Turkish court orders halt to Twitter ban

ANKARA: Turkey´s Dogan news agency and other media say a court has issued a temporary injunction ordering the telecommunications authority to restore access to Twitter, five days after the government blocked the social network. The telecommunications authority had accused Twitter of disobeying court orders to remove content. The ban came shortly after More...

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MH370 relatives stage Beijing march against Malaysia

BEIJING: Emotional relatives of Chinese passengers on crashed Flight MH370 scuffled with guards outside Malaysia’s embassy on Tuesday and abused the ambassador, demanding answers about the plane’s mysterious More...

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US cuts Pak aid by $10 million to help Ukraine

WASHINGTON: The United States cut $10 million in aid given to Pakistan under the Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill and diverted it Ukraine. Under the Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill Pakistan receives $1.5 billion in US aid. Pakistan’s More...

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Muzaffarnagar riots: Indian SC turns down plea for CBI, SIT probe

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court yesterday said that there is no need for a CBI or a SIT investigation into the Muzaffarnagar communal riots “at this juncture”. The SC also said the state government was More...

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3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

WASHINGTON: The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama’s arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said. The More...

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Security alert declared false alarm during Obama’s Belgian visit

BRUSSELS: Belgian police said a security alert caused by a suspicious package found on a Brussels bus during a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama yesterday had turned out to be a false alarm. The package that More...

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Snag delays arrival of crew at space station

MOSCOW: An engine snag has delayed the arrival of a Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts to the International Space Station until Thursday. A rocket carrying Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev More...

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Arab summit rejects call to consider Israel as ‘Jewish state’

KUWAIT CITY: Arab leaders fully back a Palestinian refusal to recognise Israel as a Jewish state, an Israeli demand that threatens to derail peace talks, a joint statement said yesterday. “We express our total More...

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122 potential objects seen in Malaysia jet satellite images

KUALA LUMPUR: Fresh satellite images taken during the search for a missing passenger jet show 122 “potential objects” in one area of the Indian Ocean, Malaysia said Wednesday. The images from Airbus More...

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Ukraine seeks joint US war games after Crimea takeover

KIEV: Ukraine’s acting president asked parliamentary approval yesterday for a set of military exercises with Nato partners that would put US troops in direct proximity with Russia’s forces in the annexed Crimea More...

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