Thursday, 27 February 2020

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Hope fades in search for Mexico quake survivors

MEXICO CITY: Time pressed on Mexico on Thursday as rescuers looking for survivors picked through the rubble of buildings felled by a powerful earthquake two days earlier, with hopes fading as the hours rolled by. Authorities put the death toll from Tuesday’s 7.1-magnitude quake at 272 people, but it was ...

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Indian-origin UK MP lobbying for direct flights between Amritsar and UK

JALANDHAR: After raising the issue of resumption of direct flights between Amritsar and UK with ministers in the Indian government and Punjab government, Slough MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi is now lobbying with airlines in UK and urging them to start the direct flights. During his meetings with the senior officials ...

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Faryal apologises to Amir’s family in last bid to save their marriage

LONDON: After keep mum for some time, Faryal Makhdoom recently posted a lengthy message on Twitter wherein she said it was time for them to put their ‘differences behind.’ The pregnant model also apologised for all the ‘infighting’ between her and Amir’s parents, which she revealed has had a ‘terrible effect’ on her marriage. ...

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Pakistan developed short nuclear weapons to counter Indian Cold Start doctrine

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said Pakistan has a fully secure, reliable and robust nuclear command and control system under a full civilian oversight. He was responding to questions after a talk here at the Council for Foreign Relations. He said Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state and has a track record ...

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London Police make sixth arrest in Parsons Green bombing probe

LONDON: The 17-year-old boy was detained after officers executed a warrant at an address in Thornton Heath, south London, at around 12.05am on Thursday. All six remain in custody at a south London police station, Scotland Yard said. Meanwhile officers have begun a search of the property where the teenager ...

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Corbyn premiership spreads caution among Tories

LONDON: Senior members of the UK’s ruling Conservative Party have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to reunite her divided government before Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn takes over her position. May’s cabinet has been riddled with division over the country’s overall strategy to handle Brexit, more than a year after the ...

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Pakistan, Iran agree on negotiated resolution of Afghan issue

NEW YORK: Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Iranian President Muhammad Hassan Rouhani agreed that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict and a politically negotiated settlement was vital for lasting peace in Afghanistan. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 72nd session of ...

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