Wednesday, 26 February 2020

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Samia Shahid: MP Naz Shah writes to Pakistan PM over honour killing

BRADFORD: An MP has written to the Prime Minister of Pakistan a year after the alleged “honour killing” of Samia Shahid calling for action in the case. Ms Shahid, 28, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, died while visiting relatives in the country in July 2016. Her first husband Chaudhry Muhammad Shakeel ...

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Teacher banned after drunken sex with pupil in plane toilet

A high-flying physics teacher has been struck off after she had oral sex and sexual intercourse with a pupil in an aeroplane toilet during a school trip. Eleanor Wilson, who was a physics teacher and head of Key Stage Four at a Bristol secondary school, tried to hide the sexual ...

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Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign, claims US

PARIS: Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a US congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others ...

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Trump bars transgender people from military service

WASHINGTON: President Trump abruptly announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military on Wednesday, blindsiding his defense secretary and Republican congressional leaders with a snap decision that reversed a year-old policy reviled by social conservatives. Mr. Trump made the declaration on Twitter, saying that American forces could not ...

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Wildfires prompt 10,000 evacuations on French Riviera

MARSEILLE: Firefighters evacuated thousands of campers and local residents after a wildfire broke out on France’s tourist-thronged Riviera coast overnight. The blaze was the latest of several wind-whipped fires that are ravaging forest and scrubland on the hills and slopes that spill into the Mediterranean sea between the Marseilles and ...

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Sadiq Khan Accuses Donald Trump Of Acting Like A 12-Year-Old

LONDON: Sadiq Khan has spoken of his recent spat with Donald Trump, accusing the US President of acting like a “12-year-old” and breaking “basic” political rules. In an in-depth interview with The New Yorker the London Mayor discusses his now-infamous tussle with the US President in the wake of the London ...

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Woman dies after being bitten by sick cat

TOKYO: A Japanese woman has died from a tick-borne virus after being bitten by a stray cat in what is possibly the world’s first animal-to-human transmission of the disease. The woman in her 50s died some 10 days after being bitten by the cat last year after she took the ...

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Woman arrested for destroying $950,000 worth of instruments

JAPAN: Police and media reported that a woman, identified as Tokyo resident Midori Kawamiya, was arrested in the central prefecture of Aichi for allegedly destroying 54 violins and 70 bows worth around $950,000 that were owned by her ex-husband, yesterday. Reports stated that the violins had been made or collected ...

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26 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Kandahar base

KABUL: At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed and 13 wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base in Kandahar province, the defence ministry said Wednesday, the latest blow to struggling security forces. The militants “attacked an army camp in Karzali area of Khakrez district of Kandahar last ...

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