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Daily Archives: July 19, 2017

Wildfire forces evacuation of California town near Yosemite

The 2,000 residents of a small California town in the foothills flanking Yosemite National Park were ordered to evacuate on Tuesday as crews battled an out-of-control wildfire that has already destroyed eight structures. Residents of tiny Mariposa, in the Sierra Nevada mountains southwest of Yosemite in central California, were ordered ...

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New US sanctions violate JCPOA spirit: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the new sanctions against Tehran by the US are damaging already frayed Tehran-Washington ties. Zarif made the remarks on Tuesday in an interview with CBS after the administration of US President Donald Trump said it was imposing new economic sanctions against Iran over ...

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Blockaders urge Qatar to accept ‘six core demands’

The Saudi-led bloc of countries, which have blockaded Qatar, have called on Doha to accept what they view as “principles” in their list of demands from Qatar, apparently backing down from a number of the terms on the 13-point list. Saudi Arabia’s United Nations Ambassador Abdallah al-Mouallimi said during a briefing ...

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‘Jagga Jasoos’ actress found dead

Bidisha’s husband Nisheet has been detained after her father registered a case against him. GURGAON – Indian actress and singer Bidisha Bezbaruah, who has recently made a small appearance in a song sequence in Jagga Jasoos, was mysteriously found dead at her residence in Gurgaon. According to the police officers, ...

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Tennis: US Open to break $50 million prize barrier

NEW YORK  – Prize money at this year s US Open will top $50 million (43.3 million euros), organisers confirmed Tuesday, once again making the tournament the richest event in tennis. The United States Tennis Association said in a statement that the tournament purse had been increased by $4 million, taking ...

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Saudi Arabia disallows UN aid staff to fly to crisis-hit Yemen

Saudi Arabia, which is leading an atrocious military campaign against Yemen, has prevented a United Nations charter flight carrying aid agency staff from travelling to its impoverished and crisis-stricken southern neighbor, where millions of people are in need of humanitarian or protection assistance. Aviation sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, ...

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Turkish court detains six rights activists amid crackdown

A Turkish court has detained Amnesty International’s director in Turkey and five other rights activists pending trial over allegations of links to Kurdish militia and the alleged plotter of last year’s attempted coup. On Tuesday, the Istanbul court decided to continue the detention of Amnesty’s Turkey director Idil Eser along ...

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