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  • 7 Earth-sized exoplanets spotted

    For the first time, seven Earth-sized exoplanets that may be able to sustain life have been discovered orbiting a star 39 light years away, astronomers said today. “They could have some liquid water and maybe…

     
  • Iraq bomber was British freed from Guantanamo Bay

    An Islamic State suicide bomber from Britain who blew himself up this week had been given compensation for his detention in the Guantanamo Bay military prison, media from England reported. Islamic State said Abu-Zakariya al-Britani…

     
  • Turkish female soldiers can now wear headscarves

    Turkey will allow female soldiers to wear a headscarf with their uniforms, defence ministry officials said on Wednesday, a shift for a military that has traditionally seen itself as a guardian of secularism. Although a…

     
  • Prince Harry to shift to US after marriage?

    Prince Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, is reportedly planning to move to the US following his wedding to Hollywood actress Meghan Markle. Harry, the younger son of Prince Charles, will be “dividing his…

     
  • UK top court okay with income test for non-EUs

    Britain’s top court backed a government attempt to limit immigration by ruling that an income test for those who want to bring their non-European spouses to the UK is acceptable and does not infringe human…

     
  • Scotland Yard gets 1st woman chief in 187 yrs

    Senior British officer Cressida Dick has been appointed as the commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, becoming the first woman to lead Scotland Yard in its 187-year history. Dick, 56, was previously the UK’s national policing…

     
  • “North Korea diplomat wanted over Kim killing,” Malaysia

    Detectives probing the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s  half-brother want to question a North Korean diplomat, Malaysia’s top policeman has said. Investigators have put five North Koreans in the frame for last week’s brazen killing of…

     
  • Arabic quote transmitted from space

    The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced  that Nayif-1 has transmitted its first message in Arabic from space – a quote by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime…

     
  • Muslim teacher barred from US demands answers

    A British Muslim teacher is demanding an explanation or an apology after being escorted off a US-bound plane without being told why. Juhel Miah — a 25-year-old maths teacher from Swansea in Wales — is…

     
  • Gay minister of Indian origin could be next PM of Ireland

    Leo Varadkar, an openly gay Irish minister of Indian-origin, is being widely tipped as the frontrunner in the race to become Ireland’s next prime minister. Varadkar, 38, is a leader of the Fine Gael political…