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Muslim beaten to death in India for allegedly killing cow

MUMBAI (AFP): A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was beaten to death by a mob in central India, police said Sunday, the latest vigilante murder over the animal considered sacred by Hindus. Siraj Khan, a 45-year-old tailor, was attacked in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh state early ...

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Japan’s climber dies on 8th failed attempt to climb Everest

(Reuters) – A Japanese climber, who lost nine fingertips to frostbite in a previous expedition, died on Monday during an attempt to climb Mount Everest, an official said, the second person to die on the world’s highest mountain during the current climbing season. Nobukazu Kuriki, 36, was found dead while ...

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Maoist rebels kill six Indian policemen in bombing

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Maoist rebels killed six policemen Sunday with a roadside bomb in a remote forest in eastern India, where the guerrillas have been waging an insurgency for decades. Another officer was injured when their vehicle was hit in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state, said senior state ...

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Indonesian prosecutors demand death sentence for cleric

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Indonesian prosecutors have demanded death penalty for a cleric, who is on trial for his alleged role in a series of attacks in the capital Jakrata. Cleric Aman Abdurrahman is on trial — amid heightened security measures— for “planning and/or mobilizing others to carry out terrorist ...

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India halts military ops in Kashmir for Ramadan

(AFP) – Indian military operations against rebels in the disputed Kashmir territory were suspended Wednesday in a rare gesture for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The nearly 30-day halt is the first of its kind in Indian-controlled Kashmir for nearly two decades, and follows an escalation of violence in ...

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Indonesian prosecutors demand death sentence for cleric

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Indonesian prosecutors have demanded death penalty for a cleric, who is on trial for his alleged role in a series of attacks in the capital Jakrata. Cleric Aman Abdurrahman is on trial — amid heightened security measures— for “planning and/or mobilizing others to carry out terrorist ...

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Malaysia police raid ex-PM Najib’s home, other places

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Police in Malaysia have searched five places linked to the country’s former prime minister Najib Razak for evidence related to money-laundering charges against him, a week after he was defeated by veteran politician Mahathir Mohamad in general elections. According to Amar Singh, the director of police ...

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Australia gives police new powers as terror fears grow

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The Australian government has passed new security laws that will empower police to freely check the identification of individuals at airports, as Australia remains on edge over fears of terrorism. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Tuesday that under the new security measures, police would ...

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Two Koreas to discuss denuclearization in new talks: Seoul

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – South Korea has announced an agreement with the North to hold high-level inter-Korea talks on measures to bring about denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, something Seoul says Pyongyang has promised. South Korea’s Unification Ministry said on Tuesday that during the talks, scheduled for Wednesday, the two ...

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