Sunday, 26 January 2020

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Fire Spreads Through Dubai Skyscraper

A residential tower which is home to hundreds of expats in Dubai’s famous Marina is on fire. Footage shows flames climbing up the 79-storey Torch Tower in the United Arab Emirates tourism hotspot. It was once the tallest residential building in the world and stands at more than 335m tall. ...

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UK acid attack survivors demand tougher sentences

TRURO: Victims of acid attacks in Britain are calling on the government to enforce longer prison sentences and tighten controls on the sale of corrosive substances, after a jump in the number of cases last year and in 2017. The issue hit headlines after a recent spate of attacks, including ...

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Texting suicide case: Michelle Carter faces 20 years at sentencing

LONDON: Michelle Carter’s own words helped seal her involuntary manslaughter conviction in the suicide of her boyfriend Conrad Roy III. Hundreds of her text messages presented as evidence over six days of testimony in June convinced a Massachusetts judge of her guilt in a criminal case that hinged largely on ...

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Russia: New sanctions a ‘fully-fledged trade war’

MOSCOW: The US has actually declared trade war on Russia by tightening sanctions against it, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in a Facebook post. He is confident that these measures will have no sense and that Russia, nevertheless, will be able to develop. “A full-fledged trade war has been ...

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Qatar announces $5.9b order for warships from Italy

DOHA: Qatar announced a five-billion-euro ($5.9 billion) order for seven warships from Italy in the midst of a nearly two-month diplomatic crisis with neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies. “We have signed a contract on behalf of the Qatari navy to acquire seven warships from Italy for five billion euros,” ...

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Afghanistan: Two US soldiers killed in suicide bomb attack

KABUL: A suicide bombing attack on a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday left two American service members dead, a Pentagon spokesman said, despite repeated refusals by the U.S. military in Afghanistan to say whether there were any deaths in the assault claimed by the Taliban. Navy Capt. Jeff ...

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3 Musketeers guilty of planning UK terror plot

BIRMINGHAM: A gang who styled themselves as the “musketeers” has been found guilty of plotting a bomb and knife attack in the UK. Naweed Ali and Khobaib Hussain from Birmingham, and Mohibur Rahman and Tahir Aziz from Stoke on Trent, stood trial at the Old Bailey after counter-terror police found ...

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Pakistan values its ties with UK: Speaker National Assembly

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistan highly values its relations with UK and wishes to strengthen the existing ties between the two countries through enhanced economic cooperation and parliamentary exchanges. He expressed these views while talking to the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew here in ...

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