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Thai Govt convenes parliament session over massive protests

BANGKOK: Thai lawmakers will meet for an extraordinary parliament session to discuss the demands put forward by participants of the ongoing anti-government rallies in Bangkok, Parliament President Chuan Leekpai said. “The lawmakers of the government and opposition parties agreed today that there was a need to convene an emergency parliament ...

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‘Extremely Surprised’ by Turkey’s actions: German FM

BERLIN: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he was “extremely surprised” by the latest actions of Turkey after successfully bringing the contradictions between Turkey and Greece onto the path of diplomacy. Speaking at a joint press conference with Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar on ...

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Fresh #MeToo Charge Against Sajid Khan

BOLLYWOOD: 2018 saw the rise of the #MeToo movement in Bollywood which was inspired by a global campaign against sexual harassment. Director Sajid Khan was accused of sexual assault by a number of actresses and journalists. After two years, Indian model Dimple Paul has broken her silence and shared her ...

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UK secures first post-Brexit free trade agreement with Japan

LONDON: Earlier this week, Reuters reported citing anonymous officials in Tokyo that Japan intends to speed up trade talks with the United Kingdom and reach a broad consensus on an agreement this week. The UK’s Department for International Trade said in a statement on Friday that it had secured a ...

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Bitcoin price reaches $12,000

LONDON: Bitcoin was at $11,918 on Sunday, according to Coin Market Cap data. At the Binance cryptocurrency exchange trading platform its value was increasing by 5.41 percent, up to $11,980. In the course of Sunday trading, the Bitcoin price reached the $12,000 mark for the first time since 9 August ...

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Katy Perry admits Kanye West presidency would be ‘little wild’

LONDON: The award-winning rapper stunned audiences on 5 July when he announced he was trying his hand in a completely new walk of life, setting himself a goal of challenging President Trump, who he had earlier endorsed, and presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the forthcoming national polls. Katy Perry has commented ...

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Billie Eilish wins ‘Song of the Year’ at 2020 Grammys

MANCHESTER: The 62d annual award event took place in Los Angeles on Sunday night, with the most popular celebrities attending the event 18-year-old Billie Eilish has won “Song of the Year” for her song “Bad Guy” at the 2020 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Eilish has become the youngest performer to win ...

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David Clark stepped down as NZ Health Minister

WELLINGTON: David Clark stepped down as Health Minister after facing a backlash for his breaching of Level 4 quarantine rules. Recently he had been pressured to resign, as over 2,000 New Zealanders signed a petition calling for him to be sacked. New Zealand’s Health Minister, David Clark, stepped down from ...

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