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3 Secular Voices, Including Salman Haider, Went Missing In Pakistan in The Last 3 Days

According to a Pakistani journalist, Salman Haider, Ahmad Waqass Goraya and Aasim Saeed, who were critical of the state’s policies, have gone missing in the last three days in the country. “3 secular voices, Salman Haider, Ahmad Waqass Goraya & Aasim Saeed, who were critical of State’s policies, have gone …

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Barack Obama Opens Up about His Toughest Decision as President

What was US President Barack Obama’s hardest decision during his two terms in office? A massive troop surge in Afghanistan, he said in an interview on Sunday. “Toughest decision was early in my presidency when I ordered 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan,” Mr. Obama, who leaves office in less than …

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‘I Am Not Your Negro’ trailer looks at scars in the ‘story of America’

When James Baldwin died in 1987, he had written 30 pages of his next book. 40 years later, director Raoul Peck picks up the thread in Amazon Studios’ and Magnolia Pictures’ I Am Not Your Negro. Framed with Baldwin’s interviews and readings by Samuel L. Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro explores the …

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Obama drops a 56-page article and makes history

Obama has a well-known history with the Review, having been elected its first African-American president in 1990. Now, Obama is also the first sitting president to publish work in the Review. Outgoing President Barack Obama has been prepping a 50-page plus Harvard Law Review article on criminal justice reform.  The article, “The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform,” …

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Iranian-Americans join tug-of-war for Trump’s ear over nuclear deal

A group of prominent Iranian-Americans has reached out to Donald Trump, urging him to keep Iran’s landmark nuclear agreement once he is sworn in as US president.  The signatories, who include artists, scientists, business leaders and pro-democracy activists, said millions of Iranians disagreed with their government on many political issues, but …

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Mário Soares, former prime minister of Portugal, dies aged 92

Portugal’s former president and Prime Minister, Mário Soares, a central figure in the country’s return to democracy in the 1970s after decades of rightwing dictatorship, has died aged 92. He was hospitalized on 13 December and had been in a coma before doctors confirmed his death on Saturday. Once popularly …

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Israeli diplomat caught on camera plotting to ‘take down’ UK MPs

In an extraordinary breach of diplomatic protocol, Shai Masot, who describes himself as an officer in the Israel Defence Forces and is serving as a senior political officer at the London embassy, was recorded by an ­undercover reporter from al-Jazeera’s investigative unit speaking about a number of British MPs. The Israeli ambassador, …

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Blast kills dozens in rebel-held Syrian town

A fuel truck has exploded in the centre of a rebel-held town near Syria’s border with Turkey, killing dozens of people. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 48 people, mostly civilians, were killed when the tanker blew up in front of a courthouse in the northern town …

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Esteban Santiago charged over Fort Lauderdale airport attack

The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five airline passengers and wounding six others in Florida has been charged with an act of violence at an international airport resulting in death – an offence that carries a maximum punishment of execution if convicted. Esteban Santiago, 26, also faces weapons charges over the …

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Sania Mirza wins Brisbane International, loses World No.1 ranking

  2017 started on a bitter sweet note for Sania Mirza. While she won the Brisbane International with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, she also lost her no. 1 ranking on the ATP charts to her partner owing to the victory. Sania Mirza has been ranked World No.1 since 2015 but her gap …

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