Wednesday , October 17 2018


Tourism in Kerala left ‘mud-bound’ – ‘GDP growth may fall’

NEW DELHI/ALAPPUZHA, Aug 28, (RTRS): More than a week after the floodwater began subsiding, animal carcasses are still floating in Kerala’s backwaters, and in places a nauseating stench rises like a wall when the wake from a passing boat breaks the surface. These inland lagoons running parallel to the coast …

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Echoes of ‘Weimar’ as German mobs rampage

BERLIN, Aug 28, (AFP): Germany was reeling Tuesday as xenophobia reared its head with far-right protests degenerating into attacks against foreign-looking people, adding fuel to an already explosive debate over migrants. After Sunday’s fatal stabbing of a German man, 35, allegedly by a Syrian and an Iraqi, thousands of protesters …

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Rouhani censured as pragmatists wane LONDON, Aug 28, (Agencies): Iran’s parliament voted on Tuesday to reject President Hassan Rouhani’s explanations for economic hardship after a dramatic grilling on live TV, a sign his pragmatic faction is losing sway to hardline rivals as new US sanctions begin to bite. The vote …

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4 killed in Indonesia forest fires; police arrest suspects

PONTIANAK, Indonesia (AP) – Police in the Indonesian part of Borneo island have arrested more than a dozen people suspected of starting forest fires that have killed four people in the past month. West Kalimantan police chief Didi Haryono said Tuesday that two of the 27 people wanted by police …

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Syria not safe yet for refugees to go back

BRUSSELS: The European Union does not believe Syria is safe for refugees to go back, officials in Brussels said of a Russian push to have people return to the war-torn country and the international community to spend money on rebuilding it. The bloc’s foreign ministers will discuss the matter in …

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Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Middle East

JERUSALEM, Aug 27, (AFP): Israel is working on a new missile system capable of hitting targets anywhere in the Middle East, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday. State-owned arms manufacturer Israel Military Industries (IMI) would deliver “within a few years” an advanced integrated system “allowing precise hits by remote …

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Tehran calls for strengthening ties with Qatar – Iran to UN court over US sanctions THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug 27, (Agencies): Iran went to the United Nations’ highest court Monday in a bid to have US sanctions lifted following President Donald Trump’s decision earlier this year to re-impose them, calling the …

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Rahma Intl implements Adhaahi project to needy in 41 countries

KUWAIT CITY, Aug, 26: ‘Rahma International’, a philanthropic organization affi liated to Al-Islah Social Society, implemented the livestock sacrifice (Adhaahi) project targeting needy areas in 41 countries with about a million beneficiaries. In a press statement, Assistant Secretary for Sections Affairs at Rahma International Fahad Muhammad Al- Shemmeri extended his …

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Kerala flood toll hits 445

KOCHI, India, Aug 26, (AFP): The death toll from devastating floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala rose to 445 Sunday with the discovery of 28 more bodies as the waters recede and a massive cleanup gathers pace, government officials said. Around a million people are still packed into …

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Iran MPs fire Finance as woes mount – US accused of waging psychological war

TEHRAN, Aug 26, (Agencies): Iran’s parliament impeached Economy Minister Masoud Karbasian on Sunday in the latest blow to embattled President Hassan Rouhani as he struggles to face down a mounting economic crisis. Karbasian is the second cabinet minister to be sacked this month, following the impeachment of Labour Minister Ali …

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