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Gunmen kill 29 at Iran army parade

KHAMENEI SAYS ATTACK LINKED TO FOREIGN REGIME ALLIED TO U.S. TEHRAN, Sept 22, (Agencies): Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani vowed a “crushing response” after gunmen shot dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday in an attack on an Iranian military parade. The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group claimed …

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30 Jet Airways passengers bleed

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure. The Jet Airways flight to Jaipur had to turn back due to loss in cabin pressure, the airline …

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Pakistan new PM Khan visits Saudi Arabia, UAE – Islamabad eyes loans

RIYADH, Sept 20, (Agencies): Saudi King Salman hosted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on his maiden foreign visit since coming to power, state media said, as Islamabad seeks to stave off a financial crisis. Khan also met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and energy minister Khalid al-Falih as he concluded …

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New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines

A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 21 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent text messages pleading for help. The slide surged down on about 30 houses in two rural villages after daybreak in Naga city …

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Man shot at ex, killed ‘parents’, found dead – Maryland shooting kills 3

EAST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Pa, Sept 20, (Agencies): A gunman authorities say shot at his exwife and then killed his parents in Pennsylvania has been found dead. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said during a media briefing early Thursday that 59-yearold Bruce Rogal was dead after a manhunt and a …

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Philippines typhoon toll hits 81, expected to rise

The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Mangkhut has climbed to 81 and could hit triple digits as searchers dig through a landslide where dozens are presumed dead, authorities said Wednesday. Mangkhut swamped farm fields in the nation’s agricultural north and smashed houses when it tore through at the …

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India bans ‘instant divorce’

India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval of Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of triple “talaq” violated the …

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Anti-graft body arrests Najib – $628m bank account entry probed

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19, (AFP): Malaysia’s toppled leader Najib Razak was arrested Wednesday and will be charged over allegations that $628 million linked to state investment fund 1MDB ended up in his personal bank accounts, officials said. Allegations that huge sums were looted from the investment vehicle by Najib and …

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ISIS deputy given death

BAGHDAD, Sept 19, (Agencies): An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced to death on terror charges a prominent jihadist described as a deputy of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after he was captured in Turkey. “The Karkh criminal court in Baghdad sentenced to death by hanging one of the …

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Pakistani PM to give citizenship to some Afghans, Bengalis

KARACHI, Sept 18, (Agencies): Pakistan’s new Premier Imran Khan has vowed to give citizenship to some Afghan refugees and Bengali immigrants, officials confirmed Monday, granting rights to many who have lived in the country for decades. Pakistan, one of the world’s largest refugee-hosting nations, is home to roughly 1.4 million …

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