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Travel giant Thomas Cook fails to find private funds to avert collapse: source

AFP London Iconic British travel firm Thomas Cook has failed to find further private investment to stave off collapse and is now relying on an unlikely government bailout, a source close the matter told AFP on Saturday. The operator said on Friday that it needed 200 million pound (USD 250 million, 227 million euros) — in addition to the 900-million …

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HK protest targets ‘singing aunties’ amid unrest

IANS  Hong Kong The Hong Kong riot police fired teargas and sponge rounds to disperse an anti government protest on Saturday that targeted the so-called “singing aunties” of Tuen Mun. The violent clashes unfolded as a lawful march that drew thousands to an end. At 3 p.m, thousands of people turned up in Tuen Mun to join a themed march …

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Prince William, Kate Middleton to visit Pak in Oct

IANS Islamabad The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton will pay an official visit to Pakistan from October 14-18, the Kensington Palace has announced. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a special event at the Aga Khan Centre on 2nd October, hosted by His Highness The Aga Khan. The event falls ahead of TRH’s …

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‘India will soar high if Pakistan stoops low by raising Kashmir issue at UNGA’

New York: India will soar high if Pakistan stoops low by raking up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly session, India’s top envoy to the United Nations has asserted, warning that Islamabad which mainstreamed terrorism in the past may mainstream hate speech now. With an anticipated rant by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Kashmir during the UNGA …

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Modi to inaugurate Gandhi Solar Park

New York: In a first of its kind symbolic effort by India at the UN, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a 50KW ‘Gandhi Solar Park’ next week during his visit to the world organisation, a gesture that highlights India’s willingness to go beyond the talk on climate change. At a contribution of about one million dollars, India has gifted …

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Khan likely to meet Trump on Sep 23

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to meet US President Donald Trump in New York on September 23 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, according to a media report. Pakistani daily Dawn quoting diplomatic sources said this could be the first of the two meetings Prime Minister Khan is expected to have with President Trump during …

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Not selling WhatsApp or Instagram: Mark Zuckerberg

Washington: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a US lawmaker’s call to break his company, saying he’s not going to sell WhatsApp or Instagram at any cost. Senator Josh Hawley (Missouri Republican) tweeted that he met Zuckerberg during his visit to Washington, DC on Thursday, and asked him to sell Instagram and WhatsApp. “Just finished meeting with @facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Had a …

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‘US backs Saudi Arabia’s ‘right to defend itself’’

Dubai: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that America backs Saudi Arabia’s “right to defend itself” after a weekend attack targeted the heart of its oil industry, comments coming after he described the assault as an “act of war.” The attacks have reignited fears over a wider conflagration in the region, as tensions remain high over Iran’s collapsing …

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Challenge to Parliament shutdown wrapping up at UK top court

London: Britain’s Supreme Court was hearing final arguments Thursday in a case that will determine whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law by suspending Parliament just weeks before the UK is due to leave the European Union. Judges at the country’s top court were set to hear from a lawyer for the former prime minister, John Major, who is …

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Japan court acquits energy bosses over Fukushima disaster

Tokyo: A Japanese court on Thursday cleared three energy firm bosses of professional negligence in the only criminal trial stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown. The three men were senior officials at the TEPCO firm operating the Fukushima Daiichi plant and had faced up to five years in prison if convicted. “All defendants are not guilty,” the presiding judge …

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