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At least 25 die in Kabul suicide attack

KABUL, Aug 15 (AFP): At least 25 people were killed when a suicide attacker struck an education centre in a minority Shiite area of western Kabul Wednesday, officials said, the latest assault in Afghanistan's war-weary capital."We can confirm the attack was caused by a suicide bomber on foot. The bomber...

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PTI's Asad Qaiser takes oath as NA speaker

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) Asad Qaiser was sworn in as National Assembly (NA) speaker on Wednesday, beating out the candidate fielded by a fragile opposition alliance, PPP stalwart Khursheed Shah, in a secret ballot. The election for the post of deputy speaker was going on, according to dawn.com.Qaiser, the former Khyber...

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First Muslim woman in Australian senate

Mehreen Faruqi has joined Australia's senate as its first female Muslim member, on a day the country is caught up in a bitter row over racism, reports BBC.Ms Faruqi, who was born in Pakistan, told the BBC that Australia's future would be "stronger for our diversity".The Greens Party MP for...

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Report details sexual abuse by priests

Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania of the US sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through "the weaponisation of faith" and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops, the state attorney general said on Tuesday, reports Reuters.An 884-page report made public by Pennsylvania Attorney General...

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Birmingham man behind UK parliament car 'attack'

LONDON, Aug 15 (AFP): The man arrested for driving into a barrier protecting the Houses of Parliament in a suspected terror attack was a Briton of Sudanese origin from Birmingham, media reports said Wednesday.Three people were injured when the silver Ford Fiesta drove into cyclists before crashing to a halt...

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Imran backs Turkey over economic challenges

Prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Tuesday extended his support to Turkey which is embroiled in an intense dispute with the United States that has seen the lira tumble, according to dawn.com.In a tweet, Khan assured Turkey's President Recep Erdogan and the Turkish people that "we (the people of Pakistan) are...

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News in Brief (16-08-2018)

Anger grows in Italy as bridge toll rises to 39GENOA (Italy), Aug 15: Rescuers scoured crushed mountains of rubble for victims of a bridge collapse in Genoa as the toll rose to 39 Wednesday and Italy's government blamed the company in charge of motorways for the disaster. A vast span...

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