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Turkey’s Erdogan announces start of military operation in Syria’s Afrin

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ANKARA, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday the military operation in Syria’s Afrin has “actively” started. “The Afrin operation has actively begun on the field. The Manbij operation will follow,” he said during a televised speech in the Aegean province of Kutahya. Erdogan said that Turkey is determined to […]

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U.S. VP visits Egypt on first Mideast tour since Trump’s Jerusalem decision

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CAIRO, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday arrived in Cairo, the first destination of his Middle East tour covering Egypt, Jordan and Israel, Egyptian state-run MENA news agency reported. It is the first visit of a senior U.S. official to the Middle East since President Donald Trump’s controversial recognition of […]

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Palestinians refuse visit of U.S. vice president to Middle East

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RAMALLAH, Gaza, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — Palestinian officials from both Fatah and Hamas parties rejected Saturday the scheduled visit of the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to the Middle East. “Pence’s visit to the region is totally unwelcome since he is a blind supporter of Israel,” Osama Qawasmi, Fatah’s spokesman in the West Bank, told […]

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Saudi Arabia intercepts another ballistic missile fired from Yemen

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RIYADH, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — Saudi-led coalition announced on Saturday the interception of a ballistic missile fired from Yemen in a fresh attack by Houthi militias targeting Saudi border cities. Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, spokesman of the coalition involved in the war in Yemen from 2015, said in a statement that the attack targeted Najran city […]

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U.S. states lose public services in face of gov’t shutdown

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — As midnight struck, the U.S. government has officially entered a shutdown amid a stalemate between the Republican and Democratic parties. The shutdown, the first of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tenure, came just as Trump is getting ready to celebrate the first anniversary of his inauguration. But instead he was forced […]

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Iraqi PM holds 1st meeting with Kurdish regional PM after referendum

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BAGHDAD, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Saturday met with the Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani for the first time since the controversial independence referendum last year, Kurdish media said. Abadi received Barzani, who was accompanied by his deputy Qubad Talabani and Fuad Hussein, head of the regional presidency office, […]

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Media watchdogs in Pakistan concerned over banning of US-funded radio

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AAMIR SHAH ISLAMABAD: Media Watchdogs in Pakistan express concern over the closure of US Congress-funded RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal bureau office in Islamabad on the basis of a report by the main spy agency of Pakistan, ISI. “This is an overreaction and will hurt Pakistan’s image abroad,” Iqbal Khattak, Reporters Sans Frontières’ representative in Pakistan, told […]

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Women’s March draws thousands as Trump term enters second year

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ARAB NEWS WASHINGTON: Thousands of protesters turned out across the nation for the second Women’s March on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration with rallies aimed at channeling female activism into political gains in elections this year. The coordinated rallies in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and about 250 other […]

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    Violence against women is a major concern: Kovind

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    [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday that violence against women was a major concern, adding government and society should find ways to deal with it. While addressing the women achievers here at Rashtrapati Bhawan, President Kovind said, “Violence against women is a major concern and government and society should find […]

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    Online lottery racket busted in UP; 15 arrested

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    [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Police’s Special Task Force (STF) on Saturday busted an inter-state online lottery racket and arrested 15 people from Noida. Raids were conducted in various locations of Agra, Sultanpur, Allahabad and Noida. On the basis of inputs provided by the STF, raids were also conducted in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal […]

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    Three more people arrested in Kamala Mills fire

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    [India] January 21 (ANI): Three more people, including a fire officer, were arrested on Saturday in connection with Mumbai Kamala Mills fire tragedy. The arrested people have been identified as Ravi Surajmal Bhandari, partner of Kamala mill, Rajendra Baban Patil, fire officer and Utkarsh Vinod Pande, supplier and contractor. Around 14 people were killed and […]

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    Bawana fire: Delhi CM orders inquiry, announces ex-gratia

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    [India] January 21 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered an inquiry into the Bawana Industrial area fire while announcing an ex-gratia of Rs.5 lakhs to the family of the deceased. Fire broke out at a plastic godown at the Bawana Industrial Area in the outskirts of Delhi on Saturday, killing 17 people and […]

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    MP civic polls: BJP, Congress play out tie

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    [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Opposition Congress on Saturday won an equal number of posts of chairperson in 19 urban local bodies in Madhya Pradesh. One post of chairperson in Anuppur district was won by an independent candidate who was denied ticket by the BJP and bagged the poll […]

