Thursday, 23 January 2020


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A decade of climate change: Earth’s temperature hottest on record

MADRID (Reuters) – The past decade is almost certain to be the hottest on record, weather experts warned on Tuesday, painting a bleak picture of vanishing sea ice, devastating heatwaves and encroaching seas in a report launched at a climate summit in Spain. An annual assessment of the Earth’s climate ...

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France: Massive strikes strangle Paris for 12th day

PARIS: Massive strikes in France continued for a 12th day to protest President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed pension reform, causing serious disruptions in transportation, health and the public sector in the capital Paris and other cities. In Paris, eight metro lines and around 20 metro stations were closed with other lines ...

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Female journalist’s groped on live broadcast

A female reporter in the United States was groped by a marathon runner while conducting a live broadcast. The culprit has now apologised for the act after the viral video of the incident garnered outrage on social media. After millions of views of it online a police investigation has begun ...

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Johnson wins ‘huge’ mandate for swift Brexit in UK election

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union within weeks. The Brexit divorce represents Britain’s biggest political and economic gamble since World War Two, cutting the world’s ...

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Ghost Stories will chill down your spine

BOLLYWOOD: The much-awaited trailer of Ghost Stories starring Janhvi Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala and Mrunal Thakur is out. The four short stories are directed by Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, and Karan Johar. The trailer begins with a happy marriage between Avinash Tiwary’s character and Mrunal Thakur’s character. Things take a ...

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British-Indian candidates register strong result in UK election

MANCHESTER: All the Indian-origin MPs from the previous Parliament were successful in clinching their seats, with Gagan Mohindra and Claire Coutinho for the Conservative Party and Navendru Mishra for Labour among the first-timers. Indian-origin candidates across both the Conservative and Labour parties on Friday registered strong results in the UK’s ...

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Suu Kyi criticised in court over ‘silence’ on Myanmar rape claims

LONDON: The Gambia condemned Aung San Suu Kyi’s “silence” over the plight of Rohingya Muslims after the Nobel Peace Prize laureate defended Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN’s top court. Lawyers for the mostly Muslim African country said her arguments that Myanmar’s 2017 military crackdown was a “clearance operation” ...

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Kartik Aaryan comes to Sara Ali Khan’s rescue

BOLLYWOOD: Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan are breaking the headlines for their rumoured relationship and breakup for a while now. But now, amid all this, a video of the two performing together at Star Screen Awards is doing the rounds on social media. In the video, Sara takes off ...

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Boycott rallies rock Algeria day before presidential poll

ALGIERS: Algerian police violently dispersed an anti-vote protest in Algiers, on the eve of a widely unpopular presidential election. As a helicopter flew overhead, more than 200 anti-riot police charged protesters assembled outside the capital’s central post office, injuring at least eight people, an AFP journalist said. About 30 protesters ...

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