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WORLD (Saudi Arabia ): King Salman on Tuesday ordered that women be allowed to drive cars, ending a conservative tradition seen by women rights activists, campaigning for more than 25 years, as an emblem of the Islamic kingdom's repression of women. IndiaToday reported that despite gradual improvement on some women's issues in recent years, the kin...

September 29, 2017
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WORLD (New Delhi ) : At least 22 people have been killed and 35 injured in a stampede at a train station during Friday morning rush hour in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai, according to Deepak Deoraj, spokesman for the Mumbai police department, CNN reported. The death toll was likely to rise, a disaster management spokesman warned, with several ...

September 29, 2017
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MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 struck Mexico at 1:15 pm on Tuesday afternoon, toppling buildings, rattling the capital and sending people flooding into the streets for the second time in just two weeks after the devasting and stronger 8.1 magnitude on September 8 in the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca. N...

September 20, 2017
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WORLD : US President Donald Trump spoke to the United Nations General Assembly for the first time as president on Tuesday morning. New York Post reports that the president, in a fiery speech, vowed to “destroy” North Korea if it continues to threaten the US and its allies with nuclear weapons. “The United States has great strength and patienc...

September 19, 2017
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World : The Caribbean island of Dominica has been 'devastated' by Category 5 Hurricane Maria as it made landfall on Monday night, the country's Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit  tells CNN.  He said , " We're just waiting for daybreak to do an assessment of the damage. Our first order of business will be search and rescue to ensu...

September 19, 2017
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Bangladesh : According to United Nations, there are now 409,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh since violence erupted in the Myanmar's state of Rakhine on August 25. The influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees has overwhelmed the government of Bangladesh as it continues to house these refugees, promising...

September 19, 2017
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London : On Friday at around 8.20 a.m. local time an improvised explosive device, or IED, detonated inside a bag bearing the name of German supermarket Lidl, injuring 29 at Parsons Green subway station in west London, most with flash burns. Fitted with a timer, the device did not detonate fully, Newsweek reports. A day after the blast, the Kent Pol...

September 18, 2017
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KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty-three people died after a fire broke out at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz (religious) school on Thursday morning. Among the victims were 21 students of the school, age ranging from 6 to 16, and two teachers, age 25 and 26. The City Fire and Rescue Department received information on the blaze at about 5:00 am. According...

September 14, 2017
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The mastermind of China's biggest Ponzi scheme, Ding Ning, was sentenced to life in jail by a Beijing court on Tuesday, Xinhua News Agency reported. Ding, 35, head of peer-to-peer online financing firm Ezubao and chairman of Yucheng Group, was convicted of fraudulent fundraising, smuggling precious metal, and owning guns illegally, according to a j...

September 13, 2017
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Paris — Tens of thousands turned out Tuesday for mass demonstrations intended to protest the country’s new labor code due to be adopted by the government on September 22. The rallies, launched by France's biggest trade union, the hard-left CGT, were the first major street protests faced by President Emmanuel Macron whose labour proposals are in...

September 13, 2017
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