Thursday, 22 August 2019

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Manchester terror attack: IS claims bombing

MANCHESTER: Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Monday night’s suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert, which killed 22 people, including an eight-year-old girl. The attack was carried out with explosives planted at Manchester Arena. The claim came shortly after a 23-year-old man was arrested in the south of the ...

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Prince Philip’s contribution to UK-Pakistan ties acknowledged

LONDON: Speakers at a dinner hosted on Thursday said that close cooperation between Pakistan and the United Kingdom was playing an important role for promotion of peace and development. At the lavish dinner, the UK-Pakistani Society thanked Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, for 63 years of his service as ...

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London’s Chelsea Flower Show

LONDON: A secret garden and model erupting volcano are among the main attractions of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, Britain’s premier gardening show which is enticing royalty and celebrities alike this week. Queen Elizabeth is expected to visit the show in Chelsea, a prosperous area of central London, on Monday, ...

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Failure not our option, EU says as Brexit plan set

LONDON: Failure to strike a deal that ushers Britain out of the European Union in an orderly way is not an option Brussels wants to consider, its chief negotiator said on Monday as the EU gave a final green light for him to launch talks next month. Britain’s Brexit Secretary ...

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Iran urges Trump to discuss avoiding another 9/11 with Saudis

TEHRAN: Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif advised US President Donald Trump to discuss how to avoid another September 11 attack with the Saudi hosts of his first official visit abroad, Zarif wrote in an editorial published on Sunday. Tehran and Riyadh are regional arch-rivals which accuse each other of ...

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Trump tells Muslim world to confront Islamic extremism

RIYADH: President Donald Trump urged Arab and Islamic leaders on Sunday to unite and do their share to defeat Islamist extremists, making an impassioned plea to “drive out” terrorists while toning down his own harsh rhetoric about Muslims. Trump singled out Iran as a key source of funding and support ...

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Theresa May defends her social care reforms

Theresa May has said her planned reforms to social care will end the torment of the elderly having to ‘worry that their savings might whittle down to nothing’. The Tory manifesto promises to quadruple to £100,000 the amount of wealth a person can have before they have to pay for ...

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Indian woman cuts off genitals of rapist Hindu holy man

KERALA: An Indian woman cut off a Hindu religious teacher’s (Swami) genitals after he allegedly tried to rape her at her house in the southern state of Kerala, police said on Saturday. The 23-year-old law student was at her residence in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram late Friday when she says she ...

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Britain’s Young Muslim Men as They Want to Be Seen

LONDON: Mahtab Hussain, a British artist of Pakistani descent, had grown tired of the simplistic narratives that portrayed Muslims as either refugees or terrorists. While in art school, and later at the National Portrait Gallery in London, he was irked that no one had done any projects about Asians and ...

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