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UAE calls for zero tolerance on terrorism
NEW YORK: The UAE has called for a zero-tolerance policy on all parties who fund and support terrorism and extremism. This came during a speech delivered by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, at the 72nd session of the UN General assembly in New York on Friday. During his speech, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed emphasised that the UAE’s foreign policy is guided by
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Gargash continues meetings with foreign ministers
NEW YORK: Dr Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has continued holding bilateral political meetings with key participating officials and foreign ministers at the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly, at the UN headquarters. Dr Gargash met with Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, where they reviewed the dire humanitarian situation in many
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RTA launches seven new bus routes, improves 24 others
DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, will launch seven new bus routes, including two metro link bus routes, and improving 24 other routes in Dubai from 26th September. "RTA is opting for broadening and improving the public bus network in a quick response to the needs of public bus riders. The move is also prompted by the ongoing urbanisation and business development in Dubai as part of the upswing seen by the UAE
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Pakistan says 'terrorists' inside Afghanistan kill officer
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s army says “terrorists” across the border in Afghanistan have opened fire on a newly built border post in recently cleared Rajgal Valley, killing a young officer. A military statement says the attackers targeted the post on Saturday morning where post commander Lt Arsalan Alam was fatally shot. The army recently cleared the Rajgal Valley along the border in the Khyber tribal region and established a number
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Iraq Kurd leader delays independence vote announcement
ERBIL (Iraq): Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani on Saturday delayed a scheduled news conference on a controversial independence referendum he has called for next week as pressure mounts for a postponement. There has been uncertainty about whether the vote will go ahead as Iraq's key allies the United States and Iran, as well as powerful neighbour Turkey, have stepped up their opposition. "The news conference will take place
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Bangladesh proposes UN-monitored ‘safe zones’ in Myanmar
NEW YORK: Myanmar must stop "ethnic cleansing" in Rakhine State and "safe zones" should be created inside the country to protect all civilians, under the supervision of the United Nations, UN, stated Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, to the UN General Assembly. "I came here after recently witnessing the hungry, distressed and hopeless Rohingya people from Myanmar who took shelter in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh," Hasina
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India Nobel laureate disappointed with Suu Kyi
BANGKOK: Indian Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi says he is hugely disappointed with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s stand on the Rohingya issue, calling it among this “era’s biggest humanitarian crises.” Satyarthi said on Saturday that the Myanmar government’s handling of the crisis is “bad and unacceptable,” with more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in the past month
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Prince Harry cheers on athletes ahead of Toronto Invictus Games
MONTREAL: Prince Harry attended a training session Friday for athletes who will compete in the upcoming Invictus Games for soldiers and veterans wounded or disabled in battle. The British royal is scheduled to inaugurate the third Invictus Games at a ceremony late Saturday, which US First Lady Melania Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are expected to attend. Dressed in a black polo shirt and jeans, Canadian
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Mexico earthquake death toll climbs to 292
MEXICO CITY: The toll from the powerful magnitude-7.1 earthquake that rocked Mexico earlier this week has risen to 292, the national emergency management chief has said. National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said in his latest preliminary report on fatalities on Friday that the number killed in Mexico City from Tuesday's powerful temblor had increased from 148 to 154, Efe news reported. Dozens of other people
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Iran tests new missile defying US warnings
TEHRAN: Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue. State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile military parade on Friday. It also carried in-flight video from the nose cone. The broadcaster gave no date for the
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Merkel, Schulz at home base on final campaign push
BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main rival Martin Schulz return to their home bases to make their last-ditch appeal for votes ahead of Sunday’s elections, urging Germans to shun anti-migrant populists. Merkel will end her punishing campaigning schedule in her Baltic coast constituency Saturday. But far from heading to districts where her Christian Democratic Union enjoys its strongest support, she is visiting districts
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Moderate intensity earthquake jolts Indian Kashmir
SRINAGAR (India): A moderate intensity earthquake jolted the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, a weather official confirmed. The Met department official said here: "An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale occurred today at 5.44am. "The intensity of the earthquake was moderate and its coordinates were latitude 35.0 degrees north and longitude 74.4 degrees east.
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Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung
BALI: Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali are sheltering in sports centers, village halls and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in more than half a century. Authorities raised the volcano's alert status to the highest level on Friday following a “tremendous increase” in seismic activity. It last erupted in 1963, killing 1,100 people. Villager Made Suda says he left
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Dam fails in Puerto Rico, 70,000 told to evacuate
SAN JUAN: Some 70,000 people were ordered to evacuate their homes Friday after a rain-swollen dam in Puerto Rico failed in the latest disaster caused by Hurricane Maria. With the death toll from the storm at 33 across the Caribbean, the National Weather Service office in capital San Juan issued a flash flood warning for people living along the Guajataca River and said the 1920s earthen dam was in danger of collapsing altogether.
