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Indian court orders cinemas to play national anthem

The Supreme Court panel said cinemas should display the national flag on the screen as the anthem was played, and that making people stand up would instil a sense of patriotism. “The national anthem has to be played in cinema halls before the feature film is played with the national ...

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India does not need turning wickets: Kohli

India have enough skill to win test matches irrespective of the nature of the wicket, skipper Virat Kohli said after a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over England in the third test on Tuesday. Debates about pitches overshadowed India’s 3-0 series victory over South Africa last year, with the Nagpur track labelled ...

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US Sept. attacks in Syria were coordinated: Analyst

A counter-terrorism analyst says the September airstrikes in Syria by the United States which killed at least 90 Syrian soldiers were “coordinated” and should be addressed as “war crime.” On September 17, two F-16 and two A-10 jets entered Syrian air space from Iraq and carried out four attacks. Reports ...

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Daesh claims responsibility for Ohio stabbing attack

The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group (ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the stabbing attack in the US state of Ohio that led to the injury of nearly a dozen people. Amaq news agency, which is affiliated to Daesh, said in a statement on Tuesday that the attacker in Ohio State University ...

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Tunisia to get billions in aid to stabilize fragile economy

Participants at an international investment conference in Tunisia have pledged billions in loans and aid aimed at reviving the North African country’s ailing economy. Speaking on Tuesday at the opening session of the two-day “Tunisia 2020” event, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, pledged $1.25 billion to “support ...

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South African President Zuma survives attempt to oust him

South African President Jacob Zuma has reportedly survived an attempt for a no-confidence vote within his own African National Congress (ANC) party. The president survived the vote following an extended and tense debate within the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) on Tuesday. Zuma is on a visit to Cuba to ...

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Hong Kong’s anti-China MPs lose court appeal

Two pro-independence lawmakers in Hong Kong have lost their appeal against a ruling preventing them from taking up their seats in the parliament over anti-China remarks. The Court of Appeal on Wednesday sided with the High Court’s decision two weeks ago that prevented Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching from being ...

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Australian parliament interrupted by pro-refugee protest

A group of protesters have interrupted a parliamentary session in the Australian capital Canberra, demanding reform of the government’s controversial asylum policy. A crowd of about 30 protesters managed to get into the parliament’s public gallery, as parliamentarians were holding a session on Wednesday, with some of them gluing themselves to ...

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