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Israeli deadline on Palestinian village
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: The Israeli military has informed residents of a West Bank hamlet that they have until Oct.1 to leave before their homes face demolition. The notice given to the some 200 residents of Khan Al Ahmar on Sunday says they have until the end of the month to demolish the village themselves. “Pursuant to a supreme court ruling, residents of Khan Al Ahmar received a notice today requiring them to demolish all the
 
 
3 new schools completed in Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, has announced that it has completed construction of three new schools for the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, ADEK. The schools include the C2 and C3 Shakbout School, as part of Phase 6, Package 1; Delma School, as part of Phase 6, package 14 and Al Rayana School as part of Phase 6, Package 13 of Abu Dhabi Future Schools Programme, ADFSP. The three schools,
   
Labour backs 2nd Brexit vote
LIVERPOOL: British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday he would back a second Brexit referendum if his Labour Party votes to pursue the move, heaping pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May, whose plans for a divorce deal with the EU have hit an impasse. At Labour’s annual conference in the northern city of Liverpool, Corbyn, who in 1975 voted “No” to Britain’s membership of the then-European Community, said he would
 
 
Maldives votes in tense election
MALE: A raid on the opposition’s main campaign office and the specter of US sanctions on government officials did not deter thousands of people from voting on Sunday in the Maldives’ presidential election, widely seen as a referendum on the island nation’s young democracy. As officials began tabulating votes after the polls closed at 7:00pm, people in the Maldives and observers outside the tiny, tropical South Asian country
   
Maid who sold baby wins mercy
DUBAI: A destitute runaway maid who hawked her two-week-old illegitimate daughter and sold her to an undercover cop at Dhs10,000 was on Sunday slapped on the wrist. The African maid, 30, and her compatriot colleague, 28, allegedly made use of the baby’s weakness to offer her for sale in breach of her dignity, prosecutors explained at the Criminal Court. Both denied the charges. The court sentenced her to six months in prison to
 
 
Bollywood actor faces harassment in Sydney
SYDNEY: Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Sunday alleged that she faced an unpleasant experience for being “brown” at the Sydney airport over her cabin luggage. Upset by an official who was curt, she says people’s tone must not change with preference to colour. Shilpa, who dealt with racism in 2007 when she was a contestant on the fifth season of the British reality show “Celebrity Big Brother” − which she went on to
   
India launches state-run healthcare programme
RANCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the ‘Ayushman Bharat — Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)’, hailing it as the “worlds biggest state-run healthcare scheme”. Launching the scheme, Modi said the intended beneficiaries outnumber the total population of the European Union or that of the USA, Canada and Mexico put together. Modi said that the scheme, which targets more than 50 crore people, will be a
 
 
Iran vows to avenge attack
TEHRAN: Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to exact “deadly and unforgettable” vengeance for an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades. “Considering (the Guards’) full knowledge about the centres of deployment of the criminal terrorists’ leaders..., they will face a deadly and unforgettable vengeance in the near future,” the Guards said in a statement carried by state media

 IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN 
Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam, who passed away in Sharjah on Thursday at 66, was a national symbol who played a key role in the formation of the United Arab Emirates. He was Minister for Education and Justice Minister in the Cabinet of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Dr Abdullah as Chairman of Dar Al Khaleej revolutionised the dynamics of the media in the UAE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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