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Danish ‘halal’ ban stuns Muslims

Muslims all over the world have opposed Denmark’s move to ban the slaughter of animals in an Islamic (halal) way and called upon their governments to stop importing Danish meat as long as the Scandinavian country refuses to respect their ...

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Taliban kill 20 Afghan soldiers, kidnap 7

Asadabad: The Taliban stormed an Afghan army outpost in the eastern Kunar province bordering Pakistan early today, killing 20 soldiers and kidnapping seven, an official said. The volatile border area is dominated by Taliban who often use improvised explosive devices to ...

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UN demands humanitarian aid for all of Syria

UNITED NATIONS: The UN security council united for the first time on a resolution on Syria’s humanitarian crisis Saturday, demanding that President Bashar Assad’s government and the opposition provide immediate access everywhere in the country to deliver aid to millions ...

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WhatsApp service down, three days after Facebook deal

WhatsApp’s 450 million worldwide users were unable to access the smartphone free-messaging service for several hours on Saturday, three days after Facebook declared it was lavishing up to $19 billion on it. “Sorry we currently experiencing server issues. We hope ...

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Libyan military aircraft goes down in Tunisia

Crash kills 11 people, including two medical patients and three doctors, Tunisian authorities say. A Libyan military plane carrying medical patients has crashed near Tunisia’s capital, killing all 11 crew and passengers on board after an engine failure, Tunisian authorities ...

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70 protesters killed, 500 wounded in Ukraine clashes

Kiev, Ukraine:  Tossing firebombs, protesters advanced upon police lines on Thursday in Ukraine’s embattled capital. Government snipers shot back, killing at least 70 people and wounding hundreds of others, according to a protest doctor. Video footage on Ukrainian television showed shocking ...

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UN says over 850,000 Somalis desperately need food

More than 850,000 people in Somalia are in desperate need of food and “in crisis and emergency conditions,” the director of UN humanitarian operations said today. John Ging, who just returned from a three-day visit to Somalia, said another two ...

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Ukraine violence spills out of control, 21 killed and scores injured

Kiev: At least 16 people have been killed in fierce clashes in Kiev between protesters and riot police, the bloodiest outburst of violence in nearly three months of demonstrations. Four protesters were killed during the police assault on the opposition’s main ...

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Earth marks close encounter with enormous asteroid

An asteroid estimated to be the size of three football fields whizzed close to Earth on Monday, roughly a year after one exploded over Russia and injured 1,200 people. Slooh Space Camera tracked the approach of the asteroid as it ...

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Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian plane to Geneva, seeks asylum

GENEVA: An Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot locked his fellow pilot out of the cockpit, hijacked a Rome-bound plane and landed Monday in Geneva, all in an attempt to seek asylum in Switzerland, officials said. The Boeing 767-300 plane with 202 passengers ...

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Heavy snow kills 12 in Japan, disrupts power and flights

Tokyo:  Heavy snow hit Tokyo and other parts of eastern Japan over the weekend, leaving 12 people dead, hundreds of thousands of households without electricity, and causing major disruptions to air and ground traffic. Tokyo saw as much as 27 cm ...

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Twenty-five years after Soviet exit, Taliban says U.S. will meet same fate

Kabul: The Taliban called on Afghans to expel the United States from Afghanistan on Saturday just as they said Afghan jihadist fighters had done to Soviet forces 25 years ago to the day. In a statement issued on the 25th ...

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Indonesia volcano erupts; 3 killed, 100K evacuated

Indonesia: An explosive volcanic eruption on Indonesia’s most populous island blasted ash and debris 18 kilometers into the air, killing three people while forcing authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 and close seven airports. The overnight eruption of Java island’s ...

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51 killed in Syrian airstrikes, sniper fire in Aleppo

Beirut: At least 51 people, including 13 rebels, died in a single day of Syrian government airstrikes and shelling of opposition-controlled districts of Aleppo as international mediators were trying to salvage faltering peace negotiations in Geneva, said activists on Thursday. The ...

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