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    Union Minister terms Darwin’s theory as ‘scientifically wrong’

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    [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): Minister of State for Human Resource Development Satyapal Singh on Saturday claimed that Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution was “scientifically wrong” and needed to be changed in all the educational curriculums. “Our ancestors nowhere mentioned that they saw ape turning into a man. Darwin’s theory is scientifically wrong and needs to […]

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    AP cabinet promises 70-ltr water daily to all village households

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    [India], Jan 21 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu announced on Saturday that the state cabinet has decided to supply 70 litres per capita daily (LPCD) water to every household in all the villages of the state. “The cabinet decided to supply 70 LPCD water to every household in all villages. As of now, […]

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    ‘AAP responsible for its downfall, not BJP’

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    [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Saturday that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was responsible for its own downfall. “AAP is responsible for its own downfall. People trusted him (Arvind Kejriwal) and made him the chief minister, now his party lies scattered. Now, they are misleading people, spreading […]

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      ‘Andhra rulers destroyed Hyd’: Telangana CM KCR’s snub at AP CM Naidu triggers row

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      Politics The face-off between KCR and Chandrababu Naidu has raised the question – who deserves credit for the development of Hyderabad. Charan Teja Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s comments during a recent interview at the India Today Conclave South 2018, have seemingly not gone down well with some. When asked if Telangana and Andhra […]

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      Andhra Dalits face social boycott for using thoroughfare and ‘polluting’ deity

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      Caste Discrimination Dalit children were not allowed to go to school, while adults were refused work. Balakrishna Ganeshan Casteism has reared its ugly head once again. This time in Andhra’s Prakasam district where Dalits belonging to the village of Kancharlagunta faced a social boycott on Thursday for not obeying a diktat issued by Kammas (upper […]

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      Geo-tagging of ‘criminals’ in Telangana: Efficient policing or human rights violation?

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      Policing Telangana police is enumerating criminals, who have a record of breaking the law, but there have been tragic consequences. TS Sudhir fFile photo Mohtasim Billa from the Saidabad area in the old city part of Hyderabad is a relieved man – the police have not knocked on his door yet. Since Thursday, the Telangana […]

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      From weaver to engineer: Meet the Telangana man whose invention won him a Padma Shri

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      Human interest Chintakindi Malleshwam’s journey shows how hardship and perseverance can win you recognition and national honour. Nitin B. All images: Nitin B “This is it. I never thought that a simple man like me would get such an honour,” says Chintakindi Mallesham, as he shows off a medal with the words ‘Padma Shri’, India’s […]

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      Polavaram project: Rehabilitate affected tribal people, says National ST Commission

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      Irrigation Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had sought the intervention of the commission. IANS National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) chairman Nand Kumar Sai on Friday said arrangements for proper rehabilitation of tribal people to be affected by the Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh should be made before they are displaced. “Whether it is […]

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      Advocates boycott courts in Andhra’s Kurnool district, demand HC in Rayalaseema

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      Controversy Meanwhile, the Allagadda Bar Association filed a writ petition in the High Court on the issue. TNM Staff The row over the location of Andhra Pradesh’s new High Court refuses to die down, as advocates across the state’s Kurnool district boycotted all courts on Friday, and held a rally to the Collectorate. Responding to […]

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      ‘Burn and vandalise theatres screening Padmaavat’: Hyd BJP MLA Raja Singh

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      Controversy “Protest as you want. Even if you want to burn or vandalise the theatres, ensure that no one watches the movie,” Singh said. TNM Staff Controversial BJP MLA Raja Singh from Hyderabad has asked people to boycott film Padmaavat, and asked them to stop its screening in the city, even if it meant burning […]

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      Iron rod falls from Hyd Metro construction site, pierces through car

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      Accident The driver of the car filed a police complaint against construction firm L&T for negligence. TNM Staff An iron rod drove right through the bonnet of a car in Hyderabad, after it fell from the Malakpet Metro Station where construction work was going on. The driver of the car, who had a lucky escape, […]

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        VP Pence says US stands ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with Egypt

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        AP CAIRO: Vice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged a united front against terrorism in the Mideast as Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the US ally in nearly a decade, began a trip through the region after leaving behind a government shutdown in Washington. Pence and El-Sissi held 2½ hours […]

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        Russia-led Syria peace congress to be held Jan 30

