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Iraq: Girl weightlifters bring medals and boost family finances

(AFP) – The weightlifters on Iraq’s national women’s team train hard every day, both to bring home the medals and to help ease the financial burden of running a home. Jerking weights heavier than themselves at a rundown gym in Baghdad’s conservative Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City, the young women ...

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Thousands protest jailing of Bangladesh opposition leader

DHAKA  (Muslim News) – Thousands of Bangladeshi opposition supporters staged rallies across the country on Monday demanding the release of their jailed leader Khaleda Zia and free and fair elections. Zia, twice president in the Muslim-majority nation of 160 million, was imprisoned for five years last week for embezzlement, sparking ...

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1 killed, 22 injured in Austrian train collision

VIENNA (AFP) – Two passenger trains collided Monday in central Austria, killing one person and injuring 22 others, the police told AFP. Police said the accident happened a little before 1 pm (1200 GMT) at Niklasdorf station in Styria province. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined. ...

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Senate polls: ECP rejects nomination papers of Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD ( Muslim Times) – Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday rejected the nomination papers of Ishaq Dar which he had submitted for the upcoming Senate elections in March. The opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had challanged the nomination papers of Dar, pointing out that Dar was declared absconder in the ...

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President Rouhani in India Thursday for 3-day visit

  President Hassan Rouhani is to travel to India on a three-day visit, with regional and international developments as well as trade posing to form major talking points between the two sides. (Web Desk)The Iranian president will be traveling to the subcontinent on Thursday at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister ...

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