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14/08/2019

Indian TV actress kills daughter, commits suicide

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A 40-year-old woman allegedly strangulated her teenage daughter and then hanged herself in Kalwa area of the city on Friday, Thane Police said. Read more

New US visa rule could disqualify applicants for being poor

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US President Donald Trump's administration unveiled a new rule on Monday that could deny permanent residency to hundreds of thousands of people for being too poor. Read more

Man pushes birthday present BMW into river

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An Indian man apparently angered at getting a BMW for his birthday - instead of a Jaguar - pushed the new vehicle into a river. Read more

Epstein suicide sparks fresh round of conspiracy theories

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in Cambridge, MA on 9/8/04. Epstein is connected with several prominent people including politicians, actors and academics. Epstein was convicted of having sex with an underaged woman. © Rick Friedman/Rick Friedman Photography/Corbis/Getty Images Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in Cambridge, MA on 9/8/04. Epstein is connected with several prominent people including politicians, actors and academics. Epstein was convicted of having sex with an underaged woman.

Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein's ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people. Read more

Accident causes traffic chaos in UAE on first day of Eid

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A multi-vehicle accident on Sunday has slowed down traffic on roads inbound to Dubai from Sharjah on the first day of Eid Al Adha. Read more

Dubai Police warns beachgoers

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The Dubai Police has advised residents and tourist not to swim alone in places that have few people around and to get weather update to stay safe. Read more

India to get its first underwater metro soon

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Commuters in the City of Joy will soon be able to travel through India’s first underwater metro. Today, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal took to Twitter to announce that the metro will be built under Kolkata’s Hooghly river. Read more

Dusty, partly cloudy in the UAE on the first day of Eid

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Dubai: UAE weather will be dusty and cloudy today, the national weather bureau has confirmed. Read more

Ukraine protests Putin's trip to motorcycle show in Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, looks at a Russia made "Ural" motorbike during the Babylon's Shadow bike show camp near in Sevastopol, Crimea, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, looks at a Russia made "Ural" motorbike during the Babylon's Shadow bike show camp near in Sevastopol, Crimea, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's Foreign Ministry has protested Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Crimea, where he attended a pro-Kremlin motorcycle club's annual festival. Read more

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at anti-govt protesters

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Police fired tear gas late Sunday afternoon to try to disperse a demonstration in Hong Kong as protesters took over streets in two parts of the Asian financial capital, blocking traffic and setting up another night of likely showdowns with riot police. Read more

Tanzania mourns 69 killed in fuel tanker blast

Two men carry the remains of a burnt out motorbike after a fuel tanker exploded in Morogoro, 200 kilometres west of the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam. © STRINGER / AFP Two men carry the remains of a burnt out motorbike after a fuel tanker exploded in Morogoro, 200 kilometres west of the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam.

Tanzania was in mourning Sunday, preparing to bury 69 people who perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol. Read more

Norway mosque shooting: Man arrested as one injured in Oslo attack

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A man has been arrested after a shooting at a mosque in Norway, say police. Read more

Sharjah boy confronts Kerala deluge on first day of college

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When Amaan Iqbal left Sharjah for Kerala last month to pursue his medicine course, the last thing the Indian student expected was to get caught up in a natural calamity that is currently gripping the south Indian state. Read more

Free video calls launched in UAE; 50% off on mobile, internet packages

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UAE telecom companies have announced special packages - for people of determination in the country - on all packages including mobile data, TV, telephone, internet and even video calls. Read more

Two million Muslims descend on Mecca for Hajj pilgrimage

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Millions of Muslims have descended on the holy city of Mecca to begin a pilgrimage that sees them follow in the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad. Read more


US closely following J&K events, ‘notes' India's stand on developments

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The United States on Monday said it was “closely following” events in Jammu and Kashmir, had taken “note” that the Indian government has described the actions as “strictly an internal matter” and urged all parties to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Control. Read more


Imran Khan warns of another Pulwama after India's Kashmir decision

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has reacted sharply to Monday's developments in Jammu and Kashmir, insisting that with an approach like this, "incidents like Pulwama are bound to happen again", the Dawn reported. Read more

China warns India of "reverse sanctions" if Huawei is blocked

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China has told India not to block its Huawei Technologies from doing business in the country, warning there could be consequences for Indian firms operating in China, sources with knowledge of the matter said. Read more

Dubai store vendor kisses 5-year-old girl, takes her photos

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A supermarket vendor has been charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance with molesting a five-year-old girl. Read more


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