Thursday , September 20 2018


Suspected militants fatally shoot 3 in Kashmir

NEW DELHI, May 1, (Agencies): Suspected militants shot and killed three men in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Tuesday, as the disputed region observed a strike to protest the killing of two rebels and a civilian this week during India’s counterinsurgency operation. Three suspected insurgents fired at the three local men …

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European powers say Iran deal vital

No credible evidence of Iran N-bid after 2009: IAEA JERUSALEM, May 1, (Agencies): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest accusations about Iran’s past nuclear activities received a warm welcome in Washington but a far cooler reception in Europe on Tuesday — deepening divisions among Western allies ahead of President Donald …

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Child brides sold into sex slavery, domestic work, say Indian officials

MUMBAI, May 1(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Girls are being trafficked into domestic servitude or sex slavery after their parents illegally marry them off, said officials in the Indian state of Maharashtra on Tuesday. Researchers are conducting the state’s first survey into links between child marriage and slavery, according to Vijaya …

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Australian cardinal to face trial on sexual abuse charges

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, must stand trial on charges alleging he sexually abused multiple victims decades ago, a magistrate ruled Tuesday. Magistrate Belinda Wallington dismissed around half the charges that had …

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Workers in Philippines, elsewhere rally to mark May Day

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of workers and activists marched to the Philippines’ presidential palace on Tuesday to demand the government address labor issues, as workers in the Southeast Asian country and elsewhere marked May Day. In Manila, about 5,000 people from various groups held a rally near Malacanang Palace …

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Myanmar military assures U.N of “harsh” action on sexual assault

SITTWE, Myanmar, May 1 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military has assured the United Nations of “harsh” action against perpetrators of sexual violence, state media reported on Tuesday, as U.N. envoys travelled to Rakhine State where the military conducted a widely criticised crackdown. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled from Rakhine State to …

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May picks Javid interior min after Rudd ‘resigns’

‘Brexit talks at risk over Ireland issue’ LONDON, April 30, (Agencies): British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a new interior minister on Monday charged with clearing up a scandal over moves to deport elderly legal immigrants that has rocked her government. May named Sajid Javid to replace Amber Rudd, who …

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‘Narco officials’ named – A hit list: rights campaigner

MANILA, April 30, (AFP): The Philippines on Monday released the names of over 200 local elected officials with alleged links to drugs, rejecting concerns it amounted to a “hit list” in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly narcotics crackdown. The names were made public on Duterte’s orders two weeks ahead of local …

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No ‘deal-cheat’ in Bibi’s big reveal

IRAN LIES, ARCHIVES N-ARMS BID IN ISRAEL SHOW-AND-TELL TEL AVIV, April 30, (Agencies): Israel presented on Monday what it said was evidence that Iran had continued gathering nuclear knowledge after signing a 2015 agreement with world powers to curb it, calling on Washington to jettison the agreement. “Iran’s leaders repeatedly …

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Double Kabul suicide bombings kill 21, including journalists

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A coordinated double suicide bombing hit central Kabul on Monday morning, killing 21 people, including an AFP photographer and a cameraman for a local TV station, Afghan officials said. Also, at least 27 people were wounded, according to Wahid Majroh, the public health ministry’s spokesman who …

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