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UN warning mechanism useless, say airlines

GENEVA. – Airlines said yesterday a UN warning mechanism designed to avoid a repeat of the 2014 downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine is “useless” and called for urgent new ways of detec...
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UK Supreme Court to rule on Brexit soon

LONDON. – Britain’s Supreme Court will decide as quickly as possible whether Prime Minister Theresa May can trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union by the end of March without parliament...
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Giraffes threatened with extinction

Paris. – Wild giraffe numbers have plummeted by 40 percent in the last three decades, and the species is now “vulnerable” to extinction, a top conservation body warned yesterday.
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Plane crash claims over 40

PESHAWAR. — A plane carrying more than 40 people crashed on the slope of a mountain in northern Pakistan yesterday, with witnesses at the site of the flaming wreckage saying there were unlikely to be...
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Iraqi forces push deeper into Mosul

Bartalla — Iraqi forces battled jihadists deep inside Mosul yesterday, edging closer to the River Tigris that divides the city and looking for a breakthrough in the seven-week-old offensive. The figh...

Mother of S A bully victim speaks

Cape Town. – “I couldn’t even finish watching the video. I flung my phone aside and one of my colleagues had to bring me sugar water to calm me down.” This was the reaction of the mother of a 15-year...
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Russia spells out new foreign policy

Russian President Vladimir Putin last Thursday, spoke about domestic and foreign affairs, the consequences of the global financial crisis and sanctions, international cooperation and the prospects fo...
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World population hits 7.4 bn

AMMAN, Jordan — The world’s population grew slightly to 7.4 billion in 2016, the UN said yesterday, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet.
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Trump to focus on running country

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON. – US President-elect Donald Trump vowed yesterday to step back from running his business empire to avoid conflicts of interest, while turning to Wall Street for nominees fo...