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Palestine calls for international protection amid heightened tensions over Jerusalem

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RAMALLAH/GAZA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — The Palestinian government called Thursday for international protection of the the Palestinian people over “the continued escalation due to the occupation.” Government spokesperson Yousef Al-Mahmoud denounced the “incursion of Al-Aqsa Mosque by Jewish groups” besides the Israeli raids into two university campuses in the West Bank where it seized documents […]

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Turkey to open embassy in East Jerusalem: FM

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ANKARA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — Turkey will open embassy in East Jerusalem after members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) declared the city the capital of Palestine, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. “Recognition of the Palestinian state is in line with UN decisions. We will strive for recognition of East Jerusalem as […]

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Saudi king vows to continue fighting extremism and corruption

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RIYADH, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud vowed Wednesday to continue fighting extremism and corruption, Al Arabiya local news reported. He made the remarks while inaugurating the second year of the seventh session of the Shura, or consultative council at the council’s headquarters in Riyadh. Some government agencies have been […]

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Kuwaiti defense minister stresses army development

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Thursday stressed the significance of developing the army units and sectors in line with the “Kuwait 2035” vision. He said it is important to pay much attention to military scientific research in order to upgrade the […]

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News Analysis: Trump’s Israel policy likely to exclude U.S. from Middle East peace talks, experts say

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by Matthew Rusling WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could complicate relations with Muslim countries in the Middle East, and even exclude Washington from Middle East peace talks, U.S. experts have said. “His action complicates relationships with Islamic countries in many places around […]

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Spotlight: Islamic world doubts U.S. role in search for peace between Palestinians, Israelis

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ISTANBUL, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — Islamic countries have voiced their doubt about the U.S. role in searching for peace between Palestinians and Israelis after U.S. President Donald Trump broke decades of Washington policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Leaders of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) rejected the U.S. decision as “null and void” […]

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Turkey slams U.S. over extremist-sponsoring remarks

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ANKARA, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Turkish Foreign Ministry on Wednesday slammed the U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster for his claim that Turkey and Qatar have become “the main sponsors” of extremist Islamic ideologies that targets the West. The foreign ministry blast the allegations as “astonishing, baseless and unacceptable,” saying that McMaster should have been […]

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Turkey summons representative of FBI over controversal trial

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ANKARA, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Turkey has summoned the representative of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Ankara, Daily Sabah reported Wednesday. The office representative was summoned to Turkish Directorate General of Security over suspected links to the Iran sanctions case in the U.S., said the report. The move comes after a former police officer, […]

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    Snowfall disrupts Kedarnath reconstruction work

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    Dehradun, Dec 15 (IANS) Reconstruction work at the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand has been suspended due to inclement weather and sub-zero temperature, an official said on Friday. The Met said snowfall continued in the region and on Thursday the mercury dropped to minus 5 degrees Celsius. Seventy labourers and a group of engineers have returned from […]

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    Shiv Sena will walk out of Maharashtra Government in a year: Aditya Thackeray

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    Ahmednagar: The Shiv Sena has said it would walk out of the Maharashtra Government within a year, thereby, confirming the imminent end of its years-long alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray, while addressing a party event in Ahmednagar, said it would come to power on its own in the […]

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    MoS Defence hails commissioning of INS Kalvari

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    [India], Dec 15 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre on Thursday said advanced technology-enriched INS Kalvari was majorly required by the Indian Navy, adding all the six submarines of this class will be commissioned till 2020. Bhamre while speaking to ANI termed the commissioning of the submarine as ‘historic’. “Today is a historic […]

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    NUS, Andhra govt collaborate for improving governance in state

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    The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on various aspects of governance. The three aspects laid down were: strengthening knowledge and practices of governance and public administration, independent audit of real-time monitoring system and key performance indicators and master […]

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    ‘Andhra to soon become ODF till March 31, 2018’

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    [India], Dec 15 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh will become Open Defecation Free (ODF) till March 31, 2018, the officials told Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, on Thursday. While interacting with the district collectors, heads of various departments and other higher officials through video conference, the officials informed the chief minister that East Godavari and Prakasam districts […]

