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From gas blast to carnage in Las Ramblas: the attacks that shook Spain

When an explosion ripped through a house in the small southern Catalonian town of Alcanar in the early hours of Thursday, police and firefighters initially assumed there was an innocent explanation. All that remained of the building when they arrived was a heap of smouldering rubble. Several neighboring buildings had …

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End of Road for Yuvraj Singh: axed from India’s ODI squad

Veteran left-hander Yuvraj Singh was today dropped from the Indian squad for the limited overs series against Sri Lanka in what could possibly signal an end to his illustrious international career. A two-time World Cup winner and one of India’s finest limited overs exponent, the 35 year old Yuvraj’s place …

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President Donald Trump endorses merit-based immigration system

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced his support for a legislation that would cut in half the number legal immigrants allowed into the US while moving to a “merit-based” system favoring English-speaking skilled workers for residency cards. If passed by the Congress and signed into law, the legislation titled the …

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Afghanisatan: 29 Killed In Attack On Jawadya Mosque, Herat

A suicide bomber and a gunman killed at least 29 people and wounded 63 at a packed Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s main western city of Herat Tuesday, the latest attack to highlight the country’s deteriorating security situation. The assault on the Jawadya mosque in Herat, which is close to Afghanistan’s …

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China: Woman get plastic surgery to evade a 3 million dollar debt

A 59-year old woman from the central Chinese city of Wuhan transformed her appearance through plastic surgery in order to avoid $3.71 million of personal debts, Xinhua said. In a case highlighting the challenges facing China as it tries to establish a “credit society”, police were “astonished” after apprehending the …

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Palestinians message to PM Modi – bring back ‘days of Gandhi’

Palestine has questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to visit only Israel, when most international leaders visit leaders of both countries to maintain a diplomatic balance when visiting the region. Palestinian Deputy Foreign Minister Tasir Jaradat said the Mahmoud Abbas regime was expecting Modi to visit both administrations, Al Jazeera reported. A …

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London: Hate Crime against Muslim woman, 56 year old jailed

A 56-year-old man has been jailed for over a year for ripping off a Muslim woman’s niqab or the full-face veil during an expletive-ridden racist assault at a shopping centre in the UK following the divisive Brexit vote. Peter Scotter, 56, of Sunderland, shouted “You are in our country now” when he attacked …

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Masuma Rahim: Acid attacks aren’t just a ‘minority’ story. Where is the media?

In recent days, there have been multiple reports of acid attacks on people of south Asian origin in east London, though not all have been substantiated. As yet, only one has been classified as a hate crime: the attack on Resham Khan and Jameel Mukhtar, who were sprayed with acid while …

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U.S. Visas denied to Afghanistan’s All-Girl Robotics Team

It’s not easy to get robotics equipment through customs in Afghanistan, but that didn’t deter this plucky bunch. For months, a team of six teenage girls has been scrambling to build a ball-sorting robot that will compete in an international competition. Other teams received their raw materials in March. But …

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Elon Musk to quit Donald Trump’s advisory councils if USA leaves the Paris agreement

Elon Musk has said he will quit Donald Trump’s business advisory councils if Washington pulls out of the Paris climate accord. The Tesla and SpaceX founder and billionaire technology entrepreneur announced the move on Twitter. It could deepen the rift between the tech world and the Trump administration, which have been at …

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