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Modi talks to US execs ahead of Trump meet

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Modi talks to US execs ahead of Trump meet

- Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told top American executives that India is a business-friendly country of “minimum government,” as he prepared for a first meeting with President Donald Trump aimed at improving ties and moving past differences over climate change. The meeting Sunday at a Washington hotel included the heads of some of the top US technology companies, including Google’s Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Shantanu Narayen from Adobe Systems, all of whom are Indian American

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Rahane, Kohli star as India thrash West Indies

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Rahane, Kohli star as India thrash West Indies

- Port of Spain: Ajinkya Rahane’s third hundred and a blistering assault by captain Virat Kohli took India to a comfortable 105-run victory over the West Indies in the second one-day international at the Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday. Replying to the visitors’ formidable total of 310 for five in a match reduced to 43 overs per side due to early morning rain and an two-hour delayed start, the hosts were restricted to 205 for six in reply despite a fluent 81 by Shai Hope at the top of the order

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Tags: Cricket | 
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US lawmakers urge Trump to press India’s Modi on trade, investment hurdles

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US lawmakers urge Trump to press India’s Modi on trade, investment hurdles

- Washington: Leading US congressmen have called on President Donald Trump to press Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove barriers to US trade and investment when they meet for the first time on Monday. The lawmakers, from the Republican and Democratic parties, said in a letter to Trump that high-level engagement with India had failed to eliminate major trade and investment barriers and had not deterred India from imposing new ones

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Happy birthday Harry Potter: You are 20

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Happy birthday Harry Potter: You are 20

- There was desperation in those days. A need to prove that it was real; the sorting hat, the endless cauldron of magical fun that a school like Hogwarts could provide, the unicorns, the ‘greatest wizard of all time’ headmaster Albus Dumbledore. I don’t know what Harry Potter’s first book, The Philosopher’s Stone, did more: make me daydream or hurt my sentiments when I grew past 11 — along with my cousins, who had introduced me to the name — the age you are supposed to be headhunted for magic school, and no Hagrid came

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What the world owes refugee children

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What the world owes refugee children

- Last year, images of desperate refugees, many of them children, stirred our collective conscience and prompted world leaders to take action, but a year of political upheaval has diverted media attention from the refugees’ plight. Against the backdrop of Brexit, terrorist attacks and elections in the United States, France, and Britain, we have lost sight of the fact that the refugee crisis is getting worse

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Tags: Social Issues |  Refugees | 
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Canadian sniper records 3.5km kill shot in Iraq

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Canadian sniper records 3.5km kill shot in Iraq

- Ottawa: A Canadian sniper in Iraq killed a Daesh fighter from a distance of 3,540 metres, or almost 2.2 miles. The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command released a statement confirming that a member of Joint Task Force 2 made the shot, but for security reasons did not identify the sniper or say when and where the shooting took place. The statement said only that the shot occurred in the past month, and that the task force “provides its expertise

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The worst oil tanker fires around the world

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The worst oil tanker fires around the world

- Paris: At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in central Pakistan early Sunday when a fire erupted after crowds rushed to collect fuel from an overturned oil tanker. Here are the most serious such incidents around the world over the past decade. In many of the most deadly of these, people were trying to recover spilt fuel and were caught in the subsequent fire

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Srikanth stuns Chen to win Australian Open

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Srikanth stuns Chen to win Australian Open

- Sydney: India’s Kidambi Srikanth claimed a first victory over Olympic and two-time world champion Chen Long to win the Australian Open Superseries final in Sydney on Sunday. The 11th-ranked Srikanth outgunned the sixth-ranked Chinese star 22-20, 21-16 in 46 minutes for his second successive Superseries title after winning the Indonesia Open earlier this month. Srikanth had earlier defeated fourth seed Shi Yuqi of China to reach the final on Saturday

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Shaikh Khalifa receives Rulers for Eid Al Fitr

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Shaikh Khalifa receives Rulers for Eid Al Fitr

- Dubai: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Eid Al Fitr greetings from UAE Rulers and well-wishers on Sunday. At Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses Rulers of the emirates, Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers, extended greetings to Shaikh Khalifa, wishing him good health to continue the march of giving, progress and development for the benefit of the country

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Khalifa, UAE leaders mark Eid Al Fitr in prayers and greetings

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Khalifa, UAE leaders mark Eid Al Fitr in prayers and greetings

- Dubai: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Eid Al Fitr greetings from UAE Rulers and well-wishers on Sunday. At Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi, Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses Rulers of the emirates, Crown Princes and Deputy Rulers, extended greetings to Shaikh Khalifa, wishing him good health to continue the march of giving, progress and development for the benefit of the country

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Drake is having child with model

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Drake is having child with model

- Rapper-singer Drake is reportedly having his first child with a model named Sophie Brussaux. The Hotline bling hitmaker, who has been linked to singers Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna, is expecting a boy with the former adult film star. Brussaux took to Instagram earlier this week to share a photograph of her baby bump. “Enjoying a beautiful day with my baby boy

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Oil tanker explodes, killing more than 140 in Pakistan

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Oil tanker explodes, killing more than 140 in Pakistan

- Bawahalpur: An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 148 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, a rescue official said. Authorities earlier put the death toll at 132. Some 140 people were wounded, including 40 in critical condition, said Mohammad Baqar, an official with local rescue services, adding that the toll was expected to rise

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All aboard on fun family trips

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All aboard on fun family trips

