Tuesday , March 19 2019

Fire at Japanese senior welfare residence kills 11

TOKYO (Reuters) – Eleven people were killed in a fire at a low-rent residence in northern Japan that mainly housed elderly people on welfare, police said on Thursday. Five people were rescued. The cause of Wednesday night’s fire in the city of Sapporo, on the island of Hokkaido, was still …

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German Far-Right Politician Embraces Islam ‹ Newsweek Pakistan

German Far-Right Politician Embraces Islam Ralf Hirschberger-DPA—AFP Arthur Wagner says he converted, in part, due to the Protestant church’s ‘moral decline’ A member of Germany’s far-right and anti-Muslim Alternative for Germany party (AfD) who recently converted to Islam has said he did so in protest at what he …

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Thailand bans smoking, littering at popular tourist beaches

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand banned smoking and littering at 24 beachside locations that are popular with tourists over environmental concerns on Thursday, the ministry of natural resources and environment said. The Southeast Asian country has been a tourist magnet for decades, from its backpacker heyday in the early 1990s to …

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Rape-Accused Tariq Ramadan Held in Paris ‹ Newsweek Pakistan

Rape-Accused Tariq Ramadan Held in Paris Sia Kambou—AFP Islamic scholar us being questioned over rape and assault allegations French police on Wednesday detained prominent Swiss Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, a legal source said, months after two women filed rape charges against him. The Oxford professor was summoned for …

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With Samsung deal, Qualcomm doubles down on licensing practices

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday aimed to show shareholders that its licensing practices still have a future after having come under scrutiny from antitrust regulators around the world as well as from major customer Apple Inc. The disputes over the practices have even weakened Qualcomm’s financials enough to …

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