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Daily Archives: December 2, 2016

Brazil’s senate leader indicted for alleged embezzlement

Brazil’s top court has voted to put Senate President Renan Calheiros, a key ally of President Michel Temer, on trial for alleged embezzlement. The Brazilian Supreme Court voted 8-3 on Thursday to try Calheiros for allegedly misusing public funds in a nine-year-old case. According to prosecutors, Calheiros falsified his Senate ...

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Blast targets DSP’s vehicle in Peshawar, cop remains unhurt

A police officer remained unhurt in a roadside blast targeting his vehicle in Peshawar’s Chamkani area on Friday, police said. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Chamkani Abdul Salam was on a routine patrol when the remote-controlled bomb exploded near his vehicle on the Northern Bypass, Superintendent of Police (SP) rural ...

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Polio vaccinators complain about intimidation by people

PESHAWAR: The district administration has claimed to have reduced refusal cases by parents against polio vaccination amid complaints by health workers that they are forced by people to show their children as ‘vaccinated’ in the record without administering them the vaccine. “In this way the parents, who don’t want to ...

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Footprints: robbery in broad daylight

LAHORE: Omer Jahangir and his mother have not yet fully recovered from the trauma. Though a week has passed since they were robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight, they are still wary of venturing out. During the two-and-a-half minute looting spree, the four robbers fired guns into the air and ...

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Hate crimes in UK rise after Brexit vote: Study

A study by the Institute of Race Relations shows there has been a spike in hate crimes following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU). The study, released on Thursday, shows that 134 racist incidents were reported in the month after the Brexit referendum on June 23, when nearly ...

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France’s Hollande not to run for president again

French President Francopis Hollande has announced that he will not stand for re-election in the upcoming presidential poll amid low popularity ratings and a fairly high unemployment rate in the Western European country. “Today I am aware of the risks that going down a route that would not gather sufficient ...

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