Rare brain-eating amoeba kills girl in the US

WASHINGTON: A 10-year-old girl has died in hospital, her family said in a statement yesterday after she contracted a rare brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a Texas river. Lily Mae Avant swam in a river and lake over the Labour

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Robert Downey Jr to return as Iron Man in Black Widow film

KUALA LUMPUR: American actor Robert Downey Jr is set to don his metal suit one more time and reprise the role of Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man in the new Black Widow film. Downey was last seen in Avengers: Endgame,

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UK Supreme Court hears case that Parliament suspension was illegal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government will seek to persuade Britain’s top court this week that his decision to suspend Parliament until shortly before the date for Brexit was not illegal as Scottish judges concluded last week. Johnson announced on Aug

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Netanyahu battles for political life after decade in power

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election today that could end his 10-year domination of national politics. Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White

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Trump on Saudi oil facilities attack: I don’t want a war

WASHINGTON/DUBAI: US President Donald Trump said yesterday that it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not want to go to war, as the attacks sent oil prices soaring and raised

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Saudi Aramco attacks: What we know so far

WASHINGTON: An attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years was carried out with Iranian weapons, a Saudi-led coalition said yesterday, as President Donald Trump said the US was “locked and loaded”

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Zimbabwe bids its founder Mugabe farewell

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe was honoured as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral yesterday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mugabe led Zimbabwe for 37

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HK activist Joshua Wong seeks US support for protests

NEW YORK: Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said yesterday he was seeking the support of US lawmakers for the demands of his fellow protesters who have led months of streets demonstrations, including a call for free elections. Wong, who

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Attacks on Saudi oil facilities knock out half the kingdom’s supply

RIYADH/DUBAI/LONDON: Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry yesterday, knocking out more than half of the Kingdom’s output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions

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Erdogan: We may purchase US Patriot missiles

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying US Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the US leader could overcome a crisis caused by Ankara buying Russian air defence systems.

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