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Passenger Carrying A Baby Asks About A Delay – And Is Punched By An Airport Worker

EasyJet passengers languished in a waiting area at the airport in Nice, France, for 13 hours. Then things got violent. It had all the makings of a modern-day airport nightmare: a 13-hour delay, more than 100 cranky and exhausted passengers, and babies running out of formula and diapers. And that was before an airport employee punched an infant-carrying customer in the face. A photo of the latest case of air-travel misery shows the exact moment the frustrations of easyJet…

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Donald Trump Ready For War To ‘Destroy’ North Korea: US Senator

Influential lawmaker Lindsey Graham, a foreign policy hawk, told NBC’s Today Show: “There is a military option: To destroy North Korea’s program and North Korea itself.” WASHINGTON: A Republican senator said Tuesday that US President Donald Trump has told him he would go to war to destroy North Korea rather than allow it to develop a long-range nuclear-armed missile. Influential lawmaker Lindsey Graham, a foreign policy hawk, told NBC’s Today Show: “There is a military option: To destroy North…

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Russia’s military drills near Nato border raise fears of aggression

WASHINGTON: Russia is preparing to send as many as 100,000 troops to the eastern edge of Nato territory at the end of the summer, one of the biggest steps yet in the military buildup undertaken by President Vladimir Putin and an exercise in intimidation that recalls the most ominous days of the Cold War. The troops are conducting military maneuvers known as Zapad, Russian for “west,” in Belarus, the Baltic Sea, western Russia and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. The drills will feature a reconstituted…

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Over 20 Killed In Mosque Attack In Afghanistan

Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish initially said he thought it was a car bomb and tweeted that there was a possibility that it was a improvised explosive device HERAT, AFGHANISTAN: A suicide bomber and a gunman killed more than 20 people at a Shiite mosque in Afghanistan’s main western city of Herat Tuesday, the latest attack to highlight a deteriorating security situation in the country. The assault on the Jawadya mosque in Herat, which is close to Afghanistan’s…

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India’s ‘China Threat’ Is To Cover Up Internal Failings: Chinese Media

The report questioned India’s decision to send troops into Doklam, which China claims is its territory, leading to a dragging standoff between the two armies BEIJING: India is making up an imaginary “China threat” because of growing threats to its own national unity, a leading Chinese newspaper said on Tuesday. “It is hard to understand India’s groundless ‘China threat’ theory,” said a report in the state-run Global Times by Long Xingchun, a research fellow at The Charhar Institute and…

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Russia Keen To Sell MiG-35 To India, Talks On, Says Top Official

The MiG-35 is Russia’s most advanced 4++ generation multipurpose fighter jet developed on the basis of the serial-produced MiG-29K/KUB and MiG-29M/M2 combat aircraft. NEW DELHI:  Russia is keen on selling its new fighter jet MiG-35 to India with the MiG corporation’s chief saying the country has evinced interest in the aircraft and talks were on to understand its requirements. Director General of Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG Ilya Tarasenko said the MiG-35 was “the best” and definitely better than Lockheed Martin’s…

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Hawaii prepares for ‘unlikely’ North Korea missile threat

HONOLULU: Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea. The state’s Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced a public education campaign about what to do. Hawaii lawmakers have been urging emergency management officials to update Cold War-era plans for coping with a nuclear attack as North Korea develops nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles that can reach the islands. Starting in November, Hawaii will begin monthly tests of an “attack-warning” siren the…

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Qatar Emir Breaks Silence On Gulf Feud, Is Open To Dialogue

Sheikh Tamim said Qatar is willing to take part in a dialogue to find solutions to the disputes, and that he hoped Kuwait’s efforts at mediation would succeed. Qatar’s ruler said his country is open to dialogue — if sovereignty is respected — to resolve the Gulf dispute, in his first remarks since a Saudi-led bloc cut diplomatic ties and transport links last month. In a televised speech, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said Friday that Qatar isn’t…

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Indian-Origin Doctor Who Just Graduated, Is Britain’s Youngest

Arpan Doshi, an Indian-origin medical graduate in Britain, is due to start work as a junior doctor next month; he beats the previous record of the youngest doctor to start work in the UK by 17 days LONDON: An Indian-origin doctor is set to become Britain’s youngest physician to start work at a hospital in northeast England. Arpan Doshi graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Sheffield on Monday – aged…

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Addiction And Intrigue: Inside The Saudi Palace Coup

Mohammed bin Nayef, a powerful figure in Saudi Arabia’s security apparatus for the past two decades and the next in line to the throne, was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the fourth floor of the royal palace in Mecca. There, according to a source close to MbN, as he is known, the king ordered him to step aside in favour of the king’s favourite son, Mohammed bin Salman. The reason: an addiction to painkilling drugs was…

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