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Dorian slams Bahamas with record-setting force, eyes Florida

AP Mclean’s Town Cay In a slow, relentless advance, a catastrophic Hurricane Dorian kept pounding at the northern Bahamas early Monday, as one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded left wrecked homes, shredded roofs, tumbled cars and toppled power poles in its wake. The storm’s top sustained winds decreased slightly to 165 mph (270 kph) as its westward movement …

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South Asian Speakers’ Summit overlooks Pakistan’s claims on Kashmir

PTI Male A day after India thwarted an attempt by Pakistan to raise the Kashmir issue during the South Asian Speakers’ Summit in the Maldives, the Male declaration adopted by the meeting on Monday overlooked all assertions made by Islamabad on the issue. India and Pakistan had a heated exchange during summit on Sunday held in the Maldivian Parliament – …

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Pak to grant consular access to Kulbhushan today

Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday said it will grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is on death row in the country, on Monday “in line with the ICJ judgment”. The announcement came nearly six months after a meeting between Indian officials and Jadhav did not materialise amid differences between New Delhi and Islamabad on the terms of consular access to …

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Yemeni officials: Saudi-led airstrikes kill dozens in prison

Sanaa: Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s rebels hit a detention center in the southwestern province of Dhamar on Sunday, killing at least 60 people, officials and the rebels’ health ministry said. The officials said the airstrikes targeted a university in the city of Dhamar, which the rebels, known as Houthis, use as a detention center. Dhamar is located …

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2 cops injured in ISIS attack targeting Bangladesh minister in Dhaka

Dhaka: A Bangladesh minister escaped an assassination bid when a blast carried out by the Islamic State militants missed his car and hit his security team, injuring two policemen in Dhaka, a media report said on Sunday. The bomb was thrown from the footbridge at the Science Lab intersection on Saturday night when Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives minister …

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Trump nominates Indian-American attorney to federal judge

Washington: President Donald Trump has nominated prominent Indian-American attorney Shireen Mathews as a judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of California. If confirmed, Matthews will be the first Asian Pacific American woman and first Indian-American to serve as an Article III federal judge in the Southern District, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) said. Article …

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Iran’s Rouhani warns Macron of looming nuclear step

Tehran: President Hassan Rouhani spoke with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, warning him Iran would take the next step in reducing its nuclear commitments unless Europe lives up to its own undertakings. Tensions have spiked in the Gulf since May last year when President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers — known …

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Hong Kong reels from worst clashes in months as protesters battle police

Hong Kong: Hong Kong was reeling Sunday from some of the worst clashes to rock the city in months after hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurled petrol bombs at police who fired tear gas and deployed water cannon, before making mass arrests inside train stations. Police had banned a planned demonstration in the financial hub on security grounds, but tens of thousands …

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North Korea berates Pompeo, says hopes for talks fading

AP Seoul A senior North Korean diplomat on Saturday berated US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his comments describing North Korean behaviour as “rogue” and said Pyongyang’s hopes for talks with Washington are fading. In a statement carried by state media, North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said Pompeo’s “thoughtless” comments increased North Korean people’s animosity …

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North Korea berates Pompeo, says hopes for talks fading

AP Seoul A senior North Korean diplomat on Saturday berated US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over his comments describing North Korean behaviour as “rogue” and said Pyongyang’s hopes for talks with Washington are fading. In a statement carried by state media, North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said Pompeo’s “thoughtless” comments increased North Korean people’s animosity …

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