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Saudi naked dancing youth gets 2,000 lashes and 10 years

Saudi naked dancing youth gets 2,000 lashes and 10 years

Oct 03, Manama: A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a young man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for dancing naked on the roof of a car. The defendant was also ordered to pay a 50,000 Saudi riyal (Dh48,956) fine for his “indecent act” committed in winter at a camp where young […]

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US, UK, France Push for Strong UN Resolution on Syria

US, UK, France Push for Strong UN Resolution on Syria

Sep 15, – France, Britain and the US will seek a “strong” UN resolution with “serious consequences” if Syria fails to hand over its chemical weapons, the French foreign minister has said. Laurent Fabius and his British and US counterparts have held talks in Paris. Under a deal brokered by Russia and the US, Syria […]

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Burkini swimsuit is ‘compromise,’ says German court

Burkini swimsuit is ‘compromise,’ says German court

Sep 11, – A teenage Muslim girl adverse to swimming lessons with boys has lost her appeal before Germany’s top administrative court. Judges have ruled that the wearing of a full-length “burkini” swimsuit satisfies Muslim norms. A top German appeals court in Leipzig ruled on Wednesday that female Muslim pupils should take part in swimming […]

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Cut type-2 diabetes risk by eating whole blueberries not fruit juice

Cut type-2 diabetes risk by eating whole blueberries not fruit juice

Aug 30, – Eating more fruit, particularly blueberries, apples and grapes, is linked to a reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal. Blueberries cut the risk by 26% compared with 2% for three servings of any whole fruit – but fruit juice did not appear to have the […]

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Syria to allow UN team to probe alleged chemical weapons attack

Syria to allow UN team to probe alleged chemical weapons attack

Aug 25, – There is “very little doubt” that a chemical weapon was used by Syria against civilians in an incident that killed at least 100 people last week, but the president has not yet decided how to respond, a senior administration official said Sunday. The official said the U.S. intelligence community based its assessment, […]

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Six killed in bomb attack on Yemen air force bus

Six killed in bomb attack on Yemen air force bus

Aug 25, – An explosion on board a bus carrying Yemeni military personnel has caused several casualties, according to officials. The vehicle was travelling through the country’s capital city at the time of the attack. Initial reports indicated that a bomb had claimed the lives of several Yemeni air force personnel and wounded other passengers […]

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Pakistan Cleric cleared in Rimsha ‘blasphemy’ case

Pakistan Cleric cleared in Rimsha ‘blasphemy’ case

Aug 17, ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani court on Saturday dismissed charges against a cleric who accused a young Christian girl of blasphemy and who was arrested last year for allegedly forging evidence against her, his lawyer said. The case had brought new spotlight on Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws, sections of which carry the death penalty […]

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Indian Submarine Sinks With Crew After Port Blast

Indian Submarine Sinks With Crew After Port Blast

Aug 14, – An explosion ripped through a diesel-powered Indian submarine, trapping 18 sailors on board and leaving the vessel partly submerged at dock in Mumbai. Indian television said divers were trying to reach the sailors, whose fate remained unknown nearly 12 hours after the blast. The explosion occurred inside the INS Sindhurakshak just after […]

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After battering Taiwan, Typhoon Soulik makes landfall in China

After battering Taiwan, Typhoon Soulik makes landfall in China

July 13, – China has evacuated 300,000 people as Typhoon Soulik makes landfall. The storm has slowed since ripping off roofs in Taiwan, killing a police officer and injuring 21 people when it struck the island overnight. Typhoon Soulik hit China’s southeastern Fujian province at about 4 p.m. (0800 GMT) with winds of nearly 120 […]

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