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Morocco flooding kills seven: officials


August 29, 2019

RABAT: At least seven people died when a river burst its banks and flooded a village football pitch where a game was being played in south Morocco, local authorities and a witness said. Eight men who had sought refuge in the changing rooms were swept away in the floodwater after heavy showers hit the Taroudant region late in the day, …

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400 US police agencies partner with Amazon on smart doorbell


August 29, 2019

WASHINGTON: Amazon said Wednesday more than 400 US police departments had joined its “Ring Neighbors” network, a program aimed at curbing crime using video from the company’s smart doorbell that has raised civil liberties concerns. The program represents an unusual partnership between the US technology giant and law enforcement agencies, which have offered discounted or free Ring devices to residents …

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Myanmar pair await final appeal ruling over Brit killings in Thailand


August 29, 2019

NONTHABURI: Two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death for the murder of two British backpackers on a Thai holiday island will learn their fate Thursday when the verdict on their final appeal is delivered. Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Tun were found guilty of the rape and murder of Hannah Witheridge, 23, and of killing David Miller, 24. The pair´s …

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China to display military might at biggest anniversary parade


August 29, 2019

Beijing: China will hold a massive military parade showcasing some of its most advanced weaponry to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the communist state, authorities announced Thursday. It comes as the trade war with the US threatens to engulf the international economy, with Beijing and Washington’s navies jostling for influence in Southeast Asia, and continuing unrest in Hong Kong. The …

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Jessi Combs, ‘Fastest woman’ racing driver dies trying to break own record


August 29, 2019

Jessi Combs aka “fastest woman on four wheels,” was killed in jet a car crash trying to break her own record, police said Wednesday. Combs’s jet car crashed Tuesday in the Alvord Desert where she was pronounced dead at the scene, officers in the northwestern US state of Oregon said in a statement. Combs, 39, earned her “fastest woman” title …

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European stock markets jump on China-US talk hopes


August 29, 2019

LONDON: Eurozone equity markets rebounded on Thursday, and London extended gains, on positivity surrounding US-China trade talks, while the pound steadied after a Brexit-fuelled slump. “European stock markets are higher… as there are positive noises coming out of China in relation to the trade situation,” said David Madden, analyst at traders CMC Markets UK. “US-China relations have been volatile recently, …

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No-deal, prorogue and BOBs: A Brexit glossary


August 29, 2019

LONDON: Britain’s long goodbye to the European Union often seems to be spoken in unintelligible code. Most know the process as Brexit — a child of the term Grexit that was coined by economists when it looked like debt-laden Greece would exit the eurozone in 2012. Greece stuck around but Britain is leaving the EU due to a 2016 referendum …

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Mishal Malik leads Occupied Kashmir solidarity rally with political parties


August 29, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Mishal Malik, the wife of Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik led a Kashmir solidarity rally of all political parties here Thursday. Addressing on the occasion, she urged the civil society and common public to get united on a platform to stop Indian atrocities in Indian-held Kashmir. Mishal Malik said the entire society is standing shoulder to shoulder with Kashmiri people …

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Shahid Khaqan’s remand extended for 14 days in LNG case


August 29, 2019

An accountability court on  Thursday extended physical remand of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for 14 more days in LNG case. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor sought the extension in remand on grounds that the anti-graft body has yet to  complete investigation related to   LNG terminal. Also read: Another former PM arrested Duty Judge Shah Rukh Arjumand   approved the  …

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Shoaib Akhtar thanks fans, arranges meet-up post-surgery in Australia


August 29, 2019

MELBOURNE: Pakistan’s former fast bowler Shoaib Malik has come forth thanking fans, friends and family for extending support after he underwent a major knee replacement surgery in Melbourne, Australia. Turning to Twitter, Akhtar in a video message said he is overwhelmed by the amount of love he has received. “I have received a lot of phone calls from people inquiring …

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