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Tensions high as Indian temple opens to women

Tensions high as Indian temple opens to women

Hundreds of extra police in southern India were on high alert Wednesday for the scheduled opening to women of all ages of one of the country's most sacred Hindu temples. Thousands of people, many of them women, have marched in recent days against females being allowed to pray in the...

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Pompeo says US takes Saudi case 'seriously'

Pompeo says US takes Saudi case 'seriously'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says America takes the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi "seriously." Pompeo made the comments to journalists after leaving Turkey on Wednesday during a quick visit that included a talk with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Pompeo...

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Trump: US requested audio, video on missing journalist

Trump: US requested audio, video on missing journalist

The U.S. has requested audio and video evidence concerning Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance "if it exists," U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday.  “We have asked for it. If it exists we have asked for it,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, adding it...

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Egypt brokers de-escalation deal in Gaza: Source

Egypt brokers de-escalation deal in Gaza: Source

An Egyptian security delegation has managed to reach a de-escalation deal between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, according to a Palestinian source. “The Egyptian mediation succeeded in halting the escalation that broke out early today in Gaza,” the source told...

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Turkish police arrive at Saudi consul residence

Turkish police arrive at Saudi consul residence

Turkish police have arrived at the residence of the Saudi consul in Istanbul to conduct a search over the disappearance and alleged slaying of writer Jamal Khashoggi. The police arrived Wednesday at the home. They had wanted to search Tuesday night but did not have permission...

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US student refused Israel entry appeals at Supreme Court

US student refused Israel entry appeals at Supreme Court

A U.S. student barred from Israel over past support for a pro-Palestinian boycott campaign appeared before the Jewish state's top court Wednesday in a final appeal against the state's decision. Lara Alqasem, 22, landed at Ben Gurion Airport on Oct. 2, for master's degree studies at...

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Iran calls US sanctions on paramilitary force 'blind vindictiveness'

Iran calls US sanctions on paramilitary force 'blind vindictiveness'

Iran called new US sanctions against its paramilitary Basij group an act of "blind vindictiveness" on Wednesday. "America's new sanctions are a clear insult to international and legal mechanisms and a result of the American government's blind vindictiveness against the Iranian nation,"...

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Bomb kills Afghan election candidate, wounds seven: officials

Bomb kills Afghan election candidate, wounds seven: officials

A bomb placed under a sofa killed an Afghan election candidate on Wednesday, officials said, as deadly violence escalates ahead of the October 20 parliamentary ballot. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, which takes the number of candidates killed so far during...

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French leftist leader under fire for shoving officer during raid

French leftist leader under fire for shoving officer during raid

French prosecutors on Wednesday announced they were investigating leftist firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon after he shoved a prosecutor in a fit of rage over having his apartment and party headquarters raided by police. The leader of the France Unbowed party has drawn criticism over...

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Iran stays quiet on Khashoggi case

Iran stays quiet on Khashoggi case

Iran has been playing it cool as it watches the furore over the disappearance of writer Jamal Khashoggi create a crisis for its regional rival Saudi Arabia. As of Wednesday, the government had yet to make any official comment on the alleged murder of Khashoggi who vanished after...

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Guantanamo prison to remain open '25 years or more'

Guantanamo prison to remain open '25 years or more'

Former president Barack Obama had vowed to close the US military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but now it will stay open for at least 25 years, the officer in charge of the facility said Tuesday. Rear Admiral John Ring said the prison, which holds several alleged plotters of the...

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President Erdogan, US’ Pompeo meet in Ankara

President Erdogan, US’ Pompeo meet in Ankara

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday met the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the capital Ankara. Erdogan received Pompeo at Esenboga International Airport at 10.10 a.m. local time (0710 GMT) in a 35-minutes long meeting ahead of his official visit to Moldova. Foreign...

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58 Australian 'fairy penguins' slaughtered in suspected dog attack

58 Australian 'fairy penguins' slaughtered in suspected dog attack

Wildlife officials in the southern Australia on Wednesday announced an investigation into the mass death of 58 penguins they believe were killed in a dog attack. The carcases of the so-called "fairy penguins" -- the world's smallest penguin species -- were found strewn across a beach in...

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Madagascar, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt qualify for Africa Cup of Nations

Madagascar, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt qualify for Africa Cup of Nations

Madagascar, for the first time, Senegal and former champions Tunisia and Egypt sealed places at the Africa Cup of Nations finals Tuesday with two matchdays to spare. Njiva Rakotoharimalala scored four minutes before half-time to earn Madagascar a 1-0 Group A victory over Equatorial...

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US strike in Somalia killed 60 militants: Pentagon

US strike in Somalia killed 60 militants: Pentagon

The United States conducted its largest air strike in nearly two years against militants in Somalia, killing about 60 Al-Shabaab fighters, the US military said Tuesday. "This precision air strike was the largest air strike against Al-Shabaab since November 21, 2017," when air-dropped US...

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Putin will be in Paris on November 11 to mark 100 years since WWI end: advisor

Putin will be in Paris on November 11 to mark 100 years since WWI end: advisor

Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a November 11 ceremony in Paris marking 100 years since the end of World War I, his advisor Yuri Ushakov said Tuesday. The ceremony will be attended by a number of other heads of state including US President Donald Trump, it was earlier...

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UN calls for immunity lift on Saudi Consulate officials

UN calls for immunity lift on Saudi Consulate officials

UN human rights chief on Tuesday called for lifting the immunity of the Saudi consul general and consulate workers in Istanbul to shed light on the case of a missing Saudi journalist. Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post newspaper, has long been feared killed at the...

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World number one Halep pulls out of Kremlin Cup

World number one Halep pulls out of Kremlin Cup

Romania's world number one Simona Halep on Tuesday withdrew from the Kremlin Cup, a joint WTA and ATP event, due to concerns over an ongoing back injury. "I tried everything I could to be ready here as I really wanted to play," Halep said. "But unfortunately the back is still causing me...

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