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Texas massacre revives gun debate, Trump blames ‘mental health’

Posted by on 06/11/2017
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Texas massacre revives gun debate, Trump blames ‘mental health’

Texas massacre revives gun debate, Trump blames ‘mental health’

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas: US President Donald Trump said the United States was living in “dark times” as it grieved yesterday a shooting massacre at a Texas church, but with calls for stricter gun control reinvigorated, he insisted the latest tragedy “isn’t a guns situation”. Sunday’s carnage, which came just five weeks after the worst gun […]

US, Japan stand against North Korean ‘menace’

Posted by on 06/11/2017
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US, Japan stand against North Korean ‘menace’

US, Japan stand against North Korean ‘menace’

Japan would shoot N Korea missiles ‘out of the sky’   TOKYO: US President Donald Trump said yesterday that America stood with close ally Japan against the North Korean “menace” and that Washington would work with Tokyo to sort out problems on trade between the world’s biggest and third-largest economies. Speaking after a summit with […]

Central Asia terror suspects, attackers radicalized abroad

Posted by on 04/11/2017
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Central Asia terror suspects, attackers radicalized abroad

Central Asia terror suspects, attackers radicalized abroad

BISHKEK: When Sayfullo Saipov used a truck to mow people down on a New York street, ultimately killing eight according to terror charges, he guaranteed his former homeland Uzbekistan would receive the worst kind of headlines. People from ex-Soviet Central Asia have been at the heart of high-profile attacks this year in the United States, […]

Facing tumult at home, Trump sets out on lengthy Asian trip

Posted by on 04/11/2017
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Facing tumult at home, Trump sets out on lengthy Asian trip

Facing tumult at home, Trump sets out on lengthy Asian trip

12-day, 5-country trip, the longest Far East itinerary   HONOLULU: On his most grueling and consequential trip abroad, President Donald Trump stands ready to exhort Asian allies and rivals on the need to counter the dangers posed by North Korea’s nuclear threat. The 12-day, five-country trip, the longest Far East itinerary for a president in […]

US is Iran’s ‘number one enemy’

Posted by on 02/11/2017
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US is Iran’s ‘number one enemy’

US is Iran’s ‘number one enemy’

Iran’s Supreme Leader blasts US president   ANKARA: The United States is Iran’s “number one enemy” and Tehran will never succumb to Washington’s pressure over a multinational nuclear deal, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech yesterday. US President Donald Trump broke ranks with other major powers last month by refusing […]

Sex offenders to be named as such in US passports

Posted by on 02/11/2017
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Sex offenders to be named as such in US passports

Sex offenders to be named as such in US passports

WASHINGTON: America’s registered child sex offenders will now have to use passports identifying them for their past crimes when traveling overseas. The State Department said Wednesday it would begin revoking passports of registered child sex offenders and will require them to apply for a new one that carries a “unique identifier” of their status. Those […]

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turning to militant Islam abroad

Posted by on 02/11/2017
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Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turning to militant Islam abroad

Suppressed at home, some Uzbeks turning to militant Islam abroad

Hundreds have joined Islamic State MOSCOW: Pushed by a lack of jobs and strict control of behavior and dissent, millions of Uzbeks have emigrated in recent years. Hundreds of those joined Islamic State in the Middle East, while others turned to religious extremism in their host countries. Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing […]

Uzbek planned NY attack for weeks; Trump vows to end green card lottery

Posted by on 01/11/2017
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Uzbek planned NY attack for weeks; Trump vows to end green card lottery

Uzbek planned NY attack for weeks; Trump vows to end green card lottery

NEW YORK: The Uzbek immigrant who killed eight people in New York’s worst attack since Sept 11, 2001 planned the assault for weeks and left behind handwritten notes in Arabic hailing the Islamic State group, police confirmed yesterday. The driver, who moved to America legally in 2010, moved down pedestrians and cyclists at high speed […]

‘Brush teeth with cat feces’ – Three young children punished

Posted by on 31/10/2017
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‘Brush teeth with cat feces’ – Three young children punished

‘Brush teeth with cat feces’ – Three young children punished

SAN ANTONIO: Investigators say a San Antonio-area couple punished their three young children by forcing one to brush her teeth with cat feces, using a shock collar as punishment and beating them with a thorny switch. Thirty-two-year-old James Chalkley and 22-year-old Cheyanne Chalkley were being held yesterday on charges of injury to a child. James […]

Most Americans have little fear of robots taking jobs

Posted by on 29/10/2017
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Most Americans have little fear of robots taking jobs

Most Americans have little fear of robots taking jobs

Automation to make work easier, more efficient: Poll   WASHINGTON: Most Americans believe their jobs, and the jobs of those they live with, are safe from automation – at least for the next decade, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. And more than half think automation could make their work […]

Intriguing details in JFK files – but no bombshells

Posted by on 28/10/2017
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Intriguing details in JFK files – but no bombshells

Intriguing details in JFK files – but no bombshells

WASHINGTON: Cuban and Russian spies, false leads, strippers, bizarre CIA murder plots and a furious FBI director. Newly released secret records are full of intriguing details surrounding the assassination of president John F Kennedy. But Kennedy scholars say the thousands of documents do not appear to contain any bombshell revelations about the Nov 22, 1963 […]

Clerical sex abuse disclosures skyrocket in pope’s Argentina

Posted by on 26/10/2017
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Clerical sex abuse disclosures skyrocket in pope’s Argentina

Clerical sex abuse disclosures skyrocket in pope’s Argentina

‘In Argentina, the abuse crisis is just beginning’ CASEROS: Karen Maydana says she was 9 years old when the Rev. Carlos Jose fondled her at a church pew facing the altar. It was her first confession ahead of her first Holy Communion. She blames the trauma of that moment in 2004 for a teenage suicide […]