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London Bridge attacker a terror convict: Police

IANS London The man who carried out the Black Friday attack on the iconic London Bridge is a terror convict. He was out on parole when he stabbed a man and woman to death, besides injuring three others, police said. None of the victims have been named. Identified as 28-year-old, Usman Khan was convicted in 2012. “He was released from …

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Cops shoot down London Bridge attacker

London: The stabbing incident at London Bridge on Friday has been declared a terrorist incident as Scotland Yard confirmed that one male suspect wearing a hoax bomb vest had been shot dead at the scene. Scotland Yard’s Head of Counter Terrorism Policing, Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, said in a statement at New Scotland Yard headquarters in London that a “number” …

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Thousands protest in Kabul against alleged election fraud

Kabul: Thousands of supporters of presidential hopeful Abdullah Abdullah marched on the Kabul streets on Friday to protest alleged poll fraud committed to favour incumbent president Ashraf Ghani amid a delay in declaring preliminary results of the election held two months ago. The protesters shouted slogans against Ghani and the country’s election commission, alleging that the poll body was counting …

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Singapore, India air forces hold joint training exercise

Singapore: Singapore’s air force has deployed six of its advanced F-16 fighter aircraft to train alongside the IAF’s six Sukhoi combat aircraft during their upgraded joint military training in India. The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) are conducting the Joint Military Training (JMT) from October 31 to December 12 at the Kalaikunda Air …

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Japan’s 2018 greenhouse emissions lowest in two decades

Tokyo: Japan in 2018 recorded its lowest greenhouse gas emissions in two decades thanks to a warm winter and increased generation of nuclear power, according to data released on Friday. However, the country still has a long way to go to reach its Paris Agreement goal, Efe news reported. In 2018, total carbon dioxide emissions were recorded at 1.24 billion …

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Iraq cleric urges cabinet change

Karbala: Iraq’s top Shiite cleric on Friday urged Parliament to replace the cabinet, after dozens of protesters were killed in one of the bloodiest days of anti-government rallies gripping the country. Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani’s weekly sermon gave a major boost to Iraqi demonstrators who have been taking to the streets since early October against a ruling class deemed corrupt …

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Hong Kong set for fresh weekend protests

Hong Kong: Hong Kong police on Friday ended their two-week siege of a university campus that became a battleground with pro-democracy protesters, as activists vowed to hold fresh rallies and strikes in the coming days.  Renewed calls to hit the streets came after Beijing and city leader Carrie Lam refused further political concessions despite a landslide victory for pro-democracy parties …

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China threatens US after Trump signs HK legislation

Hong Kong: The Chinese government on Thursday threatened the United States after its President Donald Trump signed two bills into law supporting Hong Kongs pro-democracy protesters. Trump in a statement said he had signed the bills the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act 2019 and one against crowd control munition exports to the territory out of “respect” to Chinese President Xi Jinping and …

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250 Indian students arrested in fake varsity sting op in US

New York: A total of about 250 students, mostly from India, have been arrested in a sting operation by US immigration officials who set up a fake university in sting operation, according to media reports. About 90 students were arrested in recent months in addition to the 161 the officials said they had arrested in March after the crackdown on …

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Retrial order for S Korean ex-president Park

Seoul: South Korea’s top court on Thursday ordered a retrial for former president Park Geun-hye for illegally accepting state funds after a lower court acquitted her of bribery and embezzlement. In a separate trial to the famous “Korean Rasputin” corruption case, Park, the country’s first female president, was sentenced in July 2018 to six years in prison for illegally taking …

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