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    Relief for Nawaz Sharif: Pak SC refuses to reopen corruption case

    Islamabad: Pakistan's ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and his family Friday heaved a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court refused to reopen another corruption case against them.

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    Israel delegation to visit Bahrain after furore: report

    A delegation of Israeli business leaders will travel to Bahrain in January amid a warming of ties between the two countries, according to a media report.

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    India: Mobs go on rampage in support of Hindu man who killed Muslim labourer

    Several people, including 12 cops (one of them an ASP), were injured on Thursday as mobs defied prohibitory orders in Udaipur and went on a rampage in protest against the arrest of Rajsamand 'hate'.

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    Qatar blockade taking toll on ordinary citizens: Amnesty

    Families are being torn apart by the rift between Qatar and some other Gulf Arab states that began six months ago, Amnesty International said on Thursday, in spite of measures to ease the impact.

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    US would likely lose war with Russia, China: RAND

    The United States will likely lose a military confrontation with either Russia and China, US think tank RAND Corporation says, warning about the US military’s insufficient training and readiness.

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    Eight nations seek Security Council meeting on Jerusalem

    Eight countries called Wednesday for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council after the United States said it recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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    EU warns US to avoid changes in Jerusalem’s status

    The European Union on Tuesday warned of possible "serious repercussions" if U.S. President Donald Trump decides to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the U.S. embassy there.

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    13 Bosnian Muslims arrested over 1990s war crimes

    Bosnian police on Monday arrested 13 Muslim citizens suspected of war crimes against ethnic Serbs in the south of the Balkan country during the 1992-1995 civil war, authorities said.

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    Mercy to the worlds

    The Holy Quran has used a number of sublime terms to describe the Blessed Prophet (PBUH). On this day associated with his birth, it would be useful to ponder over some of these metaphysical terms.

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    Saudi Arabia's Great Gamble

    Just as Hussein’s refusal to accept Yazid’s authority in the seventh century, issues of political power and religious legitimacy have become inextricably intertwined in the Saudi-Iranian rivalry today.

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    Power shutdown coming to the Middle east

    It seems that matters are coming to a head.  For many states, the coming period will likely prove to be the moment in which they determine their futures — as well as that for the region as a whole.

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    How Indian Govt is playing a duplicitous game over 'Padmavati'

    It is a fact that most of those who raged and fulminated and fatwa-ed against Salman Rushdie had never ploughed through The Satanic Verses. Geoffrey Robertson who defended Rushdie in the blasphemy case writes.

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    38 women accuse veteran Hollywood director of sexual harassment

    Oscar-nominated writer and director James Toback, best known for the film Bugsy (1991), has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published by the Los Angeles Times.

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    Apple and A R Rahman are setting up two music labs in India

    Apple is partnering with ace composer A.R. Rahman to open two new music labs at his schools called KM Music Conservatory (KMMC) . One lab will be based in the flagship campus in Chennai.

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    British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro wins the Nobel prize in literature

    The awarding Swedish Academy said of Ishiguro: "[Kazuo Ishiguro] who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world."

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    Actor Tom Alter dies of skin cancer at 67

    Veteran film, television and theatre actor and Padma Shri Tom Alter has died aged 67. The renowned actor and one-time sports writer and author had been battling stage four skin cancer.

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    Is apple cider vinegar really a wonder food?

    Apple cider vinegar is made by chopping apples, covering them with water and leaving them at room temperature until the natural sugars ferment and form ethanol. Bacteria then convert this alcohol into acetic acid.

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    March, the most popular month for local weddings in UAE, for divorces too

    A report published in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), recently has found that the most popular month for Emirati weddings is in March and ironically, the most popular month.

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    More than a 'kebab' nation: Turkey's chefs show world what's really cooking

    Turkey - Just before 6pm on a blustery autumn Saturday, Maksut Askar, head chef at Istanbul’s acclaimed Neolokal restaurant, is taking a break before dinner service begins. He has a busy few hours ahead of him.

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    Sleeping on back for pregnant women in last trimester could cause stillbirth

    A new study finds that pregnant women should sleep on their sides in their last trimester. According to researchers, sleeping on their back could cause stillbirth.

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    Google sued over illegally tapping user data from iPhones

    Consumer group “Google You Owe Us” has started a class action against Google alleging the search giant illegally gathered personal information from more than five million iPhone users to target them.

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    How social media played a part in luring footballer militant back in Kashmir

    For the first time in three decades of insurgency, a campaign, triggered by mother’s passionate appeal, persuaded a promising footballer to come out of the militant fold. 

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    Afghanistan temporarily bans WhatsApp over ‘security concerns’

    In a move that can curb “freedom of expression”, the Afghanistan government has asked several private telecommunication companies to suspend WhatsApp and Telegram instant messaging services in the country.

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    Indian seminary issues fatwa banning Muslims from posting pictures on social media

    The Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur has issued a fatwa prohibiting Muslim men and women from posting their or their families’ photographs on social media sites.

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    World's nations adopt plan 'towards a pollution-free planet'

    The world’s nations vowed Wednesday to curb plastic and chemical contamination of the air, soil, rivers and oceans, calling for a steep change in how goods are produced and consumed.

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    Neaw Delhi Pollution Issue Dominates Social Media Conversations This Week

    Voted as one of the most populated cities in the world for several consecutive years, New Delhi, India’s bustling capital, is facing some serious health risks too. Due to over-population.

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    Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

    Syria told the UN climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday that it would join the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only nation in the world opting to stay outside the landmark treaty.

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    2017 set to be hottest year: United Nations

    The year 2017 is on track to be the hottest year on record except for two warmed by El Nino phenomena, the United Nations' World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Monday.

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    Man murders wife over cold dinner in Pakistan

    A woman was murdered by her husband over petty issue in Pakistan’s Lahore on Wednesday. The police said that Feroz Khan, a resident of Chak No 85/NB, had an argument with his wife Roshan Bibi.

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    US Navy crew grounded after pilot draws penis in the sky

    The incident took place in skies over Okanogan County in Washington state on Thursday, when a Navy E/A-18 Growler warplane flew the unusual air pattern.

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    Indian city bans begging ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit

    The daughter of the US president will join India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad later this month.

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    Indian teenager kills schoolmate to get exams postponed

    India arrested a teenager on Wednesday for allegedly slitting the throat of a seven-year-old schoolmate in hopes the murder would lead to an exam being postponed, federal investigators said.

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