Turkish train crash in Ankara claims live of 4, injures 43

Turkish train crash in Ankara claims live of 4, injures 43

ANKARA: A Turkish high speed train collided with another locomotive and crashed into an overpass at a train station in Ankara on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43, the local governor said. Video footage showed emergency workers at the scene, working to rescue people from carriages trapped beneath the...

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British PM Theresa May survives a confidence vote by her own MPs, losing support of one third of her colleagues

British PM Theresa May survives a confidence vote by her own MPs, losing support of one third of her colleagues

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday survived a confidence vote by her own MPs but lost the support of one third of her colleagues, signalling the battle she still faces to get her Brexit deal through parliament. May won the backing of 200 Conservative lawmakers, but 117 voted...

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US adds Pakistan to blacklist under ‘religious freedom violations’

US adds Pakistan to blacklist under ‘religious freedom violations’

WASHINGTON: The United States said Tuesday it has added Pakistan to its blacklist of countries that violate religious freedom, ramping up pressure over its treatment of minorities. State Secretary Mike Pompeo said he had designated Pakistan among the “countries of particular concern” in a congressionally-mandated annual report, which means that...

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Indian PM Modi embraces election loss in 3 states

Indian PM Modi embraces election loss in 3 states

NEW DELHI: India’s ruling party was set to lose power in three key states on Tuesday, dealing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest defeat since he took office in 2014 and boosting the opposition ahead of national polls next year. The results in the heartland rural states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh...

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British Pakistani Sajid Javid among UK PM Theresa May replacement contenders

British Pakistani Sajid Javid among UK PM Theresa May replacement contenders

LONDON: With British Prime Minister Theresa May badly weakened by her decision to delay a key Brexit vote she would have lost, potential leadership contenders for the Conservative Party are waiting to pounce. If she falls, any Conservative MP elected by the party as leader would automatically become prime minister....

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Report reveals Khashoggi’s final words: ”I can’t breathe”

Report reveals Khashoggi’s final words: ”I can’t breathe”

WASHINGTON: Jamal Khashoggi’s final words were “I can’t breathe,” CNN said Sunday, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist’s murder. The source told the US network the transcript made clear the killing was premeditated, and suggests several phone...

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Bomb threat: CNN’s offices evacuated, no explosive found

Bomb threat: CNN’s offices evacuated, no explosive found

CNN’s New York offices were evacuated Thursday night after a bomb threat, but no explosive was found and police later gave the all clear, the network said. The roughly 90 minute drama recalled a similar evacuation in October after an explosive device was discovered at CNN’s New York headquarters. Fire...

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George Bush to be laid to rest post four-day tribute

George Bush to be laid to rest post four-day tribute

George H.W. Bush was to be laid to rest Thursday, concluding a four-day tribute to the 41st president that saw America briefly set aside its political divisions. After a state funeral Wednesday in Washington that was attended by the country’s five living presidents and foreign dignitaries, Bush’s flag-draped coffin was...

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Cow-slaughter conspiracy claims life of two in India

Cow-slaughter conspiracy claims life of two in India

Two people, including a police officer, have been killed in northern India during violent protests by villagers over suspicions of cow slaughter, officials said. Police in northern India have arrested four people for their alleged involvement in an attack on police over rumors of cow slaughter. The incident took place on Monday...

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Woman set ablaze in India after complaining of attempted assault

Woman set ablaze in India after complaining of attempted assault

NEW DELHI: Two men accused of trying to molest a 20-year-old woman in Uttar Pradesh set her on fire two days later after she lodged a complaint with police, authorities and her family said. Women in India have struggled to secure prosecution for sexual attacks in the face of widespread...

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