Wednesday, 23 August 2017

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Manchester Arena relatives to get £250,000

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MANCHESTER: The families of those killed in the Manchester Arena terror attack are to receive £250,000 each, after more than £15m was donated by the public to the We Love Manchester Fund. Twenty-two people were killed and scores injured when a bomb exploded after an Ariana Grande concert in May. ...

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Iranian president threatens to restart nuclear program

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TEHRAN: The war of words between the US and Iran over the latter’s nuclear and missile development program continued. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to restart “within hours” some of the activities Tehran agreed to stop under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “The world has ...

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Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan Is Fragile: EU

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EU Special Representative (EUSR) and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Afghanistan Franz-Michael Mellbin said that Afghanistan has made some gains in the human rights sector, but called for more work to be done to bolster human rights especially women’s rights in the country. Speaking at the same ...

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Big Ben to Go Silent for Four Years

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LONDON: As one of the UK’s most photographed spots, a trip to London isn’t complete without a visit to the city’s iconic bell tower. However as of next week, the famous chimes of Big Ben will be silenced for four years. The final chimes will ring on Monday 21 August, ...

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North Korea: Guam Missile Attack Put on Hold

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NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Tuesday he would hold off on a planned missile strike near Guam, but warned the highly provocative move would go ahead in the event of further “reckless actions” by Washington. Some analysts suggested Kim’s comments opened a possible path to de-escalating a growing crisis ...

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London police issue head-mounted cameras to armed officers

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LONDON: Head-mounted cameras are being issued for the first time to overt firearms officers, London’s Metropolitan Police said. The head cameras are being issued to all on the Armed Response Units in the Met’s Firearms Command, allowing them to wear the new technology on their baseball caps and ballistic helmets. ...

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Girl killed as car rams cafe near Paris

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PARIS: A vehicle crashed into a pizzeria in northern France, killing an 13-year-old girl and injuring at least 12 others, federal police said. The BMW rammed into the restaurant in the town of Sept-Sorts in the Seine-et-Marne region. The interior ministry said the act was deliberate, though officials aren’t treating ...

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Yemen roadside bombing kills 12 civilians

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[Caption]=Yemenis inspect the site of a suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group on August 29, 2016 at an army recruitment centre in the southern Yemeni city of Aden.
Yemeni security officials told AFP that the attacker drove an explosives-laden vehicle into a gathering of army recruits at a school in northern Aden, killing at least 60.
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ADEN: A roadside explosion killed 12 civilians and wounded four in southern Yemen on Monday when a bomb targeting a military car hit their vehicle instead, a security source said. “The bomb was planted on a road in the Qaataba district of Daleh province and hit a civilian vehicle instead,” ...

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