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‘Drug war kills poor only’ – Chief won’t stop cops seeking church ‘help’

MANILA, Oct 3, (RTRS): The Philippines’ top police commander on Tuesday said he would not prevent officers involved in the country’s bloody war on drugs from seeking church protection and testifying to their alleged abuses, providing they told the truth. Police chief Ronald dela Rosa was reacting to a statement …

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Jihadists in flight disperse fighters

BEIRUT, Oct 3, (AFP): The Islamic State group is under attack across the remaining parts of its self-proclaimed caliphate, but what happens to its thousands of fighters as their group loses grip on territory? Facing multiple offensives, the jihadist group has lost the Libyan city of Sirte, Iraq’s Mosul and …

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AMIR OFFERS CONDOLENCES OVER LAS VEGAS ATTACK

AT LEAST 58 KILLED, OVER 500 INJURED – SHOOTER KILLS HIMSELF No evidence for DAESH claim of responsibility LAS VEGAS, Oct 2, (Agencies): A 64-year-old man armed with more than 10 rifles rained down gunfire on a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday, slaughtering at least 58 people in …

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Kuwait warns against ‘rising’ no of refugees as conflicts continue

‘People in desperate need for urgent solutions’ GENEVA, Oct 2, (KUNA): Kuwait has warned continuous conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq will raise numbers of refugees and displaced people around the world, creating a bigger humanitarian crisis. The remarks were made by Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN and international …

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Terrorist label frustrates NY woods’ Muslim community

ISLAMBERG, New York, Oct 2, (AP): If Islamberg truly is a hotbed of jihad, a heavily armed terrorist training ground hidden in the woods of upstate New York, it’s hard to see along the rutted dirt road winding through the Muslim community. On a recent day, women in hijabs carried …

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Spain in ‘crisis’ after Catalan banned vote

MADRID, Oct 2, (Agencies): Spain vowed Monday to stop Catalonia from declaring independence after a banned referendum that saw riot police use batons and rubber bullets, as the country grappled with its deepest crisis in decades. The government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was holding emergency talks after Catalan president …

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Rohingya repatriation planned – ‘Myanmar ready for returnees’

DHAKA, Oct 2, (AFP): A Myanmar minister on Monday proposed taking back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh after a military crackdown, according to Dhaka’s top diplomat. But no details of the planned repatriation were given by Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, and there was …

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UN praise for Amiri mediation – Talks urged

NEW YORK, Oct 1, (KUNA): UN Secretary- General Antonio Guterres on Sunday reiterated his strong support for the continuing Kuwaiti mediation efforts aimed at ending the crisis in the Arabian Gulf region. Guterres, in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), praised the efforts exerted by His Highness the Amir …

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Pilgrims flock to Karbala

Hundreds of thousands of Shiite Muslim pilgrims gathered in the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala on Sunday for ceremonies marking the seventh-century killing of the Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) grandson. Some 25,000 members of the security forces were deployed to protect the pilgrims, who in the past have faced attacks from …

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Two dead in knife attack at Marseille station – Attacker shot dead

MARSEILLE, Oct 1, (AFP): A suspected Islamist knifeman killed two women at the main train station in the French Mediterranean city of Marseille on Sunday before being shot dead by soldiers on patrol, local officials and police said. One of the victims had her throat slit by the assailant, a …

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