Monday, 19 February 2018


Israeli police recommend corruption charges against Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu

JERUSALEM: Israeli police recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in two corruption cases, dealing an embarrassing blow to the embattled prime minister that is likely to fuel calls for him to resign. Netanyahu angrily rejected the accusations, which included accepting nearly $300,000 in ...

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For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

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PARIS: Before man-made climate change kicked in – and well before “Day Zero” in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May – the global water crisis was upon us. Freshwater resources were already badly stressed before heat-trapping carbon emissions from fossil fuels began to warm Earth’s surface ...

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London City Airport reopens after World War II bomb removed

London City Airport

LONDON’s City Airport reopened and was operating as usual on Tuesday, the airport said, after a World War Two bomb which was found nearby was safely removed from the River Thames. All flights to and from the airport were cancelled on Monday after the half-tonne ordnance was found at the ...

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Vanessa Trump taken to hospital after white powder scare


NEW YORK: Donald Trump Jr’s wife was taken to a New York City hospital on Monday as a precaution after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that contained an unidentified white powder. The frightening episode happened when Mrs Trump, 40, opened the letter addressed to the president’s son ...

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Merkel says she plans to govern for full four-year term

Angela Merkel

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she plans to serve another full four-year term, despite growing criticism within her conservative ranks of the sweeping concessions she made to hold onto power. The veteran leader said that despite the sniping over a poor election result and the loss of key ministries ...

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Gay teacher fired from Catholic school for marrying girlfriend

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MIAMI: The administrators of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami fired popular first–grade teacher Jocelyn Morffi because she married the love of her life and then posted wedding photos on social media. According to local media reports, Morffi, who has taught at the school for seven years, got ...

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India pledges $40 million aid to Palestine, backs independent state

India pledges $40 million aid to Palestine

RAMALLAH: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged $40 million in aid to Palestine. Modi’s announcement came during the first-ever visit by an Indian head of state to the West Bank. “We discussed regional and global developments that have a role in peace in the world and in the region,” ...

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Five elephants run over and killed by train in India

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GUWAHATI: Five elephants were killed after being hit by a train while crossing rail tracks in Assam’s Hojai district, a forest official said today. A herd of elephants was crossing the rail tracks at Habaipur near Lumding reserve forest when the Guwahati-Silchar Express hit them last night, killing five on ...

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