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10 dead in assault on Indian police station

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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10 dead in assault on Indian police station

10 dead in assault on Indian police station

GURDASPUR, India: Ten people including three civilians were killed yesterday when gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a police station in northern India near the border with Pakistan, sparking a shootout lasting almost 11 hours. Police said three attackers had been killed in the battle with security forces that began in the early hours of yesterday […]

Retail tycoon seals $171m Scotland Yard hotel deal

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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Retail tycoon seals $171m Scotland Yard hotel deal

Retail tycoon seals $171m Scotland Yard hotel deal

LONDON: Indian tycoon Yusuffali M A has agreed a £110 million ($171 million) deal to develop a luxury hotel on the site of the original Scotland Yard Police Station in London, as foreign buyers bet on the resilience of Britain’s prime property market. Ali, one of India’s wealthiest entrepreneurs and head of Abu Dhabibased retail […]

Militants in the minority in Pakistan executions

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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Militants in the minority in Pakistan executions

Militants in the minority in Pakistan executions

ISLAMABAD: When Pakistan resumed executions after the massacre of 134 pupils at an army-run school last December, the government promised hangings would help deter Islamist militants. A Reuters analysis of 180 people hanged since late December, however, shows that fewer than one in six were linked to militancy. Hangings are set to resume this week […]

35 Cosby accusers on NY mag cover – Victims speak out

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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35 Cosby accusers on NY mag cover – Victims speak out

35 Cosby accusers on NY mag cover – Victims speak out

NEW YORK: Thirty-five women who allege they were sexually assaulted by US comedy legend Bill Cosby were united yesterday on a magazine cover to tell startlingly similar stories of abuse. They include models, waitresses, Playboy bunnies and women who used to work in show business. One says he raped her while she was grief stricken […]

Nigerian voodoo practising sex traffickers arrested

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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Nigerian voodoo practising sex traffickers arrested

Nigerian voodoo practising sex traffickers arrested

MADRID: A man and a woman of Nigerian origin have been arrested over claims that they forced Nigerian women into prostitution and deployed voodoo to keep their victims under their control, Spanish police said Sunday. The two suspects were arrested on a warrant issued by Norway after a Nigerian woman lodged a complaint against them […]

Senior British lord exposed in ‘drugs and prostitutes’ romp

Posted by on 28/07/2015
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Senior British lord exposed in ‘drugs and prostitutes’ romp

Senior British lord exposed in ‘drugs and prostitutes’ romp

LONDON: A senior member of Britain’s House of Lords responsible for upholding standards was facing calls to quit the chamber yesterday after he was filmed allegedly snorting drugs off a prostitute’s breasts. Lord John Sewel resigned as deputy speaker of parliament’s upper house after a sting in The Sun newspaper on Sunday but remains under […]

Iran launches charm offensive in wary; Zarif briefs Kuwait on nuke deal – Tehran’s policies won’t change

Posted by on 27/07/2015
Filed under Kuwait, Middle East, Other News, Politics, Top Stories, World

Iran launches charm offensive in wary; Zarif briefs Kuwait on nuke deal – Tehran’s policies won’t change

Iran launches charm offensive in wary; Zarif briefs Kuwait on nuke deal – Tehran’s policies won’t change

KUWAIT: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in his first foreign trip after the landmark nuclear accord, urged Tehran’s Gulf Arab neighbors to cooperate to fight against terrorism, but stressed that the Islamic republic’s policy will not change. “What is needed in this region is not a change in Iranian policy but a change in […]

Clashes rock Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque – Israeli police enter holy site, block Arab youths

Posted by on 27/07/2015
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Assad says army ‘fatigued’ but will ultimately prevail – Embattled president vows to win bloody civil war

Posted by on 27/07/2015
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Bollywood star, judge urge clemency for riot bomber

Posted by on 27/07/2015
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Greece pushes for quick cash injection – Debt problem to keep Greek banks in months-long freeze

Posted by on 27/07/2015
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A pampered life for Japan’s prizefighter bulls

Posted by on 27/07/2015
Filed under Asia, Lifestyle, Top Stories, World