Friday, 18 October 2019

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China slams irresponsible Pentagon report on military development


BEIJING: China dismissed as irresponsible the annual US Defence Department report that predicted China would expand its global military presence. The defence ministry in a statement refuted the US assessment, saying “China is not doing any military expansion and does not seek a sphere of influence”. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua ...

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40 British Pakistanis contesting UK general elections

LONDON: More than 40 men and women of Pakistani origin are taking part in the Britain’s general elections – set to be held today. Of these, around 31 are from the mainstream parties such as Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats while the rest are from smaller parties or contesting as independents. ...

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General Election: Around 30 million voters head to the polls

Around 30 million voters are going to the polls in the General Election called by Theresa May just over seven weeks ago. Polling stations all over the UK are open until 10pm on Thursday, with the results being declared overnight and throughout Friday. Polling day follows a frantic dash for ...

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IS strike heart of Tehran, Iran blames Saudis

Police officers helping civilians leave the Parliament building in Tehran on Wednesday. LONDON: Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people in an unprecedented assault that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards blamed on regional rival Saudi Arabia. Islamic State ...

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UK Elections: Parties in final push for votes

LONDON: As the battle for No 10 enters its final hours the party leaders will make a last dash around the country for votes. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will attend six rallies from Glasgow in the north to London in the south via North Wales. After kicking off with an ...

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Fundraising appeal launched for tragic crash victim

LONDON: A Gofundme page set up for Marshall Arnott, who tragically died in a collision on the A38, has already raised over £1,000. Marshall, aged 20, was one of three men who died after the van they were travelling overturned during treacherous conditions on Monday afternoon. The friends, all in ...

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PARIS: Police SHOOT ATTACKER outside Notre-Dame cathedral

PARIS police say a suspect was shot and wounded on Tuesday after attacking an officer outside Notre Dame cathedral. The Paris prefecture of police tweeted an alert urging people to avoid the area. Police took to Twitter to urge people to stay away from Notre Dame and the island located ...

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Sadiq Khan hits back at Trump, calls for cancelling his UK visit

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan hit back at US President Donald Trump on Monday. He called for cancelling the US president’s state visit to the UK. Trump renewed his criticism earlier on Monday of the London mayor’s handling of the aftermath of Saturday night’s terror attack. He accused Khan of making ...

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Theresa May says Sadiq Khan is doing an EXCELLENT job

LONDON: Theresa May defended the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan after he was mocked by Donald Trump for his response to the London terror attack. The PM said Sadiq Khan is doing an ‘excellent job’ and they are working together closely the wake of Saturday night’s terror atrocity. But she ...

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Melbourne siege: Police shoot gunman dead, free hostage

MELBOURNE: A possible terror incident has left two men dead and three police officers and a woman hostage injured in a Melbourne apartment building. Police shot the gunman dead after discovering the body of another man in the foyer in the serviced apartment in Brighton, 11km south-east of Melbourne’s central ...

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