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Woman driver remains in custody over Dubai crash that killed four

Woman driver remains in custody over Dubai crash that killed four

Aug 05, Dubai: A Jordanian woman remains in custody pending further investigations into Thursday’s accident that killed four members of a Yemeni family, including a nine-month-old infant, on Shaikh Zayed Road. Dubai Traffic Public Prosecution (TPP) has ordered that the woman, in her 30s, be provisionally detained in police custody after the accident that occurred […]

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One dead, 11 hurt as car turns LA seaside into chaos

One dead, 11 hurt as car turns LA seaside into chaos

Aug 04, Los Angeles: Security video shows the man parking his black car alongside the seaside boardwalk as the sun sank, surveying the idyllic scene for several minutes before getting back into the car and speeding into the crowd. It shows hundreds of people walking lazily or sitting at cafes before the black car suddenly […]

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Iran’s new president Rohani takes offices as economy remains a concern

Iran’s new president Rohani takes offices as economy remains a concern

Aug 04, – Rohani formally took office on Saturday at a ceremony in which he received the endorsement of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who retains the final say on all strategic issues, including the nuclear talks. Iran’s new President Hassan Rohani was set to take the oath before parliament on Sunday a day after […]

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Efimova swims world record in morning heats

Efimova swims world record in morning heats

Aug 03, BARCELONA, Spain — Hardy qualified second in 29.99, and 100 breaststroke world record holder Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania advanced third in 30.07. Efimova won gold in the 200 breaststroke Friday after taking silver in the 100. She treated the 50 lightly, as it’s not an Olympic event. Worn out from her gold medal […]

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Zimbabwe MDC Opposition Calls For Political Boycott

Zimbabwe MDC Opposition Calls For Political Boycott

Aug 03, – A leading Zimbabwe opposition figure has called for a campaign of “passive resistance” after election results showed President Robert Mugabe’s party had won a large majority in parliament. Roy Bennett, treasurer of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), said people should force Mr Mugabe’s Zanu-PF to “rule by themselves”. The MDC has […]

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Mass hot air balloon launch in France soars past record

Mass hot air balloon launch in France soars past record

Aug 02, PARIS — A hot air balloon festival at a former NATO airfield in eastern France broke two records in as many days this week — first by sending up 408 piloted balloons in an hour, then by lining up 391 balloons on the runways and sending them up together. The sound of hundreds […]

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New York woman is killed in 17-storey fall from balcony

New York woman is killed in 17-storey fall from balcony

Aug 02, New York: Jennifer Rosoff was shortly before 1 a.m. on Thursday, retiring to her 17th-floor balcony in Midtown with a man she had just met for a first date. As they talked, she casually hoisted herself atop the wide metal railing, cigarette in hand. It was the kind of temperate summer night that draws […]

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UN: Iraq Death Toll For July Surpasses 1,000

UN: Iraq Death Toll For July Surpasses 1,000

Aug 01, BAGHDAD — More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July, the highest monthly death toll in five years, the U.N. said Thursday, a grim figure that shows rapidly deteriorating security as sectarian tensions soar nearly two years after U.S. troops withdrew from the country. Violence has been on the rise all […]

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Boat carrying illegal immigrants sinks off Turkey, 24 dead

Boat carrying illegal immigrants sinks off Turkey, 24 dead

Aug 01, – At least 24 people drowned early Wednesday after a boat carrying illegal immigrants trying to reach Europe capsized off western Turkey, local media reported. The boat’s captain told the coastguard at 2am local time (2300 GMT): “We are sinking. There are 30 people in the boat,” before contact was cut off, according […]

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Oil spill hits Thailand Tourist Island

Oil spill hits Thailand Tourist Island

July 29, – Oil from a pipeline leak has reached a national park in Thailand. Some visitors were cutting short their holidays on the island, which is a popular destination for weekend breaks for Bangkok residents. Villagers, navy personnel and national park officials battled to clean up the oil, which reached the popular tourist island […]

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