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Two dead in Marseille train station knife attack


MARSEILLE: A man armed with a knife killed two people at the main train station in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille, France on Sunday before being shot by soldiers patrolling there, local officials said. “Two victims have been stabbed to death,” regional police chief Olivier de Mazieres said, referring …

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Saudi King Salman to visit Russia


MOSCOW: King Salman of Saudi Arabia will visit Russia on Thursday, senior Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov was quoted by the TASS news agency as saying. “We are awaiting the king’s visit on Thursday,” Ushakov said yesterday, without elaborating. The visit comes a month before members of the OPEC oil cartel, …

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3 Americans win Nobel medicine prize for body rhythm work


STOCKHOLM: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three Americans on Monday for discoveries about the body’s daily rhythms. The laureates are Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young. Rosbash is on the faculty at Brandeis University, Young at Rockefeller University and Hall has been …

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Palestinian PM in Gaza for major reconciliation effort


GAZA: The Palestinian prime minister led a delegation from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip yesterday for talks with Hamas in the most ambitious attempt to reconcile the rival political factions since the militant group seized control of the seaside territory over a decade ago. Rami Hamdallah began his …

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22 dead in Mumbai commuter stampede


MUMBAI: A commuter stampede on a Mumbai railway bridge during the morning rush hour yesterday killed at least 22 people, officials said. Dozens of people took shelter on the bridge during a sudden monsoon downpour and the deadly crush started as they emerged all at once, Indian Railways spokesman Anil …

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Britain to protect Europe: PM May


TAPA: Britain will remain “unconditionally committed” to protecting Europe after it has left the European Union (EU), Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday, citing the need to come together in the face of threats from Russia. “When a nation like Russia deliberately violates the rules-based international order that we have …

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Trump lifts barriers to Puerto Rico hurricane aide


AFTER CRITICISM OVER SLOW RESPONSE  NEW YORK: President Donald Trump eased shipping restrictions on storm-battered Puerto Rico yesterday, as he faced sharp criticism for the painfully slow response to Hurricane Maria. A week after the Category Four storm struck, the White House said Trump had made it easier for fuel …

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