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‘No one is safe here’: Anger, grief overwhelms Afghan Sikhs and Hindus after suicide bombing kills 19

KABUL Grief mixed with anger among Afghanistan’s minority Sikh and Hindu community on Monday as they prepared for funerals of loved ones, including an election candidate, killed in a suicide attack. At least 19 people were killed and 21 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd …

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Iran general accuses Israel of ‘manipulating’ weather, ‘stealing clouds’!

TEHRAN An Iranian general on Monday accused Israel of manipulating weather to prevent rain over the Islamic republic, alleging his country was facing cloud “theft”, before being contradicted by the nation’s weather chief. “The changing climate in Iran is suspect,” Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Iran’s Civil Defence …

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VIDEO | ‘Helps me forget’: In World Cup’s shadow, Rohingya find freedom on pitch

KUALA LUMPUR (MALAYSIA) They may lack the glitz and glamour of the World Cup, but football clubs for stateless Rohingya refugees in Malaysia offer something more — a 90-minute reprieve from a grinding existence on the fringes of society. Malaysia is home to more than 70,000 people from the Muslim …

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Tehran diplomat among 6 arrested over plot to bomb exiled Iran opposition in Paris

BRUSSELS/PARIS Belgium, France and Germany have detained six people, including an Iranian diplomat posted in Vienna, over an alleged plot to bomb a weekend rally by an exiled Iranian opposition group in France, authorities and sources said Monday. The apparent foiled attack was meant to have targeted a meeting of …

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WATCH | Philippine mayor on Duterte’s ‘narco-list’ sniped in broad daylight

MANILA A Philippine mayor who paraded suspected drug dealers through the streets of his city was shot dead on Monday while attending a weekly flag-raising ceremony for government officials, police said. Mayor Antonio Cando Halili was declared dead on arrival at hospital from a single bullet wound to the chest, …

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Indonesia ‘anti-LGBT abuses’ fuel HIV cases: Human Rights Watch

JAKARTA A crackdown on Indonesia’s LGBT community is fuelling a spike in HIV cases as at-risk people avoid prevention services or seeking treatment, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday. Conservative politicians and hardline Islamist groups have been increasingly vocal against the vulnerable community in recent years, while lawmakers eyed outlawing …

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