Archive du mois : décembre 2017

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Muslims in India’s Assam anxious over citizen checklist

India is set to publish the first draft of a list of citizens of the northeastern state of Assam after decades of debate, sometimes violent, over immigration from neighbouring Bangladesh. The draft list, to be published at midnight on Sunday, will ultimately be incorporated into the National Register of Citizens (NRC) after a census carried…

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Guardiola originate to serving to England

Pep Guardiola is open to the idea of helping England’s national team by offering advice to the Football Association (FA). The Catalan is arguably the most revered coach in world football, with his table-topping Manchester City side currently on a run of 18 successive Premier League victories ahead of Sunday’s clash with Crystal Palace. His success in…

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Ben Stokes to be withdrawn from England’s ODI squad

Allrounder Ben Stokes is set to be withdrawn from England’s ODI squad for the series in Australia, with batsman Dawid Malan his likely replacement. Stokes is still waiting to hear if he will be charged by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for his role in an incident outside a club in Bristol, and though the…

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Fire breaks out in Manchester house block

Hundreds of tower block residents cheated death after a huge inferno broke out in a 9th-floor flat in Manchester city centre. Flames and smoke spread to several floors of the building in the city’s Northern Quarter and a 23-year-old was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. At the height of the blaze, twelve engines…

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Investigation into Russia’s link to Trump sparked by boozy tip-off in London bar

George Papadopoulos posing on a street of London (Picture: Getty)The FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the US election followed a boozy tip-off after a night of drinking in London. During a night of ‘heavy drinking’ in the capital, a tip given by an Australian diplomat appears to have helped persuade the FBI to investigate…

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‘Two protesters killed’ in Iran anti-government rallies

At least two protesters have been killed in rare anti-government protests in Iran, according to a semi-official Iranian news agency.  The Mehr news agency said on Sunday that at least two people died on Saturday night in Dorud, a city in western Iran. Habibollah Khojastepour, security deputy of the governor of Lorestan province, said the…

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DRC blocks web as anti-Kabila protests deliberate

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has ordered a countrywide shutdown of internet and SMS services ahead of planned anti-government protests on Sunday. The country’s telecommunications minister, Emery Okundji, issued a letter instructing operators to suspend their services at 18:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Saturday until further notice, citing « state security » reasons.  The move…