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    India elects BJP-backed Kovind as 14th president

    Ram Nath Kovind was elected India's new president Thursday, the second time since independence a head of state has been chosen from the bottom of the Hindu caste system.

    South Asia
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    Trump ends CIA program to arm, train Syrian rebels

    The Trump administration has decided to end the CIA’s years-long covert program to arm and train what they call Syrian moderate opposition, militants fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    West Asia
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    Sikkim Standoff: China Moves Huge Military Hardware into Tibet,Says Report

    The Chinese Army moved tens of thousands of tonnes of military hardware into the remote mountainous Tibet region after the standoff with Indian troops in the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector.

    South Asia
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    China supports two-state solution on Palestinian issue: President Xi

    China supports Palestine in building an independent, full sovereignty state along the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, Xi said in his talks with visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

    West Asia
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    Egypt Sentences Eight Muslim Brotherhood Members To Death

    Egypt's court, on Monday, sentenced eight members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) to death, over an attack on a police station in Damanhour, Beheira, north of Cairo, state-run MENA news agency reported.

    World
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    UK Event Hears Call for Action on Anti-Muslim Coverage

    U.K. politicians should consider regulation to tackle the tide of negative media coverage about British Muslims. This was the message from a Liverpool conference this week.

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    71 victims of Srebrenica massacre laid to rest in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    A total of 71 victims of the Srebrenica massacre were finally laid to rest Tuesday, marking the 22nd anniversary of the Europe's largest genocide since the Holocaust.On July 11, 1995 more than 8,000 Bosnians.

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    Over 120 nations adopt first treaty banning nuclear weapons

    Over 120 countries in the United Nations voted to adopt the first-ever global treaty to ban nuclear weapons, even as India and eight other nuclear - armed nations, including the US, China and Pakistan.

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    Photographs of tribal leaders from UAE back when it was under British control

    In 1939, the Trucial Coast States – the present day United Arab Emirates – were part of Britain’s Informal Empire in the Persian Gulf. Britain had effectively controlled this region since the early 19th century .

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    A Strategic Partnership and its Burdens

    The joint statement released after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel has a resonant declaration in its very first paragraph : “The  historic first ever visit by an Indian Prime  Minister to Israel.

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    Why no one protests against Modi’s Israel visit

    No other country has been given the sort of access to the Indian national security apparatus as Israel. Whether it is the country’s advanced weapon systems, counterterrorism, cybersecurity and even the nuclear arsenal.

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    Inside the mind of the Indian Muslim

    This year, I did not want to serve ‘them’ biryani on Eid. But that is not our ‘tehzeeb’, our culture, my father insisted. So, on June 26, one guest after another – some among them likely BJP voters.

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    Tubelight box office collection day 6: Salman Khan film crashes, sees a 50% drop

    Salman Khan’s Eid release Tubelight’s box-office performance is going down with every passing day. It has been six days since the movie made its way to the theatres but sadly.

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    A qawwali institute named after Sufi singer Amjad Sabri is opening soon in Pak

    It was heartening to see almost the entire family of Amjad Sabri, the distinguished qawwal who was shot dead last year on June 22, to turn up at an event held in his memory on Thursday night at the Arts Council.

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    Story of Kashmir can only be told in fiction: Arundhati Roy

    Arundhati Roy's 1997 debut novel, The God of Small Things, was a worldwide sensation, and deservedly so. Wildly inventive and fresh, the novel went on to win the Booker Prize and establish her as one.

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    Ishaan Khatter's Majid Majidi film Beyond The Clouds a trilingual with a twist

    International auteur Majid Majidi's film ‘Beyond The Clouds’ is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated films of the year. Starring Shahid Kapoor's brother Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan.

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    Indian Cricketers wife 'exposing' arms photo causes internet frenzy

    Indian all-rounder cricketer Irfan Pathan on Monday posted a picture with his wife Safa Baig on Facebook which created a heating debate among his fans. The photo portrays the couple.

    Lifestyle
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    Chemotherapy may spread cancer, warn scientists

    Chemotherapy is used to kill cancer cells and to curb tumours from growing in the patient’s body. However, a new study has suggested that chemotherapy may instead be helping spread the disease further leading.

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    Scientists explain link between fatty liver, diabetes & PCOS

    A team of scientists has discovered an enzyme that increases male hormones and metabolic complications - Type-2 diabetes and fatty liver disease - in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

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    Central Asia’s largest marine park opens in Astana

    Opening the largest marine park in Central Asia is a cultural and historical event and was part of the run-up to EXPO 2017. A grandiose show was prepared for 400 children. Capital resident Lyazzat Bersebayeva.

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    Researchers build world’s first battery-free mobile phone

    Researchers at the University of Washington have built the world’s first battery-free mobile phone that can power itself by extracting energy from ambient radio signals and light.

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    Pakistan conducts successful training launch of short-range missile

    Pakistan has conducted a successful "training launch" of a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile 'Nasr', the military announced on Wednesday.

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    Samsung confirms launch of refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

    Samsung Electronics said on Sunday it would start selling a refurbished version of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone this week after an embarrassing recall over exploding batteries rocked the tech giant last year.

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    India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers

    India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries looking for high resolution earth images, underlining its strength as a low-cost provider of services.

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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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    Nasa probe to fly into sun’s atmosphere

    A new Nasa mission aims to brush by the sun, coming closer than any spacecraft in history to its scorching heat and radiation in order to reveal how stars are made, the US space agency said on Wednesday.

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    Man shoots wife over delay in serving dinner

    A 55-year-old woman was shot dead by her husband allegedly over delay in serving dinner at their house in Ghaziabad late on Saturday night. The accused, Ashok Kumar (60), was arrested on Sunday.

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    Indian woman cancels wedding after groom's 'cringe-worthy' dance

    Priyanka Tripathi, 23, refused all attempts by the groom, his family and friends to convince her to reconsider her decision and married a different man a day later.

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    India's Modi to sleep in Trump’s bed in Israel

    After the big bear hug that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave US President Donald Trump in Washington this week, the news is that he will be the next occupant of Trump’s bed – well, not exactly.

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    Baby on board: Indian gives birth at 35,000 feet

    The unnamed woman, in her 20s, went into premature labour on Sunday's Jet Airways flight between Damman in Saudi Arabia and Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

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