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UNHR lashes Indo-Pak over Kashmir access

UNHR lashes Indo-Pak over Kashmir access

The United Nations human rights chief has lashed out at both India and Pakistan for denying access to both sides of Kashmir. The remarks were made by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, during his opening statement at Human Rights Council 35th session yesterday. “Despite repeated high-level requests to India […]

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Attack on Iran Parliament: Seven killed

Attack on Iran Parliament: Seven killed

At least seven persons were killed in twin attacks on Iran’s Parliament building and the mausoleum of former supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini here on Wednesday, officials said. Four gunmen forced themselves into the Parliament during a session and started shooting at security guards and visitors, killing at least seven guards and wounding several others, Efe […]

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London attack: Third London Bridge attacker named

London attack: Third London Bridge attacker named

The third London Bridge attacker has been named as Youssef Zaghba, a Moroccan-Italian man. Pakistan-born Khuram Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, both from Barking were the other two attackers. Meanwhile, another victim has been named as Australian nurse Kirsty Boden, 28, who her family said had run towards London Bridge to help people. Seven […]

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Rocket Lands In Indian Envoy’s Residential Compound In Kabul, No Injuries Reported: Sources

Rocket Lands In Indian Envoy’s Residential Compound In Kabul, No Injuries Reported: Sources

  A rocket propelled grenade exploded inside India House, Indian Ambassador Manpreet Vohra’s residential compound in Kabul this afternoon. Top sources confirmed there were no injuries after it exploded on the tennis court of the residential compound.

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‘484 civilians killed’ in US-led strikes against ISIL

‘484 civilians killed’ in US-led strikes against ISIL

Agencies US military reports 484 civilian deaths by US-led coalition strikes, but outside monitors put the number much higher.   The US military said that coalition attacks on ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq have killed more than 480 civilians since mid-2014 – a tally that is far below those of outside monitors. US Central […]

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Warplanes Carry Out Three Strikes on Libya’s Derna: Witness

Reuters   BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Warplanes launched three air strikes on the Libyan city of Derna on Monday, a witness said, days after Egypt attacked camps there, saying it was targeting militants responsible for killing Egyptian Christians. There was no immediate confirmation of Monday’s strikes from officials in Libya or neighboring Egypt, nor any […]

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World pays tribute to Manchester bomb attack victims

World pays tribute to Manchester bomb attack victims

Agencies   Lights have been turned off around the world to honour the victims of the Manchester bomb attack. In Rome, the lights at the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and city hall were switched off at midnight. The Eiffel Tower in Paris was also plunged into darkness, with the Burj Khalifa in Dubia emblazoned with the […]

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Afghanistan: Army based attacked by militants, 10 soldiers killed

Afghanistan: Army based attacked by militants, 10 soldiers killed

Agencies   The attack on Afghan government army base in the southern province of Kandahar began just before midnight on Monday. Militants attacked an Afghan government army base in the southern province of Kandahar, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding nine, defence officials said on Tuesday. The attack began just before midnight on Monday, […]

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Israel kills Palestinian ‘attacker’ ahead of Trump trip

Israel kills Palestinian ‘attacker’ ahead of Trump trip

Agencies Named by local media as Raed Ahmad Rdaydeh, 15-year-old allegedly attempted to stab border officer at checkpoint. Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager as he allegedly attempted to stab a border police officer at a checkpoint near Bethlehem, on the eve of US President Donald Trump’s visit to the city on Tuesday. […]

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Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

The blast happened in the foyer at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Police said the lone male attacker, who died in the blast, detonated an improvised explosive device. Relatives are using social media to hunt for missing loved ones, and an emergency number, 0161 856 […]