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Six Maoists killed in India’s Chhattisgarh in separate encounters

Six Maoists were killed in three separate encounters with the police in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region on Friday night and Saturday, the officials said. The encounters took place in Sukma, Bijapur and Dantewada districts.Three rebels were killed in Sukma district on Saturday evening. Security forces of District Reserve Guard (DRG)  recovered bodies of three ultras, an Insas rifle and other arms ...

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Hong Kong protesters rally for support at British Consulate

Photo: A protester uses a placard to block his face as they participate in a peaceful demonstration outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Hong Kong, Sept 15 : Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Sunday outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, stepping up calls for international support in their months-long campaign for democratic reforms in the ...

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Mexico Jalisco: Forensics identify 44 bodies in well

Forensic scientists in Mexico have managed to identify 44 bodies buried in a well in the state of Jalisco. Discovered just outside the city of Guadalajara, the human remains were hidden in 119 black bags.The remains were discovered earlier in September when local residents started complaining about the smell. Jalisco is the heartland of one of Mexico’s most violent drug ...

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UAE says 6 troops killed in ‘collision,’ without elaborating

In this Sept. 17, 2015 photo, an Emirati gunner watches for enemy fire from the rear gate of a United Arab Emirates Chinook military helicopter flying over Yemen. Six Emirati troops have been killed in a “collision,” the United Arab Emirates said Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, without elaborating nor offering a location for the incident that comes after the federation ...

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Prize winning historian Jean Edward Smith dead at 86

New York, Sep 14 : Jean Edward Smith, a prize-winning historian known for his books on Franklin Roosevelt and Ulysses Grant, has died. He was 86. Simon & Schuster confirmed his death Friday but did not immediately have further details. A longtime professor at the University of Toronto, Smith wrote more than a dozen books, several about American presidents. “Grant,” ...

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Saudi Arabia oil facilities ablaze after drone strikes

Dhaka, Sept 14 : Drone attacks have set alight two major oil facilities run by the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia, state media say. Footage showed flames and huge palls of smoke over Abqaiq, site of Aramco’s largest oil processing plant. A second drone attack also started fires in the Khurais oilfield to the west. The fires are now ...

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Gasps as Saudi woman, 33, walks through mall without customary Abaya

Saudi human resources professional Mashael al-Jaloud, 33, walks in western clothes Dhaka, Sept 14 : Her high heels clacking on marble tiles, a defiant Saudi woman turned heads and drew gasps as she strutted through a Riyadh mall — without a body-shrouding abaya, reports NDTV. The billowy over-garment, usually all-black, is customary public wear for women in the ultra-conservative Islamic ...

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Train derails in Congo, kills 50, injures 23

Kinshasa, Sep 12 : The Ministry of Humanitarian Action and National Solidarity says that at least 50 people have been killed after a train derailed overnight in Congo’s southeast Tanganyika province. Steve Mbikayi told The Associated Press Thursday that the derailment also injured 23 others near the Mayibaridi locality and the toll may climb as people are still under the ...

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Tonga’s prime minister, who nurtured democracy, dies at 78

Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva. File photo Wellington, Sep 12 : Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva, who helped wrest power from the royal family and bring greater democracy to the small Pacific island nation, died Thursday. He was 78. Pohiva died at the Auckland City Hospital at about 9 a.m. after being medically evacuated to New Zealand a day earlier, ...

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Former Indonesian President Habibie dies at age 83

Photo: In this Nov. 10, 2010, file pool photo, former Indonesian President B.J. Habibie films the crowd as he sits in the audience to hear U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech at the University of Indonesia, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Jakarta, Sep 11 : Former Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, who allowed democratic reforms and an independence referendum for East Timor following ...

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