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    Modi, Netanyahu hold grand roadshow in India's Ahmedabad

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday held a roadshow in the city under a heavy security blanket as thousands of people lined up along the route to greet them.

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    An Indian Haj subsidy that did not exist!

    The Indian government on Tuesday announced ending the subsidy saying the move would help empower Muslims with dignity. Making the announcement, minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

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    India: Worry mounts for Assam's Bengali-Speaking Muslims ahead of second NRC list

    Kazi Neel doesn’t go to Jumma, the Friday prayers. The 25-year-old youth from Assam’s Barpeta district calls himself an atheist. None from Kazi's family made it to the first draft of the updated National.

    South Asia
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    India to buy over 160,000 guns worth $553 million for border troops

    The defence acquisition council cleared the purchase of 72,400 assault rifles and 93,895 carbines for 35 billion rupees ($553m) in a meeting chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

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    Russia will not support US bid to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to modify the Iran nuclear deal, arguing such a move could also complicate.

    World
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    UN slams Trump's 'shithole' comments as 'shameful'

    The United Nations human rights office on Friday rejected as "racist" reported remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump describing immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries.

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    North Korea agrees to high-level talks: South

    North Korea has agreed to hold high-level talks with South Korea next week, Seoul says, increasing hopes of a peaceful end to a long-running military standoff that also involves the United States.

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    North Korea leader says he has 'nuclear button' on his desk

    Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was.

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    My Daughter, These Are Tears of Struggle

    This night too, like all the nights since dozens of soldiers raided our home in the middle of the night, my wife Nariman, my 16-year-old daughter Ahed and Ahed’s cousin Nur will spend behind bars.

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    There's something different about these Iran protests

    In a matter of days, protests in Iran have quickly spread across the country, taking the government by surprise and leaving analysts and pundits alike confused. Part of the reason many have been caught

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    I spy, you spy

    The late Phillip Knightley opened his book, The Second Oldest Profession, with a quote from a former Assistant General Counsel of the CIA, Michael J. Barrett: “Espionage is the world’s second.

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    Fahreddin Pasha: Ottoman officer who defended the holy lands with all he had

    Fahreddin Pasha, nicknamed "The Tiger of the Desert," is one of the most important figures in the history of Turkish people, and his defense of Medina is one of the most flattering events in this history.

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    Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79

    Veteran Indian film industry stalwart Shashi Kapoor has died at the age of 79, it has been confirmed. His nephew Randhir told the Press Trust of India (PTI) that the actor had died in Mumbai on Monday.

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    Afghan girls denied entry to US win top tech prize in Europe

    An Afghan girls' robotics team, which was temporarily denied entry to the United States earlier this year, has won an award at a prestigious competition in Europe.

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    Researchers find name of Allah woven into ancient Viking burial fabrics

    The silk patterns were originally thought to be ordinary Viking Age decoration but a re-examination by archaeologist Annika Larsson of Uppsala University revealed they were a geometric Kufic script. 

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    Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra on forbes 100 most powerful women list

    The Quantico star has made it to Forbes' World's Most Powerful Women List 2017. Priyanka came #97 on the list, which featured Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany.

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    Maternal blood sugar may affect baby's heart

    The new findings reveal that risk extends even to women without diabetes in their earliest part of pregnancy, when the foetal heart is forming."Most women who have a child with congenital heart disease are not.

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    Is apple cider vinegar really a wonder food?

    Apple cider vinegar is made by chopping apples, covering them with water and leaving them at room temperature until the natural sugars ferment and form ethanol. Bacteria then convert this alcohol into acetic acid.

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    March, the most popular month for local weddings in UAE, for divorces too

    A report published in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), recently has found that the most popular month for Emirati weddings is in March and ironically, the most popular month.

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    More than a 'kebab' nation: Turkey's chefs show world what's really cooking

    Turkey - Just before 6pm on a blustery autumn Saturday, Maksut Askar, head chef at Istanbul’s acclaimed Neolokal restaurant, is taking a break before dinner service begins. He has a busy few hours ahead of him.

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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 successfully test-fires supersonic interceptor missile

    India Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile in low altitude.

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    India ranks on the top in improving its broadband download speed

    According to Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index 2017, India ranks on top in terms of improving its broadband download speeds in 2017. India also captured the second slot in terms of showing.

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    Google 'declares' Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    Google and Russia's Yandex on Thursday started showing Jerusalem as Israel's capital on their search engines and maps, not long after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. recognized.

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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.

    Science
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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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    Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

    Syria told the UN climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday that it would join the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only nation in the world opting to stay outside the landmark treaty.

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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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    Student expelled in India over ‘prolonged hug’ in school

    There was a time when I was depressed and feeling suicidal, but now I am kind of trying to be normal. I am trying my level best to stay calm". These are the words of a 16-year old girl who was .

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    Man murders wife over cold dinner in Pakistan

    A woman was murdered by her husband over petty issue in Pakistan’s Lahore on Wednesday. The police said that Feroz Khan, a resident of Chak No 85/NB, had an argument with his wife Roshan Bibi.

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