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Bangladesh Police kill cafe attack ‘mastermind’ – Militants cornered in hideout

DHAKA, Aug 27, (Agencies): Bangladesh security forces killed three Islamist militants on Saturday, including a Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen accused of masterminding an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, police said. The militants were cornered in a hideout on the outskirts of the …

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Barrel bombs kill at least 15 civilians in Aleppo: monitor

BEIRUT, Aug 27, (AFP): At least 15 civilians were killed in a barrel bomb attack on a rebel-held district of Syria’s Aleppo city on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. The Britain-based group said regime aircraft had dropped two explosivepacked barrel bombs several minutes apart on the …

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France highest court suspends burkini ban

PARIS, Aug 26, (AFP): France’s highest administrative court on Friday suspended a controversial ban on the burkini by a French Riviera town after it was challenged by rights groups. In a judgement expected to set a precedent, the State Council ruled that local authorities could only restrict individual liberties if …

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Washington aid to Pakistan shrinks’ – Resurgent militants

WASHINGTON, Aug 26, (RTRS): Pakistan’s continued support for resurgent militant groups hostile to the United States, coupled with warming US military and business relations with India, is sharply diminishing Islamabad’s strategic importance as an ally to Washington, US military, diplomatic, and intelligence officials and outside experts said. The United States …

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Low-end Chinese hotels block people from Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan

BEIJING, Aug 26, (RTRS): Police have ordered some low-end hotels in the Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou not to allow guests from five Muslim-majority countries to stay, though China’s foreign ministry said it had never heard of the policy. Three hotels with rooms costing about 150 yuan ($23) a night told …

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ITALY QUAKE TOLL TO 250 – Aftershocks rattle quake zone

PESCARA DEL TRONO, Italy, Aug 25, (AP): Aftershocks in central Italy rattled residents and rescue workers alike Thursday, as crews worked to find more earthquake survivors and the country anguished over its repeated failure to protect ancient towns and modern cities from seismic catastrophes. A day after a shallow quake …

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Scottish police ‘latest’ in Britain to allow hijab

LONDON, Aug 25, (AFP): Scotland’s police this week became the latest force in Britain to allow the hijab as an optional part of the uniform in an effort to encourage more ethnic minority recruits. London’s Metropolitan Police gave Muslim women on duty the option of wearing the hijab in 2001. …

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Duterte orders extremists crushed after beheading – Senator accused of taking drug money

MANILA, Aug 25, (Agencies): Abu Sayyaf extremists have beheaded a kidnapped Filipino villager after a ransom deadline lapsed in their first such brutal act under President Rodrigo Duterte, who pressed an order for troops to crush the militants. Regional military spokesman Maj Filemon Tan says the militants killed Patrick James …

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Italy quake kills 120; Amir condoles – No Kuwaitis affected: embassy

ACCUMOLI, Italy, Aug 24, (Agencies): A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountain towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under rubble, killing at least 120 people and leaving thousands homeless. The quake struck in the early hours of the morning when most residents were asleep, razing homes and …

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Raped, tortured Yazidi women recover – 1,100 who escaped IS in Germany for treatment

VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany , Aug 24, (AP): The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent. Petrified by the thought of again facing rape and abuse at their hands, …

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