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Suicide bomber kills several near Kabul mosque

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Author: AFP Sat, 2017-09-30 03:00 ID: 1506728071134676000 KABUL: Up to six people were killed when a suicide bomber posing as a shepherd blew himself up near a mosque in Kabul on Friday, police said, as Muslims prepared to commemorate an Islamic event.As many as 20 others were wounded in the attack, which happened in the […]

Terrorist safe haven raided in Pakistan

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Author: Sib Kaifee Sat, 2017-09-30 03:00 ID: 1506728071114675700 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s law enforcement and security agencies on Thursday raided a terrorist safe house in the southern city of Karachi, killing five militants planning to attack Shiite processions during Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar.“The terrorists, affiliated with Daesh and Al-Qaeda, were planning to attack […]

Trump’s health secretary resigns in travel flap

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Author: The Associated Press Sat, 2017-09-30 03:00 ID: 1506729980277554300 WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s health secretary resigned Friday, after his costly travel triggered investigations that overshadowed the administration’s agenda and angered his boss. Tom Price’s regrets and partial repayment couldn’t save his job.The Health and Human Services secretary became the first member of the president’s Cabinet […]

US to Americans: Stay away from Cuba after health ‘attacks’

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Author: The Associated Press Fri, 2017-09-29 03:00 ID: 1506724172424546800 WASHINGTON: The United States delivered an ominous warning to Americans on Friday to stay away from Cuba and ordered home more than half the US diplomatic corps, acknowledging neither the Cubans nor America’s FBI can figure out who or what is responsible for months of mysterious […]

Pakistan seeks to ban party backed by US-named terrorist

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Author: MUNIR AHMED | AP Fri, 2017-09-29 22:22 ID: 1506701390362651800 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s interior ministry asked the country’s elections overseeing body to ban from politics a new party backed by Islamist Hafiz Saeed, who carries a $10 million US bounty on his head for alleged involvement in 2008 terror attacks in India, officials said Friday. The […]

Britain “unconditionally committed” to EU’s security, says PM Theresa May

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Author: Reuters Fri, 2017-09-29 09:31 ID: 1506667601650352100 TAPA, Estonia: Britain will remain “unconditionally committed” to protecting Europe after it has left the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday, citing the need to come together in the face of threats from Russia. “When a nation like Russia deliberately violates the rules-based international order […]

Chinese Muslims told ‘hand over Qur’ans and prayer mats or face harsh punishment’

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Author: Arab News Fri, 2017-09-29 16:31 ID: 1506681161571073000 DUBAI: The Chinese government has launched a crackdown on Muslims in the Xinjiang territory in northwestern China – ordering copies of the Qur’an and prayer mats be handed over, or face harsh punishment, Radio Free Asia has reported. Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the human rights group, […]

Duterte govt slams 39 countries calling for end to killings in Philippines

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Author: JIM GOMEZ | AP Fri, 2017-09-29 18:00 ID: 1506686512001433700 MANILA: The Philippine government has denounced 39 mostly Western nations, including the United States, Britain and France, which have urged it to end thousands of killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug crackdown and allow investigations in cooperation with the international community.The Department of Foreign Affairs […]

Stampede in India’s financial capitals kills at least 22

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Author: Reuters Fri, 2017-09-29 11:00 ID: 1506672808510575600 MUMBAI: A rush hour stampede during a sudden monsoon downpour at a railway-station in India’s financial hub of Mumbai killed at least 22 people and wounded more than 30, an Indian state official said on Friday. The cause of the stampede on a bridge at the city’s central […]

Tree trimming firm pays biggest fine in US immigration case

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Author: Reuters Fri, 2017-09-29 10:12 ID: 1506669658900440700 MILWAUKEE: A tree trimming company has been handed the largest penalty imposed in a US immigration case, totaling $95 million, after pleading guilty to employing illegal immigrants, the US Attorney’s Office said. Immigration reform is a major political issue in the US, with President Donald Trump saying he […]
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