Thursday, 27 February 2020

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Schoolgirl jailed after pouring acid into rival’s viola case

A “wicked” Scottish schoolgirl has been jailed over an acid attack that left another student scarred for life. Emily Bowen, 18, poured drain cleaner into a viola case owned by fellow student Molly Young in response to news that Molly was dating her former boyfriend. The incident left Molly with ...

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U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Said to Kill 16 Civilians

JALALABAD: Afghan officials said on Friday that American warplanes killed 16 civilians as they tried to flee an area in eastern Afghanistan controlled by Islamic State militants, but the United States military insisted the dead had been extremist fighters. Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of Haska Meena District in the ...

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UK will remain long-standing friend of Pakistan, says Theresa May

LONDON: British Prime Minister, Theresa May says the United Kingdom will remain a long-standing and dependable friend of Pakistan. The British Prime Minister said Pakistan and the United Kingdom have deep ties with shared history and future. She pointed out that as Pakistan celebrates its 70th anniversary, we also celebrate ...

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China Warns U.S. Over Navy Patrol in South China Sea

BEIJING: As the Trump administration pressed China to curb North Korea, Beijing issued its own warning over another festering dispute on Friday, saying that American naval operations in the South China Sea would only force it to deepen its military buildup there. The warning came after a United States Navy ...

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Tube fire at Oxford Circus leaves two people in hospital

LONDON: Two people were taken to hospital after a fire broke out on a train at a Tube station. An electrical fault caused grey smoke to billow out of the Bakerloo line train as passengers stood in dark, smoke-filled carriages covering their faces with items of clothing. People waiting on ...

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36 dead, 13 injured in China road accident

XI’AN: A long-distance passenger bus crashed into the wall of an expressway tunnel in China’s northwest, killing at least 36 people and injuring 13 others, official media reported Friday. The front end of the red bus was left mangled after it ploughed into the wall at the entrance to the ...

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56 dead as smugglers throw 300 migrants into Yemen sea

LONDON: At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound boats and into the sea. Survivors – all Ethiopian and Somali migrants – managed to make their way to Shabwa, a southern province along ...

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Ex-FBI agent and daughter guilty of killing her husband

THOMAS Martens had told the 911 operator he thought he had killed his son-in-law, and when authorities arrived at the brick house on a golf course in Lexington, N.C., there was little argument. Jason Corbett was naked on the floor of his bedroom. His head bad been bashed in. A 28-inch ...

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