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Missing Emirati princess is ‘safe’ at home, says Dubai ruler’s court

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Talcum powder may have adverse effects and Trudeau says Canada had no role in Huawei CFO’s arrest. 

 Dubai ruler’s court says missing princess is ‘safe’ at home

The Emirati princess, 33-year-old Sheikh Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum, who has been reported missing since she was seized off the Indian coast by armed men in early March, is “safe” at home, her father has claimed.

A statement released by the court of her father, Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, said, “Her Highness Sheikha Latifa is now safe in Dubai.”

“She (Latifa) and her family are looking forward to celebrating her birthday today, in privacy and peace, and to building a happy and stable future for her,” the statement added.

According to a report, Sheikh Latifa bint Mohammed al-Maktoum had planned to escape from the country for seven years. Her first attempt, at the age of 16, ended up with her getting caught and tortured.

As per the report, however, the entire statement did not contain any message from neither Latifa nor Shamsa.

Trudeau says Canada had no role in Huawei CFO’s detention

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that his country played no role in the detention of Huawei’s chief financial officer, reports BBC.

The CFO, Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the Huawei founder, was detained at the Vancouver airport on 1 December following a US extradition request.

On the other hand, China has demanded her release, saying her detention is a violation of human rights. Minister of Foreign Affairs Geng Shuang, in a press conference Thursday, said, “China has demanded that the US and Canada immediately clarify the reasons for Meng’s detention and to release her.”

Meng’s arrest has further worsened matters between China and the US. Experts are of the opinion that the US’s step has connections with the trade war between both the countries.

A Wall Street Journal report also suggested that the US has earlier tried to offset the dominance of Huawei in the telecom- networking equipment sector, as it suspects that the company helps Beijing spy on the US. But Huawei has dismissed all such claims.

Pope Francis to visit a gulf country for the first time

Pope Francis will be visiting the Middle-East for the first time in history. The Vatican announced Thursday that the Pope will visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates between 3 and 5 February, reported Al Jazeera.

It added that Pope had accepted the invitation from the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Catholic community in the country.

 “This visit, like the one to Egypt, shows the fundamental importance the Holy Father gives to inter-religious dialogue,” said Greg Burke, a Vatican spokesperson adding that “Pope Francis visiting the Arab world is a perfect example of the culture of encounter”.

Inhaling talcum powder can have adverse effects on health

The inhalation of talcum leader or using it in intimate areas may cause respiratory diseases and possibly ovarian cancer.

A Canadian agency, in a draft assessment, has claimed that inhaling talcum powder may result in difficulty in breathing, decreased lung function and fibrosis or scarring of the lungs, reports Ottawa Sun.

It also says that baby powders should be kept away from a child’s face to avoid inhalation.

The draft also claims that talcum products contain a naturally occurring mineral that has been linked to ovarian cancer.

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