Saturday, 21 October 2017

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US and Israel to withdraw from UN body

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UNITED NATIONS: The United States is pulling out of Unesco after repeated criticism of resolutions by the UN cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit. While the US stopped funding Unesco after it voted to include Palestine as a ...

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North Korea Nuclear Bomb Test Site Hit by Earthquake

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A series of tremors and landslides near North Korea’s nuclear test base likely mean the country’s sixth and largest blast has destabilized the region, and the Punggye-ri nuclear site may not be used for much longer to test nuclear weapons, experts say. A small quake was detected early on Friday near ...

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Parents win murder appeal in case that divided India

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ALLAHABAD: An affluent Indian couple won their appeal against a life jail term for the murder of their daughter and a servant in the latest sensational twist of case that divided the nation and inspired a movie and a book. The Allahabad high court acquitted dentists Rajesh and Nupur Talwar ...

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PM May says UK must act against race inequality

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LONDON: Theresa May has warned public services there will be “nowhere to hide” if they treat people differently on the basis of their race. A new government website shows disparities in educational attainment, health, employment and treatment by police and courts between ethnicities. The PM said institutions must “explain or ...

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Bangladeshi acid victims appear on ramp in London

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LONDON: A group of Bangladeshi acid attack victims took to the stage at a London fashion show in an awe inspiring act of defiance against violence towards women. The eight volunteers, who have all been subjected to violence or attacks themselves, stepped onto the catwalk at the Survivors’ Runway in a “moment ...

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Two arrested over deadly Marseille train station attack

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PARIS: French police investigating the fatal stabbing of two young women in the southern city of Marseille, an attack claimed by Islamic State, have arrested two men, a judicial source said. The pair, aged 24 and 29, were arrested on Tuesday in Toulon, about 65 kilometres (40 miles) east of ...

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Man jailed after subjecting wife to 30 years of domestic abuse

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SHETLAND: A Controlling husband who hosed his wife with cold water and forced her to keep a ‘mistake book’ during a 30-year reign of terror has been jailed for 32 months. Robert Simmons, 62, drew up timetables of tasks for wife Karen, divided into 15-minutes slots, and punished her if ...

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Ukraine detains two top defence officials in graft case

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Ukraine’s anti-corruption bureau said it had detained a deputy defence minister and another top military official for allegedly embezzling millions in state funding through an illegal oil-purchase scheme. The announcement was the highest-profile indictment against any official since the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) launched a graft case against the ...

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