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Scotland weather: Rush hour warning over Ophelia wind

MANCHESTER: High winds and rain are continuing to sweep across Scotland in the wake of Hurricane Ophelia, bringing warnings of possible rush hour disruption. Met Office yellow warnings remain in place for much of southern, central and eastern Scotland after wind speeds hit 75mph in some areas on Monday. Dozens ...

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Pakistan Among 15 Nations Elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

UNITED NATIONS: Fifteen countries, including Pakistan, have been elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council by the U.N. General Assembly. In a vote Oct. 16, Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine were elected, a Foreign Office ...

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Pakistan deports Turkish teacher, family

LAHORE: A Turkish teacher and his family who were abducted in Pakistan last month have been deported from the country in defiance of a court ruling, a source and a lawyer said Monday, sparking fears for human rights. Kacmaz Mesut, his wife and two young daughters were picked up in ...

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Taliban Deny Fighters Raped American Hostage and Killed Baby

KABUL: The Taliban on Sunday denied an assertion by a freed Canadian hostage that his American wife had been raped during their five years of captivity and that their infant had been killed by the Haqqani Network, a brutal arm of the Afghan insurgency. The militants said the child had ...

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Death toll rises to 231 in Somalia bombing

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s president declared three days of mourning Sunday as the death toll from a truck bomb blast in Mogadishu rose to more than 230, making the attack the most deadly in the besieged East African nation’s history. “Terror won’t win,” President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known popularly as Farmajo, said after donationg ...

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Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

HANOI: At least 37 people have died and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravage north and central Vietnam, destroying homes and leaving rescuers scrambling to find survivors, disaster officials said Thursday. Tens of thousands were evacuated after heavy rains lashed swathes of the country this week, as ...

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US forces aiding Islamic State in Afghanistan, alleges Karzai

KABUL: Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has said that the ISIS was a ‘US construct’ whose forces have been helping the militant group in Afghanistan. “Absolutely,” he told Russia Today in an exclusive interview in London when asked whether he agrees that the ISIS was a US construct. Asked if ...

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Dozen die, scores missing as Rohingya boat capsizes

DHAKA: At least 12 Rohingya refugees, mostly children, drowned when their boat capsized on the way to Bangladesh, police said on Monday, the latest victims of violence in Myanmar that has forced more than half a million people from their homes. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) official Abdul Jalil told AFP ...

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