Sunday, 27 September 2020

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Crews battle wildfires in western United States as smoke travels world

PORTLAND: As fire crews continued to battle deadly wildfires sweeping the western United States, thousands of evacuees in Oregon and other states faced a daily struggle while scientists in Europe tracked the smoke on Wednesday as it spread on an intercontinental scale. With state resources stretched to their limit, President ...

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Yoshihide Suga elected as Japan’s Prime Minister

TOKYO: Yoshihide Suga has been elected as Japan’s prime minister, becoming the country’s first new leader in nearly eight years and facing a raft of challenges including reviving an economy battered by the COVID-19 crisis, news agency Reuters reported on Wednesday. He is presently readying a “continuity cabinet”, which is expected ...

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Indoo ki Jawani song, holds your attention

BOLLYWOOD: Indoo Ki Jawani has taken a circuitous route when it comes to the promotional campaign designed around the film. Instead of giving us a teaser and a trailer, they have given us the first song. Titled Hasina Pagal Deewani, the Indoo Ki Jawani song is a remixed version of Mika Singh’s Saawan ...

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Pakistan govt passes all FATF-linked bills via joint session

ISLAMABAD: After a series of defeats in Senate, Pakistan government pushed all pending legislations on terror financing linked to FATF compliance through a joint session of parliament amid loud protests and a walkout by Opposition members. The Imran Khan government’s desperate move is part of efforts to get Pakistan out ...

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Iran holds military drill in Sea of Oman, Indian Ocean

TEHRAN: Iran’s armed forces began a large-scale military exercise in the southern waters of the country amid unprecedented escalation of tensions with the US. The three-day military drill, dubbed Zulfiqar-99, involves Iran’s army, navy, air force and air defense force and many newly developed weapons. The massive drill is being conducted over ...

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Trump announces Bahrain, Israel ‘peace deal’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump announced Friday a “peace deal” between Israel and Bahrain, which becomes the second Arab country to settle with its former foe in the last few weeks. “Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal ...

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Maduro says Venezuela buying Iranian missiles ‘a good idea’

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday said it would be a “good idea” to look into buying missiles from Iran, a day after Colombia said Venezuela was considering such a plan amid growing ties between Caracas and Tehran. Iran in May supplied gasoline to Venezuela to ease chronic shortages, ...

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Alexei Navalny ‘stable’ in Berlin hospital

BERLIN: Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who has suffered a suspected poisoning, was in a stable condition in hospital on Saturday after being flown to Berlin following a standoff over his medical evacuation from Russia. A convoy including two yellow ambulances brought Navalny from Berlin’s Tegel airport to the renowned ...

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