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    EU resolution calls for arms embargo against Saudi,accuses it of war crimes

    The European Parliament has adopted a resolution, which calls for an EU-wide embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the alleged war crimes it has committed in Yemen. The resolution also.

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    Pope arrives in Bangladesh in shadow of Rohingya crisis

    Pope Francis landed in Bangladesh on Thursday after a diplomatically sensitive trip to mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where he made no direct reference to the plight of Rohingya Muslims who have.

    Southeast Asia
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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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    UN war crimes convict dies after drinking poison

    A UN war crimes appeal trial was suspended on Wednesday after a former Croatian general claimed to have drank poison upon being sentenced to 20 years in jail.

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    235 killed in attack on mosque in Egypt's Sinai

    At least 155 people have been killed and dozens injured in a shooting attack and bombing at a mosque in the restive Sinai Peninsula, state TV says.

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    14 Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces, 300 jailed

    Israeli regime forces have killed 14 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since the start of this year, according to a Palestinian statistics agency.

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    'Butcher of Bosnia' found guilty of genocide by UN court

    UN judges on Wednesday sentenced former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of genocide and war crimes in the brutal Balkans conflicts over two decades ago.

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    Iraqi forces find mass graves in Oil wells near Kirkuk

    Iraq’s security forces have found mass graves inside oil wells in an area in northeastern Iraq close to the oil-rich Kirkuk, and they believe the bodies are of civilians executed by ISIS, a security source.

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    50 dead in Nigeria mosque bombing

    At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.

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    Saudi torture victims include former king's son :Report

    Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, the son of the late King Abdullah who was once considered a future crown prince, was beaten and tortured, along with five other princes.

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    14 killed as passenger van hits landmine in Pakistan’s Kurram Agency

    The blast tore through the heavily-loaded pickup truck in the Godar area of Kurram tribal district early in the morning, Irfan Ali, a local administration official in the area told AFP. The deceased included five women.

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    How social media played a part in luring footballer militant back in Kashmir

    For the first time in three decades of insurgency, a campaign, triggered by mother’s passionate appeal, persuaded a promising footballer to come out of the militant fold. 

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    'Mounting evidence' of Myanmar genocide: watchdogs

    Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya and burned victims alive, watchdogs said in a report on Wednesday that cited mounting evidence of genocide against the minority group.

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    '40,000 children in war-torn Yemen have died of starvation this year'

    Stalemated war in Yemen is likely to claim the lives of more than 50,000 children by the end of the year as disease and starvation run rampant across the country, Save the Children Fund has warned.

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    Myanmar soldiers gang-raped Rohingya women: UN

    Myanmar soldiers “systematically targeted” Rohingya women for gang-rape during violence against the minority Muslim community which triggered an exodus to Bangladesh, a UN special envoy said on Sunday.

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    Indian city bans begging ahead of Ivanka Trump's visit

    The daughter of the US president will join India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad later this month.

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    Saudi-led strikes hit defence ministry in Yemen capital

    A Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes on the defence ministry in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses and rebel media said, leaving at least three civilians wounded.

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    How India's cow vigilantes deny Muslims their livelihood

    As if on cue, the reports on cow vigilantism and Muslims being targeted in an organised manner by self-proclaimed “gau rakshaks”, often with covert nod from the BJP governments in their states.

    South Asia
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    UN warns of mass famine in Yemen

    Yemen is facing a mass famine that will affect millions of lives unless the Saudi-led coalition ends its blockade and allows aid deliveries into the country, the UN aid chief has warned.

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    US sets up fund against religious violence in India

    The United States has announced a grant of nearly $500,000 for a non- governmental organisation to come up with proposals to develop early warning systems for “reducing religiously-motivated violence.

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    31 cases of abuse by UN workers reported in 3 months

    The U.N. received 31 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse against its staff in the three months from July to September this year, Secretary General Antonio Guterres' spokesman said Friday.

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    Women must wait 217 years to earn the same as men, index says

    Women will have to wait 217 years before they earn as much as men and have equal representation in the workplace, research said, revealing the widest gap in almost a decade.

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    Pakistan rated among most dangerous countries for journalists

    An international index for press freedom places Pakistan among the most dangerous countries for journalists – along with the Philippines and Bangladesh – as the world observed on Thursday.

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    Indian power plant explosion kills 26

    An explosion at an Indian power plant on Wednesday killed at least 26 workers and seriously burned dozens of others, police said. The blast occurred at a coal-fired power plant.

    South Asia

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