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US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

Posted by on 16/08/2018
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US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

Hashtag #EnemyofNone joined by more than 200 newspapers in US WASHINGTON: US newspapers big and small hit back yesterday at President Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on the news media, launching a coordinated campaign of editorials stressing the importance of a free press. Leading the charge was The Boston Globe, which had issued an appeal for […]

Pennsylvania’s report lists over 300 ‘predator’ priests

Posted by on 15/08/2018
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Pennsylvania’s report lists over 300 ‘predator’ priests

Pennsylvania’s report lists over 300 ‘predator’ priests

Clergymen accused of abusing over 1,000 children NEW YORK: More than 300 “predator” priests in Pennsylvania are accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades, a grand jury said yesterday in a devastating report that decried a systematic cover-up by the Catholic Church. It is thought to be the single most comprehensive report to […]

Saudis in talks to take Tesla private: Musk

Posted by on 13/08/2018
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Saudis in talks to take Tesla  private: Musk

Saudis in talks to take Tesla private: Musk

WASHINGTON: Tesla chief executive Elon Musk disclosed yesterday he was in talks with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund and other investors to take the electric automaker private. The revelation comes days after Musk’s claim in an August 7 Twitter post that financing for a deal to take Tesla private had been “secured”. Musk said in […]

Counter-protest drowns out neo-Nazi rally

Posted by on 13/08/2018
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Counter-protest drowns out neo-Nazi rally

Counter-protest drowns out neo-Nazi rally

WASHINGTON: A white supremacist rally outside the White House fizzled out Sunday after only a handful of neo-Nazis showed up and were massively outnumbered by hundreds of counter-protesters. In an effort to avoid a repeat of the chaos of a deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia exactly a year ago, Washington police closed streets and threw […]

Rogue White House ex-employee Omarosa releases Trump’s tape

Posted by on 13/08/2018
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Rogue White House ex-employee Omarosa releases Trump’s tape

Rogue White House ex-employee Omarosa releases Trump’s tape

WASHINGTON: Former White House staffer and TV celebrity Omarosa Manigault Newman has released a recording of a private conversation with President Donald Trump after she was fired. NBC’s “Today” program played the brief recording, in which Trump claims to have had no knowledge that she was sacked by chief of staff John Kelly, and expresses […]

NASA launches historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

Posted by on 12/08/2018
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NASA launches historic probe  to ‘touch Sun’

NASA launches historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

TAMPA:  NASA yesterday blasted off its first-ever spaceship to explore the Sun, the $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe, on a strategic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms. The launch of the car-sized probe aboard a massive Delta IV-Heavy rocket lit the night sky at Cape Canaveral, Florida at […]

Over 100 large wildfires in US

Posted by on 12/08/2018
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Over 100 large wildfires in US

Over 100 large wildfires in US

WASHINGTON: Six large new wildfires erupted in the United States, pushing the number of major active blazes nationwide to over 100, with more expected to break out sparked by lightning strikes on bone-dry terrain, authorities said yesterday. More than 30,000 personnel, including firefighters from across the United States and nearly 140 from Australia and New […]

California fires threaten populated areas

Posted by on 11/08/2018
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California fires threaten populated areas

California fires threaten populated areas

LAKE ELSINORE: Authorities battling massive wildfires in large swathes of California issued mandatory evacuation orders and health warnings yesterday over the worsening air quality as the flames grew ever closer to populated areas. After almost a month of wildfires, the National Weather Service warned that satellite images showed “widespread smoke” drifting from the fires into […]

‘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 […]