Shiv Sena Cartoon Offended Powerful Marathas - And Many Within Party
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Shiv Sena Cartoon Offended Powerful Marathas – And Many Within Party

The man whose cartoon appeared in the Shiv Sena’s newspaper and mocked the recent protests by the Marathas, has apologised for offending and hurting the powerful upper caste in Maharashtra, which forms as much as a third of the state’s population. Sriniwas Prabhudesai’s cartoon ran on Sunday. Yesterday, the office of the newspaper, Saamana, was […]

Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, dies aged 93
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Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, dies aged 93

Shimon Peres, who served twice as Israel’s prime minister and once as president, has died at the age of 93. Mr Peres suffered a stroke two weeks ago. His condition had improved before a sudden deterioration on Tuesday. His son Chemi led tributes to “one of the founding fathers of the state of Israel” who […]

Pakistan Isolated. After India, 3 More Nations Pull Out Of SAARC Summit
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Pakistan Isolated. After India, 3 More Nations Pull Out Of SAARC Summit

After India said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not travel to Islamabad for the regional SAARC summit in November, three other members – Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan – have also pulled out of the meet, isolating host Pakistan. The SAARC or South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit cannot take place even if one of […]

Nigeria: 8 soldiers, 25 Boko Haram terrorists killed in Borno State
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Nigeria: 8 soldiers, 25 Boko Haram terrorists killed in Borno State

LAGOS, (AA): Eight soldiers and 25 Boko Haram terrorists were killed in two separate encounters in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state on Sunday as government troops intensified operations to clear the insurgency from the region, according to the military. In the first incident, army spokesman Sani Usman said four soldiers, including an officer died, while 16 […]

5 injured as Taliban hits NATO vehicle: Afghanistan
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5 injured as Taliban hits NATO vehicle: Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AA): The Taliban blasted a NATO vehicle injuring five people, the Pentagon confirmed to Anadolu Agency on Sunday. “Four Romanian troops and an Afghan linguist, supporting the Resolute Support mission, suffered injuries when their vehicle hit an‎ improvised explosive device [IED] near Kandahar district, Kandahar province in the early morning of Sept. 25,” according […]

Syrian conflict: Why are children so badly affected in Aleppo?
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Syrian conflict: Why are children so badly affected in Aleppo?

The haunting cries of five-year-old Rawan Alowsh, pulled alive from rubble in Aleppo by her ponytail, have reminded the world once again that behind the politics of Syria’s civil war are millions of vulnerable children. Government air strikes in recent days have pounded rebel-held areas of Aleppo, where more than 250,000 civilians are trapped. Britain’s […]

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US hits Chinese firm with sanctions over North Korea ties

The US has put sanctions on a Chinese firm and four executives over allegedly helping North Korea evade sanctions. Dandong Hongxiang is accused of acting on behalf of a North Korean bank that is on a UN sanctions list to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction. The sanctions come after North Korea sparked […]

Sparks fly in Clinton-Trump duel: US election
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Sparks fly in Clinton-Trump duel: US election

The two US presidential candidates have clashed over jobs, terrorism and race in a bitter television debate. The attacks turned personal as Republican Donald Trump accused his rival Hillary Clinton of not having the right temperament to be president. Meanwhile, Mrs Clinton baited Mr Trump by pointing out that he refuses to release his tax […]

Ban on polygamy encourages illicit sex, Muslim law body tells Supreme Court
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Ban on polygamy encourages illicit sex, Muslim law body tells Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: Sharia has granted the triple talaq mode of oral divorce+ to husbands because men are better at controlling emotions and, therefore, unlikely to take impulsive decisions, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said. “Sharia grants right to divorce to husbands because men have greater power of decision making. They are more […]