Number of migrants landing in Italy more than doubles in past year

ROME (Reuters) – The number of migrants landing on Italy’s shores has more than doubled in the last year as an economic crisis in Tunisia fuels migration in boats across the Mediterranean, Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese said on Saturday. More than 21,000 people reached Italy between August 2019 and the end of July, up 148% year-on-year, the minister said, speaking […]

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MS Dhoni retires: Indian cricket legend quits international game

India’s World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket. The 39-year-old declared his decision in an Instagram post, saying: “Thanks. Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. From 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.” Dhoni played 90 Test matches for India, averaging 38.09 and scoring six hundreds, before retiring from the longest format in […]

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Aurora police investigating double homicide Friday night

Two people were shot and killed in southwest Aurora on Friday night, and police say they do not know what led to the shooting. Around 11:51 p.m., police responded to a reported shooting at 11763 E. Cornell Circle, authorities said in a blog post. When they arrived, they found a man and woman suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were transported […]

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MS Dhoni retirement leaves a void in world cricket

The uncertainties leading up to the retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be forgotten soon enough, and what will remain are the certainties and the pride of performance over the years. Should he have retired earlier? Or at least should he have cleared the air earlier? It does not matter. Dhoni was under no compulsion to make it easier for […]

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Erdogan says Turkey 'will not back down' in East Med standoff

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey will not back down to threats of sanctions nor to incursions on its claimed territory in the Mediterranean Sea, where it is in a standoff with Greece. “We will never bow to banditry on our continental shelf. We will not back down against the language of sanctions and threats,” Erdogan […]

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Man roped into threesome with blindfolded woman jailed and caned for rape

A young Singaporean man who was roped into having sex with another man's girlfriend without her consent has been sentenced to imprisonment and caning for rape. Srihari Mahendran, 24, was found to have played a subordinate role on two separate occasions to the woman's then-boyfriend, who fantasised about watching another man have sex with her. The boyfriend, a 28-year-old former […]

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Irish tourism boss quits after taking a vacation in Italy

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The chairman of Ireland’s tourism authority, former Ryanair Chief Operating Officer Michael Cawley, resigned on Saturday after going on holiday to Italy, contrary to government advice to avoid non-essential travel abroad. Cawley, a Ryanair director who also served as finance chief and deputy CEO at the airline, faced calls from opposition parties to quit after he confirmed […]

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Pompeo signs new defence deal with Poland

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has signed a new defence agreement with Poland that will see American troops redeployed there from Germany. The deal will see the number of US troops in Poland rise to about 5,500. Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said the number could quickly be increased to 20,000 if a threat justified it. US President Donald […]

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U.S. discussing Belarus with EU, says Pompeo

WARSAW (Reuters) – The United States is discussing the situation in Belarus with the European Union after last weekend’s disputed election and subsequent crackdown on protesters, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday. Speaking in Warsaw, his last stop on a tour of central Europe, Pompeo said Washington was tracking the situation in Belarus and the aim of […]

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