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Putin, Trump stress diplomatic solution to Korean Peninsula issue – Kremlin

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MOSCOW, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue in a phone conversation Tuesday, stressing the need to seek a solution through negotiations and diplomatic means, the Kremlin said. The two presidents agreed to continue anti-terrorist cooperation and coordinate efforts between […]

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Zimbabwean President Mugabe resigns

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HARARE, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resigned. His resignation was announced Tuesday by Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda during a joint sitting of Senate and National Assembly that was debating his impeachment motion. In his resignation letter Mugabe said: “I, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, in terms of Section 96 sub section 1 […]

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Macron holds phone talks with Iranian, Israeli leaders over Lebanon crisis

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PARIS, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday called on Iranand Israel to join efforts to preserve stability in Lebanon and ease tension in the region, his office said. Macron held phone talks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a bid to find common ground to de-escalate political […]

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Iran’s top leader says collapse of IS is defeat of U.S. in region

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TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that the victory over the so-called Islamic States (IS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria is a defeat of the United States in the region, state TV reported. The victory over the IS is tantamount to the defeat of plots to sow […]

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Lebanon’s Hariri arrives in Beirut after resignation

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BEIRUT, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri arrived in Beirut Tuesday evening after his sudden resignation in a televised statement he read from the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on Nov. 4. Hariri left Paris this morning and visited Egypt where he held talks with President Abdel Fatah Sissi, then visited Cyprus in an unexpected […]

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Egypt’s Sisi, Lebanon’s Hariri discuss Lebanese political crisis in Cairo

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CAIRO, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — Lebanese outgoing Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri held talks in Cairo on Tuesday with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on the current Lebanese crisis after Hariri’s resignation as well as other regional developments, official MENA news agency reported Hariri and Sisi agreed on the necessity for Lebanon to be disassociated from any […]

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Merkel’s CDU, President Steinmeier make appeals to avert German re-elections

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BERLIN, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier appealed to German parties on Tuesday to assume their responsibility towards voters and avert a re-run of federal elections. CDU politician and German chief of staff of the Chancellery Peter Altmaier rejected calls to either form a minority government or […]

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UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar welcomes Amnesty report on Rohingya

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ISMIRA LUTFIA TISNADIBRATA JAKARTA: The UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar said Tuesday it welcomes a new Amnesty International (AI) report describing widespread and systematic discrimination against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state that amounts to apartheid. The head of the mission, Marzuki Darusman, said the report is helpful to the mission, whose mandate has been […]

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    Bihar teachers told to click pictures of open defecation

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    [India], November 22 (ANI): The Bihar government has charted out a peculiar duty for the school teachers of the state – to keep an eye on open defecation and also click photos of those found relieving themselves in open. In a notice issued by all Block Education Officers, the teachers have been allotted one of […]

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    Ex-MP Kanjibhai Patel, son Sunil quit BJP

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    [India], November 22 (ANI): With just a few days left for the Gujarat assembly elections, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former MP Kanjibhai Patel on Tuesday resigned from the party along with his son, Sunil Patel. Miffed over the ticket distribution, the father-son duo took the unexpected step on the last day […]

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    16-year-old attempts suicide after ‘harassment’ by teacher

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    [India], November 22 (ANI): A 16-year-old intermediate student attempted to commit suicide on Saturday. The victim has alleged harassment by teachers and the school principal. “My teacher used to punish me without any reason. My mathematics teacher harassed me for six months; she abused me and used to torture me mentally. I complained about it […]

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    Madhya Pradesh CM orders action against police officers accused of sexual harassment

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    [India], November 21 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ordered the authorities on Tuesday to take strict action against the two police officers who allegedly sexually assaulted two women, including a police constable. The incident took place when Chouhan and state’s home minister Bhupendra Singh chaired a meeting of senior police officials at […]

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    Sohrabuddin fake encounter case: Judge dead, family raises suspicions

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    In a series of investigative stories published on The Caravan magazine’s website, the reporter Niranjan Takle has investigated the circumstances surrounding the 2014 death of the judge B.H. Loya who presided over the CBI special court in Mumbai hearing the Sohrabuddin Encounter Case, in which the BJP president Amit Shah was the main accused. The […]

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    Congress condemns, apologise for derogatory tweet against PM Modi

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    [India], November 21 (ANI): The Congress on Tuesday condemned and apologised after its Yuva Desh, Indian Youth Congress’s online magazine, tweeted a derogatory and personal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The handle is not run by Indian Youth Congress but by volunteers. I still take this opportunity and apologise and strongly condemn that tweet,” […]

