Mexican president meets with kin of 43 missing students

MEXICO CITY: President Enrique Pena Nieto met for the first time Wednesday with families of 43 students who went missing over a month ago in violence involving police and drug gang hitmen. In a country weary of years of mostly drug gang-linked violent crime, the case of the missing in Guerrero state has shocked Mexico, made headlines worldwide and brought More...

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‘US ‘horrified’ by reports of ‘barbaric’ attack on Syria displaced camp’

WASHINGTON: The United States said Wednesday it was “horrified” by reports the Syrian government dropped barrel bombs on a displaced persons camp in the northwestern province of Idlib, calling the attack More...

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US nurse vows to fight Ebola quarantine rule

WASHINGTON: A US nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa is vowing to fight the state of Maine, which wants to keep her in quarantine for the 12 days that remain of the virus’ incubation More...

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New York street harassment video goes viral

NEW YORK: A video that shows a woman being pestered by men on the streets of New York has gone viral, sparking renewed debate about harassment endured by women and minority groups. The two-minute video shows actress More...

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Clashes in Bangladesh as Islamists protest leader’s death order

DHAKA: Islamists clashed with police in several Bangladesh cities on Thursday as part of a nationwide strike to protest against their leader being sentenced to death for war crimes, police said. Officers fired rubber More...

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Sweden recognises Palestinian state: foreign minister

STOCKHOLM: Sweden on Thursday officially recognised the state of Palestine, Stockholm’s foreign minister said, less than a month after the government announcedits intention to take the controversial move. “Today More...

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S Korea jails soldier for 45 years over bullying death

SEOUL: A South Korean soldier was sentenced to 45 years in military prison on Thursday for beating a conscript to death in a highly publicised case of barrack-room bullying. At a court martial in Yongin City, south More...

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US man charged over fake Obama assassination plot

NEW YORK: A 30-year-old US man was arrested Wednesday and released on bail accused of lying to the Secret Service about a fake plot to assassinate President Barack Obama. Juan Medina allegedly called 911 on August More...

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Congress flounders 30 years after Indira Gandhi’s killing

NEW DELHI: When Indira Gandhi was gunned down by her bodyguards on October 31, 1984, the instant elevation of her son Rajiv to the post of prime minister appeared to confirm her family’s status as India’s More...

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US orders quarantine for troops leaving W Africa

WASHINGTON:The Pentagon on Wednesday ordered a 21-day quarantine for all troops returning from West Africa as controversy raged over the US government’s attempts to prevent the spread of Ebola. The move exposed More...

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