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Tuesday , October 19 2021


Delhi plans to speed rape trials – Court finds Uber driver guilty of rape

NEW DELHI, Oct 20, (Agencies): Authorities in the Indian capital plan to speed up rape trials and lower the age at which juveniles can be …

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Pakistan clerics say veils not in ‘Sharia’

ISLAMABAD, Oct 20, (AFP): Pakistan’s top religious body has said women are not required to cover their faces, hands or feet under Islamic Sharia law, …

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US working hard to avoid total destruction of Syria, says Kerry; Saudi urges Iran to stop ‘meddling’ in neighbourhood

MADRID, Oct 19, (Agencies): The United States is working to avoid the “total destruction” of Syria, and plans a meeting in the coming days with …

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Backlog of migrants swells in Balkans

BERKASOVO, Serbia/LJUBLJANA, Oct 19, (Agencies): The Balkans struggled with a growing backlog of migrants on Monday after Hungary sealed its southern border and Slovenia tried …

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Indonesia’s Aceh tears down churches

ACEH SINGKIL, Indonesia, Oct 19, (RTRS): Authorities in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province on Monday began tearing down several small Christian churches after hardline Muslims demanded …

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India, US hold naval exercise with Japan; Philippines slams Chinese lighthouses

MANILA, Oct 19, (AFP): The Philippines on Monday strongly criticised two lighthouses China constructed in the disputed South China Sea, charging that they were covert …

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Delhi struggles to control dengue; Health officials blamed for slow response

NEW DELHI, Oct 19, (AP): At dusk, the foggers come out to spray their sticky-sweet clouds of diesel smoke and insecticide across the Indian capital. …

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Prince Alwaleed receives UNHCR Commissioner

RIYADH, Oct 18: HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Alwaleed Philanthropies, received at his office in Riyadh AntÛnio Guterres, United Nations …

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Berlin struggles to find homes for refugees

CELLE, Germany, Oct 18, (RTRS): At a sprawling camp in the German town of Celle, refugees wearing thick sweaters sit around a heater smoking cigarettes …

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Child brides fight for freedom; Deep-rooted tradition in poor, rural areas

JODHPUR, India, Oct 18, (AFP): University student Santadevi Meghwal has been threatened, harassed, ostracised and even fined by a council of male elders in her …

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