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Syria: 42 civilians including 19 children killed in US-led air strikes on Raqqa

At least 42 civilians were killed Monday in a barrage of US-led air strikes on Islamic State group territory in the Syrian city of Raqa, a monitor said. Nineteen children and 12 women were among those killed in the raids, ...

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Trump at it again, terms U.S. media ‘fake’

Washington [U.S.A.]: United States President Donald Trump is at it again. On Monday, he once again targeted U.S. media by terming them as ‘fake’. Trump castigated ‘Fake News‘ and thanked Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. for defending him on Fox ...

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Afghanistan to become ´graveyard´ for US, warns Taliban

Kabul [Afghanistan]: The Taliban on Tuesday warned that Afghanistan would become a ‘graveyard’ for the United States if the latter does not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. According to media reports, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that ...

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27 Indians Overstaying In Sri Lanka Arrested

COLOMBO: At least 27 Indians, including five women, have been arrested for overstaying their tourist visas in Sri Lanka, immigration officials said. The immigration department’s investigation unit had been on the lookout for visa overstayers in the Northern Province, they ...

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Russian jets kill over 200 ISIS militants near Syria’s Deir al-Zor

Russia’s air force has destroyed a large column of Islamic State fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200 militants, Russian news agencies cited Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying on Monday. Islamic State is ...

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Clashes at Pak court as lawyers attempt to break into Chief Justice’s courtroom

Lahore [Pakistan]: Clashes erupted at the Lahore High Court (LHC) after enraged lawyers attempted to break a security cordon and enter LHC Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah’s courtroom where he was heading a full bench hearing against Sher Zaman Qureshi, ...

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Bangladesh court sentences 10 to death for assassination attempt on Sheikh Hasina

Ten militants sentenced to death and nine others jailed for 20 years each by a court in Bangladesh on Sunday for attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2000. The convicts had hatched the plot to kill Hasina in ...

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Pak grants nationality to 298 Indians in 5 years: Ministry

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has granted nationality to at least 298 Indian emigrants in the last five years, according to the interior ministry. “From 2012 till April 14, 2017, a total number of 298 Indian emigrants have been granted Pakistani citizenship,” the interior ministry said ...

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17,000 displaced people have returned to Mosul: Iraq

Baghdad: A total of 17,000 Iraqi displaced people have returned to their homes in the eastern part of Mosul in the past two months, government officials said. Iraq’s Minister of Displacement and Migration Jassim al-Jaaf said on Saturday that some ...

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86 ISIS insurgents killed in Afghanistan

Kabul [Afghanistan]: At least 86 insurgents belonging to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been killed in airstrikes and ground operations by the Afghan National Defense and Security forces. The security forces have carried out at least 41 ...

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Need to stop “radical Islamic terrorism”: Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump today called for strong measures to combat “radical Islamic terrorism”, a day after twin terror attacks killed 14 people and injured around 100 others in Spain. A van driver yesterday ploughed into pedestrians on Barcelona’s ...

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Mark Zuckerberg to take two-month paternity leave

San Francisco: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to take two months of paternity leave when his second daughter is born. Zuckerberg announced his leave in a Facebook post late Friday, saying he had also taken two months leave when his ...

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Excited to go to Oxford: Malala

London[UK]: Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai has posted a tweet, announcing she is “so excited” after being accepted to study at the World’s prestigious Oxford University. The 20-year old tweeted, “So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students – the ...

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58 dead in 3 days in renewed Philippine anti-drug bloodshed

MANILA, Philippines: Philippine police killed at least 26 more drug suspects in overnight gunbattles in the capital, bringing to 58 the death toll in a renewed bloody crackdown in the last three days that received praises from the president. President Rodrigo ...

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