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Two held for helping Indian doctor perform genital mutilation in US

A physician and his wife were arrested for allegedly helping an Indian-origin doctor perform genital mutilation on two minor girls.

21 Apr 2017

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Kenyan army says it kills 52 al-Shabab fighters in Somalia

Kenya's military says it has killed 52 fighters with the extremist group al-Shabab in neighbouring Somalia.

21 Apr 2017

Musallam al-Barrak (Photo | AFP)
Kuwait's most prominent opposition figure Musallam al-Barrak freed from prison

Kuwait's most prominent opposition figure was released after serving a two-year sentence for insulting the ruler in a speech critical of the country's sheikh.

21 Apr 2017

26 hostages, including Qatari royals, free: Iraqi officials

After nearly a year and a half in captivity, 26 hostages, including members of Qatar's ruling family, were released.

21 Apr 2017

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Chinese navy to make waves with more carriers, marine corps

China's navy will celebrate its 68th anniversary amidst plans to commission a second aircraft carrier, develop a third one and expand the strength of its marine force.

21 Apr 2017

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Champs Elysees shooter: Unstable criminal who hated police

The Champs Elysees shooter fits a pattern of many extremists inspired by Islamic State in France in recent years: a violent, unstable criminal not known for any religious conviction.

21 Apr 2017

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (File photo: AP)
Iran election campaign kicks off without Mahmud Ahmadinejad

Campaigning began for Iran's presidential election with incumbent Hassan Rouhani facing a tough battle against hardliners, though not from Ahmadinejad who was barred.

21 Apr 2017

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South Africa bus crash kills 20 children

At least 20 children were killed in a bus crash outside Pretoria, as paramedics treated the injured at the scene.

21 Apr 2017

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Pakistani man attacked by mob in mosque for alleged blasphemy

A man was brutally thrashed inside a mosque by a mob of angry worshippers who accused him of committing blasphemy.

21 Apr 2017

General Raheel Sharif. (File Photo)
Gen. Raheel Sharif leaves for Saudi to lead Islamic military alliance

Pakistan's former army chief Gen Raheel Sharif left for Riyadh today to head a 41-nation Islamic military alliance after getting the government's approval.

21 Apr 2017

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Thousands of hardline Islamists protest controversial Bangladesh statue

Thousands of supporters of a hard-line Bangladeshi Islamist group staged protests calling for the removal or destruction of a controversial statue.

21 Apr 2017

High heels on display in the Pretty Small Shoes store in Bloomsbury, London, Monday, March 6, 2017. (File Photo | AP)
UK rejects call to outlaw high-heel workplace dress codes

The British government has rejected calls to outlaw companies from making women wear high heels at
work.

21 Apr 2017

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Consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav to be decided on merit: Pakistan

Pakistan has asserted that a decision on India's request for consular access to Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a military court, would be taken on "the basis of merit".

21 Apr 2017

Police officers guard the area at the entrance to Technological Institute metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. | AFP
Russia strips citizenship of suspected Saint Petersburg metro bomber

Russian authorities said they had posthumously stripped the suspected Saint Petersburg metro suicide bomber of his citizenship.

21 Apr 2017

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Taliban kill at least eight Afghan soldiers in base attack

At least eight Afghan soldiers have been killed and 11 wounded during an ongoing Taliban attack on their base in northern Afghanistan.

21 Apr 2017

One killed, two injured in Pakistan blast

One person was killed and two others were injured today in a roadside blast in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region.

21 Apr 2017

 Parents of Pennsylvania boy disabled by forceps delivery awarded 42 million USD compensation

Their son, identified only as D.A., understands language but can't speak, read or write and will eventually have to use a motorized wheelchair.

21 Apr 2017

Man fatally shot during protest in Venezuelan capital: Official

The mayor of Sucre municipality tweeted the news of the death.

21 Apr 2017

26 hostages, including Qatari royals, freed in Iraq after 16 months captivity

The group was kidnapped in December 2015 from a desert camp for falcon hunters in southern.

21 Apr 2017

Kin of 44 Nepalese arrested in India approach Nepal's NHRC

The relatives of the Nepalese labourers who were all in Himachal Pradesh said they were innocent.

21 Apr 2017

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama addressing at Ananta center in New Delhi on Saturday | PTI
India will pay dearly if it plays Dalai Lama card, warns Chinese media

China on April 19 announced that it has "standardised" official names for six places in the northeastern state.

21 Apr 2017

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