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Turkey's Erdogan emerges victorious, setting him up for tighter grip on power
ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said on Monday, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the vote count. Turkish voters had for the first time cast ballots for both president and parliament in the snap elections, with Erdogan looking for a first round knockout and an overall majority for his
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UAE delivers emergency aid to 30,000 people affected by drought in Somalia
JUBALAND (Somalia): The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has distributed 824 tonnes of food items to 6,000 families — around 30,000 people — in the drought-stricken area of Jubaland in Somalia. The food aid was distributed as part of the Foundation's first phase of relief assistance this season and is in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin
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Trump advocates depriving undocumented immigrants of due-process rights
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has advocated for depriving undocumented immigrants of their due-process rights, arguing that people who cross the border into the country illegally were invaders and must immediately be deported without trial or an appearance before a judge. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Trump described immigrants as invaders, called US immigration laws "a mockery" and wrote that they must be changed to
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UAE launches first-ever World Tolerance Summit to promote diversity through innovation
DUBAI: The International Institute for Tolerance part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced the launch of a bold initiative, World Tolerance Summit – a two-day mega conference – to be held at the Armani Hotel, Dubai, from November 15 to 16, 2018, to coincide with the International Day of Tolerance on November 16. With its theme, “Prospering From Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and
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Puzzle-based games favourite among Indian women: Survey
NEW DELHI: While action games continue to dominate the global gaming eco-system, most of the games Indian women download are puzzle based, showed a study by digital payments platform PayPal on Monday. Of all the games downloaded by the participants in the past three months, 65 per cent were action games that emphasise physical challenges including fighting, platform and shooter games, said the study titled "2018 Global Gaming
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'Because I can': Ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women drivers
RIYADH: Reem Farahat waited for a ride request. Her phone pinged. "I've already cried twice," she said, heading out to work as one of Saudi Arabia's first female drivers for Careem. The Dubai-based ride-hailing app, along with global behemoth Uber, reacted to Saudi King Salman's September announcement of an end to the kingdom's ban on female motorists by saying it would hire women in the conservative kingdom. On Sunday, when the
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Friends of Cancer Patients initiative visits Dubai Hospital
SHARJAH: Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP)’s ‘Joy Cart’ initiative has been making rounds at pediatric cancer wards across the UAE, spreading happiness and hope in the lives of young patients fighting the disease, and for the first time, the UAE-based non-profit took its project to Dubai Hospital. Sponsored by Dubai Municipality, the Joy Cart initiative brought together 13 young cancer patients in Dubai Hospital for a painting
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'Ant-Man and the Wasp': Marvel's first superheroine movie
WASHINGTON: They made history and $1 billion with the first titular superhero of color in "Black Panther" -- now Marvel's creatives and stars are repeating the trick for gender equality. "Ant-man and the Wasp," the sequel to 2015's "Ant-Man," is the 20th release in a decade from the Marvel Cinematic Universe series of comic book movies, and the first to feature a woman in the title. "We always knew that the next one was going to
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Melania promotes 'kindness, compassion, positivity' at youth conference
WASHINGTON: US First Lady Melania Trump promoted "kindness, compassion and positivity" at a youth conference, her first public appearance since her jacket controversy. "Kindness, compassion, and positivity are very important traits in life. It is far easier to say nothing than it is to speak words of kindness. It is easier to judge quickly than to take time to understand. It is often easier to see a glass half-empty than half full
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UNESCO urged to probe Great Barrier Reef deforestation
SYDNEY: Four Australian non-profits have urged the Unesco to probe the government over its failure to conserve the Great Barrier Reef against deforestation, a letter revealed on Monday. The Wilderness Society, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-Australia, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Australian Marine Conservation Society had raised their concerns in the letter that was sent on Sunday to the Unesco World Heritage
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Uber battles to keep London licence in court appeal
LONDON: Uber goes to court on Monday to overturn a decision stripping it of its licence in London after being ruled unfit to run a taxi service in its most important European market. Regulator Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm last September by refusing to renew its licence, citing failings in its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and to background checks on drivers. Uber, whose backers
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Victoria Beckham attends Paris Fashion Week with son
LOS ANGELES: Fashion designer Victoria Beckham attended the Paris Fashion Week with eldest son Brooklyn Beckham on Saturday, days after she squashed speculation about a divorce from husband David Beckham. "Thank you Brooklyn Beckham for being my date today...," she wrote in an Instagram post, reports people.com. Victoria, who is also mother to Romeo, 15, Cruz, 13, and daughter Harper, 6, wore a pale blue top and pleated red slack
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'Bollywood Oscars' honours drowned superstar
BANGKONG: Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor was honoured for her final role at India's movie awards in Bangkok, winning best actress at the celebration of dance, music and film just months after her shock death. Sridevi was considered one of the most influential Bollywood actresses of all time. Her death from accidental drowning in a hotel room bathtub in February left the nation in stunned grief. "I have mixed emotions today.
