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    India, Iran Ink 9 Pacts After 'Substantive' Talks Between PM Modi, Rouhani

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held "substantive" talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to boost cooperation in key areas of security, trade and energy.

    South Asia
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    China’s Hui Muslims fearful, Chinese New Year education ban a sign of curbs to come

    For some in China’s ethnic Hui Muslim minority, a recent ban on young people engaging in religious education in mosques is an unwelcome interference in how they lead their lives.

    Southeast Asia
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    Afghans submit 1.17m war crimes claims to International Court

    Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan, it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans.

    Central Asia
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    Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia

    In a major policy shift, Pakistan has decided to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia under bilateral security cooperation with the kingdom which is involved in the ongoing civil war in neighbouring Yemen.

    West Asia
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    Australian PM bans sex among ministers after deputy's affair

    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday banned sex between ministers and staff and rounded on his deputy for a "shocking error of judgment" by having an affair with a press secretary.

    World
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    Kim jong un's sister makes historic visit to south korea

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister joined athletes and officials from around the world at the South's Winter Olympics on Friday, the first member of Pyongyang's ruling dynasty to set.

    World
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    Egyptians Urged to Boycott Sisi’s Elections After High-Profile Withdrawals

    Five Egyptian public figures, including two former presidential hopefuls, called on Sunday for voters to boycott the March presidential election after the withdrawal of all candidates but the.

    World
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    Ex-Islamophobic German politician finds Allah, converts to Islam

    German far-right politician affiliated with a party known for its animosity towards Islam has become a Muslim himself, news that Muslims might see as corroboration of the Quran's declaration that God.

    World

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    By exploiting ‘Baby Moshe’ as a mascot, India and Israel betray poor moral sense

    The Israeli prime minister’s official visit to India commenced this week with Benjamin Netanyahu arriving in Delhi and 11-year old Moshe Holtzberg in Mumbai. “Baby Moshe”

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    Is Saudi Arabia Israel's protector?

    Saudi Arabia has long been accused of ignoring Palestine, and even working with Israel, to the detriment of the Palestinian struggle. A look at Saudi Arabia's history shows that this accusation is not without merit.

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    Iran, the Hejaz railway and the 'ultimate deal'

    An ambitious Israeli cabinet minister, a thrusting Saudi crown prince, a son-in-law of a US president and a long-abandoned railway. Could this be the start of an anti-Iran axis that in a further twist of an extraordinar.

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    The various jihads of Mariam Abou Zahab

    In 2008, French scholar Mariam Abou Zahab met Abdullah Anas, a known Algerian Islamist and veteran of the Afghan Jihad, over dinner on the sidelines of a conference in London.

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    Lebanon bans Spielberg's 'The Post'

    The pan-Arab body maintains a regional boycott of Israel, and blacklisted Spielberg after he donated $1m to Israel during its destructive 2006 war with Lebanon.

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    India, Pak, Lanka authors pen stories of love across cultures

    Top writers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have come together with a bunch of stories that celebrate love across cultures and love that defies barriers and threats.

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    Menime: The class 11 girl at the forefront of Kashmir's hip-hop scene

    Decades of conflict notwithstanding, Kashmir has had a rich history of music and singing. Traditionally, Kashmiris have embraced Sufi music and songs. But with the time, singers have evolved both.

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    Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Hindu extremist Bal Thackeray in biopic

    Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut attended the glittering launch function on Thursday evening.

    Art and Culture
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    KitKat voted world's best chocolate bar

    When it comes to chocolate, it always turns out to be a personal matter. While one loves Kinder Bueno and the other’s favourite is Milky Way, then there is one cocoa treat that rules supreme.

    Lifestyle
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    Saudi women need not wear abaya robes, senior cleric says

    Saudi women should not have to wear the loose-fitting abaya robe to shroud their bodies in public, a senior cleric said, in the latest sign of a far-reaching liberalisation drive.

    Lifestyle
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    Maternal blood sugar may affect baby's heart

    The new findings reveal that risk extends even to women without diabetes in their earliest part of pregnancy, when the foetal heart is forming."Most women who have a child with congenital heart disease are not.

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    Is apple cider vinegar really a wonder food?

    Apple cider vinegar is made by chopping apples, covering them with water and leaving them at room temperature until the natural sugars ferment and form ethanol. Bacteria then convert this alcohol into acetic acid.

    Lifestyle

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    Google fined in India for abusing dominant position

    Google has been fined more than $21 million in India for “search bias” and abuse of its dominant position, competition regulators said Thursday.“Google was found to be indulging in practices of search bias.

    Technology
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    Nepal ends India’s monopoly on internet access with new Chinese link

    Nepal’s information and communication minister Mohan Bahadur Basnet and Chinese ambassador Yu Hong inaugurated the link during a ceremony in Kathmandu, reflecting China’s growing engagement.

    Technology
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    India launches rocket carrying dozens of satellites

    Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, A.S. Kiran Kumar, said the satellites successfully reached orbit after the polar satellite launch vehicle took off from Sriharikota, an island off Andhra Pradesh.

    Technology
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    India successfully test-fires supersonic interceptor missile

    India Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile in low altitude.

    Technology

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    India among 5 worst nations in curbing environmental pollution

    According to the latest global Environmental Performance Index (EPI) rankings released on Tuesday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meet in World Economic Forum

    Science
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    Experts pour cold water on Delhi’s $40,000 anti-smog cannon

    When air pollution in India’s capital reaches lung-choking levels, authorities plan to wheel out their big gun to deal with it.The trouble is, experts have told Arab News, it will make little difference.

    Science
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    World's nations adopt plan 'towards a pollution-free planet'

    The world’s nations vowed Wednesday to curb plastic and chemical contamination of the air, soil, rivers and oceans, calling for a steep change in how goods are produced and consumed.

    Science
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    Neaw Delhi Pollution Issue Dominates Social Media Conversations This Week

    Voted as one of the most populated cities in the world for several consecutive years, New Delhi, India’s bustling capital, is facing some serious health risks too. Due to over-population.

    Science
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    Wife gets divorce from man who loved her more than his mother

    The estranged husband did not know why his wife would want divorce from him even though he did everything possible for her, but she was adamant in her demand.

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    India's 'moonwalking' traffic police official is turning heads

    He is inspired by Bollywood and has a Freddie Mercury-style moustache — but it is the Michael Jackson dance moves of traffic cop Ranjeet Singh that grab attention on India’s chaotic streets.

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    Student expelled in India over ‘prolonged hug’ in school

    There was a time when I was depressed and feeling suicidal, but now I am kind of trying to be normal. I am trying my level best to stay calm". These are the words of a 16-year old girl who was .

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    Man murders wife over cold dinner in Pakistan

    A woman was murdered by her husband over petty issue in Pakistan’s Lahore on Wednesday. The police said that Feroz Khan, a resident of Chak No 85/NB, had an argument with his wife Roshan Bibi.

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