Wednesday, 5 August 2020

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Amir Khan reveals why he called off divorce with Faryal Makhdoom

LONDON: British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom shocked the world when the couple made headlines this year with the 31-year-old saying that he’s opting for a divorce. After quite a few contradicting statements from the boxer and Makhdoom, the couple announced a few days back that they have called off ...

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Man arrested for trying to climb Buckingham Palace wall

LONDON Police on Tuesday said they have arrested a man for allegedly trying to climb a wall outside Buckingham Palace, noting that it was not a terrorism-related incident. Buckingham Palace is the official home of 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s ...

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50,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled president

BRUSSELS: Around 50,000 protesters have taken to the streets outside EU institutions in Brussels in support of Catalan independence. The demonstration is partly in solidarity with exiled and disputed president Carles Puigdemont, who has himself fled to the EU capital in Belgium and is resisting extradition attempts. But the Thursday ...

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Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

WASHINGTON: Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump’s demand earlier this year to ...

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Bangladeshi man in custody after terror attack on New York transport hub

NEW YORK: A bomb has exploded on a Manhattan subway platform leaving four people injured in a suspected-Isil-inspired attack. The suspected bomber is Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi national who is thought to have lived in the US for seven years. Ullah, who lived in Brooklyn, was armed with a five-inch metal pipe bomb ...

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84% of grooming gang members Asian, Think tank say

LONDON: The vast majority of men convicted of child grooming gang offences in Britain are Asian, according to think tank Quilliam. The new research found differences in the ways in which pedophiles from different ethnic backgrounds operate. Quilliam’s report claims that the “regressive left” denies the problem exists “and threatens ...

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California wildfires now larger than Boston, New York combined

CALIFORNIA: Firefighters are struggling to contain the biggest of six blazes burning in southern California, with the Thomas Fire slipping from 15% containment to 10%. Covering 230,000 acres, the Thomas Fire is now the fifth largest blaze in modern California history. The fires are collectively burning an area larger than ...

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South Korea imposes new sanctions on North Korea

SEOUL: South Korea added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list Monday in a largely symbolic move that is part of efforts to cut off funding for the North’s weapons programs. The government said those added were 20 North Korean groups, including several banks and companies, and ...

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Putin orders beginning of withdrawal from Syria

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a surprise visit to a Russian base in Syria and ordered the start his troops’ withdrawal from the war-torn country. Syrian state TV reported that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with Putin at Khmeimim Air Base southeast of Latakia on Monday morning. Russia’s ...

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