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Florida suspect charged over 13 mail bombs to Trump opponent

Posted by on 27/10/2018
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Florida suspect charged over 13 mail bombs to Trump opponent

Florida suspect charged over 13 mail bombs to Trump opponent

Sayoc, 56, a registered Republican with criminal history NEW YORK: A Florida fan of Donald Trump was arrested and charged Friday with mailing 13 bombs to opponents of the US president in a brazen, week-long spree that inflamed the country ahead of key elections. Cesar Sayoc, 56, a registered Republican with a criminal history and […]

US mail bombing suspect an ardent Trump supporter

Posted by on 27/10/2018
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US mail bombing suspect an ardent Trump supporter

US mail bombing suspect an ardent Trump supporter

PLANTATION: Cesar Altieri Sayoc, the Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to critics of Donald Trump, had plastered his social media accounts and the van where he was living with signs of his devotion to the Republican president and his hatred for Democrats. Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida, was arrested on Friday for allegedly […]

Several dead as gunman attacks US synagogue

Posted by on 27/10/2018
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Several dead as gunman attacks US synagogue

Several dead as gunman attacks US synagogue

WASHINGTON: A gunman opened fire on Jewish worshippers at a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh yesterday, reportedly killing at least four people and injuring half a dozen others before being taken into custody. Local media reported the shooter yelled anti-Jewish slurs during the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue, where dozens were […]

De Niro, Biden latest bomb targets; Trump slams media

Posted by on 25/10/2018
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De Niro, Biden latest bomb  targets; Trump slams media

De Niro, Biden latest bomb targets; Trump slams media

Authorities discover another wave of suspicious packages WASHINGTON: Authorities discovered another wave of suspicious packages yesterday targeting high-profile Democrats and critics of US President Donald Trump as a manhunt intensified for a serial bomber less than two weeks ahead of elections. None of the nine devices went off and no injuries were reported, but some […]

Pipe bombs sent to Trump foes Obama, Clinton, CNN

Posted by on 24/10/2018
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Pipe bombs sent to Trump foes Obama, Clinton, CNN

Pipe bombs sent to Trump foes Obama, Clinton, CNN

NEW YORK: Pipe bombs were sent to Barack Obama, other top Democrats and CNN – all hate figures for backers of President Donald Trump – in a coordinated “effort to terrorize” days before polarizing US elections, officials said yesterday. Hillary Clinton was among some of America’s most high-profile Democrats targeted with the country bitterly divided […]

Pope sacks US bishop

Posted by on 24/10/2018
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Pope sacks US bishop

Pope sacks US bishop

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has removed from office Bishop Martin Holley of Memphis, Tennessee, the Vatican said yesterday. A Vatican spokesman said the decision had been taken over “an issue of management and had nothing to do with sexual abuse”. The Vatican’s statement was unusually tough, saying the 63-year-old had been “relieved of the governance” […]

One winning $1.5bn ticket

Posted by on 24/10/2018
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One winning $1.5bn ticket

One winning $1.5bn ticket

WASHINGTON: A single winning ticket has been identified in a massive $1.5 billion Mega Millions US lottery jackpot, the second largest on record, organizers said yesterday. The winning ticket was bought in South Carolina, but the lucky winner has not yet been identified. It’s the largest single winning ticket ever and it dwarfed the previous […]

World ‘more dangerous’ if US drops nuke treaty

Posted by on 22/10/2018
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World ‘more dangerous’ if US drops nuke treaty

World ‘more dangerous’ if US drops nuke treaty

Beijing urges Washington to ‘think twice’ MOSCOW: The Kremlin yesterday said the world would be less safe if Washington goes ahead with plans to withdraw from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty that banned intermediate-range missiles. “Such steps, if taken, will make the world more dangerous,” said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov as he rejected claims […]

Trump vows aid cuts as migrant caravan rolls on

Posted by on 22/10/2018
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Trump vows aid cuts as migrant caravan rolls on

Trump vows aid cuts as migrant caravan rolls on

WASHINGTON/TAPACHULA, Mexico: US President Donald Trump yesterday vowed to begin curtailing tens of millions of dollars in aid to three Central American nations and called a caravan of migrants bound for the United States a national emergency as he sought to boost his party’s chances in Nov 6 congressional elections. “Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador […]

Trump says to exit nuclear arms pact, Russia threatens retaliation

Posted by on 21/10/2018
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Trump says to exit nuclear arms pact, Russia threatens retaliation

Trump says to exit nuclear arms pact, Russia threatens retaliation

ELKO, Nevada/MOSCOW: US President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, negotiated by then-President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, required elimination […]

NY witches aim hex at Kavanaugh

Posted by on 20/10/2018
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NY witches aim hex at Kavanaugh

NY witches aim hex at Kavanaugh

NEW YORK: Melissa Madara was not surprised to receive death threats on Friday as her Brooklyn witchcraft store prepared to host a public hexing of newly confirmed US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this weekend. The planned casting of an anti-Kavanaugh spell, one of the more striking instances of politically disgruntled Americans turning to the […]

US to merge Jerusalem consulate into embassy

Posted by on 18/10/2018
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US to merge Jerusalem consulate into embassy

US to merge Jerusalem consulate into embassy

‘This decision to improve efficiency of our operations’ WASHINGTON: The United States will merge the US Consulate General, which serves Palestinians, with its new embassy into a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on yesterday. “This decision is driven by our global efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of […]