Friday, 28 February 2020

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Iran rules out talks as Trump links Tehran to Saudi oil attack

TEHRAN/WASHINGTON: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ruled out talks with Washington after President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for an attack on Saudi oil facilities that knocked out half the kingdom’s output. Trump said that it looked like Iran was behind the weekend strike at the heart of the Saudi oil ...

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Colombia plane crash kills seven

BOGOTA: At least seven people were killed and another three injured when a small plane crashed in southwestern Colombia, a firefighter said. “Nine people were on board the plane. Seven died, while two are seriously injured,” Juan Carlos Ganan, the commander of firefighters in the area, told AFP. The third ...

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Two Italian officers to stand trial over deadly 2013 shipwreck

ROME: Two Italian officers accused of delaying the response to a 2013 shipwreck in which some 260 migrants drowned will stand trial for manslaughter, a court in Italy ruled Monday. Dozens of children died after repeated SOS calls were ignored ahead of the October tragedy, which sent a shockwave through ...

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India top court orders govt to restore normalcy in Kashmir

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India (SCI) on Monday ordered Modi-led Hindu nationalist government to ensure normalcy in Kashmir. Besides, senior Congress party member Ghulam Nabi Azad has been permitted by the court for visiting the disputed Himalayan region. The ruling came as India’s top court took up multiple ...

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Bangkok tops Paris, London as world’s most-visited city: Report

LONDON: Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, edged out Paris and London as the world’s most popular city to visit, according to a survey released on Wednesday, welcome news for Thailand after worries over a drop in foreign arrivals. Bangkok was named the most-visited city for the fourth consecutive year, with about 22.8 ...

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Help Kashmiri children return to school: Malala

LONDON: Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai urged upon the United Nations to act and work towards bringing peace to Kashmir. So that children there may safely resume their schooling. “I am asking leaders, at #UNGA and beyond, to work towards peace in Kashmir, listen to Kashmiri voices and help children ...

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Almost 80,000 homes still without power a week after Japan typhoon

TOKYO: Almost 80,000 homes are still without power a week after a powerful typhoon battered eastern Japan, authorities said Monday, with sustained heavy rain prompting evacuation orders and hampering recovery efforts. Typhoon Faxai powered into the Tokyo region in the early hours of Monday last week, packing record winds that brought ...

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World tourism numbers up 4pc in first half of 2019: UN

MADRID: International tourist arrivals rose by 4.0 percent in the first half of 2019, but trade tensions and Brexit uncertainty could hinder growth, the UN World Tourism Organization said Monday. Worldwide destinations received 671 million foreign visitors between January and June, almost 30 million more than in the same period ...

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