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    Chhattisgarh minister pokes fun at Rahul, calls him ‘pappu’

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    [India], Dec.14 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Brijmohan on Thursday referred Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi as ‘Pappu’ and said that he would take time to upgrade. Expressing confidence about sweeping the Gujarat polls, the Chhattisgarh cabinet minister said, “BJP will win in Gujarat with absolute majority and ‘pappu’ (Rahul Gandhi) will take time to […]

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    Pradhan pitches for education, skill development under one umbrella

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    [India], December 14 (ANI): Union Minister for Petroleum and Gas Dharmendra Pradhan is in the view of allowing education and skill development to grow simultaneous under one platform. Speaking at a press conference hosted by Sri Sri University in Cuttack, Pradhan, who also holds the charge of Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said: “When […]

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    Cyclone Ockhi: 700 fishermen rescued, says Defence Min

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    [India], Dec 14 (ANI): Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday confirmed that Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard have successfully rescued 700 fishermen including five Sri Lankan nationals affected by cyclone Ockhi. Addressing the 90th Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) here, Sitharaman […]

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      Reservation battle in Telangana turns violent: Adivasis and Lambadas clash at Medaram

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      Reservation The Gond Adivasis are demanding that the state government remove Lambadas from the Scheduled Tribes (ST) list. TNM Staff Utnoor_padayatra.jpg File photo The ongoing fued between the Gond advasis and the Banjara Lambadas in Telangana took a violent turn on Thursday, as activists of the Adivasi Joint Action Committee vandalised an Integrated Tribal Development Agency […]

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      Vakapalli gang rape case: Andhra tribal women move HC for swift trial

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      Crime After the Supreme Court refused to interfere, the case is now being looked into by a special court in Vishkhapatnam. TNM Staff Hyderabad_high_court_700x500.jpg Demanding expedition of the probe and the appointment of a special public prosecutor, Vakapalli tribal women who were allegedly gang raped, approached the High Court on Thursday. The case deals with an […]

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      Hyderabad police arrest techie drug peddler and aide, 12 blots of LSD seized

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      Crime The duo would procure the drug from Goa, and sell it to other clients in Hyderabad. TNM Staff LSD_Hyd_Arres.jpg The Hyderabad police on Thursday nabbed two people, a techie and a law student, on charges of peddling drugs in Jubilee Hills. The police arrested the accused, identified as 30-year-old Karunakar and 29-year-old K Rohith, and seized […]

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      Telangana’s ‘Kalyana Lakshmi’ scheme does little to prevent child marriages, says study

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      Child Marriage Its cash incentive to brides only reinforced the idea that the ultimate goal of a woman is to get married, states the study by a child welfare group. TNM Staff child marriage.jpg The ‘Kalyana Lakshmi’ scheme introduced by the Telangana government offering an incentive of Rs 75,000 to brides has only reinforced the […]

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      Telangana police kill eight suspected Maoists in early morning encounter

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      Crime The exchange of fire reportedly took place in Tekulapalli mandal at 6.30 in the morning. TNM Staff AntiMaoists-PTI_750x500_.JPG Image: PTI Security forces gunned down eight suspected Maoists on Thursday in Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district. The encounter reportedly took place in Tekulapalli mandal at 6.30 in the morning. “The extremists have been killed in the exchange of […]

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      Is there a ‘Baahubali’ touch to Amaravati? What Rajamouli says on his contribution

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      Amaravati “My contribution is as little as that of the squirrels in the construction of the Rama Sethu,” Rajamouli said. TNM Staff Naidu Rajamouli.jpg Filmmaker SS Rajamouli has been at the centre of attention in Andhra Pradesh, ever since the state’s Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu decided to consult the Baahubali director for architectural designs […]

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      Telangana reservation battle intensifies: After Gonds, Lambadas protest in Hyderabad

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      Reservation The Banjaras had one agenda – to defend their right to reservation as a Scheduled Tribe in Telangana. Nitin B. Banjara_meet_main.jpg All images: Nitin B The Saroornagar indoor stadium in Hyderabad was packed on Wednesday. Several thousand people from the Banjara Lambada community – students, professionals, workers – poured in from across the state for […]