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French left stages street showdown over reforms
PARIS: Tens of thousands of French leftists are expected to answer a call by firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon to throng the streets of Paris on Saturday in protest over President Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping reforms of the labour code. The third in a series of nationwide protests comes a day after Macron signed his signature reforms into law using a fast-tracked procedure that avoided a lengthy parliamentary debate.
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Petition against Uber's London ban hits 500,000
LONDON: A petition organised by Uber against London's decision not to renew its operating licence has gathered 500,000 signatures, little more than 24 hours after the decision was announced, a website monitoring its progress showed on Saturday. The online petition was started on Friday after transport authorities in the British capital deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service and stripped it of its license from next week. The
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NASA's asteroid-bound spacecraft flies by Earth
WASHINGTON: NASA's asteroid sample return spacecraft flew past Earth on Friday on its way to asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August. The OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security - Regolith Explorer) spacecraft came within 17,237 km of Antarctica at 12.52 pm EDT (10. 22 pm India time) on Friday, just south of Cape Horn, Chile, before following a route north over the Pacific Ocean,
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Brexit weighs heavy at Irish farming fair
TULLAMORE (Ireland): Brexit hung like a cloud over Ireland's biggest agricultural fair this week, with the country's food and farming industries, heavily reliant on their British neighbour, feeling the impact already. Nearly 300,000 people visited the 2017 National Ploughing Championships outside Tullamore in the central County Offaly. Their boots quickly churning up the muddy fields, visitors were keen to trade talk of
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British actor Colin Firth gets Italian citizenship after Brexit vote
ROME: British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy's Interior Ministry said. British media reported last year that Firth had applied to become Italian following the British referendum to quit the European Union. "The very famous actor, who won an Oscar for the film The King's Speech, is married to a citizen from our country and
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China experts say 3.4-quake hits North Korea in 'suspected explosion'
BEIJING: China's seismic service CENC on Saturday detected a zero-depth, 3.4-magnitude earthquake in North Korea, calling it a "suspected explosion." The epicenter is roughly the same as that of a previous shallow earthquake on September 3, which turned out to be caused by a North Korean nuclear test, the official Xinhua news agency said. The earthquake comes after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President
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Federer thanks lucky stars for Nadal fightback
LONDON: Roger Federer has admitted his year would have been "very different" had he not battled back from a 1-3 fifth-set deficit in his Australian Open triumph against Rafael Nadal. Without a Grand Slam title since 2012, Federer fought back to beat Nadal in January's decider in Melbourne, setting himself up for a stunning return to form. He followed it up with back-to-back Masters victories at Indian Wells and Miami before
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Senior journalist, mother murdered in Mohali house
CHANDIGARH (India): Senior journalist K.J. Singh and his aged mother were found dead in their residence in Mohali town in Punjab, adjoining Chandigarh, on Saturday, police said. Both victims were attacked by their assailants with a sharp-edged weapon in their house in Phase 3B2 of Mohali, 10km from here. Police said that Singh's mother, Gurcharan Kaur, 89, was strangulated. Singh was stabbed in the stomach and his throat was
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McCain torpedoes Republican effort to repeal Obamacare
WASHINGTON: US Senator John McCain on Friday announced his opposition to the latest Republican attempt to replace Barack Obama’s signature health care law, likely dooming the repeal effort. It is the second time in two months that he has defied his party and President Donald Trump over efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” which has long been in Republicans’ sights.
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Turkey warns of ‘security’ steps in response to Iraqi Kurd vote
ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim warned on Saturday that Ankara’s actions in response to a controversial independence referendum in Iraq’s Kurdistan region would have “economic and security dimensions.” “The steps will be taken in close cooperation with Iraq, Iran and other neighbouring countries. These measures will have diplomatic, political, economic and security dimensions,” he told reporters in the central
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VP, AD CP to chair government annual meetings
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Turkey warns of ‘security’ steps in response to Iraqi Kurd vote
ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim warned on Saturday that..
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Pakistan says 'terrorists' inside Afghanistan kill officer
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s army says “terrorists” across the border in Afgh..
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RTA launches seven new bus routes, improves 24 others
DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, will launch seven new b..
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Petition against Uber's London ban hits 500,000
LONDON: A petition organised by Uber against London's decision not to ..
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Gargash continues meetings with foreign ministers
NEW YORK: Dr Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign..
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China experts say 3.4-quake hits North Korea in 'suspected explosion'
BEIJING: China's seismic service CENC on Saturday detected a zero-dept..
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Brexit weighs heavy at Irish farming fair
TULLAMORE (Ireland): Brexit hung like a cloud over Ireland's biggest a..
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Federer thanks lucky stars for Nadal fightback
LONDON: Roger Federer has admitted his year would have been "very diff..
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British actor Colin Firth gets Italian citizenship after Brexit vote
ROME: British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a qu..
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