Friday, 28 February 2020

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Indian couple sacked for bogus Everest ascent

  LONDON: Two police officers have been dismissed after an investigative inquiry found their claims to be false for being the first Indian couple to have scaled Everest. Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod claimed to have climbed Mount Everest last year in May. The couple said that they had reached the ...

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Amir Khan seen with mystery woman after split with Faryal

LONDON: Amir Khan was caught flirting up a storm with a mystery woman days after announcing his split from his wife Faryal Makhdoom. The 30-year-old boxer was captured cosying up with his ‘’girl’’ Gulbahor Becknazar in the back of a taxi before the pair took to the dancefloor at a ...

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Child arrests in Humberside fall 76% in six years

HUMBERSIDE: Incidents of Humberside Police arresting children have fallen 76 per cent in the last six years according to new figures that have been released. The Howard League for Penal Reform has revealed today (Monday, August 7) that there has been a massive drop in cases where children under the ...

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North Korea rejects UN sanctions, says no nuclear negotiations

SEOUL: North Korea on Monday condemned the latest United Nations sanctions imposed in response to its weapons programmes, saying it would not negotiate over nuclear arms while threatened by the United States. The sanctions passed at the weekend were a “violent violation of our sovereignty”, Pyongyang said in a statement ...

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British woman shot in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO: A British tourist is being treated for gunshot wounds after she and her family were shot at in Brazil. The family are believed to have made a wrong turn when travelling outside of Rio de Janeiro, according to authorities. Brazilian police said the woman was with her ...

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Fake wheelchair user arrested for smuggling gold in Bangladesh

DHAKA: A man pretending to be a wheelchair user who had taped 25kg (55lb) of gold to his thighs has been arrested at Bangladesh’s main airport. Customs officials became suspicious when they saw that Jamil Akhter had travelled abroad 13 times this year. The $1.5m (£1.15m) haul is the largest ...

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Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima nuclear attack

JAPAN on Sunday marked 72 years since the world’s first nuclear attack on Hiroshima, with the nation’s traditional contradictions over atomic weapons again coming into focus. The anniversary came after Japan sided last month with nuclear powers Britain, France and the US to dismiss a United Nations (UN) treaty banning ...

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