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      Students protest at Osmania University over shutdown of hostel and messes

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      Protest The students alleged the university did not want them to be present during the Indian Science Congress (ISC) on campus. TNM Staff _protest.jpg Hundreds of students held a protest in front of the Arts College building at Hyderabad’s Osmania University on Wednesday, to protest against the varsity’s decision to shut down hostels and messes till January […]

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        US making ‘serious’ efforts for Mideast peace deal: Al-Jubeir

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        Fri, 2017-12-15 03:09ID: 1513292514582705400PARIS: The US administration is serious about getting a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, but its proposed plan is still being put together, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said. US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and eventually move the US Embassy in Israel there has angered the Palestinians, […]

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        Putin should have ‘courage’ to push Assad: UN envoy

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        Author: SYED TAUSIEF AUSAFFri, 2017-12-15 03:14ID: 1513292514632705700JEDDAH: Staffan de Mistura, the UN special envoy for Syria, on Thursday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to “have the courage” to push Damascus to accept new elections and a new constitution. De Mistura said Putin should “convince the (Syrian) government that there is no time to lose” in efforts to […]

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        Syria Kurds fear US to abandon them

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        Author: AFPFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513285823742515600QAMISHLI, Syria: Syria’s Kurds fear the steadfast ally they found in the US to successfully take on Daesh may now leave them to face threats from Turkey and Damascus alone. Across Syria’s north, Kurdish authorities have spent more than four years steadily building public institutions including elected councils, security forces, even schools. They […]

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        US provides proof of Iran arming Houthis

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        Author: ARAB NEWSFri, 2017-12-15 01:40ID: 1513280499512069900JEDDAH: The US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, on Thursday unveiled declassified evidence that Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi militias in Yemen. The evidence included segments of missiles launched at Saudi Arabia from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen. She displayed the missile parts in a hangar at a […]

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        Hunger at Damascus’ door as Syrian government blocks aid

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        Author: APThu, 2017-12-14 03:00ID: 1513274275551531700BEIRUT: At the doors of the Syrian capital, children with wrinkled faces and arms like sticks are going hungry because President Bashar Assad’s forces, supported by Russia and Iran, are blocking trucks filled with humanitarian relief. As the government and its opponents wrap up another fruitless round of talks in Geneva, humanitarian officials […]

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        Turkish, US, Iraqi military officials discuss security challenges

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        Author: MENEKSE TOKYAYFri, 2017-12-15 00:08ID: 1513274931151586400ANKARA: Senior Turkish, Iraqi and US military officials met in Ankara on Thursday to discuss regional developments and security challenges. Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, his Iraqi counterpart Othman Al-Ghanimi, Commander of US European Command (EUCOM) Curtis Scaparrotti and Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM) Joseph Votel attended the […]

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        Israel closes Gaza border crossings after Palestinian rally

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        Author: REUTERSThu, 2017-12-14 11:00ID: 1513272835641414100JERUSALEM: Israel announced the closure of its Gaza border crossings on Thursday in response to daily rocket fire from the enclave over the past week after US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital stoked Palestinian anger. Israeli aircraft struck three facilities belonging to Hamas, the group that controls the Gaza […]

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        Cairo set to sign deal to resume Russian flights

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        Author: REUTERSThu, 2017-12-14 11:16ID: 1513272590341385300CAIRO: Egypt’s aviation minister will travel to Russia to sign protocol agreements as early as Friday to allow the resumption of Russian flights that were suspended after the 2015 bombing of a tourist jet, Egyptian sources and Russia’s minister said on Thursday. Russian President Vladimir Putin met Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in […]

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          Saudi Arabia plans $19bn boost for private sector

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          Author: FRANK KANEFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513282242622221500DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is to inject SR72 billion ($19.2 billion) into the private sector of the economy in a bid to stimulate activity in the non-oil sector, which has been hit by the slowdown in government spending as a result of oil revenue weakness. Housing and small business are major beneficiaries of […]

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          Kingdom, Russia cement nuclear energy ties

