Category: World

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Austrian MPs approve headscarf ban in primary schools

Story by AFP Austrian MPs have approved a law aimed at banning the headscarf in primary schools, a measure proposed by the ruling right-wing government. So as to avoid...

Donald Trump, Iran, talks

Iran ‘will want to talk soon’: Trump

Story by AFP President Donald Trump on Wednesday predicted that Iran will “soon” want to negotiate and denied any discord in the White House over moves that...

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China blocks all language editions of Wikipedia

Story by AFP Beijing has broadened its block of online encyclopedia Wikipedia to include all language editions, an internet censorship research group reported just weeks...

Narendra Modi, Abhinandan Pathak, India, elections, elections 2019

‘Duplicate’ Modi contests election with an aim to defeat real Modi

Story by AFP His white beard neatly trimmed and a sleeveless jacket thrown over his traditional Indian shirt, Abhinandan Pathak turns heads thanks to an uncanny...

Sri Lanka, blocks, social media, anti-Muslim riots

Sri Lanka blocks social media after anti-Muslim riots

Story by AFP Sri Lanka blocked Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms on Monday after anti-Muslim riots hit several towns in the latest fallout from the...

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10 million signatures urging impeachment of Donald Trump delivered to Congress

Story by AFP Two House Democrats have joined activists at the US Capitol who presented Congress with signatures of 10 million people calling on lawmakers to begin...

Donald Trump, Muslims, Ramadan, Ramadan 2019, US President

Donald Trump greets Muslims on Ramadan

US President Donald Trump and his wife has released a special message with a greeting to Muslims on the eve of Ramadan. According to a White House statement, US...

Nepal, refutes, Indian Army, yeti, claim

Nepal refutes Indian Army’s terrible yeti claim

Story by AFP Nepal’s army has refuted the Indian military’s hairy claim that its soldiers had discovered yeti footprints in the Himalayas, saying they were...

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Billionaire Buffett says women’s place is in investing

Story by AFP Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Saturday that women ought to have a higher profile in investing. On the sidelines of the annual shareholders...

Ness Wadia, Quaid-e-Azam, Japan, drug charges

Quaid-e-Azam’s great-grandson gets jail term over drug charges

Ness Wadia, the great-grandson of Pakistan founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was given a jail term in Japan on drug charges. A Japanese court sentenced the elder...