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Salman Khan draws ire for ‘rape’ analogy

MUMBAI (AFP) – Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has sparked controversy in India by saying his heavy training schedule for an upcoming film left him feeling “like a raped woman”. Khan made the comments in an interview to promote his latest Bollywood movie Sultan, which tells the story of an ageing ...

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US Senate rejects series of gun-control measures

The US Senate has rejected a series of gun-control measures just days after the Orlando nightclub massacre shooting, including proposals to keep weapons out of the hands of people on terror watch lists.    Senators from both Republican and Democratic parties introduced four partisan gun measures on Monday claiming they ...

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Four American troops in Syria wounded in attack: Report

Four US military forces deployed to Syria have sustained injuries in a militant attack, according to a new report. The incident took place in northern Syria on June 9, when militants who were believed to be part of the Daesh (ISIL) Takfiri group attacked US forces with an anti-tank rocket, the CNN reported ...

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Trump trailing way behind Clinton in fundraising

US presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign of fundraising has fallen far short than his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s, marking one of the biggest financial mismatches in the country’s history of presidential elections. Filings released by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Tuesday showed that Clinton had $42.5 million in cash ...

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Armed men attack neighborhood in CAR capital, kill three

At least three people have been killed and hundreds of others forced to flee their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR) over an attack by gunmen against a neighborhood in the country’s capital. The deadly incident occurred in the predominantly Muslim PK5 neighborhood of the capital, Bangui, on Monday ...

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Egypt court voids islands deal with Saudi Arabia

An Egyptian court has voided a maritime border deal signed with Saudi Arabia that would hand over the control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Riyadh. The agreement, signed in April, conceded Egypt’s control of the strategic Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia, sparking angry protests in Cairo and other ...

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