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US lawmaker to retire after mistress abortion scandal: media

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Author: AFP Thu, 2017-10-05 04:31 ID: 1507167715093521300 WASHINGTON: A US congressman who sponsored legislation criminalizing late-term abortion announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election next year, after a report revealed he urged his mistress to have an abortion.“After discussions with my family and staff, I have come to the decision that I will not seek […]

Anger in Kashmir over RSS call to end autonomy

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Author: SANJAY KUMAR Thu, 2017-10-05 03:00 ID: 1507146302619520200 NEW DELHI: A leading right-wing Hindu nationalist has sparked anger by calling for the state of Jammu and Kashmir to lose its autonomy and be integrated into the rest of India. Critics say Mohan Bhagwat, leader of the Rashtriya Swayamasevak Sangh (RSS), is behind a sectarian drive […]

Asian nations urged to curb Daesh at its roots

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Author: ELLIE ABEN Thu, 2017-10-05 03:00 ID: 1507146302559519600 MANILA: Daesh must be countered at its inception and the conflict in the Philippine city of Marawi is an “eye opener” from which other countries should learn how to defeat violent extremism, a senior adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte has told Arab News. The terrorist group “should […]

Despite diplomacy, Afghans wary about improved ties with Pakistan

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Author: SAYED SALAHUDDIN Thu, 2017-10-05 03:00 ID: 1507146302599519900 KABUL: This week’s visit of Pakistan’s army chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa, to Kabul was met with mixed reactions in Afghanistan.Though the visit has created a sense of optimism, when it comes to Pakistan there is a typical expression: “Don’t trust the one who has failed you.”Afghan analysts […]

Dreams turn to nightmare for British PM

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Author: GREG WILCOX Thu, 2017-10-05 03:00 ID: 1507146464839562100 LONDON: It was a speech that will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. British Prime Minister Theresa May came into the Conservative Party Conference needing to make a memorable impact and she succeeded — but thanks only to her keynote speech descending into sometimes comic disarray. […]

Brazil robbers caught trying to tunnel into bank

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Author: AFP Wed, 2017-10-04 01:18 ID: 1507113304346420300 SAO PAULO: Brazilian robbers tunneled nearly 2,000 feet (600 meters) in a daring attempt to rob a bank in Sao Paulo where they hoped to nab millions of dollars, police said.After a three-month operation, police nabbed 16 suspects late Monday. They swooped just before the alleged gang was […]

Catalonia to declare independence from Spain as soon as weekend -leader

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Author: Reuters Wed, 2017-10-04 11:58 ID: 1507113900196472900 BARCELONA/MADRID: Catalonia will move as soon as this weekend to declare independence from Spain, the region’s leader said, moving the European Union country closer to a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy.The constitutional crisis has hit the euro and Spanish stocks and bonds and Volkswagen’s […]

Greek court clears extradition of Russian cybercrime suspect to US

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Author: Reuters Wed, 2017-10-04 10:48 ID: 1507112466886357700 ATHENS: A Greek court cleared the way on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian man suspected of using a bitcoin exchange to launder billions of dollars.Alexander Vinnik is accused by US authorities of using BTC-e — a digital currency exchange — to launder […]

Russia accuses US of ‘deadly provocations’ against Russian troops in Syria

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Author: Reuters Wed, 2017-10-04 12:07 ID: 1507113917396476200 MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused the United States and its allies of orchestrating “deadly provocations” against Russian troops in Syria.Moscow has complained about what it alleges are suspiciously friendly ties between US-backed militias, US special forces, and Daesh in Syria and accused Washington of […]

Ryanair flight escorted by fighter jets to London airport after “hoax“

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Author: Reuters Wed, 2017-10-04 11:52 ID: 1507113935646476700 LONDON: Britain on Wednesday scrambled RAF Typhoon fighter jets to escort a Ryanair flight from Lithuania to Britain after a hoax security alert, the defense ministry and airline said, adding that the flight landed safely.The flight from Kaunas to London Luton was diverted to London’s Stansted airport, the […]
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