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8 found dead, 20 critical in trailer truck


ATTEMPTED HUMAN SMUGGLING IN SAN ANTONIO TEXAS: Eight people have been found dead inside a trailer truck parked outside a Walmart store in San Antonio, in the US state of Texas, police officials say. Twenty others were in critical or serious condition, with some believed to be suffering heatstroke or …

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600,000 Yemenis could contract cholera in 2017: ICRC


ADEN: More than 600,000 people are expected to contract cholera in Yemen this year, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned yesterday as the war-torn country’s healthcare system faces collapse. One in every 45 Yemenis will have contracted the disease by December as “a direct consequence of a conflict …

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Erdogan calls for swift end to Gulf dispute

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said it is not in anyone’s interest to prolong a crisis between Qatar and its neighbours, as he embarked on a two-day visit to the region. Mr Erdogan will visit Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and then Qatar as he tries to resolve the dispute. …

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UN Security Council to meet today on Jerusalem violence: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council will meet today (Monday) to discuss the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, diplomats said on Saturday. Sweden, Egypt and France requested the meeting to “urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in Jerusalem can be supported,” Sweden’s Deputy U.N. ambassador, Carl Skau, …

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Indian girl child delivers baby in school

ALLEGED RAPE BY NEIGHBOUR  NEW DELHI: A 15-year-old girl delivered a premature baby inside the washroom of a government school in North Delhi, reported Times of India. Her neighbour who had allegedly raped her repeatedly over a period of one year has been arrested, police said. The class 10 student …

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US Congress reach deal on fresh sanctions

TRUMP’S RUSSIAN CONNECTION, POWERS CLIPPED  WASHINGTON DC: Leaders of both parties in the US Congress have agreed on legislation that allows fresh sanctions to punish Russia for alleged election meddling. The new legislation would also sharply limit President Donald Trump’s ability to lift any sanctions against Russia. He has previously …

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Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus

BEIRUT: Syrian government warplanes carried out several air strikes in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus yesterday, a day after the Syrian military declared a cessation of hostilities in the area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The British-based monitoring group said Saturday had been relatively calm after …

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