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Yemen leader orders advance on Sanaa as predecessor killed

Yemen’s exiled president ordered troops to advance on Sanaa hours after his predecessor was killed by Huthi rebels, officials said, as heavy fighting continued in the capital. President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi called on Yemenis to unite against the Iran-backed insurgents who shot Ali Abdullah Saleh dead as he fled the city following the collapse of their alliance. “Let’s join hands …

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No class: China halts chauvinist ‘female morality lessons’

Chinese authorities have shut down a “female morality class” that provoked anger by lecturing women to shut up, accept a second-rate role in society and focus on housework, state media reported Monday. In viral video that surfaced on China’s internet, an instructor in the class in the northeastern province of Liaoning tells students that “women should talk less, do more …

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Syrian boy wins Children’s Peace Prize for building refugee school in Lebanon

A teenage Syrian refugee won a prestigious international prize on Monday for building a school and providing an education to hundreds of children who fled to Lebanon to escape the conflict. Mohamad Al Jounde was just 12 years old when he decided to set up a school in the Bekaa Valley refugee camp, enlisting his relatives and volunteers to help …

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Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal

– The US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure. The court stayed October rulings from two lower courts that had blocked implementation of the ban on visitors from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, …

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Trump delays Jerusalem verdict as pressure mounts

Facing dark warnings of a historic misstep and widespread unrest, US President Donald Trump on Monday delayed a decision on whether to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the US embassy there. The White House said Trump would miss a deadline to decide on shifting the embassy from Tel Aviv, after a frantic 48 hours of public warnings …

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Report finds 512 died in deadliest Somalia bombing

As many as 512 died in an October truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, an emergency committee investigating the terrorist atrocity has found. An earlier death toll of 358 already made the October 14 bombing the deadliest terrorist attack in Somalia s history. No group claimed responsibility, but the Al-Qaeda-aligned Shabaab militant group has been blamed. “The overall number …

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Delhi: Newborn baby mistakenly declared dead by hospital

A newborn baby, declared dead by a private hospital in Delhi, was found to be alive when the family was on their way to his funeral. According to BBC, the doctors at Max Hospital, a privately run hospital, pronounced the baby dead hours after his twin who was still born. The devastated parents said that they noticed one of the …

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UAE celebrates 46th National Day today

The 46th National Day of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is being celebrated with fervour on Saturday, and ceremonies are being held across the country in this regard. The National Day celebrations commenced with army parade in all seven states of the country. The ceremonials were attended by the rulers of all states including Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al …

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In pictures: Pope’s much anticipated visit to Myanmar, Bangladesh

Ending his highly sensitive trip to Myanmar on Saturday, Pope Francis arrived the country facing global condemnation over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims, last week. The visit by the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church came following the ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. Also visiting Bangladesh where Pope Francis had an emotional meeting with …

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Canadian judge suspends Quebec niqab ban

A Canadian judge on Friday suspended part of a Quebec law banning people from wearing full-face veils when giving or receiving public services, handing a provisional victory to civil liberties groups who argued that the law is unconstitutional and discriminates against Muslim women. Judge Babak Barin suspended the portion of the act banning face coverings until the government enacts guidelines …

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