Tuesday, 19 November 2019

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Transgender kids feel as much like girls or boys as non-trans counterparts

WASHINGTON: Transgender kids feel as much like girls or boys as their non-transgender counterparts, according to a major study of US children that allowed observers to see how the young people conformed to social gender norms. The authors of the study, researchers from the University of Washington who published their findings ...

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Shooting attack in California suburb leaves 4 dead

FRESNO: An attack on a family party in California’s Central Valley that left four people dead and six wounded has spurred shock and fear in the close-knit Hmong community. Police say at least two gunmen entered a Fresno backyard Sunday evening and fired at a group of men watching football ...

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Afghan airstrike takes out 14 Taliban militants

KUNDUZ: At least 14 Taliban militants, including a militants’ divisional commander, were killed in an airstrike carried out by Afghan Air Force in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, police said. The sortie was launched late Monday by Afghan Air Force against a hideout belonging to Taliban militants in Qarluq, an area ...

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North Korea says it won’t give Trump a summit for free

SEOUL: North Korea responded to a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump that hinted at another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying it has no interest in giving Trump further meetings to brag about unless it gets something substantial in return. The statement by Foreign Ministry adviser ...

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Iran condemns US show of support for ‘rioters’

TEHRAN: Iran condemned the United States’ support for “rioters” in a statement issued late Sunday, after two days of violent protests in the Islamic republic against a petrol price hike. The foreign ministry said that it was reacting to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s “expression of support… for a ...

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Pakistani politician asks Modi for Indian asylum, financial help

Altaf Hussain, the founder of MQM, who has been charged with a terrorism offence, has requested Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for help by giving asylum and financial help to him and his companions, a media report said on Sunday. On October 10, Hussain was charged by the UK’s Crown ...

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Hong Kong police seal off university amid fears of crackdown

HONG KONG police on Monday trapped hundreds of protesters inside a major university, sealing off roads in the area after almost two straight days of standoffs that have raised fears of a bloody showdown with both sides refusing to back down. Hundreds of defiant protesters inside Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University ...

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Iran issues warning to gasoline-petrol protesters

TEHRAN: Iran’s Interior Minister has warned security officials will step up action against protesters taking to the streets over a new petrol policy. Protests have erupted across Iran after the government unexpectedly announced it was rationing petrol and increasing its price. At least one person has been killed and others ...

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Death toll in Bolivia unrest rises to 23

Four more people were killed in Bolivia over the past few days, bringing the death toll from the political unrest to at least 23, according to several reports. The turmoil began in October, when President Evo Morales won a controversial fourth term in office. Protesters took to the streets claiming ...

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