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    Delhi: Inter-state cheque cloning racket busted, five arrested

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    [India], November 21 (ANI): Five people were arrested in an inter-state cheque cloning scam here on Tuesday after their racket was busted in a joint operation of Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) and Delhi Police in Okhla area. This arrest includes the kingpins from Delhi and Allahabad. According to police, one of the kingpins, […]

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    Fortis issues clarification over reports of over-charging dengue patient

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    [India], November 21 (ANI): The Fortis Healthcare on Tuesday refuted reports circulating on the social media regarding medical negligence and over-charging the family of a seven-year-old dengue patient. Fortis Memorial Research Institute (Gurgaon), reportedly, charged the family of a seven-year-old dengue patient almost Rs 16 lakh for 15 days in the ICU. The girl, however, […]

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      Carried on cot because there are no roads, Telangana tribal man dies on way to clinic

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      Death Villagers carried Jogaiah to the nearest clinic on a cot as there is no road connectivity from their village. Balakrishna Ganeshan Jogaiah taken on cot to hospital.png Screenshot A 50-year-old patient belonging to the Guthi Koya tribe in Regulagudem, Mangampeta mandal, Bhupalapally district in Telangana died on the way while being carried to the […]

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      Ground report: Telangana Dalit men still missing, activists protest police inaction

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      Caste As the families of the missing men wait nervously, the village saw a massive inflow of activists who rallied in support of the community. Charan Teja telengana_dalit_750.jpg Charan Teja On the evening of 19 November, when this reporter entered the Dalit neighbourhood in Abhangapatnam village in Nizamabad district of Telangana for the second time, […]

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      Meet Hyderabad pilot, only fourth Muslim woman to fly a plane in India

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      Human interest Syeda’s journey though inspiring, hasn’t been easy. But now, her dreams will finally take flight. IANS Syeda Salva Fatima_screenshot.jpg Screenshot/YouTube By Mohammed Shafeeq “I want to become a pilot.” When she instinctively uttered these words at an event over a decade ago, the dream of a humble bakery worker’s daughter had started growing […]

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      After threatening to burn theatres, Hyderabad BJP MLA asks CM to ban ‘Padmavati’

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      Controversy In his letter, Raja Singh wrote that the movie “hurts the sentiments of Hindu community” and accused the film maker of distorting history. TNM Staff Raja Singh_Twitter.jpg Twitter/ T Raja Singh Following in the footsteps of the Karni Sena, controversial BJP MLA from Hyderabad T Raja Singh has sought a ban on the upcoming […]

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      Telangana Minister KTR calls for ‘burying’ Congress, party hits back

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      Politics “It’s not proper for KCR’s family to bite the hand that fed them,” former MP Hanumanth Rao said. TNM Staff KTR_New_Facebook_3x2.jpg The Telangana unit of the Congress was clearly not pleased with Minister KT Rama Rao’s comment that their party had to be ‘buried’, as several leaders hit back on Monday. KTR had made […]

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      Hyderabad Metro Rail gets safety clearance, all set to roll out soon

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      Metro “This authorisation will enable us to operate the Metro trains from Nagole to Miyapur,” officials said. TNM Staff hyderabad_metro_0.jpg File photo All decks have been cleared for the Hyderabad Metro Rail to roll soon, as the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) authorised the Mettuguda to SR Nagarline, and informed the L&T Metro Rail […]

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      Nandi awards: Nara Lokesh takes dig at critics, calls them ‘non-resident Andhras’

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      Politics “Those who are sitting in Hyderabad are criticising us. They have no stakes in the state,” Lokesh said. TNM Staff Lokesh_angry_new_Facebook-750×500.jpg Andhra Pradesh’s Minister for Information Technology, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Nara Lokesh responded to the criticism of the Nandi Award results on Monday, and found fault with the critics. Speaking to reporters […]

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      Congress, YSRCP blame CM Naidu for failure to get special status, vow to keep fighting

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      Politics CM Chandrababu Naidu had initially pressed for the SCS, but seems to have gone off the boil in seeking it. Charan Teja main.jpg By arrangement Newly bifurcated state Andhra Pradesh’s demand for ‘Special Category Status’ (SCS) seems to be rapidly gaining momentum leading up to the 2019 general elections.   Pratyeka Hoda Sadana Samithi (Committee for Special […]

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        As families return to Aleppo, Turkish education program helps reopen hundreds of schools

