Sunday, 24/3/2019 | 9:54 UTC+0
  • Trump's Chicago rally cancelled after near-violent protests

    WASHINGTON: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump had to scrub a rally in Chicago on Friday after unprecedented scenes of skirmish, just shy of bloody violence, between his supporters and protestors demonstrating against him. American political rallies are generally choreographed affairs with only an occasional token protestor who is hooted out by adoring fans of the principal,

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  • Myanmar ambassador says his country, like Pak, exists for China

    BEIJING: Myanmar’s ambassador in Beijing, Thit Linn Ohn, has said that his country “exist for China”, and wants to be treated as favorably as Beijing deals with Pakistan. “China has already established Gwadar Port in Pakistan,” Ohn told the official media in Beijing adding, “Myanmar is the lower part, and Pakistan is upper part. They

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  • North Korea threatens pre-emptive strikes against South

    SEOUL, South Korea: US and South Korean troops staged a big amphibious landing exercise on Saturday, storming simulated North Korean beach defenses amid heightened tension and threats by the North to annihilate its enemies. The landing and assault drills on South Korea’s east coast were part of eight weeks of joint exercises between the allies

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  • Modi, Sharif may meet in Washington: Sartaj Aziz

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi later this month on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit, a top aide to Pakistan Premier said. “There are chances of meeting between the two (Prime Ministers),” Sartaj Aziz, the foreign affairs adviser to Sharif, told PTI. “There are possibilities, when

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  • US, South Korea stage assault drill; North threatens to wipe out enemies

    SEOUL, South Korea: US and South Korean troops staged a big amphibious landing exercise on Saturday, storming simulated North Korean beach defenses amid heightened tension and threats by the North to annihilate its enemies. The landing and assault drills on South Korea’s east coast were part of eight weeks of joint exercises between the allies

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  • How Gaddafi’s anti-aircraft missiles are falling into ISIS's hands

    Deep in the Sahara, in the sun-baked Libyan town of Sabha, a ragtag group of gunmen agreed to show Timothy Michetti their most prized weapons. Michetti, an experienced investigator for a London-based company that tracks the sources of small arms in conflict zones, travelled there on a hunch. Local fighters, he reckoned, may have some

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  • Obama says 'dangers are real' in debate over encryption

    AUSTIN, Texas: President Barack Obama sided with law enforcement on Friday in the debate pitting encryption and personal privacy against national security, arguing that authorities need access to data on electronic devices because the “dangers are real”. Appearing at an annual tech festival in the Texas capital, Obama delivered his most extensive comments to date

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  • Britain 'stronger, safer and better off' in EU: Cameron

    LONDON: Britain will be “stronger, safer and better off” if it votes to stay in the European Union (EU), British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday. Speaking at the Welsh Conservative conference in Llangollen, Cameron said that Britain will see “real opportunities for growth” in key sectors like digital and energy and services if

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  • UN adopts first resolution tackling sexual abuse by UN troops

    UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Friday approved its first-ever resolution tackling the escalating problem of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers who act as predators when sent to protect vulnerable civilians in some of the world’s most volatile areas. The United Nations has been in the spotlight for months over allegations of child rape

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  • The most powerful driving licences in the world

    Drivers in the United Kingdom and France have the most powerful driving licences in the world, allowing them to be behind the wheel within minutes of visiting another country. An interactive map created by Compare the Market looked at which countries’ driving licences can be used most easily in other countries. Some countries allow drivers

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