Tuesday, 23 October 2018

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Pope decries human trafficking for forced labor, sex trade

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis is urging everyone to combat the “shameful crime” of human trafficking, noting that it’s often linked to migrant smuggling. In remarks Sunday to the public in St. Peter’s Square, Francis decried that many adults and children are trafficked into slavery for forced labor, sex businesses, organ ...

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Strong quake on Indonesia holiday island kills 13

(AFP PHOTO / Aulia AHMAD) A powerful earthquake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok killed at least 13 people, injured hundreds and damaged thousands of homes on Sunday, officials said. The shallow 6.4-magnitude quake jolted the island in the early morning, sending people running outside in panic and triggering ...

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Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people

AFP Rising floodwaters have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar, a government official told AFP on Sunday, as heavy monsoon rains continue to batter the Mekong region. Dramatic images showed vast areas of farmland completely submerged in muddy waters ...

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Israel arrests Italians who painted mural of Palestinian teen

AFP WEST BANK: Israeli forces have arrested two Italians for drawing a giant mural of a Palestinian teenager seen as a symbol of resistance on the separation wall in the occupied West Bank, police said. he roughly four-metre (13 foot) image near Bethlehem in the West Bank depicts Ahed Tamimi, ...

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London airports, trains disrupted by extreme weather

LONDON: Tourists and Britons hoping to go on vacation are enduring another day of travel trouble in Britain after severe weather led to flight cancellations and delays on cross-Channel trains. A week of extreme heat gave way to thunderstorms Friday, touching off travel delays on Saturday. Budget airline Ryanair says ...

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Militants attack Afghan midwife training centre

KABUL: A militant attack on a midwife training centre in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least two people and wounded five, officials said, after the more than six-hour assault was brought to an end by security forces. At least 67 people, including students and teachers, were inside the centre ...

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UK halts cooperation with US over IS suspects

(AFP) LONDON : Britain has suspended cooperation with the United States over two Islamic State terror suspects, the government announced Friday, following concerns that they could face the death penalty. Britain said Monday it was sharing intelligence to help the United States bring to trial two fighters captured in Syria, ...

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Over thousand rockets of Tipu Sultan found in India

(AFP) BANGALORE: Over a thousand rockets belonging to King Tipu Sultan have been found by excavators in an abandoned well in India’s southern Karnataka state, an official said. The excavation of the open well in Shimoga district led to unearthing of rockets and shells that were stored by the 18th-century ...

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Egypt court hands down 75 death sentences

CAIRO: An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced to death 75 Islamists, including Muslim Brotherhood leaders, and referred what was the largest single case of capital punishment convictions to the country’s top religious authority. Egyptian law requires the grand mufti to be consulted on death sentence cases, although his opinion is not ...

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Radio hosts calling 1st Sikh-American attorney ‘turban man’

(Jeffrey Granit)

 (Jeffrey Granit) NEW JERSEY: Two radio hosts in New Jersey, who called America’s first Sikh-American attorney general Gurbir Grewal “turban man” on air, have apologised for their racist remarks and have been slapped with a 10-day suspension for using “demeaning and inappropriate” language. Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco, who host ...

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