Wednesday, 21 August 2019

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Woman sues Trump in New York for defamation over sexual assault denial

LOS ANGELES: One of about a dozen women who previously accused President-elect Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances filed a lawsuit against him in New York on Tuesday, alleging he had made false and defamatory statements about her in rejecting the accusation, causing her emotional and economic harm. The ...

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These 8 men are richer than half of the world’s population

DAVOS: Only eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, Oxfam said on Monday in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top. As decision makers and many of the super-rich gather for this week’s World Economic ...

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Sadiq Khan: Keeping Londoners safe is my first priority as mayor

LONDON: Fresh funding cuts to Britain’s largest police force could undermine efforts to protect the public from terrorist attacks, the government has been warned. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it will become “near impossible” to maintain the number of officers on the capital’s streets if Scotland Yard is hit with ...

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‘Inappropriate’ video of Boxer Amir Khan leaked

LONDON: Former world champ’s Boxer Amir Khan has been hit by more personal turmoil after a long-rumoured sex tape of the star was leaked online. The X-rated clip shows him in just a T-shirt and boxer shorts performing a sex act on himself while in conversation with a female model ...

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Europe, NATO hit back at Donald Trump

BRUSSELS: EU heavyweights Germany and France led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump Monday after he branded NATO “obsolete” and said more countries would leave the EU after Britain. In a hard-hitting interview with two European newspapers, Trump unleashed a volley of verbal attacks on Europe and ...

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Canadian among 5 dead in shooting outside nightclub in Mexico

An injured woman is pictured near the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Ro state, Mexico where five people were killed during a music festival on Jan. 16, 2017. MEXICO: One Canadian was among at least five people killed Monday in a shooting at an electronic music festival ...

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Teacher who had ‘near daily sex’ with 13-year-old pupil

TEXAS: A middle school teacher who admitted having ‘near-daily sex’ with a 13-year-old pupil has been jailed for 10 years. Alexandria Vera, 24, claimed the boy’s parents were happy that their son stayed over at her house and even approved of her keeping his baby when she fell pregnant by ...

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Donald Trump says UK ‘doing great’ after Brexit vote

LONDON: The UK is “doing great” following its vote to leave the EU, US President-elect Donald Trump has said. In his first UK interview – with former Justice Secretary Michael Gove for the Times – Mr Trump said he thought the UK was “so smart in getting out”. Mr Trump ...

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Amazon’s Gandhi flip-flops spark anger in India

MUMBAI: Flip-flops bearing the face of India’s independence icon Mahatma Gandhi for sale on Amazon triggered fresh outrage Sunday, days after the e-retail giant was forced to stop selling Indian flag doormats. On Wednesday, India demanded Amazon apologise for selling “insulting” doormats featuring India’s national flag, with Foreign Minister Sushma ...

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Early elections set to be called in Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster (R) and Martin McGuinness, First and Deputy First Ministers of Northern Ireland, speak to journalists as they leave Number 10 Downing Street in London. File Photo BRITAIN’s Northern Ireland minister is set to call an early election in the province on Monday, a week after the resignation of ...

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