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Global warming allows LNG tanker to pass through Arctic

A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas has made the passage from Europe to Asia via the Arctic unaided, a maritime course that has become possible due to global warming, energy firm Total said Thursday. It is “the first commercial vessel to travel alone the Northern Sea Route which permits reaching ...

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Australian right-wing senator chastised for burqa ‘stunt’

A right-wing Australian senator has been strongly rebuked for carrying out a “stunt” in the Australian parliament against the Islamic faith. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson walked into the chamber on Thursday wearing the Islamic garment burqa. Hanson took her parliament seat wearing the burqa as others watched astounded and ...

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Israel plans to build new settlement in Jordan Valley: Report

Israel reportedly plans to set up a new settlement in the northern Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank. Israel’s Channel 10, the “official” plan by the regime’s Ministry of Construction and Housing targets an area called “Brosh,” which hosts a Zionist youth settlement. The new settlement is to comprise ...

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Tennis: Halep advances in quest to win title, take No. 1 spot

CINCINNATI – Second-ranked Simona Halep charged closer to taking the world number one ranking Thursday, beating Latvian 15th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-3 to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters quarter-finals. Romania s Halep, a French Open runner-up for the second time in June, can overtake top-ranked Czech defending champion ...

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Approval of Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers challenged

LAHORE  – Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Friday filed a plea in election tribunal challenging the approval of Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers By Election Commission of Pakistan. The wife of former premier Nawaz Sharif is preparing to contest NA-120 by-election after her husband was disqualified by Supreme Court in Panama ...

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