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Indonesia quake kids traumatised as rescuers race against clock

PALU (AFP) – Many children have been separated from their families and are “in shock and traumatised” following Indonesia’s devastating quake-tsunami, aid workers said Thursday, as much-needed supplies trickled in to shattered communities. A total of 1,424 people have been confirmed dead and over 2,500 injured after the monster earthquake ...

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India to deport Rohingya to Myanmar, despite UN concern

GUWAHATI (AFP) – Indian police said Wednesday that seven Rohingya detained in the country s northeast will be deported to Myanmar, which has been accused by the UN of waging a campaign of “genocide” against the Muslim minority. The United Nations had warned India that returning the men ignored the ...

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North Korea has up to 60 nuclear bombs: Seoul

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A South Korean minister says that North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons, in Seoul’s first public comment about the size of the North’s arsenal. South Korea’s Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon told lawmakers on Tuesday that estimates on the size of the ...

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ASEAN urges accountability for Myanmar atrocities

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The foreign ministers of Southeast Asian nations have called on Myanmar to probe state-sponsored atrocities against Rohingya Muslims. The development was unveiled Tuesday by Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan in an address before his country’s parliament, where he described the violence against Myanmar’s minority Muslim population ...

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Blast hits election rally in Afghanistan, kills 13

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A bomb attack has hit an election campaign rally in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 13 people and wounding many more. Nangarhar provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said an assailant blew himself up at the rally of parliamentary candidate Abdul Nasir Mohmmand in Nangarhar Province on ...

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China condemns US ‘freedom of navigation’ patrols

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – China has condemned the recent sailing of a US warship near territory that it claims in the South China Sea, insisting that it is “resolutely opposed” to what Washington calls “freedom of navigation” patrols. “China’s military is resolutely opposed to this,” the Defense Ministry said on ...

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Indian troops ‘shoot at chopper of Pakistani Kashmir’s leader’

Muslim Times(Web Desk) -The prime minister of Pakistani-administered Kashmir region says Indian forces have opened fire on his helicopter near the disputed de facto border in the Himalayan region. Farooq Haider Khan said his helicopter came under attack by Indian troops from across the volatile Line of Control (LoC), which ...

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North, South Korea begin removing landmines along border: Seoul

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Seoul says North and South Korea have begun removing landmines along their fortified border in a confidence-building measure under a new agreement reached between the two neighboring states in Pyongyang last month. South and North Korean troops removed some of the landmines in the Joint Security ...

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