Wednesday , April 25 2018

International

Wind topples giant bronze statue of China’s first emperor

Beijing, April 9, 2018 (AFP) -A strong gale-force wind has toppled a giant statue of China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang and flattened its face at a popular tourist site in eastern Shandong province. The 19-meter (62-foot) bronze replica of the monarch — who was the first to unify warring …

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Police shoot man dead in London confrontation

LONDON (AP) — London police have shot a man dead after the man reportedly claimed he had a weapon. Police said the man was shot and killed early Monday morning in Romford in east London. Police say they responded to a call at 3:50 a.m. reporting a man making threats …

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100 injured in major student protests in Bangladesh

Dhaka, April 9, 2018 (AFP) -Thousands of students across Bangladesh staged protests and sit-ins Monday after clashes at the country’s top university left at least 100 people injured. Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at Dhaka University students fighting what they consider “discriminatory” government job quotas in favour of …

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Philippines’ Duterte urges ‘fast-track’ sacking of top judge

Manila, April 9, 2018 (AFP) -Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday lawmakers must “fast-track” the impeachment of the nation’s top judge, further stacking the odds against her staying in office. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is one of several high-profile critics who have found themselves in legal trouble …

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Russian army blames Syria airbase strikes on Israel

Moscow, April 9, 2018 (AFP) -The Russian army on Monday accused Israel of carrying out deadly missile strikes on a Syrian military airbase from Lebanon, Russian media reported. Damascus made the same accusation against Israel Monday. “Two F-15 planes of the Israeli army hit the airbase between 03:25 am and …

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Philippine Airlines to suspend Kuwait flights from May 16th

Nearly 900 Filipinos repatriated  free of on government calls to assist OFWs – Will continue to serve Kuwait through flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam MANILA April, 7: Philippine Airlines (PAL) will temporarily halt its “economically unsustainable” flights to and from Kuwait from May 16, the …

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AT LEAST 40 DEAD IN ALLEGED SYRIA GAS ATTACK

Big price to pay, says Trump as Russia warns off military strike BEIRUT, April 8, (Agencies): An alleged chemical attack that left at least 40 dead in Syria’s rebel-held town of Douma sparked international outrage Sunday, with US President Donald Trump warning there would be a “big price to pay”. …

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Bangladesh sentences man to death for murder of union leader

Dhaka, April 8, 2018 (AFP) -A Bangladesh court on Sunday sentenced a man to death in absentia for murdering a union leader who led strikes in the powerful garment industry. A court in the northern district of Tangail ordered that factory worker Mustafizur Rahman be hanged for kidnapping and murdering …

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Pakistan summons US ambassador over traffic death

Islamabad, April 8, 2018 (AFP) -Pakistan said Sunday it had summoned the US ambassador to lodge a protest over the death of a motorcyclist who was killed in a collision with a US diplomatic vehicle. A second person was injured in the accident at traffic lights in Islamabad on Saturday …

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German van attack kills 3 – 20 injured

BERLIN, April 7, (AFP): At least three people died on April 7 when a vehicle ploughed into busy cafe and restaurant terraces in the German city of Muenster before the driver shot himself dead. Images on social media showed smashed and upturned tables and chairs strewn accross the pavement outside …

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