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Fears of serial child killer in Pakistan city

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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Fears of serial child killer in Pakistan city

Fears of serial child killer in Pakistan city

KASUR, Pakistan: The rape and murders of a dozen children by a suspected serial killer have terrified parents in central Pakistan, and prompted soul-searching over how the country fails to protect its most vulnerable. The killing of six-year-old Zainab Fatima Ameen became the tipping point last week when her body was found on a rubbish […]

Trump doctor says president ‘healthy’, has no cognitive issues

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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Trump doctor says president ‘healthy’, has no cognitive issues

Trump doctor says president ‘healthy’, has no cognitive issues

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump is expected to remain physically fit for the duration of his presidency and has “no cognitive issues whatsoever”, according to full results from his first medical examination released Tuesday. Trump’s critics have openly questioned his mental health, and an explosive book on his presidency published earlier this month described aides as having […]

Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

ABIDJAN: There’s nothing covert about Roxy-a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world’s poorest continent. Located in the bustling Adjame quarter of Ivory Coast’s main city and commercial hub, the haven for fake medicine has been targeted time and again […]

US freezing Palestinian aid mean

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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US freezing Palestinian aid mean

US freezing Palestinian aid mean

RAMALLAH: The US government has frozen tens of millions of dollars in contributions to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA. What is UNRWA and what will the impact be? What is UNRWA? The United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) was established following the war surrounding the creation of Israel in 1948, in which […]

Muslim county bans kids from religious events

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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Muslim county bans kids from religious events

Muslim county bans kids from religious events

BEIJING: A mostly Muslim county in western China has banned children from attending religious events over a winter break, an education bureau said in a notice posted online, as authorities step up control of religious education. School students in Linxia county in Gansu province, home to many members of the Muslim Hui ethnic minority, are […]

Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar’s police fire on riot

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar’s police fire on riot

Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar’s police fire on riot

Rakhine clash exposes Myanmar’s combustible ethnic mix   YANGON: Seven ethnic Rakhine Buddhists died after Myanmar police opened fire on a crowd trying to seize a government office, officials said yesterday, in fresh violence in a febrile state already scarred by ethnic and religious hatred. The incident unfurled as around 5,000 Buddhists gathered late Tuesday […]

Nepalese farmers grow bananas to avert floods

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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Nepalese farmers grow bananas to avert floods

Nepalese farmers grow bananas to avert floods

KATHMANDU: Nepali farmer Bhoj Raj Paudel had just left home to visit his parents when a hill above it collapsed, destroying his ranch and a paddy field and flooding a swathe of land downstream. The landslide was 19 years ago, but he remembers it vividly. “I am happy my family survived but whatever I owned […]

Survey points to rising risk of war as Trump heads to Davos

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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Survey points to rising risk of war as Trump heads to Davos

Survey points to rising risk of war as Trump heads to Davos

Extreme weather seen as top risk for 2018 BERLIN: The risk of political and economic confrontations between major powers, including outright military conflicts, has risen sharply, according to a survey released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) days before its annual gathering in Davos. The Global Risks Report highlighted several top risks for 2018, including […]

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Products would take hundreds of years to downgrade. LONDON: Floating on the murky waters of the River Thames in London, activist paddle-boarders are trying to rid the waterway of a plague of plastic waste and draw attention to the problem. As the sun rises on the Thames behind historic Kew Bridge in the west of […]

Jordan to increase fuel, bread prices

Posted by on 16/01/2018
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Jordan to increase fuel, bread prices

Jordan to increase fuel, bread prices

AMMAN/KHARTOUM: Jordan is to increase the price of fuel and bread as it seeks tax revenues to redress a debt-riddled economy rattled by the war in neighboring Syria, press reports said yesterday. The latest tax hikes come as resource-poor Jordan faces a public debt of some $35 billion, equivalent to 90 percent of its gross […]

Torture probe after 13 siblings found chained in US home

Posted by on 16/01/2018
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Torture probe after 13 siblings found chained in US home

Torture probe after 13 siblings found chained in US home

PERRIS, California: Investigators sought to shed light yesterday on how a California couple arrested on suspicion of torture were able to keep their 13 malnourished children – aged 2 to 29 – confined in their suburban home in grim conditions with no one noticing. Sheriff’s deputies found some of the children shackled to their beds […]

UAE to complain to UN body against Qatar

Posted by on 16/01/2018
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UAE to complain to UN body against Qatar

UAE to complain to UN body against Qatar

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates will lodge a complaint against Qatar at the United Nations’ aviation agency after Qatari war planes allegedly intercepted UAE civilian aircraft, a UAE official said yesterday. The UAE said on Monday that Qatari air force jets had intercepted two UAE civilian aircraft on routine commercial flights to Bahrain. Qatar has […]