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Egypt sentences 230 secular activists to life

CAIRO: An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced to life 230 secular activists from the 2011 revolt against long-time strongman Hosni Mubarak, including leading campaigner Ahmed Douma, an official said. Thirty-nine others, all minors, were jailed for 10 years. The verdict, which ...

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Five foreigners among 13 killed in Libya oil field attack

Five foreigners among 13 killed in Libya oil field attack

TRIPOLI: Gunmen in Libya killed 13 people, including five foreigners, in an overnight attack on a oil field partially owned by France’s Total, a chief security officer said on Wednesday. “Eight Libyans, three Filipinos and two Ghanians were killed in ...

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Six dead as train hits car outside New York

Six dead as train hits car outside New York

NEW YORK: At least six people were killed when a busy commuter train crashed into a car on the rails outside New York City during Tuesday evening rush hour, local media reported. The driver of the car was killed when ...

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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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