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Britain Bans Ads Featuring “Harmful Gender Stereotypes” Causing Offence

London:  Ads featuring “harmful gender stereotypes” which are likely to cause offence will be banned in Britain from Friday under new rules that could have a major impact on the industry. The ban by the Advertising Standards Authority would cover, for example, a woman failing to park a car, a …

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Israel PM’s Wife Admits “Fund Misuse” In Plea Deal, Will Pay Fine

Jerusalem:  The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked a Jerusalem court Sunday to approve a plea bargain convicting her of fraudulently using state funds for meals, an AFP reporter said. Under the charges in an amended indictment, Sara Netanyahu would plead guilty to exploiting the mistake of another …

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Thousands Dressed In Black Rally To Demand Hong Kong Leader Steps Down

Hong Kong:  Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city’s embattled leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades. Some protesters carried white …

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Reached “Broad Consensus” With UN Over Counter-Terror Work, Says China

BEIJING:  China and the United Nations have reached a “broad consensus” about counter-terror work, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday after a controversial visit by a senior UN official to the restive far western Chinese region of Xinjiang this week. The United States and other western countries objected to a …

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Boy Arrested For Political Unrest When He Was 13 Won’t Be Executed: Saudi

New York:  A young man from Saudi Arabia’s minority Shi’ite Muslim community who was arrested at the age of 13 will not be executed and could be released by 2022, a Saudi official told Reuters on Saturday following reports of his pending execution. Murtaja Qureiris, who was detained in September …

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Trump Says Report On US Cyber Attacks Against Russia Is “Virtual Treason”

Washington:  US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused The New York Times of “a virtual act of treason,” after it reported the US is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid. Current and former government officials have described the classified deployment of American computer code inside Russia’s power …

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Japan Police Official Stabbed In Possible Targeted Attack: Report

TOKYO:  A Japanese police officer was stabbed several times in the chest with a kitchen knife and his loaded handgun stolen while on patrol on Sunday morning in the western city of Suita, in a rare case of violent crime in Japan, public broadcaster NHK reported. The attack, which police …

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Google Doodle Celebrates Father’s Day With Animation On Family Of Ducks

New Delhi:  Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Father’s Day with an adorable three-part animated doodle. While Father’s Day is celebrated on different dates in different countries, a large majority of nations celebrate the occasion on the third Sunday of June. Father’s Day is being celebrated today in India, Pakistan, US, UK …

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“Jamal Khashoggi Death Painful, Stop Exploiting Case”: Saudi Crown Prince

Riyadh:  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned against “exploiting” the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi for political gains, in what appeared to be a veiled attack on Turkey. Turkey’s ties with Saudi Arabia have come under strain since the brutal murder last October of Khashoggi in the Saudi …

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“Will Shoot In Your Face”: Cops After 4-Year-Old Took Doll From Store

An Arizona couple is suing the city of Phoenix and its police department for $10 million after a video captured officers drawing their weapons and threatening to shoot the family of four. On May 29, Dravon Ames and his fiance, Iesha Harper, went on a family outing with their two …

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