Tuesday, 17 September 2019

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Typhoon Faxai: 17,000 stranded at Tokyo narita airport

TOKYO: About 17,000 passengers were left stranded at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport due to transit disruptions caused by the typhoon Faxai that hit the Japanese archipelago. Faxai made landfall on Monday and wreaked havoc in the Chiba prefecture with a provisional toll of three dead and dozens of injured, as ...

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Angela Merkel says peaceful solution needed for Hong Kong

BEIJING: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she discussed Hong Kong with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and that there needed to be a peaceful solution for the city. Li Keqiang, speaking at a joint news conference in Beijing with Merkel, said China wanted to prevent unrest in the former British ...

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Stampede at Karbala shrine leaves 31 dead, 100 injured

KARBALA: The Iraqi Health Ministry said Tuesday that at least 31 people have been killed, while 100 have been injured in a stampede in the Iraqi city of Karbala. Ashura was banned during the rule of Saddam Hussein; today, however, it’s a national holiday, with streets across the country shuttered to ...

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Trump fires national security advisor John Bolton

WASHINGTON: The shock announcement came amid media reports suggesting that the US president and his national security advisor had major disagreements over the invitation of the Taliban to Camp David for peace talks. Trump, however, denied the reports, branding them “fake news,” while confirming that the peace talks are currently ...

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Father, son die after consuming ‘poisoned’ birthday cake in Telangana

SIDDIPET: (Telangana): A 39-year-old man and his young son died in Siddipet district after eating a birthday cake which was suspected to be poisoned, police said. The man’s wife and daughter, who also consumed the cake on Wednesday night during the birthday celebrations of the nine-year-old boy, were undergoing treatment ...

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Thunderbolt Jet accidentally launches rocket outside Tucson

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Air Force is investigating after a jet accidentally launched a rocket in Arizona during a routine training exercise, military officials said. An A-10C Thunderbolt II mistakenly released one M-156 rocket around 10:40 a.m., Davis-Monthan Air Force Base officials said in a news release. The Air Force said ...

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Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95

HARARE: Robert Mugabe, the former leader of Zimbabwe forced to resign in 2017 after a 37-year rule whose early promise was eroded by economic turmoil, disputed elections and human rights violations, has died. He was 95. His successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed Mugabe’s death in a tweet Friday, mourning him ...

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Sajid Javid ramps up spending as election talk mounts

LONDON: British finance minister Sajid Javid said he was “turning the page on austerity” as he promised the biggest spending increases in 15 years, a move widely seen as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s push for an election to break the Brexit impasse. “After a decade of recovery from ...

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