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Friday , November 16 2018


Crimean student kills 17, self

MOSCOW, Oct 17, (Agencies): At least 17 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials said. Eighteen-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov turned up at …

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Pakistan hangs child killer

Pakistani authorities Wednesday executed a man convicted of raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in an incident that shocked the country and sparked riots earlier this year. Chilling CCTV footage broadcast on television following the killing purportedly showed the young girl – Zainab Fatima Ameen – walking hand-in-hand with an …

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Indian police & protesters clash at flashpoint temple

NILACKAL, India, Oct 17, (Agencies): Indian police with batons on Wednesday charged a group of more than one hundred protestors trying to prevent women accessing one of the country’s holiest Hindu sites, an AFP reporter at the scene said. Demonstrators threw stones at police on the way to the Lord …

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US imposes ‘sanctions’ on Iraqi money exchange

WASHINGTON, Oct 17, (Agencies): The US Treasury imposed sanctions on Wednesday on an Iraq-based money services business, Afaq Dubai, believed to be moving funds for the Islamic State militant group. The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control added Afaq Dubai to its list of specially designated global terrorists for “assisting …

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Saudis cooperating: Erdogan – IMF postpones Saudi stop

ISTANBUL, Oct 17, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had made clear in talks in Ankara that Saudi officials were cooperating with Turkey’s investigation into missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “He made clear that the Saudis had cooperated with the investigation …

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Land-to-sea Iran missile to 700 km

LONDON, Oct 16, (RTRS): Iran has extended the range of its land-to-sea ballistic missiles to 700 km (435 miles), a senior Iranian military official said on Tuesday amid rising tensions with the United States over Tehran’s missile programme. US President Donald Trump pulled out of an international agreement on Iran’s …

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UAE charges British student with ‘spying’

DUBAI, Oct 16, (AFP): The United Arab Emirates has charged a British PhD student with spying in the Gulf country, as his wife Tuesday called on Britain to defend his innocence. Matthew Hedges stands accused of “spying for a foreign country, jeopardising the military, political and economic security of the …

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Indian guru, 14 followers sentenced to life in prison

HISAR, India, Oct 16, (Agencies): A court in northern India sentenced a Hindu guru and 14 followers to life imprisonment on Tuesday for the deaths of four women and a child at his sprawling ashram. The court ordered the penalty for Sant Rampal in Hisar city in Haryana state, where …

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Riyadh agrees need for investigation

NO-SHOW BLACKROCK NOT TO CUT TIES WITH SAUDI ARABIA RIYADH/ISTANBUL, Oct 16, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia’s crown prince agreed on Tuesday there must be a thorough investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the United States said, after media reports that Riyadh may acknowledge his death in a botched interrogation. …

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3 hurt in Cologne hostage-taking

German police said Monday they ended a hostage-taking in a pharmacy in Cologne’s main train station, gravely wounding the alleged perpetrator after he himself injured two people. “Special response units overpowered the man. During the police action he hurt two bystanders, one of them seriously,” police said in a statement. …

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