Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Panama’s former dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega has died aged 83. Noriega, 83, died in the Panama City public Santo Tomas hospital where he was admitted following an early March surgery to remove a brain tumour. The announcement of his death was made by the government’s communications secretary. Noriega reportedly spied ...

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Dubai Municipality dispels plastic rice rumour

Dubai Municipality is urging consumers in the emirate to stop spreading rumours about food items. It clarified that there is no such thing as plastic rice, after false stories about the mysterious type of grain circulated on social media. It pointed out that simply by cooking it, it’s easy to ...

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Top UAE court confirms life sentence for terrorism accused

The UAE’s Federal Supreme Court has upheld the life sentence handed to a man convicted of terrorism. According to national news agency WAM, the 30-year-old Arab national was charged with attempting to join Al Nusra Front in Syria and travelling to Turkey for the purpose. He was also found guilty ...

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Protests in India over government’s cattle slaughter ban

Several state governments in India are protesting a new law introduced by the federal government that prevents the sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets. India’s $4 billion meat export industry stands to take a hit because of this new rule. Our India correspondent Neha Poonia reports

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