Wednesday, 21 August 2019

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UK to send third warship to Gulf

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LONDON: Britain will send a third Royal Navy warship to the Gulf, the defence ministry announced Tuesday, while insisting that it did not “reflect an escalation” of tensions with Iran in the region. Britain has already sent the HMS Duncan, an air defence destroyer, to cover for frigate HMS Montrose ...

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After enforcement action threat Airbnb comes clean on pricing

LONDON: Airbnb has amended the way it presents pricing information to consumers after the European Commission took it to task for not being transparent enough on the cost of bookings. In addition to displaying total charges in the results pages in search queries, Airbnb now makes it clear if the ...

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UN slams Taliban’s threat against Afghan media

UNITED NATIONS: The head of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan has denounced the Taliban for publicly threatening to turn media outlets in the war-torn country into military targets, stressing freedom of the press is critical and civilians should never be deliberately targeted with violence. Noting that “words must never ...

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Amazon’s beauty store poses threat to beauty retailers

NEW YORK: Amazon Inc unveiled its online professional beauty store to sell supplies to licensed professional stylists, barbers and estheticians, weighing on shares of other beauty retailers. It would sell a wide range of brands from Wella Color Charm and RUSK to OPI Professional, and other supplies typically found in ...

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Alex Carey: Australia planning to nullify Shakib threat

NOTTINGHAM: Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey says the defending champions will target Bangladesh dangerman Shakib Al Hasan when the two sides meet at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Shakib s brilliant century helped the Tigers complete the second-highest World Cup chase in a seven-wicket win over the West Indies in Taunton on ...

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Britain confident with World Cup security amid moderate threat

Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Eoin Morgan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Dimuth Karunaratne, Gulbadin Naib, Aaron Finch, Mashrafe Mortaza and Jason Holder of West Indies pose for a group photo. (Image: ICC) LONDON: Britain may be dealing with a national threat level of ‘severe’ but officials are confident they have ...

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Pakistan offers to be mediator between US and Iran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has said it is ready to mediate between Washington and Tehran as Iran’s foreign minister arrived for talks in Islamabad amid growing tensions in the Middle East. Islamabad is worried about the situation in the region as the US builds up its military presence in the Persian Gulf, ...

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US lawmakers introduce bill to help US companies remove Huawei equipment

WASHINGTON: According to the new bill, the US Administration will help poorer US companies rid themselves of Chinese equipment which allegedly poses a threat to US national security. A bipartisan group of US lawmakers introduced legislation which aims to help US companies replace Chinese telecom equipment if such equipment is deemed a ...

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US calls back embassy staff in Baghdad as tensions with Iran escalate

BAGHDAD: The US ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, citing intelligence on a “imminent” threat from Iraqi militias with close links to Iran. The evacuation order came 10 days after President Donald Trump ordered the movement of an aircraft carrier task force ...

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UK experts join Indian medics to counter surgical infection threat

BIRMINGHAM: Experts from the University of Birmingham have tied up with medical professionals in India to set up an innovative research centre that will help improve care for surgical patients. A team from the university’s joint research team, involving the UK’s National Institute for Health Research Global Health Research Unit on ...

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