Tuesday, 18 January 2022

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Tens of thousands rally worldwide against abuse of women

PARIS: Tens of thousands have rallied across the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as France unveiled new measures to combat domestic violence. Demonstrators on Monday gathered in countries as diverse as Guatemala, Russia, Sudan and Turkey, where riot police in Istanbul blocked the ...

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Man pleads guilty to making false bomb threats to schools in UK

Federal prosecutors say a 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sending false shooting and bomb threats to schools in the U.S. and U.K. The Department of Justice says Timothy Vaughn of Winston-Salem, North Carolina was a member of the Apophis Squad, a collective of hackers intent on using the internet ...

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Ship with 14,600 sheep aboard capsizes off Romania

BUCHAREST: Rescuers were struggling to save 14,600 sheep loaded on a cargo ship that capsized in the Black Sea off the coast of Romania, they said. The Queen Hind bound for Saudi Arabia overturned for yet unknown reasons shortly after leaving Romania’s Midia port. The crew of 20 Syrians and ...

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Nine-year-old Belgian prodigy set for university degree

AMSTERDAM: Like many other nine-year-olds, Laurent Simons likes TV and his pet dog. But he also wants to make artificial organs, and is about to get the qualifications to set him on his way. The Belgian boy will in December receive a degree in electrical engineering from Eindhoven University of ...

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Trump fires US navy chief over handling of SEAL case

WASHINGTON:   Richard Spencer was ousted as Navy Secretary, a civilian position, in a case that has fueled reports of anger among US military leadership over Trump´s interference in discipline cases. “I no longer share the same understanding with the Commander in Chief who appointed me, in regards to the key ...

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Media mogul Bloomberg enters U.S. presidential race

WASHINGTON: Billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of America’s largest city, jumped into the race for the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination on Sunday as a moderate with deep pockets unabashedly aiming to beat fellow New Yorker Donald Trump in the November 2020 election. Bloomberg’s belated entry into the ...

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At least 24 dead as plane crashes into DRC homes

GOMA: At least 24 people have died after a passenger plane crashed into houses in Goma city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials say. Residents on the ground, including four family members, were among the victims. The small aircraft went down in the Mapendo neighbourhood after “missing” its ...

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Duterte’s fierce rival stripped of ‘drug czar’ post

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sacked “drug czar” Leni Robredo, just weeks after her appointment. Duterte’s spokesman cited a number of reasons for her removal, including the lack of trust. Ms Robredo, the country’s vice-president, is an outspoken critic of Mr Duterte’s controversial war on drugs. After being appointed, ...

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French women demand action amid high domestic violence rate

LES MUREAUX: Sylvia. Dalila. Aminata. Céline. Julie. Their names are plastered on buildings and headlines across France, calling attention to their shared fate: Each was killed, allegedly by a current or former partner this year. More than 130 women have died from domestic violence this year alone in France, according ...

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