Saturday, 15 May 2021

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Boris Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that parliament would be suspended until October 14, just two weeks before the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), enraging anti-Brexit MPs. The pound slid on the surprise news, which opponents branded a “coup” and a “declaration of war”. ...

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Law student accuses politician of sexual harassment, goes missing

SHAHJAHANPUR: Three days after an LLM student of SS Law College from Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India accused former union minister and BJP leader,, of harassment and “destroying the lives of several girls”, she has gone missing from her college hostel. According to a report in CNN News18, the girl accused ...

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Brazilian govt rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon fires

BRUSSELS: French President Emmanuel Macron said that leaders of G7 countries agreed to help the countries of the Amazon basin to deal with forest fires that he described as a serious international crisis, while criticizing his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, for not following his obligations to combat climate change. The ...

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Man stabbed near British government offices in London

LONDON: A man was stabbed near British government offices in central London, police said, adding the incident was not thought to be terrorism-related. Police said they were called to Marsham Street where the Home Office (interior ministry) is located after a report of a man armed with a knife. They ...

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Indian government ends Kashmir’s special status

NEW DELHI: Amid escalating tension in occupied Kashmir following deployment of tens of thousands of additional troops, the Indian government on Monday has ended special status of the valley while scrapping articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution. In a malicious attempt to turn Muslim majority into minority in Kashmir, ...

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US woman infuriated over bail granted to rape convict in India

NEW DELHI: A US woman, who was sexually assaulted by an Indian politician’s nephew in New Delhi back in 2013, has now come out against the “corrupt” Indian legal system for granting him bail and claiming that the country does not support women who go through the tragic ordeal. The victim ...

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Trump again offers to mediate between Pakistan, India on Kashmir issue

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has again offered to mediate between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir dispute. “If they [Pakistan and India] wanted somebody to intervene or to help them,” Trump said in response to a question from a reporter at the White House about his earlier offer to mediate the ...

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Blasts hit Bangkok as city hosts major security meeting

BANGKOK: Six bomb blasts wounded at least four people at three sites in Bangkok on Friday, as the Thai capital hosted a Southeast Asian security meeting with top diplomats from the United States, China and other world powers. The first small explosions were heard during rush hour, just before 9 ...

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At least four dead in California food festival shooting

CALIFORNIA: At least four people were killed, including a suspected gunman, and several others were injured after shooting at a food festival in California on Sunday. A video posted on social media showed people running for cover as shots were heard in the background, a Reuters report said. Fifteen more ...

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