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Politicans and businessmen back gaming sector petition for Malaga/Gibraltar flight to Malta

POLITICIANS, gaming bosses and businessmen are campaigning to introduce flights from southern Spain to Malta. More than 500 people have already signed a change.org petition which claims hundreds of work hours are lost every month as workers travel from Malaga and Gibraltar to Malta. There is currently no direct flight from Malaga or Gibraltar to Malta, despite thousands of workers ... Read More »

The Gibraltar Literary Festival is set to welcome a host of entertainers and academics

BUDDING authors and avid readers have bookmarked October 20, launch date for this year’s fourth annual Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival. With a glittering constellation of media celebrities, TV books-01personalities, academics and celebrity chefs taking part, the festival has written itself a permanent place on the Rock’s fast-growing cultural calendar. The fourth edition of the three-day event will welcome Captain ... Read More »

Duran food plant, ready for 2018

With a $ 50 million investment, the multinational Cargill, a US company dedicated to the production of animal food and human consumption worldwide, arrives in Ecuador with its first production plant in its newly opened aquaculture area. Eduardo Arosemena, commercial director of this area of Cargill in Peru, Venezuela and now Ecuador, said that the multinational, present in 70 countries ... Read More »

House leader McCarthy: GOP will repeal ObamaCare, ‘put up a wall’

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy vowed Sunday that his Republican-led chamber will indeed repeal and replace ObamaCare, after Donald Trump appeared last week to backpedal on a campaign promise by saying he will consider keeping parts of the health care law. “We will repeal and replace ObamaCare,” McCarthy, a California Republican, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It has to change.” ... Read More »

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(CNN)One of the fairytale stories of the Rio 2016 Olympics began as a nightmare for its main protagonist. Eleven months earlier, Santiago Lange had found himself in a Barcelona operating theater, staring up at a cancer surgeon. Now, having become a gold medalist despite having most of a lung removed, the 54-year-old Argentine has returned to that same Spanish city ... Read More »

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DEVELOPMENT IN PAKISTAN-6 Wasim Akhtar of MQM, an nominee for Mayor ship of Karachi, is arrested. He has been charged for various FIRs. He was involved on the affairs of stopping the rally some 9 years back. Why was not arrested when his FIR was launched 9 years back? It is not understood why? It was referred to JIT and ... Read More »

Earthquake kills 233 in Ecuador, devastates coast zone

Earthquake kills 233 in Ecuador, devastates coast zone MANTA, Ecuador, April 17 (Reuters) – The death toll from Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades soared to at least 235 on Sunday as rescuers using tractors and bare hands hunted desperately for survivors in shattered coastal towns. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck off the Pacific coast on Saturday and was felt around ... Read More »

Zika: The key unanswered questions

  The infection has prompted the World Health Organization to declared a global health emergency due to the link to thousands of suspected cases of babies born with small brains – or microcephaly – in Brazil. But there are still many, crucial, unanswered questions. How many people have been infected in the Americas? The best estimate of Zika infections is ... Read More »

Latin America’s Muslims say represented by ‘wrong’ people at religious summit

Those who spoke on behalf of Latin American Muslims at a recent summit in İstanbul are not the right people to represent the Muslims of the region, some Latin American Muslims have said. Jamal Saker, the president of the Islamic Association of Panama, told Today’s Zaman that the speaker billed as the representative of Panamanian Muslims at the first Latin ... Read More »

Muslims discovered America before Columbus, claims Turkey’s Erdogan

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In a televised speech in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that Muslims had discovered the Americas three centuries before the voyages of Christopher Columbus. He was addressing a summit of Muslim leaders from Latin America. “Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus,” Erdogan said. “Muslim sailors arrived in America ... Read More »