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Trial sees video of Kim Jong-Nam on stretcher

Shah Alam: Footage of the North Korean leader’s half-brother being wheeled out of a Malaysian airport on a stretcher after being poisoned was shown at the trial of his alleged killers on Wednesday.

‘Worst-case Brexit would ground all flights’

London: Britain’s Finance Minister says a worst-case Brexit scenario could see all air traffic between the UK and the European Union grounded the day after Britain leaves the bloc on March 29, 2019.

Activist held for calling Mugabe dead man walking

Harare: A Zimbabwean activist has been arrested after calling 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe “a dead man walking”, lawyers said today, in the latest case of authorities cracking down on dissent.

Triple suicide attack near Damascus police HQ

Damascus: Three suicide bombers blew themselves up near the main police HQ building in Syria’s capital Damascus on Wednesday, killing at least two people, Interior Ministry said.

Syrian opp filmmaker ‘stabbed in Istanbul’

Istanbul: A Syrian filmmaker close to the opposition who made a film about a notorious regime prison was stabbed by an unknown assailant in Istanbul.

FBI searches home of missing toddler in US

Houston: The FBI has searched the home of a 3-year-old Indian girl who is missing since Saturday when her foster father reportedly sent her outside around 3 am as punishment for not drinking her milk.

UK Prime Minister urges US rethink on Iran

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May is urging the United States to extend the Iran nuclear deal, saying it is “vitally important for regional security.”

Small asteroid set to flyby Earth

Washington: A small asteroid is scheduled to safely pass by Earth on Thursday at a distance of about 42,000 km, allowing trackers around the world to test their ability to operate as an international asteroid warning network.



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Uniquely Christmas

17 Dec 2017 | SUNDAY PIONEER

Traditional Christmas is best ushered under the snow with families snuggling up on the dinner table. But there are some different mores across the world too...

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‚ÄėUniversities need to take fresh look at curricula‚Äô

17 Dec 2017 | PNS | Dehradun

The universities need to take a fresh look at their curricula as well as pedagogy while promoting research works, suggested the Governor Krishan Kant Paul while addressing scholars and faculty members during the convocation ceremony of the DIT University here on Saturday. Terming the universities as ‘gloried colleges’ in absence of any research activity, he said that excellence and quality are a must for education...

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