Thursday, 28 May 2020

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8 dead in New York City truck attack; mayor calls it act of terror

NEW YORK: Police and witnesses say a man deliberately drove a rented truck onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring at least 12 others, then emerged from the vehicle screaming and brandishing imitation firearms before being shot by police. ...

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Prince William, Kate Will Celebrate Halloween With Kids

LONDON: Prince William and Kate Middleton will enforce their own Halloween tradition. According to OK! royal expert Christina Reeves, Halloween is not an occasion that a household would have celebrated. However, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may impose their own approach for the holiday. For Reeves, Prince William and ...

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Catalan leaders to be tried for rebellion, says Spain state prosecutor

MADRID: Spain’s state prosecutor said on Monday that he would seek charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement against members of Catalonia’s ousted secessionist government, pushing the crisis over the region’s independence declaration into an uncertain new phase. Chief prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza said he would ask judges for preventive measures against the ...

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Kuwait cabinet resigns after no-confidence vote

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait ‘s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Monday accepted his government’s resignation, a week after a fresh dispute broke out in the oil-rich Gulf state’s parliament. Ministers including premier Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah, who has headed the government since 2011, will serve in a caretaker government until ...

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Iran meeting nuclear deal commitments: IAEA chief

ABU DHABI: Iran is fulfilling its commitments under the nuclear deal with world powers and inspectors are not facing any problems in their verification efforts, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s director-general said on Monday. “The IAEA can state that such nuclear-related commitments are being implemented,” Yukiya Amano told a news ...

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Carbon Pollution Touched 800,000 Year Record in 2016, WMO Says

LONDON: Carbon dioxide levels surged to their highest level in at least 800,000 years because of pollution caused by humans and a strong El Nino event, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Concentrations of the greenhouse gas increased at a record speed in 2016 to reach an average of 403.3 ...

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At least five dead as storm hits central Europe

PRAGUE: At least five people died in a windstorm that hit central Europe on Sunday, causing widespread power outages and traffic disruptions. In the Czech Republic, falling trees killed a woman in a forest near the central city of Trebic and an elderly man on the street in Jicin northeast ...

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PM May Demands End to Sexual Harassment at Top of Politics

LONDON: Theresa May said sexual harassment among top politicians can’t be tolerated any longer as she battles to control the fallout from claims of inappropriate behavior in Parliament. The U.K. prime minister proposed a set of rules to protect staff and colleagues of lawmakers, and ordered an inquiry into a ...

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