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Seven-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in US custody


December 14, 2018

A seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died in American custody after being detained by US border police in New Mexico, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The girl who illegally crossed the border from Mexico along with her father and dozens of others died last week of “dehydration and shock,” the newspaper reported, citing US Customs and Border Protection. She had “reportedly had not …

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Ghana Gandhi statue removed after student protest


December 13, 2018

A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana´s most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans. India´s former president Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the statue to the global peace icon at the University of Ghana in Accra two years ago as a symbol of ties between the two nations. But lecturers soon …

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America’s first Hindu MP Tulsi Gabbard contemplating to run for presidency in 2020


December 13, 2018

WASHINGTON: American politicians belonging to Indian lineage have rose to eminence in the country’s political landscape in the recent past. So much so that US first Hindu MP Tulsi Gabbard has shared that she is planning to contest the presidential elections in 2020 Representing Hawaii in the 4th parliament of the US, Democratics’ Gabbard, speaking to the media on Wednesday, …

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Ghana Gandhi statue removed after student protest


December 13, 2018

A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana’s most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans. India’s former president Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the statue to the global peace icon at the University of Ghana in Accra two years ago as a symbol of ties between the two nations. But lecturers soon …

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Transgender, indigenous contestants in historic Miss Universe pageant


December 13, 2018

BANGKOK: This year Angela Ponce will be making history as the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe beauty pageant’s 66-year history. “Trans women have been persecuted and erased for so long. I’m showing that trans women can be whatever they want,” said Ponce, who was crowned Miss Spain earlier this year. “I am proud to have the opportunity to use …

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7 killed as train crashes in Ankara


December 13, 2018

Seven people were killed after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, the Ankara governor’s office said, revising an initial death toll. The governorate said in a statement that one of those killed was the train driver and that 46 people were injured including three in a serious condition. Ankara governor Vasip Sahin had …

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Indian PM Modi’s BJP loses key state elections


December 13, 2018

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered an embarrassing defeat in three state elections in its stronghold just months before national elections. According to results announced Wednesday by the Election Commission, the opposition Congress party was a clear winner in Chhattisgarh state, and fell one seat short of a majority in both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. …

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Yemen’s warring parties agree to reopen Sanaa airport


December 13, 2018

RIMBO: Yemen’s warring parties agreed on Wednesday to reopen Sanaa airport in the Houthi-held capital, sources said, as Western nations pressed the two sides to accept confidence-building steps before the end of UN-led peace talks in Sweden. The Iranian-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were still discussing a United Nations proposal on the contested port …

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EU parliament approves trade deal with Japan


December 13, 2018

BRUSSELS: The European Parliament on Wednesday approved an accord with Japan that has been dubbed the world’s biggest trade deal, covering economies that represent a third of the world’s GDP. The agreement will go into effect in February and was celebrated as a victory for Europe as a free trade champion in the face of US President Donald Trump’s protectionism …

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Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to three years in prison


December 13, 2018

NEW YORK: Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, was sentenced to a total of three years in prison on Wednesday for his role in making illegal hush-money payments to women to help Trump’s 2016 election campaign and lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia. US District Judge William Pauley in Man­hattan sentenced Cohen …

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