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        Author: AFPSat, 2018-01-20 17:33ID: 1516468030804671900MOSCOW: Russian-led peace talks on Syria will be held on January 30 in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia’s chief negotiator Aleksandr Lavrentyev said Saturday, quoted by Interfax news agency. Russia, a steadfast supporter of Syria’s Bashar Assad, is set to co-host the summit with regime ally Iran and rebel backer Turkey […]

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        500 new trainees join US-backed Syria border force

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        Author: AFPSat, 2018-01-20 17:44ID: 1516464508054183700HASAKEH:Around 500 Syrian fighters graduated on Saturday from a US-led training course aimed at establishing a controversial “border security force” in the country’s north. Last week, the US-led coalition battling Daesh announced it had begun forming a 30,000-strong security force to patrol territory captured from the extremist group. About half its fighters would […]

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        Russia voices concern over Turkey operation in Syria

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        Author: AFP / REUTERSSat, 2018-01-20 19:01ID: 1516464361294166300MOSCOW: Russia on Saturday voiced concern and urged restraint over a new Turkish operation to oust Kurdish militia from a northern Syrian enclave, with Moscow responding by withdrawing its troops from the zone in question. “Moscow is concerned at this news. We call on the opposing parties to show restraint,” the […]

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        Iraqi PM meets Kurdistan region leader for first time since independence vote

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        Author: ReutersSat, 2018-01-20 16:53ID: 1516456865683203200BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi met on Saturday with the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani for the first time since conflict broke out over a Kurdish independence referendum, officials said. The Kurdish referendum on Sept. 25, which produced an overwhelming ‘yes’ for independence, angered Baghdad and Iraq’s neighbors Turkey and […]

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        Turkey army confirms start of new ‘Olive Branch’ operation inside Syria

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        Author: AFPSat, 2018-01-20 17:34ID: 1516458933843448200ANKARA/ISTANBUL: The Turkish army on Saturday confirmed it had started a major new ground and air cross-border operation against the People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia in Syria, which Turkey deems to be a terror organization. Dubbing the new campaign operation “Olive Branch,” the Turkish army said it had begun at 1400 GMT and […]

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        Pence in Egypt for talks on security, counterterrorism

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        Author: APSat, 2018-01-20 03:00ID: 1516458657573407300CAIRO: Vice President Mike Pence left behind the US government shutdown and readied for security and counterterrorism talks Saturday with Egypt’s leader. Pence arrived in Cairo hours after the US Congress and President Donald Trump failed to reach agreement on a plan to avert a partial federal closure. Pence went ahead with his […]

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        Airport in Libya’s capital reopens after closure due to clashes

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        Author: REUTERSSat, 2018-01-20 16:40ID: 1516455979763140700TRIPOLI: The only functioning airport in the Libyan capital reopened on Saturday after a five-day closure caused by deadly clashes that left passenger jets damaged. Mitiga airport, located just east of Tripoli city center, appeared to be operating normally, with both departures and arrivals areas busy with passengers. “All domestic and international flights […]

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          Trump and ‘Davos Man’: Best of enemies

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          PARIS: A compelling clash of cultures will unfold in the vertiginous Swiss Alps this week as Donald Trump, just over 12 months into his high-wire presidency, confronts the cheerleaders of globalization in Davos. Having whipped up working-class resentment of the global elite to devastating effect en route to the White House, the US president’s “America […]

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          Peak oil demand and its implications for Gulf producers

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          Author: JOHN KEMPSat, 2018-01-20 03:00ID: 1516400333477777100LONDON: Even if oil consumption reaches a peak and then starts to fall, the world will still need large quantities of oil for many decades to come. The prediction is contained in a thoughtful paper co-authored by Spencer Dale, chief economist of BP, and Bassam Fattouh, director of the Oxford Institute for […]

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          Schlumberger predicts strong 2018 for shale

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          Author: ReutersSat, 2018-01-20 03:00ID: 1516400333517777400NEW YORK: Schlumberger reported better-than-expected profit in the fourth quarter and said it expected another strong year for North American shale drilling in 2018. Chairman Paal Kibsgaard said explorers and producers now predict 15-20 percent growth in North American investment this year and said 2018 would be the first year of growth for […]

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          Chinese cities’ moves to ease residency curbs fuel property demand

