Friday, 23 June 2017


Teacher charged with having sex with students


ROCKY MOUNT: A high school math teacher is in jail on the last day of school. Rocky Mount police have charged Erin McAuliffe with three counts of sexual activity with a student and one count of indecent liberties with a minor. The 25-year-old taught at Rocky Mount Preparatory School, which ...

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Corbyn calls for Theresa May to stand down

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LONDON: British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it was time for Prime Minister Theresa May to stand down after election results indicated she had lost votes, support and the confidence of voters. “This election was called in order for the prime minister to gain a large majority in order for ...

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British police arrest Pakistani family in connection with London attacks

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LONDON: British police have detained five members of a Pakistani family, from a house in Ilford, Eastern London, in connection with the recent London attacks. Police also searched the family’s home, cars, and nearby businesses. During the search, entry of local residents was limited; only those carrying IDs were allowed ...

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1 in 3 drug deaths in Europe recorded in UK: Report

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PARIS: An official report by the European drugs agency has revealed that almost one in three drug overdose deaths in the continent are recorded in the United Kingdom. The annual report published by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCCDA) on Tuesday said that the number of deaths ...

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China slams irresponsible Pentagon report on military development

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BEIJING: China dismissed as irresponsible the annual US Defence Department report that predicted China would expand its global military presence. The defence ministry in a statement refuted the US assessment, saying “China is not doing any military expansion and does not seek a sphere of influence”. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua ...

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40 British Pakistanis contesting UK general elections


LONDON: More than 40 men and women of Pakistani origin are taking part in the Britain’s general elections – set to be held today. Of these, around 31 are from the mainstream parties such as Labour, Conservatives, Liberal Democrats while the rest are from smaller parties or contesting as independents. ...

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General Election: Around 30 million voters head to the polls

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Around 30 million voters are going to the polls in the General Election called by Theresa May just over seven weeks ago. Polling stations all over the UK are open until 10pm on Thursday, with the results being declared overnight and throughout Friday. Polling day follows a frantic dash for ...

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IS strike heart of Tehran, Iran blames Saudis

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Police officers helping civilians leave the Parliament building in Tehran on Wednesday. LONDON: Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people in an unprecedented assault that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards blamed on regional rival Saudi Arabia. Islamic State ...

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UK Elections: Parties in final push for votes

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LONDON: As the battle for No 10 enters its final hours the party leaders will make a last dash around the country for votes. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will attend six rallies from Glasgow in the north to London in the south via North Wales. After kicking off with an ...

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