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UN demands probe into killing of Maldives blogger

By: AFP | Male | Published:April 25, 2017 5:03 pm A Sri Lankan woman points to a portrait of Maldivian blogger Yameen Rasheed on his blog “The Daily Panic” in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Police in the Maldives said in a statement that Rasheed was found Sunday …

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China bans Muslim names for babies in Xinjiang

By: IANS | Beijing | Published:April 25, 2017 2:39 pm The Xinjiang government claims the names were banned because of their religious connotation, which can “exaggerate religious fervour”. (File Photo) China has banned Islamic names for babies in Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, home to the Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, the Human …

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Japan begins construction for new US base amid protests

By: IANS | Tokyo | Published:April 25, 2017 10:45 am Okinawa perfecture of Japan. (Source: Google maps) The Japanese Defence Ministry on Tuesday started construction of seawalls for a new US base in Okinawa amid local uproar, a media report said. The Okinawan chapter of Japan’s Defence Ministry began the …

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US Senate gives limited resources to Russia election-meddling probe

By: Reuters | Washington | Published:April 25, 2017 8:25 am The intelligence committees of the Senate and House of Representatives have taken the lead in Congress in examining whether Russia tried to influence the election in Republican Trump’s favor, mostly by hacking Democratic operatives’ emails and releasing embarrassing information, or …

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US: Man fatally shoots boss, kills himself at Dallas office

By: PTI | Houston | Published:April 25, 2017 6:55 am Image for representational purpose. A unidentified man shot dead his woman boss before killing himself, leading to chaos in a multi-storey building in the northern part of Dallas city, police said. The Dallas police responded to a report of an active …

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Macron vs. Le Pen: Opposing styles and visions for France

By: AP | Paris | Published:April 24, 2017 11:58 pm In this photo combination, French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen, right. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena/ Bob Edme) They could hardly be more different: Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron is facing anti-immigration, …

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