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Afghan official says Taliban kill 6 at police checkpoint

KABUL,  — An Afghan official says that at least six local police were killed when a group of Taliban fighters attacked and overran their checkpoint in northern Sari Pul province. Zabi Amani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Saturday two other policemen were wounded in the late Friday night attack. Amani said reinforcements arrived and […]

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Four Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in Gaza border protest

Gunfire from Israeli soldiers across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza staged a fourth round of weekly protests on the border with Israel. The latest deaths brought to 32 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli troops […]

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Father ‘Gifts’ Daughter To Friends, Joins Them To Gangrape Her

NEWDEHLI:-An Uttar Pradesh man allegedly ‘gifted’ his 35-year-old daughter to his friends and later joined them to gang-rape her in Uttar Pradesh. Police claimed the accused and his daughter were visiting a fair in Kamlapur area on the evening of April 15. After attending the fair, the accused called his friend Maan Singh, a friend, […]

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Pay more attention to women of your country: IMF chief’s advice to PM Modi

LONDON:Describing the latest incident of outrageous rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in India as “revolting”, IMF chief Christine Lagarde today hoped that the Indian authorities starting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi would pay more attention to it. Her sharp remarks come in the backdrop of a nationwide outrage over the rape cases in […]

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North, South Korea open hotline between leaders

Seoul: The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders Friday, Seoul’s presidential office said, a week before a summit between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and the South’s President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone. The line links the presidential Blue House in Seoul with the Pyongyang office of the nuclear-armed North’s State Affairs […]

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China defends Pakistan against Modi’s ‘terror export factory’ remark

Beijing, April 20 : China on Friday defended Pakistan against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark that Islamabad was a “terror export factory”, saying the country must be supported in the fight against “terrorism”. Beijing also hinted the issue of terrorism will be on the agenda of discussion at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) when […]

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Little history made in US: Senator brings first baby on floor during vote

Washington: A little history was made in Washington on Thursday — little in the form of a newborn who became the first baby ever to appear on the floor of the US Senate during a vote. A swaddled 11-day-old Maile Pearl Bowlsbey arrived on the floor of the chamber carried by her mother, Senator Tammy […]

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Acid attack on 3 girls in Pakistan for rejecting marriage proposal

Islamabad: Three girls, including a sister duo, in Pakistan’s Punjab province suffered burn injuries in an acid attack on Thursday when they were allegedly attacked by the sisters’ uncle for rejecting a marriage proposal, according to media reports. The sisters and their friend — all said to be university students — were standing at a […]

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More than 300 get death in Iraq for links to ISIS

Baghdad: Iraqi courts have sentenced to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group, judicial sources said on Wednesday. The suspects are being tried by two courts, one near the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq and another […]

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Pakistan reacts strongly at Modi’s claim over ‘surgical strikes’

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday rejected as “false” and “baseless” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claims of having launched a surgical strike on terrorist camps in Pakistani territory. At an interactive session at the Central Hall Westminster in London, Modi said on Wednesday that Islamabad was informed about the 2016 surgical strike before this was made […]

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