Monday, 10 May 2021

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Eight including French citizens killed by gunmen in Niger

NIGER: Eight people, including six employees of a French aid group, were killed by gunmen in an area of Niger that is home to the last West African giraffes, officials said. The gunmen arrived on motorcycles and opened fire, happened at Tillabéri region, a town about 65km (40 miles) from ...

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Lebanon government to resign over blast fallout

BEIRUT: Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab was expected to announce his government’s resignation amid popular outrage over the deadly Beirut port explosion that has reignited angry street protests. The under-fire cabinet, struggling to weather the political storm, met amid widespread demands for an end to an entrenched political system widely ...

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More than a dozen killed in ‘devastating’ India plane crash

KOZHIKODE: The black box of Air India flight IX-1344 that crashed in Kerala killing at least 18 people has been recovered, the Indian aviation minister said. The plane carrying 190 people crash-landed during bad weather night and tore in two, injuring scores of passengers. The Boeing 737, on a special ...

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Mahinda Rajapaksa Registers Victory In Sri Lanka’s Polls

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa staged a political comeback as his party registered a landslide victory in the twice-postponed general elections, according to the final results released by the elections commission. The official results declared showed that the Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP) alone had won 145 seats and ...

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Lebanon information minister quits over deadly port blast

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s information minister Manal Abdel Samad on Sunday quit in the first government resignation since a deadly port blast killed more than 150 people and destroyed swathes of the capital. “After the enormous Beirut catastrophe, I announce my resignation from government,” she said in a statement carried by local ...

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Turkey says it is ready to help rebuild port of Beirut

BEIRUT: Turkey is ready to help rebuild the port of Beirut, which was destroyed by a massive blast, Turkish Vice-President Fuat Oktay said during a visit to Lebanon. Turkey’s port of Mersin, on the Mediterranean, is ready to assist the port of Beirut, he said, without elaborating. The blast was ...

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Bad week for Mexico tourism capped by mis-translations

MEXICO CITY: It has been a bad week for Mexican tourism promotion, and it got worse Friday when the English language version of the country’s tourism website appeared with hilarious mis-translations. Entire states like Hidalgo and Guerrero apparently got machine translated as “Noble” and “Warrior.” Worse for the VisitMexico.com site, ...

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Coronavirus cases across world crosses 18.9 M

LONDON: The number of Coronavirus cases across the world has crossed 18.9 million while the pandemic has claimed more than 709,000 lives so far. More than 12.1 million patients have recovered from the disease across the world. There have been at least 306,200 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United ...

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Cyprus signs arms contracts with France

NICOSIA: Cyprus on Thursday said it would work with France to procure and develop arms and jointly train military personnel as part of a defense cooperation agreement. According to a statement, the 2017 agreement that came into force this month also aims to bolster security at sea and around offshore ...

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Trump feel Beirut blast was likely an ‘attack’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said US military generals have told him that they “seem to feel” the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people, was a “terrible attack” likely caused by a bomb. Trump was asked why he called it an attack and not an ...

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