Friday, 18 January 2019

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Bangladesh PM to have unprecedented talks with opposition before poll

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will sit down to unprecedented talks with the opposition to discuss installing a caretaker government ahead of December’s election, a key demand of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party. The BNP, in disarray after the jailing of its chief, former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, on ...

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World’s tallest statue worth unveiled in India

The monument is a tribute to Patel who played a major role in integrating the princely states into the Indian Union. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled the 182-metre high ‘Statue of Unity’ in honour of country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and dedicated it to the nation. ...

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Trump threatens to shoot migrants who throw stones at US military

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally. Trump told journalists at the White House that a group of several thousand migrants walking through Mexico towards the US border had thrown rocks ...

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Pakistan, Uzbekistan to work for Afghan peace

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Uzbekistan vowed to work jointly for regional peace, especially in Afghanistan. Speaking at a joint news conference here after a meeting, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov said both the countries shared views on Afghanistan. They expressed the resolve to further enhance ...

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One ‘black box’ recovered from crashed Indonesia jet

INDONESIA: One black box from the crashed Lion Air jet has been recovered, the head of Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee said Thursday, which could be critical to establishing why the brand new plane fell out of the sky. The devices record information about the speed, altitude and direction of ...

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Strong winds batter Auckland: Power outages, roads blocked

Auckland emergency services have been in overdrive tonight, dealing with a number of weather-related incidents, including power outages. Outages have occurred at several different locations around the city and wider Vector network, according to the Vector Outage Map. Inside of Auckland city, areas of Titirangi, Mount Eden and into Kingsland, ...

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Sri Lanka Attorney General refuses to endorse sacking of PM

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s attorney general refused to endorse the president´s dismissal of the prime minister for a former strongman accused of rights abuses, the clearest sign yet the move may be unconstitutional. The country has been locked in a tense standoff between two rivals claiming to head Sri Lanka´s government ...

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France launches nationwide probe into baby arm birth defects

PARIS: France has launched a nationwide probe into incidents of babies being born with either missing or malformed arms after abnormal rates of birth defects in several regions have sparked a public health scare. Francois Bourdillon, head of the Public Health France agency, confirmed for the first time that a ...

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Prince Charles, Camilla in Gambia on Africa tour

BANJUL: Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla landed Wednesday in The Gambia for the first leg of a week-long African tour aimed at strengthening ties with Commonwealth nations. The Prince of Wales, heir to the throne, took over as head of the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations in April, succeeding ...

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Journalist, two policemen killed in Maoist attack in India

CHHATTISGARH: A cameraman from India’s national broadcaster, Doordarshan, and two policemen have been killed in an alleged attack by Maoist rebels. They were ambushed on Tuesday morning in the central state of Chhattisgarh, which is often hit by Maoist violence. The attack comes days after rebels blew up a vehicle ...

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