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Oil tanker bound for Syria seized in Gibraltar

IANS       London A supertanker suspected of carrying crude oil to Syria has been seized by Gibraltar for acting in violation of EU sanctions, the territory’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said on Thursday. British Royal Marines, along with Gibraltar port and law enforcement agencies, seized the oil tanker — Grace 1 — which was carrying crude oil to the Baniyas Refinery …

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Ex-Philippine First Lady’s children apologise after guests fell ill at party

IANS Manila The children of Imelda Marcos apologised on Thursday for the food poisoning suffered by over 450 guests after they attended a celebration to mark the former Philippines First Lady’s 90th birthday. “My mom and our entire family are helping everyone who were affected get proper care. We are making sure that they are all okay,” Imelda’s daughter Imee …

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China, UK in war of words over protests in Hong Kong

PTI Beijing China on Wednesday lodged a diplomatic protest with the UK over Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s remarks on the unprecedented pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, asserting that he was basking in the glory of “faded British colonialism” and “obsessed” with lecturing others.  UK Foreign Secretary Hunt has been expressing strong support to the demonstrators in the former British colony …

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Movie on Sikh’s struggle to follow his faith bags award in US

PTI Washington A short film based on the real-life of an eminent Indian-American Sikh, whose campaign forced the US authorities to change their policy towards turban, has won ‘Short of the Year’ award at a prestigious film festival that showcases independent films from around the world. Directed by Jenna Ruiz, the movie titled SINGH was chosen among 100 films submitted …

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Young scientists concerned about ‘brain drain’

PTI Lindau (Germany) As a large number of qualified Indians continue to go abroad for better opportunities, the country’s generation-next scientists have urged the government to take immediate steps to stop this ‘brain drain’. Scientists also said that increasing funding for research could help curb this phenomenon and hoped that the Narendra Modi government’s budget on Friday will take steps …

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Israel apologises for putting Gandhi’s image

PTI Jerusalem An Israeli company that stoked controversy by putting the image of Mahatma Gandhi on its liquor bottles to commemorate Israel’s 71st independence Day on Wednesday apologised to the people and the Government of India for “hurting” their sentiments. Rajya Sabha members on Tuesday expressed concern over picture of the Father of the Nation on liquor bottles of the …

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Indian among 9 injured in Yemeni rebels attack on Saudi airport

China slams US, UK, EU for backing ‘ultra-radicals’ in Hong Kong PTI Riyadh An Indian national was among nine people injured in an attack by Yemeni rebels on Abha international airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, a spokesperson of the Saudi-led military coalition said. “A terrorist attack at Abha International Airport…Led to the injury of 9 civilians – eight …

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India to contribute US $5 million to UN Palestine refugee agency

PTI United Nations India has pledged to contribute US$ 5 million in 2019 to the UN Palestine refugee agency, even as it voiced concern over the agency’s difficult financial situation due to voluntary contributions from a limited donor base and called for ensuring sustained fiscal support for its work. India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu …

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China slams US, UK, EU for backing ‘ultra-radicals’ in Hong Kong

PTI Beijing China on Tuesday warned the US, the UK and the EU against sending any “misleading signals” to the “ultra-radicals” who violently attacked the legislature in Hong Kong, saying Beijing strongly opposes their “gross interference” in the country’s internal affairs. A group of protestors on Monday broke through the Legislative Council (LegCo) building in Hong Kong and occupied it …

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Dawood’s Pak aide in UK opposes US extradition

PTI London Dawood Ibrahim’s top Pakistani aide, who is lodged in a UK jail awaiting extradition to the US, is suffering from depression and has made at least three suicide attempts in the past, making him unfit for deportation, his lawyers told a British court. Jabir Moti, 51, who was arrested by Scotland Yard last year, appeared before the Westminster …

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