UK-bound flight evacuated in Egypt as smoke fills cabin

News Room : July 21, 2017 8:02 am

DUBAI: British holidaymakers took to Twitter to share harrowing images of the moment they were evacuated off a Thomas Cook plane in Egypt when smoke began pouring out from underneath a passenger’s seat on Wednesday. Flight MT519 was due to take off from the Red Sea town of Hurghada to London Gatwick at 1.40 a.m. more »
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German court orders Syrian Muslim woman to remove veil ‘or face prosecution’

News Room : July 21, 2017 8:00 am

A German judge has ordered a Muslim woman to remove her headscarf while appearing in court, or face prosecution The unnamed Syrian woman’s lawyer, Najat Abokal, told The Independent the order was made during divorce proceedings, by the judge who said “religiously motivated” clothing was banned. In a letter the woman was told that she more »
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For many African girls, menstruation means humiliation

News Room : July 21, 2017 8:00 am

WAKISO, Uganda: Some menstruating schoolgirls were locked in dormitories while their peers were in class. To avoid the humiliation, others stayed home. As more girls skipped class because they could not afford sanitary pads, authorities at a government-backed school outside Uganda’s capital, Kampala, were forced to do what few have done: Provide free sanitary pads. more »
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India ready for talks with China on border standoff

News Room : July 21, 2017 7:59 am

NEW DELHI: India said that it is ready to hold talks with China if both sides pull back their forces to end a standoff along a disputed territory high in the Himalayan Mountains. Tensions flared last month in the southernmost part of Tibet in an area also claimed by Indian ally Bhutan, after Chinese teams more »
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EU’s Barnier urges ‘clarity’ in Brexit talks

News Room : July 21, 2017 7:58 am

BRUSSELS: The EU’s Brexit negotiator called on Britain to give more clarity on key issues including its exit bill and the rights of citizens after the second round of talks wrapped up in Brussels. Michel Barnier said “fundamental” differences had emerged during this week’s negotiations with British counterpart David Davis. “We require this clarification on more »
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Venezuela strike erupts into violence leaving 2 dead

News Room : July 21, 2017 7:57 am

CARACAS, Venezuela: A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan’s capital before erupting into sporadic violence that left at least two young men dead. President Nicolas Maduro pledged to forge ahead with reshaping Venezuela’s government despite the protests and a US threat to levy economic sanctions if he continued. more »
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Brazilian judge seizes $2.8 million in Silva’s pension funds

News Room : July 21, 2017 7:56 am

SAO PAULO: A judge in Brazil has ordered the seizure of more than $2.8 million in pension funds from former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in connection with his corruption conviction. The funds were in one of Silva’s individual accounts and in another linked to his company LILS, which administers assets from his lectures, more »
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Quake damages buildings on Greek island; 2 killed, 120 hurt

News Room : July 21, 2017 7:55 am

KOS, Greece: A powerful earthquake shook the Greek island of Kos early Friday morning, damaging several buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries, authorities said. The 6.5-magnitude quake rattled Turkey’s Aegean coast as well, but Kos was nearest to the epicenter and appeared to be the more »
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Mauritius-bound Emirates A380 in midair ‘near miss’ incident

News Room : July 20, 2017 7:11 am

An Emirates Airbus A380 was involved in a midair near miss with another aircraft forcing the pilots to take evasive action on Friday, the Aviation Herald has reported. The Emirates aircraft, which can carry up to 615 passengers, was flying from Dubai to Mauritius, and had been given clearance to descend to 38,000 feet by more »
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EU closer to sanctions on Poland over changes in judiciary

News Room : July 20, 2017 7:10 am

WARSAW, Poland: The EU is coming closer to imposing sanctions on Poland for the government’s attempt to take control over the judiciary, a senior official warned Wednesday, but he said the bloc was still open to dialogue. European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans spoke in Brussels, shortly after Poland’s lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to send a more »
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