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UAE cuts diplomatic ties with North Korea, ends visas

UAE cuts diplomatic ties with North Korea, ends visas

The fate of the thousands of North Korean laborers already in the UAE remains up in the air. The UAE will also stop issuing new visas or company licences to North Korean citizens, WAM said. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps with military officers at the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in an unknown location in North Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 15, 2017.



Three people killed in skydiving accident in Australia

An unnamed eyewitness told the Cairns Post that he saw one of the skydivers falling. One shocked onlooker said: "You could see one chute was tangled and it wasn't opening". Police in Australia have confirmed that three people have died following a skydiving accident. "I had my heart in my mouth", he said. "The company extends its deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the individuals and families involved and the broader skydiving community", it added.


Probe if there is evidence, says RSS on Jay Shah row

Probe if there is evidence, says RSS on Jay Shah row

The figure in question is turnover not profit". All the payments were made through cheques. Tadar said a defamation suit has been filed by Jay Shah against Wire for wrongfully projecting him in the media portal and the party reposes faith in the judiciary.


Kenya Bans Street Protests Amid Election Row

Kenya Bans Street Protests Amid Election Row

Kenya's supreme court nullified the presidential election in August, citing procedural irregularities and voiding the victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The standoff over the elections has sparked demonstrations, but the numbers of protesters has tended to be in the hundreds rather than the thousands.


Egypt out of race for UNESCO chief, endorses French candidate

Egypt out of race for UNESCO chief, endorses French candidate

The final vote comes the day after the USA and Israel said they plan to pull out of the Paris-based organization over perceived anti-Israel bias. However, UNESCO does not observe the kind of rotation by world region which is used when choosing a UN secretary general.


We Are Not Lucky - Antonio Conte Bemoans Chelsea's Injury Woes

We Are Not Lucky - Antonio Conte Bemoans Chelsea's Injury Woes

Kante will be a "big loss" for Chelsea , says Antonio Conte . "Drinkwater is progressing well, but he will take time to recover". However, the duo Conte admits he will have to rotate, meaning 19-year-old Scott and 17-year-old Ampadu could be given a chance during Kante's absence.