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Qatar denies its military planes intercepted UAE civilian aircraft

DUBAI, April 23 (Reuters) – Qatar denied on Monday that its military planes had intercepted a civilian aircraft from the United Arab Emirates the day before, states news agency QNA reported, saying a UAE military plane had violated its air space at the time. The UAE had said a plane …

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Islamic State beheads three brothers in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, April 23 (Reuters) – Militants from Islamic State have beheaded three brothers, all working in the medical profession, in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said on Monday. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, the main stronghold of Islamic State in Afghanistan, said the brothers …

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Child rape case heightens divide in India

Sinha quits BJP saying democracy in danger MUMBAI, April 22, (Agencies): One of India’s best known politicians, former finance and foreign minister Yashwant Sinha, quit the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party was undermining democratic institutions. Sinha, who served as a minister in …

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World’s ‘oldest person’ dies in Japan at age of 117

The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. She had been hospitalized since January. Tajima, born on Aug 4, 1900, was the last known …

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Nude gunman kills three at Tennessee restaurant: police

Washington, April 22, 2018 (AFP) -A nude gunman shot dead three people and injured at least four more in the early hours of Sunday at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police said. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a statement that the shooting occurred at a …

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Islamic State suicide bomber kills 48 in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 48 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 112 people were wounded in Sunday’s attack, updating an earlier …

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Pakistan Pashtun activists vow to hold banned Lahore rally

Lahore, Pakistan, April 22, 2018 (AFP) -Leaders of Pakistan’s Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM) vowed to defy a ban and go ahead with a mass protest in the eastern city of Lahore Sunday, just hours after officials cracked down on the group. Since launching three months ago, the PTM has rattled …

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Saudi forces shoot down ‘toy drone’ near royal palaces

Riyadh, April 21, 2018 (AFP) -Saudi forces on Saturday shot down an unidentified toy drone that hovered over a Riyadh neighbourhood home to royal palaces, state media said, prompting a security alarm in the capital. “At 1950 (1650 GMT) a security checkpoint in Khuzama neighbourhood of Riyadh spotted a recreational …

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‘Armed men rob, harass Pakistani activist’

A prominent Pakistani rights group says armed men have raided the house of one of its editors, harassing her and stealing her laptop, two hard drives and two cell phones, as well as some jewelry and cash. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in a statement Friday condemned the …

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Gunmen attack, kill 4 policemen – Amir sends condolences to Saudi King

RIYADH, April 21, (Agencies): Four Saudi officers were shot dead and four others wounded Thursday when their checkpoint came under gunfire in southern Asir province, state media said citing the interior ministry. Three officers were instantly killed when the outpost came under attack, the Saudi Press Agency reported, without specifying …

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