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Spanish police treating knife assault as ‘terrorist attack’

Posted by on 20/08/2018
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Spanish police treating knife assault as ‘terrorist attack’

Spanish police treating knife assault as ‘terrorist attack’

Suspect identified as 29-year-old Algerian BARCELONA: A police officer shot dead a man armed with a knife as he tried to attack a police station in Catalonia yesterday, just days after the one-year anniversary of a twin attack in the northern Spanish region that killed 16 people. “We are treating it as a terrorist attack. […]

‘Guiding force for good’: World mourns the loss of Kofi Annan

Posted by on 18/08/2018
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‘Guiding force for good’: World mourns the loss of Kofi Annan

‘Guiding force for good’: World mourns the loss of Kofi Annan

Outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world GENEVA: There was an outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world yesterday after the death of former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan. Here are some of the tributes: United Nations Current UN chief Antonio Guterres voiced deep sadness at the […]

Italy buries bridge collapse dead as outrage simmers

Posted by on 18/08/2018
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Italy buries bridge collapse dead as outrage simmers

Italy buries bridge collapse dead as outrage simmers

‘Let them not show their faces, the parade of politicians is shameful’ Genoa: Grief gripped the Italian city of Genoa yesterday as thousands of mourners attended a state funeral to commemorate the victims of a bridge disaster that has sparked anger, while rescuers pulled more bodies from the wreckage. Large crowds packed inside an exhibition […]

Fix a phone: How to beat knife crime in Britain

Posted by on 18/08/2018
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Fix a phone: How to beat knife crime in Britain

Fix a phone: How to beat knife crime in Britain

LONDON: Sitting in his cell, mulling a childhood shaped by fear, theft and drugs, gang member Jake knew things had to change. He was part of Britain’s spiraling knife culture and feared it would all end badly. Jake was 15 when he first carried a knife – as protection. Friends had been stabbed, some had […]

Italian bridge company under fire as rescuers toil for third day

Posted by on 16/08/2018
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Italian bridge company under fire as rescuers toil for third day

Italian bridge company under fire as rescuers toil for third day

Between 10-20 people may still be missing GENOA: Italy’s populist government was on a war footing yesterday with the Italian operator of the bridge that collapsed and killed dozens in the port city of Genoa as desperate efforts to find survivors in the rubble went into a third day. Shares in Atlantia, the holding company […]

Anger grows as bridge toll hits 39

Posted by on 15/08/2018
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Anger grows as bridge toll hits 39

Anger grows as bridge toll hits 39

35 cars, trucks plunge onto railway tracks as bridge caves in GENOA: Rescuers scoured crushed mountains of rubble for victims of a bridge collapse in Genoa as the toll rose to 39 yesterday and Italy’s government blamed the company in charge of motorways for the disaster. A vast span of the Morandi bridge caved in […]

Police probe ‘terrorist’ car attack at UK parliament

Posted by on 14/08/2018
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Police probe ‘terrorist’ car attack at UK parliament

Police probe ‘terrorist’ car attack at UK parliament

LONDON: A car swerved into passers-by then slammed into a barrier protecting Britain’s Houses of Parliament in a suspected terror attack yesterday. A 29-year-old British man, not previously known to the security services, was arrested at the scene by armed officers. Three people were injured. Police, who initially said the man was refusing to co-operate, […]

Paris urinals spark sniggers and seething

Posted by on 14/08/2018
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Paris urinals spark sniggers and seething

Paris urinals spark sniggers and seething

PARIS: In the heart of Paris, a radical experiment in urine management is taking place: New eco-friendly urinals which are prompting titters from some and furious complaints from others. In a city where men are regularly seen urinating on the street with wanton abandon, some have welcomed the arrival of the “uritrottoirs” (pavement urinals) as […]

Masked vandals torch dozens of cars in Sweden

Posted by on 14/08/2018
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Masked vandals torch dozens of cars in Sweden

Masked vandals torch dozens of cars in Sweden

STOCKHOLM: Up to 80 cars were set on fire overnight across western Sweden by masked vandals, police said yesterday, in what they suspect was a coordinated attack weeks before a general election. Most of the cars were burned at around 20 locations in Sweden’s second largest city of Gothenburg late Monday. Authorities said two suspects […]

EU faces fresh standoff over migrant boat

Posted by on 14/08/2018
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EU faces fresh standoff over migrant boat

EU faces fresh standoff over migrant boat

PARIS: European countries faced pressure yesterday to resolve a fresh standoff with the operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for the second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141 people. France said it was in touch with other EU nations to “rapidly” find a port where the Aquarius could dock after it […]

Fatal crashes reveal plight of Italy’s African laborers

Posted by on 13/08/2018
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Fatal crashes reveal plight of Italy’s African laborers

Fatal crashes reveal plight of Italy’s African laborers

FOGGIA: Smears of blood and oil mark the spot on the road where a van full of migrant farm laborers slammed into an oncoming truck and somersaulted across the tarmac on Aug 6, killing 12 of the men packed inside. Just 48 hours earlier, a near identical crash on a neighboring road killed four other […]

Norway fisheries minister resigns after Iran trip

Posted by on 13/08/2018
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Norway fisheries minister resigns after Iran trip

Norway fisheries minister resigns after Iran trip

OSLO: Norway’s fisheries minister resigned yesterday following his earlier admission that he breached government security protocols during a holiday to Iran last month. Per Sandberg, who initially failed to notify colleagues of his whereabouts and also took his government-issued mobile phone to Iran, had been rebuked by Prime Minister Erna Solberg for violating the cabinet’s […]