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Cladding danger for 600 towers in England

Cladding danger for 600 towers in England

AN estimated 600 highrise buildings in England contain cladding similar to that used on a London tower block which caught fire, killing at least 79 people, officials said yesterday. Flames spread rapidly ...

June 23, 2017, Friday


IS blows up iconic Mosul minaret as Iraq forces close in on complex

IS blows up iconic Mosul minaret as Iraq forces close in on complex

MOSUL’S trademark leaning minaret was missing from its skyline for the first time in centuries yesterday after desperate jihadists blew it up as Iraqi forces advanced on an ancient mosque compound. Explosions ...

June 23, 2017, Friday

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S. Korean ex-president's confidante gets 3-year prison over corruption scandal

S. Korean ex-president's confidante gets 3-year prison over corruption scandal

CHOI Soon-sil, a close confidante of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye, on Friday got a three-year prison term for one of her corruption charges involving her daughter. The Seoul Central ...

June 23, 2017, Friday


Sun, sand, sculptures and stars

Sun, sand, sculptures and stars

Franco Daga of Italy works on a sculpture during the Sand Sculpture Festival “Disney Sand Magic” in Ostend, Belgium, yesterday. Forty artists painstakingly carved intricate murals along the theme of “Stars,” with some commemorating past celebrities, like Prince and David Bowie, others hailing sports icons like Mike Tyson. The 151 fleeting artworks are on display until September 4. ...

June 23, 2017, Friday


Man from Montreal arrested after knife attack at a Michigan airport

Man from Montreal arrested after knife attack at a Michigan airport

A CANADIAN from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport, and referenced people being killed overseas during an attack that’s being investigated as ...

June 23, 2017, Friday


4 arrests in raids linked to Brussels bomb bid

4 arrests in raids linked to Brussels bomb bid

POLICE in Belgium have detained four people in a series of raids in Brussels linked to the failed bombing at a rail station this week by a man shouting “Allahu akbar.” The federal prosecutor’s office ...

June 23, 2017, Friday


More Indians than Chinese by 2024

More Indians than Chinese by 2024

INDIA’S population is expected to surpass China’s in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the world’s third most populous country shortly before 2050, according ...

June 23, 2017, Friday


Flavored vaping ban in San Francisco

Flavored vaping ban in San Francisco

SAN Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure banning the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products. They say nicotine masked ...

June 23, 2017, Friday


No one wants crown: Prince Harry

No one wants crown: Prince Harry

PRINCE Harry said no one in Britain’s royal family wants to be king or queen and criticized a decision to force him to parade behind his mother Princess Diana’s coffin after her death in 1997, in an interview ...

June 23, 2017, Friday


US teen pregnancies continuing to fall

US teen pregnancies continuing to fall

TEENAGE pregnancy and birth rates in the United States extended their two and a half decades’ decline because of increased contraceptive use, according to a US government study released on yesterday. Most ...

June 23, 2017, Friday


 

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