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Thousands join March for Science rallies

WASHINGTON: Thousands of people joined a global March for Science yesterday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight back against what many see as an “assault on facts”…

Hazard fires Chelsea into FA Cup final

LONDON: Eden Hazard fired Chelsea into the FA Cup final as the Belgian’s blistering strike ensured Antonio Conte’s selection gamble paid off in his side’s dramatic 4-2 win over Tottenham…

US identifies, charges teen accused of Jewish threats

FLORIDA: An Israeli-American teenager accused of making dozens of bomb threats to Jewish community centers was identified for the first time on Friday in separate criminal complaints filed in US…

France on edge as election looms

PARIS: France was on edge yesterday on the eve of its most unpredictable presidential election in decades, which will take place under heightened security after the jihadist killing of a…

G20: Protectionism damaging for global economy

WASHINGTON: The Group of 20 major economies sent a message Friday on the threat that rising protectionism poses to the global economy, but the United States cast doubt over its…

That’s what Xi said: South Korea outrage over Trump’s comment

SEOUL: Buffeted by the currents of diplomacy, South Korea is sometimes described as a “shrimp between two whales”, and US president Donald Trump has touched nerves with remarks that the…

Waiting for green cards, Indian visa-holders see hope in Trump

SAN FRANCISCO: When Gokul Gunasekaran was offered a full scholarship for a graduate program in electrical engineering at Stanford University, he saw it as the chance of a lifetime. He…

Cavs set NBA record to beat Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS: LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA postseason record by erasing a 25-point halftime deficit to beat the…

Kuwait most prominent opposition figure freed

KUWAIT: Prominent Kuwaiti opposition leader Mussallam Al-Barrak was released from prison yesterday after serving a two-year sentence for insulting HH the Amir in public. Barrak, 61, walked free from Kuwait’s…

Arkansas carries out 1st of planned executions

WASHINGTON: The US state of Arkansas has carried out its first execution in more than a decade despite criticism that its plan to put to death several prisoners this month…

Scared Syrian evacuees stuck at site of deadly bombing

Evacuees forced to spend the night in buses RASHIDIN, Syria: Hundreds of frightened Syrians being evacuated from besieged towns were stuck yesterday at a rebel-held transit point where more than…

Facing death for being gay, men flee Russia’s Chechnya

Authorities urge families to kill gay men MOSCOW: Ilya looks tired and drawn. After being beaten and tortured by men in military uniform in Russia’s Chechnya region, he fled to…

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