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Nomads see rape of girl as new sign of hostility in India – Bakarwals traumatised

UDHAMPUR, India, April 19, (AFP): The Muslim nomads who lead their goats, cows and horses up and down the Kashmir hills have never felt at ease in modern India and the gruesome rape and murder of a girl from the impoverished community has heightened their fears. Many of the Bakarwals …

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EU door shut to UK for good: Hollande

PARIS, April 19, (Agencies): The door to the European Union is now closed to Britain and Europeans should not accept any attempt to reverse Brexit, former French president Francois Hollande warned in an interview with Britain’s Daily Telegraph published on Thursday. “It’s shut. The vote has taken place and nobody …

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YouTube reunites man with family after 40 yrs

 An Indian man missing for 40 years was to be reunited with his family on Thursday after a YouTube video of him singing a popular Hindi film song went viral. Khomdram Gambhir Singh was 26 when in 1978 he left his home in Imphal, in the remote northeastern state …

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Muslim nomads see rape as new sign of hostility in India

Udhampur, India, April 19, 2018 (AFP) – The Muslim nomads who lead their goats, cows and horses up and down the Kashmir hills have never felt at ease in modern India and the gruesome rape and murder of a girl from the impoverished community has heightened their fears. Many of …

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Magnitude 5.5 quake strikes southern Iran; felt in Bahrain

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck in southern Iran near the country’s sole nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking Bahrain and other areas around the Persian Gulf. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake …

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Jihadists given 48 hours to surrender enclave near Damascus

BEIRUT, April 19 (Reuters) – Islamic State militants have been given 48 hours to agree to withdraw from an enclave they control south of Damascus, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan reported on Thursday. “If they refuse, the army and supporting forces are ready to launch a military operation to end …

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Attackers hurl acid at 3 female students in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say a group of men on motorcycles hurled acid at three female university students in the city of Gujrat. Officer Umair Hayat says one of the three men was arrested after Thursday’s attack, which occurred near a bus stop in the Dinga neighborhood as the …

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German jihadist tied to 9/11 attacks caught in Syria: Kurdish commander

Qamishli, Syria, April 18, 2018 (AFP) -A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish commander told AFP Wednesday. “Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Syria and is …

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Indian Prime Minister Modi confronted by angry protests in London

 LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) – Hundreds of noisy protesters greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrived in London on Wednesday, demonstrating over a rising tide of sexual violence at home including two particularly brutal rapes. Holding placards reading “Modi go home” and “we stand against Modi’s agenda …

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AMIR OFFERS DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON LOSS OF BARBARA BUSH

Hearts at half-mast for matriarch – Funeral set for Saturday KUWAIT CITY/HOUSTON, April 18, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Wednesday a cable of condolences to former US president George Bush over the passing away of former first lady Barbara Bush. In the cable, His …

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