Thursday, 14 December 2017

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Sadiq Khan says Pakistan needs a helping hand to unlock potential

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LAHORE: Terming Pakistan an emerging market in the world, London Mayor Sadiq Iman Khan on Wednesday said the country’s people needed a “helping hand” to unlock their potential. Speaking to an enthralled audience at the Alhamra Hall here, Khan stated that he is lobbying for greater visa ease for South-Asians. “After leaving the ...

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Chennai Six: First of group arrives home in UK from India

Billy Irving

GLASGOW: The first of the Chennai Six has arrived back in the UK, more than four years after the group of former British soldiers was jailed in India on weapons charges. Billy Irving touched down at Glasgow Airport this morning (Wednesday). He and five other British men had been guards ...

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MI5 Reportedly Foils Plot To Kill Prime Minister

Theresa May

Britain’s domestic intelligence agency MI5 has foiled a terrorist plot to assassinate Prime Minister Theresa May, U.K. media reports. Two men have been charged with terrorism-related offenses in connection with the plot, which reportedly involved using improvised explosives to blow up the gate at No. 10 Downing Street, the prime ...

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Profumo sex scandal showgirl Christine Keeler dies aged 75

Keeler Back In London

LONDON: A former model whose affair with a leading Tory cabinet minister shook British Politics in the 1960s and led to the downfall of the Tory government has died aged 75. Christine Keeler passed away on Monday after suffering from a lung condition for several months. She was propelled into ...

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Very good progress made on Brexit, says Theresa May

Theresa May

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May insisted “very good progress” was being made in Brexit negotiations – as the DUP said there was “more work to be done”. PM May appeared in Prime Minister’s Questions after a phone call with DUP leader Arlene Foster, who has refused to support draft plans ...

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German trains collide near Duesseldorf, several people injured

German trains collide

DUESSELDORF: Several people were injured in a train crash near the German city of Duesseldorf , fire department and police spokesmen said. Rail operator Deutsche Bahn said a passenger train of the regional provider National Express drove into a freight train from DB Cargo about 1830 GMT in the town ...

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Police find father and daughter’s bodies inside house

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LONDON: cops are probing whether a dad and daughter found dead this morning were killed over a big betting shop win. Noel Brown, 69, and Marie Brown, 41, died at a house in Deptford, south-east London. Keen gambler Noel was a regular punter at bookmakers in his area and police are ...

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200 held over child sex abuse on live streams

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British police officers arrested 188 people in a single week over allegations of online child sex abuse – and say that livestreaming platforms are becoming the platform of choice for sex offenders. Officers reported the spike in arrests after a week of “intensification” which saw forces across the UK swoop ...

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Around 50 leaders, excluding Trump set for Paris climate summit

Paris

PARIS: Around 50 world leaders are expected in Paris for a major climate summit this month but US President Donald Trump will skip it, the French presidency said. China and India’s leaders won’t attend the December 12 meeting either, though each will send a minister, in what is billed as ...

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Supreme Court endorses Trump’s travel ban

Trump’s travel ban

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court ruled that a ban ordered by Donald Trump on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and two other countries could be immediately imposed while multiple court cases challenging the ban are resolved. The ultimate disposition of the ban was expected to take months to resolve. But ...

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