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  • NEW DELHI: A human rights group on Friday expressed concern over rising brutal attacks in India by self-appointed "cow protectors" against Muslims and lower castes over rumors that they sold, bought or killed cows for beef. Human Rights Watch said Indian authorities should promptly investigate the ...

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  • Afghanistan's Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive Friday, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on coalition and Afghan security forces. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced the launch of the offensive in an email ...

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  • VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name. Three weeks after Islamic militants staged twin Palm Sunday church attacks, Francis lands in ...

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  • CHICAGO (AP) — The passenger who was dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat settled with United for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the airline to put the fiasco behind it as quickly as possible. David Dao's legal team said the agreement includes a ...

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  • NEW YORK: An Asia-based FIFA official has pleaded guilty in a US court to charges relating to bribery and corruption in elections for soccer's world governing body. Guam Football Association President Richard Lai, who is a member of FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee and is on the Asian Football ...

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  • The Taliban in Pakistan have accused the country's premier intelligence service of using a notorious captured militant leader to give the impression the group is being funded by foreign spy agencies to orchestrate attacks, a militant spokesman said. Meanwhile, two Pakistani intelligence officials ...

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  • SRINAGAR: A 70-year-old civilian was killed and seven people were injured during an anti-India protest that erupted Thursday following a gunbattle that killed three Indian soldiers and two suspected rebels in disputed Kashmir, police said. A group of militants stormed a military camp close to the ...

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  • One video showed a young Kashmiri man strapped to a patrolling Indian army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing protesters. Others showed soldiers beating local men with sticks as other troops stood by with guns drawn. As Shabir Ahmed watched the crude clips, captured on cellphone cameras ...

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  • Maria Sharapova was given a lukewarm welcome by 4,500 spectators upon her return to professional tennis on Wednesday after a 15-month doping ban. After receiving a polite applause and some whistling when she entered the sold-out arena, the five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 is playing ...

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  • Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results. The changes have been in the works for four months, but Google hadn't publicly discussed most of them until now. The announcement in a blog ...

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  • A roadside bomb targeting a minivan in Kurram Agency on Tuesday killed 14 people, a local official said, raising an earlier reported death toll of nine killed. The blast ripped through the van travelling through a minority Shiite region of the Kurram tribal area, which borders Afghanistan, said ...

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  • One of the nation's largest school districts has launched a campaign against Islamophobia, drawing praise and criticism. The San Diego Unified School District's multiyear plan includes a letter addressing Islamophobia to staff and parents of its 132,000 students. It's expected to be drafted and ...

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  • The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region's districts, an Afghan official said on Tuesday. According to provincial spokesman Sunatullah Timor, the attack on Monday's triggered ...

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  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned that he could be “50 times” more brutal than militants who stage beheadings and said he could even “eat” the extremists if they’re captured alive by troops. Duterte has repeatedly threatened drug suspects with death, but ...

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  • Pakistan led the West Indies by 36 runs on the first innings with five wickets in hand at lunch on the fourth day Monday of the first test. The visitors were 322-5. Sarfraz Ahmed scored a rapid 53, and his captain Misbah-Ul-Haq a more patient 47, in an unbeaten 86-run partnership at Sabina ...

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  • LONDON: Alexis Sanchez ensured Arsenal's stormy season will end with an FA Cup final after securing a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in extra time at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Arsenal will play Chelsea on May 27 in its third FA Cup final in four seasons. The competition has provided a comfort ...

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  • One of the last surviving members of the team that created the pioneering ENIAC computer in the 1940s has died. Harry Huskey was 101. The University of California-Santa Cruz says Huskey died April 9 at his home in the city. Huskey was a professor emeritus at the university. Huskey was teaching ...

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  • General Motors Co. plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020, an executive said Friday, as automakers speed up the roll-out of alternative vehicles under pressure from Beijing to promote the industry. GM will start production of a pure-electric model in ...

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  • BUCHAREST: Romanian border police say they have stopped 111 asylum seekers hidden in the back of a large truck who trying to illegally leave Romania and head toward Western Europe. Border police said Saturday statement they discovered the group late Friday crammed into the vehicle at the ...

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  • GAZIANTEP: He was barely 20 when Islamic State group militants stormed his home city of Deir el-Zour in oil-rich eastern Syria. Mohammed had already been fighting government forces the past two years, so it was an easy decision for him: join the militants to keep up the battle against President ...

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  • McLEAN,: Randall Royer grew up in the Midwest, a suburban St. Louis kid. By the time he was 21, he had converted to Islam and changed his name to Ismail Royer, fighting in Bosnia alongside fellow Muslims against Serbian ethnic cleansing. By the time he was 31, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison ...

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  • Pakistani officials say a retired army officer was lured to Nepal with a job prospect before being seized by Indian intelligence, which hopes to use him to secure the release of an Indian agent sentenced to death by Pakistan. Two senior security officials said Tuesday that Indian agents abducted Lt ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities said Monday they have arrested 22 people involved in the Mashal Khan lynching case, a student who was accused of blasphemy, and detained a teenage woman who had been recruited by the Islamic State group for a foiled attack on a church. Word of the arrests came as US ...

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  • MADRID: Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale in its Champions League quarterfinal against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Coach Zinedine Zidane said the forward has not fully recovered from a muscle injury in his right leg and will miss the second leg match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Defending ...

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  • Hundreds of students clashed with government forces in Indian-held Kashmir during protests Monday against a police raid on a college, as tensions ran high in the restive region. At least 100 students were injured as Indian police used batons and tear gas to try to quell the protests, which broke ...

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  • A young Saudi woman's plea for help after she was stopped in an airport in the Philippines en route to Australia where she planned to seek asylum has triggered a firestorm on social media and drawn attention to the plight of female runaways. For runaway Saudi women, fleeing can be a matter of life ...

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  • LONDON: Unlike last season's title race, Tottenham knows it isn't on the wrong side of a popularity contest in its pursuit of Chelsea. Leicester was the undoubted pick of the neutrals as it fought off Tottenham's challenge to improbably collect the Premier League trophy last May. Now Tottenham ...

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  • The eighth installment in the "Fast and the Furious" had the roads to itself and inched past the $100 million benchmark in the final moments. Studio estimates on Sunday say "The Fate of the Furious" earned a chart topping $100.2 million over the holiday weekend. It's well below the $147.2 million ...

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  • MANCHESTER: Ander Herrera scored one goal, set up another and executed the perfect man-marking job on Eden Hazard to set up Manchester United's 2-0 win over Chelsea that opened up the Premier League title race on Sunday. United didn't even need rested top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic to consign the ...

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  • At least 39 people were killed Saturday in a suspected suicide explosion that hit near busses carrying people evacuated from a besieged area of government loyalists, Syrian TV reported. A war monitor puts the death toll at 24 in the area controlled by opposition fighters. The explosion Saturday was ...

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