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Panic on London's Oxford Street after reports of shooting
LONDON: Panic erupted among Christmas shopping crowds on London's Oxford Street on Friday evening as armed officers raced to respond to reports of shots being fired in the area, but police said later they had found no evidence of gunfire or casualties. Oxford Street, with its festive window displays and hundreds of overhead lights, was crammed with shoppers taking advantage of the Black Friday sales when the incident happened
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Egypt hunts down terrorists responsible for mosque attack
CAIRO: The Egyptian Air Force has begun hunting down terrorist elements responsible for the terrorist attack which targeted worshippers during Friday prayers at a mosque in North Sinai. The Egyptian army stated that a number of the terrorists involved in the massacre of Al Rawda mosque, which killed 235 people, were killed in air raids. The military spokesman, Col. Tamer Rifai, said that the forces conducted air raids on vehicles
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Donald Trump denounces 'cowardly' attack in Egypt
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday condemned the attack on the Al Rawdah mosque in north Sinai that left more than 230 people dead, calling it "a horrible and cowardly attack." In a tweet, Trump said, "Horrible and cowardly terrorist attack on innocent and defenceless worshipers in Egypt. The world cannot tolerate terrorism, we must defeat them militarily and discredit the extremist ideology that forms the basis of
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Fire in hotel on Georgia’s Black Sea coast kills 11
TBILISI: A fire in a hotel in Georgia’s Black Sea resort city of Batumi killed 11 people, an official said on Saturday. “Unfortunately, 11 people were killed and 19 were injured in a fire,” Giorgi Gakharia, Georgia’s interior minister, told reporters. The fire started late on Friday on one floor of the Leogrand hotel and spread quickly. Batumi is about 360 km from Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital. The hotel has been scheduled to be a
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Syrian opposition picks chief negotiator ahead of talks
RIYADH: Syria’s opposition on Friday selected a chief negotiator for a unified delegation to next week’s UN-brokered peace talks with Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s regime in Geneva. Nasr Al Hariri, head of the opposition High Negotiations Committee, was picked to lead a 36-member negotiating team for the talks on Nov.28, after three days of intense negotiations between various opposition groups in Riyadh.
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Bomb kills 3, wounds 15 in southwest Pakistan: Police
QUETTA: Pakistani police say a bomb has exploded in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing at least three people and wounding 15 others. Senior police officer Abdur Razzaq Cheema says the explosion on Saturday took place near a bus terminal in the city's outskirts. Cheema said the target was apparently a security vehicle but most of the victims were civilians, including a child. He would not say whether the blast was a suicide
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Spending 'me time' may reduce depression, anxiety
NEW YORK: People who spend some time only with themselves may easily reduce their stress level and lower the risk of depression and anxiety by being creative, said researchers. Some solitude is not bad for healing psychological health, but can rather improve the functioning the brain by fostering creativity, said researchers, reported the Daily Mail. Creativity reduces stress by helping "us reach a flow state", in which the brain
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US welcomes reopening of Hodeida Port, Sanaa Airport
WASHINGTON: The US has welcomed the decision made by the Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen on reopening the port of Hodeida and Sana'a Airport to receive relief and humanitarian aid for the Yemeni people, the Saudi Press Agency, SPA has reported. The agency quoted a White House press statement as saying that the implementation of the measures announced will ensure the arrival of relief and humanitarian materials to
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Trump says he turned down Time's 'Person of the Year'
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday said he turned down being named Time's "Person of the Year" after the magazine asked him for an interview and photo shoot but did not confirm he would be chosen. He tweeted: "Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named 'Man (Person) of the Year,' like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. "I said probably is no good and
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Pakistani police launch operation to clear religious rally
ISLAMBABAD: Pakistani police have launched an operation to clear an intersection linking capital Islamabad with the garrison city of Rawalpindi where an Islamist group's supporters have camped out for the last 20 days. Police and paramilitary force moved against the supporters of Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah party early on Saturday after a deadline expired at midnight. Police lobbed tear gas canisters, surrounding and
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England 33-2 to lead Australia by 7 runs in Ashes Test
BRISBANE: England were 33 for two and leading Australia by seven runs at the close on the third day of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba on Saturday. Skipper Joe Root was not out five with Mark Stoneman on 19 after Josh Hazlewood took two early wickets. Steve Smith remained unconquered on 141 off 326 balls in Australia's first innings 328.
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India 185-1 at tea, trail Sri Lanka by 20 runs
NAGPUR: Murali Vijay hit a century to help India reach 185 for one at tea as they closed in on Sri Lanka’s 205 on day two of the second Test in Nagpur on Saturday. Vijay, on 106, and Cheteshwar Pujara, on 71, put on an unbeaten 178-run stand for the second wicket. The hosts still trail Sri Lanka by 20 runs in the first innings.
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Mexico creates national park to protect marine life
MEXICO CITY: The Mexican government has created a large marine reserve around a group of islands home to hundreds of species including rays, whales and sea turtles. The Revillagigedo Archipelago is a group of volcanic islands off the country’s south-east coast, BBC reported on Saturday. With a protection zone of 150,000 km, it has become the largest ocean reserve in North America. The move will mean all fishing activity will be
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US to stop arming Syrian Kurdish militia
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he will stop arming a Syrian Kurdish militia the Turkish government considers a terrorist organisation, Turkey’s Foreign Minister has said. The decision would cut the flow of weapons from the US to the YPG, the Kurdish militia fighting with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, just six months after Trump approved the plan over Turkey’s
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Twitter admits to revealing location of users without consent
SAN FRANCISCO: Micro-blogging site Twitter has admitted that specific locations included with some of its users' tweets were revealed without their permission last week due to a "bug". "We've discovered an issue for a small percentage of people who recently had location-sharing on, Tweeted from https://twitter.com, and tapped to add an emoji or GIF. In certain instances, a city-level location was also included in the Tweet," the
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Bangladesh says agreed with Myanmar for UNHCR to assist Rohingya's return
DHAKA: Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to take assistance from the UN refugee agency for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said on Saturday. The two governments signed a pact on Thursday settling terms for the repatriation process, and the return of Rohingya to Myanmar is expected to start in two months. Uncertainty over whether the United Nations
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England 33-2 to lead Australia by 7 runs in Ashes Test
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India 185-1 at tea, trail Sri Lanka by 20 runs
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President grants UAE citizenship to 309 children of Emirati mothers
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Bomb kills 3, wounds 15 in southwest Pakistan: Police
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Bangladesh says agreed with Myanmar for UNHCR to assist Rohingya's return
DHAKA: Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to take assistance from the ..
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Twitter admits to revealing location of users without consent
SAN FRANCISCO: Micro-blogging site Twitter has admitted that specific ..
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Trump says he turned down Time's 'Person of the Year'
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday said he turned down be..
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US welcomes reopening of Hodeida Port, Sanaa Airport
WASHINGTON: The US has welcomed the decision made by the Arab Coalitio..
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Donald Trump denounces 'cowardly' attack in Egypt
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday condemned the attack o..
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Mexico creates national park to protect marine life
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