Thursday, 26 April 2018

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Trump morally unfit to be president, Ex-FBI chief says

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WASHINGTON: If there was any chance that President Trump and James B. Comey could have avoided all-out war, it ended Sunday night. That was when ABC News aired an interview with Mr. Comey, the president’s fired F.B.I. director, as he uses a publicity blitz for his searing tell-all memoir, “A ...

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Pakistan Army cadet wins ‘International Medal’ at Royal military academy

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LONDON: Pakistan Army cadet Sheroz Shahid has clinched overseas International Medal at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) UK. “The award is given for high performance in education, training and physical fitness fields displayed during the training period,” said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement on Friday. “The medal ...

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UK could launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia

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LONDON: Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed security sources. Britain’s relations with Russia are at a historic low, after it blamed Russia for a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal ...

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Bomb kills five during football game in Somalia

Bomb kills five during football game in Somalia

MOGADISHU: A bomb killed up to five spectators at a football match in southern Somalia, police and a lawmaker said, the first time an explosion has targeted a stadium. The blast went off in the port town of Barawe, in the Lower Shabelle region, when residents were watching a football ...

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Major protest held in Hungary

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Tens of thousands of Hungarians thronged Budapest on April 14 in anger at strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s crushing re-election victory. The crowd, around 100,000 strong according to organizers and AFP reporters, marched through the city center in sunshine to parliament for a rally under the motto “We are the ...

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Crowds of South Africans lay to rest Mama Winnie Mandela

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A mourner holds aloft at portrait of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at her funeral in Soweto on Saturday. Themba Hadebe / Associated Press SOWETO: South Africans turned out in thousands to bid final goodbyes to anti-apartheid icon and Nelson Mandela’s former wife Winnie Mandela who was laid to rest with full state ...

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Sri Lankan president suspends parliament

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COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament until next month in a shock move amid a deepening power struggle between him and his unity government’s prime minister. The official statement said that president had halted parliament’s meetings with effect from  Thursday midnight under article 70 of the constitution. The move, ...

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Child’s Rape and Murder Fuels Religious Tensions in India

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Students participate in a candle light procession in protest against the rape and murder of 8-year-old Asifa, in Jammu Kashmir, India, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Channi Anand) SRINAGAR: The girl, just 8 years old, was grazing her family’s ponies on a chilly January day in the forests of the ...

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Watchdog confirms UK findings in Russian ex-spy case

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LONDON: The international chemical weapons watchdog today confirmed the UK’s findings that the source of the military-grade nerve agent used to target the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury originally came from Russia. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ...

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World’s most admired people 2018

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LONDON: Pakistani Cricketer turned politician, Imran Khan and youngest Nobel Prize winner and education activist, Malala Yousufzai have made it to the list of World’s Most Admired People of 2018. Malala is the seventh most admired woman while Imran was number 20 among the most admired men in the world. The ...

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