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Seven Indonesians on trial over alleged IS links

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JAKARTA: Seven Indonesian men went on trial Monday accused of links to the Islamic State group, and could face the death penalty if found guilty of breaking anti-terror laws. They were all charged with being part of an “evil conspiracy” and accused of a range of crimes, from trying to aid acts of terror to […]

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Two Turkish police fired over desecration of Kurdish rebel’s corpse

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ANKARA: Two Turkish police officers accused of desecrating the corpse of a Kurdish rebel killed during fighting in southeastern Turkey have been sacked, the interior ministry said Monday. An investigation “has proven the involvement” of the two men in the incident early this month, when the body of Haci Lokman Birlik was dragged behind an […]

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‘Fiercest clashes’ as Syria regime advances with Russian support

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BEIRUT: Syrian regime forces backed by Russian air strikes advanced in the centre of the country on Monday, sparking the fiercest clashes with rebels since Moscow began its air campaign, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime forces had entered the village of Kafr Nabuda in Hama province as they press […]

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Uganda says it is pulling forces from South Sudan

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KAMPALA: Uganda’s army will leave neighbouring South Sudan by next month, the head of the country’s armed forces said Monday. “The boys are coming home. We will be out by the first week of November,” General Katumba Wamala told reporters in the capital Kampala. Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni deployed troops to South Sudan in support […]

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US-British consumption expert Angus Deaton wins Nobel Economics Prize

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STOCKHOLM: Angus Deaton of Britain and the United States won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for his work on consumption, poverty and welfare, the jury said. “By emphasising the links between individual consumption decisions and outcomes for the whole economy, his work has helped transform modern microeconomics, macroeconomics and development economics,” the Royal Swedish […]

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Fired Polish priest says no ‘gay lobby’ in Vatican

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ROME: A high-ranking Polish priest who was fired after coming out as gay before the Vatican’s key synod on the family said on Sunday that there was no “gay lobby” in the Church. Krzysztof Charamsa (pix) told a private Italian television channel that he has “never met a gay lobby in the Vatican”, referring to […]

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Fired Polish priest says no ‘gay lobby’ in Vatican

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ROME: A high-ranking Polish priest who was fired after coming out as gay before the Vatican’s key synod on the family said on Sunday that there was no “gay lobby” in the Church. Krzysztof Charamsa (pix) told a private Italian television channel that he has “never met a gay lobby in the Vatican”, referring to […]

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Fired Polish priest says no ‘gay lobby’ in Vatican

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ROME: A high-ranking Polish priest who was fired after coming out as gay before the Vatican’s key synod on the family said on Sunday that there was no “gay lobby” in the Church. Krzysztof Charamsa (pix) told a private Italian television channel that he has “never met a gay lobby in the Vatican”, referring to […]

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Record result for Austrian far-right in ‘red Vienna’

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VIENNA: Europe’s migrant crisis helped Austria’s far-right on Sunday post its best-ever election result in Vienna, although its score was weaker than predicted and the centre-left retained power in its traditional fiefdom. Fifteen years after the Freedom Party (FPOe) under the late Joerg Haider stunned Europe by entering the federal government, the populist party won […]

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Record result for Austrian far-right in ‘red Vienna’

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VIENNA: Europe’s migrant crisis helped Austria’s far-right on Sunday post its best-ever election result in Vienna, although its score was weaker than predicted and the centre-left retained power in its traditional fiefdom. Fifteen years after the Freedom Party (FPOe) under the late Joerg Haider stunned Europe by entering the federal government, the populist party won […]

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Record result for Austrian far-right in ‘red Vienna’

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VIENNA: Europe’s migrant crisis helped Austria’s far-right on Sunday post its best-ever election result in Vienna, although its score was weaker than predicted and the centre-left retained power in its traditional fiefdom. Fifteen years after the Freedom Party (FPOe) under the late Joerg Haider stunned Europe by entering the federal government, the populist party won […]

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Israel policeman stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City, attacker killed

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JERUSALEM: An Arab stabbed an Israeli policeman at an entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday and was shot dead by security forces, police said, the latest in a wave of knife attacks. The police officer’s protective vest stopped the knife and he was unharmed. The attacker was shot dead by other officers. Police identified […]

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Israel policeman stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City, attacker killed

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JERUSALEM: An Arab stabbed an Israeli policeman at an entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday and was shot dead by security forces, police said, the latest in a wave of knife attacks. The police officer’s protective vest stopped the knife and he was unharmed. The attacker was shot dead by other officers. Police identified […]

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Israel policeman stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City, attacker killed

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JERUSALEM: An Arab stabbed an Israeli policeman at an entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday and was shot dead by security forces, police said, the latest in a wave of knife attacks. The police officer’s protective vest stopped the knife and he was unharmed. The attacker was shot dead by other officers. Police identified […]

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British troops among five killed in Kabul chopper crash

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KABUL: Two Britons were among five NATO troops killed in a helicopter crash in Kabul, a second blow for British forces Sunday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeted their convoy in the capital. The incidents came just two weeks after the resurgent militant group overran the key northern city of Kunduz, their biggest military victory […]

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British troops among five killed in Kabul chopper crash

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KABUL: Two Britons were among five NATO troops killed in a helicopter crash in Kabul, a second blow for British forces Sunday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeted their convoy in the capital. The incidents came just two weeks after the resurgent militant group overran the key northern city of Kunduz, their biggest military victory […]

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British troops among five killed in Kabul chopper crash

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KABUL: Two Britons were among five NATO troops killed in a helicopter crash in Kabul, a second blow for British forces Sunday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeted their convoy in the capital. The incidents came just two weeks after the resurgent militant group overran the key northern city of Kunduz, their biggest military victory […]

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Hong Kong photographer to face Thai trial over flak jacket

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SAMUT PRAKAN, Thailand: A Hong Kong photographer detained for carrying a bullet proof jacket and helmet in Thailand will face trial after pleading not guilty to a weapons possession charge on Monday. The case has sparked outcry from media freedom groups who say journalists should not be punished for carrying body armour and protective gear […]

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Hong Kong photographer to face Thai trial over flak jacket

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SAMUT PRAKAN, Thailand: A Hong Kong photographer detained for carrying a bullet proof jacket and helmet in Thailand will face trial after pleading not guilty to a weapons possession charge on Monday. The case has sparked outcry from media freedom groups who say journalists should not be punished for carrying body armour and protective gear […]

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Hong Kong photographer to face Thai trial over flak jacket

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SAMUT PRAKAN, Thailand: A Hong Kong photographer detained for carrying a bullet proof jacket and helmet in Thailand will face trial after pleading not guilty to a weapons possession charge on Monday. The case has sparked outcry from media freedom groups who say journalists should not be punished for carrying body armour and protective gear […]

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