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          Sat, 2018-01-20 03:00ID: 1516399715987737300BEIJING: China’s provincial capitals have discovered a way to keep apartment sales booming by making it much easier for graduates to get coveted household registration permits. Authorities in the cities said the main aim is to lure talent to make their labor pools more attractive to companies. But the policies are undermining the […]

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          US crude output to overtake Saudi Arabia “very soon”

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          Author: RICHARD WACHMANFri, 2018-01-19 21:10ID: 1516394476597335000LONDON: The rapid growth of US shale producers will shortly knock Saudi Arabia from second to third place among the world’s oil-producing titans, with only Russia ahead, the International Energy Agency said on Friday. With Venezuelan output plummeting amid political and economic turmoil, the IEA indicated the Kingdom could lose its number […]

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          London finance chief sees fewer jobs shifting because of Brexit

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          Author: ReutersFri, 2018-01-19 13:44ID: 1516394476637335100LONDON: Britain’s vast financial services industry will suffer far fewer job losses from Brexit than first feared, the City of London’s policy chief told Reuters, in remarks that will boost supporters of leaving the EU who say the threat has been exaggerated. Home to the world’s highest number of banks and largest commercial […]

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          Coca-Cola sets 100% recycling goal for 2030

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          Author: APFri, 2018-01-19 17:55ID: 1516385309246312500NEW YORK: Coca-Cola announced long-term recycling goals Friday, including attempting to recycle a bottle or can for every beverage it sells by 2030. The soda maker and other consumer products companies have been under pressure from customers and environmental advocates to stop using plastic packaging, and fast-food giant McDonald’s unveiled new recycling goals […]

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            Roger Federer claims he is ready for Grand Slam No. 20

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            Author: ARAB NEWSSat, 2018-01-20 20:31ID: 1516469113184763600LONDON: Roger Federer has warned his rivals he is feeling fitter and more confident than this time last year when he shocked everyone to win his 18th Grand Slam title. The Swiss sensation issued the warning after easily beating Richard Gasquet 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 in just under two hours to reach the […]

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            Chelsea boss Antonio Conte calls for more of the same after thrashing

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            Author: ARAB NEWSSat, 2018-01-20 21:46ID: 1516468530854711200LONDON: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has called on his players to maintain the form they showed during their 4-0 thrashing of Brighton until the end of the season to ensure a top-four finish. The Blues were brilliant as they eased past the hosts going 2-0 up after just six minutes through an […]

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            Juan Antonio Pizzi names Saudi Arabia squad for Riyadh training camp

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            Author: Wael Jabir, Special to Arab NewsSat, 2018-01-20 19:49ID: 1516460096143594600DUBAI: Juan Antonio Pizzi has announced his 25-man squad for the first stage of Saudi Arabia’s preparations for the World Cup. The players will gather in Riyadh on Sunday for a one-week training camp where the Green Falcons manager will get to know his players.  The camp is […]

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            Dominic Thiem eases past Adrian Mannarino into Open fourth round

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            Author: AFPSat, 2018-01-20 09:10ID: 1516428958881378700MELBOURNE: Austria’s fifth seed Dominic Thiem reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino on Saturday. Thiem downed the 26th-seed 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 in 2hr 8min on Margaret Court Arena and will face either German Maxmilian Marterer or American Tennys Sandgren for a […]

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            Michael Phelps opens up about battling anxiety, depression

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            Author: AFPSat, 2018-01-20 07:32ID: 1516422948021127200LOS ANGELES: Swimming great Michael Phelps revealed that he has battled severe anxiety and depression for much of his life which drove him to consider suicide after his success at the 2012 Olympics. Speaking at a mental health conference in Chicago on Tuesday, the 23-time Olympic gold medal winner talked openly about his […]

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            DeMarre Carroll scores 26, leads Nets past Heat, 101-95

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            Author: ASSOCIATED PRESSSat, 2018-01-20 03:00ID: 1516418105480910900NEW YORK: DeMarre Carroll scored 26 points, Spencer Dinwiddie had 15 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Miami Heat 101-95 on Friday night. Brooklyn snapped a five-game losing skid at Barclays Center and a seven-game home losing streak to the Heat. Caris LeVert and Joe Harris each added 12 points for the […]

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            Qatar says no World Cup games will be played outside country amid tournament doubts

