Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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Pakistani digital rights activist wins 2016 Human Rights Tulip award

The HAGUE: Pakistani internet activist Nighat Dad has been awarded the Dutch government’s 2016 Human Rights Tulip award, which will be presented to her on the upcoming Human Rights Day in December in The Hague. The prize will be presented to the Executive Director of the Digital Rights Foundation by ...

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Blast kills 11 on way to Afghan wedding: officials

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: A roadside bomb has killed 11 people on their way to a wedding in the northern Afghan province of Faryab, officials said Friday, as civilian casualties rise in the war-torn country. The blast occurred on Thursday just as 30 Afghan civilians were killed in US air strikes in the ...

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Huge protest urges scandal-hit South Korea president to quit

SEOUL: Tens of thousands of banner-waving protestors marched through the streets of Seoul on Saturday, demanding President Park Geun-Hye resign, a day after she apologised and accepted full blame for a crippling corruption scandal. In one of the largest demonstrations seen in the South Korean capital in years, there was ...

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India not to bow down before Pakistan: Rajnath

NEW DELHI: In reference to Pakistan, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “A neighbouring country is trying to destabilise India by encouraging ‘cowardly’ acts of terrorism but our government will never let the nation to bow down its head before anyone.” “A neighbouring country of our again and again encourages ...

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German prosecutors investigate Facebook over hate postings

German prosecutors are investigating Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives, a spokesman for the Munich prosecutor’s office said on Friday, following a complaint alleging the company broke national laws against hate speech and sedition by failing to remove racist postings. The spokesman declined to provide further details. German attorney Chan-jo ...

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Suicide bombers in ambulances in Iraq

TIKRIT: Suicide bombers driving ambulances packed with explosives detonated their vehicles at a checkpoint and a car park for Shia pilgrims in two Iraqi cities on Sunday, killing at least 21 people and wounding dozens, officials said. The twin attacks took place in Tikrit and Samarra, as Iraqi troops and ...

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‘Planted story’: Retired judge to head ‘newsleak’ probe panel

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ISLAMABAD: A high-powered committee to be cobbled together to investigate the issue leaking a ‘fabricated’ story about national security last month will be unveiled within a couple of days, said the country’s security czar on Saturday. “A retired high court judge will head the committee which comprises senior officials,” a ...

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Trump edges ahead of Hillary in new tracking poll

Washington – Donald Trump, the Republican Presidential candidate, is slightly ahead of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for the first time in months, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll. Trump is leading with 46 per cent of likely voters, while Clinton has 45 per cent. The two ...

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Prince Harry reportedly dating ‘Suits’ star Meghan Markle

The 32-year-old royal has reportedly been seeing American actress Meghan Markle. According to ET Online, Harry is “besotted” with the 35-year-old actress, who’s best known for her role as Rachel Zane on Suits. On Saturday, an insider told the newspaper, “He’s happier than he’s been for many years. He’s in ...

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Kerry says no FBI contact over Clinton email probe

TIPPERARY: US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that neither he or his department had been contacted by the FBI over its renewed investigation into his predecessor Hillary Clinton’s emails. “No, I haven’t been notified of anything, no, I haven’t been requested of anything, no, I’m not aware of ...

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