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Trump denies ‘racist slur’ that provoked outrage

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to deny he insulted Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries” but admitted in a tweet that he used “tough” language during a discussion about an immigration deal with lawmakers. “The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the…

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Outrage over Trump slur on ‘shithole’ countries

Washington: Outrage mounted Friday over US President Donald Trump’s reported description of African nations, Haiti and El Salvador as “shithole” countries, with the United Nations slamming his comments as “racist”. During a Thursday meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform, Trump demanded to know why the US should accept citizens from what he called “shithole” countries,…

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Plus-sized tights being advertised by stretching them over slim models sparks outrage

NEWS DESK: A company has come under fire for advertising plus-size tights by stretching them over slim models’ whole bodies, reported The Independent. is modelling plus-size tights not on plus-size women, but regular-sized models. In one of the photos, a model pulls the waistband of the tights up high to her nose and stretches…

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Sin causes cancer, says Indian health minister

GUWAHATI: A state health minister in India has kicked up a storm with his remarks that some people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer because of sins committed in the past, a media report said The comments sparked sharp reactions in the political circles and among cancer patients. “God makes us suffer when we…

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Internet shutdown causes outrage on Twitter

KARACHI: Users of social media and other major online services including Twitter, Spotify and Amazon were put on tenterhooks after these websites came under historic hacker attack and suffered service interruptions and outages on Friday. #twitterdown was trending on Twitter till Saturday, as users gave vent to their anger on the micro-blogging that remained shut…

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Outrage after India workers carry woman’s body on pole

A video of Indian hospital workers crushing the dead body of an elderly woman and hoisting it from a pole because of a shortage of ambulances has become the second incident in a week to spark outrage in India. The footage shows workers in Orissa state appearing to break the hips of the woman, aged…

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Outcry grows over bombing of Syria camp for displaced

ALEPPO: Condemnation mounted Friday over deadly air strikes on a camp for displaced people in northern Syria as the regime denied involvement, while a fragile ceasefire held in the battleground city of Aleppo. Women and children were reported to be among the 28 civilians killed in Thursday’s raids near the Turkish border, which left 50…

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Palin son stepping on dog pics draw online fire

NEW YORK: Facebook photos posted by Sarah Palin showing her son Trig using the family dog as a step stool unleashed online fury on Friday reminiscent of the public reaction to the disclosure that Mitt Romney had once driven with his dog strapped on the car's roof. Trig, 6, who has Down Syndrome, is shown…

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Afghan rape gang sentenced to death after national outrage

KABUL: An Afghan judge on Sunday sentenced seven men to death for the gang-rape of four women in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and highlighted the violence women face despite reforms since the Taliban era. The seven men, who stood in the dock dressed in brown traditional clothing, were found guilty of kidnapping and…

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Obama pledges U.S. support after Kenya 'outrage'

NEW YORK: U.S. President Barack Obama called the attack in a Nairobi mall a “terrible outrage” and said the United States would provide law enforcement support to Kenya.Obama, whose father was from Kenya, said he had spoken to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. The United States would work with Africa and nations around the world to…

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British MEP sparks outrage with 'bongo bongo land' comments

LONDON: A British member of the European parliament (MEP) has said London should not be sending aid to “bongo bongo land”, raising questions about his anti-Europe UKIP party that is chipping away at support for the ruling Conservatives.UKIP, which stands for UK Independence Party, wants Britain to quit the European Union. It is expected to…

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“Shameful” sexist Ford car ads spark outrage in India

MUMBAI: A series of car ads, including one showing women bound and gagged in the trunk of a Ford driven by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, has prompted Internet outrage in India and prompted an apology from Ford India.The ads came just days after India approved a tougher new law to punish sex crimes,…

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Russia, China veto of Syria sanctions spark West's outrage

UNITED NATIONS: Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Syria for the third time, sparking outrage by the Western nations which demanded sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad. The US presidency called the third veto in nine months “highly regrettable”. Britain said it was “appalled”. France said Russia and China had given the…

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US drones outrage Iraqi officials

WASHINGTON: Iraqi officials have expressed outrage at the United States' use of a small fleet of surveillance drones to help protect the US embassy, consulates and American personnel in Iraq, The New York Times reported.The newspaper said the State Department began operating some drones in Iraq last year on a trial basis and stepped up…

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Outrage over Gingrich's Palestinian comment

WASHINGTON: Leading Republican White House contender Newt Gingrich has sparked outrage by saying the Palestinians are an “invented” people, which seemed to call into question long-held US policy on statehood. Gingrich's comments were the most hawkish to date from any Republican vying to take on President Barack Obama in November 2012's national election, and came…

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Mumbai attacks “terrorist outrage”: Gordon Brown

LONDON: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Thursday (November 27) described the militant attacks in Mumbai in which at least 125 people have died and another 327 wounded as a “terrorist outrage”. Around two dozen militants in their early 20s, armed with automatic rifles and grenades and carrying backpacks full of ammunition, came ashore on…

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Gong Lis citizenship switch stirs outrage in China

BEIJING: Chinese actress Gong Li's decision to become a Singapore citizen sparked an online debate in China Tuesday, with many branding her a traitor but others defending the star. Gong, who served recently as a Chinese parliament delegate, collected her Singaporean citizenship over the weekend, a lawmaker in the city-state told AFP on Monday. The…

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