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Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funeral on day of mourning

Colombo:     The first mass funeral has begun in Sri Lanka as the country marks a day of mourning for the victims of Sunday’s bomb blasts. The death toll of the attacks on churches and hotels has increased to 310, police said on Tuesday. The country has observed three minutes …

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Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky wins presidency by landslide

Kyiv:     Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has scored a landslide victory in the country’s presidential election. With nearly all ballots counted in the run-off vote, Zelensky had taken more than 73% with incumbent Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind on 24%. “I will never let you down,” Zelensky told celebrating supporters. …

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Sri Lanka bombings: Death toll jumps to 290 in Easter Sunday explosions

Colombo:     A series of nine bombings in Sri Lanka targeted Christian churches and hotels in three cities. The death toll has risen to at least 290 people and wounded more than 500 others on Easter Sunday, according to officials. Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene described the coordinated blasts as a …

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Chairman KC-EU for immediate release of Yasin Malik

Brussels : (PR) Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed has called for immediate release of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik who despite of his serious physical condition detained in Delhi’s notorious Tihar jail. Expressed grave concerns over the deteriorating health of the imprisoned …

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Muslim man branded with ‘Om’ symbol in Indian jail

NEW DELHI:    A Muslim man under trial in an Indian jail has complained that he was severely beaten and branded with an ‘Om’ symbol by Tihar Jail officials. Nabbir’s family approached a Karkardooma court with the complaint that their son’s life was in danger in the Tihar prison, as …

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125 persons killed, over 200 injured in explosions at churches, hotel in Sri LANKA

COLOMBO:     As many as 125 people have died and over 200 have sustained injuries in successive 6 blasts in two hotels and 3 churches in Sri Lanka on the eve of Easter. The injured were rushed to the hospitals and the security forces have cordoned off the area and …

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World’s scholars to attend Int’l moot on Dr. Iqbal at AIOU

ISLAMABAD :    Eminent scholars from Iran, Egypt, Turkey, Sweden and some other countries to attend Int’l moot on Dr. Allama Mohammad Iqbal, scheduled to take place here at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Wednesday. It is being arranged on the occasion of his 81st death anniversary. The conference …

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Woman shot dead in N. Ireland in ‘terrorist incident’

LONDON:    A woman has been shot dead during riots in the city of Londonderry in Northern Ireland and the killing is being treated as a terrorist incident, police said Friday, following the latest upsurge in violence to shake the troubled region. Although the woman had yet to be formally …

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Bangladesh girl burned to death on teacher’s order

DHAKA:     A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said Friday. The death of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi last week sparked protests across the South Asian nation, with the prime minister promising to …

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Azerbaijan`s population reaches 10 million

By Zaman Bajwa, Aghdara, (AZEBAIJAN) : On April 6, Azerbaijan`s population reached 10 million, after a baby girl was born to the family of Rauf Hasanov and NigarOjaqova, who are internally displaced people and former residents of Aghdara district which is currently under occupation by Armenia. President of the Republic …

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