Sunday, 25 February 2018

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China hits back after Trump’s North Korea tweets

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BEIJING: China said US should not link trade to discussions about North Korea s nuclear programme, after President Donald Trump accused Beijing of failing to restrain Pyongyang despite profiting from business with America. “We believe that the North Korea nuclear issue and China-US trade are two issues that are in two ...

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Home Secretary warns internet giants over extremist content

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LONDON: Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd will push US tech giants to step up efforts to tackle and remove extremist content online during a visit to Silicon Valley on Tuesday (1 August). At the newly created Global Forum to Counter Terrorism in San Francisco, Rudd will warn tech firms that ...

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Lightning kills 21 as India reels from floods

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NEW DELHI: Lightning killed 21 people in eastern India as large swathes of the country reel under the worst floods in years that have left hundreds dead and millions displaced, officials said. Eighteen people were killed in Odisha state, authorities there said. Another three died in Jharkhand state further north. ...

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Moscow minister praises Mayor Sadiq Khan for new London T-charge

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LONDON: A Russian environment minister believes London’s new T-charge will “speed-up” the switch to electric vehicles as he praised the capital as a leader in green policies. Anton Kulbachevsky, head of Moscow’s department for environmental management and protection, said the Russian capital wanted to “follow the example” of London but ...

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Man kills family over fears they would expose lies to fiancée

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TORONTO: A Canadian man once arrested for robbing banks admitted to killing his mother and two brothers with crossbows over fears they would expose his lies to his fiancée before his wedding. Brett Ryan pleaded guilty Friday to first and second-degree murder in the grisly 2016 slayings of his mother, ...

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Gun battle and suicide bombing in Afghan capital

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KABUL: Afghan security forces are battling gunmen following a suicide attack outside the Iraqi embassy in the capital, Kabul. Four attackers targeted the complex in the central Shar-e-Naw neighbourhood, the Afghan interior ministry said. A bomber blew himself up at the gate of the embassy, and three others entered the ...

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755 US diplomats must leave Russia: Putin

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MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that 755 US diplomats must leave his country, after Moscow announced it would expel American staff in retaliation for tough new sanctions from Washington. The Russian foreign ministry had earlier demanded the US cut its diplomatic presence in Russia by September to 455 – ...

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Philippine mayor linked to drugs killed in raid, arrest daughter

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MANILA: A Philippine mayor accused of involvement in narcotics trafficking was shot dead along with 14 other people in a police raid Sunday – the latest official to die in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Duterte has singled out local officials, policemen and judges as part of a crackdown ...

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Germany: 2 killed, 3 injured in nightclub shooting in Konstanz

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KONSTANZ: At least two persons were killed and three other injured in a shooting in a German nightclub in Konstanz, police said. The 34-year-old suspect suffered life-threatening injuries in a gunfight with police officers outside the venue, near the Swiss border, reported the Independent. He later died in hospital.   ...

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