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    2 dead, 770 injured as 'day of rage' protests erupt across Palestine

    At least two Palestinians have been killed and about 770 others have sustained injuries when clashes broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinians demonstrating in protest against the recent decision .

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    India: Congress suspends Aiyar for comments about Modi

    Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar was suspended on Thursday from the primary membership of the party for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “neech aadmi” (a vile man).

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    Muslim man hacked to death in India over 'love jihad

    Press Trust of India reported late Thursday that the arrest came after the suspect shared a grisly video of the labourer Mohammad Afrazul being hacked to death and then set on fire. TV reports aired.

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    The billionaires, lobbyists, and Christian extremists behind Trump’s Jerusalem move

    Hours after US president Donald Trump declared yesterday that the US would move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, US allies from Malaysia to Indonesia to France to Britain, condemned the move.

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    EU warns US to avoid changes in Jerusalem’s status

    The European Union on Tuesday warned of possible "serious repercussions" if U.S. President Donald Trump decides to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the U.S. embassy there.

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    13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes

    Bosnian police on Monday arrested 13 Muslim citizens suspected of war crimes against ethnic Serbs in the south of the Balkan country during the 1992-1995 civil war, authorities said.

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    UN war crimes convict dies after drinking poison

    A UN war crimes appeal trial was suspended on Wednesday after a former Croatian general claimed to have drank poison upon being sentenced to 20 years in jail.

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    N Korea claims nuclear statehood with US in missile range

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Wednesday his country had achieved full nuclear statehood after what he said was the successful test of a new missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States.

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    How Indian Govt is playing a duplicitous game over 'Padmavati'

    It is a fact that most of those who raged and fulminated and fatwa-ed against Salman Rushdie had never ploughed through The Satanic Verses. Geoffrey Robertson who defended Rushdie in the blasphemy case writes.

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    The Truth About Why Saudi Arabia and Israel Are Really Working Together

    Despite Saudi Arabia’s tough rhetoric and brutal assault against its neighbour, Yemen (the poorest country in the region), the unfortunate reality is that Saudi Arabia is not the strongman it has hopelessly.

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    The Pakistan Army and Iran: a new dawn or a messenger for the Saudis?

    Last week something quite remarkable happened with regards to Pakistan’s defence diplomacy –Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa made an official trip to Iran.

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    ‘Game of Thrones’ Comes to Saudi Arabia

    Over the weekend, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia announced the arrests of 11 of his princely cousins, among them some of the kingdom’s most prominent businessmen; he also announced several.

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    Apple and A R Rahman are setting up two music labs in India

    Apple is partnering with ace composer A.R. Rahman to open two new music labs at his schools called KM Music Conservatory (KMMC) . One lab will be based in the flagship campus in Chennai.

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    British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro wins the Nobel prize in literature

    The awarding Swedish Academy said of Ishiguro: "[Kazuo Ishiguro] who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."

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    Actor Tom Alter dies of skin cancer at 67

    Veteran film, television and theatre actor and Padma Shri Tom Alter has died aged 67. The renowned actor and one-time sports writer and author had been battling stage four skin cancer.

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    Film hated by Israel culture minister gets nominated for Oscars

    Israeli film "Foxtrot," which Culture Minister Miri Regev has castigated as an insult to the military, has won the country's best film award, making it a candidate for the Oscars.

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    Is apple cider vinegar really a wonder food?

    Apple cider vinegar is made by chopping apples, covering them with water and leaving them at room temperature until the natural sugars ferment and form ethanol. Bacteria then convert this alcohol into acetic acid.

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    March, the most popular month for local weddings in UAE, for divorces too

    A report published in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), recently has found that the most popular month for Emirati weddings is in March and ironically, the most popular month.

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    More than a 'kebab' nation: Turkey's chefs show world what's really cooking

    Turkey - Just before 6pm on a blustery autumn Saturday, Maksut Askar, head chef at Istanbul’s acclaimed Neolokal restaurant, is taking a break before dinner service begins. He has a busy few hours ahead of him.

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    Sleeping on back for pregnant women in last trimester could cause stillbirth

    A new study finds that pregnant women should sleep on their sides in their last trimester. According to researchers, sleeping on their back could cause stillbirth.

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    Google sued over illegally tapping user data from iPhones

    Consumer group “Google You Owe Us” has started a class action against Google alleging the search giant illegally gathered personal information from more than five million iPhone users to target them.

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    How social media played a part in luring footballer militant back in Kashmir

    For the first time in three decades of insurgency, a campaign, triggered by mother’s passionate appeal, persuaded a promising footballer to come out of the militant fold. 

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    Afghanistan temporarily bans WhatsApp over ‘security concerns’

    In a move that can curb “freedom of expression”, the Afghanistan government has asked several private telecommunication companies to suspend WhatsApp and Telegram instant messaging services in the country.

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    Indian seminary issues fatwa banning Muslims from posting pictures on social media

    The Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur has issued a fatwa prohibiting Muslim men and women from posting their or their families’ photographs on social media sites.

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    World's nations adopt plan 'towards a pollution-free planet'

    The world’s nations vowed Wednesday to curb plastic and chemical contamination of the air, soil, rivers and oceans, calling for a steep change in how goods are produced and consumed.

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    Neaw Delhi Pollution Issue Dominates Social Media Conversations This Week

    Voted as one of the most populated cities in the world for several consecutive years, New Delhi, India’s bustling capital, is facing some serious health risks too. Due to over-population.

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    Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

    Syria told the UN climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday that it would join the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only nation in the world opting to stay outside the landmark treaty.

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    2017 set to be hottest year: United Nations

    The year 2017 is on track to be the hottest year on record except for two warmed by El Nino phenomena, the United Nations' World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Monday.

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    Man murders wife over cold dinner in Pakistan

    A woman was murdered by her husband over petty issue in Pakistan’s Lahore on Wednesday. The police said that Feroz Khan, a resident of Chak No 85/NB, had an argument with his wife Roshan Bibi.

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    US Navy crew grounded after pilot draws penis in the sky

    The incident took place in skies over Okanogan County in Washington state on Thursday, when a Navy E/A-18 Growler warplane flew the unusual air pattern.

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    Indian city bans begging ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit

    The daughter of the US president will join India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad later this month.

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    Indian teenager kills schoolmate to get exams postponed

    India arrested a teenager on Wednesday for allegedly slitting the throat of a seven-year-old schoolmate in hopes the murder would lead to an exam being postponed, federal investigators said.

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