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US-bound passengers face new security interviews at check-in

Posted by on 25/10/2017
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US-bound passengers face new security interviews at check-in

US-bound passengers face new security interviews at check-in

WASHINGTON: US-bound travelers will face security interviews before checking in to flights at a number of global airlines beginning today as anti-terror measures are stepped up around the world. They will affect 325,000 airline passengers on about 2,000 commercial flights arriving daily in the United States, on 180 airlines from 280 airports in 105 countries. […]

Pakistan gives US Secretary of State a frosty welcome – US warns over Taleban havens

Posted by on 24/10/2017
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Pakistan gives US Secretary of State a frosty welcome – US warns over Taleban havens

Pakistan gives US Secretary of State a frosty welcome – US warns over Taleban havens

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson got a frosty welcome to Pakistan yesterday after Washington turned up the heat on Islamabad for allegedly providing “safe havens” for Taleban militants. America’s top diplomat was quietly greeted by a mid-level Pakistani Foreign Office official at the military airport in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, an AFP […]

Venezuelans use bitcoin ‘mining’ to escape inflation

Posted by on 22/10/2017
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Venezuelans use bitcoin ‘mining’ to escape inflation

Venezuelans use bitcoin ‘mining’ to escape inflation

CARACAS: Inside a locked room in an office building in Caracas, 20 humming computers use their data-crunching power to mine bitcoins, an increasingly popular tool in the fight against Venezuela’s hyperinflation. In warehouses, offices and homes, miners are using modified computers to perform complex computations, essentially book-keeping for digital transactions worldwide, for which they earn […]

Trump acclaims Amir’s influential Mideast role

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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Trump acclaims Amir’s influential Mideast role

Trump acclaims Amir’s influential Mideast role

Melania Trump receives Kuwait-America Foundation Humanitarian Award WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump lauded HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and his influential role in the Middle East region. In statements to the audience at a special ceremony held at the Kuwaiti Embassy in Washington for honoring the US First Lady Melania Trump for […]

Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

Posted by on 21/10/2017
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Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk

Airlines urged to ban large, personal electronic devices   WASHINGTON: The US government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a UN agency that its tests […]

Warning for China as US hails India partnership

Posted by on 19/10/2017
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Warning for China as US hails India partnership

Warning for China as US hails India partnership

Tillerson promises ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific WASHINGTON: The United States vowed Wednesday to work with India in preference to China over the next century to promote a “free and open” Asia-Pacific region led by prosperous democracies. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered his unexpectedly sharp message to Beijing on the same day President Xi Jinping […]

US judge blocks latest Trump travel restrictions

Posted by on 17/10/2017
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US judge blocks latest Trump travel restrictions

US judge blocks latest Trump travel restrictions

SAN FRANCISCO: A US judge yesterday blocked President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the United States, which had been set to take effect this week. The open-ended ban, announced last month, targeted people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as certain […]

‘Hell on Earth’: California fire death toll rises to 40

Posted by on 15/10/2017
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‘Hell on Earth’: California fire death toll rises to 40

‘Hell on Earth’: California fire death toll rises to 40

LOS ANGELES: The death toll from California’s raging wildfires rose to 40 yesterday, with more than 10,000 firefighters battling 16 large blazes and 100,000 people evacuated, the state’s fire service said. Around 335 square miles (864 square kilometers) of residential neighborhoods, forests and other property have been burned since Sunday, according to the California Department […]

Trump speech sparks war of words between US, Iran

Posted by on 14/10/2017
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Trump speech sparks war of words between US, Iran

Trump speech sparks war of words between US, Iran

TEHRAN/WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between the Islamic Republic and America, fueling growing mistrust and a sense of nationalism among Iranians. The speech has also served to unite Iranians across the political spectrum – from Trump’s declining to call the Arabian […]

Death and destruction, hope and heroism in California wildfires

Posted by on 14/10/2017
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Death and destruction, hope and heroism in California wildfires

Death and destruction, hope and heroism in California wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO: The death toll from California’s wildfires rose to 35 yesterday as firefighters made some progress in containing the infernos but said intensifying winds were a concern. “We’re not out of this emergency, not even close,” said Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. “But we are seeing some progress […]

US pulls out of UNESCO, citing ‘anti-Israel’ bias

Posted by on 12/10/2017
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US pulls out of UNESCO,  citing ‘anti-Israel’ bias

US pulls out of UNESCO, citing ‘anti-Israel’ bias

Move criticized by head of Paris-based organization PARIS: The United States said Thursday that it was pulling out of the UN’s culture and education body, accusing it of “anti-Israel bias” in a move criticized by the head of the Paris-based organization. Following years of tension at UNESCO, which is in the process of electing a […]

Hazing nightmares: Abuse pervasive at US colleges

Posted by on 12/10/2017
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Hazing nightmares: Abuse  pervasive at US colleges

Hazing nightmares: Abuse pervasive at US colleges

CHICAGO: From sex abuse to sleep deprivation to unexpected deaths of very young men and women: hazing has become shockingly common for university students across the United States. By the time 19-year-old Timothy Piazza died of a ruptured spleen and internal bleeding, he had been injured for nearly 12 hours, authorities say. Piazza had become […]