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'Terror' bomber strikes New York subway, 3 hurt

'Terror' bomber strikes New York subway, 3 hurt

NEW YORK: A 27-year-old from Bangladesh detonated a home-made pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passage during the morning rush hour on Monday (Dec 11), injuring three people and putting the city on edge just six weeks after a deadly truck attack.

Nearly 50 injured in Germany train crash

Nearly 50 injured in Germany train crash

BERLIN: At least 47 people were injured when a passenger train crashed into a freight train near the western German city of Duesseldorf on Tuesday (Dec 5), prompting a large rescue operation.

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Britain and EU fail to reach Brexit deal

Britain and EU fail to reach Brexit deal

The EU says Britain must make sufficient progress on key divorce issues to allow the opening of trade and transition talks at a summit on Dec 15.

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Brigitte Macron fetes first panda born in France

Brigitte Macron fetes first panda born in France

SAINT AIGNAN-SUR-CHER: Named "godmother" to France's first panda cub in August, French First Lady Brigitte Macron helped baptise her fluffy charge on Monday (Dec 4) in one of her most high-profile outings since her husband's election.

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Iranian teen allegedly undergoes surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie: Reports

Iranian teen allegedly undergoes surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie: Reports

SINGAPORE: An Iranian teenager has allegedly undergone surgery 50 times in her quest to look like Hollywood star Angelina Jolie. 

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Christmas market scare was blackmail, not terror: German police

Christmas market scare was blackmail, not terror: German police

BERLIN: Those responsible for a suspicious package that prompted the evacuation of the Christmas market in Potsdam were attempting blackmail, not terrorism, German authorities said on Sunday (Dec 3).

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6.0-magnitude quake causes light damage, power outages in Ecuador

6.0-magnitude quake causes light damage, power outages in Ecuador

QUITO: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook coastal Ecuador on Sunday (Dec 3), opening cracks in walls and cutting electricity in the province of Manabi, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

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13 killed after fishing boat capsizes in South Korea

13 killed after fishing boat capsizes in South Korea

SEOUL: Thirteen people were killed and two were missing after a fishing boat collided with a tanker off South Korea's west coast and capsized early Sunday (Dec 3), the country's coastguard said.

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Obama digs at Trump over climate change

Obama digs at Trump over climate change

NEW DELHI: Former US president Barack Obama launched a veiled barb at his successor Donald Trump on Friday (Dec 1), saying there is "a pause in American leadership" on climate change.

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Bali volcano burns wedding dreams, threatens economy

Bali volcano burns wedding dreams, threatens economy

JAKARTA: Australian Tiarna Thompson had her dream Bali wedding all set, but there was one thing she did not count on: a volcano threatening its first major eruption in half a century.

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Fake Paris attacks victim tried for fraud

Fake Paris attacks victim tried for fraud

VERSAILLES: A man who claimed to have survived the 2015 massacre at the Bataclan theatre in Paris, describing his brush with death in vivid detail though he was nowhere near the scene, was sentenced to six months in jail on Friday.

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UN appeals for record US$22.5b in global aid for 2018

UN appeals for record US$22.5b in global aid for 2018

GENEVA: The United Nations appealed Friday (Dec 1) for a record US$22.5 billion to provide aid in 2018 to soaring numbers of people slammed by conflicts and disasters around the world.

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Tillerson to talk transatlantic ties with EU in Brussels

Tillerson to talk transatlantic ties with EU in Brussels

BRUSSELS: Rex Tillerson will meet European Union foreign ministers in Brussels on Tuesday for talks on boosting transatlantic cooperation, the EU said, as the US secretary of state’s political future appeared to hang by a thread.

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Explosion at Japan chemical factory kills one, hurts 11

Explosion at Japan chemical factory kills one, hurts 11

TOKYO: At least one worker was killed and 11 others injured in an explosion and fire that broke out Friday (Dec 1) at a chemical factory just a few kilometres from Mount Fuji in central Japan.

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Oil producers keep output squeeze despite Russia concerns

Oil producers keep output squeeze despite Russia concerns

VIENNA: Nations that supply a majority of the world's oil agreed on Thursday (Nov 30) to keep a lid on output for all of 2018, despite Russia starting to get cold feet and tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East.

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Argentina formally ends search for submarine survivors

Argentina formally ends search for submarine survivors

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's navy on Thursday (Nov 30) formally ended its search for survivors from the San Juan submarine, two weeks after the vessel went missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew aboard.

