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Hindu cow mobs rule as religious debate rages – Govt accused of failing to rein in Hindu hardliners

TARANAGAR, India, Nov 11, (AFP): As a truck screeches to a halt on an Indian highway in the middle of the night, devout young Hindus armed with sticks scramble inside, searching for cows they consider sacred. Almost every night, the vigilantes lie in wait for suspected cattle smugglers in the …

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1 dead … 2 wounded in subway shooting

NEW YORK, Nov 10, (AFP): One man was killed and two other people wounded Monday in a shooting in a subway stop near New York’s Penn Station, authorities said. The shooter had apparently had words briefly while with the three victims as they sat in a McDonald’s restaurant. He followed …

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War on DAESH needs boots on ground: US air force secretary

DUBAI, Nov 10, (Agencies): The air campaign against the Islamic State group has made progress in degrading the jihadist organisation but will not be enough without local boots on the ground, the US air force secretary said on Tuesday. The comments from Deborah Lee James come just days after Pentagon …

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Philippine militants free Malaysian hostage – Paid huge ransom, but police officials deny money changed hands

MANILA, Philippines, Oct 10, (AP): Abu Sayyaf militants have freed a Malaysian restaurant manager after six months of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines, but her compatriot remains in their custody in the latest cross-border kidnappings to alarm Malaysia, officials said Monday. The militants released Thien Nyuk Fun late Sunday …

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Bangladesh machete attack on policeman

DHAKA, Nov 10, (RTRS): A machete-wielding man on Tuesday injured a military policeman in an attack at an army check post in the Bangladesh capital, police said, the second law enforcement official to be targeted in a week. Fears are growing that Bangladesh’s secular democracy is under attack following the …

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Thousands more tourists flee Egypt – Police kill top militant in Cairo

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 9, (Agencies): Thousands more foreign tourists flew home from Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh Monday after the downing of a Russian airliner claimed by jihadists, as police killed a top militant in the capital. The militant, Ashraf Ali Ali Hassanein al- Gharabli, was shot dead in an …

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Raids take down ‘Iran’ cyberspy Rocket Kitten

FRANKFURT, Nov 9, (RTRS): European authorities have taken action to shut down a cyber espionage operation linked to Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard in the first operation of its kind since Tehran signed a nuclear treaty, according to security researchers who located computers used to launch attacks. The hacker group — …

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Russian artist held for torching security service HQ door

Russian authorities on Monday detained a political performance artist best known for nailing his scrotum to Red Square after he torched the doors to the headquarters of the FSB security service, the successor to the KGB. Pyotr Pavlensky set fire to the wooden doors of the sprawling FSB building in …

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Maggie noodles back in India

Nestle’s hugely popular Maggi noodles returned Monday to shelves in India five months after the government banned them over lead levels, in one of the biggest crises to hit the Swiss giant. India’s food safety watchdog banned the noodles nationwide in June after test results showed packets exceeded legal limits …

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Russia, Britain ramp up efforts to bring tourists home

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 8, (Agencies): Moscow and London ramped up efforts Sunday to bring home thousands of tourists stranded in Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh resort following the crash of a Russian airliner in the Sinai Peninsula. Britain and the United States, as well as international investigators, suspect a bomb …

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