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    Qatari emir slams ‘unjust’ Saudi-led siege in UN speech

    Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has sharply denounced the Saudi-led bloc of countries for imposing an “unjust” blockade against his nation, saying such pressure tactics amount to “terrorism.”

    West Asia
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    Netanyahu: 'Iranian curtain' descending on Middle East

    Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Tuesday to fight an "Iranian curtain" descending on the Middle East, pledging to prevent Tehran from ever establishing a permanent foothold in Syria.

    West Asia
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    Saudi plan to ‘accept Israel as a brotherly state’

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is working to “westernise” the Kingdom and change people’s mindsets when it comes to Israel, Twitter user Mujtahidd has reported.

    West Asia
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    Pakistan Prepares Tough Diplomatic Policy for US

    Pakistan is ready with a tough diplomatic policy if the US imposes any sanctions on it or lowers Islamabad’s major non-NATO ally status over failure to crack down on militants, according to a media report.

    South Asia
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    'Architects of 9/11': Where are they now?

    Sixteen years after the World Trade center attacks, the case against the alleged ‘mastermind’ and his co-plotters looks as if it will drag on for years – if not decades, defence lawyers told Al Jazeera.

    World
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    OIC countries vow to launch joint research projects

    India has registered an official complaint with the Australian government over a local advertisement that features the Hindu god Ganesha and other religious icons endorsing lamb.

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    US adds launchers to THAAD as dozens hurt in S. Korea protests

    Dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police on Thursday as the US military added more launchers to the high-tech missile-defence system it installed in a southern town.

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    Russia initiates legal action against US

    It is not clear at what court Russia has initiated the legal action. The Kremlin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has said Moscow is open to filing a lawsuit with whichever court best gives it a chance of defending.

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    Mind your language

    Listen up! All you wannabe Green Card holders. Brush up your English language skills before you face the dour-faced immigration officer at your US port of entry. No, this is not a joke being played on you.

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    Players & Gentlemen!

    Pakistan’s former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, is publicly known as an avid lover of Cricket, a game historically known as the game of “players and gentlemen.”

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    13 things you need to know about Yemen

    War, famine, poverty and al-Qaeda are just some of the keywords that tend to pop up when discussing the "Middle East's poorest nation" – Yemen.However, the truth is, Yemen boasts a rich history.

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    Arch-enemies of Jinnah and Gandhi

    Seven decades after Pakistan and India came out of British colonial rule, we see that the enemies of Jinnah and Gandhi are ruling the two countries — in India directly while in Pakistan indirectly.

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    Raj all the rage as India marks 70 years of independence

    As India marks the 70th anniversary of its independence this year, a slew of movies tackling its colonial history are hitting cinema screens, including a controversial account of Partition by the director.

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    Pakistanis and Indians sing each other's national anthems for Independence Day

    An initiative by Voice of Ram, a social media page which stands up for peace, unity and humanity, the VOR Peace Anthem features 13 artists from both sides of the border in hopes of displaying love and spreading.

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    Pakistan:Coke Studio10 kicks off on a good note,with 'Allahu Akbar' taking the lead

    Pakistan’s Coke Studio season 10 launched earlier this month with a rendition of the national anthem. While that may not have garnered the response it had hoped for, the first episode, launched on August 11.

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    Mughals slashed out of Indian history textbooks

    The board has revised history textbooks for classes VII and IX, removing almost all traces of the rule of the Mughals and the monuments they built, instead focusing on the Maratha empire founded by Shivaji.

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    Google can now help you assess whether or not you have depression

    Google is now in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, USA, to help users gauge whether they are victims of depression or not, reported Huffington Post.

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    Turkey plans new wedding law: Will it end happily ever after?

    The Turkish government has announced its intention to propose a draft law that would grant muftis the right to register marriage contracts, a privilege that has so far been restricted to authorised municipality official.

    Lifestyle
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    Sharia-free vacation plans for Saudi Arabia

    Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia announced plans to build beach resorts on the Red Sea as part of a project that will include luxury hotels, residential units, and transport infrastructure on 50 islands and along.

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    Side effect of new cancer drug turns grey hair brown in patients

    People have been trying to find a solution to grey hair for a long time now and while several products in the market promise preventing hair from going grey, there seems to be a scientific accident which may hold.

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    Five billion Bluetooth devices at risk as 'BlueBorne' malware spreads

    "BlueBorne" allows attackers to take control of devices, access corporate data and networks, penetrate secure "air-gapped" networks, and spread malware laterally to adjacent devices, the researchers noted. 

    Technology
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    India tops list of countries where people 'can't live without the internet'

    India has trumped China, the UK, Germany, and even the US to become the number one country where people simply cannot live without the internet in a survey of internet users across the world.

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    India's workhorse rocket fails for the first time in decades

    India’s premier rocket failed to put a navigation satellite into orbit during a launch this morning, after some unknown malfunction prevented the satellite from leaving the vehicle.

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    Facebook updates timeline for 'improved readability', 'easier navigation'

    According to the press release, Facebook has, "updated the comment style and made it easier to see which comments are direct replies to another person."

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    Heat in South Asia could reach ‘unsurvivable’ levels by 2100

    The study in the journal Science Advances warned of “summer heatwaves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what humans can survive without protection”.

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    Climate change to have devastating effect in Asia: Study

    Climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in the Pacific and Asia, a new report has warned and said Southern India may witness a decline in rice yields by five per cent in 2030s.

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    Big scientific breakthrough at subatomic level holds promise for secure comms

    Chinese scientists have pulled off a major feat with one of the sub-atomic world's weirdest phenomena: photons that behave like twins and experience the same things simultaneously, even over great distances.

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    No sign of healing in G7 climate change rift

    The United States’ partners in the G7 club of wealthy democracies vowed on Sunday to pursue efforts to curb climate change despite a rift caused by the American withdrawal from the Paris accord.

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    Family caught carrying 'bag of mosquitoes' in Pakiatan

    A family in Pakistan’s Peshawar was temporarily apprehended by staff at the Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar on September 18 for possessing a bag containing mosquitoes suspected.

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    Delhi youth thrashed by 5 men for speaking in English

    According to the police, the man who has been identified as Varun Gulati was attacked when he had gone to drop off his friend at a five-star hotel in Delhi's Lutyens area, said a PTI report.

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    Court grants Indian woman divorce over lack of toilet

    An Indian woman who had no access to a toilet in her home has been granted permission to divorce her husband by a family court.The court in Rajasthan ruled on the case in August 18.

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    Video of bikini-clad Muslim woman praying at Turkish beach resort sparks religious debate

    A video has emerged on Turkish social media of a bikini-clad woman praying on the seaside, sparking debate over her unorthodox act of piety.The 30-second long clip, which was reportedly shot in the Turkish resort.

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