Thursday, 28 May 2020

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German Couple Jailed For Rape And Murder Of Chinese Student

BERLIN: A German couple received lengthy jail sentences Friday for brutally raping and killing a Chinese student in eastern Germany, in a shocking crime that caused outrage in both countries. The court in the city of Dessau found that the 21-year-old defendants, named only as Sebastian F and Xenia I, ...

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Israeli police confirm Netanyahu is suspect in fraud investigation

ISRAEL’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is a suspect in two investigations into allegations of “fraud, breach of trust and bribes”, according to an Israeli police document produced in court. The suspicions against Netanyahu, who denies any wrongdoing, were revealed in a court application by detectives seeking a gag order on ...

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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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