Thursday, 14 December 2017

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Trump delays decision on Jerusalem amid growing criticism

Jerusalem

WASHINGTON: Facing dark warnings of a historic misstep and widespread unrest, US President Donald Trump on Monday delayed a decision on whether to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the US embassy there. The White House said Trump would miss a deadline to decide on shifting the embassy ...

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California teen admits to molesting 50 children: police

Joseph Hayden Boston

LOUISVILLE: A California teenager charged with sexually assaulting two young boys, admitted to molesting as many as 50 children over the past eight years in the state, according to police. Joseph Hayden Boston, 18, was arrested on Saturday (Dec 2) when his mother brought him to a police station after ...

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Sadiq Khan: London and Mumbai have similar personalities

Sadiq Khan

MUMBAI/LONDON: The similar personalities of London and Mumbai should pave the way for greater interaction between the two cities, their first ethnic minority mayor, Sadiq Khan, said in the city. Khan proposed stronger ties in trade, films production and filming, improving air quality, and tackling climate change. “London and Mumbai ...

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PM Theresa May in Brussels for key Brexit talks

Theresa May

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet key European Union (EU) figures on Monday here for talks on Brexit which could determine whether the UK is able to move on to negotiations on trade. The Prime Minister, accompanied by the Brexit Secretary David Davis, will meet European Commission president ...

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Christmas market scare was blackmail, not terror: German police

Christmas market

BERLIN: Those responsible for a suspicious package that prompted the evacuation of the Christmas market in Potsdam were attempting blackmail, not terrorism, German authorities said on Sunday (Dec 3). “It was not an act of terror but a common crime,” said Heinrich Juncker, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation. ...

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Mother arrested after death of son, Hakeem Hussain, in Birmingham

Hakeem Hussain, in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM: The mother and great-uncle of a boy who is thought to have frozen to death outside his home have been pictured for the first time. Laura Heath, 35, and Timothy Busk, 56, were arrested and released after seven-year-old Hakeem Hussain was declared dead at the property in Birmingham on Sunday. ...

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Man charged with murder after attempted robbery of Rolex watch

uk law

LONDON: Detectives investigating the killing of a man stabbed and shot at by thieves on a moped after refusing to hand over his Rolex watch have charged a man with murder. Danny Pearce (31) was fatally stabbed in Greenwich, south-east London, in July 2017 by thieves who were alleged to ...

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Pterosaur eggs provide insight in early life

eggs EARLY LIFE

RIO DE JANEIRO: Scientists have peered inside the largest collection of fossilized pterosaur eggs ever found, using 3D scans to reveal new insights into these flying cousins of dinosaurs. Pterosaurs were reptiles, and the first creatures, after insects, to evolve powered flight, meaning they flapped their wings to stay aloft ...

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