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          Author: RICHARD WACHMANFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513282242782222400LONDON: Saudi Arabia and Russia have signed a roadmap deal to implement a civil nuclear cooperation program that was inked in Moscow in October when King Salman met President Vladimir Putin. A statement from Russian state-owned nuclear company Rosatom said on Thursday the countries aim to cooperate in the field of small […]

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          Future of A380 hangs on Emirates amid rumors of production cuts

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          Author: RICHARD WACHMANFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513282242732222100LONDON: The future of Airbus’ A380 depends to a large extent on Emirates, the Dubai carrier that is by far the aircraft maker’s largest customer, analysts told Arab News. Airbus was upstaged at the recent Dubai Airshow when instead of an expected announcement that Emirates would order 36 of Airbus’ superjumbos, it […]

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          Turkey, Oman vulnerable if central banks hike rates too steeply, says S&P

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          Author: RICHARD WACHMANFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513282242672221800LONDON: Turkey, Oman, Pakistan and Ethiopia are among emerging markets that could be most hurt as central banks in developed countries raise interest rates, according to a report from S&P, the credit rating agency. In its global sovereign rating outlook for 2018, S&P highlights the danger for emerging markets of accelerated interest […]

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          Rising US output threatens global oil market balance in 2018

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          Author: REUTERSFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513279042601912600LONDON: The global oil market will likely show a surplus in the first half of 2018, as rising US supply offsets OPEC’s discipline in maintaining its production cuts for the whole of next year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.“Total supply growth could exceed demand growth: Indeed, in the first half […]

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          Norwegian Air ramps up fare war with four new routes

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          Author: REUTERSFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513279042541912300NEW YORK: Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA will start flying four new routes between the US and Europe, the budget carrier said on Thursday, rapidly expanding its low-cost trans-Atlantic flights and increasing pressure on established carriers.Starting next summer, Norwegian will operate flights to Amsterdam, Madrid and Milan from New York’s John F. Kennedy International […]

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          Disney to buy Fox film and TV assets for $52bn

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          Author: REUTERSFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513279042471912000BENGALURU: Walt Disney Co. on Thursday agreed to buy film, TV and international assets from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. for $52.4 billion as Disney seeks greater scale to tackle growing competition from Netflix and Amazon.com.Under the terms of the all-stock deal, Disney acquires significant assets from Fox, including the studios that […]

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          Euro zone businesses to start 2018 on near seven-year high

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          Author: REUTERSFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513279042331911400LONDON: Businesses across the euro zone are ending 2017 on a near seven-year high, with demand and price pressures picking up and forward-looking indicators pointing to a busy start to 2018.The results of a key private sector survey on Thursday were better than economists polled by Reuters expected, with factories marking their best […]

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            ICC rubbishes Ashes spot-fixing claims

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            Author: ARAB NEWSFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513285309392457900LONDON: The International Cricket Council has clean bowled claims the third Ashes Test had been “corrupted” after claims in a British newspaper that bookmakers offered to fix parts of the match.The Sun newspaper published purported evidence of bookmakers offering to sell details of rigged periods of play for betting purposes in the […]

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            Stokes back in the runs

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            Author: ARAB NEWSFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513285309312457600LONDON: England may have been enjoying a rare good day in the Ashes with David Malan and Jonny Bairstow putting the Australian bowlers under pressure in Perth, but another good knock would not have gone unnoticed in the dressing room. The side’s outcast Ben Stokes returned to form in dramatic fashion, smashing […]

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            Froome ‘damaged’ by claims

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            Author: ARAB NEWSFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513285309222457300LONDON: Chris Froome has admitted that his failed drugs test during his victory at the Vuelta a Espana is “damaging” as the four-time Tour de France winner battles to clear his name.The British rider had twice the permissible amount of asthma medication Salbutamol in his system during the Grand Tour race he […]

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            Jazira left down but not out by Real Madrid

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            Author: JOHN DUERDENFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513284172922354800DUBAI: Superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale broke Al-Jazira’s hearts in the Club World Cup on Wednesday, canceling out Romarinho’s shock first-half opener and denying them what would have been the biggest win in their history. We look at five positives the UAE side can cling to after such a heroic performance:Al-Jazira […]

