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Argentine sub found year after disappearance

Posted by on 17/11/2018
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Argentine sub found year after disappearance

Argentine sub found year after disappearance

BUENOS AIRES: The wreckage of an Argentine submarine has been located, a year after it vanished into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean with 44 crew members in the country’s worst naval disaster in decades. There has been “positive identification of the ARA San Juan,” at a depth of 800 m, the navy said on […]

Almost 30,000 Afghan troops die since 2015

Posted by on 17/11/2018
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Almost 30,000 Afghan troops die since 2015

Almost 30,000 Afghan troops die since 2015

WASHINGTON: The death toll among Afghanistan’s security forces is nearing 30,000 since the start of 2015, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said, a figure far higher than anything previously acknowledged. Ghani appeared via video link this week at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, part of a university he once taught […]

NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

Posted by on 14/11/2018
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NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

WASHINGTON: Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut can set foot on Mars, experts and top NASA officials said Tuesday. The US space agency believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years, but the […]

Search for bodies, answers after Calif wildfire kills 42

Posted by on 13/11/2018
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Search for bodies, answers after Calif wildfire kills 42

Search for bodies, answers after Calif wildfire kills 42

PARADISE, California: The deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history has burned a further 8,000 acres and remained only 30 percent contained, California fire officials said yesterday as search teams resumed sifting through charred wreckage in a hunt for human remains. The “Camp Fire,” raging about 280 km north of San Francisco, has expanded […]

Fewer foreign students coming to United States

Posted by on 13/11/2018
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Fewer foreign students coming to United States

Fewer foreign students coming to United States

WASHINGTON: The number of international students entering US colleges and universities has fallen for the second year in a row, a nonprofit group said yesterday, amid efforts by the Trump administration to tighten restrictions on foreigners studying in the United States. New enrollments for the 2017-18 school year slumped 6.6 percent compared with the previous […]

US Paradise: a ghost town emerging from hell

Posted by on 11/11/2018
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US Paradise: a ghost town emerging from hell

US Paradise: a ghost town emerging from hell

California city ravaged by the most destructive fire PARADISE: Smoldering debris, skeletons of cars with melted glass, a cat with a singed, soot-covered coat: ravaged by the most destructive fire to hit California, Paradise is now a ghost town. “It’s devastation, total devastation, it’s pretty incredible something like this occurred,” said firefighter Mark Nees, who […]

History, modern-day tensions mix at WWI commemorations

Posted by on 10/11/2018
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History, modern-day tensions mix at WWI commemorations

History, modern-day tensions mix at WWI commemorations

Rising nationalism destabilizing the world PARIS: World leaders will put on a show of unity this weekend as they commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I, but modern-day tensions will be bubbling under the surface at the remembrances in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron will host around 70 leaders today for a […]

Even from jail, ‘El Chapo’ looms large in Mexican home state

Posted by on 10/11/2018
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Even from jail, ‘El Chapo’ looms large in Mexican home state

Even from jail, ‘El Chapo’ looms large in Mexican home state

CULIACAN: He has lost weight in his New York jail cell, and some of his larger-than-life aura, but Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman still looms large over Mexico’s Sinaloa, where he launched his narcotics empire. With his head and trademark mustache shaved, held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day when he is not in court, […]

Gunman kills 12 in California bar

Posted by on 08/11/2018
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Gunman kills 12 in California bar

Gunman kills 12 in California bar

Second mass shooting in US in less than a fortnight THOUSAND OAKS: A gunman killed 12 people, including a police officer, when he opened fire in a country music bar packed with college students in California, officials and witnesses said yesterday. Police said the gunman was found dead inside the bar on the outskirts of […]

White House bars CNN reporter after verbal duel with president

Posted by on 08/11/2018
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White House bars CNN reporter after verbal duel with president

White House bars CNN reporter after verbal duel with president

Trump branded reporter the ‘enemy of the people’ WASHINGTON: The White House has suspended the press pass of a CNN reporter who sparred with Donald Trump at a news conference, during which the president branded him the “enemy of the people.” A visibly angry Trump called reporter Jim Acosta a “rude, terrible person,” after the […]

US warns ports and insurance firms to stay away from Iranian shipping

Posted by on 08/11/2018
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US warns ports and insurance firms to stay away from Iranian shipping

US warns ports and insurance firms to stay away from Iranian shipping

US grants Iraq sanctions waiver to buy Iranian electricity WASHINGTON: The United States yesterday warned all ports and insurance companies to steer clear of Iranian ships, which it called a “floating liability” after the imposition of sweeping US sanctions. Since Monday, the United States has aimed to end all of Iran’s sales of oil, its […]

Muslim, Native American women in historic wins

Posted by on 07/11/2018
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Muslim, Native American women in historic wins

Muslim, Native American women in historic wins

CHICAGO: A onetime Somali refugee and the daughter of Palestinian immigrants shared the historic distinction Tuesday of becoming the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress. Both women – Ilhan Omar, 37, and Rashida Tlaib, 42 – are Democrats from the Midwest and outspoken advocates of minority communities that have found themselves in […]

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