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‘ISIS bride’ Shamima Begum appeals to return to UK

PTI London Shamima Begum, the British-born woman who left the country as a teenager to join the Islamic State group in Syria, on Tuesday launched an appeal against the UK government’s move to revoke her citizenship on security grounds and prevent her from returning to London. Begum, who was 15 years old when she secretly fled her home in east …

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Armed forces will give befitting reply till Pak stops infiltration: Rajnath

PTI Leh The Indian Army had given a befitting reply to Pakistan on attempts to infiltrate and such actions would continue if the neighbouring country did not stop infiltration, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. He said this during a function held here for the inauguration of the 1,400-foot-long Col Chewang Rinchen bridge over the Shyok river in eastern …

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British PM denied new Brexit deal vote

AFP London British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dealt a fresh blow on Monday when the speaker of parliament denied him a second shot at getting his Brexit deal passed just 10 days before the deadline. House of Commons speaker John Bercow — a colourful figure who has played a starring role in the Brexit drama — said Johnson was …

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UK, India police shut down Kolkata call centres in major online fraud probe

PTI London British Police service on Monday said it had shut down two sophisticated criminal call centres in Kolkata, instrumental in defrauding thousands of victims in the UK alone, with the cooperation of Indian police. The call centres were raided by 50 officers from the Cyber Division of Kolkata Police last week as part of a worldwide four-year operation conducted …

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Canada votes in election that could see Trudeau lose power

AP Toronto Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced the threat of being knocked from power after one term as the nation held parliamentary elections on Monday. The 47-year-old Trudeau channelled the star power of his father, the liberal icon and late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, when he won in 2015 but a combination of scandal and high expectations have damaged …

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Bahrain hosts meeting on maritime security after Gulf attacks

AFP Dubai Representatives from more than 60 countries including Israel but not Iran met in Bahrain on Monday to discuss maritime security following attacks on tankers in the Gulf and Saudi oil installations. The United States, other Western states and Saudi Arabia blame the attacks on Tehran, which denies any involvement. “We all must take a collective stand… To take …

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Meghan Markle reveals her friends warned her off marrying Prince Harry

PTI London Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has revealed that her friends had warned her against marrying Britain’s Prince Harry because of the harsh attacks expected from British tabloids. The 38-year-old former actress, who opened up in a new documentary aired on the UK’s ITV channel on Sunday night, also spoke of her struggle as a new mother to …

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Trump drops plan to host G-7 at his Doral golf resort

AFP Washington Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump has abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders’ meeting at his Doral, Florida, golf resort next year. Trump announced a rare backtrack Saturday night after facing accusations that he was using the presidency to enrich himself by hosting the international summit at a private resort …

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21 dead since Turkey-Syria ceasefire

IANS Damascus  Twenty civilians and Turkish soldier have been killed since a ceasefire was agreed three days ago to halt Ankara’s offensive in northeastern Syria, authorities said on Sunday. The Kurdish Red Crescent said that of the 20 civilian victims, four died in a hospital in the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain which was partially destroyed and besieged by …

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EU pursues Brexit ratification despite delay request

AFP Brussels Brussels officials on Sunday pressed on with plans to ratify the divorce deal as European leaders considered Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s reluctant request for a Brexit delay. Ambassadors and senior officials from the other 27 member states met Sunday after British MPs forced Johnson to send EU Council president Donald Tusk a late request to postpone the withdrawal. …

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