Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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Multi-vehicle crash on M40 in Oxfordshire, 2 die

M40

LONDON: Two men have died after a multi-vehicle crash on the M40 that left another with serious leg injuries. Police and paramedics were called to the M40 northbound in Oxfordshire, between junctions 10 and 11, at just before 11.40pm on Saturday. Thames Valley Police said a 60-year-old man from Oxfordshire ...

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Ex-US Marine’s planned terror attack for Christmas Day foiled

Ex-US Marine planned terror attack for Christmas Day foiled

SAN FRANSCISCO: Federal agents arrested a former US Marine on Friday for allegedly plotting a Christmas attack in San Francisco inspired by the Islamic State jihadist group, according to court documents. Tow truck driver Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, was planning to target the city’s busy Pier 39 tourist spot, according ...

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Deadly flooding and landslides leaves 120 dead in Philippines

Storm PHILP

MANILA: More than 120 people have died and 160 more are missing after a tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that set off landslides, sweeping away people and houses. Most of the deaths from Tropical Storm Tembin were in the hard-hit provinces of Lanao del Norte and ...

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Aardvark dies in blaze at London Zoo, meerkats missing

Aardvark dies blaze at London Zoo

  LONDON: An aardvark was killed and four meerkats are missing after a blaze tore through part of London Zoo early on Saturday, shutting the British capital’s popular tourist attraction until further notice as staff assess the damage. The fire broke out shortly after 0600 GMT at the zoo’s Animal ...

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Palestine’s Abbas rules out US peace plan after Jerusalem decision

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GAZA: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said that he would “no longer accept” any peace plan proposed by the United States, dealing a pre-emptive blow to a new initiative expected by Washington next year. The comments in Paris came hours after 128 members of the United Nations voted to condemn US ...

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Moscow ready to cooperate with US on Afghanistan: Russian foreign ministry

MOSCOW

MOSCOW stands ready to cooperate with the United States on Afghanistan , Russia’s Foreign Ministry official said in an interview with state news agency published on Saturday. Russia maintains contacts with U.S. acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells, said Zamir Kabulov, special representative to the Russian president on Afghanistan ...

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Police search for motive behind Melbourne Flinders Street car attack

Melbourne car attack

MELBOURNE: The driver of an SUV that plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Melbourne has been released from hospital into police custody as officers investigate the motive for the attack. The 32-year-old suspect was arrested Thursday after slamming a white SUV into a crowd of people on Flinders Street ...

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Boris Johnson to visit Moscow first time in 5 years

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MOSCOW: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday will hold talks in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the first official visit by a minister from London in five years. The visit could signal an improvement in relations after years of antagonism. It comes after Johnson in April cancelled ...

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