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        Author: Menekse TokyayWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511314953857344400ANKARA: More than 400 schools in the Syria’s Aleppo governorate have been renovated in the past eight months, enabling some 152,000 children to restart their education following the country’s six-year civil war. The humanitarian effort, launched by Turkey’s National Education Ministry following the successful conclusion of the Turkey’s Euphrates Shield Operation in […]

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        13m Syrians need aid despite violence drop: UN

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        Author: AFPWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511314953827344100BEIRUT: More than 13 million Syrians are in need of aid despite a relative drop in violence in their war-torn country in recent months, the UN said on Tuesday. Upwards of 330,000 people have been killed since Syria’s conflict erupted in March 2011 with anti-government protests, and the violence has displaced over half […]

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        Ankara seeks extradition from Germany of ’top coup fugitive’

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        Author: AFPWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511314953777343500ISTANBUL: Turkey is to ask German authorities to extradite a top suspect in last year’s failed coup who still remains at large, state media said on Tuesday. A request for Adil Oksuz to be extradited from Germany has been prepared following a demand from an Ankara criminal court, the Anadolu news agency said. […]

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        Hundreds of foreign wives, kids of suspected militants relocated to Baghdad

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        Author: ReutersWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511314953797343800IRBIL/BAGHDAD: Iraqi authorities have moved hundreds of foreign wives and children of suspected Daesh militants from a detention center in northern Iraq to Baghdad, citing security concerns and the difficulties of keeping them in a remote location. Local officials, security and aid agency sources said more than 800 women and children — mostly […]

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        Hariri stops for talks with El-Sisi on his way back to Lebanon

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        Author: NAJIA HOUSSARIWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511314573427323200BEIRUT/CAIRO: Outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri held talks in Cairo on Tuesday with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during a stopover on his way from Paris to Beirut. Hariri’s resignation on Nov. 4 triggered a political crisis in the power-sharing government. In brief remarks after Tuesday’s meeting, he thanked El-Sisi for […]

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        Anti-Daesh coalition strikes drop to lowest number

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        Author: AFPWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511314573517324100BEIRUT: Airstrikes by the US-led coalition against Daesh in Iraq and Syria have dropped significantly, a spokesman said Tuesday, as the war against the terrorists winds down.A single strike on Nov. 8 “marked fewest strikes/munitions dropped” in the more than three-year-old campaign against Daesh, coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon said on social media.“Nearly […]

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        Palestinians lament resolution that time forgot

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        Author: ALICIA BULLERWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511314573477323800LONDON: On the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 242, which called for the “withdrawal” of Israel from Palestinian territories, critics have hit out at the impotency of the mandate.Resolution 242 was formed as a response to the Six Day War in June 1967, which culminated in […]

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        Hariri back in Lebanon for first time since quitting as Prime Minister

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        Author: ReutersWed, 2017-11-22 02:20ID: 1511311223627226100BEIRUT: Saad Hariri returned to Beirut on Tuesday for the first time since he resigned as prime minister on Nov. 4. Hariri cited fear of assassination and meddling by Iran and Hezbollah in the Arab world in his resignation speech. Lebanese President Michel Aoun has refused to accept the resignation until he returns […]

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          Saudi Arabia steps up oil diplomacy ahead of OPEC meeting

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          Author: ARAB NEWSWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511298622173233200VIENNA: Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih and his staff are busy these days. The minister and some of his aides are in continuous talks with global producers to convince them to attend the meeting of OPEC in Vienna on Nov. 30. Saudi officials are inviting more African, Latin American and Central Asian […]

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          Technology vital for smooth introduction of VAT

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          Author: RICHARD WACHMANWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511298544573220100LONDON: Technology and innovation will be a critical factor to ensure the smooth rolling out of value added tax (VAT) on most goods and services in Gulf Cooperation Council countries, according to a PwC report published on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) recently released the final implementing […]

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          Arabtec unit wins Emaar Downtown Dubai tower

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          Author: Rebecca SpongWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511298544773220700LONDON: The UAE-based contractor Arabtec’s wholly-owned subsidiary Target Engineering Construction has won a 950 million dirhams ($258.6 million) contract for the second phase of an Emaar residential development in Downtown Dubai. The Forte project is a two-tower development with apartments set to look over Dubai Opera, the 2,000-seat performing arts centre. It […]

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          Buyer’s market weighs on gas exporters from Qatar to Iran

