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Gaza border protests provide Palestinian diorama artist with inspiration, and raw materials

GAZA One year on from the start of Gaza’s border protests, the weekly clashes with Israeli soldiers have become part of the texture of life in the Palestinian enclave, providing inspiration and even raw materials for local artists. Diorama artist Majdi Abu Taqeya spends hours creating three-dimensional miniature replicas of …

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Pulwama teacher, arrested in militancy case, dies in custody in Srinagar SOG camp

SRINAGAR A 28-year-old school teacher, who was arrested in connection with a militancy case, died in police custody here, triggering protests at his town in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday, police said. The state government has order a magisterial inquiry to ascertain the cause and circumstances that led to Rizwan …

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NZ mosque massacre: Mucad Ibrahim- 3-year-old youngest victim- thought it was a video game, ran towards gunman

CHRISTCHURCH Mucad Ibrahim was wearing little white socks, the type with grips on the bottom so that toddlers don’t slip, when he was carried out of the Al Noor mosque in this city. His shoes were still at the entrance, where he’d left them when he arrived for Friday prayers …

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Meet Abdul Aziz, hero Afghan refugee who chased away New Zealand mosque gunman with a credit card machine

CHRISTCHURCH When Afghan refugee Abdul Aziz saw a man brandishing a gun outside his mosque in Christchurch, he ran towards the attacker armed with the only weapon he could find — a hand-held credit card machine. Seven people were killed when a white supremacist stormed Linwood Masjid — the second …

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Video | ‘Hawa Badlegi’: Shah Faesal launches J&K People’s Movement

SRINAGAR Former IAS officer Shah Faesal launched a new political party at an impressive public rally here on Sunday. Scores of supporters from different parts of the Valley attended the launch of the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM), whose slogan is “Hawa Badlegi” (winds of time will change). Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ leader Shehla …

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Mosque attack suspect flashes ‘white power’ sign in court as New Zealand readies to bury dead

CHRISTCHURCH (NEW ZEALAND) The right-wing extremist charged over the horrifying attacks on New Zealand mosques flashed a white power gesture as he appeared in court Saturday, while a shellshocked community began digging graves for the 49 people he stands accused of slaying. Australia-born 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant stood largely impassive in …

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