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  • BEIJING: The top U.S. military officer says a military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be “horrific” but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is “unimaginable.” The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of ...

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  • A registration drive was launched on Thursday to document the estimated 1 million Afghan nationals who have been living in the country illegally since fleeing war and unrest in the 1980s. Syed Jawad Hussain, the official in charge of a registration center near Peshawar, said the drive is aimed at ...

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  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va :The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday to “make my child’s death worthwhile” by confronting injustice the way she did. “They tried to kill my ...

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  • War crimes judges said Thursday that a Malian jihadist was liable for 2.7 million euros in personal damages for destroying Timbuktu's fabled shrines in 2012, as they ordered reparations in a landmark ruling. The International Criminal Court ordered that the victims of the razing of the fabled west ...

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  • In the 70 years since India and Pakistan were created from the former British Empire, there has never been a venue focused on the stories and memorabilia of those who survived that chaotic and bloody chapter in history — until now. A new museum on the Partition of the Indian subcontinent ...

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  • Radesh Singh’s grandfather was just 11 years old when he left his village in India’s Punjab province to move to Peshawar, in the far northwest of the country on the border with Afghanistan. The year was 1901: The British ruled the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan wasn’t even a ...

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  • Pakistan and India have had testy relations at best since independence. Some key dates that helped define the South Asian nations: Muslim refugees crowd on top a train leaving New Delhi for Pakistan. August 1947: Britain ends its colonial rule over the Indian subcontinent, which becomes two ...

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  • NEW DELHI: I was 9 the first time I traveled on an airplane, in 1986. We were headed to Pakistan, a country that was foreign yet held a part of us. For my younger brothers, the flight from New Delhi to Lahore meant little glasses of fizzy drinks and an endless supply of individually wrapped ...

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  • TEHRAN: Iranian media say authorities have arrested six young people for promoting Zumba, the Latin-inspired dance exercises, and other types of exercise. The arrests are part of Iran’s decades-long crackdown against influences of Western culture. In June, Iran banned Zumba and other ...

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  • CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — U.S. seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity said on Friday it had offered to take the financial risk of a renewed search for the missing Malaysian airliner, as victims’ families urged the Malaysian government to agree to a private-sector hunt for Flight ...

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  • NEW YORK: CNN fired conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord on Thursday after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a critic. A network spokesperson confirmed that Lord was no longer with the network and said “Nazi salutes are indefensible.” The statement came hours after Lord tweeted the Nazi ...

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  • It’s been 70 years since India and Pakistan were carved from the former British Empire as independent nations, a process that triggered one of the largest human migrations in history. Overnight, Hindu and Muslim neighbors became fearful of one another. Mob violence broke out, leaving hundreds ...

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  • SANAA, Yemen: Collapsing on sidewalks and constantly vomiting, some of the Yemeni villagers barely make it to the tiny health center where doctors spread carton sheets in the backyard and use trees to hang bags of IV fluids for patients. They are part of a stream of hundreds of suspected cholera ...

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  • BELGRADE, Serbia: A 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, who has been nicknamed “Little Picasso,” is using his first ever exhibition to help another boy in need. Farhad Nouri’s drawings and photographs were put on display Wednesday in what was also his charity event to raise ...

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  • NEW YORK — A new cache of the stolen HBO files among which is the data of the online sensation Game of Thrones was posted online by a group of hackers. A multimillion-dollar ransom was demanded from the network lest they should release the entire television series and other sensitive ...

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  • The remains of a man killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 have been identified nearly 16 years after the terror attacks. His name was withheld at his family’s request, the New York City medical examiner’s office said. The announcement marked the first new identification ...

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  • WASHINGTON: A federal climate report says the United States is already feeling the effects of climate change, with temperatures rising dramatically over the last four decades. That’s according to The New York Times, which acquired a draft copy of the report by scientists from 13 federal ...

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  • JODHPUR, India: In the summer of 1944, hundreds of royals gathered for the opening of Umaid Bhawan Palace, a magnificent sandstone edifice that dominates the skyline in India’s northwestern city of Jodhpur. It was the last of its kind. Three years later, India was free from British colonial ...

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  • Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday that Israel had stripped nearly 15,000 Palestinians from Jerusalem of their right to live in the city since 1967 and warned that it could be a "war crime". “Israel claims to treat Jerusalem as a unified city, but the reality is effectively one set of ...

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  • Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday insisted that his removal from office did not mean his future in politics was over, as he plans to go ahead with a rally this week and fight a legal battle to reverse his disqualification. “I don’t want reinstatement for myself. I am ...

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  • Iran has mocked the US push for inspections of the country's military sites, calling it a “ridiculous dream that will never come true.” This comes after US officials said last month that the Trump administration is pushing for inspections of suspicious Iranian military sites in a bid to ...

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  • BLOOMINGTON: FBI investigators are seeking suspects after an explosive device tore through part of a suburban Minneapolis mosque as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging a room but not causing any injuries, authorities and witnesses said. The blast happened at around 5am on Saturday ...

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  • Antoun Tawil, one of Syria's last traditional lute makers, waits in vain in his Damascus workshop for orders of the oud, an instrument his country was once renowned for producing. While the conflict that has ravaged Syria over the past six years has devastated many of its historic crafts, the ...

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  • Iran signed the country's biggest-ever car deal worth several hundred million dollars with French manufacturer Groupe Renault on Monday to produce 150,000 cars a year, the latest advance by a European company into Iran's sizeable consumer market. The 660 million or $778 million deal follows the ...

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  • Al-Jazeera on Monday denounced Israel's decision to close the Jerusalem bureau of Qatar's flagship satellite network, saying the measure was “undemocratic” and that it will take legal action. Israel's move follows in the footsteps of four Arab countries that are aligned against Qatar as ...

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  • Israel's communications minister, Ayoob Kara, said on Sunday that he wants the Al Jazeera's press cards revoked and has asked cable providers to block their transmissions. He said he wants them [Al Jazeera] banned altogether. However, no timetable for the measures was given. Kara, who is of Prime ...

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  • Southeast Asia's top diplomats slammed North Korea with a sharp rebuke on Saturday over its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests and admonished Pyongyang to comply with its duty of helping avert conflicts as a member of Asia's biggest security forum. The Association of Southeast Asian ...

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  • LAS VEGAS: Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, was arrested for allegedly creating and distributing malicious software designed to collect bank-account passwords, U.S. authorities said Thursday. News of Hutchins’ detention came as a ...

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  • JERUSALEM: Since becoming an adult, the eldest son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly drawn media criticism for what has been portrayed as a life of privilege at taxpayers’ expense. Yair Netanyahu, 26, has been described as someone who hobnobs with world leaders and ...

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  • KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber who struck a NATO patrol in Afghanistan, killing a service member and two civilians, had concealed his explosives beneath the all-enveloping women’s garment known as a burqa, a district governor said Friday. The attack the previous ...

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