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Emergency rule good for economy: Erdogan
ISTANBUL: Businesses should welcome Turkey’s state of emergency because it guards against terrorism and prevents workers from going out on strike, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. Parliament this week voted to extend the state of emergency, introduced following a failed coup in July 2016, for a further three months. It is the seventh such extension of emergency rule, which lets Erdogan and the government bypass parliament
Rare brown bear dies in ‘capture operation’
ROME: An Italian national park was on Saturday investigating after a rare brown bear died during a capture operation carried out by biologists. The Marsican bear is a critically-endangered subspecies of the brown bear found in Italy’s Apennine mountains. The authorised capture operation at Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise nature reserve in central Italy was carried out in order to fit radio collars and provide better monitoring.
Defiant Catalan academic surrenders in Scotland
EDINBURGH: Catalan academic Clara Ponsati, who is wanted in Spain on charges of rebellion for her role in Catalonia's independence campaign, handed herself in at a Scottish police station on Wednesday saying she was the object of political persecution. Ponsati, a former Catalan education minister who is currently a professor at Scotland's prestigious University of St Andrews, is fighting extradition because she believes she will
Thousands rally for ETA prisoners in Basque city
BILBAO: Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bilbao in northern Spain on Saturday, calling for better prison conditions for jailed members or collaborators of ETA just weeks before the Basque separatist group is due to disband. Shouting “Basque prisoners home” and waving the red, green and white Basque flag, they called for ETA prisoners to be transferred to jails closer to the northern region from where they are,
Swedish royal, musicians and thousands of fans pay tribute to DJ Avicii
STOCKHOLM: Thousands of fans gathered in Stockholm on Saturday to remember Swedish star Avicii, one of the world’s most successful DJs who has died aged 28. The DJ, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead on Friday in Muscat, Oman, where he had been on holiday with friends. A police source in Oman said the death was not considered to be suspicious, adding that the circumstances would remain confidential at the request of
Hungarians protest against Orban’s media control
BUDAPEST: Around ten thousand Hungarians protested in Budapest on Saturday against government control over the media which they say helped Prime Minister Viktor Orban to a landslide election victory earlier this month. The rally was the second mass protest against Orban since the April 8 election, with demonstrators urging the fragmented opposition parties to join forces against the rightwing nationalist Fidesz party, which won
Family accuses Mossad of killing Palestinian in Malaysia
Gaza City: The family of a Palestinian professor and Hamas member accu..
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Musicians and thousands of fans pay tribute to DJ Avicii
STOCKHOLM: Thousands of fans gathered in Stockholm on Saturday to reme..
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Berg seals Arabian Gulf League title for Al Ain
DUBAI: Al Ain were crowned Arabian Gulf League champions for the 13th ..
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Sharjah Police raise Dhs25m from 55 number plates’ auction
Sharjah: Sharjah Police Headquarters managed to raise Dhs25.57 million..
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Popular singer Momina urges actor Ali Zafar to apologise
LAHORE: Popular singer Momina Mustehsan has urged actor Ali Zafar and ..
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Mohamed attends 10th Jiu-Jitsu Championship
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Pak court directs ministry to decide Indian Sikh woman's fate
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) directed Pakistan's interior minis..
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Sarfraz has high hopes for young side in England Tests
LAHORE: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed said on Saturday he had..
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Australian dog receives police honours
SYDNEY: A deaf and partially blind dog that kept a lost three-year-old..
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Queen marks 92nd birthday with Commonwealth concert
LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday with t..
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