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Pakistani Christians clash with police

Pakistan’s minority Christians on Monday blocked roads and pelted police with stones in the eastern city of Lahore, a day after Taliban suicide bombers killed 15 people as they targeted two churches in the city – the latest attack against religious minorities in this increasingly fractured country. Sunday’s twin bombings[…]

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Anwar Ibrahim’s daughter arrested

Malaysian police have arrested the eldest daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim for alleged sedition, a move slammed by critics as a clampdown on dissent. Opposition party official Fahmi Fadzil says Nurul Izzah Anwar was arrested Monday and will be held overnight in a police lockup because of a[…]

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Tributes flood in for Chabane

Tributes continued to pour in on Monday for Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane, killed in a car accident at the weekend. Chabane, his driver and a bodyguard crashed into a truck making a U-turn on the N1 near Polokwane around 1am on Sunday. A breathalyser test taken shortly[…]

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Leading Israeli candidates in final campaign push

Israel’s leading parliamentary election candidates were making last-ditch attempts to woo voters Monday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu placing the emphasis on security and his Zionist camp rivals urging voters not to disperse the centre-left vote. Speaking a day before polls were due to open, Netanyahu appealed to hardliners by[…]

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D6WC hails meeting

The District Six Working Committee (D6WC) said they have been overwhelmed by the attendance of land restitution claimants who attended their meeting on Saturday. The meeting which was held at the Blackpool sports complex in Salt River meeting attracted 1000 people.  D6WC CEO Seraj Jenkings said claimants expressed their increased[…]

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Saddam’s tomb suffers damage in fighting

The tomb of Iraq’s late dictator Saddam Hussein was virtually leveled in heavy clashes between members of the Islamic State group and Iraqi security forces in a fight for control of the city of Tikrit. Fighting intensified to the north and south of Saddam Hussein’s hometown Sunday as Iraqi security[…]

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Suicide bombers target Pakistani Christians

A pair of suicide bombers detonated themselves near two churches in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside – killing 15 people, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the increasingly fractured country. In the tense aftermath of the blasts, an[…]

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China now world’s third biggest arms exporter

China has overtaken Germany to become the world’s third-biggest arms exporter, although its 5 percent of the market remains small compared to the combined 58 percent of exports from the U.S. and Russia, a new study says. China’s share of the global arms market rose 143 percent during the years from[…]

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