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Tag Archives: BBC

Afghan President has worst job on Earth: Ghani

  Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that he has the “worst job on Earth” and did not deny that it had been a difficult three years since he took office in September 2014. “This is the worst job on Earth,” the President said in an exclusive BBC interview. “We were like 12-year-olds taking on…

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Travel ban: People denied entry to US can reapply

  Washington: People denied entry to the US under President Donald Trump’s first travel ban can now reapply for visas following a legal settlement reached in a federal court. The US government will now contact individuals turned away at borders as a result of the executive order that came into force on January 27, BBC reported…

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Spanish police stop second attack, kill five terrorists

  Madrid: Spanish police said they have stopped a second attempted terror attack on Friday after an earlier one in Barcelona. They killed five persons in Cambrils town to foil the attack. Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police force, killed four out of the five attackers on the spot, a BBC report said. This was after they…

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US notifies UN of Paris climate deal pullout

  Washington: The Donald Trump administration has issued its first written notification that the US intends to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, a media report said on Saturday. However, in the notice to the UN on Friday the US State Department said Washington would remain in the talks process, the BBC reported. “Today, the…

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US sanctions are ‘trade war’ on Russia: Medvedev

  Moscow Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a “full-scale trade war” against Moscow and the administration demonstrated complete impotence in the most humiliating manner, the media reported. Writing on his Facebook page on Wednesday, Medvedev said the sanctions package “ends hopes for improving our…

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Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors after cabinet vote

  Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet on Tuesday voted to remove metal detectors from a holy site in Jerusalem and will use less obtrusive surveillance instead. Tensions rose after two Israeli policemen were killed on July 14 at the site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, reports…

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Tennis legend Boris Becker declared bankrupt

  London: Three-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a court in London. The 49-year-old owed a firm of private bankers a large sum and the court registrar said there was not enough credible evidence that he could pay, BBC reported on Wednesday. Becker’s lawyers asked for a final chance to pay…

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Republicans win key US congressional election

  Washington, June 21 The Republicans have won a closely contested US Congressional election in Georgia, seen by many as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency, a media report said. Karen Handel retained the Atlanta seat for the Republicans with 53 per cent of the vote, against 47 for her Democratic rival Jon Ossoff, the BBC…

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Record 65.6 mn people displaced worldwide, says UN

  United Nations: A record 65.6 million people are either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced across the globe, the UN refugee agency said on Monday. The estimated figure for the end of 2016 is an increase of 300,000 on 2015, according to its annual report. It is a smaller increase than 2014-15, when the figure…

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