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Mexican serial murder couple claim 20 killings

Posted by on 09/10/2018
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Mexican serial murder couple claim 20 killings

Mexican serial murder couple claim 20 killings

MEXICO CITY: A couple detained in Mexico while transporting human body parts in a baby carriage has admitted killing 20 people, twice the number originally suspected, the chief investigator on the case said Monday. The man also admitted raping some of his women victims and selling some of their body parts, said state prosecutor Alejandro […]

US ‘needs answers’ on Saudi journalist

Posted by on 08/10/2018
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US ‘needs answers’ on Saudi journalist

US ‘needs answers’ on Saudi journalist

WASHINGTON: The United States should “demand answers” from Saudi Arabia about the disappearance and alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post said late Sunday-and punish the kingdom if cooperation is lacking. Khashoggi, a contributor to the Post who has been critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, vanished after an appointment with […]

At least 11 dead in Haiti earthquake

Posted by on 07/10/2018
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At least 11 dead in Haiti earthquake

At least 11 dead in Haiti earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE: A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the northwest coast of Haiti late Saturday, killing at least 11 people, injuring more than 130 others and damaging homes in the Caribbean nation, authorities said. The epicenter of the quake was located about 19 kilometers northwest of the city of Port-de-Paix, the US Geological Survey reported. The quake, […]

US Senate poised to confirm Kavanaugh

Posted by on 06/10/2018
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US Senate poised to confirm Kavanaugh

US Senate poised to confirm Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON: The US Senate is expected to confirm conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice-offering President Donald Trump a big political win and tilting the nation’s high court decidedly to the right. The months-long battle over Kavanaugh’s nomination has gripped Washington, laying bare the partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill and the political […]

Trump shrugs off report revealing a fortune in tax dodges, parental gifts

Posted by on 04/10/2018
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Trump shrugs off report revealing a fortune in tax dodges, parental gifts

Trump shrugs off report revealing a fortune in tax dodges, parental gifts

Trump helped his father in improper tax deductions NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday shrugged off a New York Times investigation that concluded he made his fortune with the help of more than $400 million from his parents, partly through tax schemes, as a boring, rehashed “hit piece.” Trump has often boasted that […]

US, China unease as Putin seeks India arms deals

Posted by on 04/10/2018
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US, China unease as Putin seeks India arms deals

US, China unease as Putin seeks India arms deals

US pours cold water on India’s efforts to avoid sanctions NEW DELHI: Russian President Vladimir Putin headed for India yesterday looking to tie up billions of dollars in arms deals with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, likely irking the US, China and Pakistan in one fell swoop. The Kremlin said before the two-day visit by Putin […]

US restricts visas to unmarried gay diplomats

Posted by on 03/10/2018
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US restricts visas to unmarried gay diplomats

US restricts visas to unmarried gay diplomats

WASHINGTON: The United States is denying visas to the partners of more than 100 gay diplomats unless they get married, officials said Tuesday. The move comes as President Donald Trump’s administration chips away at protections of the LGBTQ community, although officials cast the decision as motivated by legal reciprocity rather than an anti-gay agenda. Under […]

Ricin suspected in mail sent to Trump and the Pentagon

Posted by on 03/10/2018
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Ricin suspected in mail sent to Trump and the Pentagon

Ricin suspected in mail sent to Trump and the Pentagon

US Secret Service intercepts suspicious packages WASHINGTON: Mail addressed to President Donald Trump and the Pentagon was suspected of containing the deadly poison ricin, officials said yesterday. The US Secret Service said it had obtained a “suspicious envelope” addressed to Trump on Monday, the same day at least two suspicious packages were intercepted at a […]

US, Japanese pair win Nobel Prize for cancer therapy

Posted by on 01/10/2018
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US, Japanese pair win Nobel Prize for cancer therapy

US, Japanese pair win Nobel Prize for cancer therapy

STOCKHOLM: Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how the body’s natural defenses can fight cancer, the jury said yesterday. Unlike more traditional forms of cancer treatment that directly target cancer cells, Allison and Honjo figured out how to help the […]

Under pressure, Trump orders FBI Kavanaugh probe

Posted by on 29/09/2018
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Under pressure, Trump orders FBI Kavanaugh probe

Under pressure, Trump orders FBI Kavanaugh probe

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump, under intense pressure from moderates in his own party over his Supreme Court nominee, on Friday ordered an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh at the request of Senate Republicans, a move that will delay the contentious confirmation process by a week. The key player in a day […]

China fumes as US B-52s fly over disputed seas

Posted by on 27/09/2018
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China fumes as US B-52s fly over disputed seas

China fumes as US B-52s fly over disputed seas

Trump admits friendship with Xi could be over BEIJING: The Chinese defense ministry yesterday denounced flyovers by US B-52 bombers over the South China Sea and East China Sea as “provocative” actions amid soaring tensions between the two global powers. The Pentagon said Wednesday the heavy bombers had taken part in a combined operation with […]

US-EU rift cracks wide open over Iran

Posted by on 26/09/2018
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US-EU rift cracks wide open over Iran

US-EU rift cracks wide open over Iran

Europeans announce plans to evade new US sanctions NEW YORK: Tensions between the United States and the European Union over Iran soared into the open yesterday after the Europeans announced plans for a legal framework to preserve business with Tehran and evade new US sanctions. In rhetorical exchanges that brought back memories of the feud […]