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New Brexit turmoil as Boris Johnson sends unsigned extension letter to EU

By   /  October 20, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on New Brexit turmoil as Boris Johnson sends unsigned extension letter to EU

London, Oct. 20 (PTI): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on Sunday branded a spoilt brat by the Opposition after he sent an unsigned letter seeking a three-month extension to the October 31 deadline from the European Union (EU). The UK PM was bound by law to issue a letter seeking a delay to Brexit […]

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4 killed, 50 injured as protestors clash with police over blasphemous Fb post in B’desh

By   /  October 20, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on 4 killed, 50 injured as protestors clash with police over blasphemous Fb post in B’desh

Dhaka, Oct. 20 (PTI): At least four people were killed and 50 others injured as Bangladesh police on Sunday opened fire on hundreds of Muslims protesting against an alleged blasphemous Facebook post by a Hindu man.

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Indonesia’s popular president sworn in for 2nd term

By   /  October 20, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Indonesia’s popular president sworn in for 2nd term

Jakarta, Oct. 20 (PTI/AP): Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who rose from poverty and pledged to champion democracy, fight entrenched corruption and modernize the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, was sworn in Sunday for his second and final five-year term with a pledge to take bolder actions.

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21 dead since Turkey-Syria ceasefire

By   /  October 20, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on 21 dead since Turkey-Syria ceasefire

Damascus, Oct. 20 (IANS): Twenty civilians and Turkish soldier have been killed since a ceasefire was agreed three days ago to halt Ankara’s offensive in northeastern Syria, authorities said on Sunday. The Kurdish Red Crescent said that of the 20 civilian victims, four died in a hospital in the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain […]

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After corruption allegations, Trump says G7 summit won’t be at his resort

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Washington, Oct. 20 (PTI/AFP): US President Donald Trump has said the next G7 summit will not be at one of his own Florida golf clubs, reversing a decision that had sparked corruption accusations.

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EU pursues Brexit ratification despite delay request

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Brussels, Oct. 20 (PTI/AFP): Brussels officials on Sunday pressed on with plans to ratify the divorce deal as European leaders considered Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s reluctant request for a Brexit delay. Ambassadors and senior officials from the other 27 member states met Sunday after British MPs forced Johnson to send EU Council president Donald Tusk […]

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Democracy crowds defy Hong Kong police after activists attacked

By   /  October 20, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Democracy crowds defy Hong Kong police after activists attacked

Hong Kong, Oct. 20 (PTI/AFP): Large crowds of Hong Kongers defied a police ban and held an illegal march on Sunday, their numbers swollen by anger over the recent stabbing and beating of two pro-democracy protesters. Authorities had forbidden the march in Tsim Sha Tsui, a densely packed shopping district filled with luxury boutiques and […]

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British MPs vote for Brexit delay in historic ‘Super Saturday’ Parliament session

By   /  October 19, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on British MPs vote for Brexit delay in historic ‘Super Saturday’ Parliament session

London, Oct. 19 (PTI): In a historic weekend Parliament session, the first in 37 years, British MPs on Saturday voted to back a motion that delays the vote on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal struck with the European Union (EU). In a setback to Johnson, the 322 versus 306 vote on an important […]

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Thousands hit London streets in ‘final say’ Brexit protest

By   /  October 19, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Thousands hit London streets in ‘final say’ Brexit protest

London, Oct. 19 (IANS): Tens of thousands of people were marching through central London on Saturday to demand a “final say” vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal. Organisers of the “People’s Vote” campaign said they wanted to ascertain whether new Brexit terms by Johnson were good for the UK, the BBC reported. […]

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Villagers search for bodies after 70 killed in Afghan mosque blast

By   /  October 19, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Villagers search for bodies after 70 killed in Afghan mosque blast

Jalalabad (Afghanistan), Oct. 19 (PTI/AFP): Villagers searched for the bodies of their loved ones on Saturday in the rubble of a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that collapsed in a blast during Friday prayers, killing 70 people including dozens of children, officials said. The attack — the country’s second most deadly this year — took place […]

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