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New York Times’ report exposes Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir


August 25, 2019

The New York Times in a new report has exposed Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir after the occupying forces arrested more than 2,000 people in the valley with no recourse since the abrogation of Article 370. The NYT, contradicting the Indian claim in the occupied valley has reported that at least 2,000 Kashmiris — including business leaders, human rights defenders, elected representatives, teachers and …

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Former Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley passes away at 66


August 25, 2019

NEW DELHI: Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley passed away on Saturday. He was 66. According to reports in Indian media, Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi earlier this week after he complained of palpitations and restlessness. “It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Shri Arun Jaitley. Honourable Member of Parliament and former finance minister, …

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UN hopes for progress in talks with India for humanitarian access to Kashmir


August 25, 2019

NEW YORK: With the humanitarian situation fast deteriorating in Indian occupied Kashmir, the United Nations said it hopes that its human rights officials negotiations with India for access to the disputed state, which is currently under lockdown, “can move forward”, UN Associate Spokesperson Eri Kaneko said. “We are aware that our human rights colleagues are in touch at various levels …

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UAE gives Modi its top civilian award amid Kashmir crisis


August 25, 2019

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) conferred its highest civilian honour to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, as a human rights crisis brews in occupied Kashmir with the Indian government continuing its clampdown in the disputed territory. Images and video released by the UAE government showed Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan personally putting the gold …

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Lockdown continues for 20th day in Indian occupied Kashmir


August 25, 2019

Indian forces continued their lockdown of Occupied Kashmir for the 20th day on Saturday, after India withdrew Article 370 of its Constitution that gave a special status to the disputed territory. Indian authorities continued to impose strict curfew and other restrictions across the valley, preventing Kashmiris from holding demonstrations against the Indian occupation and its move of ending special status …

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NASA investigating first crime committed in space: report


August 25, 2019

US space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported Saturday. Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife’s private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Times said. The astronaut’s spouse Summer Worden filed a …

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Ivory Coast´s ´Floating Island´ points to greener tourism


August 25, 2019

ABIDJAN: The seaside resort offers visitors a cool drink or tasty meal, a dip in a pool, a karaoke session or an overnight stay, all with a view. Nothing much new there, you may say — creature comforts like this are pretty much standard in tropical hotels. The big difference, though, is that this mini resort is also a moveable …

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Trump, EU clash over trade at G7 opening


August 25, 2019

US President Donald Trump and EU leaders exchanged trade war threats Saturday as they arrived in France for a G7 summit of wealthy democracies overshadowed by trans-Atlantic tensions before it had even begun. “Trade wars will lead to recession, while trade deals will boost the economy,” EU Council President Donald Tusk said in Biarritz, the chic Atlantic resort chosen by …

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UK´s Johnson ´very worried´ about trade tensions, tariff hikes


August 25, 2019

BIARRITZ, France: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that he was “very concerned” about the trade tensions between the US and China, saying their tit-for-tat tariff hikes were harmful for the global economy. “I´m very worried about the way it´s going, the growth of protectionism, of tariffs that we´re seeing,” Johnson said as he arrived at the G7 summit …

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Johnson urges Trump to remove ´considerable barriers´ for UK trade


August 25, 2019

BIARRITZ: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday urged US President Donald Trump to remove the “considerable barriers” for UK companies seeking to export to the American market, saying they risked impeding a free-trade deal after Brexit. Speaking as the Group of Seven summit of top nations got underway in Biarritz, Johnson pointed to a string of UK products — …

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