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Friday , November 16 2018


India building collapse kills three, 12 missing

NEW DELHI, July 18, (Agencies): More than 100 Indian rescue workers were using steel cutters and drills on Wednesday to try and free a dozen people feared trapped under the rubble of a collapsed six-storey building outside Delhi. Three bodies have been pulled so far from under tonnes of concrete …

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Kuwait to host donor’s confab to ‘promote’ education in Somalia

Bid to serve to secure future generations BRUSSELS, July 18, (KUNA): Ambassador of Kuwait to the European Union, NATO, Belgium and Luxembourg, Jasem Al-Budaiwi, has announced that Kuwait is to host a Donors Conference in Support of Education in Somalia. “We, in Kuwait, firmly believe that education is one of …

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Centrifuge rotor plant ups N-stakes – Trump said to have sought Rouhani talks TEHRAN, July 18, (Agencies): Iran has built a factory that can produce rotors for up to 60 centrifuges a day, the head of its atomic agency said on Wednesday, upping the stakes in a confrontation with Washington over …

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Indian court asks govt to act on mob violence

NEW DELHI, July 17, (Agencies): India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the government to enact a new law and stem what it called “horrendous acts” of lynching, after some 22 people were killed by mobs this year. Since February the country has seen a spate of mob lynchings, often in …

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More migrants arrive in Spain than Italy

Migrants taking Niger route to Europe falls 95% GENEVA, July 17, (AFP): The number of migrants arriving in Spain by boat is surging, the UN said Tuesday, and it has now surpassed Italy as the top destination for Mediterranean crossings. So far this year, 50,872 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean …

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‘American credibility has been diminished’

Trump rips diplomatic swathe across Europe HELSINKI, July 17, (AFP): Donald Trump was fired up. When the US president set off for Europe one week ago he was bent on knocking heads with Washington’s allies and finding friendship with Russia. As he fl ew homewards after Monday’s summit with President …

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7 executed in Saudi Arabia for murder and drug trafficking

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed seven death row inmates who had been convicted of murder and drug trafficking, state media reported. The ultra-conservative kingdom has one of the world’s highest rates of execution, with suspects convicted of terrorism, homicide, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking facing the death penalty. …

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Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain questioned on taxing energy and soft drinks

DUBAI: The European Union, Switzerland and the United States have complained at the World Trade Organisation about an excise tax imposed by several Gulf Arab states on carbonated and energy drinks, according to notes of a WTO meeting and diplomatic sources. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were …

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Woman burned to death in India

Indian police arrested two men on Monday over the gang rape and burning to death of a woman, the latest shocking crime against females in the country, officials said. Five men allegedly took it in turns to rape the woman after barging into her home early on Saturday, before dragging …

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Philippines arrests Islamist’s wife

Philippine soldiers arrested the wife of a top leader of a pro-Islamic State militant group, and killed a suspected bomber in separate raids in a southern city, the army said on Monday. Nafisa Pundog, who had been in hiding for two years since her escape from prison, was arrested in …

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