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          Author: ReutersWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511298544623220400SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia: Top officials of major gas producing countries gathering this week in Bolivia will face a harsh reality: Expanding supplies of the fuel are giving global buyers greater sway over purchase and contract terms.This week’s Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), which aspires to be the OPEC for natural gas suppliers, is […]

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          Airbus gets US, European certification for A350-1000 aircraft

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          Author: AFPTue, 2017-11-21 18:33ID: 1511278632961702600PARIS: Airbus said Tuesday that its A350-1000 widebody aircraft had received certification from US and European aviation authorities, clearing the way for its delivery and entry into service. A longer version of the Airbus A350-900, the twin-engine plane can accommodate an extra 40 people, taking its total capacity to 366 people. Equipped with […]

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          UK retailers look to Black Friday to kick start Christmas sales

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          Author: REUTERSTue, 2017-11-21 17:20ID: 1511274316501361800LONDON: After suffering their biggest decline in sales volumes for four-and-a-half years in October, British retailers are pinning their hopes on Black Friday discounts to get shoppers spending again. The annual promotional event was imported from the US into Britain by Amazon in 2010 and has got bigger every year, even if — […]

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          Ratings boost for Saudi reform program

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          Author: RICHARD WACHMANTue, 2017-11-21 20:07ID: 1511273303161274900LONDON: Political reforms in Saudi Arabia have potentially lifted the country’s appeal to investors, as well as widening opportunities for Saudi citizens, according to a report out today from New York-based credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s. With that in mind, the agency said its ratings on KSA debt were unchanged at […]

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          Oil up on ongoing OPEC cuts, but rising US output weighs

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          Author: ReutersTue, 2017-11-21 11:08ID: 1511255047669943000SINGAPORE: Oil prices rose on Tuesday, supported by expectations of an extended OPEC-led production cut, although rising output in the United States capped gains. Brent crude futures were at $62.51 per barrel at 0807 GMT, 29 cents, or 0.5 percent above their last close. US West Texas Intermediate crude was at $56.60 a […]

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            Big Eduardo injury blow rocks Al-Hilal before final

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            Author: WAEL JABIRWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511296331463131000DUBAI: Al-Hilal knew they were going to be without Carlos Eduardo for the second leg of the AFC Champions League final on Saturday but now they are contemplating life without him for a considerably longer period after it was confirmed he has suffered a serious knee injury. The club announced yesterday that […]

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            Conte tells Chelsea players not to rest on their laurels

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            Author: ARAB NEWSWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511296331523131300LONDON: Chelsea have been told they must seal progression through to the knockout stages with victory over Qarabag tonight to help ease the pressure ahead of fixture congestion. The Premier League champions are second in their Champions League group and need one win to seal their spot in the knockout stages with […]

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            Pink balls, stress and Stokes

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            Author: DILEEP PREMACHANDRANWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511296041983112500LONDON: One of the oldest battles in sport gets underway tomorrow in Brisbane. The Ashes rarely fails to serve up anything short of sporting drama and excitement at its very best. Here are the five things that will shape the series over the next month and a half.ESCAPING THE ‘GABBATOIR’ The Woolloongabba […]

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            Mitch not on the menu for Cook

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            Author: ARAB NEWSWed, 2017-11-22 03:00ID: 1511296041913112200LONDON: Alastair Cook dismissed talk of Mitchell Johnson as “irrelevant” as England prepare to face Australia’s new-look pace attack in the first Ashes Test.The former England skipper and key batsman was speaking after Australia spinner Nathan Lyon’s taunts that his team was in the mood to “end some careers” during the much-anticipated […]

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            FIFA bans 3 football officials for life for taking bribes

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            Author: APTue, 2017-11-21 03:00ID: 1511276455051515400GENEVA: Three football officials who pleaded guilty in American courts to accepting bribes were banned for life by the FIFA ethics committee on Tuesday. They include former FIFA audit committee member Richard Lai of Guam, who testified in federal court that the source of his bribe money was Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad […]

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            Dubai-based Staveley makes a £300 million bid for Newcastle

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            Author: ARAB NEWSTue, 2017-11-21 17:39ID: 1511264465560538800LONDON: Amanda Staveley’s Dubai-based financial advisory firm PCP Capital Partners has made a formal offer of around £300 million ($397 million) for Newcastle United. Several media outlets, including the BBC, said the firm had made a bid to Newcastle owner Mike Ashley. Newcastle are yet to comment on the reports. The bid […]

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            Cook dismisses ‘irrelevant’ Johnson talk ahead of Ashes

