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‘A few screws loose’: pilot opens up to control tower

Posted by on 11/08/2018
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‘A few screws  loose’: pilot opens up to control tower

‘A few screws loose’: pilot opens up to control tower

SAN FRANCISCO: The “suicidal” mechanic who commandeered and crashed a plane without passengers from a US airport in Washington state seemed excited, confused, and at times calm while talking with the air traffic control tower. The 29-year-old man identified as “Rich” or “Richard” flew out of the Seattle-Takoma airport with a twin engine, 76-seat turboprop […]

Two police officers among four killed in east Canada

Posted by on 11/08/2018
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Two police officers among four killed in east Canada

Two police officers among four killed in east Canada

FREDERICTON: Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in eastern Canada on Friday in the latest eruption of gun violence across the country that has led to calls for weapons bans in cities. Police in Fredericton, a city of about 56,000 that is the capital of the province of New Brunswick, […]

Canadian studies shattered by row

Posted by on 09/08/2018
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Canadian studies shattered by row

Canadian studies shattered by row

Saudi students will be relocated to other countries OTTAWA: Naseem waited three years to be accepted to a Canadian postgraduate program. With two years left before she would receive her PhD, the Saudi student’s plans have been upended thanks to a diplomatic spat. The kingdom this week suspended all scholarships to Canada as part of […]

Russia vows to retaliate against new US sanctions

Posted by on 09/08/2018
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Russia vows to retaliate against new US sanctions

Russia vows to retaliate against new US sanctions

Latest salvo in a series of disputes between the rival powers MOSCOW: The Kremlin yesterday vowed to retaliate against “unacceptable” new US sanctions against Russia over its alleged role in a nerve agent attack on a former spy as the ruble and Russian stocks tumbled. The action by the US State Department is the latest […]

Venezuela lifts oppn lawmakers’ immunity for drone ‘attack’ trial

Posted by on 09/08/2018
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Venezuela lifts oppn lawmakers’ immunity for drone ‘attack’ trial

Venezuela lifts oppn lawmakers’ immunity for drone ‘attack’ trial

‘Everyone knows that it’s a set-up to persecute and convict’ CARACAS: A super-legislative body loyal to President Nicolas Maduro revoked the immunity of two Venezuelan opposition lawmakers Wednesday, in order to put them on trial for allegedly masterminding a drone “assassination” bid on the leader. Maduro, who has systematically sidelined the opposition as he tightens […]

In Venezuela’s hospitals, eat at your own risk

Posted by on 08/08/2018
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In Venezuela’s hospitals, eat at your own risk

In Venezuela’s hospitals, eat at your own risk

‘There are cockroaches in the area where they prepare the baby bottles’ CARACAS: Hardly anybody likes hospital food but in Venezuela, it’s so awful-monotonous, starchy diets cooked in filthy conditions, and newborns fed intravenous solution for lack of baby formula-that experts call it an actual health risk. Take Carla Lopez, 40, who has been hospitalized […]

Canadian UN peacekeepers return to Africa after 24 years

Posted by on 08/08/2018
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Canadian UN peacekeepers return to Africa after 24 years

Canadian UN peacekeepers return to Africa after 24 years

One of the United Nations’ most difficult and dangerous missions GAO, Mali: Soaring over the Niger river before entering the savannah in northern Mali, a Canadian twin-engined military helicopter is making one of its first forays into the country. Two artillerymen are scanning the ground below when the pilot announces that “one of the gauges […]

Riyadh expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over interference

Posted by on 06/08/2018
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Riyadh expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over interference

Riyadh expels Canadian envoy, recalls its own over interference

Saudi Arabia freezes new trade with Ottawa, to relocate students RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has suspended scholarships to Canada and will relocate students already there, state media said yesterday, after the kingdom abruptly cut ties with Ottawa over criticism of its jailing of rights activists. Riyadh, which suspended diplomatic relations with Canada yesterday, will “stop training, […]

US police rescue 11 children from ‘filthy’ hideout

Posted by on 06/08/2018
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US police rescue 11 children from ‘filthy’ hideout

US police rescue 11 children from ‘filthy’ hideout

LOS ANGELES: Police say 11 children ages one to 15 were rescued in the US state of New Mexico after officers raided a dilapidated compound occupied by armed men. Two men were arrested after police found them and the children in what one officer called “the saddest living conditions and poverty I have seen,” as […]

Melania praises LeBron after president’s insult

Posted by on 05/08/2018
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Melania praises LeBron after president’s insult

Melania praises LeBron after president’s insult

WASHINGTON: After Donald Trump sniped back at LeBron James’ suggestion that he fuels American racial divides, support has flooded in for the NBA great-including from the US president’s own wife, Melania. In an interview on Tuesday-also broadcast late Friday-Los Angeles Lakers player and philanthropist James told CNN he believed Trump “is kind of trying to […]

Lula launches presidential candidacy from behind bars

Posted by on 04/08/2018
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Lula launches presidential candidacy from behind bars

Lula launches presidential candidacy from behind bars

SAO PAULO: Even behind bars, Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will secure his leftist party’s nomination and continue to overshadow more likely candidates in the country’s most unpredictable presidential election for decades. Today will see three big party conventions, two months before the first round of voting on October 7 in Latin America’s dominant […]

Turkey vows to retaliate against US

Posted by on 02/08/2018
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Turkey vows to retaliate against US

Turkey vows to retaliate against US

Diplomatic crisis intensifies over detained American pastor ISTANBUL: Turkey was yesterday drawing up retaliatory measures after Washington slapped sanctions on two Turkish ministers in the one of the biggest crises between the two NATO allies in recent years. Tensions have soared over Turkey’s detention on terror charges of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who was first […]