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Temporary reprieve for Indian from Indonesian firing squad


JAKARTA : Indian national Gurdip Singh who was set to be executed by Indonesian authorities for drug smuggling has won a temporary reprieve as he was not among the four prisoners executed by a firing squad early on Friday in that country. Gurdip Singh was convicted along with 13 others and due to be executed at the Nusa Kambangan prison ...

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Explosion heard during police search in Brussels


Brussels : Yet another explosion took place during a police search of a house in Brussels borough of Schaerbeek, on Friday.Reuters quoted Belga news agency which informed that the raid in the house, where explosion was heard, is part of an ongoing investigation following multiple bombing attacks which killed at least 31 people and injured 316 this Tuesday.The Belgian Police ...

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Mullah Omar’s brother warns of Taliban internal strife in Afghanistan


Karachi, Aug 26 : Mullah Abdul Manan, the brother of deceased Afghan Taliban supremo Mullah Omar, has warned of a possible internal strife in Afghanistan if the new chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor and his opponents do not settle their issues soon.According to the Express Tribune, Mansoor’s rivals say that he was not elected by majority of the leadership council’s members ...

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Four years on, Pak FIA realises Lakhvi’s voice sample can’t be used as proof


Karachi, July 20 : Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has said that Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi’s voice samples cannot be used as evidence.A senior prosecutor in the Mumbai attacks case said that the samples could be ‘helpful’ in the course of the investigation but the audio recorded by the Indian intelligence could not be used as ...

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Barack Obama brings along anger translator; pokes fun at Netanyahu and US President aspirants


Washington, Apr 27: President Barack Obama took a dig at himself, joked about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton as he spoke at the annual White House Correspondents dinner with some stand-up comedy. Obama, 53, who has less than two years left in his presidency, headlined the event last night to raise money for scholarships ...

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