Saturday, 20 April 2019

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Gay US mayor from ´Rust Belt´ America launches presidential bid

UNITED STATES: Pete Buttigieg, the gay, liberal mayor of a small American city in the conservative bastion of Indiana, officially launched his presidential bid, joining a crowded field of Democrats vying for their party´s nomination in 2020. The 37-year-old Rhodes scholar and Afghanistan war veteran is the two-term mayor of ...

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At least 3 killed in aircraft collision in Nepal’s Lukla airport

KATHMANDU: At least three people were killed after an aircraft of Summit Air collided with a helicopter at Lukla Airport in Nepal on Sunday morning, according to local authorities. Locals said a Summit Air plane with call sign 9N-AMH collided with a helicopter of Manang Air, which was parked within ...

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Debate over climate change dominates Finnish vote

HELSINKI: Voters in Finland are casting ballots in a parliamentary election after climate change dominated the campaign, even overshadowing topics like reforming the nation’s generous welfare model. Finland, a European Union member of 5.5 million people, has one-third of its territory above the Arctic Circle. Most political parties support government ...

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India election 2019: Voting begins in world’s largest election

NEW DELHI: Indians have turned out in big numbers to vote in the first phase of mammoth general elections, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term. The first phase covers an electorate of 142 million voters across 20 states and federal territories, who will decide the fate of ...

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US charges WikiLeaks founder Assange with hacking conspiracy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors announced charges on Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to gain access to a government computer as part of one of the largest compromises of classified information in U.S. history. Assange, arrested by British ...

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Global council for tolerance, peace honours people of New Zealand

WELLINGTON: The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, GCTP, has awarded its highest medal of tolerance and peace to the people of New Zealand in recognition of their civilised behaviour, positive attitude and interaction following the terrorist attacks on worshippers in Christchurch last March. Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Jarwan, President ...

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Shock at arrest of deputy’s son in black church fires

OPELOUSAS, La.: Authorities said he had no known criminal record. A friend described him as an introverted animal lover who showed no animosity toward any race, and a talented, if frustrated heavy metal guitar player and singer. A fellow musician called him “a really sweet guy.” But Holden Matthews, the ...

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Libya forces battle for Tripoli despite UN truce calls

TRIPOLI: Forces loyal to Libya s internationally recognised government and a rival commander battled for control of the capital Thursday after UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the country faced a “very dangerous situation”. Thousands of people have fled heavy fighting on the outskirts of Tripoli that has left dozens dead ...

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Sudan’s military removes President Omar al-Bashir

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s armed forces have overthrown and arrested President Omar al-Bashir after months of protests against his nearly 30-year rule. In a statement, General Awad Ibn Auf said Bashir was taken to a “safe place” after the “toppling of the regime” and also announced the formation of a military-led transitional ...

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