Wednesday, 11 December 2019

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TikTok slammed for removing same-sex desi couple’s pictures

An Instagram photoshoot of a Hindu-Muslim same-sex couple, hailing from India and Pakistan, had gone viral on social media and users are going gaga over the pictures. The pictures showed Anjali Chakra from India and Sundas Malik from Pakistan laughing and kissing under a rain-splattered umbrella in traditional outfits.   ...

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Chile military plane goes missing with 38 on board

SANTIAGO: Chile’s air force lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight on Monday evening to the country’s base in Antarctica, and authorities indicated several hours later that they were not optimistic about the aircraft’s fate. The military said earlier that it had declared an ...

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UK’s ‘most dangerous’ criminal jailed for life

LONDON: A multiple rapist described as one of Britain’s “most dangerous” criminals was jailed for life on Monday for carrying out dozens of sex attacks in just a two-week period. Judge Andrew Edis branded Joseph McCann a “coward, a violent bully and a paedophile” for his campaign of rape, violence ...

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At least 43 killed in Delhi factory fire

NEW DELHI: At least 43 people have died in a factory fire in India’s capital New Delhi, with the toll expected to rise, police told AFP. The blaze broke out in the early hours in the city’s old quarter, whose narrow and congested lanes are lined with many small manufacturing ...

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Putin, Zelensky meet in Paris push to end Ukraine war

PARIS: Russian leader Vladimir Putin met Ukranian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time ever at a Paris summit aimed at agreeing measures to help end five years of conflict in the east of Ukraine. No comprehensive peace deal is expected from the meeting – mediated by French President Emmanuel ...

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UK election campaign enters final rounds

LONDON: Britain’s general election campaign enters its frenetic final stages on Monday, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn desperately seeking votes ahead of Thursday’s crucial poll. Johnson is hoping to regain the Conservative majority lost by his predecessor Theresa May in the last election, just two ...

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Finnish Minister Sanna Marin to become world’s youngest PM

HELSINKI: The 34-year-old Sanna Marin is set to become the world’s youngest Prime Minister as head of a women-led coalition government in Finland, it was reported on Monday. Marin, who is currently the Minister of Transport and Communications, narrowly won over Antti Lindtman, the 37-year-old chairman of the Social Democratic ...

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Israeli high school students to launch self-made satellite

JERUSALEM: Three youngsters from an Israeli school will travel to India next week to launch a satellite – Duchifat 3 – designed and built by them aboard PSLV C48 from ISRO’s Sriharikota launch site. Alon Abramovich, Meitav Assulin and Shmuel Aviv Levi, all 17 to 18 years old, are students ...

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PM Boris Johnson visits Hindu temple in Neasden

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden here and pledged to extend his support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his mission to build a new India. Johnson’s visit to temple comes ahead of UK’s crucial General Election on Thursday where he is seeking re-election. ...

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