Tuesday, 14 July 2020

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Trump warns James Comey to choose words carefully

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump warned James Comey, the former FBI director he fired this week, against leaking anything negative about the president and put the news media on notice that he may cancel future White House briefings. In a series of early-morning posts on Twitter, Trump even seemed to ...

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London police charge three women with terrorism

LONDON: London police on Wednesday charged three women, including a mother and daughter, with terrorism offences and conspiracy to murder after a raid during which one of them was shot. The charges were announced followed the April 27 operation at a home in north-west London, during which 20-year-old Khawla Barghouthi ...

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UN officials urge India to lift social media ban in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Two United Nations (UN) special rapporteurs are urging the Indian government to lift a ban on social media sites and mobile internet service in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir. The UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression and the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights ...

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Women sold for sham marriages to Asian crime gangs in Glasgow

GLASGOW: Revelations that victims of human trafficking have been sold to Asian crime groups in Glasgow have been exposed as part of a report showing that it is now the second most lucrative criminal commodity after drugs. with labour and sexual exploitation the most common reasons for trafficking to Scotland. ...

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MP Virender Sharma win Pride of Punjab awards

LONDON: Britain’s Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, MP Sajid Javid, presented the ‘Pride of Punjab Award’ 2017 to NRIs Virendra Sharma, Labour MP from Ealing and Southall, and Surinder Arora, founder chairman of the Arora Hotels, for their outstanding contribution to the communities in the UK. The ...

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Sadiq Khan first 12 months as mayor of London

LONDON: Sadiq Khan’s win last year was the biggest of any London mayor to date and the greatest personal mandate of any politician in British history. More than 1.3m Londoners voted for him – that’s almost 57% of those voting – and he quit as Tooting MP straight away to ...

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Indian student made to remove bra over exam cheat fears

NEW DELHI: An Indian student said she was made to remove her bra in public by school authorities over exam cheating fears, minutes before sitting a crucial test. Authorities issue strict dress codes to tackle widespread cheating on the entrance test for India’s prestigious medical colleges. But there is no ...

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Stephen Hawking: Future of humanity no longer lies on earth

LONDON: Scientist Stephen Hawking claimed that the next generation must inhibit another planet within a century since the future of humanity no longer lies on earth. Hawking, a leading theoretical physicist, said that the growing advancement of computer systems and machines could take over the human race. “I don’t think ...

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