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Trump denounces anti-Semitism on Israel’s annual Holocaust day

Posted by on 24/04/2017
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Trump denounces anti-Semitism on Israel’s annual Holocaust day

Trump denounces anti-Semitism on Israel’s annual Holocaust day

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump vowed to wipe out anti-Semitism in a message to mark Israel’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day after his administration was criticized for past statements about the genocide. In a four-minute taped video played to the World Jewish Congress in New York, the US leader called the Holocaust “the darkest chapter of […]

Coal-state lawmakers push to extend retired miners’ benefits

Posted by on 23/04/2017
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Coal-state lawmakers push to extend retired miners’ benefits

Coal-state lawmakers push to extend retired miners’ benefits

WASHINGTON: Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and other coal-state Democrats threatened to shut down the government over the issue in December, but they retreated after […]

Thousands join March for Science rallies

Posted by on 22/04/2017
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Thousands join March for Science rallies

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” by populist politicians. Hundreds streamed onto the Washington Mall for a festive day of music, speeches and teach-ins by scientists disturbed by the rise of […]

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

Posted by on 22/04/2017
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Waiting for green cards, Indian visa-holders see hope in Trump

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 had grown up in Chennai, India, and had a solid job offer with a large oil company after getting his undergraduate degree. He came to […]

Arkansas carries out 1st of planned executions

Posted by on 21/04/2017
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Arkansas carries out 1st of planned executions

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 is rushed. Ledell Lee, 51, was executed Thursday after the US Supreme Court rejected eleventh-hour requests to stay the move. He received a legal injection […]

US VP Pence tours Indonesian mosque in outreach to Muslims

Posted by on 20/04/2017
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US VP Pence tours Indonesian mosque in outreach to Muslims

US VP Pence tours Indonesian mosque in outreach to Muslims

Pence: ‘Religion unifies, it doesn’t divide’ JAKARTA:  US Vice President Mike Pence yesterday toured the biggest mosque in Muslim-majority Indonesia during a visit seen as a highly symbolic gesture from an administration that has been accused of stoking Islamophobia. After kicking off his stop in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country by praising its moderate […]

US weighs more military aid for Saudis over Yemen war

Posted by on 19/04/2017
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US weighs more military aid for Saudis over Yemen war

US weighs more military aid for Saudis over Yemen war

Mattis says US wants ‘strong’ Saudi Arabia, warns of Yemen ‘Hezbollah’ RIYADH: The United States is considering ways to boost military support for the Saudi-led fight against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen, believing military pressure is needed to prod the militants into a negotiated end to the conflict, US officials said yesterday. The US already is […]

Fresno shooter wanted to Kill white people: Police

Posted by on 19/04/2017
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Fresno shooter wanted to Kill white people: Police

Fresno shooter wanted to Kill white people: Police

FRESNO: A man wanted in the slaying of a security guard set out to kill as many white people as he could on Tuesday, gunning down three men on the streets of downtown Fresno before he was captured and admitted to the shootings, authorities said. Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, was arrested shortly after the morning […]

How a community rejuvenated by refugees came to embrace Trump

Posted by on 19/04/2017
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How a community rejuvenated by refugees came to embrace Trump

How a community rejuvenated by refugees came to embrace Trump

A different take on president’s more ‘controversial’ policies LEWISTON, Maine: Richard Rodrigue stood in the back of a banquet hall, watching his blond-haired, blue-eyed daughter mingle among her high school classmates. These teenagers speak dozens of languages, and hail from a dozen African nations. They fled brutal civil war, famine, oppressive regimes to find themselves […]

Videos show desperation of suspect in Facebook killing

Posted by on 18/04/2017
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Videos show desperation of suspect in Facebook killing

Videos show desperation of suspect in Facebook killing

CLEVELAND: The suspect in the random killing of a retiree posted on Facebook made his living mentoring teens in Cleveland, but his life appeared to be unraveling under the weight of gambling debts and trouble with his girlfriend. Rambling videos he shared showed his despair, saying he was out of options and wanted to kill […]

‘Era of strategic patience is over,’ N Korea warned

Posted by on 17/04/2017
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‘Era of strategic patience is over,’ N Korea warned

‘Era of strategic patience is over,’ N Korea warned

US Vice President visits highly fortified DMZ SEOUL: US Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice yesterday neither the United States nor South Korea would tolerate further missile and nuclear tests, with US attacks in Syria and Afghanistan showing its resolve. Pence and South Korean acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn, speaking a day after […]

United Airlines removes a couple amid outrage

Posted by on 17/04/2017
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United Airlines removes a couple amid outrage

United Airlines removes a couple amid outrage

NEW YORK: An engaged couple were removed from a United Airlines flight to Costa Rica, as the airline remained under scrutiny following outrage caused by a video last week of a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight. According to the couple, who said they were en route to get married, a federal marshal had […]

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