Sunday, 15 September 2019

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Israeli prime minister accidentally admits Syria strikes

BUDAPEST: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught on Wednesday by a live microphone railing against the European Union’s “crazy” insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a precondition for closer ties. Netanyahu was meeting with leaders of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia at a regional summit. Netanyahu ...

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Prince Charles launches arts education project for Pakistan

LONDON: The Prince of Wales Charles has launched an arts educational programme in Karachi, which will help Pakistani students learn about traditional arts and their heritage. The Prince of Wales announced the launch of partnership between the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (PSTA) and Rangoonwala Foundation’s centre in Karachi, where ...

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I suffered racial abuse during election campaign, says Sajid Javid

LONDON: Sajid Javid, MP has said he was racially abused during the General Election campaign. Mr Javid, MP for Bromsgrove, became the latest MP to speak out about abuse on the campaign trail as MPs prepare to debate the issue in Parliament. During Communities and Local Government questions, Mr Javid was ...

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550 boys were abused at German Catholic choir school

 Pope Benedict XVI poses for a group picture with the Regensburg Cathedral Choir (Regensburger Domspatzen) following an ecumenical verspers in the St. Peter’s Cathedral of Regensburg September 12, 2006. BERLIN: Nearly 550 members of a German boys’ choir were physically, and in some cases sexually, abused over several decades, a ...

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Our soldiers won’t be patient forever, says China

As the standoff between India and China at Doka La enters its second month, Beijing appears to be running out of patience. In a closed-door meeting last week, Chinese officials told foreign diplomats that the Chinese Army has been waiting patiently since the standoff started but they will not do ...

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Australia quietly makes first uranium shipment to India

SYDNEY: Three years after signing a civilian nuclear supply treaty, the Federal Government confirmed overnight the first shipment of Australian uranium has left for India. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop provided little detail about the inaugural sale, saying only that it was subject to commercial negotiations. The supply deal with India, ...

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Polish teenager found hanged in school toilets

LONDON: A 16-year-old girl found hanged in school toilets was taunted for being Polish, an inquest has heard. Dagmara Przybysz, who was a pupil at Pool Academy in Redruth, Cornwall, was found in toilets near the maths department in May 2016. Dagmara’s mother said in a statement that her daughter ...

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No red carpet for Trump, says Sadiq Khan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has reiterated his opposition to US President Donald Trump being afforded an elaborate state visit when he comes to the UK next year. “State visits are different from a normal visit and at a time when the President of the USA has policies that many in ...

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Indonesia’s Parliament speaker named corruption suspect

INDONESIA’s anti-graft agency has named the speaker of Parliament as a suspect in a corruption scandal in which officials allegedly pocketed more than $170 million in government money. The chief of the Corruption Eradication Commission, Agus Rahardjo, announced Monday that there is sufficient evidence to name Speaker Setya Novanto a ...

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Mosque in Manchester burnt in suspected arson attack

MANCHESTER: A mosque in the British city of Manchester has been severely damaged in a suspected arson attack, police said on Monday. Five fire engines tackled the blaze at the Nasfat Manchester Islamic Centre on Droylsden Road in the northern England city and Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said they are ...

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