Friday, 22 June 2018

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Woman poses as man, marries two women for dowry

NEW DELHI: 31-year-old Indian woman who appeared to master the art of dressing up as a man to get married was finally outed. Seeking profit from the idea of dowry, the woman in question, Sweety Sen, had posed as a man, Krishna Sen, and deceitfully married two women, reported Indian ...

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Thousands could lose jobs under new Pentagon policy

WASHINGTON: The Department of Defense is instating a new policy that could lead thousands of service members, who are deemed unfit to deploy overseas, to lose their jobs, according to a U.S. defense official. Robert Wilkie, the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, told senators this week that ...

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Three arrests after series of thefts linked to red van

NOTTINGHAM: Three men have been arrested after a red van was spotted in Ilkeston in a poor state. A tweet by Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said the van had excessive corrosion, a loose battery and a perished shock absorber. Police had issued an appeal for the public to get in ...

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As gun debate rages, Trump changes the subject

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump acted as consoler-in-chief Thursday to a nation despondent over the latest mass shooting of school kids, with an address that aimed to assuage and steer debate away from the fraught question of gun control. After a day and night of intense debate inside the White House, ...

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UK is hugely interested in CPEC: British Foreign Secretary

LONDON: The British Foreign Secretary Mr Boris Johnson, commended Pakistan’s economic reforms agenda and counter-terrorism efforts during his meeting with the Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal who is on official visit to the UK. The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the United Kingdom was hugely interested in China Pakistan Economic ...

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Indian-origin faces life term for attempt to muder

An Indian national faces life or 20 years in prison with possible caning for attempted murder of a student nurse who had spurned his advances. The 34-year-old man, whose name has been redacted from court documents, denied he had any intention to kill her in December 2013 but claimed he ...

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Factbox: Major school shootings in the United States

FLORIDA: A shooter opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets before being taken into custody by law enforcement, authorities said. The bloodshed was the latest outbreak of gun violence that has become a regular occurrence at ...

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Woman climbs into X-ray machine with handbag at train station

BEIJING: Have you ever anxious your belongings might be stolen when you go through security checks? According to Chinese media, the woman’s weird actions startled security officers at the Dongguan Railway Station in China’s southern Guangdong Province last Sunday (Feb 11). Images show the woman’s silhouette and heels as she ...

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17 killed in Florida school shooting by former student

PARKLAND: Authorities in Florida could offer no explanation Wednesday night as to why a former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a high school earlier that day, killing at least 17 people. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel identified the gunman as Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory ...

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South African president Zuma resigns

Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power In a 30-minute farewell address to the nation, 75-year-old Zuma said he disagreed with the way the ANC had shoved him ...

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