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‘Pranab Mukherjee not in favour of 2 executives’

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday said outgoing Indian President Pranab Mukherjee had told Governors and Lt. Governors that their role was “mainly confined to giving advice to the Chief Minister as there cannot be two functional executive authorities in ...

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Car bomb in Kabul kills at least 35

A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 35 people and wounding 40, and the death toll could rise, an Interior Ministry spokesman in the Afghan capital said. Police cordoned ...

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2 Palestinians die after clashes with Israeli forces

Two Palestinians have died in separate incidents after clashes with Israeli security forces in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian health ministry. Oday Nawajaa, 17, died of his injuries on Saturday after being hit by Israeli live fire ...

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Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani described as an unjust ‘siege’. Saudi Arabia.

In his first speech since four Arab countries severed ties with Doha, a defiant Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani said life was continuing as normal despite what he described as an unjust ‘siege’. Saudi Arabia. the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain ...

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Under federal rules musk would need extensive environmental

 Musk, the chief executive of electric car maker Tesla and rocket company SpaceX, is seeking to revolutionize transportation by sending passengers and cargo packed into pods through an intercity system of giant vacuum tubes known as the “hyperloop”. Officials in ...

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Israel bans Muslims aged under 50 in Jerusalem

Israeli police have banned Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested shrine in Jerusalem. The ban comes ahead of feared mass protests over the installation of metal detectors aimed at increasing security at the site. Muslim leaders ...

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Anti-Muslim hate crimes rise 91pc after Trump win

 The number of anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States rose 91 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2016, according to a leading Muslim advocacy and civil rights group. In a report ...

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Pakistan launches offensive against IS near Afghan border

Pakistan’s military says it has launched a major operation against so-called Islamic State (IS) in the north-western region along the Afghan border. A spokesman said militants had gained ground inside Afghanistan and had to be stopped from extending their influence. ...

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Turkey to mark anniversary of coup attempt

Events will be held in Turkey later to mark the first anniversary of a failed coup in which at least 260 people died and 2,196 were wounded. A faction of the army tried to seize power from President Recep Tayyip ...

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Huge fire in Melbourne

Australian authorities have told residents to evacuate more than 100 homes in Melbourne as a huge fire sends hazardous smoke across the city. Four people have been taken to hospital and a further eight treated for asthma symptoms since the ...

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