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Supporters demand Scotland’s independence from UK

Edinburgh: Thousands of supporters took to the streets here demanding Scotland’s independence from the UK. Saturday’s march was the biggest demonstration so far organised by the “All Under One Banner” (AUOB) campaign who have staged similar events in other Scottish towns and cities, Xinhua news agency reported. The AUOB said that at least 100,000 people attended the march, but some …

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Sirisena not running for Lanka presidency

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday ruled out contesting the presidential elections for a second term as he failed to make a deposit to contest the November 16 polls. The deadline to make the deposits ended at 12 noon on Sunday and Sirisena was not among the 41 candidates who had paid deposits in order to handover nominations …

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Indian women in UAE launch mission to protect environment

Dubai: The Indian Ladies Association (ILA), a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based community welfare body, has launched a year-long mission to protect the environment through a series of initiatives, including collection of discarded paper, e-waste, cleaning of beaches and tree planting in Abu Dhabi. In an interview with Gulf News, Sunita Wagle, President of the ILA, said on Sunday: “We just …

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UK indicates it may “clarify” new Brexit offer to EU

IANS London  The UK has indicated that it could “clarify” its new Brexit offer after the European Union (EU) called for “fundamental changes”, a media report said on Saturday. Talks will resume on October 7 after the EU said the UK’s proposed alternative to the Irish backstop could not be the “basis” for a legally-binding treaty. The UK has said …

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Prince Harry sues UK tabloids in phone-hacking claim

IANS London The UK’s Prince Harry has begun legal action against the owners of the Sun, the defunct News of the World, and the Daily Mirror, in relation to alleged phone-hacking, the media reported on Saturday. Documents have been filed on behalf of Prince Harry over the alleged illegal interception of voicemail messages, the BBC quoted Buckingham Palace has confirmed …

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Indian murder, rape accused lands in UK after extradition

PTI London An Indian man accused of rape and murder in the UK 10 years ago has been charged with the crimes as he landed here after being extradited from India, Scotland Yard said. Aman Vyas, 35, landed at Heathrow Airport on Friday night and will appear before Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in west London charged with the murder and rape …

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Pak PM warns PoK residents against crossing LoC

PTI Islamabad Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday asked the residents of PoK not to cross the Line of Control to extend humanitarian aid to the Kashmiri people after India removed the special status of the state two months back. “I understand the anguish of the Kashmiris seeing their fellow Kashmiris in Jammu and Kashmir…. Anyone crossing the LoC to …

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Hong Kong subway to remain closed amid protests

SPUTNIK Moscow The Hong Kong subway will remain shut on Saturday following a new wave of protests, sparked by the city government’s decision to outlaw wearing masks in public, Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway (MTR) announced. On Friday, the Hong Kong government has enacted the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, banning the wearing masks at public meetings and processions, prompting a massive …

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Pak PM did not meet Afghan delegation: Top aide

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan did not meet a high-level Afghan Taliban delegation to discuss the revival of the stalled peace process in Afghanistan, his top aide said on Friday, dismissing reports of the meeting in the local and international media as “not true”. Several local and international media outlets had reported that Prime Minister Khan and the Taliban …

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Pichai meets Ivanka Trump

San Francisco: Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Ivanka Trump have announced an initiative to provide 250,000 training opportunities over the next five years for the US citizens to learn new-age technology skills. Pichai made the announcement with Ivanka Trump at a round-table event in Dallas on Thursday, reports CNET. The Google CEO, in the line of US President Donald Trump’s fire over the tech …

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