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15/09/2019

Flash floods in Spain kill 5

Lisbon: At least five people have died and 3,500 have been evacuated from their homes after flash floods struck south-eastern Spain.Rivers burst their banks as some areas of Valencia, Murcia and eastern Andalucía saw the heaviest rainfall on record.Vehicles were swept away by rushing flood waters, causing at least three deaths.One man was killed after getting stuck inside a flooded motorway tunnel. Another man was found dead in the village of Redovan in Valencia after leaving his home on foot earlier on Friday, according to reports.Torrential rain caused chaos on roads and public transport with two airports in Murcia and...
15/09/2019

I consider myself a proud feminist: UN Sec Gen Antonio Guterres

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres considers himself to be a ‘proud feminist’, while speaking at an address to the United Nations General Assembly.He said: “Discrimination against women damages communities, organizations, companies, economies and societies. This is why all men should support women’s rights and gender equality, and that is why I consider myself a proud feminist”
15/09/2019

44 bodies found in well in Mexico

Mexico City: Forensic scientists in Mexico have managed to identify 44 bodies buried in a well in the state of Jalisco.Discovered just outside the city of Guadalajara, the human remains were hidden in 119 black bags.The remains were discovered earlier in September when local residents started complaining about the smell.Jalisco is the heartland of one of Mexico's most violent drug gangs and this is the second major find of bodies in the state this year. The vast majority of the bodies were cut up, so authorities had to piece together different parts in order to identify them.Many body parts still...

14/09/2019

Ex-Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to be buried in Harare

Nairobi: African heads of state and envoys are gathering to attend a state funeral for Zimbabwe’s founding president, Robert Mugabe, whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains.The service and viewing of the body of Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore at 95, will be at the National Sports Stadium in the capital, Harare, and comes following the announcement by the Mugabe family and Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa, that his burial will be postponed until a new edifice for his body can be constructed at the National...
14/09/2019

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under fire for presenting Indian PM with award

New Delhi: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is facing a barrage of criticism from prominent lawyers, human rights activists and philanthropists after it announced that it would honour India’s prime minister with an award later this month.The Global Goalkeeper award recognises Narendra Modi’s flagship Clean India programme, through which the government has built millions of toilets and publicised the benefits of sanitation and hygiene.The award comes amid growing criticism of the disenfranchisement, detention and deportation of Muslims in Assam and Kashmir. Alleged human rights violations in the two states under the governing Bharatiya Janata party have made front pages...
14/09/2019

Germany planning international conference to discuss future of Libya

Berlin: Germany is planning to hold a UN-backed international conference on the future of Libya in an attempt to force the many regional actors to stop funding and arming the country’s warring sides.The UN has admitted its strengthened arms embargo on the country has been totally ignored by a range of countries, including Turkey.The UN special envoy, Ghassan Salamé, has come to the view that unless an international spotlight is thrown on the role of the many regional actors, the war will continue indefinably, possibly turning the country into a new Syria.Speaking in Berlin on Thursday, Heiko Maas, the German...

14/09/2019

Saudi Arabia says fires at Aramco sites ‘under control'

Riyadh: Drone attacks caused fires at two major facilities run by Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant.Citing an interior ministry spokesperson, the official Saudi Press Agency said on Saturday the blazes at the facilities in Abqaiq - home to the company's largest oil processing plant - and Khurais were under control."At 04.00 am (local time) the industrial security teams of Aramco started dealing with fires at two of its facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais as a result of ... drones," it said.The ministry did not identify the source of the attack and said investigations were ongoing. It did not...
14/09/2019

UAE FNC candidate apologises for plagiarising Omani candidate video

Abu Dhabi: A female candidate for the Federal National Council in the UAE apologised for plagiarising the campaign message of an Omani woman running for office.Dr Sheikha Al Shehhi, who is standing for election in Ras Al Khaimah, spoke out after it was discovered that a video post she released on Friday had verbatim sections of a statement used by an Omani candidate, Basma Mubarak.Dr Al Shehhi said she had no intention to replicate the Omani candidate's words, stating a mistake had been made by her campaign team.She issued an apology to the "fraternal Omani nation" on Twitter, praising Mubarak...
14/09/2019

US government widens anti-trust investigations into Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook

Seattle: The US government’s investigations into big tech widened on Friday as lawmakers announced they were seeking internal documents from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple.Letters went out to the four companies on Friday from the leaders of the House judiciary committee and its subcommittee on antitrust, which has been conducting a sweeping antitrust investigation of the companies and their effect on competition and consumers.Among the dozens of executives named in the requests are Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Apple chief executive Tim Cook, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt.Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat,...

14/09/2019

Dozens arrested for climate change protests in Australia

Canberra: Climate protesters have blockaded a bridge in central Melbourne with police moving in and arresting multiple people.Organisers from the Extinction Rebellion movement promised to shut down the Princes Bridge near Flinders Street station from midday.More than 300 activists descended upon the bridge to call for action around the climate emergency.“The seriousness of the global climate crisis demands mass non-violent, disruptive action to get the kind of urgent change we need if we want to avoid catastrophe,” spokeswoman Miriam Robinson said. “We know this type of action is inconvenient for some and we don’t set out to disrupt people’s lives...
14/09/2019

Former Brexit official says hopes of clean break from EU 'nonsense'

London: Claiming a no-deal Brexit represents a clean break with the European Union is “nonsensical”, according to Philip Rycroft, the former permanent secretary at the Department for Exiting the EU.Boris Johnson has promised to extricate the UK from the EU on 31 October “come what may” – and has hinted that he could try to get around legislation mandating him to request a Brexit delay.The Brexit party leader, Nigel Farage, whose party trounced the Tories in May’s European elections, has been urging the PM to deliver a “clean break Brexit” by leaving without a deal.But Rycroft, who was the most...
14/09/2019

Parts of storm-ravaged Spain witness heaviest rainfall in decade

Lisbon: Parts of eastern Spain received what in some places was the heaviest rainfall on record on Thursday, as storms wreaked widespread destruction and killed at least two people.The regional emergency service said a 51-year-old woman and her 61-year-old brother had been found dead in an overturned car that floodwaters had washed away in Caudete, about 60 miles (100km) south of Valencia, according to reports.The Valencia fire department tweeted that emergency crews had also rescued three people from a river, one of whom was winched to safety by a helicopter. Four police officers were injured in the rescue operation.Spain’s AEMET...