Saturday, March 25, 2017



Further rain across region after heavy thunder and lightning

There’s been further rain across the region this morning after heavy thunder and lightning illuminated the UAE skyline overnight. The torrential showers are causing major traffic problems with large puddles forming on several roads. Authorities are reminding motorists to drive with caution and leave enough space between cars in from ...

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Trump lays blame on Democrats for failure to repeal Obamacare

US President Donald Trump has laid the blame firmly on Democrats for the failure of his healthcare bill. It was withdrawn because it did not have enough support to pass in Congress. The last-minute retraction of the bill, which was announced when it became clear that it would not get ...

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In-flight electronics ban on US flights comes into effect today

The US government’s decision to prohibit large electronic devices in cabins of flights from eight Middle Eastern countries including the UAE comes into effect today. Passengers travelling from Dubai and Abu Dhabi are now not allowed to take devices larger than a mobile phone in the cabin of flights bound ...

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Police make two more arrests for Westminster attack

UK police have made two further arrests over Wednesday’s Westminster attack. The identity of the fourth victim to die after the incident has also been confirmed – he was 75 year-old Leslie Rhodes from London. Police say they have made two significant further arrests – nine remain in custody. Officers ...

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Ireland takes on Afghanistan, levels series 2-2

Ireland’s cricketers have set Afghanistan 230 to win the deciding one-day international of their series. They were bowled out for 229 inside their 50 overs. Paul Stirling was the only batsman to pass 50. Ireland levelled the series at 2-2 ahead of today’s fifth and final match.

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