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  • TThe latest window for worship at a flashpoint Indian shrine has closed without a single female devotee of menstruating age being admitted, despite a court order overturning a ban on their presence in the temple. Mobs of Hindu hardliners prevented women aged 10 to 50 from getting into the Sabarimala ...

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  • TThe United Nations Human Rights Committee on Tuesday criticised France's so-called burqa ban, saying the law "violated" the rights of two women who were fined for wearing full-face veils in public. The committee called for the women to be compensated and for a review of the 2010 law that ...

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  • TSouth Korean footballers were left dumbfounded at an international tournament in Indonesia when organisers played the North's anthem instead. Ahead of an AFC under-19 Championship qualifier against Jordan at the Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium on the outskirts of Jakarta, the South's team lined up with ...

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  • TAn ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found virtually intact at the bottom of the Black Sea, the world's oldest known shipwreck, researchers said on Tuesday. The vessel is one of more than 60 shipwrecks identified by the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project ...

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  • TGerman high-end carmaker BMW said Tuesday it would recall more than one million additional diesel cars, citing a problem with the exhaust system that "in extreme cases can cause a fire". "In some diesel vehicles, glycol cooling fluid can leak" from a faulty component called the exhaust gas ...

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  • TTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for the trial in Istanbul of the Saudi suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a crime that he said was intricately planned days in advance. Erdogan had promised that his speech in Ankara would give the "naked truth" about the ...

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  • TIndia´s top court on Tuesday eased a ban on fireworks for a major Hindu festival despite air pollution in New Delhi and other cities again reaching danger levels. The Supreme Court, which last year banned firecrackers for the Diwali festival, rejected a new call for a ban in the capital ...

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  • TChina's President Xi Jinping officially opened the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China Tuesday, at a time when Beijing is tightening its grip on its semi-autonomous territories. The 55-kilometre (34-mile) crossing, which includes a snaking road bridge and ...

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  • TA new treatment for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure 80 percent of sufferers, according to a trial hailed Monday as a "game changer" in the fight against the global killer. Doctors in Belarus -- a country with one of the highest rates of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the world ...

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  • TPierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil stole the show as Arsenal swept to their 10th successive win with a dominant 3-1 victory against Leicester on Monday. Unai Emery´s side trailed to Hector Bellerin´s first half own goal at the Emirates Stadium. But Ozil, captaining Arsenal on ...

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  • TPresident Donald Trump said Monday the United States will begin cutting aid to three Central American nations because of their governments' failure to stop a migrant caravan headed for the US border. In a series of tweets, Trump called the caravan's approach a national emergency and said he has ...

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  • TTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected Tuesday to reveal what he has said is the "naked truth" about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul -- a killing Ankara has said was "savagely planned". His speech comes as US President Donald Trump said he was "not ...

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  • TA NATO soldier was killed and two others wounded in a Taliban-claimed attack in Afghanistan on Monday, days after a US general was wounded in a shooting on a high-level security meeting. NATO's Resolute Support mission did not immediately release the nationalities of the three soldiers involved in ...

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  • TOctober 31, 2008 marked the birth of bitcoin. Ten years on, the world's first cryptocurrency is at the forefront of a complex financial system viewed warily by markets and investors. From its first evocation amid a global financial crisis, in a white paper written by Satoshi Nakamoto, an unknown ...

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  • TSocial media platform Facebook has closed 68 pages and 43 accounts linked to a marketing group believed to be promoting the chances of Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Facebook issued a statement saying it had acted against the pages and accounts linked to Raposos ...

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  • TMADRID - The Davis Cup can succeed even without the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as the reformed tournament will target a new generation of tennis stars, the International Tennis Federation's chief operating officer has said. Gerard Pique, the Barcelona defender and president of Kosmos, ...

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  • TSINGAPORE - A confident Sloane Stephens stormed to victory Monday with a commanding third set performance against Japanese sensation Naomi Osaka to highlight another night of stunning upsets at the WTA Finals in Singapore. In an unpredictable encounter, the American overcame a second set stutter to ...

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  • TTEHRAN   -  A jihadist group has claimed responsibility for the abduction of 12 Iranian security personnel near the border with Pakistan, Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA reported Monday. “The terrorist group Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice in Arabic) has posted two ...

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  • TAUSTIN - Lewis Hamilton was forced to wait for a fifth world title when he finished third at the US Grand Prix on Sunday as Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen took a first victory in more than five years. Title rival Sebastian Vettel in another Ferrari was fourth meaning the championship race will probably ...

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  • TCOLOMBO:- Sri Lanka on Monday included a 20-year-old ambidextrous bowler in its 15-member squad for the one-off Twenty20 match against England. Kamindu Mendis, who has played under-19 matches, was brought into the squad led by Thisara Perera for Saturday's match at Premadasa International Stadium ...

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  • TABU DHABI - D'Arcy Short smacked an unbeaten half-century as Australia cruised to a seven-wicket victory over United Arab Emirates in a lone Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi on Monday. A change of format brought about a much-needed change in result for Australia, even though a win in their ...

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  • TISTANBUL - Turkey on Monday said that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was “savagely planned”, vowing nothing would remain secret in a case that has severely tarnished the image of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Upping the pressure on ...

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  • TMOSCOW - Top Russian officials on Monday told Donald Trump’s national security advisor that Moscow is ready to cooperate with Washington over a Cold War-era nuclear treaty and that abandoning the key agreement would put the world in danger. National security advisor John Bolton is expected ...

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  • TLONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged her increasingly mutinous party on Monday to back her strategy over Brexit, insisting a deal with the EU was close even as she once again rejected the bloc's proposal for the Irish border. In an article in the mass-selling The Sun tabloid, she ...

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  • TBERLIN - European nations should take a joint stance on whether to halt arms exports to Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said Monday. He reiterated Chancellor Angela Merkel's statement from Sunday, saying Berlin "at this stage will ...

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  • TCANBERRA - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a national apology to thousands of victims of institutional sex abuse Monday, admitting the state utterly failed to stop "evil, dark crimes" committed over decades. "This was done by Australians to Australians, enemies in our midst, ...

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  • TPARIS - A new treatment for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure more than 90 percent of sufferers, according to a trial hailed Monday as a “game changer” in the fight against the global killer. Doctors in Belarus - a country with one of the highest rates of ...

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  • TPARIS - Salty water just below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support the kind of microbial life that emerged and flourished on Earth billions of years ago, researchers reported Monday. In some locations, the amount of oxygen available could even keep alive a primitive, ...

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  • TZAGREB - Croatia's former premier Ivo Sanader was convicted on Monday of war profiteering, in a re-trial that found him guilty of taking a bribe from an Austrian bank during the country's 1990s conflict. Sanader, who steered Croatia into NATO and to the doorstep of the European Union in the 2000s, ...

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  • TORLÉANS, France - A priest in central France accused of sexually assaulting a minor committed suicide in his church, Catholic authorities said Monday, the second French priest to take his life over abuse claims in a month. Pierre-Yves Fumery, 38, hanged himself in his presbytery in the town ...

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