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· Germany lifts grounding order for Airbus Tiger helicopters
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017
The German Defence Ministry on Friday said it had lifted the grounding order imposed for Airbus Tiger helicopters after a deadly crash during a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, but continued to investigate the cause of the crash.

· Russia supports Iraq's territorial integrity - Lavrov
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017
MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari that Moscow supported Iraq's territorial integrity and sovereignty, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday. Iraqi Kurds are expected to vote on Monday to back an independence drive that neighbouring ...

· Britain's May calls for post-Brexit transition in single market
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017
FLORENCE: Prime Minister Theresa May called on Friday (Sep 22) for Britain to stay in the European Union's single market during a roughly two-year transition out of the EU while offering concessions on a divorce deal as she appealed for a revival of Brexit negotiations. In a speech in a 14th ...

· Trump administration readies new order to replace travel ban - WSJ
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017
The Trump administration is preparing to replace its controversial travel ban with a new order tailored on a country-by-country basis but affecting slightly more than the six nations now targeted, the Wall Street Journal said on Friday.

· Germany expels second Vietnamese diplomat over 'Cold War-style' abduction
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017
Berlin: Germany said on Friday it had ordered a second Vietnamese embassy official to leave the country, after the alleged kidnapping of a Vietnamese businessman who had applied for asylum and was facing corruption allegations back home. Germany last month accused Vietnam's intelligence agency of ...

· Mexico quake's homeless gather in tent village, toll reaches 286
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017
MEXICO CITY: Desperate residents left homeless by Mexico's deadliest earthquake in a generation gathered in a tent village in the south of the capital on Friday, as the death toll climbed to 286 and signs of exhaustion gripped rescuers three days after the tremor. Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude quake ...

· Uzbekistan pulls students, teachers, nurses from cotton fields - sources
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017
TASHKENT: Uzbekistan has abruptly recalled thousands of school children, college students and healthcare workers from cotton fields, halting a practice condemned abroad as forced labour, government officials and other sources told Reuters on Friday. The Central Asian nation is one of the world's ...

· Saudi textbook withdrawn over picture of Yoda with Saudi king: Report
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017
BEIRUT, Lebanon: A high school social studies textbook will be withdrawn in Saudi Arabia after Star Wars character Yoda mysteriously appeared in a historic photograph, The New York Times reported on Thursday (Sep 21). The textbook contained a 1945 photo of King Faisal, who was a prince and was ...

· Syrians vote in Kurdish-led regions of north
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017
Syrians voted on Friday in an election organised by the Kurdish-led authorities of northern Syria, the start of a three-phase process to set up new governing institutions that aim to shore up regional autonomy.

· South Africa's finmin calls for criminal probe into KPMG
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017
South African law enforcement agencies should investigate KPMG after the global auditor sacked its top management over work done for business friends of President Jacob Zuma, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Friday.

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