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Muslim lawmaker proposes to end head-cover ban in US Congress

Posted by on 20/11/2018
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Muslim lawmaker proposes to end head-cover ban in US Congress

Muslim lawmaker proposes to end head-cover ban in US Congress

WASHINGTON: A Muslim congresswoman-elect has co-authored changes to a longstanding rule banning the wearing of head coverings on the US House floor, an effort supported Monday by the nation’s largest Muslim rights group. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee who was one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress earlier this month, has joined […]

‘El Chapo’ killed a man who refused a hand shake

Posted by on 20/11/2018
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‘El Chapo’ killed a man who refused a hand shake

‘El Chapo’ killed a man who refused a hand shake

NEW YORK: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was a ruthless killer who ordered the murder of a man who had refused to shake his hand at a meeting, a prosecution witness told jurors at Guzman’s US trial on Monday. Jesus Zambada, the brother of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada who was Guzman’s alleged partner in running the […]

Murder rate on the rise in Venezuela

Posted by on 19/11/2018
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Murder rate on the rise in Venezuela

Murder rate on the rise in Venezuela

How do crisis-weary Venezuelans survive? CARACAS: As if coping with constant food and medicine shortages were not enough for crisis-weary Venezuelans, many live in constant fear in a country where three people die violently every hour. The South American nation registered 26,000 homicides last year, 89 per 100,000 inhabitants and a figure 15 times the […]

‘Sad’ Trump visits fire-wracked California

Posted by on 18/11/2018
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‘Sad’ Trump visits fire-wracked California

‘Sad’ Trump visits fire-wracked California

76 killed; more than 1,200 listed as missing PARADISE: President Donald Trump has expressed sadness at the devastation caused by fires in a California town, but persisted in his controversial claim that forest mismanagement was responsible for the tragedy, which has killed 76 and left more than 1,200 listed as missing. “This is very sad,” […]

Migrants stalled at the US border, mull work offers

Posted by on 18/11/2018
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Migrants stalled at the US border, mull work offers

Migrants stalled at the US border, mull work offers

MEXICALI: Hundreds of migrants from a caravan of Central Americans were stalled at the US-Mexico border on Saturday, where a handful said they welcomed recent Mexican offers of employment in the face of a hostile US reception. The Mexican government last week reiterated job offers to the migrants, saying that those who obtained legal status […]

Argentine sub found year after disappearance

Posted by on 17/11/2018
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Argentine sub found year after disappearance

Argentine sub found year after disappearance

BUENOS AIRES: The wreckage of an Argentine submarine has been located, a year after it vanished into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean with 44 crew members in the country’s worst naval disaster in decades. There has been “positive identification of the ARA San Juan,” at a depth of 800 m, the navy said on […]

Almost 30,000 Afghan troops die since 2015

Posted by on 17/11/2018
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Almost 30,000 Afghan troops die since 2015

Almost 30,000 Afghan troops die since 2015

WASHINGTON: The death toll among Afghanistan’s security forces is nearing 30,000 since the start of 2015, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said, a figure far higher than anything previously acknowledged. Ghani appeared via video link this week at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, part of a university he once taught […]

NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

Posted by on 14/11/2018
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NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

WASHINGTON: Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut can set foot on Mars, experts and top NASA officials said Tuesday. The US space agency believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years, but the […]

Search for bodies, answers after Calif wildfire kills 42

Posted by on 13/11/2018
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Search for bodies, answers after Calif wildfire kills 42

Search for bodies, answers after Calif wildfire kills 42

PARADISE, California: The deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history has burned a further 8,000 acres and remained only 30 percent contained, California fire officials said yesterday as search teams resumed sifting through charred wreckage in a hunt for human remains. The “Camp Fire,” raging about 280 km north of San Francisco, has expanded […]

Fewer foreign students coming to United States

Posted by on 13/11/2018
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Fewer foreign students coming to United States

Fewer foreign students coming to United States

WASHINGTON: The number of international students entering US colleges and universities has fallen for the second year in a row, a nonprofit group said yesterday, amid efforts by the Trump administration to tighten restrictions on foreigners studying in the United States. New enrollments for the 2017-18 school year slumped 6.6 percent compared with the previous […]

US Paradise: a ghost town emerging from hell

Posted by on 11/11/2018
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US Paradise: a ghost town emerging from hell

US Paradise: a ghost town emerging from hell

California city ravaged by the most destructive fire PARADISE: Smoldering debris, skeletons of cars with melted glass, a cat with a singed, soot-covered coat: ravaged by the most destructive fire to hit California, Paradise is now a ghost town. “It’s devastation, total devastation, it’s pretty incredible something like this occurred,” said firefighter Mark Nees, who […]

History, modern-day tensions mix at WWI commemorations

Posted by on 10/11/2018
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History, modern-day tensions mix at WWI commemorations

History, modern-day tensions mix at WWI commemorations

Rising nationalism destabilizing the world PARIS: World leaders will put on a show of unity this weekend as they commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I, but modern-day tensions will be bubbling under the surface at the remembrances in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron will host around 70 leaders today for a […]