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8th plane carrying Russian S-400 components reach Turkey

Ankara: Delivery of the Russian S-400 defence missile system to Turkey continued on Monday, as an eighth Russian plane carrying equipment of the system landed at an airbase near capital Ankara, the Turkish Defence Ministry said. “Delivery of parts of the S-400 Long Range Air and Missile Defence Systems is continuing. In this context, the eighth plane landed at Mürted …

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HK journalists stage protest over police treatment

Hong Kong: Hundreds of journalists staged a silent protest in Hong Kong on Sunday to denounce what they view as unacceptable treatment by the police while covering the recent wave of demonstrations. About 1,000 journalists and their supporters marched silently under the theme “Stop Police Violence, Defend Press Freedom.” The peaceful rally took place in response to what members of …

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Toll in Nepal floods, landslides reach 43

Kathmandu: The death toll in the Nepal floods and landslides caused by torrential rain has increased to 43, while 21 were reported missing and 26 others injured, authorities confirmed on Sunday. The toll was confirmed by the Home Ministry, adding that 2,000 people had been rescued by Saturday evening, the Kathmandu Post reported. Since Thursday evening, the Himalayan nation has …

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Suspended students prone to hold guns, sell drugs in adulthood

New York: Suspending students from school can do more harm than good, said researchers, suggesting that suspending students can serve as a negative and harmful turning point in adolescence, resulting in more crime like assaults, stealing and selling drugs in the neighbourhood. The study by researchers at Bowling Green State University and Eastern Kentucky University and published in Justice Quarterly …

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Former Bangladesh president HM Ershad dies at 89

Dhaka: Former Bangladesh President HM Ershad died in a military hospital here on Sunday due to age-related illnesses. He was 89. He breathed his last at 7.45 am at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Inter Service Public Relation Directorate Assistant Director Rashedul Alam Khan told The Daily Star newspaper. Ershad, also the leader of the opposition in the Parliament and …

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British tabloid claims Shahbaz embezzled UK aid

Islamabad: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday denied reports by British tabloid ‘’Daily Mail’’ that its leader Shahbaz Sharif embezzled millions given to Pakistan by the UK in aid. According to the Pakistani media, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb slammed report that accused Shahbaz Sharif of “embezzling tens of millions of pounds of public money and laundering it in Britain”. …

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51 injured as quake rocks southern Philippines

AFP Manila Fifty-one people were injured and several homes, churches and other buildings damaged on Saturday when an earthquake sent terrified residents of the southern Philippines fleeing their homes before dawn, police said. The 5.8-magnitude shallow quake struck the northeast coast of Mindanao island at 4.42 am (2042 GMT Friday), with the Philippine seismology office recording seven less intense aftershocks. …

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Theresa May speaks of Brexit frustration

PTI London Theresa May has spoken of her frustration over not being able to see Brexit through and underestimating how “entrenched” the country’s MPs had become on the issue of Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) in her final television interview as British Prime Minister. May, who is currently serving as caretaker Prime Minister during the course of a …

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4 Indian crew of Iran oil tanker freed on bail without charge

PTI London Four Indian nationals arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into an Iranian oil supertanker seized off the Spanish coast last week have been freed on bail without charge, the Royal Gibraltar Police said on Saturday. The local force for Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory, said the investigation was going on and the oil tanker Grace 1 remains …

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New Zealand gun owners turn over their weapons for money

AP Wellington Dozens of Christchurch gun owners on Saturday handed over their weapons in exchange for money, in the first of more than 250 planned buyback events around New Zealand after the government outlawed many types of semi-automatics. Police said they paid more than 430,000 New Zealand dollars (USD 288,000) to 169 gun owners during the event. The money was …

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