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Indian Prime Minister Modi confronted by angry protests in London

 LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) – Hundreds of noisy protesters greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrived in London on Wednesday, demonstrating over a rising tide of sexual violence at home including two particularly brutal rapes. Holding placards reading “Modi go home” and “we stand against Modi’s agenda …

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AMIR OFFERS DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON LOSS OF BARBARA BUSH

Hearts at half-mast for matriarch – Funeral set for Saturday KUWAIT CITY/HOUSTON, April 18, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Wednesday a cable of condolences to former US president George Bush over the passing away of former first lady Barbara Bush. In the cable, His …

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Muslims fleeing village at centre of rape crisis in India

RASANA, India, April 18, (Agencies): There are no Muslims left in the village of Rasana, which has become a symbol of India’s rape crisis after the brutal murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl blamed on Hindu men. Police say the girl was raped and killed as part of an attempt …

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Syria regime forces shell Damascus jihadist bastion

Beirut, April 18, 2018 (AFP) -Syrian regime forces shelled the last pockets in Damascus controlled by the Islamic State group, preparing the ground for a possible assault on the jihadist stronghold, a monitor said Wednesday. After fully retaking the Eastern Ghouta region on the edge of the capital, the Syrian …

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21 dead as truck en route to Indian wedding crashes: police

New Delhi, April 18, 2018 (AFP) -At least 21 revellers were killed en route to a wedding when their truck flew off a bridge, police said Wednesday, the latest horrific crash on India’s accident-prone roads. The truck, carrying more than 40 passengers, smashed through a protective railing in central Madhya …

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Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Washington, April 18, 2018 (AFP) -Former US first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, triggering an outpouring of praise for the matriarch of a Republican family once at the apex of American politics. Barbara and George H.W. Bush were married for 73 years, and the widower …

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Narendra Modi’s silence risks carrying stain of rape into India’s election year

NEW DELHI, April 17 (Reuters) – As India’s rape epidemic gets worse by the year, critics have pointed fingers at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government for not doing enough to protect the country’s women. During the past week, his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been battered by a …

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Rape, killing heighten Indian outrage

The body of a seven-year-old girl who had been raped and strangled was found in India Tuesday, compounding outrage over a series of horrific sexual attacks on women or girls. Nationwide protests have been held in the past week over the gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in …

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Rape, murder sparks Karachi riot

At least one man was killed and several injured in Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi Tuesday when a riot broke out in protest at the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl. Crowds took to the streets after the body of the victim was discovered late Monday, blocking a main road …

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Life for French ‘DAESH’ bride

BAGHDAD, April 17, (AFP): Iraq on Tuesday sentenced a French woman to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State group, raising to more than 180 the number of such convictions of foreign women since the country’s defeat of IS. Djamila Boutoutaou, a 29-year-old of Algerian origin, told a …

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