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            Author: AFPTue, 2017-11-21 10:51ID: 1511251871409843800BRISBANE, Australia: Alastair Cook dismissed talk of Mitchell Johnson as “irrelevant” on Tuesday as England prepare to face Australia’s new-look pace attack in the first Ashes Test.The former England skipper and opening stalwart was speaking after Australia spinner Nathan Lyon’s taunts that his team was in the mood to “end some careers” in […]

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            Awesome Omar is class, but is not in 2017 top 3

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            Author: JOHN DUERDENTue, 2017-11-21 03:00ID: 1511207887036016100LONDON: Football divides opinions as smoothly as an Omar Abdulrahman pass splits defenses. Player of the Year/Season awards are especially adept at provoking debate, which is one reason why they are so much fun. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) prize is a prime example. Abdulrahman, the United Arab Emirates playmaker, is the […]

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              Kathem Al-Saher’s New Year concerts canceled

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              Author: NADA HAMEED|ARABNEWS STAFFWed, 2017-11-22 01:06ID: 1511294282632977100JEDDAH: Khathem Al-Saher’s concerts have been canceled according to viral tweets as the event completely disappeared from the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) calendar. Al-Saher is an Iraqi singer, composer and songwriter. He has been dubbed the “Caesar of Arabic Songs,” and “Iraq’s Ambassador to the world.” Saudi fans were thrilled […]

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              Fancy a food-filled holiday? Try designer dining in the Maldives

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              Author: Sudeshna GhoshTue, 2017-11-21 16:38ID: 1511261150430265200BODU HITHI, The Maldives: A gentle breeze blew past as we huddled around our communal dining table while the waters gently lapped against the support pillars of the boardwalk restaurant we were in under a starlit sky. The conversation flowed easily, even if it was among strangers, as is wont to happen […]

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              Victoria’s Secret China show struts on despite controversy

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              Author: APMon, 2017-11-20 03:00ID: 1511247187959689100SHANGHAI: Gigi Hadid and Katy Perry didn’t make it but the Victoria’s Secret show in Shanghai managed to strut on Monday without them, surviving a controversy over visa issues and a model who slipped and fell during the show. Fifty-five models walked the catwalk inside the Mercedes-Benz Arena, serenaded by Harry Styles, R&B […]

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              World’s largest whales are mostly ‘right-handed’, study finds

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              Author: AFPTue, 2017-11-21 01:30ID: 1511205875755753900MIAMI, USA: Blue whales, the world’s largest animals, usually favor their right side when they lunge to catch food — a preference similar to right-handedness in people, researchers said Monday.But on certain occasions while moving upward in shallow water, these righties will almost always shift to their left to keep a good eye […]

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              Saudi Arabia targeted in cyber spying campaign, says security center

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              Author: ReutersMon, 2017-11-20 20:41ID: 1511200150205187600LONDON/RIYADH: Saudi Arabian security officials said on Monday that the country had been targeted as part of a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign observed since February against five Middle East nations as well as several countries outside the region.The Saudi government’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) said in a statement the kingdom had been […]

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              Palestinian activists slam Nick Cave’s show in ‘land of injustice’

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              Author: ARAB NEWSMon, 2017-11-20 03:00ID: 1511178281882798500JERUSALEM: Supporters of an international boycott movement against Israel have lashed out at rock star Nick Cave after he played in the Jewish state on Sunday. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel called Cave’s shows a “propaganda gift” that helps “art-wash” Israeli policies against Palestinians. “Nick Cave’s […]

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                India’s mobile phone customer base falls 2.8 mln in Sept

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                Nov 21 (Reuters) – India’s mobile phone customer base in September fell 0.24 percent, or anet 2.80 million, to 1.18 billion, data released by the country’s telecoms regulator showed onTuesday. Following is a table of mobile phone subscriptions in India, the world’s second-biggestwireless market by number of users, as of September 30. COMPANY CHANGE (MLN) […]

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                SEBI asks for trading data as it probes WhatsApp messages: source

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                MUMBAI: India’s market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has asked for trading data on companies mentioned in a Reuters story last week about prescient messages on company earnings in social media chatrooms, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The Reuters investigation documented at least 12 cases of prescient […]

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                Tencent on global path as it surpasses Facebook in valuation

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                HONG KONG: China’s biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters. Tencent has made a “breakthrough” in gaining an e-payment license in Malaysia for local transactions, and plans a […]

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                Technology helping children become smarter: Sachin Tendulkar

