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  • "Not proud as an Indian": Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    Nobel laureate Dr Amartya Sen on Monday vehemently criticised the government’s move on Kashmir, saying it not only emphasised majority rule “as opposed to it sustaining the rights of all human beings”. “I don’t think ultimately you will have any ...

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  • Zakir Naik apologises, says he Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    Fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik apologised today for causing any “misunderstanding” after being questioned twice by the police for his alleged racial and religious remarks during a recent lecture in Kelantan, reports Malay Mail. The India-born man wanted in his home ...

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  • Die-hard Hong Kong protesters defend Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, lifted a pair of binoculars and squinted. Four hundred meters away, a line of riot police ...

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  • Airstrikes target Turkish convoy in Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    Airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria on Monday, killing three civilians and wounding 12 others, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. Syria said the Turkish convoy was carrying ammunition to rebels who have lost ground ...

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  • Alaska wildfire season continues with Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    Alaska’s wildfire season usually ends well before mid-August but persistent hot, dry weather has contributed to the start of new fires and the spread of old ones. High winds Saturday damaged power lines or knocked trees into lines, sparking multiple fires, ...

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  • Trump speaks with leader of Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken by telephone with Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, on the need to reduce tensions and moderate rhetoric with India. Earlier in the day, the White House said Trump had a similar call ...

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  • Iranian tanker sought by US Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization left Gibraltar and was heading east into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, with its next destination reported to be ...

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  • Omar: Go to Israel, see Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the Jewish state and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot. Omar, of Minnesota, suggested President Donald Trump and Prime ...

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  • UN pays tribute to thousands Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    The United Nations paid tribute on World Humanitarian Day to the thousands of aid workers who have been killed, injured, assaulted and kidnapped, saying the world has become a more dangerous place for those who risk their lives to help ...

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  • Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said it will ban ads from state-backed media companies, expanding ...

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