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Erdogan rival Ince says accepts election results
ANKARA: The main rival of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a weekend presidential election said Monday he accepted results handing victory to the Turkish strongman in the first round. "I accept these election results," said Muharrem Ince of the Republican People's Party (CHP) who came second to Erdogan in the polls but had launched an energetic challenge in the campaign. He urged Erdogan to be a leader of all Turks adding that
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Sunken Indonesia ferry may have been located: Officials
SIMALUNGUN: Indonesian authorities said on Monday they think they have pinpointed the location of an overloaded ferry that sank into the depths of a volcanic lake leaving scores missing presumed dead. The discovery could be a major breakthrough in the search for the vessel which sank last Monday on Lake Toba, a picturesque tourist destination in Sumatra. An object measuring 20 metres by five metres was found at a depth of 450 met
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Australia and Vanuatu to negotiate security treaty
SYDNEY: Australia will negotiate a security treaty with Vanuatu, it announced on Monday, just months after a report suggesting China wanted to build a military base on the Pacific nation. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called Vanuatu one of Canberra’s “key partners” and after hosting his counterpart Charlot Salwai said a security pact was in the works. “We agreed to commence negotiations on a bilateral security treaty on common
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5.5-magnitude quake hits southern Greece
ATHENS: A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Greece on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The earthquake hit at a depth of 30 kilometres (19 miles), about 70 kilometres southwest of the city of Kalamata, the US Geological Survey said. The epicentre was in the sea off the town of Pylos. “The quake had a long duration and initially we were worried, but right now we have
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Four members of Iraqi election worker's family killed
BAQUBA (Iraq): Attackers have slit the throats of a mother and three sisters of an Iraqi election commission employee in their home, security and medical sources said on Monday. The employee himself, from the Turkmen minority in the town of Hamrin in ethnically mixed Diyala Province, was not at home at the time and was unharmed, the sources said. No group has claimed responsibility for the killings late on Sunday. Daesh
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Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast: Navy
TRIPOLI: Libya’s coastguard has rescued nearly 1,000 migrants who were on boats in distress in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe, the navy said on Monday. Three separate operations took place on Sunday with the coastguard bringing ashore in Libya a total of 948 migrants, navy spokesman Ayoub Kacem said. The migrants were on inflatable dinghies which were facing difficulties in the Mediterranean off the coast of Garabulli
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Malaysia arrests Najib ex-aide in 1MDB probe: Media
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities have made the first arrest in a renewed probe into the multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, remanding a former aide of ousted prime minister Najib Razak to assist in investigations, Bernama news reported on Monday. Malaysia’s new government led by the 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad reopened investigations into billions of dollars allegedly siphoned out of 1Malaysia Development Berhad
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EU to penalise Myanmar officials over Rohingya
LUXEMBOURG: The European Union will impose sanctions on seven Myanmar security officials on Monday, according to EU diplomats and officials, over what it says are systemic human rights violations against the country's Rohingya Muslims. The seven will face asset freezes and be banned from travelling to the European Union, after the bloc extended an arms embargo and prohibited any training of or cooperation with Myanmar's armed
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US to send FBI experts to investigate Ethiopia bomb blast
ADDIS ABABA: The United States will send experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to Ethiopia to investigate a bomb blast that took place during a rally on Saturday, state-affiliated media said on Monday. Fana Broadcasting Corporation quoted Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan as making the remark on Monday during his talks with Ethiopia’s minister of foreign affairs. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed survived the grenade
