Sunday , February 18 2018

International

Prosecutors become relic hunters

NEW YORK, Dec 18, (Agencies): The lawmen who knocked on the door of Helen Fioratti’s Park Avenue apartment this fall weren’t hunting for a fugitive or a stash of drugs. They were after her coffee table. The small table was topped with a colorful marble mosaic that was once part …

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Lebanese admits murder of Briton

BEIRUT, Dec 18, (AFP): Lebanese police on Monday arrested a driver suspected of killing British embassy worker Rebecca Dykes after trying to rape her, according to officials and the national news agency. The Lebanese news agency said the Lebanese man, who works as a driver with ride-hailing giant Uber, had …

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Six dead as Amtrak train hurtles off overpass

Vehicles struck by falling train cars DUPONT, Wash, Dec 18, (AP): An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least six people, authorities said. Seventy-eight passengers and …

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Two suicide bombers attack Pakistan church, killing eight

QUETTA, Pakistan, Dec 17, (Agencies): Two suicide bombers attacked a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Sunday, killing eight people and wounding 42 others, officials said. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for the southwestern Baluchistan province, said hundreds of worshippers were attending services at the church ahead of Christmas. …

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Over 30 dead in Philippine storm

More than 89K flee slow-moving Kai-Tak MANILA, Philippines, Dec 17, (Agencies): A slow-moving storm has left more than 30 people dead and several others missing mostly due to landslides and floods and stranded thousands of holiday travelers in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday. Sofronio Dacillo Jr, a disaster- response …

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Homegrown jihadists main threat – Bangladeshis worry

WASHINGTON, Dec 17, (Agencies): Returning fighters from the vanquished Islamic State group pose a grave danger to Europe and the United States, but the primary extremist threat comes from people living and radicalized inside their country, US terror experts say. Even if they have no battleground experience, those who decide …

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DC signals Western Wall for Israel – Turkey seeks to annul Trump decision at UN

SPEAKER WARNS ON TEMPORARY MOVES OVER JERUSALEM WASHINGTON, Dec 16, (Agencies): Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem’s Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Although they said the …

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New US rules on visa waiver

WASHINGTON, Dec 16, (AP): The Department of Homeland Security is demanding tougher security measures from countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program. DHS announced Friday that participating countries are now being asked to fully comply with a program in which they use US counter terrorism information to screen travelers. …

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Saudis said to ‘detain’ Palestinian billionaire

AMMAN, Dec 16, (RTRS): Sabih al-Masri, Jordan’s most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday. Masri’s detention, which follows the biggest purge of the Saudi kingdom’s …

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Press US to back down: Speaker; Al-Ghanim addresses Parliamentary Union

‘UNIFIED ARAB STANCE NEEDED ON JERUSALEM’ RABAT, Dec 14, (KUNA): Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim said Thursday that a unified Arab stance on the regional and international level was needed against the recent US move on Jerusalem. In his speech to the heads of Arab parliaments meeting …

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