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Two men get death penalty in Mandsaur gang-rape case

Two men get death penalty in Mandsaur gang-rape case

An 8-year-old girl was raped in Madsaur, a special court awarded death penalty to two men for the crime today, saying they deserved no leniency. The girl was abducted and later gang-raped on June 26, an incident which had triggered widespread outrage and led to protests for several days with demands for capital punishment for […]

August 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General, dies at 80

Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General, dies at 80

Former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said. Annan, a Ghanaian national, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours, his close associates said. In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death with “immense sadness” after a […]

August 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48

Suicide bomber targets Shiite students in Kabul, killing 48

A suicide bomber struck a private education center in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday where high school graduates were preparing for university entrance exams, killing 48 young men and women and leaving behind a scene of devastation and tragedy. The bombing, blamed on the Islamic State group, was the latest assault on Afghanistan’s […]

August 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop aid to stranded Rohingya

Myanmar asks Bangladesh to stop aid to stranded Rohingya

Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military crackdown prompted a mass exodus of the Muslim minority last year, the foreign ministry in Dhaka said. The group refused to enter Bangladesh in the months during and after Myanmar’s military campaign, which […]

August 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
At least 69 killed as explosion destroys two five-storey buildings in Sarmada, Syria

At least 69 killed as explosion destroys two five-storey buildings in Sarmada, Syria

An explosion in northern Syria has killed at least 69 people and wounded many others, but the cause of the blast is not immediately known, opposition activists say. The White Helmets, first responder rescue workers also known as Syria Civil Defence, said the blast occurred in the village of Sarmada near the Turkish border on […]

August 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Monsoon rain flooding, landslides kill 26 in southern India

Monsoon rain flooding, landslides kill 26 in southern India

Torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 26 people in flooding, landslides and house collapses in the southern Indian state of Kerala with more than 15,500 people taking shelter in state-run relief camps. Top elected state official Pinarayi Vijayan says the flood situation has become “very grim’” with the opening of sluice gates of nearly […]

August 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Rohingya Muslims Who Remain in Myanmar Struggle to Survive

Rohingya Muslims Who Remain in Myanmar Struggle to Survive

Most of Abdul Solay’s family joined last year’s vast exodus of Rohingya from Myanmar, as government troops torched homes and opened fire on villages in a spasm of ethnically motivated violence. Mr. Solay decided to stay behind—and now he is struggling to survive. Jobless and landless, the 22-year-old ekes out a living catching fish in […]

August 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
A Top Syrian Scientist is Killed, and Fingers Point at Israel

A Top Syrian Scientist is Killed, and Fingers Point at Israel

Aziz Asbar was one of Syria’s most important rocket scientists, bent on amassing an arsenal of precision-guided missiles that could be launched with pinpoint accuracy against Israeli cities hundreds of miles away. He had free access to the highest levels of the Syrian and Iranian governments, and his own security detail. He led a top-secret […]

August 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil

First woman fined in Denmark for wearing full-face veil

A 28-year-old woman wearing a niqab on Friday became the first person in Denmark to be fined for violating a new controversial law banning full-face Islamic veils in public places, media reported. Police were called to a shopping centre in Horsholm, in the northeastern region of Nordsjaelland, where the woman had become involved in a […]

August 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar leader’s image removed from Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Myanmar leader’s image removed from Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be removed from a display at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights over the humanitarian crisis facing her country’s Rohingya Muslims. The museum in Winnipeg has announced it will remove the Nobel Peace Prize winner from a timeline of human rights defenders and milestones. But a large image […]

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