Monday, 18 June 2018

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Four Britons feared dead after seaplane crash

SYDNEY: The seaplane was returning from a New Year’s Eve lunch at a picturesque restaurant on the NSW Hawkesbury river when something caused it to plunge into the water and rapidly sink, killing all six aboard. The Sydney Seaplanes aircraft was carrying a pilot and five passengers when it crashed ...

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Egypt’s Morsi sentenced to three years in prison

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to three years in prison along with 19 other defendants for “insulting the judiciary,” his lawyer said. The other defendants include former members of parliament, activists and three journalists. Morsi had already been sentenced to a total of 45 years ...

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Pakistan tops list of world’s best travel destination for 2018

LONDON: British Backpacker Society describes it as ‘one of the friendliest countries on earth’ Pakistan has been ranked the world’s top travel destination for 2018 by the British Backpacker Society, which described Pakistan as “one of the friendliest countries on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination”. ...

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Manchester fire: Northern Quarter apartment block blaze

MANCHESTER: Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a 12-storey building in Manchester. Images posted on social media show smoke billowing out of the building on Joiner Street in the city’s Northern Quarter, while crowds of people watch on from below. The fire is affecting the ninth floor of the building, ...

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Woman sues hospital over nude photo taken of her on operating table

WASHINGTON: A woman has sued the Pennsylvania hospital where she once worked over nude photos taken of her while she was on the operating table. Sheila Harosky sued Washington Hospital, its chief executive and the doctor performing her surgery. She alleges invasion of privacy and medical malpractice, among other claims ...

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North Korea vows to never give up nukes if US continues blackmail

PYONGYANG: North Korea vowed Saturday to never give up its nuclear weapons as long as the United States and its allies continue their “blackmail and war drills” at its doorstep. The hermit kingdom’s official state media, Korean Central News Agency, reported the communist nation’s often repeated stance. The media outlet ...

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Mike Pence neighbors in Aspen hang Make America Gay Again banner

NEW YORK: It’s been said that good fences make good neighbors. But in Aspen, Colo., this week, Vice President Mike Pence has something different posted between his vacation lodging and that of the people next door. Specifically, it’s a rainbow banner reading “Make America Gay Again.” It appeared on a ...

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Iran’s government warns against ‘illegal’ gatherings after protests

TEHRAN: Iran’s government warned citizens Saturday against holding “illegal” public gatherings, following two days of rare anti-government protests which spread to a number of cities. The protests – described as the largest public display of discontent since the 2009 Green Movement in Iran – have emerged against a backdrop of ...

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Saudi-led air raids kill 68 Yemen civilians in one day: UN

SANAA: Sixty-eight Yemeni civilians were killed in two separate air raids by the Saudi-led Arab coalition in one day, the UN humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Jamie McGoldrick said on Thursday. The first air strike on Tuesday hit a “crowded popular market” in Taez province, killing 54 civilians including eight children, ...

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