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Protests Paralyse India’s Southern State After Women Defy Temple Ban
January 03, 2019
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Protests Paralyse India’s Southern State After Women Defy Temple Ban

KOCHI: Conservative Hindu groups forced India’s southern state of Kerala to a standstill on Thursday as they protested against the state government for allowing two women to defy an ancient ban and enter a Hindu temple the day before. About 400 protesters, including some women, took to the streets of Kochi, the commercial...

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Trump Says Looks Forward To New Meeting With Kim Jong Un
January 02, 2019
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Trump Says Looks Forward To New Meeting With Kim Jong Un

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Tuesday he looked forward to another summit with Kim Jong Un, a day after the North Korean leader warned Pyongyang could take a different approach to nuclear talks if US economic sanctions persist. “I also look forward to meeting with Chairman Kim who realizes so well that North Korea...

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Bali’s Mount Agung Volcano Erupts, Spews Ash Over Wide Area
December 30, 2018
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Bali’s Mount Agung Volcano Erupts, Spews Ash Over Wide Area

JAKARTA: A volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali erupted Sunday, belching ash high into the air and over nearby villages as officials warned tourists to keep clear of the area. Mount Agung has been erupting periodically since it rumbled back to life in 2017, when it grounded hundreds of flights and left 120,000...

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Saudi Women Stamp On Niqabs In Daring Face Veil Protest
December 29, 2018
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Saudi Women Stamp On Niqabs In Daring Face Veil Protest

BEIRUT: Saudi women are stepping on the face veils some are made to wear in the conservative kingdom and posting it on social media with the hashtag “the niqab under my foot”. The campaign marks the latest protest against strict dress codes for women in Saudi Arabia, who are required to wear abayas – loose,...

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Kevin Spacey Charged With Sex Assault Of Boy; Releases Bizarre YouTube Video
December 25, 2018
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Kevin Spacey Charged With Sex Assault Of Boy; Releases Bizarre YouTube Video

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has been charged in connection with an allegation that he sexually abused an 18-year-old boy at a Nantucket, Massachusetts, bar more than two years ago, the local district attorney said on Monday. Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned at Nantucket District Court on Jan 7 on a single...

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Indonesia Hunts For Survivors As Volcano Tsunami Toll Nears 400
December 25, 2018
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Indonesia Hunts For Survivors As Volcano Tsunami Toll Nears 400

LABUAN, Indonesia: Indonesian military and rescue teams fanned out across a stretch of coastline on Monday, hoping to find survivors of a tsunami triggered by a landslide from a volcano that killed at least 373 people. Thick clouds of ash spewed from Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island where a crater collapse at high tide late on...

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Turkey, Israel In New War Of Words
December 24, 2018
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Turkey, Israel In New War Of Words

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday lambasted the Israeli prime minister as an “oppressor” after he accused Turkey of “massacres” against Kurds in a new war of words. Relations between Turkey and Israel have been tense this year over multiple issues including a controversial law passed by the...

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Trump To Pull Half Of US Troops From Afghanistan
December 22, 2018
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Trump To Pull Half Of US Troops From Afghanistan

KABUL: US President Donald Trump has decided to pull about 7,000 troops from Afghanistan, a US official said Friday, but the Afghan presidency brushed off concerns the drawdown would affect security. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the US official told AFP that “roughly half” of the 14,000 US forces in Afghanistan would...

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