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Nigerian troops open fire at Shia mourners

The killings on Wednesday came as mourners defied a state ban, holding processions in several cities to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (Peace Be Upon Him), the third Shia Imam. Tensions were already running high between the regime and Nigeria’s Shia Muslims who have been demanding the release ...

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Morgan Freeman attends Ashura Majlis in London

LONDON – Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman attended a majlis of Ashura at the Al-Khoei Foundation mosque in Queen s Park, London. He was in the majlis while filming documentary ‘The Story of God with Morgan Freeman’ for National Geographic. The documentary premiered last April and claims to explore different cultures and ...

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68th birth anniversary of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan today

LAHORE – The 68th birth anniversary of world renowned Pakistani musician and Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is being observed today (Thursday). The legend Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born on October 13‚ 1948 in Faisalabad. He was the fifth child and first son of Fateh Ali ...

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Will cricket see more pink than red?

Cricket has evolved drastically since the first Test match was played between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March 1877. From stumps to bats, the game referred to as that of a Gentlemen’s has seen radical changes. With the limited-overs formats, Test cricket had preserved the essence ...

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Stokes believes in-form England can top ODI rankings

England will climb to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) cricket world rankings if they can maintain their fine form in the format, all-rounder Ben Stokes said after the side completed a series victory in Bangladesh. Stokes played a key role with an unbeaten 47 as England won the ...

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US Justice Department censures San Francisco police racial profiling

The San Francisco Police Department has disproportionately targeted and used force against minorities, namely African Americans and Hispanics, an inquiry by the US Justice Department finds out. According to a review released by the Justice Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services on Wednesday, there are “numerous indicators of implicit ...

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Anti-TPP protesters clash with police in Peruvian capital

Police in Peru have fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators marching against a controversial trade deal involving the United States. Violence erupted in the capital Lima on Wednesday as the protesters were calling on the congress not to ratify the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, which is set to be ...

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South Sudan minister denies rumors of President Kiir’s death

South Sudan’s government has denied rumors about the death of President Salva Kiir. The government’s announcement of 65-year-old Kiir’s good health on Wednesday followed days of hearsay over his failing health, which caused worries and raised tensions in the capital Juba. “This is a mere lie, there is nothing as such, ...

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Burundi parliamentarians vote for ICC exit

The lower house of parliament in Burundi has voted for the country to pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has opened an investigation into alleged atrocities committed in the African country. “The ICC is a tool being used to try and change power” in Burundi, Aloys Ntakirutimana, ...

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