Tuesday, 18 February 2020

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Man kills family over fears they would expose lies to fiancée

TORONTO: A Canadian man once arrested for robbing banks admitted to killing his mother and two brothers with crossbows over fears they would expose his lies to his fiancée before his wedding. Brett Ryan pleaded guilty Friday to first and second-degree murder in the grisly 2016 slayings of his mother, ...

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Gun battle and suicide bombing in Afghan capital

KABUL: Afghan security forces are battling gunmen following a suicide attack outside the Iraqi embassy in the capital, Kabul. Four attackers targeted the complex in the central Shar-e-Naw neighbourhood, the Afghan interior ministry said. A bomber blew himself up at the gate of the embassy, and three others entered the ...

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755 US diplomats must leave Russia: Putin

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that 755 US diplomats must leave his country, after Moscow announced it would expel American staff in retaliation for tough new sanctions from Washington. The Russian foreign ministry had earlier demanded the US cut its diplomatic presence in Russia by September to 455 – ...

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Philippine mayor linked to drugs killed in raid, arrest daughter

MANILA: A Philippine mayor accused of involvement in narcotics trafficking was shot dead along with 14 other people in a police raid Sunday – the latest official to die in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Duterte has singled out local officials, policemen and judges as part of a crackdown ...

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Germany: 2 killed, 3 injured in nightclub shooting in Konstanz

KONSTANZ: At least two persons were killed and three other injured in a shooting in a German nightclub in Konstanz, police said. The 34-year-old suspect suffered life-threatening injuries in a gunfight with police officers outside the venue, near the Swiss border, reported the Independent. He later died in hospital.   ...

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US bombers fly over South Korea after North’s second missile test

The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea following the country’s latest Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) test. The B-1 bombers were escorted by South Korean fighter jets as they performed a low-pass over an air base near ...

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Chinese woman gets plastic surgery to avoid €3.2 million debt

A 59-year-old woman from the central Chinese city of Wuhan changed her appearance through plastic surgery to avoid paying 25 million yuan (€3.2 million) in debt. Police officers were reported to be “astonished” after apprehending the woman, who fled to the Southeastern area of Shenzhen after the surgery. “We were ...

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Australian Police Arrest 4 Men Allegedly Plotting To Bomb Airplane

SYDNEY: Australian officials say they have arrested four men in connection with a plot to bomb an airplane, following Saturday evening raids. Police say the plot was “Islamic-inspired.” “In recent days, law enforcement has been become aware of information that suggested some people in Sydney were planning to commit a ...

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Uzbekistan holds ex-president’s daughter in custody

ALMATY: Gulnara Karimova, elder daughter of late Uzbek ex-president Islam Karimov, is in custody following a 2015 conviction for extortion and embezzlement and is being investigated for more crimes, the Uzbek Prosecutor General’s office said. The announcement is the first official word on the fate of Karimova, 45, who disappeared ...

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