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Top Pakistan court bars former minister from holding office

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s top court has barred the former deputy interior minister from holding office for the next five years for insulting judges in a speech earlier this year. Thursday’s ruling by the Supreme Court says Talal Chaudhry, who was deputy interior minister under former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, …

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Nationwide student protests enter fifth day in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Aug 2, 2018 (AFP) -Bangladesh shut down high schools across the country Thursday as tens of thousands of students protested for a fifth straight day after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus. Bangladesh’s transport sector is widely seen as corrupt, unregulated, and dangerous, and as news of …

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New Delhi robbers escape with valuable commodity: Hair

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police say three men posing as customers robbed a small New Delhi workshop and fled with a valuable commodity: Hair. Lots of hair. Police say the men went to Jahangir Hussain’s wig workshop last Friday, claiming they were in the market for hair. As Hussain …

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Philippines nabs cleric over bomb claimed by Islamic State

MANILA, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The Philippine military said on Thursday it has arrested a Muslim cleric who knew in advance about a bomb that killed 11 people on Basilan island in an attack earlier this week that raised fears of Islamic State involvement. Acting on a tip off, scout …

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US freezes assets of Pakistanis

The United States on Tuesday froze the assets of three Pakistanis it has linked to Lashkare- Taiba, the militant group blamed for the deadly 2008 attacks in India’s financial capital, Mumbai. The State Department added Abdul Rehman al-Dakhil to its list of “specially designated global terrorists,” saying he was a …

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Fear as Iran currency dives

LONDON, Aug 1, (Agencies): Iranian lawmakers have given President Hassan Rouhani one month to appear before parliament to answer questions on his government’s handling of Iran’s economic struggles, state media reported on Wednesday. It is the first time parliament has summoned Rouhani, who is under pressure from hardline rivals to …

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Police probe use of growth hormones on children in Indian brothels

CHENNAI, India, Aug 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indian police are investigating the use of growth hormones in a sex trafficking case, following the arrest of eight people charged with exploitation of children in brothels in Telangana state. Eleven girls, including four below age 7, were rescued from brothels in …

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Danish ban on face-covering garments enters into force

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Supporters and opponents of a ban on garments covering the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa, are clashing verbally as the law takes effect. Marcus Knuth of the ruling liberal party Venstre, says the dress worn by some conservative Muslim women is …

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India bans vaccine imports from tainted China company

New Delhi, Aug 1, 2018 (AFP) -India has banned the import of a rabies vaccine from a Chinese manufacturer embroiled in a safety scandal, the head of India’s drug regulator told a newspaper in comments published Wednesday. “The vaccine is being used in India, but we don’t have the exact …

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Islamic State fighters surrender to Afghan forces after Taliban assault

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say more than 150 Islamic State fighters have surrendered to government forces in the face of an onslaught by the Taliban in the northern Jawzjan province. Gen. Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani, the provincial police chief, said 152 fighters surrendered Wednesday, including Habib-ul Rahman, their commander. …

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