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'Terror' bomber strikes New York subway, 3 hurt

'Terror' bomber strikes New York subway, 3 hurt

NEW YORK: A 27-year-old from Bangladesh detonated a home-made pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passage during the morning rush hour on Monday (Dec 11), injuring three people and putting the city on edge just six weeks after a deadly truck attack.

Nearly 50 injured in Germany train crash

Nearly 50 injured in Germany train crash

BERLIN: At least 47 people were injured when a passenger train crashed into a freight train near the western German city of Duesseldorf on Tuesday (Dec 5), prompting a large rescue operation.

Read more...
Britain and EU fail to reach Brexit deal

Britain and EU fail to reach Brexit deal

The EU says Britain must make sufficient progress on key divorce issues to allow the opening of trade and transition talks at a summit on Dec 15.

Read more...
Brigitte Macron fetes first panda born in France

Brigitte Macron fetes first panda born in France

SAINT AIGNAN-SUR-CHER: Named "godmother" to France's first panda cub in August, French First Lady Brigitte Macron helped baptise her fluffy charge on Monday (Dec 4) in one of her most high-profile outings since her husband's election.

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Iranian teen allegedly undergoes surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie: Reports

Iranian teen allegedly undergoes surgeries to look like Angelina Jolie: Reports

SINGAPORE: An Iranian teenager has allegedly undergone surgery 50 times in her quest to look like Hollywood star Angelina Jolie. 

Read more...
Christmas market scare was blackmail, not terror: German police

Christmas market scare was blackmail, not terror: German police

BERLIN: Those responsible for a suspicious package that prompted the evacuation of the Christmas market in Potsdam were attempting blackmail, not terrorism, German authorities said on Sunday (Dec 3).

Read more...
6.0-magnitude quake causes light damage, power outages in Ecuador

6.0-magnitude quake causes light damage, power outages in Ecuador

QUITO: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook coastal Ecuador on Sunday (Dec 3), opening cracks in walls and cutting electricity in the province of Manabi, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

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13 killed after fishing boat capsizes in South Korea

13 killed after fishing boat capsizes in South Korea

SEOUL: Thirteen people were killed and two were missing after a fishing boat collided with a tanker off South Korea's west coast and capsized early Sunday (Dec 3), the country's coastguard said.

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Obama digs at Trump over climate change

Obama digs at Trump over climate change

NEW DELHI: Former US president Barack Obama launched a veiled barb at his successor Donald Trump on Friday (Dec 1), saying there is "a pause in American leadership" on climate change.

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Bali volcano burns wedding dreams, threatens economy

Bali volcano burns wedding dreams, threatens economy

JAKARTA: Australian Tiarna Thompson had her dream Bali wedding all set, but there was one thing she did not count on: a volcano threatening its first major eruption in half a century.

Read more...
Fake Paris attacks victim tried for fraud

Fake Paris attacks victim tried for fraud

VERSAILLES: A man who claimed to have survived the 2015 massacre at the Bataclan theatre in Paris, describing his brush with death in vivid detail though he was nowhere near the scene, was sentenced to six months in jail on Friday.

Read more...
UN appeals for record US$22.5b in global aid for 2018

UN appeals for record US$22.5b in global aid for 2018

GENEVA: The United Nations appealed Friday (Dec 1) for a record US$22.5 billion to provide aid in 2018 to soaring numbers of people slammed by conflicts and disasters around the world.

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Tillerson to talk transatlantic ties with EU in Brussels

Tillerson to talk transatlantic ties with EU in Brussels

BRUSSELS: Rex Tillerson will meet European Union foreign ministers in Brussels on Tuesday for talks on boosting transatlantic cooperation, the EU said, as the US secretary of state’s political future appeared to hang by a thread.

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Explosion at Japan chemical factory kills one, hurts 11

Explosion at Japan chemical factory kills one, hurts 11

TOKYO: At least one worker was killed and 11 others injured in an explosion and fire that broke out Friday (Dec 1) at a chemical factory just a few kilometres from Mount Fuji in central Japan.

Read more...
Oil producers keep output squeeze despite Russia concerns

Oil producers keep output squeeze despite Russia concerns

VIENNA: Nations that supply a majority of the world's oil agreed on Thursday (Nov 30) to keep a lid on output for all of 2018, despite Russia starting to get cold feet and tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East.

Read more...
Argentina formally ends search for submarine survivors

Argentina formally ends search for submarine survivors

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's navy on Thursday (Nov 30) formally ended its search for survivors from the San Juan submarine, two weeks after the vessel went missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew aboard.

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