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6 Islamist militants get death in Bangladesh for a bank robbery

A court in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced six Islamist militants to hang for a bank robbery in April that killed eight people, lawyers said, but the defence vowed to appeal against the verdict. Militants in the majority-Muslim nation have targeted liberal bloggers, academics and members of religious minorities in a surge …

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Pressure grows on India over marital rape – Horrific abuse behind closed doors

NEW DELHI, May 31, (AFP): Almost immediately after Deepti’s wedding at a traditional ceremony in the Indian capital, the horrific abuse began — behind closed doors at the hands of her new husband. “He was brutal. He forcefully had sex with me even when I was admitted sick to hospital,” …

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Iraqi forces push into streets of Falluja

BAGHDAD, May 30, (AFP): Iraqi forces thrust into the city of Falluja from three directions on Monday marking a new and perilous urban phase in the week-old operation to retake the jihadist bastion. The drive to recapture the first city to be lost from government control in 2014 came as …

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Two arrested after gang-rape

 India police have arrested two men over the gang-rape of a teenage girl whose body was found hanging from a tree, a senior officer said Monday, a grim reminder of a similar case in the same state. The girl, reportedly 15 and from one of India’s low social castes, was …

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Landmine blast kills 2 women

May 31, (AFP): A landmine blast killed two women and wounded a third on Monday near Mount Sammama, Tunisia’s defence ministry said, blaming “terrorist elements”. Ministry spokesman Belhassen Oueslati told AFP the two were killed while gathering herbs when the home-made device exploded near the base of Mount Sammama in …

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54 Muslim rebels killed in south: military

MANILA, Philippines, May 30, (Agencies): Intense fighting between Philippine troops and a littleknown Muslim group apparently inspired by the Islamic State group has killed 54 militants and two soldiers, officials said Monday. Regional military spokesman Maj Filemon Tan said the operations against the Maute group began last Thursday in southern …

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Iraqi forces poised for Falluja fight – Syrian rebels counter DAESH offensive

BAGHDAD, May 29, (Agencies): Elite Iraqi troops were poised Sunday to assault one of the Islamic State group’s most emblematic bastions, Falluja, as the jihadists counterattacked in both Iraq and neighbouring Syria. The fighting prompted a new exodus of thousands of desperate civilians and deep concern for the many more …

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Niger says kills 12 Boko Haram fighters in gun battle

NIAMEY, May 29, (RTRS): Security forces in Niger killed around 12 fighters of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram who launched an attack in the southeastern region of Bosso close to the border with Nigeria, according to an army statement on Saturday. Three members of the security forces were lightly …

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Shipwrecks claim 700 lives: survivors

ROME, May 29, (Agencies): A week of shipwrecks in the Mediterranean culminated Sunday with 700 migrants feared dead and survivors giving harrowing testimony of dozens of small children drowned. Survivors brought to safety in the Italian ports of Taranto and Pozzallo told the UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) and Save the …

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Brazil arrests suspect after gang-rape video

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 29, (AFP): Brazilian police on Saturday said they had arrested the first of more than 30 suspects wanted over the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers posted a graphic video online showing the aftermath of their brutal attack. The arrest came as some 70 military …

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