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Daily Archives: August 14, 2017

US Democratic leaders react to Charlottesville deadly clashes

The US Democratic leaders are responding to a recent instance of hate crime by American white supremacists. In a rare statement on Sunday, former US President Barack Obama urged introspection in the wake of the events, quoting civil rights icon and anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela. The first African American president ...

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Venezuela’s opposition rejects Trump’s military intervention remarks

Venezuela’s opposition coalition has rejected any manner of foreign military intervention, two days after US President Donald Trump said Washington was considering such actions in the crisis-ridden country. On Sunday, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) released a statement without directly referring to Trump’s remarks. The MUD rejects “the use of force, ...

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Much-loved Kuwaiti actor Abdulrida dies at 78

DUBAI  – Kuwaiti actor, playwright and comedian Abdulhussain Abdulrida has died at the age of 78 after a career spanning decades that made him a household name across the Gulf. State news agency KUNA said Abdulrida, who had heart surgery in 2015, died of natural causes on Friday in London ...

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Golf: Back-nine birdies lift Thomas to PGA title in shootout

CHARLOTTE  – Two spectacular birdies in the last six holes brought Justin Thomas his first major title, the 14th-ranked American taking the PGA Championship on Sunday in a back-nine shootout thriller. On a day that saw five players share the lead at one stage, Thomas fired a three-under par 68 ...

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Inventor held in Denmark over missing journalist

Danish police said on Saturday they were preparing to search a sunken submarine owned by Danish inventor Peter Madsen who has been charged with the inadvertent manslaughter of a journalist. The police said that Madsen, 46, was being held in custody for 24 days, accused of killing Swedish journalist Kim ...

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Health gap widening between rich and poor in UK: Report

Figures show that the health gap between the rich and the poor in the UK has increased and now poorer people are more likely to suffer from health-related problems. According to a report by the Department of Health, inequalities in areas including but not limited to susceptibility to disability and ...

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