Saturday, 20 April 2019

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UK starts issuing passports without ‘European Union’ on cover

LONDON: Britain has begun issuing passports with the words “European Union” removed from the front cover – despite Brexit being delayed and uncertainty over when the country will leave the bloc. The interior ministry confirmed that some passports introduced from March 30, the day after Britain was originally due to ...

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Pakistan releases 100 Indians from prison

WAGAH:  Pakistan released 100 Indian prisoners out of 360 upon the completion of their sentences. They entered India through Attari-Wagah border on Monday afternoon after completing due formalities. Last week, India had sent a note verbale to Pakistan, urging Islamabad to make necessary arrangements for the immediate release and repatriation ...

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Tripoli’s only functional airport hit by air raid as clashes rage

TRIPOLI: Forces under the command of Libya’s renegade General Khalifa Haftar are believed to have launched an air raid against the only functioning airport in Tripoli, as heavy fighting rages for control of the capital. Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed said services at the Mitiga airport in eastern Tripoli were temporarily ...

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19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk: United Nations

UN: The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impact of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to a report by the United Nations children’s agency released Friday. The UNICEF report said the estimate includes ...

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All Pakistan F-16s counted, none missing: US report

WASHINGTON: India’s claim of shooting down a Pakistani F-16 in February has been challenged as a report citing unnamed US officials said that all US-supplied fighter jets to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) have been counted and none is missing. The report in the American Foreign Policy journal said that ...

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Trump struggles with a growing problem on the border

WASHINGTON: Tensions are rising, fingers are pointing and the search for solutions is becoming increasingly fraught. Overwhelmed by an influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border that is taxing the immigration system, President Donald Trump is grasping for something — anything — to stem the tide. Trump, who campaigned on ...

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Turkey ‘disappointed’ over EU’s local elections remarks

ANKARA: Turkey was “disappointed” over European Commission’s first vice president’s remarks on local elections, the country’s foreign ministry spokesman said.  “Turkish people went to the polls on March 31 with a participation rate that is seen in European countries rarely, and they once again showed their commitment to democracy. “Nevertheless, ...

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Prince William hosted a three-week internship in the MI6

LONDON: As reported at Kensington Palace the previous week, the Prince trained in the British foreign intelligence service, known as MI6, where he learned about the current security threats the UK Photo: Ewan Munro / commons.wikimedia.org Prince William hosted a three-week internship in the British secret service British Prince William ...

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Egyptian court sentences 7 defendants to death

CAIRO: An Egyptian court issued on Saturday preliminary death sentences against seven defendants involved in attacking a hotel in Giza near the capital Cairo in 2016, official MENA news agency reported. The defendants are among 26 others who are accused of leading an outlawed group, supplying it with firearms and ...

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