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Europe wary but muted ahead of Catalonia’s independence vote on Sunday

A youth holds a Catalan separatist flag during a closing rally in favour of the banned October 1 independence referendum in Barcelona. (Source: Reuters) Related News Across Europe, people are watching the independence referendum Spain’s Catalonia region plans to hold Sunday closely and nervously, but quietly. A strong turnout that results in a majority vote for the “yes” side could […]

Rohingya violence: Oxford removes Suu Kyi portrait after criticism

Rohingya violence: Oxford removes Suu Kyi portrait after criticism

The college’s other notable alumni include UK Prime Minister Theresa May who has also called on Suu Kyi to “make it very clear that the military action (against Rohingyas) should stop”. Suu Kyi read philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford between 1964 and 1967. (Photo: Reuters) Related News An Oxford University college where studied as an undergraduate has removed her […]

American al-Qaeda member trained in Pakistan convicted of aiding terror acts

Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh, a US Citizen originally of Houston, convicted Friday, of participating in a failed suicide bombing in 2009 at an American military base in Afghanistan. (Source: AP photo) Top News An American al-Qaeda member trained in Pakistan’s unruly tribal belt has been convicted by a US court for his involvement in a number of terror attacks in […]

O J Simpson set for imminent release from Nevada prison

O J Simpson set for imminent release from Nevada prison

O.J. Simpson reacts during his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, U.S. on July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Bean/File Photo Top News Onetime “Trial of the Century” defendant O.J. Simpson could be freed as early as Sunday from prison in Nevada, where he has been held since 2008 for a botched robbery, but the time and place of […]

Catalonia referendum: Spanish police occupy Catalan tech hub before banned vote

Catalonia referendum: Spanish police occupy Catalan tech hub before banned vote

But Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont told Reuters on Friday that the referendum would go ahead regardless. Related News Spanish police have occupied the Catalan government’s communications hub on the eve of a banned independence referendum which Madrid is attempting to thwart, the regional authority said on Saturday. Tens of thousands of Catalans are expected to vote in a ballot that […]