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Muslim singer killed in argument with Hindu priest

At least 200 Muslims have fled their village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan after a Hindu priest and his friends were alleged to have killed a Muslim folk singer late last month, police said on Wednesday. Trouble erupted in Dantal village on September 27, when a Hindu priest accused folk singer Ahmad Khan of making mistakes while reciting …

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Vampire scare prompts U.N. pullout from southern Malawi

– The United Nations said on Monday it has pulled staff out of two districts in southern Malawi where a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in which at least five people have been killed. Belief in witchcraft is widespread in rural Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, where many aid agencies and NGOs work. A spate of vigilante …

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Rohingya boat toll rises to 23 as more bodies found

– The bodies of another nine refugees have washed up in Bangladesh after an overloaded boat carrying scores of desperate Rohingya sank in rough seas, police said Tuesday, taking the confirmed death toll to 23. Eight bodies were found on the banks of the Naf river, which separates Bangladesh from Myanmar, and another was found miles away on the island …

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Rohingya feel like prisoners in giant Bangladesh camp

, Bangladesh (AFP) – Hasina Begum’s earliest memory is of watching the jungle cut down to expand the camp in Bangladesh that is the only home the 31-year-old Rohingya refugee has ever known. Begum is one of about 300,000 Rohingya who escaped turmoil in Myanmar before the latest eruption of violence brought another half a million refugees to Bangladesh, pushing …

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Crux day for Spain as Catalan leader decides on independence

– Spain’s separatism crisis faced a decisive moment Tuesday with Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont to address regional lawmakers in a speech his supporters hope will be a unilateral declaration of independence. Whether the 54-year-old Catalan president will actually go ahead with it in defiance of the central government and national courts, play for time or simply back down is still …

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Melania lashes back at ‘self-serving’ Ivana over first lady claim

– President Trump’s first wife, Ivana Trump in an interview called her “first lady” ahead of the release of her memoir, “Raising Trump.” After Ivana Trump’s interview Donald Trump’s current wife Melania fired back and slammed her comments by calling her “attention-seeking and self-serving noise”, reported CNN. The former Mrs.Trump during her interview to ABC New attempted a little joke …

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Turkey urges US to reverse visa suspension: report

– The Turkish foreign ministry summoned the US embassy’s deputy chief of mission on Monday, urging Washington to reverse its decision to suspend all non-immigrant visa services in an escalating row, state media reported. Philip Kosnett was told Turkey expected the reversal of the move announced Sunday to stop visa services at all US missions in Turkey, state-run news agency …

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India’s top court bans firecracker sales before Diwali

– India’s top court ordered a temporary ban on the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi on Monday, ahead of the Diwali festival that leaves the city shrouded in toxic smog. The decision comes a little over a week before Diwali — the Hindu festival of lights — when Delhi fills with acrid smoke from celebratory firecrackers set off day …

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Multinational brand apologises for racist ad of soap product showing black woman turning white

Dove is facing heat for a body wash ad showing a black woman taking off her shirt to reveal a white woman, with many social media users calling it racist. Dove has removed the post from its Facebook page and posted comments on social media Saturday saying it “missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully.” In an emailed …

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Iraqi animal lovers go online to help save Baghdad’s strays

The welfare of stray cats and dogs roaming Iraq’s capital Baghdad is far from a priority for most residents after years of bloodshed and insecurity. Homeless animals typically face cruelty or even extermination on the streets of the city, but now some pet lovers are looking to use social media to change attitudes and find loving owners for the four-legged …

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