Monday, 16 July 2018

News

$300,000 for one night, Mandela’s Prison

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s First democratic president, spent most out of his 27 years imprisonment in South africa’s Robben island prison off cape town. A night in his iconic 8-foot by 7-foot concrete cell will now be auctioned for charity to mark the 100 jubilee of prisoner number 46664’s birthday. ...

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Venezuela urged to open doors to aid

(Ariana Cubillos AP) Led by Peru, more than 50 countries urged Venezuela on Thursday to restore the rule of law and open its doors to humanitarian assistance, as an economic crisis causes shortages of medicine and growing malnutrition. Venezuelan security forces are suspected of killing hundreds and they enjoy immunity ...

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5 Kerala Priests Accused Of Rape

KERALA: Five priests in Kerala are being investigated over allegations that they sexually assaulted a woman for almost 20 years in a cycle of abuse and blackmail. Two of the priests today approached a court for protection from arrest. The woman’s story was exposed when an audio clip of her ...

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Dead South African woman found alive

JOHANNESBURG: A South African woman who paramedics had declared dead after a horrific car crash was later found alive in a mortuary fridge, emergency services said on Monday. Ambulance service Distress Alert confirmed that the unnamed woman had been certified dead by paramedics at the scene of the pile-up outside ...

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At least 12 killed as ferry capsizes in Indonesia

JAKARTA: At least 12 people died after a ferry carrying over 139 passengers went down in waters off Bulukumba district of Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province on Tuesday, officials said. Search and rescue operations are still underway, and some of the passengers were rescued. Ferry KMP Lestari Maju, heading to Selayar ...

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Found alive on 10th day, Thai boys’ cave ordeal not over

CHIANG RAI: Twelve boys and their soccer coach found alive after ten days trapped deep inside a flooded cave will have to bear their ordeal for longer while rescuers work out how to bring them safely out, the governor of Chiang Rai province said on Tuesday. Divers struggled through narrow ...

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Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested for corruption

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators Tuesday, officials said, the latest dramatic development in a widening graft probe that has engulfed the ex-leader. Najib will be charged Wednesday, a taskforce set up to investigate corruption involving Malaysian state fund 1MDB said in a ...

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Japan’s Princess Ayako to get married with shipping employee

TOKYO: Japanese people rejoiced Monday over the official announcement that Princess Ayako. The Imperial Household Agency announced the planned engagement of Princess Ayako of Takamado to Kei Moriya, who works at major shipping company Nippon Yusen K.K. Princess Ayako, 27, is the third daughter of the late Prince Takamado, a ...

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Angela Merkel dodges political bullet with controversial migrant deal

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel survived a bruising challenge to her authority with a compromise deal on immigration but faced charges Tuesday that it spelt a final farewell to her welcoming stance toward refugees. In high-stakes crisis talks overnight, Merkel had put to rest for now a dangerous row with ...

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Pakistan needs to do more: US

KABUL: Calling on Pakistan to exert more pressure on the militants, the Trump administration has said that the Taliban’s failure to engage in talks to end Afghanistan’s nearly 17-year conflict was “unacceptable”. During a recent visit to Kabul, two weeks after a ceasefire triggered street celebrations, US envoy Alice Wells ...

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