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Monthly Archives: June 2017

PATRAS: Khalid, a 13-year-old from Afghanistan, spends his days in squalor repeatedly trying to scale a metal fence separating him from the better life he dreams about at night. He is one of around 200 migrants camped next to...
ROME: Pope Francis has defrocked an Italian priest found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors, reversing an earlier decision to reduce his punishment, the diocese at the heart of the scandal said yesterday. Mauro Inzoli, 67, was defrocked...
NEW DELHI: Local officials are blocking a toilet-building charity's effort to rename a north Indian village after US President Donald Trump, the group said yesterday. District officials did not immediately return calls for comment, but were quoted by the...
BANGKOK: When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as...
KABUL: Adorned in makeup, fake breasts and bells, Jawed whirls around middle-aged men at Kabul's underground bacha bazi, or "boy play" parties, where the former child sex slave finds freedom of sorts as a dancing boy. Jawed was kidnapped...
KRAKOW: Southampton’s Nathan Redmond missed the crucial penalty as England agonisingly lost on penalties to Germany in the semi-finals of the under-21 European Championship in Poland on Tuesday. Germany goalkeeper Julian Pollersbeck saved Redmond’s spot-kick to consign England to a...
BUENOS AIRES: There is a different side to Lionel Messi, one that not everyone gets to see. The player who shines with the ball by his feet appears to be extremely shy off the field. But the timid-looking Argentina...
COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan government yesterday warned the national cricket team to get fit in three months or get booted out. The ultimatum came after the squad was found to be unfit for the series against Zimbabwe which starts...
LONDON: Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight both scored maiden centuries as England posted their highest-ever Women's World Cup total en route to beating Pakistan by 107 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) Method in Leicester on Tuesday. Sciver hit 137 off...
BRISBANE: Manny Pacquiao's world title fight with Jeff Horn will be "short and sweet" with a knockout likely, his trainer predicted yesterday, as his Australian challenger said he was "ready for war". The legendary Filipino, one of the greatest fighters...
NEW DELHI: India's cabinet approved yesterday plans to sell a stake in state-run Air India as the debt-saddled carrier struggles to compete with low-cost rivals in one of the world's fastest-growing airline markets. "A civil aviation ministry proposal was...
Bollywood star Aamir Khan's hit wrestling movie "Dangal" has become the first Indian film to make 20 billion rupees, analysts said Wednesday, as it takes China's cinemas by storm. The Hindi movie's record-breaking run has set a new and...

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