Monday, 16 July 2018

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Japan rescuers go house to house as flood toll hits 141

TOKYO: Rescue workers carried out house-to-house searches Tuesday in the increasingly unlikely hope of finding survivors after days of deadly floods and landslides that have claimed 141 lives in one of Japan’s worst weather-related disasters for decades. The record downpours that began last week have stopped and receding flood waters ...

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British-Pakistani appointed UN special rapporteur on human rights

LONDON: British-Pakistani Javaid Rehman has been appointed as the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran. A legal scholar, Rehman obtained his initial education from Pakistan but continued his law studies in the United Kingdom where he became a professor of law and led Brunel’s ...

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Indian court upholds death sentences over 2012 gang-rape

(FILE PHOTO) NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld death sentences handed down to three men over the gang-rape and murder of a woman in New Delhi in 2012, saying there were no grounds for a review. “The review petition of all the three convicts has been rejected,” AP ...

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British woman dies after exposure to Novichok nerve agent

(AFP) LONDON: British police launched a murder inquiry Sunday after a woman died following exposure to the nerve agent Novichok in southwest England, four months after the same type of chemical was used against a former Russian spy in an attack blamed on Moscow. Prime Minister Theresa May said she ...

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24 killed, 70 injured in Turkey train derailment

ISTANBUL: 24 people were killed and dozens of others injured after a passenger train derailed in northwestern Tekirdag province of Turkey on Sunday due to ground erosion after heavy rains. The train, carrying 362 passengers and six train staff, was traveling from Edirne province to Istanbul when five of its ...

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Greeks reject Macedonia name deal in poll

ATHENS: A majority of Greeks reject a disputed name deal that aims to end a long-running row with neighbouring Macedonia, a poll showed Sunday, with nearly half labelling it ‘treason’. The Kappa Research poll in Ethnos daily found that 58 percent oppose the June agreement to rename Greece’s northern neighbour ...

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Anti-violence protesters block major freeway in Chicago

CHICAGO: Hundreds of protesters calling for an end to gun violence in Chicago partially shut down a major freeway in the city, restricting traffic as they demanded lawmakers and members of the community do more to stop the bloodshed. Initially, hundreds of demonstrators marched along two of the freeway’s four ...

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Indian student shot in back at Kansas City restaurant

KANSAS CITY: A 26-year-old student from Telangana was shot dead by a suspected robber at a restaurant here in the US state of Missouri, police said. Sharath Koppu, a student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UKMC), was shot at about 7 p.m. on Friday at J’s Fish and Chicken ...

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EU border agency warns Spain may be new migrant hotspot

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AP – FILE BERLIN: The head of the EU’s border agency warned Sunday the western Mediterranean route from Morocco to Spain might develop into the next key pathway for migrants seeking to reach Europe. “If you ask me what is my current biggest worry, I would say Spain,” Frontex chief ...

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Rescue team has entered Thai cave

BANGKOK: The perilous mission to evacuate 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach trapped deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand is underway, Thai authorities announced Sunday. “Our readiness is at the highest today. Today is D-day,” said Chiang Rai governor, Narongsak Osotthanakorn, adding that the families had been informed ...

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