, according to a relative and a community leader who both spoke to media. The mass shooting, which happened during a Sunday morning service, shocked the small town ...

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Death toll from Vietnam typhoon nears 50

DANANG: The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. After Typhoon Damrey’s winds tore off roofs, felled trees and ripped up electricity poles, heavy rains brought floods to central Vietnam just days before the region ...

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Faryal vows to teach daughter to be independent woman

LONDON: Faryal Makhdoom, the pregnant estranged wife of boxer Amir Khan, has broken her silence about the recent collapse of her marriage in her first interview. Speaking to a UK-based tabloid newspaper, the 26-year-old revealed she wants to raise her three-year-old daughter, Lamaisah, to be an “independent and strong” woman ...

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Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalonian separatist leader

MADRID: A Spanish judge issued an EU arrest warrant for Catalonia’s deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Friday, a day after he failed to appear for questioning over his role in the region’s tumultuous independence drive. The announcement added to anger and dismay in a second straight night of demonstrations ...

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Landmines threaten million of lives in South Sudan: UN

UN: Some 6 million people in South Sudan live in areas with the presence of landmines and explosive remnants of war, the UN mines agency in the East African country said Saturday. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in South Sudan said decades of conflict have plagued nearly 90 ...

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Brit women faces death penalty in Egypt for taking painkillers

CAIRO: Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull a British tourist she is facing the death penalty in Egypt for because she was carrying painkillers in her suitcase. As she claims the authorities of Egypt forced her after her confession to sign a 38-page Arabic confession beforen they locked her in a tiny cell ...

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Teenager arrested after acid attack on delivery driver

LONDON: Police investigating an acid attack which may have permanently blinded a delivery driver have arrested a teenager. The suspect was held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after the attack in Walthamstow. He was taken to a police station in east London for questioning. The victim of the Walthamstow ...

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Iran denounces CIA ‘fake news’ in Bin Laden files

TEHRAN: Iran has accused the CIA of spreading “fake news” about the Islamic republic with newly declassified files seized in the 2011 raid in Pakistan in which Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed. The CIA on Wednesday released 470,000 additional files found in May 2011 when US Navy SEALs ...

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