Monday, 16 July 2018

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Indian police arrest principal, 5 others in rape of student

PATNA: Police in eastern India have arrested a school principal, two teachers and three students after a teenage girl blamed them and another 13 schoolmates for repeatedly raping her for the last seven months, police said Saturday. Police arrested the six after the girl named the 19 accused in a ...

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We’re coming to Pakistan to face prison: Nawaz Sharif

LONDON:  Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif announced he was returning to Pakistan following the 10-year prison sentence handed to him by an accountability court, saying he has been punished because he tried to turn the course of the country’s 70-year history. Sharif, along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz held ...

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Dozens killed in Japan floods

Photo: Kyodo News/AP MOTOYAMA: Flooding and landslides have killed at least 38 people and left dozens missing in western areas of Japan. Most of the deaths have occurred in Hiroshima prefecture, which has been hit by torrential rain since Thursday. Hundreds of homes have been damaged. About 1.5 million people ...

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No breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks

VIENNA: World powers and Iran appeared to make no concrete breakthrough in talks to provide Tehran with an economic package to compensate for US sanctions that begin taking effect in August. Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia met their Iranian counterpart in Vienna for the first time since US ...

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Mexico authorities mulling $10 million fine for election victors

MEXICO CITY: Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s party could face a $10 million (7.56 million pounds) fine for violations of campaign finance rules, the national electoral institute said on Wednesday following the group’s wide-reaching election victory. Lopez Obrador, a former Mexico City mayor who has vowed to root out ...

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Pompeo arrives in North Korea for talks on nuclear sites

SEOUL/WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday, hoping to “fill in” details on the North’s plans to dismantle its nuclear program and also to secure the remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War. Pompeo landed in Pyongyang and met Kim Yong Chol, ...

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London Mayor Approves Giant Baby Balloon to Greet Trump

LONDON: President Trump is scheduled to visit London next week, and a giant balloon portraying Trump as an orange baby throwing a tantrum will reportedly greet him near the UK Parliament. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has allowed this citing “the right to peaceful protest”. In a statement, a spokesperson for Mayor ...

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Nawaz Sharif gets 10 years jail term in Avenfield apartments case

In a verdict which will echo across the political landscape of Pakistan for decades, the accountability court hearing the Avenfield reference sentenced deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif to 10-years imprisonment and daughter Maryam to seven years. The former prime minister’s son-in-law, Safdar, was also sentenced to a year in prison. ...

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Islamic Relief helps survivors of Bangladesh floods

DHAKA: Islamic Relief is helping survivors of the devastating floods in Sylhet, Moulvibazar and Cox’s Bazar. The Country Director for Islamic Relief Bangladesh, Akmal Shareef, says, ‘We have already deployed three members of staff on the ground and another four staff members will be joining this week to help those ...

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Egypt sentences former Morsi advisor to life

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced a former advisor to toppled president Mohamed Morsi along with 13 other people to life in prison for belonging to an illegal group. Abdullah Shehata was an economic advisor to the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president, who was democratically elected in 2012 following the overthrow of longtime ...

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