Saturday , January 20 2018


Police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnap of Singaporean woman

MANILA, July 20, (RTRS): Philippine police said on Thursday they had arrested 43 foreigners for kidnapping a Singaporean woman at a casino resort in the capital, highlighting security concerns that have scared high-stakes gamblers away from Manila. Police said the gang, including people from China and Southeast Asia, was believed …

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Four switch to principles in opening on Gulf crisis – Al Jazeera can stay

UNITED NATIONS, July 19, (Agencies): Four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar urged the tiny Gulf nation Tuesday to commit to six principles on combatting extremism and terrorism and negotiate a plan with specific measures to implement them — a step that could pave the way for an early …

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Health plan fall brings dread for ‘recipients’ – ‘A really horrifying lottery’

DENVER, July 19, (AP): One American was able to afford her toddler’s latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams. They and thousands of others were able to do so as beneficiaries of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. And while Republicans …

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Chechnya plays big in rebuilding of Syria – ‘Forced to contribute’

MOSCOW, July 19, (AP): Russia’s mostly Muslim republic of Chechnya is becoming a major player in rebuilding war-ravaged Syria. And ordinary Chechens are likely to foot the bill, with many of them being forced to make contributions or face the possibility of exile or death, human rights activists say. A …

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Miniskirt woman freed without charges – Saudi prosecutor closes case

DUBAI, July 19, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that a woman who was detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge. Police in Saudi Arabia had arrested the young woman for wearing “immodest clothes” after an outcry from people who say she …

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Cairo visas Qataris, Erdogan for Kuwait

CAIRO, July 18, (Agencies): Egypt will end visa-free entry for Qatari nationals with some exceptions, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, the latest measure taken against Doha which Cairo and three Gulf governments are boycotting. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar on …

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Global warming melts ice, alters fabled Northwest Passage

More than a century has passed since the first successful transit of the treacherous, ice-bound Northwest Passage by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen in 1906. Now The Associated Press is sending a text, video and photo team through the passage, where global warming is melting sea ice and glaciers at an …

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2 more GOP sens oppose bill – Bill collapse leaves divided party at crossroads

WASHINGTON, July 18, (AP): The latest GOP effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare” was fatally wounded in the Senate Monday night when two more Republican senators announced their opposition to the legislation strongly backed by President Donald Trump. The announcements from Sens Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of …

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