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New Zealand Says No Threat From Tsunami After 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake

Wellington:  New Zealand authorities said Sunday there was now no threat from a tsunami following a powerful 7.4 earthquake which struck near the uninhabited Kermadec islands north of the country, updating their earlier advice. An initial message from New Zealand’s Civil Defence organisation said “strong and hazardous currents and unpredictable …

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Saudi Crown Prince Lashes Out At Arch-Rival Iran Over Tanker Attacks

Riyadh:  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused arch-rival Iran of attacks on oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel, adding he “won’t hesitate” to tackle any threats to the kingdom, according to an interview published on Sunday. Two tankers were struck by explosions on Thursday in the Gulf …

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OJ Simpson Joins Twitter, 25 Years After Murders Of Ex-Wife, Her Friend

Washington:  Just days after the 25th anniversary of the gruesome double murder of which he was accused but acquitted, OJ Simpson has opened a Twitter account with a vow to do “a little getting even.” “Hey, Twitter world, this is yours truly,” the former football star and actor says in …

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A Frantic Note Led Cops To A Ex Principal Suspected Of Killing A Teacher

The police received a call on a Monday in May from an employee at a grade school in Miami. The employee said that one of his co-workers, Ernest Joseph Roberts, 39, an assistant principal at another Miami high school who had recently been transferred to the grade school, had called …

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A Frantic Note Led Cops To An Ex Principal Suspected Of Killing A Teacher

The police received a call on a Monday in May from an employee at a grade school in Miami. The employee said that one of his co-workers, Ernest Joseph Roberts, 39, an assistant principal at another Miami high school who had recently been transferred to the grade school, had called …

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Trump Administration Owes $7 Million For His 2017 Inauguration: Report

Washington:  The Trump administration and Congress still owe the District of Columbia government $7 million for expenses related to the 2017 presidential inauguration, the Washington Post reported on Friday, raising questions about who will foot the bill for the president’s planned July 4 speech at the Lincoln Memorial. Citing city …

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Pakistan To Get $3.4 Billion In Budgetary Aid From Asian Development Bank

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan will receive $3.4 billion in budgetary support from the Asian Development Bank (ABD), the de facto finance minister said on Saturday, as the government seeks help to overcome a ballooning balance of payments crisis. Last month, Pakistan reached an accord in principle with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) …

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Iran Renews Nuclear Pact Ultimatum Amid Tensions With US

DUSHANBE:  Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show “positive signals”, the Iranian president said on Saturday as tensions with the United States escalated over tanker attacks in the Gulf region. Iran stopped complying in May with some commitments in the …

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WHO Panel Decides Not To Declare International Ebola Emergency

GENEVA:  A World Health Organization panel decided on Friday not to declare an international emergency over Congo’s Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, concluding such a declaration could cause too much economic harm. Congo’s epidemic is the second worst ever, with 2,108 cases of Ebola and 1,411 …

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Pak Minister Accidentally Shown With Cat Ears On Facebook Live Streaming

Islamabad:  In a comedy of errors, a person streaming live on Facebook a conference by a Pakistani minister accidentally activated the cat filter, according to a media report said today.  Photos of Khyber Pakhtukhwa’s Minister of Information Shoukat Yousufzai and his fellow ministers with cat ears and whiskers quickly went …

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