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Honour killing of British probed

Pakistani police are investigating after a British man claimed his wife had been murdered in a so-called “honour” killing, ten days after the death of a social media star cast a spotlight on the practice. Mukhtar Kazam registered a complaint with police in Punjab province claiming his wife, 28-year-old Samia …

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DAESH claims attack in Bavaria – Consulate urges Kuwaitis to be cautious

ANSBACH, Germany, July 25, (Agencies): A Syrian man whose asylum bid had been rejected in Germany recorded a cellphone video of himself pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group before he tried to get into an outdoor concert with a bomb-laden backpack. He was turned away and blew himself up …

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Saudi executes two convicts for murder – 107 total number of death sentences

RIYADH, July 25, (AFP): Saudi Arabia on Monday executed two convicted murderers, the interior ministry said, raising to 107 the number of death sentences carried out in the kingdom this year. Fahd al-Ishan was convicted of stabbing to death another Saudi citizen, the ministry said in a statement on the …

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Stranded in the Gulf, duped Indian workers call for help – No pay, work permits expired

CHENNAI, India, July 25, (RTRS): Indian workers stranded in the United Arab Emirates with expired work permits, no pay and limited food, water and sanitation have appealed to the Indian government for immediate repatriation and financial assistance. “Please help us reunite with our families,” a migrant said in a video …

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Syrian refugee kills woman with machete – Munich gunman planned shooting for year

BERLIN, July 24, (Agencies): A 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested after killing a woman with a machete and injuring two other people in the southern German city of Reutlingen on Sunday, but the attack had no apparent connection to terrorism, police said. The asylum-seeking Syrian man had been involved in …

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4 female militants arrested in Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh arrested on Sunday four female members of a home-grown militant group blamed for a bloody attack on a cafe in which 22 people were killed, most of them foreigners, an officer said. Authorities have intensified a hunt for militants after five young men stormed the upmarket restaurant …

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Pakistan row over Osama Bin Ladens compound

A dispute has broken out over the future of the site where Osama Bin Laden was shot dead in 2011, with authorities pushing rival plans for a graveyard or playground. The military has erected a wall around the 3,800 square feet plot where the al- Qaeda leader’s compound once stood …

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IS attack on Afghan protest kills 80 people, wounds 231

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 23, (AP): At least 80 people were killed and another 231 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed clothing among a large crowd of demonstrators, officials and witnesses said. In a statement issued by its news agency, Aamaq, the Islamic …

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Munich gunman fixated on mass killing – Killer of 9 not linked to DAESH

MUNICH, Germany, July 23, (Agencies): The teenager who shot dead nine people in a gun rampage in Munich was “obsessed” with mass killers like Norwegian rightwing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to the Islamic State group, police said Saturday. Europe reacted in shock to the third attack …

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Turkey extends police powers after coup – Schools, charities shuttered

ISTANBUL/ANKARA, July 23, (Agencies): President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup. Turkish authorities also detained a nephew of Fethullah Gulen, …

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