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    September 23, 1983: 112 killed in Gulf Air crash

    112 killed in Gulf Air crash 1983 - An Abu Dhabi-bound Gulf Air Boeing 737 jetliner coming from Karachi crashed in the desert at Sian Al Hilwah between Al Ain and Dubai, killing all 112 passengers and crew. The twin-engined aircraft, which was enroute to Bahrain via Abu Dhabi and Doha, reportedly lost contact with Abu Dhabi control tower shortly before it was due to land. It crashed in a mountainous area about 45 kilometres north of Abu Dhabi. September 23 1846 - The planet Neptune is discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle. 1956 - Britain and France submit Suez Canal dispute to UN Security Council. 1982 - Amin Gemayel is sworn in as President of Lebanon. 1993 - The South African

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    Caught on camera: Prince Harry sneaks a samosa

    Dubai: Social media users are calling Prince Harry a “thief”. Why? Because he stole a samosa. In a video that went viral, Prince Harry was seen at an event being “naughty” -  he took some food and hid it behind his back. He made his way to a group of people and noticed a camera to his right. Realising he had been “caught red-handed” by the press, he laughed and smiled like “a schoolboy”. The video was originally posted on Twitter by the British television network, ITV on the @itvnews Twitter account on September 20. It has been viewed more than 40,000 times and was shared by many. Tweep @hopesdesire sided with Prince Harry and said: “Man’s gotta eat!” The video shows him trying hard to hide the

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    After attack in Iran, the US offers a muted response

    In the hours after a suspected terrorist attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday left more than two dozen dead, countries from around the world offered their sympathies to the victims. Some analysts wondered, however, why there wasn't a stronger response from the United States. Neither the White House nor the State Department released statements within the first few hours after the attack. When WorldViews contacted National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis on Saturday afternoon to ask if a statement from the White House would be coming, Marquis offered his own brief response. "The United States stands with the Iranian people and encourages the regime in

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    Saudi woman becomes first female news anchor

    A journalist in Saudi Arabia has made history by becoming the country's first female news anchor.

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    Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

    RABAT: Still adored at home despite three separate rape charges in France, Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred’s latest arrest has reignited a debate on violence against women in the North African kingdom. Following similar accusations in October 2016 and April 2017, Lamjarred was re-arrested last week in southern France on charges he had raped a woman in a Riviera hotel. The superstar’s detention comes just days after Morocco was rocked by claims from a teenage girl, Khadija Okkarou, that she had been kidnapped and gang-raped by a group of men from her village. Lamjarred’s detention has sparked a social media campaign seeking to ban his songs from Morocco’s airwaves using the hashtags #masaktach (“we will not be silenced“) and #LamjarredOut.

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    Iran will defeat Trump just like it did Saddam, won't abandon missiles: Rouhani

    BENGHAZI: The latest bout of fighting between rival militias in the capital Tripoli has left 10 people dead. The medical authorities said 59 people were also wounded when fighting erupted the previous day, taking the death toll to 106 since armed conflict first began there late last month. Friday’s fighting further strained a cease-fire that has been in force since Sept. 4. They said a total of 18 people remain missing. Libya’s internationally recognized government has called on the UN to take “concrete and effective” action to protect civilians and halt the fighting. The Government of National Accord (GNA) called on the UN mission to “present the Security Council with the reality of the bloody

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    Indian bishop arrested on charges of raping nun

    A Roman Catholic bishop was arrested in the south Indian state of Kerala on Friday on charges of raping a nun, police said, a day after the Vatican accepted the bishop’s request to be temporarily relieved of his duties. There was no immediate comment from Bishop Franco Mulakkal or his lawyers - though he has denied the charges in interviews in the past. Mulakkal, who heads the diocese of Jalandhar, wrote to the Vatican on Sunday asking to step down temporarily as protests and calls for his arrest grew. The Vatican accepted his request on Thursday. “He is charged with rape, said Kochi’s inspector general of police, Vijay Sakhare. A Vatican spokesman said he had no immediate comment on the matter.