Friday , September 21 2018


Indian police arrest 10 over lynching

Indian police said Tuesday that 10 people had been arrested over the murder of a man accused of kidnapping children in the latest lynching linked to rumours circulating on WhatsApp. More than 20 people have been killed in similar attacks across India, under its Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the …

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Tourist exodus as quake toll hits 105 – Search, recovery on

MATARAM, Indonesia, Aug 7, (AFP): Terrified holidaymakers rushed for boats and planes to leave Indonesia’s Lombok island Tuesday after it suffered a second deadly quake within a week, as rescuers scrambled to reach remote areas where survivors are in urgent need of food and shelter. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake killed …

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US, Iran stiffen rhetoric – Daimler quits

TEHRAN, Aug 7, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump warned the world against doing business with Iran on Tuesday as he hailed the “most biting sanctions ever imposed”, triggering a mix of anger, fear and defiance in Tehran. “The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions …

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Europeans jailed for DAESH links

BAGHDAD, Aug 6, (Agencies): An Iraqi court sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in prison on Monday for belonging to Islamic State, forging ahead with the trial of hundreds of people — many foreigners — captured after the militant group’s defeat last year. French citizen Lahcen …

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Riyadh expels Canada envoy, freezes trade

Saudis hit interference in Canada call for release of activists RIYADH/OTTAWA, Aug 6, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador, in a stern gesture of retaliation after Ottawa urged it to free arrested civil society activists. The sudden sharp response to criticism …

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Snapback sanctions on Iran set; EU acts to protect deal

WASHINGTON, Aug 6, (Agencies): The Trump administration expects economic sanctions that it is re-imposing on Iran this week to have a significant impact on the Iranian economy and will aggressively enforce the measures, senior US administration officials said on Monday. The so-called snapback sanctions, due to come into force early …

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Bangladesh considers capital punishment for driving deaths

DHAKA, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday will consider capital punishment for traffic accident deaths, a law ministry official said, as thousands of students held protests for a ninth day over the deaths of two teenagers by a speeding bus in Dhaka. Tens of thousands of angry school …

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Powerful quake rocks Indonesian tourist island; 91 dead

MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 91 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said Monday that rescuers still hadn’t reached some hard-hit areas and the death toll could climb. It was the second deadly quake in a week …

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New protests hit southern Iraq

BASRA, Iraq, Aug 5, (Agencies): Protesters flooded the streets of southern Iraq again on Sunday, nearly a month into a wave of unrest over corruption and decaying public services, AFP correspondents said. In oil-rich Basra, the southern port city where the protests broke out on July 8, tribal chiefs and …

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Iran braces as US sanctions kick in

RIYADH TO ADMIT IRANIAN DIPLOMAT FOR INTEREST SECTION WASHINGTON, Aug 5, (Agencies): A wave of US sanctions kicks in against Iran on Tuesday, cementing Washington’s hard line against Tehran after President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear pact. Already facing broad economic fallout as their currency implodes, Iranians …

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