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International

US slaps sanction on ‘four militants’ – Efforts to destroy IS

WASHINGTON, Oct 6, (Agencies): The United States said on Monday it had imposed sanctions on four people affiliated with Islamic State and another militant group, including two Russian nationals and a Briton. The US Treasury Department said three Islamic State supporters and a member of the so-called Caucasus Emirate were …

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Muslim youth stopped from joining IS

Bangalore, India, Oct 6: The chief cleric of Bangalore’s main mosque says he has advised the heads of hundreds of mosques in India’s technology hub to actively counter propaganda by extremist Islamic groups by reaching out to young people in colleges and on social media. The chief cleric of Bangalore’s …

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US deports fewest immigrants

The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures obtained by The Associated Press. Deportations of criminal immigrants have fallen to the lowest levels since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, despite his pledge to focus on …

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Iraqi Shiite militants welcome Russian action against IS; US accused of failing to act decisively

BAGHDAD, Oct 5, (Agencies): Iraq’s most powerful Iranian-backed Shiite militias said on Monday they would welcome Russian air strikes on Islamic State in the country and accused the United States of failing to act decisively against the ultra-hardline group. The comments are likely to fuel US concerns over Moscow’s growing …

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Beating parasites wins 3 Nobel awards; Medicine prize goes to Japanese, Chinese and Irish scientists

STOCKHOLM, Oct 5, (Agencies): Three scientists from the US, Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering drugs to fight malaria and other tropical diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year. The Nobel judges in Stockholm awarded the prestigious prize to William …

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Murders underline rise of Islamist militants

DHAKA, Oct 5, (Agencies): The assassination of two foreigners in a week has highlighted the growing danger posed by Islamist militants in Bangladesh, with experts warning that a long-running political crisis has radicalised opponents of the government. While experts are dubious about the Islamic State organisation’s claim of responsibility for …

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Kurdish PYD fighting DAESH ‘terror group’

BRUSSELS, Oct 5, (RTRS): Syrian Kurdish militants backed by the United States in the fight against Islamic State belong to a terrorist organisation and are collaborating with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. The Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) role supporting the US-led coalition’s battle …

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Pressure mounts on US as MSF demands ‘probe’ into Kunduz; Afghan forces regain most of besieged city: residents

KABUL, Oct 5, (Agencies): Pressure mounted on Washington Monday to come clean over the apparent US airstrike on an Afghan hospital that killed 22, an incident the Pentagon chief said was “confused and complicated” but which medical charity MSF branded a war crime. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Sunday it …

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Russia hits 10 IS targets in Syria

MOSCOW, Oct 4, (Agencies): Russian planes have flown 20 sorties in Syria and struck 10 Islamic State targets in the past 24 hours, the country’s defence ministry said in a statement on Sunday. Russia has said it would step up its air strikes in Syria, escalating a military intervention which …

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No end in sight to migrant wave – EU, Turkey strike plan to stem flow of refugees

ZAGREB, Croatia, Oct 4, (Agencies): One month after the body of 3-yearold Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach – and a week after the European Union agreed to secure its borders – the migrant crisis has largely fallen off the front pages and reporters are going home. But …

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