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    Opposition moves to impeach chief justice of India

    NEW DELHI: A group of MPs from India’s main opposition parties on Friday moved parliament to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra for alleged misbehaviour.

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    Indian court acquits Modi ally jailed over deadly Gujarat riots

    An Indian court Friday acquitted an ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was the most senior figure convicted over the deadly 2002 Gujarat religious riots.

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    Indian army to decrease purchase of expensive hardware due to lack of funds

    The Indian armed forces have proposed cutting down on the purchase of expensive military items and spares for vintage weapon systems after identifying stock shortages for.

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    Bahrain sentences 24 Shia citizens to jail, revokes nationality

    A Bahrain court has sentenced 24 Shia citizens to jail and revoked their nationality as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on the majority.

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    Zimbabwe marks first independence day without Mugabe

    Zimbabwe on Wednesday marked its first independence day without Robert Mugabe in power, with new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa vowing to hold “credible” elections.

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    Trump 'morally unfit' to be president: James Comey

    James Comey has accused Donald Trump of being “morally unfit” to be president and treating women like “meat” in his first television interview in support of his new book, A Higher Loyalty.

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    Boko Haram kidnapped 1,000 girls since 2013: UNICEF

    The United Nations children’s agency has slammed repeated attacks by the Daesh-linked Boko Haram terrorist group against children in Nigeria, announcing that at least 1,000.

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    White House postpones Trump's summit with GCC leaders

    The Trump administration is postponing until September a summit with Gulf Arab leaders that had been planned for this spring amid an ongoing dispute between Qatar and other US.

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    ‘Revenge rapes’: Why are Pakistani women constantly paying for the sins of their men?

    Toba Tek Singh is one part of the country that makes headlines quite often. So often, in fact, that I’ve become inclined to reading its name in print. This time, however, I didn’t.

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    Yemen: Saudi Arabia's Vietnam

    For Riyadh it is a terrible loss of face - not only are the Houthis anything but broken, the kingdom is now incapable of even ensuring its own safety. Hundreds of billions of dollars spent buying ultra-sophisticated mili

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    Iraq and Syria win wars against ISIS, but US and Turkey will not leave

    Iraq and Syria have declared victory over the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), an international jihadi network whose presence in the Middle East drew in multiple local.

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    Trump and Tehran: This is not 2003 and Iran is not Iraq

    Narrative-building is an art and former US President Barack Obama was a master charmer. Hence, maintaining the image of the United States as the exceptional.

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    Don't try to pollute film industry with communal bias: Indian veteran screenwriter

    Veteran Indian screenwriter Javed Akhtar on Thursday warned "bigots" to be wary of communalising the Indian film industry, which he termed as "the citadel of secularism".

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    Indian officials push ban on Pakistani artists

    Every day, the animosity between Indians against Pakistani artists and the Pakistani artists seems to increase. In a new wave of controversy, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association.

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    Oscars 2018: ‘Shape of Water’ Wins Best Picture award

    The Fox Searchlight movie’s Mexican filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro, took home the best director Oscar, dashing the hopes of a rare win by a woman or a black filmmaker.

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    China bans George Orwell's Animal Farm

    The Chinese government has banned George Orwell’s dystopian satirical novella Animal Farm and the letter ‘N’ in a wide-ranging online censorship crackdown.

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    First-ever cards tournament kicks off in Saudi Arabia

    "We are simply reverting to a moderate Islam. 70% of the Saudis are younger than 30, honestly we won’t waste 30 years of our life combating extremist thoughts, we will destroy them now and immediately.”

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    In India, more women have cancer than men

    Researchers from the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research-Indian Council of Medical Research (NICPR-ICMR) co-authored the paper which says that the proportion of women getting.

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    Junk food and sedentary lifestyle may put teens at high risk of obesity

    It’s not only junk food, but a combination of unhealthy behaviours like sedentary lifestyle in teenagers that increases the risk of being overweight in adulthood, say researchers.

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    5 Record Breaking Gemstones Even Billionaires Can’t Buy

    It's a good philosophy, because when it comes to the world's biggest, rarest and most extraordinary gemstone discoveries, no one—not even billionaire President Donald.

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    Zuckerberg admits Facebook made mistakes

    Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg broke four days of silence on Wednesday and admitted that mistakes were made in safeguarding user data. His statement came amid a privacy.

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    Apple cuts off Iran from App Store

    The Cupertino-headquartered giant does not sell its products or operate its App Store in Iran and now it has blocked all the traffic coming from the country and also from accessing its App Store in any capacity.

    Technology
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    British scientist Stephen Hawking dies at age 76

    Hawking was one of the brightest stars in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions. His family released a statement early on

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    Google tech used by Pentagon 'to analyse drone videos'

    Google has confirmed that it is allowing the Pentagon to use some of its image recognition technologies as part of a military project.The disclosure follows a report by Gizmodo.

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    Antarctic sea ice shrinks for second straight year

    Sea ice cover in Antarctica has dropped to its second-lowest on record, Australian authorities said on Friday, adding that it was not yet clear what was driving the reduction after several years of record-highs.

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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

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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.

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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.

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    Monkey lifts 16 day newborn in Indian village

    “Forest department officials and fire services personnel have launched a massive rescue operation in the area to trace the child. However, they are yet to find any clue about the baby,” said the repport.

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    ‘Solar Kids’: Pakistani Brothers Mysteriously Become Paralyzed Every Night

    Two brothers from Balochistan province of Pakistan are suffering from an odd sickness – they get activated with the sunrise but almost fainted with the sunset.

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    Indian man consumes sand daily 'to stay fit'

    In a bizarre occurrence, an Indian villager consumes about 500 grammes of sand daily to keep himself, what he likes to call, healthy and fit.Interestingly, not eating sand for a day means that Choube’s stomach.

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    60 ants removed from 11-year-old girl's eye in India

    It first came to the fore when the girl complained to her parents about feeling something in her eyes. The parents checked Ashwini and found an eye underneath her eyelid.

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