Saturday, 24 August 2019

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Woman saves partner’s life from 22,500km away

SYDNEY: A woman saved her partner’s life from 22,500km away after realizing he was having a stroke. Madisen Trudell in the US was on the phone with her partner Joseph in Australia’s Brisbane when she noticed something was amiss, according to a story posted in the Daily Mail Australia. She ...

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India, other countries must fight terrorists in Afghanistan: Trump

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump said that India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time. “India is right there, they are not fighting it, we are fighting it,” said Mr. Trump. “Pakistan is right next door. They are fighting ...

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As forest fires rage, experts worry about the future of the Amazon

There are more than 165,000 fires burning in the Amazon rainforest – and a significant number of them, more than 75,000, are burning in Brazil. The Amazon spans more than 5.5 million square kilometres, is home to roughly 40,000 plant species, 1,300 bird species and 2.5 million species of insects. ...

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Canada FM to press Cuba on its support for Venezuela’s Maduro

OTTAWA: Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will travel to Havana next week to press Venezuela’s top ally Cuba to stop propping up President Nicolas Maduro’s regime and to help bring an end to the Venezuela crisis. The August 28 trip will be her second since June for talks on Venezuela. ...

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‘Saaho’ May Fail At Box-Office Due To This Special Factor

The new “Bad Boy” song from Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s “Saaho” is out. In this song, the “Baahubali” actor is seen grooving with hot and sexy Jacqueline Fernandes. It once again indicates that through these various songs in the flick, the makers are catering to the vast segments of the ...

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Johnson tells EU he wants Brexit deal but without backstop

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote Monday to EU President Donald Tusk reaffirming his desire to conclude a Brexit deal as well as his opposition to the controversial “backstop” on Ireland. The so-called backstop is a mechanism that would keep the UK in EU customs arrangements to prevent a ...

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Mentally stable Americans should be able to own guns: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that all “mentally stable” Americans should be able to own firearms amid reports he retreated on plans to toughen gun purchase background checks in the wake of a string of mass shootings. “I want guns in the hands of people that are mentally ...

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United States approves sale of 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan

WASHINGTON: The United States has approved an $8 billion military sale of 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to TECRO [Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office] for ...

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Australia to send warship and Defence Force to Middle East to support US

MELBOURNE: Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the move this morning, saying it was in support of US-led efforts to keep the Strait of Hormuz open for shipping. Mr Morrison said recent disruption to shipping in the region was a threat to Australia’s national interests. Australia has been considering joining the ...

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India, Pakistan should resolve Kashmir issue bilaterally: Boris Johnson

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday said that India and Pakistan must resolve the Kashmir issue between themselves. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in a phone call. Spokeswoman for his Downing Street office said that PM Johnson made clear that the UK ...

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