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US urged to cancel Xi Jinping visit amid China’s ‘ferocious’ human rights crackdown


London, July 15 : With over 145 human rights lawyers and campaigners detained in China as part of a government-led campaign against civil society, activists are urging U.S. President Barack Obama to cancel the upcoming visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping.A petition sent to the White House claimed that China’s human rights record had worsened since President Xi came to ...

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Nairobi mall set to re-open two years after Al Shabab attack


Johannesburg, July 15 : Nairobi’s Westgate Mall is set to re-open on Saturday, nearly two years after a deadly attack carried out by Al Shabab militants killed at least 67 people and led to a four-day siege by security forces.Governor Evans Kidero toured the mall, which has been largely refurbished since the attack, on Tuesday, reported News24.Four militants entered the ...

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Iran nuke deal set to face ‘hostile’ US Congress


London, July 15: A day after world powers and Iran concluded the long-drawn talks with a historic nuclear deal, the battle is now set to move to Washington as the Obama administration initiates a three-month campaign to prevent the hard-won deal from being trashed by the Congress, which is dominated by Republicans. The deal will require Iran to dismantle much ...

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22 pilgrims killed in Andhra stampede


VIJAYAWADA: At least 22 pilgrims, mostly women, were killed and 20 others injured in a stampede during Godavari pushkaralu in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, officials said.The tragedy occurred when a large number of pilgrims rushed towards one of the gates and tried to scale it at Kotagummam pushkar ghat on the banks of Godavari river to take the ...

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Donald Trump asks FBI to investigate El Chapo related threat


Washington DC, July 14 : Donald Trump has called investigators to track the man who is threatening the business magnate by claiming to be the son of escaped Mexican druggist El Chapo.The US 2015 presidential candidate received a tweet by El Chapo’s alleged son in Spanish, with the rough English translation stating that “Keep f—ing around and I’m gonna make ...

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