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IS video purports to show Jordanian pilot burnt alive

IS video purports to show Jordanian pilot burnt alive

CAIRO/AMMAN: Islamic State militants released a video on Tuesday purporting to show a captive Jordanian pilot being burnt alive, and Jordanian state television said he was murdered a month ago. Reuters could not immediately confirm the video, which showed a ...

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US taking new look at giving arms to Ukraine forces

US taking new look at giving arms to Ukraine forces

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s administration is taking a new look at providing Ukrainian forces with defensive weapons and equipment in the face of a rebel offensive that shattered a five-month truce, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The newspaper ...

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Bangladesh cuts power to opposition leader’s home

Bangladesh cuts power to opposition leader’s home

DHAKA: Bangladesh authorities on Saturday cut the power to opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s home in an apparent bid to force her to call off a crippling anti-government transport blockade. Local television showed footage of a technician from a state-run power ...

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Obama prods India on religious freedom

Obama prods India on religious freedom

NEW DELHI: U.S. President Barack Obama weighed in on one of India’s most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit on Tuesday, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country where relations between Hindus ...

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New York shuts down as winter storm blasts US

New York shuts down as winter storm blasts US

NEW YORK: A major storm forced New York to impose driving bans and halt public transport late Monday, as snowfall pounded the northeastern United States affecting tens of millions of people. Heavy snowfall, combined with powerful wind and even thunderstorms ...

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Modi, Obama announce nuclear breakthrough after talks

Modi, Obama announce nuclear breakthrough after talks

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra and US President Barack Obama announced they had reached an agreement Sunday to break the deadlock that has been stalling a civilian nuclear power agreement. “I am pleased that six years after we signed ...

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