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            Author: AFPFri, 2018-01-19 19:39ID: 1516385675316359600DOHA: Qatar will host every game of the 2022 World Cup, the country’s senior tournament organizer insisted Friday, amid speculation the Gulf political crisis would force the emirate to relocate matches. Hassan Al-Thawadi, secretary-general of Qatar’s World Cup organizing committee, also maintained that preparations for the tournament were on schedule, despite the ongoing […]

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            One bad week should not end the VAR experiment

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            Author: JONATHAN WILSONFri, 2018-01-19 17:30ID: 1516382983816059900LONDON: The debate about VAR — video-assistant refereeing — in English football has moved on fast. It is only two-and-a-half weeks since it was first used but already innocence has been lost, already positions are entrenched, already this has been cast as a battle between progressives and dinosaurs. But let us begin […]

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              Haifa Wehbe joins calls for boycott of ‘Beirut’

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              ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe has joined calls to boycott a new Hollywood movie that many in the region are accusing of stereotyping Arabs. “Beirut,” which stars Rosamund Pike and Jon Hamm, is an American take on the Lebanese Civil War and tells the story of a CIA operative in Lebanon negotiating a […]

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              Ex-employee accuses Michael Douglas of sexual harassment

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              Author: AFPSun, 2018-01-21 03:00ID: 1516473578065198200LOS ANGELES: A former employee has accused Michael Douglas of sexual harassment and misconduct in her presence, charges the Oscar-winning Hollywood megastar has vehemently denied.Douglas, 73, is the latest big-name celebrity accused of seamy behavior since a sexual harassment watershed began with the downfall of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in 2017.The actor “thought […]

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              Carcass battle is a treasured tradition

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              Author: SYED SALAHUDDINSat, 2018-01-20 21:56ID: 1516463885064119100KHAIR KHANA PASS: At the foot of a dusty hill to the north of Kabul, the fierce-looking Afghan wrestlers on horseback rush toward “the circle of justice,” drawn on the ground with lime, vying to be first to pick up the carcass of a 50kg animal.Anyone who, whip in his teeth, manages […]

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              Ed Sheeran announces engagement

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              Author: AFPSat, 2018-01-20 17:49ID: 1516459940843581700LONDON: Ed Sheeran has become engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, the British singer-songwriter announced Saturday. “Got myself a fiance just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well,” he told his 18 million followers on Instagram. Sheeran, 26, is one of the best-selling […]

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              ’Pope’ of French cuisine Paul Bocuse dies age 91

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              Author: AFPSat, 2018-01-20 16:05ID: 1516453709382935600PARIS: Paul Bocuse, one of the greatest French chefs of all time, has died aged 91, the country’s interior minister said on Saturday.Dubbed the “pope” of French cuisine, Bocuse helped shake up the food world in the 1970s with the Nouvelle Cuisine revolution and created the idea of the celebrity chef.“Monsieur Paul was […]

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              Russian police face an unexpected crocodile in basement

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              Author: ASSOCIATED PRESSSat, 2018-01-20 03:00ID: 1516441636511895800ST. PETERSBURG: Russian police had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg — a crocodile in the basement.The Fontanka.ru news portal said the incident happened Thursday while detectives were looking for undeclared weapons in the house of a man involved in staging reconstructions of historic military battles with period […]

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                After tax, banks up the pressure on bitcoin exchanges, accounts getting blocked

                By   19 hours ago

                The State Bank of India, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank apparently have suspended accounts of bitcoin exchanges over suspicion of dubious transactions. Three people with info on the issue, spoke to Economic Times, confirming that banks sought additional collateral from promoters of exchanges on borrowing and capped cash withdrawals from the few operational […]

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                You can soon surf internet mid-air, Trai gives approval for in-flight Wi-Fi

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                New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday gave green signal to access mobile and internet services on-board flight.The authority recommended allowing mobile and internet services through both satellite and terrestrial network.In its recommendation, the authority said, internet and mobile communication on Aircraft service should be permitted as in-flight connectivity in the […]

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                Apple responds to Shanghai Consumer Council’s inquiry

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                San Francisco: In response to the Shanghai Consumer Council on an inquiry letter over the slowdown of older iPhones after an iOS update, Apple on Friday said that an upcoming version of iOS will allow iPhone owners to make the decision between their iPhone’s speed and battery condition.The company said the update will allow users […]

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                India’s youngsters using technology to empower less privileged

