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Millions rally across world to mark Int’l Quds Day

Millions of people have attended the International Quds Day rallies across Iran and other countries to show their solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people and condemn Israeli atrocities.  The rallies in Iran, organized by the Islamic Propagation Coordination Council (IPCC), started at 10:30 local time (06:00 GMT) in Tehran and 850 others cities across ...

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Chinese ‘gamble’ on Taylor Swift’s love life

BEIJING (AFP) – US pop singer Taylor Swift’s love life has become the latest unlikely product on Chinese online marketplace Taobao, with buyers gambling on whether she will break up with rumoured boyfriend British actor Tom Hiddleston. Hiddleswift “insurance” plans are priced at one yuan (15 US cents) at Taobao ...

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Comment: Pakistan face tough challenge on England tour

It is almost six years now that Pakistan last played in England’s backyard. The 2010 series ended in utter humiliation for the touring team and its supporters owing to the notorious spot-fixing scandal — involving three Pakistan players — that erupted during the Lord’s Test. The trio were exposed in ...

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Washington eyes Moscow’s help over Syria: Report

The United States is trying to partner with Russia in Syria in the battle against militants there, says a new report. According to the Washington Post report, the administration of US President Barack Obama has made a new offer to Moscow that would deepen military cooperation between the two countries ...

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Sanders rejects claims he will endorse Clinton

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has pushed back on Vice President Joe Biden’s claim that he is ready to endorse presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “I’ve talked to Bernie. Bernie is going to endorse her,” Biden reportedly told NPR’s “Weekend Edition” on Thursday. But hours later, Sanders appeared on ...

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S&P downgrades EU credit rating after Brexit

The American financial services company, Standard and Poor’s, has cut the credit rating of the European Union after last week’s referendum by the United Kingdom to leave the union. The credit ratings agency said on Thursday it had cut its long-term credit rating on the EU to ‘AA’ from ‘AA+’ ...

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Hate crimes soar since UK’s EU exit vote

Hate crime rates in the United Kingdom have surged five-fold following Britain’s last week referendum to break away from the European Union (EU). The UK’s National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) says it has registered a staggering 500-percent increase in hate crime incidents, with over 330 cases compared to the weekly ...

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20 civilians killed in road bomb explosion in Somalia

At least 20 civilians have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries in a roadside bomb attack in Somalia. The bomb went off in Lafole, located around 20 kilometers (14.5 miles) west of the capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday when a minibus full of civilian passengers was passing by. According ...

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