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Turkish police detain protesting airport workers

Posted by on 15/09/2018
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Turkish police detain protesting airport workers

Turkish police detain protesting airport workers

ISTANBUL: Turkish police have detained hundreds of workers protesting over labor conditions at Istanbul’s new airport, a giant project championed by President Tayyip Erdogan and due to open next month, a union leader said yesterday. The protest broke out after a shuttle bus accident on Friday in which 17 workers were injured, said Ozgur Karabulut, […]

Florence unleashing ‘catastrophic’ floods

Posted by on 15/09/2018
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Florence unleashing ‘catastrophic’ floods

Florence unleashing ‘catastrophic’ floods

More devastating flooding forecast from slow-moving storm WILMINGTON: Tropical storm Florence caused “catastrophic” flooding in the Carolinas Saturday even as it began to weaken, after resulting in multiple deaths, including a woman and her baby killed when a tree fell on their house. Four deaths were confirmed by officials as American media reported another, and […]

Climate summit ends with a double-edged message

Posted by on 15/09/2018
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Climate summit ends with a double-edged message

Climate summit ends with a double-edged message

‘We are using the sky as an open sewer, it’s insane’ SAN FRANCISCO: Mayors, governors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and celebrities delivered a double-edged message Friday at the close of a climate summit in San Francisco: global warming is making the planet unliveable — but we know how to fix it. “We are using the sky […]

In Sicily, pope denounces the Island’s ‘blasphemous’ mafia

Posted by on 15/09/2018
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In Sicily, pope denounces the Island’s ‘blasphemous’ mafia

In Sicily, pope denounces the Island’s ‘blasphemous’ mafia

‘You can’t believe in God and belong to the mafia’ PALERMO: Pope Francis denounced the mafia’s “blasphemous” existence yesterday during a visit to Sicily to honor a priest murdered by the mob 25 years ago while trying to save youngsters in poor neighborhoods from falling into their hands. The brief visit, which will see the […]

‘There is nowhere to worship here’: Crackdown bedevils China’s Catholics

Posted by on 15/09/2018
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‘There is nowhere to worship here’: Crackdown bedevils China’s Catholics

‘There is nowhere to worship here’: Crackdown bedevils China’s Catholics

Standoff has split China’s roughly 12 million Catholics PUYANG: A government sign outside a Catholic church in central China warns that children are not allowed to attend mass. “Illegal” churches are being bulldozed. Priests are handing over personal information about their flocks to authorities. Roman Catholics in Henan province are running out of space to […]

Indian man fills potholes out of love for dead son

Posted by on 15/09/2018
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Indian man fills potholes out of love for dead son

Indian man fills potholes out of love for dead son

Dadarao Bilhore smoothes the road surface, rests his shovel, looks to the sky and prays for his son, one of thousands of Indians killed every year in accidents caused by potholes. Prakash Bilhore, a promising student, was just 16 when he died in July 2015 in Mumbai, India’s hectic financial and Bollywood capital of 20 […]

Super typhoon roars toward Philippines

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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Super typhoon roars toward Philippines

Super typhoon roars toward Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut triggers evacuation MANILA: A super typhoon roared toward the Philippines yesterday, prompting thousands to evacuate ahead of its heavy rains and fierce winds that are set to strike at the weekend before moving on to China. Typhoon Mangkhut, which has already blasted through the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, is speeding across the […]

Saudi, UAE working to cut risks to civilians in Yemen

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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Saudi, UAE working to cut risks to civilians in Yemen

Saudi, UAE working to cut risks to civilians in Yemen

Yemen war a ‘living hell’ for children: UNICEF WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has “certified” that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are working to reduce risks to civilian life in Yemen-a key step to ensuring continued US support to the coalition. Pompeo’s assessment, announced Wednesday, came even as he admitted that […]

Rising temperatures mean ‘more deaths’ worldwide

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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Rising temperatures mean ‘more deaths’ worldwide

Rising temperatures mean ‘more deaths’ worldwide

An increase of 3C or 4C could raise mortality rates TEPIC: Failure to meet global targets to limit rising temperatures will mean more heat-related deaths, researchers said yesterday. Countries have signed the Paris agreement on climate change to limit the rise in global temperatures to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and ideally […]

Gunman kills 5 in California, then himself

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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Gunman kills 5 in California, then himself

Gunman kills 5 in California, then himself

Man goes on a shooting rampage LOS ANGELES: A man went on a shooting rampage in California on Wednesday, killing five people including his wife, before taking his own life. The shooting at multiple locations in Bakersfield in central California was possibly “a domestic violence incident,” said Lieutenant Mark King of the Kern County sheriff’s […]

Harassment, anxiety and debt: the working life of young UK women

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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Harassment, anxiety and debt: the working life of young UK women

Harassment, anxiety and debt: the working life of young UK women

Young women in Britain are paid less and harassed LONDON: Young women in Britain are paid less and harassed more at work than men, with most reporting that their job negatively affects their mental health, a survey found yesterday. Almost one in five young women surveyed in England and Wales said they were paid less […]

Nuns ‘demand justice’ for sister assaulted by bishop

Posted by on 13/09/2018
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Nuns ‘demand justice’ for sister assaulted by bishop

Nuns ‘demand justice’ for sister assaulted by bishop

Group of Indian Catholic nuns stage a rare street protest NEW DELHI: A group of Indian Catholic nuns are staging a rare street protest in the southern state of Kerala demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop. Police have called the bishop named in the complaint for a second […]