Sunday, 31 May 2020

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John Tomlin who hurled acid over cousins admits attack

LONDON: An acid attacker has admitted seriously injuring a model and her cousin by throwing the substance at them through a car window. Resham Khan and Jameel Muhktar suffered scars on their faces and bodies after the assault on Ms Khan’s 21st birthday in Beckton, east London. John Tomlin, 25, ...

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No change in Pakistan behaviour despite Trump tough line, says US general

WASHINGTON: Acknowledging that Pakistanis have “been engaged in a very tough fight against extremism inside their own country,” top US general in Afghanistan John Nicholson said he had not seen any significant changes from Islamabad. Members of the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network still hide out on the Pakistan side of the ...

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Man charged in New York truck attack pleads not guilty

The Uzbek immigrant accused of mowing down eight people in a truck attack in New York City last month has pleaded not guilty to murder and other criminal charges. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, entered his plea on November 28 before U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick in Manhattan. He faces 22 counts ...

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North Korea says new missile puts all of US in striking range

PYONGYANG: North Korea said it has successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of “striking the whole US mainland”. Pyongyang claimed the nuclear-capable missile, known as Hwasong-15, is the most powerful weapon it has ever tested. In a broadcast on state television, the isolated state added that the new ICBM ...

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China permits tours to South Korea as relations warm

BEIJING: China is resuming limited tour group travel to South Korea , a sign of warming relations which were strained by Seoul’s installation of a US missile defence system. Tour group operators in Beijing said Tuesday the city’s tourism bureau had told them they could resume booking group visits to ...

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UK pledges £12 million to tackle overseas violence against women

Penny Mordaunt: ‘Today we are stepping up our leadership’ LONDON: New support measures have been announced to tackle the “global scandal” of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Up to £12 million will be given to a UN fund over three years to support its work against crimes including female ...

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Indian horror over for pirate hunter Billy

CHENNAI: Yvonne MacHugh has been fighting for four years to get Mr Irving home, since he was arrested with colleagues while working as security guard on ships to combat piracy in the Indian Ocean. The 37-year-old and five other former British soldiers – known as the Chennai Six – jailed ...

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Welsh teenager found guilty of five terror offences

BIRMINGHAM: A teenager accused of preparing to carry out an Isis-inspired terror attack in Cardiff has been found guilty of five terror offences. The 17-year-old was convicted of encouraging terrorism online and possessing a record of terrorist information. Jurors at Birmingham Crown Court also convicted the 17-year-old of preparing for ...

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Indonesia extend Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities on Tuesday extended the closure of the international airport on the resort island of Bali for a second day over fears of a volcanic eruption. Bali s Ngurah Rai airport will remain closed until at least Wednesday morning local time. “The Volcanic Ash Advisory shows that the plane ...

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Pope Francis to meet Myanmar’s Suu Kyi amid Rohingya crackdown

YANGON: Pope Francis will be meeting with leaders of Myanmar’s different religious communities at the Catholic archbishop’s residence in Yangon. He arrived in the country on Monday and is scheduled to meet separately Tuesday with the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital. Myanmar is predominantly Buddhist with ...

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