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2 killed in US train stabbing attack

May 27, 2017

WASHINGTON: Two men were fatally stabbed on a crowded commuter train in the US city of Portland after they confronted a passenger who was "yelling a gamut of anti-Muslim and anti-everything slurs", a police spokesman said. "It is unclear if he was directing (slurs) at specific people but witnesses told us he may have been targeting two girls descr...

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23 Coptic Christians killed in Egypt bus attack

May 26, 2017

CAIRO: Gunmen today opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in southern Egypt, killing at least 23 people. The bus was heading to Anba Samuel monastery in the Minya Governorate, 250km south of Cairo. Twenty-three Christians were killed and twenty five others injured, according to the Ministry of Health. Security forces were searching fo...

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US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in eastern Syria

May 26, 2017

DAMASCUS: At least 35 people were killed by US-led airstrikes on areas in eastern Syria, a British monitor group said. The airstrikes on Thursday targeted areas under the control of the Islamic State (IS) group in the city of Mayadeen in the countryside of Deir al-Zour province, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A day earlier, the SOH...

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Trump meets EU leaders in Brussels

May 25, 2017

BRUSSELS: US President Donald Trump on Thursday met leaders of the main European Union institutions here as part of his first international tour after taking office in January. Trump arrived in the Belgian capital to attend a NATO summit and was received by EU Council President Donald Tusk. After Tusk, Trump met European Commission President Jean...

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'23 million Americans to lose health insurance by 2026'

May 25, 2017

WASHINGTON: The healthcare reform proposed by US President Donald Trump to "repeal and replace" ObamaCare, will leave 23 million US citizens without health insurance over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has said. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) was narrowly approved earlier this month by the Republican-controlled House o...

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Pakistani man 'stoned to death'

May 25, 2017

ISLAMABAD: A 43-year-old man was allegedly stoned to death for honour in Pakistan's Ghourgushti, a media report said on Thursday. The body of Aurangzaib, a native of Mian Dehri village of Ghazi town, was spotted by a passerby with multiple injuries lying amid a pile of stones under Barazai bridge, Dawn news said. A police official claimed that t...

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17 killed in Zambia bus accident

May 24, 2017

LUSAKA: At least 17 persons were killed and 48 injured when the driver lost control of a bus and it overturned in Lusaka in Zambia, the police said on Wednesday. The accident took place on Tuesday when the driver of the bus, en route from Lusaka to the eastern region, failed to negotiate a curve, Xinhua news agency quoted police spokesman Esther M...

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Trump meets Pope, calls it an 'honour'

May 24, 2017

VATICAN CITY: US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday during the first face-to-face meeting of the two leaders, who symbolise starkly different views of the world. Trump arrived for a short private audience at the Apostolic Palace along with his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. The US Pres...

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Nepal PM Prachanda resigns

May 24, 2017

KATHMANDU: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Wednesday resigned after a brief stint of nine months, honouring a power sharing understanding reached between his party and the ruling partner Nepali Congress. Prachanda, 62, announced his resignation while addressing the nation in a live telecast. It was his second stint as the Pr...

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UK bomber trained abroad, had Al Qaeda links: Official

May 24, 2017

MANCHESTER: The British man believed to have killed 22 people in a suicide-bomb attack here, had ties to Al Qaeda and had received terror training abroad, a US intelligence official said. Salman Abedi, 22, carried out an IED blast at the conclusion of American pop star Ariana Grandes concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday that prompted the UK t...

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