Sunday, 24/3/2019 | 9:35 UTC+0
  • Wives dragged into fray as Donald Trump-Ted Cruz spat heats up

    WASHINGTON: Donald Trump and his main challenger for the Republican presidential nomination, Ted Cruz, have escalated their bitter feud, taking to social media to clash over two unlikely figures: their wives. An anti-Trump political group unveiled a controversial campaign ad ahead of Tuesday’s votes in Arizona and Utah that uses a photograph of Trump’s wife

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  • Chinese media praises hacker for US spying

    BEIJING: Spying on the US is a service to China, state-run media said, singing the praises of a man who confessed to hacking American defence contractors on Beijing’s behalf. Chinese national Su Bin, 50, pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets from the companies, including plans for transport planes and fighter jets. In a plea agreement

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  • Playboy magazine eyes possible sale of assets

    NEW YORK: Playboy Enterprises, known for its iconic but struggling men’s lifestyle magazine, said Thursday it had hired an investment adviser to look at a possible sale of the company. A company spokesman told AFP it had retained Moelis & Co to examine a sale or other strategic options, confirming a report in the Wall

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  • North Korea threatens South's presidential residence as tensions persist

    SEOUL: North and South Korea, locked for weeks in exchanges of angry rhetoric and heightened military readiness, traded more threats on Friday, with Pyongyang saying its military had trained to attack Seoul’s presidential Blue House. Isolated North Korea is renowned for its sabre-rattling, and often makes threats of attack and even annihilation against South Korea

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  • Alas, poor William Shakespeare. Where does his skull rest?

    LONDON: “Curst be he that moves my bones” reads part of the inscription above Shakespeare’s grave at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon. But apparently, someone did. Researchers led by Kevin Colls, the project manager at the Center of Archaeology at Staffordshire University, have uncovered evidence that they say indicates that Shakespeare’s skull was stolen from

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  • Ted Cruz calls Donald Trump a 'sniveling coward'

    WASHINGTON: The feud between Republican presidential contenders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz over their spouses heated up on Thursday, with Cruz calling the party front-runner “a sniveling coward” for threatening his wife on Twitter. The US senator from Texas also sharpened his attacks on Trump’s conservative credentials, linking the brash billionaire to disgraced New York

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  • Brussels attacks: Belgium arrests six suspects, French foil Paris plot

    BRUSSELS: Belgian police arrested six people in their probe of Tuesday’s Islamic State suicide bombings in Brussels, while authorities in France said they thwarted a militant plot there “that was at an advanced stage.” The federal prosecutor’s office in Belgium said on Thursday that the arrests came during police searches in the Brussels neighbourhoods of

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  • Fears priest 'kidnapped by Isis' may be crucified on Good Friday

    Fears are growing for an Indian priest believed to have been kidnapped by Isis after rumours circulated online suggesting he may be crucified on Good Friday. Tom Uzhunnalil is believed to have been taken from a retirement home in Yemen during an attack by Islamic extremists on 4 March. The group shot 16 people –

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  • Hunt continues in Belgium for the `fourth man'

    BRUSSLES: Three suicide bombers who struck Brussels airport and a metro train in attacks claimed by the Islamic State were identified on Wednesday, as the manhunt for a fourth suspect whose suitcase bomb failed to detonate intensified. Prosecutors said brothers Ibrahim and Khalid El Bakraoui had carried out attacks at Zaventem airport and Maalbeek metro

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