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    Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

    A court in Bahrain has sentenced a prominent activist to five years in prison over tweets alleging torture at a prison in his country and criticizing Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.

    West Asia
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    India: 'Muslim By Choice, Want To Live With Husband': Hadiya Tells Top Court

    A Kerala-based woman, who is alleged to be a victim of ‘love jihad’, has told the Supreme Court that she had willingly converted to Islam and wants to remain a Muslim.

    South Asia
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    Pakistan eyes enhanced ties with Russia in balancing US influence

    Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has left for Moscow Monday for a more enhanced bilateral coordination, foreign and defence experts believe the growing relationship.

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    How Saddam Hussein’s Old Ideology May Have Contributed to the Modern ISIS

    In an interrogation video broadcast by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on January 10, 2018, French jihadist Thomas Barnouin accused the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh, which he had previously joined.

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    Ramaphosa sworn in as SA president after Zuma quits

    Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was sworn in as South Africa’s new president after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the en

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    Australian PM bans sex among ministers after deputy's affair

    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday banned sex between ministers and staff and rounded on his deputy for a "shocking error of judgment" by having an affair with a press secretary.

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    Kim jong un's sister makes historic visit to south korea

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister joined athletes and officials from around the world at the South's Winter Olympics on Friday, the first member of Pyongyang's ruling dynasty to set.

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    Egyptians Urged to Boycott Sisi’s Elections After High-Profile Withdrawals

    Five Egyptian public figures, including two former presidential hopefuls, called on Sunday for voters to boycott the March presidential election after the withdrawal of all candidates but the.

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    Israel and Bahrain: A true meeting of minds

    Ayoob Kara is the Israeli minister of communications. He is a Likud party member, a staunch pro-settlement advocate and a hawk who has advocated pre-emptive bombing strikes on Iran.

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    Afghan Bombings: Is US security strategy in Afghanistan working?

    IN the last seven days, Afghanistan has suffered from three major attacks in the cities of Kabul and Jalalabad that resulted in the deaths of at least 123 persons and injuries to more than 200.

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    By exploiting ‘Baby Moshe’ as a mascot, India and Israel betray poor moral sense

    The Israeli prime minister’s official visit to India commenced this week with Benjamin Netanyahu arriving in Delhi and 11-year old Moshe Holtzberg in Mumbai. “Baby Moshe”

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    Is Saudi Arabia Israel's protector?

    Saudi Arabia has long been accused of ignoring Palestine, and even working with Israel, to the detriment of the Palestinian struggle. A look at Saudi Arabia's history shows that this accusation is not without merit.

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    Padmavat Collections Crosses 50 Cr, in 2 days

    Bollywood magnum opus movie ‘Padmavat’ finally released on January 25th after so many hurdles and controversies on the film. Karni Sena, Kshtriya Mahasabha and some other organisations protest.

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    Lebanon bans Spielberg's 'The Post'

    The pan-Arab body maintains a regional boycott of Israel, and blacklisted Spielberg after he donated $1m to Israel during its destructive 2006 war with Lebanon.

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    India, Pak, Lanka authors pen stories of love across cultures

    Top writers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have come together with a bunch of stories that celebrate love across cultures and love that defies barriers and threats.

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    Menime: The class 11 girl at the forefront of Kashmir's hip-hop scene

    Decades of conflict notwithstanding, Kashmir has had a rich history of music and singing. Traditionally, Kashmiris have embraced Sufi music and songs. But with the time, singers have evolved both.

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    Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week

    Saudi Arabia is set to host in March its first ever Arab Fashion Week, the Arab Fashion Council announced Monday, overturning decades of draconian policies on arts and entertainment.

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    Bangkok fund raiser for women empowerment draws good response

    The event marked the completion of four years of Glows Thailand. Proceeds were donated to Good Shepherd Sisters Home Bangkok to support the women under vocational training projects.

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    Scientists discover protein that causes cancer growth

    A new study has discovered how Ras protein binds itself to cell membranes impacting the signaling pathways that cause cancer's uncontrolled growth. Researchers at the University of Illinois have.

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    Saudi women need not wear abaya robes, senior cleric says

    Saudi women should not have to wear the loose-fitting abaya robe to shroud their bodies in public, a senior cleric said, in the latest sign of a far-reaching liberalisation drive.

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    Iran media 'being targeted by American and British hackers'

    A Sunday statement carried by the official IRNA news agency quotes the officials as saying the hackers targeted 30 websites on Saturday, including some belonging to Iranian newspapers.

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    Google fined in India for abusing dominant position

    Google has been fined more than $21 million in India for “search bias” and abuse of its dominant position, competition regulators said Thursday.“Google was found to be indulging in practices of search bias.

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    Nepal ends India’s monopoly on internet access with new Chinese link

    Nepal’s information and communication minister Mohan Bahadur Basnet and Chinese ambassador Yu Hong inaugurated the link during a ceremony in Kathmandu, reflecting China’s growing engagement.

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    India launches rocket carrying dozens of satellites

    Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, A.S. Kiran Kumar, said the satellites successfully reached orbit after the polar satellite launch vehicle took off from Sriharikota, an island off Andhra Pradesh.

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    India among 5 worst nations in curbing environmental pollution

    According to the latest global Environmental Performance Index (EPI) rankings released on Tuesday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meet in World Economic Forum

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    Experts pour cold water on Delhi’s $40,000 anti-smog cannon

    When air pollution in India’s capital reaches lung-choking levels, authorities plan to wheel out their big gun to deal with it.The trouble is, experts have told Arab News, it will make little difference.

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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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    Indian Farmer chew’s off snake’s head to take revenge, survives

    A shocking incident came to light when a farmer bit off a snake’s hood after it bit him in a field. The snake had bitten him and just to take a revenge he chewed off the snake’s head.

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    Acid injected in man's eyes in India for eloping with employer's wife

    The tractor driver by profession was allegedly attacked for eloping with his employer's wife. The man in his statement, according to India Today, told the police that he used to work as a tractor.

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    Wife gets divorce from man who loved her more than his mother

    The estranged husband did not know why his wife would want divorce from him even though he did everything possible for her, but she was adamant in her demand.

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    India's 'moonwalking' traffic police official is turning heads

    He is inspired by Bollywood and has a Freddie Mercury-style moustache — but it is the Michael Jackson dance moves of traffic cop Ranjeet Singh that grab attention on India’s chaotic streets.

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