Thursday, 14 December 2017

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Britain and EU reach historic deal on Brexit divorce terms

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LONDON: Britain and the EU reached a historic deal on Friday on the terms of the Brexit divorce after Prime Minister Theresa May rushed to Brussels for early morning talks. The European Commission said it “recommends sufficient progress” had been made by Britain on separation issues including the Irish border, ...

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London Mayor grateful to Pakistan for its hospitality

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LAHORE: I’m proud to be the first-ever Mayor of London to be making an official visit to Pakistan. As someone of Pakistani heritage, I feel a deep affinity with the country and I’m looking forward to going back. London and Pakistan share a long and unique history that has had ...

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Palestinians clash with Israeli troops

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RAMALLAH, West Bank: Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers clashed in Jerusalem, Ramallah and other places in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with some demonstrators burning American flags and posters of President Trump a day after he sided with Israel by announcing U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as its capital. But at nightfall, ...

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Netanyahu: Israel winning over Arab world with social media

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JERUSALEM: Israel is banking on social media to win the hearts and minds of the Arab public, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday. Many governments in the region already cooperate closely with the Jewish state, but Jerusalem is increasingly taking to Facebook and Twitter in a bid to sway ordinary ...

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Brazilian mayor jailed for corruption

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RIO: A Brazilian mayor who reigned over her town through WhatsApp messaging application was taken into police custody for embezzling millions from its education budget. Lidiane Leite went on the run back in August 2015 when she was accused of taking the money form the town of Bom Jardim in the country’s north-west. The 27-year-old ...

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World condemns Trump’s Jerusalem declaration

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LONDON: On Wednesday, President Donald Trump shock It’s a move that no other country, save Israel, has backed, since it breaks decades of policy that states the city’s status should be decided by negotiations between Israel and Palestine. It’s also a move that has sparked protests and leaders are warning ...

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Same-sex marriage legalised in Australia

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CANBERRA: Gay couples will be able to legally marry in Australia after a same-sex marriage bill sailed through Parliament on Thursday, ending decades of political wrangling. There were loud cheers, hugs and sustained clapping in the 150-seat lower House of Representatives when all but four MPs voted in support of marriage ...

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Somali man found guilty in kidnapping of Canadian journalist

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TORONTO: A Somali national has been convicted in an Ontario court for his role in the 2008 kidnapping of Canadian Amanda Lindhout, who was held captive in Somalia for 460 days and released only after her family paid a ransom, Canadian media reported. Ali Omar Ader, 40, was found guilty ...

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Trump Declares Jerusalem Israel’s Capital

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President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US Embassy there, a move expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace. “Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. This is nothing more or ...

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