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                New Delhi: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has said technology has helped the current generation to grow smarter and more confident in comparison to the previous generation”Today’s generation is confident, I interact with so many children of this generation and have to accept they are smarter than the earlier generation,” the record international century scorer said […]

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                Honor 7X: Balancing classy looks with strong internals

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                Winter might be setting in in many parts of India, but in the mid-range smartphone market the competition is all set to heat up further as Honor brings its next offering “7X” at an “unbeatable price” in December.In a recent chat, Honor’s Global President George Zhao said the phone will be launched at such a […]

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                Vivo V7 with 24MP selfie camera in India at Rs 18990

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                New Delhi: After a successful run of its selfie-focused flagship smartphone V7+ in India, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Monday launched V7 with 24MP selfie and 16MP rear camera for Rs 18,990.Available in Champagne Gold and Matte Black colours, Vivo V7 will reach retail stores from November 25. The device was available for pre-booking orders […]

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                EXCLUSIVE: Qualcomm set to win conditional Japanese antitrust okay for NXP deal – source

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                BRUSSELS: U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is set to win “imminent” Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors and gain Europe’s approval by the end of the year with slight tweaks to its concessions, a person familiar with the matter said. Winning the green light from both competition authorities would take Qualcomm a […]

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                Infosys to configure GST network for filing returns

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                Bengaluru: Software vendor Infosys would configure the editing facility in the GST Network by November 20 to enable traders to file their three-page summary return (3B), said the GST Group of Ministers (GoM) Chairman Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday.”Over 2 lakh tax payers were unable to file their summary returns (3B) in August and September […]

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                  Jordan’s king calls for self-reliance to overcome challenges

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                  Daoud Kuttab AMMAN: Jordan’s King Abdallah on Sunday urged the government and Parliament to be self-reliant. “No one will solve our problems but us,” he said in a speech as he opened the winter session of Jordan’s 18th Parliament in Amman. “We must harness our will, potential and energy to confidently and resolutely take on […]

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                  King Salman to launch 7 development and service projects in Madinah

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                  ARAB NEWS MADINAH: The visit of King Salman to the Madinah region carries wide prospects for the future of the city of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The visit will launch a number of development and service projects that will support economic development in the city and enhance social and economic growth. Madinah […]

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                  IS, Al Qaeda have no links with Islam: Mecca Imam

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                    Islamabad, Oct 30 (IANS) The Islamic State and Al Qaeda have no links or concerns with Islam as it is a religion of peace, Sheikh Saleh Bin Abdullah Bin Humaid, the chief Imam of Mecca, has said. In an interview with a private news channel, the prayer leader of Mecca’s Grand Mosque said sectarianism was […]

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                  Jordan’s King Abdallah receives Moqtada Sadr

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                  AMMAN: King Abdallah of Jordan met Moqtada Sadr, the head of Iraq’s Islamic Sadrist Movement, on Monday — the day after receiving Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. Al-Abadi visited the king on Sunday, following a high-level Saudi-Iraq summit attended by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Jordan’s official news agency, Petra, said that, during Monday’s […]

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                  I will return Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam, says crown prince

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                  (The Guardian) Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has vowed to return the country to “moderate Islam” and asked for global support to transform the hardline kingdom into an open society that empowers citizens and lures investors. In an interview with the Guardian, the powerful heir to the Saudi throne said the ultra-conservative state […]

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                  US forces aiding IS in Afghanistan, says Hamid Karzai

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                  Kabul, Oct 8 (IANS) Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that the Islamic State has emerged in Afghanistan in the past three to four years under the watch of US military and intelligence agencies. In an interview with Russia Today in London, Karzai said he has more than suspicions that US bases in Afghanistan are […]

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                  Saudi Arabia plans to increase capacity of Mecca’s Grand Mosque  

                  By   2 months ago

                    Riyadh, Oct 2 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Monday announced a plan to launch a company to increase the capacity of the Grand Mosque in Mecca to accommodate pilgrims who are expected to reach more than 30 million by 2030. The company’s establishment is in line with Vision 2030, which aims to provide an opportunity for […]

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                  Solemnity marks ‘Yaum-e-Ashura’ in Hyderabad  

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                  Hyderabad, Oct 1 (IANS) “Yaum-e-Ashura” was observed with solemnity and sombreness in Hyderabad on Sunday. It was all black and blood as a mood of mourning pervaded the lanes in the old city of Hyderabad, where the historic “Bibi-ka-Alam”, the traditional mourning procession by Shias, took place. The day is observed in memory of the martyrdom […]

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