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German runaway girl who converted to Islam found in Iraq

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BERLIN: A German girl who ran away from home shortly after converting to Islam has been found in Iraq, prosecutors said Saturday. The 16-year-old girl, identified only as Linda W in line with German privacy laws, is getting consular assistance from the German Embassy in Iraq, said prosecutor Lorenz Haase from the eastern German city of Dresden. Haase wouldn’t confirm ...

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‘Aapka swagat hai mere dost’, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes Modi

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived at the Ben Gurion airport on a three-day visit to Israel, where he will have a dinner date with PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Modi is the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel. Ahead of Modi’s visit, Israel supported India “hook, line and sinker” on the issue of terrorism emanating from Pakistan ...

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Donald Trump and Narendra Modi warn Pakistan over terror ‘launches’

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US President Donald Trump and Indian PM Narendra Modi have urged Pakistan to ensure its territory is not used to launch terror attacks. They issued their call in a statement released by the White House shortly after the two met in Washington DC. It comes after attacks in recent years on Indian soil which Delhi claims were conducted by Pakistan-based ...

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Omran, ‘real face’ of Syrian conflict, appears in Russian event

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ENEVA: Russia fought back on Wednesday against what it called “fake news” surrounding the battle for Aleppo, hosting a UN event with a video appearance by the boy whose blood-streaked face became a symbol of the conflict. The August 2016 footage of the young Omran Daqneesh, shell-shocked and covered in dust while sitting in an ambulance after an air strike, ...

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Rescuers battle to reach victims of deadly Bangladesh landslides

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CHITTAGONG: Rescue workers battled on Wednesday to reach victims of landslides, described as the worst in Bangladesh’s history, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 152. Villagers in some of the worst-hit areas used shovels to try to dig bodies out of the mud that engulfed their settlements as they slept. Authorities say hundreds of homes were buried ...

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London fire death toll reaches 17

London fire death toll reaches 17

LONDON: London firefighters, traumatised by the devastation they witnessed in a high-rise apartment blaze that killed at least 17 people, worked Thursday to make the building safe so they could continue the search for more victims. Entire families are missing, and the death toll is certain to rise after flames tore through the 120-unit Grenfell Tower in the early hours ...

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Fire engulfs tower block in west London

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LONDON: A massive fire ripped through a 27-storey apartment block in west London before dawn Wednesday, causing dozens of casualties and trapping residents inside. Rescue services, giving an early toll, said 30 people had been hospitalised, and eyewitnesses said they had seen others fall or jump from the stricken building. Flames ravaged the tower, lighting up the pre-dawn west London ...

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Indian Prime Minister Modi to meet with Trump in Washington

PM Modi will meet president Trump on June 26 to discuss bilateral relations

DELHI: India announced Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Washington later this month for his first meeting with President Donald Trump. The External Affairs Ministry said Modi will meet Trump on June 26 to discuss bilateral relations. Ties between the two countries prospered under former US President Barack Obama, when India was seen as a partner to balance ...

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Exciting times in the UK

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LONDON: A last-minute election called, thrilling campaigning and a hung parliament at the end. Theresa May thought she could increase her majority prior to starting the EU Brexit negotiations and so, despite denying it several times, she called a general election. The campaign started with the Conservative Party (right-wing) well in front in the polls, but Labour’s leader Jeremy Corbyn ...

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Shock UK election leaves PM May hanging by a thread as voters deny Tory majority

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LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting to hold on to her job on Friday as British voters dealt her a punishing blow, denying her the stronger mandate she had sought to conduct Brexit talks and instead weakening her party’s grip on power. With no clear winner emerging from Thursday’s parliamentary election, a wounded May signalled she would fight on, ...

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