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Suspect dead after 20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

Posted by on 17/06/2018
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Suspect dead after 20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

Suspect dead after 20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

NEW JERSEY: A suspected gunman was fatally shot after multiple people opened fire at an all-night arts festival in New Jersey, wounding 20 people including a boy who is in critical condition, authorities said today. Prosecutors said a 33-year-old man was killed and a second suspect arrested after gunfire erupted at 3 a.m. EDT at […]

Trump announces tariffs on $50 bn in Chinese imports

Posted by on 15/06/2018
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Trump announces tariffs on $50 bn in Chinese imports

Trump announces tariffs on $50 bn in Chinese imports

Washington: US President Donald Trump today announced tariffs of 25 percent targeting $50 billion in Chinese imports from “industrially significant” technologies, making good on a pledge to punish the alleged theft of American intellectual property. In a statement, Trump also warned of “additional tariffs” should China retaliate with countermeasures on American goods and services exports. […]

Host nation Russia thrash Saudi 5-0 in WCup opener

Posted by on 14/06/2018
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Host nation Russia thrash Saudi 5-0 in WCup opener

Host nation Russia thrash Saudi 5-0 in WCup opener

MOSCOW: Denis Cheryshev struck twice for Russia as the World Cup hosts thumped Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the tournament in Moscow yesterday. Yury Gazinsky scored after 12 minutes and Cheryshev added a second before the break after coming on as an injury replacement for Alan Dzagoev. Artem Dzuyba netted a third […]

Bend it like Modi: Indian PM trots and treads in fitness video

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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Bend it like Modi: Indian PM trots and treads in fitness video

Bend it like Modi: Indian PM trots and treads in fitness video

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi, whose supporters boast of his physical prowess and indifference to sleep, has shared the secrets to his morning fitness regimen in a video where the Indian premier thrusts a staff, walks backwards and flexes over a boulder. Modi spruiked the “refreshing and rejuvenating” benefits of his exercise workout in a video […]

Trump: Summit ended North Korea threat

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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Trump: Summit ended North Korea threat

Trump: Summit ended North Korea threat

SEOUL: US President Donald Trump arrived home yesterday, insisting his historic summit with Kim Jong Un had ended North Korea’s nuclear threat and the world could sleep safer. “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” Trump tweeted as Air Force One returned from Singapore. North Korean state TV, for its part, hailed […]

In Mosul, women desperate for news of the ‘disappeared’

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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In Mosul, women desperate for news of the ‘disappeared’

In Mosul, women desperate for news of the ‘disappeared’

MOSUL: Every Friday since Mosul was prised from the Islamic State group’s clutches last July, women gather in the Iraqi city’s Al-Minassa Square, desperate to learn the fate of husbands and sons. Dressed in black, with children in tow and brandishing photos, some fear their men have fallen victim to a cruel double jeopardy. They […]

Erdogan, rivals woo Turkey’s key Kurdish vote

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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Erdogan, rivals woo Turkey’s key Kurdish vote

Erdogan, rivals woo Turkey’s key Kurdish vote

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: Turkey’s Kurds are set to play a critical role in determining the outcome of elections this month, with their votes coveted not just by the main pro-Kurdish party but also President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his chief rival. Diyarbakir, the largest Kurdish-majority city in Turkey, has turned into an electoral battleground, even though […]

Skepticism in Greece, Macedonia against name deal

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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Skepticism in Greece, Macedonia against name deal

Skepticism in Greece, Macedonia against name deal

ATHENS: Greeks and Macedonians expressed skepticism yesterday over a proposed compromise deal to end a nearly three-decade name row between their countries which had blocked Skopje’s bid to join the EU and NATO. The leaders of the neighboring countries hailed a “historic” agreement on Tuesday to rename the tiny Balkan nation the Republic of North […]

US Democrats fighting for their future in tough statehouse races

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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US Democrats fighting for their future in tough statehouse races

US Democrats fighting for their future in tough statehouse races

TAMPA/NEW YORK: Democrats are making an all-out push to retake control of state legislatures across the United States this fall. But in the states most crucial to the party’s future, they face grim odds, a Reuters analysis of election data has found. In many states, Democrats’ only hope lies in flipping numerous districts that two […]

Can ‘land banks’ help rebuild post-industrial US cities?

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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Can ‘land banks’ help rebuild post-industrial US cities?

Can ‘land banks’ help rebuild post-industrial US cities?

WASHINGTON: When Jamil Bey wanted to move back to the Pittsburgh neighborhood where he had grown up, he found the perfect house to buy. There was just one problem – a fall in property values on that street had left the owners trapped in negative equity. Unable to agree on a price that would allow […]

Preach! Indonesia’s got Ramadan talent

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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Preach! Indonesia’s got Ramadan talent

Preach! Indonesia’s got Ramadan talent

JAKARTA: It’s a make or break moment for Indonesian high schooler Puteri Ara and her hijab-clad friends as they rap about religious tolerance to a cheering TV studio audience. Can they beat a rival boy band singing about god’s glory or the all-girl group calling on viewers to idolize the prophet Muhammad instead of Korean pop […]

Gutted by Grenfell fire, boxing gym comes off the ropes

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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Gutted by Grenfell fire, boxing gym comes off the ropes

Gutted by Grenfell fire, boxing gym comes off the ropes

LONDON: Forced to move out of Grenfell Tower after a devastating fire a year ago on Thursday, the famous Dale Youth boxing club has become an unlikely sanctuary for those affected. The club, which has produced two world champions in George Groves and James DeGale, is operating temporarily out of a multi-storey car park in west […]

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