Saturday, 23 June 2018

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Firefighters quell big blaze near London’s Euston train station

LONDON: A large fire in a pub near London’s Euston train station was brought under control on Friday evening and there were no reports of casualties, the British capital’s fire brigade said. Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers were called in to battle the flames, and at one ...

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Donald Trump Says North Korea Still A Big Threat

(FILE PHOTO) President Donald Trump cited an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to U.S. national security as he acted Friday to maintain long-standing economic restrictions on North Korea, including the freezing of any assets in the United States. The official declaration, contained in a notice to Congress, came despite Trump’s assertion ...

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Trump reverses migrant family separation policy amid global push

( John Moore/Getty Images ) WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has succumbed to global appeals, signing an executive order promising to “keep families together” in migrant detentions. Trump retreated on his policy on Wednesday amid international fury over the separation of undocumented parents and children, saying he had been swayed ...

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New Zealand prime minister gives birth to baby girl

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl in an Auckland hospital Thursday, becoming only the second world leader to do so while in office. “I’m sure we’re going through all of the emotions new parents go through, but at the same time feeling so ...

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Microsoft GitHub services completely free for schools

LONDON: GitHub has announced that they are expanding their offering to teaching-focus institutions by now offering them both GitHub Enterprise and Business Hosted accounts for free in addition to all of the previously available free services. A special page has gone up on the official GitHub Education website where anyone ...

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QB teamed up with Jason Derulo for World Cup anthem

MOSCOW: The Pakistan football team might not be present in Russia to represent the country in one of the biggest sporting events in the world, but Pakistani football fans can take solace knowing that a bit of Pakistani flavour is present in this year’s mega event. Pakistani singer Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch has ...

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Canada to announce marijuana legalization date soon

TORONTO: The Canadian government said Wednesday it will soon announce the date when cannabis will become legal – but warned it will remain illegal until then. The Senate gave final passage to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday. But Canadians will have to wait at least ...

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Algeria goes offline to stop students cheating

ALGIERS: Algeria went offline on Wednesday for the start of high school diploma exams, the first in a series of internet blackouts to stop students cheating. Mobile and fixed internet lines were cut across the country for a total of two hours, to coincide with the start of two separate ...

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Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers in first major attack since ceasefire

Afghan Taliban militants rode a motorbike as they took to the streets to celebrate a ceasefire on the second day of Eid Credit: NOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images KABUL: Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, ...

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