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Russia, Iran and Turkey to hold Syria talks in Moscow on Tuesday

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif enter a hall during a meeting in Moscow, Russia, October 28, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

The foreign and defense ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey will discuss the future of Syria and the city of Aleppo at talks in Moscow on Tuesday, Turkish and Russian officials said. “(The meeting) will be to understand the views of all three sides, laying out where we all stand and discuss where we go from here,” an official from ...

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Underwater drone: China, US discuss its return

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The Chinese and US militaries are having “unimpeded” talks about the return of US underwater drone taken by a Chinese naval vessel in the South China Sea last week, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday. The drone, known as an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), was taken on Thursday in waters off the coast of the Philippines, the first seizure of ...

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Canadian tourist among 10 dead in Jordan attacks

Jordanian policemen and an ambulance are seen in the vicinity of Karak Castle.—Reuters Gunmen killed 10 people including a Canadian tourist and police officers on Sunday in southern Jordan where security forces were hunting down the unidentified attackers. The shootings took place in Karak, a tourist destination known for one of the biggest Crusader castles in the region, around 120 ...

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Where are the 1971 mass graves, killing fields in Dhaka?

A rape victim. About 400000 women were raped by the Pakistani military during the Liberation War. Bangladesh. 1971.

The genocide carried out by Pakistan army and their collaborators- Razakar, al-Badr, al-Shams- in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1971 ranks as one of the most brutal genocides of 20th century. Around 3,000,000 people were brutally killed by the Pakistan forces during the nine months war, the only instance of killing so many people within such a small duration, and ...

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Moscow: Russia federal security says it thwarted IS attacks, nabbed 4 terrorists

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Russia’s federal security service said on Thursday it had thwarted a series of attacks by Islamic State militants in Moscow, detaining four people. “Four members of the terrorist group were detained” during raids, the FSB security service said in a statement. “The militants were preparing the terrorist attacks on direct orders of a Turkey-based emissary of the Islamic State international ...

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Trump calls reports Russia helped him in US election ‘ridiculous’

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US President-elect Donald Trump said he didn’t believe reports that intelligence agencies concluded Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf, according to an interview broadcast on Fox News. “I think it’s ridiculous. I think it’s just another excuse. I don’t believe it,” Trump said in the interview, taped on Saturday. He blamed Democrats for putting out the media ...

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At least 60 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria

The Reigners Bible Church International in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom state, was still under construction and workers had been rushing to finish it in time for Saturday’s ceremony. (Twitter/@NigeriaNewsdesk)

The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said. The Reigners Bible Church International in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom state, was still under construction and workers had been rushing to finish it in time for Saturday’s ceremony to ordain founder Akan Weeks as a ...

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Istanbul Besiktas: Stadium blasts kill at least 13 people – reports

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Two explosions near a football stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, have killed at least 13 people and injured many others, reports say. Turkish officials said the blasts, believed to be a car bomb and a suicide bomb, had targeted police officers. Witnesses heard gunfire after the attack, which happened two hours after fans had left the Besiktas stadium. Turkey has seen ...

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Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity in Germany

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Some converts are introduced to Christianity on the way to Europe, while others were repressed in their home countries. More and more refugees are converting from Islam to Christianityas they settle in Germany, churches have said. Footage showed three refugees recently being baptised at the Evangelical-Freikirchlichen Gemeinde in Berlin. Matthias Linke, the priest, asked them: “Do you believe from the bottom ...

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Angela Merkel Calls for Ban on Full-Face Veils in Germany

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ESSEN, Germany — To loud applause, Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party members on Tuesday that Germany should ban full-face veils “wherever legally possible” and that it would not tolerate any application of Shariah law over German justice. Accepting her party’s nomination as its candidate for another four-year term, the chancellor used the moment to broaden her stance on banning ...

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