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Nigerian court grants permission to declare IMN terrorist

ABUJA: A Nigerian court has granted the government permission to label a local Shi’ite Muslim group a terrorist organisation, the solicitor general told Reuters on Saturday. Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have been marching in the capital Abuja calling for the release of their leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky, …

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Philippines earthquakes kill at least eight

MANILA: At least eight people have been killed and dozens more injured after two earthquakes struck a province in the Philippines. The earthquakes, magnitudes 5.4 and 5.9, hit the province of Batanes, an archipelago in the north of the country early on Saturday. Mayor Raul de Sagon said around 60 …

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India floods: Over 1,000 train passengers rescued near Mumbai

MUMBAI: Indian authorities have rescued 1,050 people from a train after it became trapped by flooding near Mumbai. Helicopters, boats and diving teams were deployed by the Indian authorities after the Mahalaxmi Express was stranded on Friday night close to the town of Vangani. Passengers told news agency IANS they …

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North Korea says launch was a ‘warning’ to South Korea

PYONGYANG: North Korea says the two new short-range ballistic missiles it launched Thursday toward the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, were intended to send a warning to South Korea. According to North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the launches were “personally organized” by North …

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Tunisian President Beji Caïd Essebsi dies at 92

TUNIS: Tunisia’s 92-year-old President Beji Caïd Essebsi died Thursday morning after being transferred to a hospital “under direct recommendation by his doctors,” the state news agency (TAP) announced on Thursday. He died at 10:25 a.m. local time, at Tunis Military Hospital in the capital. Funeral procession details will be announced …

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Nigerian troops kill 20 supporters of Sheikh Zakzaky

ABUJA: Nigerian security forces have killed at least 20 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) during protests calling for the release of senior cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the movement’s leader, this week. Spokesmen for the IMN said on Friday clashes that erupted between police forces and protesters in …

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US visit aimed to dispel misunderstanding about Pakistan: PM

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that his first official visit to the United States was aimed at dispelling misunderstanding about Pakistan. PM Imran was addressing the members of the US Congress during his visit to the Capitol Hill. The prime minister said that over the years there …

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