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Rescue operation under way in Kenya after building collapse

NEROBI:      At least four people were dead and 29 injured after a six-story residential building collapsed in the Kenyan capital after weeks of heavy rains, a government official said. Rescuers were still searching for survivors as the night wore on, said the official, Wilson Njenga, the Nairobi regional commissioner. It wasn?t immediately clear what caused the collapse of …

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Pensacola shooting: Saudi king condemns ‘barbaric’ attack

RIYADH:     Saudi Arabia’s King Salman condemned a gun attack at a US naval base by a Saudi student as “barbaric”, President Donald Trump said. He tweeted that the monarch had called him to offer “sincere condolences”. The gunman, an aviation student, killed three people and injured at least eight at the base in Pensacola, Florida, before being shot dead. …

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Any unilateral declaration of any sort on Kashmir dispute does not end conflict

India’s rhetoric having annexed Kashmir is utterly false, Brussels: MEP Klaus Buchner in collaboration with Organisation of Kashmir Coalition (OKC) hosted interactive dialogue seminar to commemorate International Human Rights Day in the EU capital. Frank Schwalba-Hoth (co-founder of German Greens and former MEP) in his opening remarks as a moderator of the seminar asked the participants that it is befitting …

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Pakistan will be granted extension in GSP plus status; says Governor Punjab

Brussels: (Rasheed Ahmed)  Governor of Punjab visited the European Parliament upon the invitation of EU Pak Friendship Federation Chairman, Mr Perveiz Losar. The main purpose of his visit was to facilitate the expansion of GSP Plus for Pakistan The GSP Plus review be will be in next month. The Governor met a large number of cross party MEPs from across …

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Dozens of migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT:     At least 62 migrants travelling on a makeshift boat have drowned off the coast of Mauritania, in the worst loss of life this year along the increasingly travelled western Atlantic migration route to Europe. Eighty-three survivors managed to swim to shore after their boat, which was heading for Spain´s Canary Islands, capsized when it hit a rock. The …

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Iran working on nuclear-capable missiles: European powers

BERLIN:    UN ambassadors for the three countries said in the letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that Iran´s actions were “inconsistent” with the UN resolution enshrining a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. But Zarif on Twitter said the Europeans were covering up their own “miserable incompetence” at abiding by the nuclear deal and were “bowing to US bullying”. …

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Time ripe for transition from statements to actions on Kashmir: Masood Khan

News Desk, LONDON: President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan has declared that as the international community has become familiar with the story of Kashmir, it is high time for transition from supportive statements to actions to decisions. “We will have to take our destiny in our own hands and decide our political future according to our free will,” …

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Swedish king demands to lift curfew in occupied Kashmir

MUMBAI:   King Carl Gustaf of Sweden on Thursday demanded the Indian authorities to lift curfew in occupied Kashmir and also offered mediation to resolve the matter. In a statement, the king said, “We can say we have people from Sweden, trying to (be) as observers in these areas in Kashmir for many many years. In that sense, we are trying …

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Johson says Britain can soon stop talking about Brexit if he wins vote

LONDON:     British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday night that the public can soon stop talking about Brexit if he wins next week’s general election and that there is significant investment waiting once the political paralysis is over. Britons will vote on Dec. 12 after parliament agreed to an early election, seeking to end more than three years …

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Naomi Wolf accuses Australian MP of lying over Christmas tree story

Canberra:     What’s the link between a noted US feminist, the Australian parliament and a Christmas tree in a student common room? They’ve all become part of a saga that has left Australian Energy Minister Angus Taylor under pressure and author Naomi Wolf fuming. Both were at Oxford University decades ago, but remember it very differently. And Wolf is now …

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