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Haj Stampede: 29 Indians Among 700 Killed

MINA: The death toll of Indian pilgrims in last week’s horrific stampede during Haj today rose to 29 as authorities identified seven more bodies among the victims of the worst incident in 25 years to strike the annual pilgrimage in ...

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Four Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Jerusalem/Gaza: Four Israelis were killed and eight injured in an apparent terror attack Tuesday morning in a synagogue in the Har Nof neighbourhood of western Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel will respond to the attack with ...

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Shopkeeper shot dead by robbers in UK

Singh was found with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and chest at Manchester Food Traders in the Openshaw suburb yesterday. Detectives said Singh, known to family and friends as eCharlie, is believed to have grappled with at least one of the ...

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1 pilot dead as Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashes

Washington: A spacecraft for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Ltd. tourism operator crashed during a test flight in California’s Mojave Desert, and CNBC reported that one of two pilots was killed. The second pilot was injured, according to CNBC, which ...

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Reyhaneh’s last letter to her mother: ‘Sometimes one has to fight’

A few days after 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged for stabbing her alleged rapist as a teenager, a letter that she wrote prior to her execution to her mother Sholeh, has surfaced, carrying some spine-chilling details. Reyhaneh was hanged in ...

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Indian man jailed in US for supporting Hezbollah

A 50-year-old Indian man, who was residing illegally in the US has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by a US court for conspiracy and attempting to provide material support to Lebanese group Hezbollah. Patrick Nayyar, was sentenced in ...

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Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000: World Health Organisation

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the number of people believed sickened by Ebola has risen above 10,000. The UN health agency said on Saturday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases has risen to 10,141. Of those, ...

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Student opens fire in deadly US school attack

Los Angeles: A student opened fire at a US school Friday, injuring as many as seven people before killing himself, police and reports said. Live TV pictures showed swarms of police and emergency workers descending on the Marysville-Pilchuck High School ...

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Turkey to allow Syrian fighters to enter Kobani

Mursitpinar, Turkey: Hundreds of Syrian rebels are to reinforce Kurdish fighters defending the border town of Kobani, neighbouring Turkey said on Friday, as Washington voiced confidence its fall to Islamist militants could be averted. US-led air strikes have helped the ...

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US-led air strikes killed 553 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria

Beirut: Air strikes by US-led forces have killed 553 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the vast ...

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