Friday, 23 June 2017

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UN rights chief decries US immigration policies

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UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations human rights chief has warned that US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies could lead to collective expulsions of migrants that would amount to a breach of international law. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on March 8 that he was also ...

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Trailblazing Brazilian mayor marries same-sex partner

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RIO DE JANEIRO: It was a 13-year courtship. But over the weekend, the mayor of the small Brazilian city of Lins finally tied the knot in front of 300 friends and family. “It wasn’t supposed to be a political act,” Edgar de Souza said. “It was a ceremony for us. ...

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Facebook celebrates International Women’s Day with Malala quote

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LONDON: The world is celebrating International Women’s Day today to honour political, social, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world. International Women’s Day has been the trending topic on different social media websites. Google has introduced a doodle to mark the occasion and social media giant Facebook ...

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London Bridge station is closed due to a security alert

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LONDON: A large area in the vicinity of London Bridge has been evacuated as police investigate a security alert. Passengers had to clear both the bus and rail stations after officers were called to investigate a security alert in London Bridge. At the present time, London Bridge is closed both ways ...

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More Indian migrants in Pakistan than US: PEW

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LONDON: According to a report issued by PEW Research Centre, over half of Indian migrants are living in only three countries, USA, Pakistan and UAE. The report stated that Pakistan was hosting second largest number of Indian migrants after UAE in 2015. It further said that 3.5 million Indian migrants ...

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Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump Monday signed a new temporary travel ban, this time targeting travelers from six Muslim majority countries and crafting his executive order in ways intended to survive challenges in the US courts. The new ban, which goes into effect from March 16, no longer restricts travel ...

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Malala congratulates Peshawar Zalmi on PSL win

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LONDON: Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousufzai congratulated Peshawar Zalmi on winning the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final against Quetta Gladiators. Malala said she was ecstatic over the best team’s victory. “Zalmi played well throughout the tournament, thanks, foreign and local players.” Earlier, Malala said she hopes all ...

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Erdogan’s Nazi claim ‘unacceptable’: Angela Merkel

BERLIN: Germany’s chancellery on Monday hit out against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for likening a German ban on rallies by his ministers to “Nazi practices”, calling the comparison “absolutely unacceptable”. “The government will make this very clear” to Turkey, Peter Altmaier, chief of staff at the chancellery, told public ...

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Willing to fight for country, Pakistan ranks top in the list: Gallup

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LONDON: WIN Gallup International recently announced the results of their international survey on people’s willingness to fight for their country. Pakistan ranks 3rd in the list of countries where its citizens are willing to fight for their country, according to a global survey from WIN/Gallup International. 89% Pakistanis said they would ...

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