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Egyptian court passes death sentence on Brotherhood leader, 682 supporters

(Reuters) – An Egyptian court sentenced the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 supporters to death on Monday, intensifying a crackdown on the movement that could trigger protests and political violence ahead of an election next month. In ...

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Canada: Selfless Muslim Man Gives Barefoot Bus Passenger His Shoes

Touching photographs of a stranger’s act of kindness towards a needy man have gone viral. The images were taken by off-duty bus driver Surjit Singh Virk in British Colombia, Canada. Virk had noticed a man on the same bus as him wearing ...

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U.N. says rape persists in Syrian conflict

Rape and sexual violence has been a “persistent feature” of the three-year Syrian civil war, a U.N. report has claiming, citing information from civilians who have fled the country. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s report named 21 conflict-wracked countries, including Libya, ...

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Drunk passenger sparks hijack scare on Virgin Australia plane

Jakarta:  A drunk passenger allegedly tried to get into the cockpit and sparked a hijack scare on a Virgin Australia plane that landed at Bali airport on Friday. “This is no hijacking, this is a miscommunication,” said Heru Sudjatmiko, a Virgin ...

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Russia orders exercises after Ukraine moves on separatists

Russia has ordered new military exercises on its border with Ukraine in response to an operation by Kiev against pro-Russian separatists. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Moscow had been “forced to react” after Ukrainian commandos moved on the separatist ...

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‘Dread’ Modi coming to power, say Indian-origin academics in open letter

London: Around 75 professors and other academics of Indian origin working at some of Britain’s prestigious institutions such as Cambridge and Oxford universities and London School of Economics today issued an open letter, sharply attacking Narendra Modi and saying, “The idea of Modi ...

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Allama Iqbal – 76th death anniversary observed with dignity

21 April, 2014 | Rohail Khan | Bhatkallys News The 76th death anniversary of Sir Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal was observed with zest and zeal. Various social and cultural organizations held special programmes to pay homage to the Great Poet ...

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South Korea ferry mishap: death toll reaches 46

Photo credit: Reuters Jindo, South Korea:  Divers retrieved more than a dozen bodies on Sunday from the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, opening a grim new chapter in the search and ...

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7.5 earthquake rattles Mexico

Acapulco,Mexico: A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The US. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. The quake was felt ...

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Scientists find an ‘Earth twin’, or maybe a cousin

It is a bit bigger and somewhat colder, but a planet circling a star 500 light-years away is otherwise the closest match of our home world discovered so far, astronomers announced on Thursday. The planet, known as Kepler 186f, named ...

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Egyptian court jails 119 Mohamed Mursi supporters

Cairo:  An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of former president Mohamed Mursi to three years each in prison on Wednesday in connection with protests last October against his overthrow, judicial sources said. More than 50 people were ...

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Morsi’s Daughter: The Man in Prison is Not My Father

The daughter of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is claiming that she is “certain” that the televised footage showing the ousted leader in prison is not of her father, Al Arabiya reports. According to the report, the daughter Alshymaa shared two pictures of Morsi on her Facebook ...

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UN Security Council meets to discuss Ukraine

United Nations:  The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting at Russia’s request amid growing violence in eastern Ukraine. Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin says he is alarmed by Ukraine’s announcement that it would deploy armed forces to quash an increasingly ...

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US warns Russia of ‘additional consequences’ over Ukraine

Washington:  US Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Ukraine later this month, officials said Saturday, as Washington warned Moscow of “additional consequences” if it fails to reduce tensions with Ukraine. The announcement came just a day after Washington unveiled sanctions ...

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