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Two dead, 14 wounded in Norway nightclub shooting, police say

OSLO, NORWAY: Two people were killed and 14 wounded on Saturday in a shooting at a nightclub and in nearby streets in Norway’s capital Oslo, police said. A suspect believed to be the sole perpetrator was apprehended, police told reporters. The suspect was known to authorities, public broadcaster NRK reported, …

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US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade abortion landmark

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Friday took the dramatic step of overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognised a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and legalised it nationwide, handing a momentous victory to Republicans and religious conservatives who want to limit or ban the procedure. …

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Pakistan opens more border crossings to Afghan earthquake victims

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has opened more border crossings to help provide medical aid to injured Afghan people hit by the devastating earthquake, an official statement said. Opening of more border crossings will allow injured Afghans to reach Pakistani hospitals sooner. According to the statement released late Thursday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif …

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Russian Embassy in Canada teases German envoy to country on Twitter

ANKARA: The Russian Embassy in Canada on Friday teased Germany’s ambassador to the country Sabine Sparwasser on Twitter following her remarks that “Russia uses energy as a weapon”. Quoting Robert Habeck, the German federal minister for economic affairs and climate action, Sparwasser tweeted: “This is a rough road our country …

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Boris Johnson under pressure after UK election defeats

LONDON: Boris Johnson’s Conservatives lost two parliamentary seats on Friday, a crushing blow to the governing party that prompted the resignation of its chairman and intensified doubts about the future of Britain’s prime minister. In Rwanda for a meeting of Commonwealth nations, Johnson was defiant, pledging to listen to voters’ …

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US hands over Afghan Guantanamo detainee to Taliban

The United States has released an Afghan national, Assadullah Haroon, detained in the Guantanamo prison and handed him over to the Taliban government in Kabul, said a statement by Zabihullah Mujahid on Friday. Mujahid, an official spokesperson of the Taliban regime, said the detainee was released as a result of …

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