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Daily Archives: October 26, 2015

Over 7mn mourners mark Ashura in Karbala

Altaf Ahmad Baghdad Iraqi officials have lauded the success of the security plan designed to protect the Muharram commemorations from dangers mainly from the Daesh-sponsored terror attacks. At least 7 million mourners took part in the ceremonies to mark the martyrdom of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad – Imam Hussein ...

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Macklemore, Bieber win at MTV Europe awards

MILAN (AFP) – Hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were the surprise winners Sunday for Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards in a show with a heavy dose of Justin Bieber. In a field that included superstar Taylor Swift, who had the most nominations of the night, the ...

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Fight on Pakistan’s hands, says Younis

DUBAI: Veteran batsman Younis Khan on Sunday warned England can fight back to foil Pakistan’s victory bid in the second Test in Dubai. Pakistan were in sight of a victory after getting three key wickets before stumps on the fourth day, with England 130-3 — chasing 491 — still needing ...

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Syrian army troopers inflict heavy losses on Takfiri militants

Syrian government forces have carried out large-scale mop-up operations against foreign-backed Takfiri militants across the conflict-ridden Arab country, delivering stinging blows to them. A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Syrian army soldiers backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups launched an offensive on the southwestern outskirts ...

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Saudi Arabia angered by Jeremy Corbyn

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom has accused Britain’s opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn of “breaching respect” by working to block a multi-million-dollar deal between the two sides. Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi ambassador to London, slammed the British MP and Labour Party leader on Sunday ...

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Illegal Israeli settler stabs Palestinian in West Bank

An Israeli settler has attacked and injured a young Palestinian man in the northern part of the occupied West Bank as tensions between Israeli military forces and settlers on the one side and Palestinian protesters on the other continue unabated. Palestinian medical sources, requesting anonymity, said on Monday that a ...

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One killed, seven injured in New York shootings

One man has been killed and at least seven people have been injured in a spate of shootings that spanned New York City’s different neighborhoods from late Saturday through early Sunday, authorities say. In a fatal shooting in the Bronx, a 46-year-old man was shot at the grocery store where he worked about ...

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7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan

  ISLAMABAD: An earthquake struck major cities of Pakistan, including the northern areas. Reuters reported a 7.7 magnitude quake in Pakistan’s northern areas citing United States Geological Survey. Tremors have been felt in major cities, including Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Kohat and Malakand. Strong tremors were also felt in Kabul ...

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