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Exhibit of Rare Korans Seeks to Restore Islam in US eyes

(AFP) A first US showing of rare old Korans opens Saturday in a Washington museum, highlighting a different side of Islam at a time when the religion’s image in America has been scarred by a divisive presidential campaign. More than ...

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Concentration of CO2 in Atmosphere Hits New High: UN

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has passed an ominous milestone, ushering the planet into “a new era” of climate change, the UN said Monday. For the first time on record, the amount of CO2 in the ...

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U.S. now bugging German ministers in place of Merkel

(Reuters) – The National Security Agency (NSA) has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag paper reported on Sunday. Revelations last ...

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Renzi sworn in as Italy’s youngest prime minister

(Reuters) – Italian center-left leader Matteo Renzi took office on Saturday as his country’s youngest prime minister, facing pressure to show immediate results after he forced out his predecessor over the slow pace of economic reforms. The 39-year-old Renzi has ...

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Ukraine parliament removes President Yanukovich

(Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament voted on Saturday to remove President Viktor Yanukovich, who abandoned his Kiev office to protesters and denounced what he described as a coup after a week of fighting in the streets of the capital. Parliament also ...

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Thousands flee Syrian town as ‘major assault’ looms

Thousands of people have fled a rebel-held town in Syria after it was bombed and shelled in an operation that has prompted fears of a major assault by ground troops, the United Nations said on Friday. The fighting came as ...

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Turkey’s Chinar group to establish 660 MW power plant at Gaddani

ISTANBUL, Feb 14 (APP): Chinar Group of Turkey on Friday agreed to establish a 660 Mega Watt power plant at Gaddani and offered to start work immediately. The offer was made by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Chinar ...

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More children dying in Afghan violence, says UN report

The number of children killed and wounded in Afghanistan’s war jumped by 34 per cent last year as the Taliban stepped up attacks across the country and continued to lay thousands of roadside bombs, the United Nations said Saturday. Overall ...

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Residents in Delhi protest against rape of 14-year-old

An angry crowd gathered outside a Delhi police station on Saturday to protest poor policing and racist treatment of people from India’s northeast after a 14-year-old girl from that part of India filed charges of rape in the capital. The ...

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Kashmiris demonstrate in front of U.N for self-determination right

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 9, (APP) : Braving bitterly cold weather, a large number of people staged a rally in front of the U.N building in New York demanding the implementation of Security Council resolutions under the Kashmiri people are to ...

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