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Kashmir dispute: UN ‘deeply concerned’ over restrictions

The UN has said the latest restrictions imposed on Indian-administered Kashmir are deeply concerning and “will exacerbate the human rights situation”. A UN spokesperson highlighted a telecommunications ban, the arbitrary detention of leaders and a ban on political assembly.The region has been on lockdown since Sunday with communication cut off. It came as India made the controversial decision to remove ...

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Puerto Ricans get their 3rd governor in 6 days

Photo: Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez is sworn in as governor of Puerto Rico by Supreme Court Justice Maite Oronoz, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. San Juan, Aug 8 : Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez became Puerto Rico’s new governor Wednesday, just the second woman to hold the office, after weeks of political turmoil and hours after the ...

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US mass shootings: Trump visits Dayton and El Paso

US President Donald Trump has visited emergency workers and survivors of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas – one of two cities shaken by gun attacks that took 31 lives. Hispanic people were targeted in an apparent hate crime when a gunman in El Paso shot dead 22 people on Saturday. Mr Trump himself has been accused of stoking ...

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India’s former foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj, dies at 67

Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Photo: Courtesy New Delhi, Aug 7 : Sushma Swaraj, India’s former external affairs minister and a leader of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, died Tuesday at a hospital in New Delhi. She was 67. Swaraj died of a heart attack and was rushed to the emergency ward of All India Institute of ...

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Ex-Kashmir chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah Arrested

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti was arrested moments after Rajya Sabha passed the bill to bifurcate the state into two Union territories. The Indian government had earlier revoked the state’s special status, provided under Article 370, via presidential order. Minutes after Mehbooba Mufti was arrested, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah was also taken into ...

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2 mass shootings in less than 24 hours shock US; 29 killed

Photo: Mourners gather at a vigil following a nearby mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Multiple people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said. New York, Aug 5 : It took just 30 seconds in Ohio and ...

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Texas Walmart shooting: Twenty killed in El Paso gun attack

Twenty people have been killed and 26 injured in a mass shooting in the Texas city of El Paso. Governor Greg Abbott described it as “one of the most deadly days in the history of Texas”. The massacre happened at a Walmart store near the Cielo Vista Mall, a few miles from the US-Mexican border.A 21-year-old man is in custody. ...

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9 killed in Ohio in second US mass shooting within 24 hours

A mass shooting in the U.S. state of Ohio has left nine people killed on early Sunday morning. Photo: Courtesy Dayton, Aug 4 : Nine people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said. Dayton police tweeted that an active shooter ...

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25 dead, 55 rescued after boats capsized in Philippines

Photo : Rescuers checks the remains of a ferry boat after it capsized due to bad weather in the waters between Guimaras and Iloilo provinces, central Philippines on Saturday Aug. 3, 2019. Manila, Aug 4 : Philippine police say rescuers have plucked more bodies in rough seas where three ferry boats capsized after being buffeted by fierce wind and waves ...

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Hong Kong police arrest over 20 protesters in new scuffles

photo: A protester stands in the midst of tear gas during confrontation with police in Hong Kong during the early hours of Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. Hong Kong, Aug 4 : Hong Kong police said Sunday that they arrested more than 20 people for unlawful assembly, assault and other offences after confrontations between protesters and authorities continued deep into the ...

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