Sunday, 21 April 2019

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El Salvador’s president-elect to face governing challenges

SAN SALVADOR: El Salvador’s new president-elect won in resounding fashion, but breaking the three-decade hold on power of the country’s two dominant parties means that Nayib Bukele will take office with few friends in congress. The 37-year-old former mayor has an ambitious agenda, topped by a vow to root out ...

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10 dead in Paris apartment block fire, police suspect arson

PARIS: At least 10 people died and 30 were injured in an overnight blaze at an apartment block in Paris that police suspect was deliberately started by a female resident, officials and firefighters said Tuesday. The fire on the upper floors of the building in rue Erlanger in the upmarket ...

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Death toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 134

BRASILIA: The toll from a dam collapse at a mine in southeast Brazil has risen to 134 deaths after more than a week of searches, with 199 missing, authorities said. The count showed the gradual recovery operation of bodies more than a week after the January 25 disaster at the ...

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Kashmir conference held in British Parliament

LONDON: All parties parliamentary group on Pakistan held international conference on Kashmir in the British parliament on the eve of Kashmir Solidarity Day The Kashmir conference was attended by all parties from Pakistan and UK. More than three dozen were MPs in attendance including AJK President and opposition leaders. Dozens ...

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US fake university sting angers India

WASHINGTON: India has made a diplomatic protest to the US after 129 Indian students were arrested for enrolling in a fake university. The University of Farmington, advertised as based in Michigan state, was run by undercover agents from the Department of Homeland Security to expose “pay-to-stay” immigration fraud. Prosecutors say ...

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US court orders Syria to pay $302.5mn over death of reporter Colvin

WASHINGTON: A US court has found the Syrian government culpable in the 2012 death of journalist Marie Colvin, ordering a $302.5 million judgment for what it called an “unconscionable” attack that targeted journalists. Colvin – a renowned war correspondent whose harrowing career was celebrated in the recent Golden Globe-nominated film ...

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EU powers recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s leader

CARACAS: The UK, France, Germany, Spain and other European countries have officially recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela. It comes after President Nicolás Maduro defiantly rejected the EU’s Sunday deadline to call snap elections. Russia – a backer of Mr Maduro – accused EU countries of ...

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Mexican Drug Kingpin El Chapo Drugged, Raped 13-Year-Olds

MEXICO: A witness in the trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman told the US government the Mexican drug kingpin drugged and raped girls as young as 13, according to court documents unsealed. Longtime associate Alex Cifuentes told authorities a woman would send Guzman photos of young girls to choose from, ...

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ASF arrests British-Pakistani woman at Islamabad airport

RAWALPINDI: The Airport Security Force (ASF) thwarted an attempt of foreign currency smuggling at Islamabad airport after arresting a British-Pakistani woman in possession of a huge amount of foreign currency. Zubaida Begum was taken into custody for carrying a hefty foreign currency onboard on a PIA flight to Manchester, United Kingdom. ...

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PM Theresa May says ‘armed with fresh’ Brexit mandate

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would be “armed with a fresh mandate and new ideas” when she next meets European Union negotiators over her Brexit deal. EU officials have insisted that the deal – rejected by British lawmakers – is not open for renegotiation. But ...

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