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Parents ‘kill pregnant woman’ in Pakistan

Relatives slit the throat of a young mother who was pregnant with her second child after she married against their will in eastern Pakistan, officials said Friday, the latest in a spate of so-called “honour killings”. Muqaddas Bibi, 22, married Taufiq Ahmed three years ago in defiance of her family, …

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11 get ‘life’ over Gujarat massacre – 12 others sentenced to 7 years in jail

AHMEDABAD, India, June 17, (AFP): An Indian court jailed 11 Hindus for life on Friday over the massacre of dozens of Muslims in Gujarat state 14 years ago, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chief minister. The court sentenced 12 others to seven years in jail over the murder of …

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‘In’ MP murdered in Britain – UK in shock

LONDON, June 16, (AFP): A British lawmaker died on Thursday after a shock daylight street attack, throwing campaigning for the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union into disarray just a week before the crucial vote. Jo Cox, a 41-year-old mother-of-two from the opposition Labour Party, was left bleeding …

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India holds suspect in the brutal rape and murder of a student in Kerala

 Indian police have detained the main suspect in the brutal rape and murder of a student in Kerala, the state’s top official said Thursday, after authorities were accused of mishandling the case. Police have said the attack on the 30-year-old law student from the lowest Dalit caste in April was …

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Suspect held over publisher attack in Bangladesh – Hindu lecturer seriously wounded

DHAKA, June 16, (AFP): An Islamist militant suspected of attacking a publisher last year has been arrested, Bangladesh police said Thursday, in what they described as an important breakthrough in their investigations into a spate of horrific attacks. Suman Hossain Patowari, 20, was arrested in Dhaka late Wednesday over a …

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Woman in Pakistan throws acid on Boyfriend for marriage refusal

MULTAN, Pakistan, June 16, (AFP): A Pakistani woman who allegedly threw acid on her boyfriend causing life-threatening injuries after he refused to marry her, officials said Thursday, and was arrested in a rare case of a woman attacking a man. Momil Mai, a married motherof- four, had been in a …

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Jordan detains professor for criticizing anti-IS strikes – Hundreds of suspected IS supporters jailed

AMMAN, Jordan, June 15, (AP): An activist says Jordan has detained a prominent Islamic law professor after he criticized the kingdom’s participation in US-led airstrikes against the extremist Islamic State group. Prisoners’ rights activist Mohammed Hadid said on Wednesday that Jordan University professor Amjad Quorsheh was ordered held for 15 …

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Pakistan proves slippery target for Islamic State group

ISLAMABAD, June 15, (AFP): As investigators probe connections between the Orlando killer and the Islamic State group, analysts say the jihadists are struggling to gain a foothold in one country repeatedly linked to their high-profile attacks: Pakistan. White House hopeful Donald Trump mentioned Pakistan in a speech this week in …

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Pakistani man kills own sister for insisting on marrying a man of her choice;Transgender woman in Pakistan shot

A Pakistani girl has been killed by her brother for insisting on marrying a man of her choice, police said Tuesday, marking the country’s latest gruesome “honour killing” following a string of incidents that have sparked national outrage. Anum Ishaq masih, in her late teens and from a Christian family, …

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Bangladesh police arm villagers against militants – People of minority faiths attacked

DHAKA, June 15, (AFP): Police in western Bangladesh said Wednesday they have armed villagers with bamboo sticks and whistles in an effort to deter Islamist militants from attacking people of minority faiths. Officers said they wanted to empower people to act against militants who have killed dozens of secular activists, …

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