                By   19 hours ago

                Gurugram: Contributing to the empowerment of those less privileged than themselves, seems to be a powerful motivator for our new generation of Indians. Many children in metropolitan cities are spending their free time developing applications and content to benefit the wider community, especially those less privileged than themselves.One such story that has come across relates […]

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                iPhone slowdown: Tim Cook clarifies device issues

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                New York: Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday said that Apple Inc did not have any ulterior motive iPhones with older batteries, claiming that all batteries age over time.”About a year ago, we released some code that essentially what it does is, all batteries age over time, and they become unhealthy at a point in […]

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                Five cyber-security trends to watch out for in 2018

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                New Delhi: Initiatives such as cashless economy and Adhaar linkage to various government-run programmes have pushed India forward on the path of digital transformation.However, the push for ‘Digital India’ has created a fair and firm ground for innovation and experimentation – a good thing but one with a rider as it calls for incorporating security […]

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                Western Digital unveils Next-Gen storage drives

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                New Delhi: Global data storage company Western Digital on Friday announced that it is expanding its portfolio for enterprise customers with a new, mid-range series of 4TB, 6TB and 8TB hard drives.The new products help corporate data centres having data-set sizes smaller than ones in hyper-scale environments to harness the power of data in applications […]

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                China launches two remote sensing satellites

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                Jiuquan: China launched two high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites into a preset orbit on Friday.The commercial satellites, Jilin-1 Video 07 and 08, were launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China at 12.12 p.m., Xinhua news agency reported. The satellites were independently developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co Ltd and will provide […]

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                  Indian Muslims welcome abolition of Hajj subsidy

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                  Sanjay Kumar NEW DELHI: The Muslim community in India has welcomed the Indian government’s decision to end the three-decade-old Hajj subsidy but says the Modi regime is indulging in anti-minority politics by politicizing the decision. Last week Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced the end of the Hajj subsidy. “The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) […]

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                  Croatia leader visits site of wartime massacre of Muslims

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                  AFP SARAJEVO: Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic made an unexpected visit Thursday to the site of a massacre of Muslim civilians by Bosnian Croats during the country’s 1990s war, an atrocity that led to several war crimes convictions. Grabar-Kitarovic, on an official visit to Bosnia, paid her respects to 116 Muslim civilians, among whom 33 children […]

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                  Egypt’s Sisi says two-state solution “only way” to end Palestinian-Israeli conflict

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                  CAIRO, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday that establishing a Palestinian state through the two-state solution is the only way to achieve stability, peace, prosperity and development in the region. Sisi’s remarks came during his meeting with his visiting Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas. The Egyptian president stressed Egypt’s pursuit to reach […]

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                  Jordan slams Israel for preventing restorations at Al-Aqsa Mosque

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                  AMMAN, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — Jordan on Tuesday condemned an Israeli order to stop all maintenance and restoration works in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the state-run Petra news agency reported. Jordan’s Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Al-Momani stressed that all affairs related to Al-Aqsa Mosque are under the jurisdiction of the Jerusalem Awqaf Department, […]

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                  Iran’s top leader says Jerusalem “definitely” Palestinian capital

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                  TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said here Tuesday that Jerusalem is “definitely” the capital of Palestine. The U.S. move to call Al-Quds (Jerusalem) the capital of Israel will fail eventually and “they won’t be able to implement this (decision),” Khamenei said at the 13th session of the Parliamentary Union […]

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                  Roundup: Iran urges Muslims states to prioritize Palestine issue

                  By   5 days ago

                  TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — The 13th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) kicked off here on Tuesday with the senior officials highlighting the Palestine issue. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the cause of Palestine is the foremost issue of the Muslims. The cause of Palestine […]

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                  Hamas calls for effective implementation of PLO decisions

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                  GAZA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas said Tuesday the real test of the decisions made by PLO is to enforce actual implementation on the ground. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum stressed in a press statement which was sent to Xinhua that “mechanisms should be put in place to implement the decisions of […]

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                  Lebanon urges Islamic countries to relocate embassies to Jerusalem

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                  TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — The Lebanese Parliament speaker urged on Tuesday all Islamic countries to relocate their embassies to Jerusalem, IRAN DAILY reported. “I urge all Islamic countries to relocate their embassies to the holy city of Al Quds (Jerusalem) and boycott Israeli goods,” Nabih Berri said at the 13th session of the Parliamentary […]

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