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Egypt court set to rule in Jazeera reporters’ trial

CAIRO: An Egyptian court is set to rule Saturday in the retrial of three journalists with Al-Jazeera television’s English-language news...

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Hong Kong diamond thief swapped stone for fake: police

WEB DESK: A thief swapped a $220,000 diamond with a fake at a luxury jewellery store in Hong Kong, police...

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Palestinian Women, children stop Israeli soldier from detaining a minor

WEB DESK: Powerful pictures of a family resisting an attempt by an Israeli soldier to arrest a minor boy spread...

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Oil steadies after strong gains as equities rally

LONDON: Oil prices steadied on Friday after bouncing back from six-and-a-half-year lows on recovering equities markets, strong US economic growth...

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Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy

SIERRA LEONE: Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia’s life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son. And...

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Vietnam grants amnesty to more than 18,000 prisoners

HANOI: Vietnam has granted amnesty to more than 18,000 prisoners to mark the 70th anniversary of independence from France, but...

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‘I stopped counting’: Doctor on discovering migrant boat dead

ROME: Stiff lifeless bodies submerged in water — it’s a sight Canadian doctor Simon Bryant won’t soon forget after he...

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Death toll in Austrian migrant truck over 70: government

VIENNA: The bodies of more than 70 dead migrants have been recovered from an abandoned truck found on an Austrian...

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Facebook celebrates one billion users in a single day

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook boasted of a new benchmark Thursday in its seemingly inexorable march to Internet ubiquity: a billion people...

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Final MH17 report due October 13: Dutch investigators

THE HAGUE: The final report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine last year will...

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BEIJING: China’s air force has called monkeys and falcons into service to ensure safe...
 
 
Afghan Taliban admit covering up Mullah Omar’s death KABUL: The Taliban on Monday admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar’s death for more...
 
 
Saudi-led coalition air raid kills 31 in Yemen: medics SANAA: A Saudi-led coalition air raid struck a factory in northern Yemen on Sunday killing...
 
 
Colombian president tours tense border city CUCUTA: Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos visited a tense border city Saturday amid an escalating...
 
 
More than 300,000 make perilous Mediterranean crossing in 2015 – UN UNITED NATIONS:  The number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe has...
 
 
Bangkok bomb suspect is Turkish national; Thai military BANGKOK: A man arrested in Bangkok in connection with a recent deadly blast at a...
 
 
 
Artist Banksy opens derelict ‘Dismaland’ theme park
22nd August 2015
LONDON: The elusive British graffiti artist Banksy has unveiled his latest project — a parody of a seaside theme park called “Dismaland” complete with a derelict castle, a dead Cinderella and a Grim Reaper in a bumper car....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Car bomb wounds six Egyptian policemen in Cairo
20th August 2015
CAIRO: A car bomb wounded six Egyptian policemen Thursday as it exploded in front of a police building in Cairo, the interior ministry said, the latest in a wave of militant attacks that has rocked Egypt. The powerful...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Caste protest hits Indian leader’s home state
26th August 2015
AHMEDABAD, India: At least half a million protesters paralysed the main city of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state on Tuesday to demand preferential treatment for their Patidar caste — one of the state’s most affluent. The...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mao Zedong’s chief bodyguard dies aged 99: report
22nd August 2015
BEIJING: The chief bodyguard of Communist China’s founding father Mao Zedong and a key figure in the ousting of the Gang of the Four died Friday aged 99, state media reported. Wang Dongxing, born in January 1916, passed...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Syrian refugee mothers care, fear for newborns
25th August 2015
MAFRAQ, Jordan (AP) — Here among the tents of this informal camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, pregnant mothers have given birth to children they struggle to care for amid sandstorms and crushing poverty. More than 4 million...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
US military top officer pledges to defend S. Korea
22nd August 2015
WASHINGTON: The United States is committed to defending close ally South Korea, its top military officer has said, amid another spike in tensions between Seoul and North Korea. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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