Friday, 14 May 2021

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Israeli police storm Al Aqsa compound and fire on worshippers

Palestinians run away from Israeli border police during a demonstration in support of Palestinian families that face eviction from their homes at Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in the Damascus gate in Jerusalem. EPA Israeli police arrest a Palestinian demonstrator during a protest in support of Palestinian families that face eviction from ...

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Thousands of Afghans flee homes as fighting erupts after US pullout

Afghan security officials check people on a road side as part of increased security measures – EPA KANDAHAR – Thousands of Afghans were forced to flee their homes as fierce fighting erupted between government forces and the Taliban in a southern province after the US military began withdrawing its remaining ...

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Thai Govt convenes parliament session over massive protests

BANGKOK: Thai lawmakers will meet for an extraordinary parliament session to discuss the demands put forward by participants of the ongoing anti-government rallies in Bangkok, Parliament President Chuan Leekpai said. “The lawmakers of the government and opposition parties agreed today that there was a need to convene an emergency parliament ...

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COVID-19 crisis may worsen in north of England, MPs told

LONDON: British lawmakers have been informed in a meeting that the number of people suffering from the novel coronavirus in intensive care units in the north of England will exceed the number at the peak of the pandemic in April, if current trends continue. The meeting was chaired by Health ...

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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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Above 100 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

YANGON: The bodies of at least 100 jade miners were pulled from the mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday, in one of the worst ever accidents to hit the perilous industry. Scores die each year while working in the country’s lucrative but poorly regulated jade industry, which ...

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Outrage at UK story ‘justifying’ JK Rowling abuse

LONDON: Domestic abuse campaigners on Friday expressed outrage at a front-page story in The Sun where the ex-husband of “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling defended hitting her. Rowling revealed this week that she suffered domestic abuse in her first marriage, and a “serious sexual assault” in her twenties. The Sun ...

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Boycott rallies rock Algeria day before presidential poll

ALGIERS: Algerian police violently dispersed an anti-vote protest in Algiers, on the eve of a widely unpopular presidential election. As a helicopter flew overhead, more than 200 anti-riot police charged protesters assembled outside the capital’s central post office, injuring at least eight people, an AFP journalist said. About 30 protesters ...

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No terrorist motive in The Hague stabbing, say police

No indications have yet been found that the suspect of the stabbing in The Hague had a terrorist motive, the police of The Hague said on Sunday. The suspect, a 35-year-old man without a permanent residence, was arrested around 5:40 p.m. local time on Saturday at a homeless shelter in ...

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