Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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Afghan police killed in US friendly-fire air strike

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KABUL: A US air strike has killed 16 Afghan policemen in the southern province of Helmand, local officials say. The attack happened as Afghan security forces were clearing Taliban militants from a village, a police spokesman told AFP news agency. Nato has acknowledged the incident, without detailing how many Afghans ...

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Police hunt ‘violent’ carjacker on the run

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BRADFORD: Police are searching for a violent carjacker who went on the run before being sentenced to 12 years in prison for a series of robberies. Detectives say that Waqas Hussain, who is 20 and from Fearnsides Terrace in Girlington, absconded during his trial. He was found guilty of five ...

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Iran announces new missile production line: state media

BEIRUT: Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran. The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km (16 miles) and travel up to 120 km (74 miles), Iranian ...

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Trump warns Iran over detained Americans: White House

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face “new and serious consequences” unless all unjustly detained American citizens were released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Trump urged Iran to return Robert Levinson, an American former law enforcement officer who disappeared more than ...

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Preet Gill Elected as Edgbaston Labour MP

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BIRMINGHAM: Preet Gill has been chosen at Birmingham’s Labour candidate for the Edgbaston seat in the upcoming 2017 General Election. The Sandwell councillor is to replace the former Labour MP, Gisela Stuart, who stood down. Gill, 44, is currently Sandwell’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Protection. She is a ...

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Pakistan court ends hearing on corruption allegations of PM

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top court on Friday concluded its hearing into corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family, but it wasn’t immediately clear when the tribunal would announce its decision, defense lawyers and attorneys for the petitioners said. Under Pakistani law, the Supreme Court has the authority to dismiss the ...

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British foreign secretary supports Japan to stop N. Korea

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TOKYO: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday his country stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Japan in efforts to put an end to North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests. “We all need to increase the pressure on Pyongyang through diplomacy and sanctions, and that must include China using its influence ...

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Pregnant wife punishes husband’s lover

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BANGKOK: A pregnant woman who caught her husband cheating took her own revenge – by stuffing hot peppers into his mistress’ vagina. Ly Chanel, 23, is said to have become suspicious when her husband, Chien Keo, 24, spent less time at home. She roped in four friends and followed her ...

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Macron seeks to repair damage after military chief quit

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ISTRES: French President Emmanuel Macron was to address troops at an air base on Thursday as he sought to repair the damage following the resignation of a highly-regarded military chief who challenged the government’s budget cuts. Macron flew to the base in Istres, southern France, a day after General Pierre ...

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