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Trump criticises Iran as ‘corrupt dictatorship’ in UN speech

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump criticised Iran on Tuesday as a “corrupt dictatorship” that is plundering the Iranian people to pay for aggression abroad, using his speech to the United Nations General Assembly to lay down a tough message for Tehran. “Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction,” Trump told the annual gathering. “They do not respect their neighbors...

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Protest at 10 Downing street as Indian PM Modi arrives in London

LONDON: A large number of people staged a demonstration against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 10 Downing Street on Thursday. The protesters, including Pakistanis, Sikhs and Kashmiris, were carrying placards inscribed with ‘Modi Not Welcome.’ They chanted slogans against the BJP and RSS. They advised Modi to return to India. While, Vast numbers of Sikhs, Kashmiris and Indian Christians...

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Undercover Israeli troops raid hospital, kill Palestinian

RAMALLAH, West Bank: Israeli forces disguised as locals killed a Palestinian man on Thursday during a raid at a West Bank hospital, a Palestinian hospital official said. The Israeli military said troops shot a man at the hospital while they were there to arrest a suspect in a stabbing attack. Jihad Shawar, the director of Al-Ahli hospital in the West...

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14 migrants die as boat sinks off Turkey

ANKARA: At least 14 people, including seven children, drowned on Wednesday when a migrant boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast while trying to reach Greece, local media reported, the latest fatalities in Europe's refugee crisis. The Turkish coastguard recovered the bodies from the wooden boat which was heading from the province of Canakkale to the Greek island of Lesbos, Dogan...

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At least 22 dead in attack on Syria regime bastion: Media

DAMASCUS: At least 22 people were killed in mortar fire Tuesday on Syria s coastal city of Latakia, in one of the bloodiest shellings there since the country s war began, state media reported. The toll rose to "22 people killed and 62 wounded" in the attack on eastern neighbourhoods of the regime bastion, state television said. Earlier, state news...

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Israel detains 24 Hamas suspects in West Bank raids

Jerusalem: Israel security forces arrested 24 suspected members of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas in overnight raids in the northern West Bank, the army said on Tuesday. The raids targeted a suspected Hamas network in Qalqilya, a town just over the Green Line from Israel that is partly surrounded by Israel's controversial separation barrier. "The heads of the network, who ran...

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Arab League seeks end to Israel’s violent ‘escalation’

RIYADH: Arab foreign ministers searched on Monday for ways to halt what one called Israel s "dangerous escalation" of violence against Palestinians. Weeks of knife, gun and car assaults by Palestinians in Israel and the West Bank have left 74 Palestinians dead, around half of them alleged attackers. Ten Israelis and one Arab Israeli have also been killed, and violence...

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ICC chief Srinivasan toppled as BCCI pulls support

MUMBAI: Narayanaswami Srinivasan was removed as International Cricket Council chairman on Monday after his home board announced it was withdrawing its support, following scandals embroiling the sport in India. Srinivasan will be replaced as head of the sport’s world governing body by Shashank Manohar, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), an official said. “The BCCI...

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Rival Taliban groups battle each other: Afghan official

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: Taliban insurgents loyal to rival leaders have been fighting in a southeastern province of Afghanistan, where about 50 men on both sides have been killed in two days, an Afghan official said Sunday. Fighters in a breakaway faction led by Mullah Mohammad Rasool have been joined by Islamic State militants, according to Mohmand Nostrayar, governor of the Arghandab...

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Six sentenced to death for brutal Bangladesh child murders

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Sunday handed four men the death sentence over the brutal killing of a 13-year-old boy that provoked national outrage after video footage of the attack went viral, a lawyer said. Another two men were ordered to hang for the separate torture and murder of another 13-year-old that occurred less than a month later, the prosecutor said....

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Iran plans to attend next round of Syria peace talks

DUBAI: Iran will attend the next round of Syria peace talks, a top advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Saturday, a week after Tehran threatened to withdraw from the process. World and regional powers including Iran met in Vienna on Oct. 30 to discuss a political solution to Syria's civil war. Days later, Iran...

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Bombs across Baghdad kill nine people: Sources

BAGHDAD: Bombs in and around Baghdad killed at least nine people on Saturday, police and medical sources said, highlighting security challenges that include Islamist militancy and sectarian conflict. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Islamic State militants, who control large parts of the country's north and west, frequently set off bombs in the capital. Five members of the...

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Death toll in Lahore factory tragedy rises to 45

LAHORE: More bodies of the victims of the Sundar Industrial Factory tragedy were recovered early on Saturday, raising the death toll to 45. Rescuers are of the view that there are still chances of survival of the victims. A worker trapped under the debris has contacted his family by phone. Relatives of the victims are praying for the safety of...

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Indian nursing assistant raped on bus in Bangalore

BANGALORE: A bus driver allegedly raped a 19-year-old nursing assistant in his vehicle on the outskirts of India´s southern technology hub Bangalore before dumping her on a roadside, police said Friday. The attack is alleged to have occurred on Thursday when the woman boarded the bus to commute to her job at a nursing home in Hoskote, 30 kilometres (19...

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Chemical weapons used by fighters in Syria: Sources

ALEPPO: Chemical weapons experts have determined that mustard gas was used in a Syrian town where the self-styled Islamic State (IS) insurgents were battling another rebel group, according to a report by an international watchdog seen by Reuters. A confidential October 29 report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a summary of which was shown to...

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Million March to prove Kashmiris haven’t surrendered: Ali Geelani

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Geelani, has said that the Million March will be a clear message for Indian rulers, their agents in the territory and the world community that the people of Kashmir have not surrendered before the military occupation. Syed Ali Geelani in a statement in Srinagar said that Kashmir was an internationally...

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Two more child migrants drown off Greece as UN warns of arrival spike

Athens (AFP) - The cold Aegean Sea claimed the lives of two more migrant children early Thursday, sparking protests in Greece as the UN warned another 600,000 people could arrive by February. The Greek coastguard said the children died off the island of Kos hours before Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and European Parliament chief Martin Schulz began a visit to...

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