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Powerful dust storm, rain leaves 11 dead in northern India

LUCKNOW, India (AP) – A powerful dust and rain storm demolished homes and downed power lines in northern India, killing at least 11 people, an official said Thursday, a week after another unseasonable storm caused deaths and destruction in the same region. The storm with winds blowing up to 100 …

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Malaysia’s Mahathir expects to be sworn in within hours

Kuala Lumpur, May 10, 2018 (AFP) – Malaysian ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, said Thursday he expects to be sworn in as prime minister within hours, quelling concerns around the succession after his stunning win over the scandal-plagued coalition that has ruled for six decades. In a huge political upset, Mahathir’s …

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KUWAIT FOLLOWS UP U.S. DECISION TO QUIT N-DEAL

Europeans scramble to save N-pact WASHINGTON/PARIS, May 9, (Agencies): Dismayed European allies sought to salvage the international nuclear pact with Iran on Wednesday after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the landmark accord, while Tehran poured scorn on the US leader. “The deal is not dead. There’s …

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Iran’s top leader, lawmakers lash out at US on nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s supreme leader chastised President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his decision to pull America out of the 2015 nuclear deal, while lawmakers lit a paper U.S. flag on fire inside parliament, shouting, “Death to America!” The government backlash reflected broad public anger in Iran over …

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Saudi air defences intercept two missiles over Riyadh: state TV

Riyadh, May 9, 2018 (AFP) – Saudi Arabia’s air defences intercepted two ballistic missiles over the capital Riyadh on Wednesday, state television Al-Ekhbariya said. Two explosions were heard in the city, according to an AFP photographer. A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition said Saudi air defences hours earlier had also …

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Greece: 50 migrants rescued after being held hostage by 2 Pakistani men

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) – Greek police say they have rescued 50 migrants who had been held hostage in northern Greece, allegedly by two Pakistani men who were extorting their families for money. Police said Wednesday many of the rescued men were in bad physical condition, having been given minimal food …

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India-Kuwait tax treaty updated

KUWAIT CITY, May 8: Updates have been made to the provisions of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) signed between India and Kuwait in order to enable sharing of information with other law enforcement agencies, reports The Economic Times. According to a statement issued by India’s Central Board of Direct …

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US exits N-deal, reinstates sanctions

EUROPE REGRETS DECISION, FRANCE TO TRY TO MAINTAIN DEAL WASHINGTON, May 8, (Agencies): President Donald Trump defied the pleas of his European allies and pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, vowing to reimpose crippling sanctions on Tehran and warning that Iranians deserve a better …

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17 yrs old teen fights for life in India after being raped and set on fire

A 17-year-old Indian girl was fighting for her life Monday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set alight, the second such case to shake the country this week as it reels from a series of brutal sexual assaults. The teenager was attacked on Friday — the same day a …

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Pakistan’s Interior min recovering after attack

Suspected assassination attempt possibly linked to blasphemy LAHORE, Pakistan, May 7, (Agencies): Pakistan’s interior minister was recovering in hospital on Monday (May 7) after being shot in a suspected assassination possibly linked to blasphemy, with the attack seen as a “bad omen” for nationwide elections. Ahsan Iqbal, 59, was shot …

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