Friday , February 22 2019

International

Indonesia court jails British woman for slapping immigration officer

An Indonesian court on Wednesday jailed a British woman for six months for slapping an immigration officer in an argument over a fine for overstaying …

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Vatican clarifies pope’s comments

The Vatican on Wednesday clarified comments by Pope Francis about a case of what he called “sexual slavery” within a French congregation of nuns, saying …

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Saudi launches communications satellite

India successfully launches its latest GSAT-31 RIYADH, Feb 6, (KUNA): Saudi Arabia’s first communication satellite (SGS-1) has been launched successfully from Guiana Space Centre in …

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Paris building fire claims 10

In this image provided on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 by the Brigade de Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris (Paris Fire Brigade) a fire rages through the top …

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Philippines church attack suspects in custody

MANILA, Philippines, Feb 5, (AP): Five suspected Abu Sayyaf militants accused of involvement in a deadly suicide attack at a Roman Catholic cathedral in the …

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Islamic State poses post-withdrawal threat in Syria

WASHINGTON, Feb 5, (Agencies): A top US general warned on Tuesday that Islamic State would pose an enduring threat following a planned US withdrawal from …

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Nepal urged to crack down on menstruation huts

Nepal faced urgent calls on Monday to stop women being banished from their homes during their periods after a teenager died sleeping in a hut, …

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Pakistan orders probe into the death of a Pashtun rights activist

Pakistan has ordered an investigation into the death of a prominent Pashtun rights activist following a weekend sit-in that dissolved into clashes with police. Friends …

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Pope calls for religious freedom – Pontiff skirts Qatar airspace

ABU DHABI, UAE, Feb 4, (Agencies): Pope Francis is opening his historic visit to the United Arab Emirates by meeting Monday with the federation’s leader …

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Trump to set Iran watch … from Iraq

WASHINGTON, Feb 3, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump said it was important to keep a US military presence in Iraq so that Washington can keep …

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