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Baghdad claims senior IS kills

BAGHDAD, Oct 11, (RTRS): Eight senior figures from Islamic State were killed in an air strike while meeting in a town in western Iraq, but the group’s reclusive leader Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi did not appear to be among them, residents of the town and hospital sources said. Iraq said …

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With BJP rule, beef grows more political; Communalism threatened country’s economic growth: PM

NEW DELHI, Oct 11, (AP): The legislator was full of outrage when he arrived in the north Indian village days after the killing of a Muslim farmer who was rumored to have slaughtered cows. A Hindu mob had smashed through the heavy wooden door to the man’s home, then beat …

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Europe sees record surge of child refugees

KENT, England, Oct 11, (AP): The bags are packed, the goodbye hugs done. The Afghan, Eritrean and Sudanese boys are on the move again, but this time it’s a happy occasion: After months of hardship traversing continents, the teenage refugees are finally on the way to English homes where they …

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86 killed in Turkey’s deadliest attack; HIS HIGHNESS THE AMIR OFFERS CONDOLENCES

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Saturday a cable of condolences to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, expressing his heartfelt sympathy and sorrow after the twin bombings in capital Ankara, which left scores of people killed and injured His Highness …

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Israelis kill 5 Palestinians; Wave of violence shows no sign of subsiding

JERUSALEM/GAZA, Oct 10, (Agencies): Israeli security forces on Saturday shot dead two Palestinians aged 12 and 15 in protests along Gaza’s border fence, Palestinian medics said, and Israeli police said they killed three Palestinian assailants in separate violence in Jerusalem. Eleven days of bloodshed in which four Israelis and 19 …

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Tears and confusion as Hungary tries migrants; Greece hit by refugee surge

SZEGED, Hungary, Oct 10, (AFP): “You shouldn’t enter a country through a hole in a fence,” the judge tells Mustafa, a Syrian migrant charged with a new type of crime created in Hungary only last month — illegally entering the country by crossing the newly-built barrier on the border with …

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21 arrested after cow ‘slaughter’ violence; Delhi’s anti-graft party head sacks minister over ‘bribe’

NEW DELHI, Oct 10, (AFP): Indian police have arrested 21 men after a mob thrashed two Muslims suspected of slaughtering a cow and set fire to some dozen shops, officials and reports said Saturday. The incident was reported from northern Uttar Pradesh state, where a mob recently murdered a 50-year-old …

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Pyongyang ready for any US war: Kim – North parades missiles, drones in ’versary celebration

PYONGYANG, Oct 10, (Agencies): North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un said Saturday his country could fight any war provoked by the United States, as he presided over a vast military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers’ Party. Thousands of troops marched through the capital followed by columns …

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New Delhi protests to Saudi after maid’s arm chopped off

NEW DELHI, Oct 9, (RTRS): India’s foreign ministry called on Saudi Arabia on Friday to ensure swift justice after a Saudi employer was accused of chopping off the arm of an Indian housemaid working in Riyadh. The family of Kasthuri Munirathinam, 58, said she told them her employer hacked off …

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Expats spooked after 2 foreigners killed; Lost confidence in security could damage economy

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 9, (AP): The cafes and restaurants are empty. The chatter of guests in hotel lobbies has gone quiet. The high-walled embassy compounds are even more closely guarded. The recent killings of two foreigners in Bangladesh — an Italian and a Japanese — have spooked tourists and expatriates …

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