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Migrant numbers spike in Hungary, Austria

Migrant numbers spike in Hungary, Austria

AFP, RÖSZKE, Hungary: EU member Hungary recorded yesterday a new record number of migrants entering the country with 3,321 refugees crossing the…

IS uses images of drowned toddler to warn refugees

AFP, BEIRUT: The jihadist Islamic State group has used the shocking image of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi to warn refugees against trying to flee to the West, calling it a “major sin”. Three-year-old Aylan’s body was photographed lying in the sand in Bodrum, Turkey after he drowned…

India calls in Saudi ambassador over rape case

AFP, NEW DELHI: India called in the Saudi ambassador yesterday to seek his cooperation with an investigation into allegations one of his diplomats repeatedly raped two Nepalese women, a foreign ministry spokesman said. The women, aged 30 and 50, have filed complaints with police alleging the diplomat…

UK Labours leadership vote closes

AFP, LONDON: Voting ends yesterday in the leadership contest for Britain’s main opposition Labour party after a campaign dominated by the shock popularity of radical left candidate Jeremy Corbyn, who looks set to win. Corbyn was attracting 53 per cent support from those intending to vote, according…

China aims to land probe on dark side of the moon

AFP, BEIJING: China is planning to land a lunar probe on the far side of the moon, state media reported, the latest step for Beijing’s ambitious space programme. The mission will be launched before 2020 and aims to land a probe on a part of the moon never visible from earth, the official Xinhua…

Floods spark evacuations as Japan is deluged

AFP, OYAMA, Japan: Tens of thousands of people were ordered to flee homes across Japan on Thursday as heavy rain pounded the country, sending radiation-tainted waters into the ocean at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Waist-high floods in some areas left rescuers scrambling to pluck people to safety…

Myanmars Suu Kyi begins election bid with first rally

AFP, LOIKAW, Myanmar: Thousands thronged to see Aung San Suu Kyi’s first rally yesterday as the Myanmar opposition leader launched her bid for historic November elections by touring a remote eastern region seen as a stronghold of the ruling party. Suu Kyi urged voters to think of future generations…

N Ireland government faces collapse in IRA row

AFP, BELFAST: Northern Ireland’s first minister threatened to resign on Thursday over alleged Irish Republican Army (IRA) activity, in a political crisis that could roll back progress made since the end of the conflict. Peter Robinson said he and fellow ministers from the pro-British Democratic…

Qaeda in Syria killed at least 56 troops

AFP, BEIRUT: Militants led by Al-Qaeda in Syria killed at least 56 soldiers, some execution-style, when they overran the regime’s last base in Idlib province under the cover of a sandstorm, a monitor said Thursday. Dozens of others were either taken prisoner or went missing when the Al-Nusra Front…
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