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Monthly Archives: September 2017

BEIRUT: Thousands of people took to the streets of Tehran yesterday to bury a soldier whose beheading by Islamic State has come to symbolize the righteousness of Iran's military involvement in Syria. In what has become an iconic image...
92.73 percent of voters backing statehood ARBIL: Iraq's Kurds announced a massive "yes" vote for independence yesterday following a referendum that has incensed Baghdad and sparked international concern. Official results showed 92.73 percent of voters backing statehood in Monday's non-binding...
BRUSSELS: The EU unveiled plans yesterday to take at least 50,000 refugees directly from Africa, the Middle East and Turkey to discourage migrant boats from making the risky Mediterranean crossing. The proposal involves admitting refugees to European Union countries...
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian man has been reprimanded by Islamic authorities for "indecent dressing" after he was caught wearing shorts in public on the way to a football match, officials and reports said yesterday. The case in Kelantan, a...
KATHMANDU: A three-year-old girl has been named the new Kumari of Nepal's capital Kathmandu after her predecessor retired when she reached puberty, continuing an ancient tradition that sees young girls worshipped as "living goddesses". Trishna Shakya will be anointed...
MOSCOW: Three years ago, Petimat Atagayeva's daughter Zalina secretly left Russia for Syria, taking her 10-month-old baby boy with her, to join the Islamic State group. Since then, her mother has led an agonizing search, desperate for any trace...
YE BAW KYA: Myanmar authorities displayed yesterday the bodies of Hindu villagers they say were killed by Muslim insurgents, victims of a surge of violence in someone else's fight now playing their part in a propaganda war. Authorities found...
LONDON: Ben Stokes was included yesterday in England's 16-man squad for the Ashes series in Australia, two days after the allrounder was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm in a late-night incident. Stokes, who has suffered a broken...
Tricky budget shows business-friendly face of govt PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron's business-friendly government unveiled its first annual budget yesterday, fending off criticism that its tax cuts favor the very wealthiest. Ministers insisted the 2018 budget would benefit both rich...
Dyson to make electric cars by 2020 SINGAPORE: An electric car-sharing service will be launched in Singapore in December, in what the company behind the scheme said yesterday was a first for Southeast Asia. BlueSG, a subsidiary of France's Bollore...
Incumbents could be at risk in 2018 elections WASHINGTON: The failure by President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans to dismantle Obamacare has infuriated the party's conservative flank and is intensifying intra-party warfare ahead of the 2018 US congressional elections....
There are basically two kinds of Tom Cruise performances, and both can look pretty similar on the surface. Each likes sunglasses, going fast and smiling big. He never exactly loosens up or slows down - the most unfathomable thing...

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