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Trump Jr to wine and dine luxury flat buyers in India

Posted by on 19/02/2018
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Trump Jr to wine and dine luxury flat buyers in India

Trump Jr to wine and dine luxury flat buyers in India

NEW DELHI: Dozens of property investors and their families will be treated to dinner with Donald Trump Junior in Delhi this week after snapping up flats in a Trump Towers luxury development on the outskirts of the Indian capital. Trump’s local partners have promised dinner with the US president’s son to anyone who buys into […]

US and Thai Marines drink cobra blood in war drills

Posted by on 19/02/2018
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US and Thai Marines drink cobra blood in war drills

US and Thai Marines drink cobra blood in war drills

Marines eat scorpions in jungle survival programme CHON BURI: US and Thai marines slurped snake blood and ate scorpions in a jungle survival programme yesterday as part of the two nations’ annual Cobra Gold war games. Now in its 37th year, Cobra Gold is one of the largest military exercises in Asia, bringing thousands of […]

Pentagon to counter rivals’ hypersonic missiles

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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Pentagon to counter rivals’ hypersonic missiles

Pentagon to counter rivals’ hypersonic missiles

Authorities turning attention to a new generation of threat WASHINGTON: Even as the Pentagon hustles to ensure that its defenses keep pace with North Korea’s fast-growing rocket program, US officials increasingly are turning attention to a new generation of missile threat. These weapons under development by China and Russia-as well as by the United States-can […]

US indicts 13 Russians for vote interference, secret campaign

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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US indicts 13 Russians for vote interference, secret campaign

US indicts 13 Russians for vote interference, secret campaign

Facebook faces big challenge to prevent meddling   WASHINGTON: The US special prosecutor investigating Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election has indicted 13 Russians for allegedly running a secret campaign to tilt the vote, prompting claims of vindication from President Donald Trump. The indictment-which includes the first charges laid by special counsel Robert Mueller […]

Florida seeks answers in shooting’s aftermath

Posted by on 16/02/2018
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Florida seeks answers in shooting’s aftermath

Florida seeks answers in shooting’s aftermath

PARKLAND: A Florida community joined together yesterday to mourn the 17 victims of a suspected lone gunman, as officials seek to discover how the heavily-armed teenager managed to mingle with students in one of the deadliest school shootings in US history. The ex-pupil, identified as Nikolas Cruz, 19, walked into the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]

Tillerson heads to Ankara to ease Turkey tensions

Posted by on 16/02/2018
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Tillerson heads to Ankara to ease Turkey tensions

Tillerson heads to Ankara to ease Turkey tensions

Tillerson to hold talks with Turkey’s Erdogan ANKARA: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Turkey yesterday seeking to ease tensions with its NATO ally that have reached fresh heights over Ankara’s ongoing operation inside Syria. During his two-day trip to the Turkish capital, Tillerson-who last visited in July 2017 — will hold talks […]

‘Numerous fatalities’ in US school shooting, suspect in custody

Posted by on 15/02/2018
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‘Numerous fatalities’ in US school shooting, suspect in custody

‘Numerous fatalities’ in US school shooting, suspect in custody

PARKLAND, Florida: A gunman opened fire yesterday at a Florida high school, an incident that officials said caused “numerous fatalities” and left terrified students huddled in their classrooms, texting friends and family for help. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said a suspect was in custody following the incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in […]

Honduras lawmakers seeking to curb online speech

Posted by on 13/02/2018
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Honduras lawmakers seeking to curb online speech

Honduras lawmakers seeking to curb online speech

TEGUCIGALPA: Lawmakers in Honduras are debating a bill that wants to fine administrators of social media networks for online comments deemed offensive or promoting “hate campaigns.” The measure was introduced by a member of the ruling National Party as the country is wracked by protests claiming President Juan Orlando Hernandez won a new mandate through […]

Trump signs deal to end government shutdown

Posted by on 10/02/2018
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Trump signs deal to end government shutdown

Trump signs deal to end government shutdown

WASHINGTON: A brief US government shutdown ended on Friday after Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law a wide-ranging deal expected to push budget deficits into the $1 trillion-a-year zone. The bill was approved by a wide margin in the Senate and survived a rebellion of 67 conservative Republicans in the House of […]

US body brokers supply world with torsos, limbs and heads

Posted by on 08/02/2018
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US body brokers supply world with torsos, limbs and heads

US body brokers supply world with torsos, limbs and heads

MedCure sells or leases about 10,000 body parts from US donors annually PORTLAND, Oregon: On July 20, a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship departed Charleston, South Carolina carrying thousands of containers. One of them held a lucrative commodity: body parts from dozens of dead Americans. According to the manifest, the shipment bound for Europe included about […]

Top Trump aide resigns after battery allegations

Posted by on 08/02/2018
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Top Trump aide resigns after battery allegations

Top Trump aide resigns after battery allegations

Two ex-wives publicly accuse Porter of domestic abuse WASHINGTON: White House staff secretary Rob Porter a near-constant fixture at President Donald Trump’s side-has resigned from his post, after two ex-wives publicly accused him of domestic abuse. The White House said Porter denied the allegations and retains the confidence of Trump and his chief of staff […]

Worthless currency becomes art in Venezuela

Posted by on 08/02/2018
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Worthless currency becomes art in Venezuela

Worthless currency becomes art in Venezuela

Inflation in oil-rich, cash-poor economy churns on CARACAS: Venezuela’s currency has lost so much value that people simply throw away their small bills-they are virtually worthless anyway. Enter Wilmer Rojas, 25, who scoops them up off the street, uses an origami-like folding technique, a needle and thread to make handbags with an eye to selling […]

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