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Emir of Kuwait dies aged 91

Kuwait’s Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, has died on Tuesday. He was 91. He was expected to be succeeded by his 83-year-old half-brother and crown prince, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed, reports BBC quoting the state media. In July, Sheikh Sabah was flown to the United States for medical treatment following surgery for an unspecified condition in Kuwait. He had ruled the ...

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Man ‘commits suicide’ after shooting wife in USA

A Bangladshi man was shot himself to death after shooting his wife to death following a family feud in Lavin area of Phoenix City under Arizona of USA on Sunday night. The deceased were identified as Abul Ahsan Habib, 52 and his wife Soheli Akter Chaina, 43, both of them hailed from Magura district. On Sunday night, Abul Ahsan locked ...

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Trump paid $750 in income taxes in 2016, 2017: NYT

US President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a New York Times report. Trump is the only president in modern times who has not made his tax filings public. The report alleged that the US president paid no income taxes ...

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16 dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in Chinese coal mine

Sixteen workers died and one is in a critical condition after being trapped underground in a coal mine in southwest China on Sunday, reported state broadcaster CCTV. A conveyor belt caught fire in the early hours of the morning, state news agency Xinhua cited the government as saying, which produced dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Medics are fighting to save ...

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Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominates conservative favourite for Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a favourite of social conservatives, to be the new Supreme Court justice. Speaking by her side at the White House Rose Garden, Trump described her as a “woman of unparalleled achievement”. If confirmed by senators, Judge Barrett will replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died recently, aged 87. The nomination ...

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Trump expected to announce conservative Barrett for court

US President Donald Trump is expected to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as he aims to put a historic conservative stamp on the high court just weeks before the election. Trump said Friday he had made up his mind and it was very exciting, without giving away the name, aiming to ...

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Lebanon PM designate recuses himself from forming new cabinet

Lebanon’s premier-designate recused himself from forming a new cabinet Saturday as international pressure mounts for a reform-minded administration to replace the government that resigned after a deadly August port blast. “I excuse myself from continuing the task of forming the government,” Mustapha Adib said in a televised speech, apologising to the Lebanese people for his “inability to realise its aspirations ...

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Vladimir Putin nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, his spokesman said Thursday. A group of Russian writers led by Sergey Komkov said they had submitted the strongman’s nomination to Oslo on September 10, according to the Tass news agency. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Putin was not nominated by the Kremlin. “You all know ...

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Indian junior railway minister dies of Covid-19

Minister of State for Railways in India Suresh Angadi passed away on Wednesday, days after he tested positive for COVID-19. The 65-year-old Karnataka BJP MP passed away at around 8 pm at the AIIMS trauma centre which has been converted into a dedicated COVID-19 facility, sources at the hospital said. A fourth-term MP from Belagavi, Angadi is the first Union ...

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Saudi to gradually resume ‘umrah’ pilgrimage from October 4

Saudi Arabia will gradually resume the year-round umrah pilgrimage for Muslims from October 4, the interior ministry said Tuesday, seven months after it was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The kingdom had suspended the umrah in March and later scaled back the annual hajj in a blow to millions of pilgrims around the world amid fears that the coronavirus could ...

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