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European countries to formalise EU defence force plan
PARIS: Nine EU nations will on Monday formalise a plan to create a European military intervention force, a French minister said, with Britain backing the measure as a way to maintain strong defence ties with the bloc after Brexit. The force, known as the European Intervention Initiative and championed by French President Emmanuel Macron, is intended to be able to deploy rapidly to deal with crises. A letter of intent is due to
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Australian feral cats kill a million reptiles a day: Study
SYDNEY: Feral cats kill more than one million reptiles every day in Australia, a new study showed on Monday, with the staggering slaughter threatening many species. Cats have wiped out entire populations of some animals in Australia since being introduced by Europeans settlers two centuries ago, with efforts to cull or sterilise them so far failing to slow their march. The new findings are based on more than 10,000 cat dietary
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Spain's Nadal ousts Federer to regain Tennis top spot
PARIS: Spain's Rafael Nadal regained the top spot in the men's ATP rankings from old rival Roger Federer on Monday after the latter's surprise final loss on the grass in Halle. Nadal had slipped down to number two despite his 11th French Open success after Federer, 36, took the Stuttgart Cup to bag the number one ranking for the sixth time in his career and bask in a record 310th week at the summit. But his Halle loss to Borna
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Spain, Portugal target last 16 as Russia ride momentum
MOSCOW: World Cup heavyweights Spain and Portugal can lock down spots in the last 16 on Monday, as hosts Russia ride a wave of national euphoria into their clash with Uruguay. Spain crashed out in spectacular fashion in the group stage four years ago in Brazil, but the 2010 champions are on course to reach the knockout phase in Russia despite sacking their coach on the eve of the tournament. They require a point against Morocco
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Dismay at ‘lenient’ Australian penguin killer sentence
SYDNEY: A man who bludgeoned six fairy penguins to death was sentenced to just 49 hours community service by an Australian court Monday, sparking outrage from conservationists. Joshua Jeffrey was convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals after he battered the birds with a stick while drunk on a beach with two others at Sulphur Creek in Tasmania state in 2016. Magistrate Tamara Jago called it a “callous act” against “vulnerable
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Puzzle-based games favourite among Indian women: Survey
NEW DELHI: While action games continue to dominate the global gaming e..
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Spain's Nadal ousts Federer to regain Tennis top spot
PARIS: Spain's Rafael Nadal regained the top spot in the men's ATP ran..
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UNESCO urged to probe Great Barrier Reef deforestation
SYDNEY: Four Australian non-profits have urged the Unesco to probe the..
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Erdogan rival Ince says accepts election results
ANKARA: The main rival of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a weekend ..
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US to send FBI experts to investigate Ethiopia bomb blast
ADDIS ABABA: The United States will send experts from the Federal Bure..
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UAE launches first-ever World Tolerance Summit to promote diversity through innovation
DUBAI: The International Institute for Tolerance part of Mohammed Bin ..
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Four members of Iraqi election worker's family killed
BAQUBA (Iraq): Attackers have slit the throats of a mother and three s..
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EU to penalise Myanmar officials over Rohingya
LUXEMBOURG: The European Union will impose sanctions on seven Myanmar ..
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Friends of Cancer Patients initiative visits Dubai Hospital
SHARJAH: Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP)’s ‘Joy Cart’ initiative has..
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Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast: Navy
TRIPOLI: Libya’s coastguard has rescued nearly 1,000 migrants who were..
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