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  • UNITED NATIONS: Iran is accusing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of “a brazen interventionist plan” to change the current government that violates international law and the U.N. Charter. Iran’s U.N. Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo said in a letter to Secretary-General Antonio ...

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  • Thousands of Indians gathered in several cities Wednesday to protest recent violent attacks across the country targeting minority Muslims. Carrying placards saying "Not in my name," the protesters decried the silence of the Hindu nationalist government in response to public lynchings and attacks on ...

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  • Hours before the United States designated Kashmir rebel leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist, he appeared in a video calling for strikes in the Himalayan territory in remembrance of another rebel leader whose killing by Indian forces last July triggered months of deadly protests. The U.S. ...

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  • The Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions and possibly more litigation ahead. The justices ruled Monday in an ...

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  • NEW DELHI: President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India’s prime minister, an unabashed hugger. Smiling widely at a news conference Monday during a visit to Washington, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the president’s outstretched arm not as an invitation for a ...

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  • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll from the blaze to 157. The truck, carrying some 25,000 liters (6,600 gallons) of gasoline, was traveling from Karachi to Lahore, the Punjab ...

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  • LONDON: A Canadian soldier made history Monday by becoming the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London. Megan Couto led her unit —the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry or “The Patricia’s” — ...

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  • FRANKFURT, Germany - The global economy has picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time. But the recovery is maturing and faces risks from populist rejection of free trade and from high debt that could burden consumers and companies as interest rates rise. Those were ...

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  • BAHAWALPUR: Alerted by an announcement over a mosque’s loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror. At least ...

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  • The Trump administration has authorised the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer of the drones said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting. India initiated its request to buy 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned aircraft for maritime ...

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  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s regional rival Iran has condemned a plot to target the Grand Mosque in Makkah. Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement Saturday quoting spokesman Bahram Ghasemi as saying “terrorism is rampant and growing now across the whole world.” He called on ...

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  • FLORIDA: Authorities say a former Muslim threatened to blow up a Florida mosque, later telling investigators he was being targeted for converting to Judaism. A Broward Sheriff’s Office report says 38-year-old Shawkat Mzayek was arrested Thursday and charged with making a false bomb ...

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  • BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Friday strongly rejected criticism from a religious authority overseen by the Turkish government of a new liberal mosque in Berlin where all Muslims can pray together. German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said officials were “very ...

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  • A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of “family honor.” A young woman was taken into protective custody after being stabbed 17 times by a brother ...

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  • Chinese sports authorities have ordered a probe into the decision by two coaches and three top table tennis stars to quit an international tournament in apparent protest at their head coach's removal. Ma Long, Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin, who are the top three players in the world, did not show up for ...

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  • The leader of the Afghan Taliban said today that a planned US troop surge will not end the protracted war in the country and vowed to fight on until a full withdrawal of Nato troops from Afghanistan. The remarks by Maulvi Haibatullah Akhunzadah came in a message ahead of the Muslim holiday of ...

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  • At least 29 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday. The bombing targeted Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of Eidul Fitr, officials said. Hayatullah Hayat, the provincial governor in Helmand, said ...

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  • STERLING, Va.: Whether a mourner in a black robe at a mosque or a soccer mom in a T-shirt and shorts at a community vigil, reaction to 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen’s death carried a common refrain: That could have been my daughter. More than 5,000 people attended Hassanen’s funeral ...

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  • Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say. After weeks of closed-door meetings that ...

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  • The Frenchman killed when he drove a car packed with arms and explosives into a Paris police convoy in a failed attack had pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group and asked his family to remember him as a martyr, France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor said Thursday. Paris ...

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  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him first-in-line to the throne and removing the country’s counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the line of ...

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  • BOSTON: A consumer watchdog group says those wildly popular fidget spinners aren’t as harmless as they might appear. Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm is scheduled to address spinners and other fad items when the nonprofit organization presents its annual list of unsafe summer ...

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  • President Donald Trump posted a Facebook message of thanks to two New Jersey high school students whose references to him were removed from their yearbook. Trump on Monday wrote that Wall High School students Montana and Wyatt Dobrovich-Fago “aren’t afraid to stand up for what they ...

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  • Russia’s deputy foreign minister says he has cancelled upcoming talks with the US undersecretary of state over a new round of US sanctions against Russia. The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it has imposed sanctions on 38 Russian individuals and firms over Russia’s ...

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  • Officials on Wednesday evacuated an airport in Flint, Michigan, where a witness said he saw an officer bleeding from his neck and a knife nearby on the ground. On Twitter, Michigan State Police say the officer is in critical condition and the FBI was leading the investigation. Bishop International ...

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  • NEW YORK: American jurors no longer need to be schooled about al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden and other significant icons of the terrorism world, a lawyer for a man accused of plotting bomb attacks in New Jersey and New York that injured 30 people told a judge on Tuesday. Assistant federal ...

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  • NEW DELHI: India’s government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts. Doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering India’s already-poor record with maternal health. Women are often the last to eat or receive health care in ...

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  • WASHINGTON: Republicans just got a big argument for sticking with President Donald Trump and pushing forward with dismantling “Obamacare.” And Democrats are looking almost incapable of translating the energy of their core supporters into actual election wins. Tuesday night’s ...

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  • BEIRUT: Australia on Tuesday suspended its airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria as a precaution, after a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane earlier this week and Russia warned the U.S.-led coalition from flying over Syrian army positions west of the Euphrates River. The ...

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  • LAUSANNE: The governing body of field hockey has apologized for comments made on social media by president Narinder Batra after India’s loss to Pakistan in an international cricket match. The International Hockey Federation says “the personal thoughts of Dr. Batra (were) not ...

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