Thursday, 28 May 2020

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‘Unstunned’ halal meat banned in school meals by Lancashire council

PRESTON: An English council has voted to ban schools from serving halal meat from animals that are not stunned before slaughter. It follows an impassioned debate between the Muslim community and those arguing the practice is “abhorrent” and “inhumane.” The proposal to ban halal meat from unstunned animals was brought ...

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11 jailed for assassination attempt on Bangladesh PM

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi court on Sunday sentenced 11 people to 20 years imprisonment for attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 28 years ago at her family residence. The Dhaka court also handed down life imprisonment to the accused for blasting bombs on the same day in 1989 at the ...

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Taliban Kill 28 Afghan Police as Attacks Escalate Nationwide

KABUL: Taliban militants stormed police checkpoints late Saturday and before dawn Sunday in three provinces of Afghanistan, killing 28 policemen in the latest in a series of attacks across the country. Tens of heavily equipped insurgents, including holders of night-vision rifles, initially began sporadic shooting at three police checkpoints and ...

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Russia test-fires ‘Topol’ ICBM with new advanced warhead

MOSCOW: Russia has conducted a successful test launch of the RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile, the Defense Ministry said in a statement, adding that the test data would be used for the development of future missile penetration aids. The test launch was performed at the Kapustin Yar range in Russia’s ...

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Five-day royal funeral of late King kicks off in Thailand

BANGKOK: Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will receive a lavish send-off this week during a spectacular five-day funeral centred on a cremation at a gilded pyre in Bangkok’s historic heart on Thursday (Oct 26). Steeped in centuries of royal tradition and overseen by strict palace protocols, the elaborate US$90 million ...

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Japanese student sues over school’s order to dye hair black

TOKYO: A teenager in Japan has taken local authorities to court after her school told her to dye her hair black or face exclusion. The 18-year-old, who has naturally brown hair, is seeking 2.2m yen (£14,700) in damages from the Osaka prefectural government in western Japan due to anguish caused ...

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Spanish leader asks Senate for power to take over Catalonia

BARCELONA: In an extraordinary showdown over the future of the country, the Spanish and Catalan parliaments staged dueling sessions Friday – as the central government pressed for permission to take over control of the breakaway region, and the secessionists in Catalonia threatened to declare independence. In Madrid, Prime Minister Mariano ...

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JFK assassination documents released, but sensitive documents blocked

  WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has delayed the release of hundreds of “sensitive” files about the assassination of President John F Kennedy. The US President approved the release of 2,800 other files related to the 1963 killing but has placed the other records under a six-month review after appeals from the ...

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UK Couple Who Swapped Violent Messages Guilty of Attack Plot

LONDON: A young husband and wife who traded phone messages about carrying out beheadings have been convicted of plotting an attack in Britain. A jury in London convicted Madihah Taheer on Thursday of preparing an act of terrorism. Her husband, Ummariyat Mirza, pleaded guilty to the same charge at an ...

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