Israel recalls UNESCO ambassador in protest at Jerusalem resolutions

News Room : October 27, 2016 6:45 am
JERUSALEM: Israel has recalled its ambassador to UNESCO for consultations after the UN culture body adopted a second resolution in two weeks that Israeli leaders said ignored Judaism’s connection with one of Jerusalem’s holiest sites. According to a text provided by Palestinian officials, the resolution adopted by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Paris refers to more »
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Venezuela faces political stalemate

News Room : October 27, 2016 6:44 am
CARACAS: Opposition supporters headed to rallies around Venezuela against unpopular socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom they accuse of turning into a dictator by preventing a plebiscite to remove him. The oil-rich South American country is in the throes of a punishing recession that has many poor families skipping meals or surviving on starches amid scarce more »
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Hong Kong murder accused Jutting ‘deeply addicted to cocaine’

News Room : October 27, 2016 6:44 am
HONG KONG: British banker Rurik Jutting who is accused of murdering two Indonesian women in his upscale Hong Kong apartment was a cocaine addict who had developed drug-induced fantasies, a court heard Wednesday. The 31-year-old Cambridge graduate and former securities trader for Bank of America-Merrill Lynch has pleaded “not guilty” to two murder charges, on more »
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Gambia joins queue to quit ICC

News Room : October 27, 2016 6:42 am
DAKAR: The Gambia has become the latest African nation to announce its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, accusing the war crimes tribunal of “persecuting” Africans. The shock move announced late Tuesday was condemned by rights groups as a “drastic blow” for victims of serious crimes across the world. Banjul’s decision follows similar action by more »
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Buhari wants to borrow $30bn

News Room : October 27, 2016 6:41 am
ABUJA: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has requested lawmakers to approve a plan to obtain $30 billion in foreign loans to finance key projects and plug budget deficits in the next three years. Buhari sent a letter which was read on the floor of the House of Representatives in Abuja on Tuesday urging lawmakers to approve more »
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Fire breaks out in Calais ‘Jungle’ camp as demolition ramps up

News Room : October 27, 2016 6:40 am
CALAIS, France: Fresh fires broke out Wednesday in the “Jungle” on the second day of operations to dismantle the squalid migrant camp in northern France, sending people fleeing with their meagre belongings. Huge clouds of black smoke billowed over the sprawling settlement near the port city of Calais, which the French authorities said they expect more »
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‘Safety audit was conducted recently’ at deadly Aussie park

News Room : October 27, 2016 6:38 am
SYDNEY: A water ride that killed four people at an Australian amusement park in one of the world’s deadliest theme park accidents had completed an annual safety inspection less than a month ago, the park’s owner said on Wednesday. Police were examining the Thunder River Rapids Ride at Dreamworld, near Gold Coast in Queensland state, more »
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25 migrants dead in rubber boat in the Mediterranean

News Room : October 27, 2016 6:37 am
ROME: Twenty-five migrants were found dead in the bottom of a rubber boat in the Mediterranean, aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Wednesday, as sea deaths look set to break last year’s record. Rescuers found the dead, who had apparently suffocated after inhaling fuel, in a packed boat 26 miles from the coast more »
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