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Life of Spanish spy Ali Bey who posed as Arab prince set for cinema

News Room : May 30, 2017 7:24 am

RABAT: Adventurer, Orientalist, spy: The story of Spanish explorer Ali Bey Al-Abbassi is to be told on the silver screen for the first time, two centuries after his death. Born in Catalonia in 1767, Domingo Badia y Leblich posed as an exiled Arab prince and became one of the first Europeans to set foot in more »
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Yemen cholera death toll rises

News Room : May 30, 2017 7:22 am

GENEVA/DUBAI: The number of people who have died in a cholera epidemic affecting Yemen has risen to at least 471, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures released. But the latest WHO bulletin covering the period from April 27, said that there was a “significant decrease” in the daily average number of cases recorded in more »
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Outrage as calf killed in protest over India slaughter ban

News Room : May 30, 2017 7:20 am

NEW DELHI: The youth wing of India’s main opposition Congress Party caused outrage after killing a calf in public to protest against a controversial ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter. Members of the Youth Congress were filmed slaughtering the animal — officials refused to say if it was a cow or an ox more »
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Former Greek PM Mitsotakis, early austerity champion, dies aged 98

News Room : May 30, 2017 7:18 am

ATHENS: Former Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis, an early proponent of austerity cuts that Greece eventually had to adopt during the economic crisis, died Monday aged 98, his family said. A patriarch of one of Greece’s most influential political families, Mitsotakis quit politics in 2004, aged 85, after serving as the country’s longest-serving parliamentarian. “He more »
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Putin rejects allegations that Russia meddled in foreign elections

News Room : May 30, 2017 7:16 am

VERSAILLES, France: Russian President Vladimir Putin, who held his first meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron said there was nothing to discuss about allegations of Moscow’s meddling in foreign elections, and that Macron had not raised this issue. By meeting Macron’s presidential election rival Marine Le Pen in Moscow in March, the Kremlin did not more »
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Nearly 300,000 evacuated as cyclone approaches Bangladesh

News Room : May 30, 2017 7:15 am

DHAKA: Bangladesh has evacuated nearly 300,000 people as Cyclone Mora barreled toward its southeastern coast at speeds of more than 85 kilometers (53 miles) per hour, officials said Monday. The cyclonic storm was 385 kilometers from the port city of Chittagong and likely to make landfall early Tuesday, meteorologists said. Evacuation efforts were ongoing, with more »
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Macron vows reprisals if chemical weapons used in Syria

News Room : May 30, 2017 7:12 am

VERSAILLES: France would respond immediately to any use of chemical weapons in Syria, French President Emmanuel Macron said while urging a stepped-up “partnership” with Moscow in fighting Daesh in the country. “A very clear red line exists on our side, the use of chemical weapons by whomever,” Macron said at a joint news conference in more »
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Trudeau seeks papal apology over Canada school abuse

News Room : May 30, 2017 7:08 am

ROME: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Pope Francis to visit Canada to apologize to indigenous peoples for the Catholic Church’s treatment of aboriginal children in schools it ran there. Starting in the late 19th century, about 30 percent of children of Canada’s native peoples, or about 150,000 children, were placed in what were known more »
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