- Abu Dhabi: Ahmad Al Khatib, from Palestine, has been a resident of the UAE for most of his life. The 35-year-old who works as a company manager talks of the excitement just the thought of going home for Eid evokes. “At home, I’m surrounded by my extended family which makes me feel good because I feel like I’m a part of something special

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9 bodies found after deadly China landslide

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9 bodies found after deadly China landslide

- Mao County, China: Chinese crews recovered nine bodies and were still searching for 109 others on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in the southwestern province of Sichuan. More than 2,500 rescuers with detection devices and dogs were looking for signs of life amid the rubble of massive boulders that descended on Xinmo village in Mao county early Saturday

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Shaikh Mohammad performs Eid Al Fitr prayer at Zabeel Mosque

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Shaikh Mohammad performs Eid Al Fitr prayer at Zabeel Mosque

- Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday offered Eid Al Fitr prayer at Zabeel Mosque in Dubai. Shaikh Mohammad joined thousands of Muslims in the UAE and around the world in celebrating the start of Eid Al Fitr. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, also offered Eid prayers at the mosque

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Strong earthquake injures two in Japan

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Strong earthquake injures two in Japan

- Tokyo: A strong earthquake shook residents on Sunday in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes. The magnitude 5.6 quake struck about 7am at a shallow depth of 7 kilometres in Nagano prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The epicentre was about 190 kilometres west of Tokyo. The US Geological Survey measured the magnitude at 5

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  • Modi talks to US execs ahead of Trump meet
    Modi talks to US execs ahead of Trump meet

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    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told top American executives that India is a business-friendly country of “minimum government,” as he prepared for a first meeting with President Donald Trump aimed at improving ties and moving past differences over climate change. The meeting Sunday at a Washington hotel included the heads of some of the top US technology companies, including Google’s Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella of Microsoft and Shantanu Narayen from Adobe Systems, all of whom are Indian American

     

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  • Rahane, Kohli star as India thrash West Indies
    Rahane, Kohli star as India thrash West Indies

    , gulfnews.com

    Port of Spain: Ajinkya Rahane’s third hundred and a blistering assault by captain Virat Kohli took India to a comfortable 105-run victory over the West Indies in the second one-day international at the Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday. Replying to the visitors’ formidable total of 310 for five in a match reduced to 43 overs per side due to early morning rain and an two-hour delayed start, the hosts were restricted to 205 for six in reply despite a fluent 81 by Shai Hope at the top of the order

     

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  • Hacking may be cause of UAE Skype issues
    Hacking may be cause of UAE Skype issues

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    Dubai: On Sunday, social media users in the UAE attempting to call relatives abroad reported that Skype calling seemed to be blocked. In the wake of this speculation, it appears that the recent problems with the application may be related to a cyber-attack launched on the service last week. According to a blog post from the application’s owner Microsoft, the company is “aware of an incident where users will either lose connectivity to the application or may be unable to send or receive messages

     

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Family & Parenting

  • All aboard on fun family trips
    All aboard on fun family trips

    , gulfnews.com

    Abu Dhabi: Ahmad Al Khatib, from Palestine, has been a resident of the UAE for most of his life. The 35-year-old who works as a company manager talks of the excitement just the thought of going home for Eid evokes. “At home, I’m surrounded by my extended family which makes me feel good because I feel like I’m a part of something special

     

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Society & Culture

  • What the world owes refugee children
    What the world owes refugee children

    , gulfnews.com

    Last year, images of desperate refugees, many of them children, stirred our collective conscience and prompted world leaders to take action, but a year of political upheaval has diverted media attention from the refugees’ plight. Against the backdrop of Brexit, terrorist attacks and elections in the United States, France, and Britain, we have lost sight of the fact that the refugee crisis is getting worse

     

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  • 5 places in Dubai to go to for Eid breakfast
    5 places in Dubai to go to for Eid breakfast

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    Hope, is a good breakfast, a wise person once said. But here are five new places in the UAE you can go grab your first meal of the day in style. It will keep you hopeful, we promise. Dubai’s newest restaurant opens in City Walk on December 1, right in time for UAE National Day. The brainchild of sibling entrepreneurs Shames and Mariam Al Hashemi, the restaurant is an extension of the pair’s Le 66 Champs Elysees concept store, which stocks fashion, home and quirky tech items

     

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  • ‘Neerja’ producers accused of criminal conspiracy
    ‘Neerja’ producers accused of criminal conspiracy

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    Accusing the producers of Bollywood hit and Indian National Award-winning movie Neerja of “criminal conspiracy” and going back on their word of sharing 10 per cent of the net profit, Neerja Bhanot’s family has moved the court in Chandigarh. “The entire episode has trappings of a criminal conspiracy between respondent [Bling Unplugged] and Fox Star Studios India Pvt Ltd, who right from the inception of the agreement [between the family and the producers], in a planned manner had dishonestly induced the petitioners and family members of late Rama Bhanot with the intention of wrongful gains to themselves,” the petition moved by the family before the Punjab and Haryana High Court states

     

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Life & Style

  • Emma Watson takes feminist book ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ to Paris
    Emma Watson takes feminist book ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ to Paris

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    Harry Potter star Emma Watson spent Thursday hiding copies of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel The Handmaid’s Tale across Paris to promote feminism. “I’m hiding copies all over Paris!” the actor best known for playing Hermione Granger said on Twitter. Atwood’s 1985 novel — which has now been turned into a hit television series starring Elisabeth Moss of Mad Men fame — is about a dystopian world where women are reduced to being the child-bearing slaves of male masters

     

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