Friday, 6 December 2019

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Trump signs revised travel ban, exempts Iraqis

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump Monday signed a new temporary travel ban, this time targeting travelers from six Muslim majority countries and crafting his executive order in ways intended to survive challenges in the US courts. The new ban, which goes into effect from March 16, no longer restricts travel ...

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Malala congratulates Peshawar Zalmi on PSL win

LONDON: Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousufzai congratulated Peshawar Zalmi on winning the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final against Quetta Gladiators. Malala said she was ecstatic over the best team’s victory. “Zalmi played well throughout the tournament, thanks, foreign and local players.” Earlier, Malala said she hopes all ...

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Erdogan’s Nazi claim ‘unacceptable’: Angela Merkel

BERLIN: Germany’s chancellery on Monday hit out against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for likening a German ban on rallies by his ministers to “Nazi practices”, calling the comparison “absolutely unacceptable”. “The government will make this very clear” to Turkey, Peter Altmaier, chief of staff at the chancellery, told public ...

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Willing to fight for country, Pakistan ranks top in the list: Gallup

LONDON: WIN Gallup International recently announced the results of their international survey on people’s willingness to fight for their country. Pakistan ranks 3rd in the list of countries where its citizens are willing to fight for their country, according to a global survey from WIN/Gallup International. 89% Pakistanis said they would ...

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British father of two shot dead at Kenyan ranch

A British man was shot dead in northern Kenya at a private ranch in the Laikipia area, two of the man’s neighbors said, and a legislator warned that local politicians were stoking violence as elections approach. There have been numerous attacks in the drought-stricken region of Laikipia in recent months ...

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Former U.S. intelligence chief rejects Trump wiretap accusation

WASHINGTON: The former top U.S. intelligence official rejected President Donald Trump’s accusation that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped him even as the White House on Sunday urged Congress to investigate Trump’s allegation. FBI Director James Comey asked the Justice Department this weekend to reject Trump’s wiretapping claim because it was ...

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In day of pro-Trump rallies, California march turns violent

NEW YORK: Supporters of Donald Trump clashed with counter-protesters at a rally in the famously left-leaning city of Berkeley, California, on a day of mostly peaceful gatherings in support of the U.S. president across the country. At a park in Berkeley, across the bay from San Francisco, protesters from both ...

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Indian child protection officers held in trafficking probe

LONDON: Two child protection officers have been arrested for alleged links with a trafficking gang that ran illegal adoption centres in eastern India selling children to foreign couples, police said on Saturday. Investigators said children aged between six months and 14 years were sold in illegal adoptions to couples from ...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger fired, didn’t quit ‘Apprentice’: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump disputed Arnold Schwarzenegger’s announcement about quitting as host of the reality show “The Celebrity Apprentice,” saying on Saturday that Schwarzenegger was leaving involuntarily after drawing few viewers. Schwarzenegger had announced on Friday that he would not return for a second season of the NBC show. ...

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Obama denies Trump claim he wiretapped him during campaign

WASHINGTON: A spokesman for Barack Obama rejected claims from US President Donald Trump that the former president had wiretapped him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign. “Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply ...

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