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            Middle East money bound for Newcastle

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            Author: JONATHAN WILSONFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513284173002355100LONDON: Newcastle United find themselves in a strange limbo but on Wednesday night, it seems, the takeover of the club by the Dubai-based PCP Capital Partners Middle Eastern investment fund took a significant step forward. It is a saga that had dragged on for so long, that many fans had begun to […]

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            Prosecutors pushing for conviction in FIFA trial

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            Author: AFPFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513284173382355600NEW YORK: US prosecutors urged a New York jury to convict three wealthy South American former football officials “on all counts” in the face of “overwhelming” evidence, delivering closing arguments at the FIFA corruption trial. “The three defendants thought the payouts would last forever but they won’t,” assistant US attorney Kristin Mace told […]

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            International Cricket Council rubbish Ashes spot-fixing claims

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            Author: ARAB NEWSThu, 2017-12-14 17:57ID: 1513265655530633400LONDON: The International Cricket Council has clean bowled claims the third Ashes test had been “corrupted” after claims in a British newspaper that bookmakers offered to fix parts of the match.The Sun newspaper published purported evidence of bookmakers offering to sell details of rigged periods of play for betting purposes in the […]

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            Football: Lewandowski shoots into Bundesliga’s top 10

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            Author: AFPThu, 2017-12-14 14:36ID: 1513264984080571400BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski has fired his way into 10th place in the list of the Bundesliga’s all-time top scorers as the Polish striker just keeps on hitting the net. Lewandowski rescued Bayern with a second-half winner in Wednesday’s 1-0 victory over bottom side Cologne as the league leaders struggled to break down a […]

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              Hit Bollywood song gets Arabic version

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              ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: Fans of Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif have been offered a musical treat with the release of the Arabic version of a popular song in their latest movie “Tiger Zinda Hai.”The movie — extensively filmed in Abu Dhabi — is scheduled for worldwide release on Dec. 22, but “Swag Se […]

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              Women to take spotlight at Screen Actors Guild awards ceremony

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              Author: REUTERSFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513284777172407800LOS ANGELES: The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) ceremony will be a women’s affair, organizers of one of Hollywood’s biggest awards shows said, a tribute at a time when the entertainment industry has been roiled by a sexual misconduct scandal as well as the struggle for gender equality in front of and behind the […]

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              Oprah Winfrey to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Globes

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              Author: APFri, 2017-12-15 03:00ID: 1513284777202408100LOS ANGELES: Oprah Winfrey will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at January’s Golden Globes.Morgan Freeman made the announcement for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during its broadcast of the “Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special” on NBC.HFPA President Meher Tatna called Winfrey “one of the most respected and admired figures today” and “one […]

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              Dubai opens $10 million camel hospital

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              Author: REUTERSThu, 2017-12-14 13:00ID: 1513245737278774300DUBAI: Pristine operating theaters and state-of-the-art medical equipment are featured in a new Dubai hospital that opened last week — exclusively for camels. Camels remain an important part of the Gulf Arab state’s heritage. Camel races and camel beauty pageants are a favorite recreation for locals, and some beasts fetch millions of dollars […]

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                Google X ready to set up Development Centre in Visakhapatnam

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                Google X is ready to set up its Development Centre in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, which will be its first development centre outside the United State of America.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Government of Andhra Pradesh and Google X in San Francisco, USA in this regard.The MoU was signed in the presence of […]

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                US regulator repeals former President Obama’s ‘net neutrality’ rules

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                Washington: The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to roll back “net neutrality” rules adopted in 2015 that required internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally.In the rules adopted in 2015 under then US President Barack Obama, internet service providers were not allowed to block or degrade access to legal content, applications, […]

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                Samsung might lose ground in smartphone market in 2018

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                Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co is likely to lose ground in the smartphone segment in 2018 due to the rise of Chinese smartphone manufacturers, an industry tracker said on Thursday.Strategy Analytics said the company is expected to post a market share of 19.2 per cent in the global smartphone industry in 2018 by shipping 315 million […]

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                France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users

