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Australian PM offers rare apology to victims of child sex abuse

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologized to survivors of child sex abuse for the state’s failure to protect them after a five-year government inquiry found thousands of sexual crimes against children, most of them committed in once well-trusted institutions. In an address to parliament on ...

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Maldives Supreme Court upholds president’s vote defeat

  (AFP) –  The Maldives’ top court Sunday ended weeks of uncertainty by rejecting strongman President Abdulla Yameen’s controversial bid to annul last month’s election results, upholding his landslide defeat to an opposition candidate. The five-judge Supreme Court bench unanimously ruled that Yameen had failed to prove his claim that ...

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22 killed in Taiwan train derailment

 (AFP) – At least 22 people have died after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal tourist route in Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s worst rail accident for more than 20 years. Taiwan’s railways administration confirmed 22 people had been killed and said 171 people had ...

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Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in West Bank

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian who they claim attempted to attack one of them with a knife in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli military said in a statement on Monday that the Palestinian “assailant” had attacked one soldier in the city of al-Khalil ...

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Trump midterm approval surpasses Obama’s: Poll

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – US President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have surpassed those of his predecessor Barack Obama ahead of the congressional midterm elections, a new poll shows. The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday that 47 percent of US voters approved of the job the Republican president was doing. ...

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US lawmakers want MBS’s role in Khashoggi case clarified

Muslim Times (News Desk) – Lawmakers on both sides of the US political spectrum continue to demand answers over Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman (MBS)’s role in the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, even as President Donald Trump tries his best to protect the prince from ...

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