Thursday, 16 August 2018

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Mexicican Journalist found dead in pool at home

Journalist Alicia Diaz Gonzalez was found dead on Thursday at her home in Monterrey, northern Mexico, having apparently been severely beaten. Diaz Gonzalez “was on the floor, face down, in a pool of blood having suffered blows,” a source from the Nuevo Leon state prosecutor’s office told AFP news agency ...

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At least 15 wounded in Canada restaurant bombing

TORONTO: Two unidentified men walked into a restaurant on Thursday in the Canadian city of Mississauga and set off a bomb, wounding more than a dozen people, and then fleeing, local police said. The blast went off in the Bombay Bhel restaurant at about 10:30 p.m local time. Fifteen people ...

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Iran nuclear deal signatories meet for first time since US pullout

VIENNA: Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal meet with the Islamic republic in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement two weeks after Washington’s dramatic withdrawal. For the first time since the deal came into force in 2015, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany will gather – ...

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North Korea summit cancellation a setback to dealmaker Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump drew gasps at the United Nations General Assembly last September when he threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea. Eight months later, he said “everyone” thought he should get the Nobel Peace Prize for a new approach that aimed to put him at a table with North ...

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MI6 will recruit children of immigrants for first time

LONDON: Britain’s foreign spy agency will allow the children of immigrants to join the organization for the first time and will launch its first ever TV advert. Alex Younger, the chief of MI6 known as “C”, is scrapping a rule that new recruits must have two British-born parents and they ...

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Jasvir Singh appointed fellow of UK religion centre

BIRMINGHAM: British Asian Jasvir Singh, chair of campaign group City Sikhs who was awarded the royal honour of OBE in 2017, has been appointed honorary fellow of the Edward Cadbury Centre for Public Understanding of Religion based at the University of Birmingham. The appointment is based on his work over ...

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North Korea calls US Vice-President Mike Pence ‘stupid’

PYONGYANG: A senior North Korean official has dismissed remarks by US Vice-President Mike Pence as “stupid”, casting further uncertainty about a planned meeting between the two countries’ leaders. Choe Son-hui said Pyongyang would not “beg” for dialogue and warned of a “nuclear showdown” if diplomacy failed. In recent days, both ...

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Pakistani Girl killed in Texas school shooting buried in hometown

Thousands of people in Karachi attended the funeral Wednesday for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school. Sabika Sheikh was among 10 students and staff slain Friday at Santa Fe High School near Houston. She was her family’s oldest child ...

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Ex-spy’s daughter says wants to return to Russia

MOSCOW : Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in Britain in March, said in a video statement Wednesday she would like to eventually return to Russia but first needed to get better. “I was discharged from hospital on April 9th but my treatment is continuing,” Yulia Skripal ...

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