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Suspected driver of Stockholm truck attack arrested

April 08, 2017

STOCKHOLM: A man arrested after a stolen truck ploughed into pedestrians on a busy Stockholm street is being held on suspicion of terror offences and is likely to be the driver of the truck, authorities said on Saturday. The attack on Friday in the heart of Sweden's capital left four people dead and at least 15 injured. The man, arrested in the n...

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Clinton chides Trump on Syrian refugee ban after strike

April 08, 2017

WASHINGTON: Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has chided President Donald Trump for firing 59 Tomahawk missiles on Syria as he attempts to bar refugees from entering the US. Clinton on Friday urged the administration to "recognize that we cannot in one breath speak of protecting Syrian babies and in the next close America's doors to th...

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Malala Yousafzai to be UN's 'Messenger of Peace'

April 08, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is set to become the United Nations' youngest-ever "Messenger of Peace", the international body's chief has announced. Yousafzai, 19, will be honoured by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during a ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York on April 10. She will help promote girl's education a...

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Trump, Spanish chef settle court battle

April 08, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump and a Spanish chef settled a legal battle over a scrapped deal to open a restaurant in the Trump International Hotel in Washington. In a joint statement on Friday, the President’s son Donald Jr., who manages the Trump Organisation, and the chef Jose Andres’ company, ThinkFoodGroup (TFG), announced ...

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16 womens killed in Myanmar motor boats collision

April 08, 2017

YANGON: At least 20 passengers, including 16 women, were killed in a collision of two motor boats in Nga Wun river in Myanmar late on Friday, sources with the Myanmar Fire Service said. With about 60 passengers on board, a motor boat collided with another one loaded with stones near Pathein Taman creek in the southwestern Ayayawaddy region at 8.00...

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Moscow, US on ‘the verge of a military clash’: Russian PM

April 08, 2017

MOSCOW: Condemning the US missile strike in Syria, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Friday said the action puts Moscow and Washington “on the verge of a military clash.” “This military action is a clear indication of the US President’s extreme dependency on the opinion of the Washington establishment, the one that ...

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Iran condemns US strike on Syria air base

April 07, 2017

TEHRAN: Iran strongly condemned the US missile attack on a Syrian army airbase, calling it a "dangerous" action, state TV reported on Friday. The missile attack is a "pretext for unilateral action, dangerous, destructive and violation of peremptory principles of international laws", Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said. The US launched 5...

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South Africans protest against President Zuma

April 07, 2017

JOHANNESBURG: Thousands of South Africans took to the streets across the country on Friday to protest against President Jacob Zuma and demanding his resignation. The most populous demonstration took place in the capital, Pretoria, where the civic collective "Save South Africa" organised a march from the treasury to the presidential seat of the Uni...

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UK ‘fully supports’ US strike in Syria

April 07, 2017

LONDON: The UK government on Friday said it “fully supports” the US missile strike against an air base in Syria in retaliation to a chemical weapons attack that killed over 80 people, including children. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said Prime Minister Theresa May had been “informed throughout” but the UK was not asked ...

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US hits Syrian airbase killing 15, Russia fumes

April 07, 2017

DAMASCUS: The US fired 59 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian airbase in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack which killed civilians, drawing angry responses from Syria and its key ally Russia. The US action on Thursday night killed six Syrian soldiers and nine civilians besides causing huge damage at the Shairat military base in Homs province...

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