Sunday , September 23 2018


UK teen jailed for Anzac ‘terror’ plot

LONDON, Oct 2, (AFP): Britain’s youngest person convicted of terrorism was sentenced Friday to a minimum of five years in jail for plotting an Islamic State-inspired “massacre” on an Anzac Day parade in Australia. The boy, nicknamed “the terrorist” by his classmates, was ony 14 when he masterminded the plot …

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IS militants attack forces guarding Libya oil port

BENGHAZI, Libya, Oct 2, (RTRS): Islamic State militants attacked forces guarding one of Libya’s main oil ports on Thursday with a gun assault and an attempted car bomb in an escalation of their campaign in the North African state, a local security official said. Islamic State has gained ground in …

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Palestinian flag raised at UN, Abbas seeks full membership; Hamas wary over ‘emotional’ speech

UNITED NATIONS, United States, Oct 1, (AFP): The Palestinian flag was raised at the United Nations in a symbolic gesture Wednesday as leader Mahmud Abbas called on the world body to grant them full membership, warning the risk of religious conflict. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Abbas presided over …

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Trump says he’d send back Syrians taken in by US; ‘This could be one of the great tactical ploys of all time’

KEENE, New Hampshire, Oct 1, (AP): Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Wednesday that if he’s elected president he would send back Syrian refugees taken in by the US because they may be Islamic State militants in disguise. The billionaire businessman, who is leading early opinion polls, said during an …

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Jail for migrants who defy expulsion; Hungary warns of instability from crisis

BRUSSELS, Oct 1, (Agencies): European Union countries can imprison migrants who re-enter their territory after being expelled, the EU’s top court ruled on Thursday in a judgment likely to be closely watched across the continent as it struggles to cope with a migration crisis. The European Court of Justice was …

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Anti-India rage grows in Nepal; Supplies dry up

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Oct 1, (AP): Nepal feels like it is being choked. It’s running out of gasoline. Medical supplies are becoming scarce. All because of an unofficial economic blockade imposed by neighboring India from where Nepal gets almost all its essential supplies. Many Nepalese believe that India has been retaliating …

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Indians declare $500m in black money

NEW DELHI, Oct 1, (Agencies): Indians declared $500 million in black money, the government announced Thursday, a fraction of the total amount feared hidden, as a deadline for coughing up assets hidden from the taxman expired. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took power last year pledging to crack down on black …

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Checks at land borders proposed; Berlin beefs up asylum rules

BERLIN, Sept 30, (Agencies): Germany could in future check asylum claims as migrants arrive at its land borders, the way it already does at airports, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere proposed Wednesday. He stressed that the cabinet had not yet signed off on the idea, but said his ministry was …

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India talks tough on black money in hunt for hidden billions – ‘Era of tax havens has come to an end’

NEW DELHI, Sept 30, (AFP): When an Indian deadline for declaring illegal assets expires Wednesday, billions of rupees hidden in foreign bank accounts or funnelled into property abroad will emerge into the light — or so the government hopes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took power last year pledging to crack …

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Top Iran leader warns of ‘harsh’ measures over Hajj disaster – After billions spent on safety, Saudis lost control of deadly crowd

TEHRAN, Iran, Sept 30, (Agencies): Iran’s top leader on Wednesday warned Saudi Arabia of “harsh” measures if the kingdom fails to promptly repatriate the bodies of more than 200 Iranian pilgrims killed in last week’s Hajj stampede. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s warning came as Iran summoned Riyadh’s envoy for …

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