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                PARIS: All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday. The requirement is part of a French bill that seeks to adapt data privacy regulations and improve access to the information internet companies […]

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                Finisar deal helps Apple block rivals’ path to AR features

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                SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc’s $390 million deal with chip supplier Finisar Corp announced on Wednesday helps lock in the supply of a component that Apple believes will play a big role in its future products by bolstering augmented reality features.And because the parts Finisar supplies are new and in extremely limited supply, the deal also […]

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                Founder of China’s embattled LeEco placed on debt blacklist

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                SHANGHAI: The high-profile founder of struggling Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco has been placed on an official blacklist of debt defaulters, a further blow to a firm that had spent heavily to compete in areas from smart cars to online entertainment. Jia Yueting had his name and ID number splashed on China’s defaulter website after failing […]

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                Flipkart completes buyback of Esops for $ 100 million

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                Bengaluru: Leading e-tailer Flipkart on Wednesday said it had completed buyback of Employees stock options (Esops) for $100 million (Rs 650 crore) from its present and former employees.”About 3,000 present and former employees of Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong and PhonePe participated in the fourth Esop buyback programme in 5 years,” said the city-based e-commerce firm in […]

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                Apple to invest $ 390 million in chipmaker Finisar

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                Apple Inc said on Wednesday it would invest $390 million in Finisar Corp, which it will use to build out a plant in Texas to make chips that power popular iPhone features such as face ID, animojis and portrait-mode selfies. The award will be part of Apple’s $1 billion “Advanced Manufacturing Fund” to foster innovation […]

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                  Palestine calls for international protection amid heightened tensions over Jerusalem

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                  RAMALLAH/GAZA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — The Palestinian government called Thursday for international protection of the the Palestinian people over “the continued escalation due to the occupation.” Government spokesperson Yousef Al-Mahmoud denounced the “incursion of Al-Aqsa Mosque by Jewish groups” besides the Israeli raids into two university campuses in the West Bank where it seized documents […]

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                  Turkey to open embassy in East Jerusalem: FM

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                  ANKARA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — Turkey will open embassy in East Jerusalem after members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) declared the city the capital of Palestine, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. “Recognition of the Palestinian state is in line with UN decisions. We will strive for recognition of East Jerusalem as […]

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                  Saudi king vows to continue fighting extremism and corruption

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                  RIYADH, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud vowed Wednesday to continue fighting extremism and corruption, Al Arabiya local news reported. He made the remarks while inaugurating the second year of the seventh session of the Shura, or consultative council at the council’s headquarters in Riyadh. Some government agencies have been […]

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                  Spotlight: Islamic world doubts U.S. role in search for peace between Palestinians, Israelis

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                  ISTANBUL, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — Islamic countries have voiced their doubt about the U.S. role in searching for peace between Palestinians and Israelis after U.S. President Donald Trump broke decades of Washington policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Leaders of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) rejected the U.S. decision as “null and void” […]

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                  Islamic summit recognizes East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine State

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                  ISTANBUL, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — A summit of Islamic countries held in Istanbul on Wednesday declared East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine to counter a U.S. decision in favor of Israel. The summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) also invited all countries in the world to “recognize the State of […]

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                  Spotlight: Turkey unlikely to take concrete anti-Israel action despite anger over U.S. Jerusalem decision

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                  ISTANBUL, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — As representatives of Islamic countries met in Istanbul on Wednesday over how to respond to the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Turkey is not expected to take concrete actions against Israel through severing economic or military ties, analysts told Xinhua. “I do not expect Turkey’s President Erdogan to […]

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                  Muslim countries to hold summit to mull response to U.S. decision over Jerusalem

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                  ISTANBUL, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Leaders and senior officials from Muslim countries are expected to hold an extraordinary summit Wednesday in Istanbul, Turkey in response to a U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the extraordinary session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as the […]

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                  S. Africans protest against U.S. decision on Jerusalem

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                  by Zenzile Khoisan CAPE TOWN, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Thousands of South Africans gathered before Parliament on Wednesday in protest against the U.S. decision to declare Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. The protest, organized by a broad coalition of structures affiliated with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and civil organizations, culminated in a demand that […]

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