Kuwait swelters in 54C heat – what could be the highest temperature ever recorded on earth

On Thursday a blistering temperature of 54C (129.3F) was recorded in Kuwait, firmly putting our hot spell into context. It is the highest temperature ever recorded in the eastern hemisphere and almost certainly the highest temperature ever recorded on earth.A weather station in Mitribah, a remote featureless area of north-west Kuwait, took the temperature last week during an intense heatwave that continues in parts of the Middle East. The mercury in neighbouring Iraq on the same day soared to 53.9C (129F)...

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Maharashtra farmers burn down police van, disrupt traffic to protest against airport plan

Hundreds of angry farmers protesting against a proposed international airport on the outskirts of Mumbai held up traffic, clashed with police and burned down an official vehicle early on Thursday.Local resentment had been building against plans to turn an abandoned World War II airbase into an international airport at Nevali, about 45 km northeast of Mumbai. But Thursday’s protests took an unexpected violent turn with farmers whose land had been acquired for the project attacking police.TV images...

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Infosys Sued In US For ‘Discrimination’ Against Non-South Asian Employees

A former head of immigration at IT major Infosys in the US has filed a lawsuit against the company, accusing it of "discrimination" against non-South Asian employees, and demanded a trial by jury.The law suit filed by Erin Green, before a US district Court in the Eastern District of Texas on June 19, names two senior company officials, Head of Global Immigration Vasudeva Nayak and Executive Vice President and Global Head of Talent and Technology, Binod Hampapur, and makes serious charges against...

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Saudi Arabia Will Soon Impose ‘Family Tax’ On Expats. Here’s How It Will Affect Indians

In a move that will affect Indian expats living in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia will soon introduce a 'dependant fee' on foreigners living with their family members in the country. From July 1, expats will have to pay a fee of 100 riyals (approx. Rs 1,700 ) per month for each dependent.  The amount for the whole year will have to be paid in advance if expats wish to renew the residence permit of their family members.What is the tax all about?Every expat working in Saudi Arabia will pay a fee of 100 riyals...

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These Videos Showing Indian Muslims Cheering Pak’s Champions Trophy Victory Are Fake!

While millions of Indians were left heartbroken after India's defeat in Champions trophy final on Sunday, videos claiming that Muslims in India celebrated Pakistan's win emerged on social media. The videos drew a lot of traction and shares on social media. The comment sections were filled with vicious anti-Muslim rants. However, it soon came to the fore that the videos were fake. https://twitter.com/ShankhNaad/status/876702220628226048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.scoopwhoop.com%2Ffake-videos-of-indian-muslims-celebrating-pakistan-victory-emerge%2F https://twitter.com/Sindhibiryani/status/876725677281734657?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.scoopwhoop.com%2Ffake-videos-of-indian-muslims-celebrating-pakistan-victory-emerge%2F https://twitter.com/Sshankara/status/877059437118337025?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.scoopwhoop.com%2Ffake-videos-of-indian-muslims-celebrating-pakistan-victory-emerge%2F https://twitter.com/AbhiRaut9/status/876672917467168769?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.scoopwhoop.com%2Ffake-videos-of-indian-muslims-celebrating-pakistan-victory-emerge%2F One...

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Saudi Arabia King’s son Mohammed bin Salman named as crown prince

Saudi King Salman on Wednesday named his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, completing a gradual removal of powers from the previous prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, who has been fired.According to a royal decree issued by the official Saudi Press Agency, Mohammed bin Salman, 31, was also named deputy prime minister, and maintains his post as minister of defence.Mohammed bin Nayef, a veteran law enforcer well-regarded in the west for his efforts to combat Al-Qaeda, was also fired from his post...

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15 Arrested For Cheering For Pak In Champions Trophy Final, Charged With Sedition

For celebrating Pakistan's victory over the Indian team in the Champions Trophy, 15 villagers have been arrested by the Madhya Pradesh police that accused them sedition, punishable by life in prison. The 15 villagers were produced before a court on Tuesday that sent them to jail for 14 days.The police said the arrests were made in Burhanpur district's Mohad village because the villagers, all from a particular community set off firecrackers following Pakistan's win on Sunday. Pakistan had beaten India...

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Justice (Retired) CS Karnan, At War With Supreme Court Judges, Arrested In Coimbatore

Almost six weeks after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest for contempt of court, former High Court judge CS Karnan, who retired last week, was arrested today at Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore by the West Bengal Police. He will be flown to Chennai tonight, brought to Kolkata tomorrow and sent to Presidency jail.Asked if Justice (retired) Karnan would first be produced in court in Kolkata, an officer of the Criminal Investigation Department of West Bengal Police, which conducted the arrest, said, no question....

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From July 1, no more departure cards for Indians going on foreign visits

 Indians flying abroad will not be required to fill departure cards from next month.However, those going out of the country via rail, seaport and land immigration check posts will have to fill the embarkation card.“It has been decided to discontinue the practice of filling up of the departure card by Indians at all international airports with effect from July 1, 2017,” an order issued by the Union home ministry said.The move is aimed at ensuring hassle-free movement of Indians going abroad.At...

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Finsbury Park suspect named as father-of-four Darren Osborne

The Finsbury Park mosque attacker is a father-of-four who drove a rented van from Wales to London to mow down a group of worshippers, it was claimed. Darren Osborne, 47, grew up in the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, before moving to Pentwyn, Cardiff.He allegedly hired the £80-a-day van for his attack in the early hours of this morning.People at the scene described how he allegedly shouted ‘I’m going to kill all Muslims – I did my bit’ after ramming the crowd gathered on the pavement.The...

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