Sunday, 18 November 2018

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North Korea ‘hiding missile bases’, US researchers say

SEOUL: North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study asserted, as progress stalls on US President Donald Trump’s signature foreign policy initiative. Trump has hailed his June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as having opened the way to ...

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Police report multiple stabbing ‘incident’ in Melbourne, 2 dead

MELBOURNE: Three people were stabbed, one fatally, at a Melbourne shopping district Friday afternoon before a man wielding a knife was shot and killed by police as a car went up in flames nearby, News.com.au reported. Police said they are now treating the attack in the Bourke Street district as an act ...

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Woman who spent £16m in Harrods released on bail

LONDON – An Azerbaijani woman who spent £16 million at London’s up-market Harrods department store and was the first to be targeted by new British legislation on “unexplained wealth” was freed on bail Thursday as she fights an extradition request by Baku. Zamira Hajiyeva, who was arrested last week in ...

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Norway’s warship collides with tanker in fjord

OSLO: An operation was underway to try to stop a Norwegian navy frigate from sinking after it collided with a Maltese oil tanker in a fjord in western Norway. Eight people received minor injuries in the accident, which took place shortly after 4:00 am (0300 GMT) in a busy waterway ...

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Thousand Oaks bar shooting kills 13

LOS ANGELES: A mass shooting Wednesday night in the city of Thousand Oaks in Southern California, has left 13 people dead including an officer and a gunman, and at least 11 injured, local authorities said. The gunman was identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, a former Marine, said Ventura County ...

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2.3 million Venezuelans have fled crisis since 2015

UN: At least 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela’s economic and political crisis since 2015, the UN said, warning that host countries’ capacity to shelter them was now “severely strained”. The UN agencies for refugees and migration said that more than three million Venezuelans now live abroad. “Most of these ...

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‘Multiple injuries’ in California bar shooting

CALIFORNIA: US fire department officials reported multiple injuries in a shooting at a country music bar and dance hall in southern California late Wednesday. The incident was reported at the Borderline Bar and Grill in the town of Thousand Oaks, a quiet, upscale residential suburb of Los Angeles, as it ...

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Bangladesh to set election date as opposition cries foul

DHAKA: Bangladeshi authorities were set to announce later on Thursday a date for general elections despite the opposition crying foul and threatening protests. Chief Election Commissioner Nurul Huda will address the nation live at 7pm local time to announce the date, spokesman S.M. Asaduzzaman told AFP. The vote in the ...

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Egypt court orders execution of 8 over terror

CAIRO: An Egyptian military court ordered the execution of eight suspect terrorists over involvement in deadly attacks against the Egyptian armed forces, state-run news website reported. The military court in Ismailia province northeast of Cairo also sentenced 32 other defendants to 25 years in jail and two defendants to 15 ...

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White House bars CNN reporter after heated Trump exchange

WASHINGTON: The White House suspended the press pass of a CNN reporter who earlier sparred with Donald Trump at a news conference, in which the US president branded the journalist an “enemy of the people.” A visibly angry Trump had called reporter Jim Acosta a “rude, terrible person,” after the ...

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