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India court to consider abortion plea from young rape victim

News Room : July 26, 2017 8:16 am

NEW DELHI: Doctors on Wednesday will examine a 10-year-old raped by her uncle as India’s top court considers whether she should be allowed to have an abortion despite strict laws. The girl’s parents went to the Supreme Court after their appeal to abort the 26-week fetus was rejected by a lower authority, despite warnings her more »
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Japan aims to reduce suicides by 30% in 10 years

News Room : July 26, 2017 8:15 am

TOKYO: Japan aims to cut suicides by 30 percent over 10 years, with the government Tuesday approving a plan which seeks to curb extreme work hours seen as contributing to one of the world’s highest suicide rates. Japan has the highest suicide rate among Group of Seven (G7) advanced countries and the government describes the more »
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France battles raging fires on Cote d’Azur

News Room : July 26, 2017 8:15 am

MARSEILLE, France: Thousands of firefighters battled forest fires in large areas of southeast France Tuesday, with one “extremely virulent” inferno raging near the jetset resort of Saint-Tropez, emergency services said. The blazes have consumed 3,000 hectares (11 sq. miles) of land along the Mediterranean coast, in the mountainous hinterland and on the island of Corsica more »
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Libya’s PM, Haftar likely to agree on cease-fire

News Room : July 26, 2017 8:12 am

CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD, France: The French presidency hopes Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj and the divided country’s eastern commander Khalifa Haftar will agree on a conditional cease-fire and to work toward elections, according to a draft statement it mistakenly sent. The two men were due to meet President Emmanuel Macron in the afternoon, just outside Paris, in more »
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White House hails Israel for removing holy site metal detectors

News Room : July 26, 2017 8:11 am

Washington: The White House welcomed Israel’s decision to remove metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site Tuesday after their installation triggered deadly violence, saying the Jewish state was “reducing tensions.” “Israel has removed the recently installed magnetometers and cameras, despite the demonstrated need to enhance security at the Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif in the more »
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UK to ban sales of petrol, diesel-fueled cars from 2040 -media

News Room : July 26, 2017 8:09 am

LONDON: Britain’s government will announce on Wednesday that it will ban the sale of petrol- and diesel-fueled cars from 2040 when all vehicles must be fully electric as part of a plan to clean up air pollution, newspapers reported on Tuesday. The reported move follows a similar announcement earlier this month by the French government. more »
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Israel dismantles metal detectors from key Jerusalem shrine

News Room : July 25, 2017 10:04 am

JERUSALEM: Israel began Tuesday to dismantle metal detectors it installed a week earlier at a contested Jerusalem shrine, hoping to defuse a crisis with the Muslim world, including security ally Jordan, the Muslim custodian of the holy site. The removal of the devices followed the resolution of a 24-hour diplomatic standoff with Jordan over a more »
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Security forces shut Maldives Parliament, leading to clashes

News Room : July 25, 2017 10:03 am

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: Maldivian security forces locked down parliament on orders from the president Monday, leading to clashes after opposition lawmakers stormed the compound in an attempt to vote on whether to impeach the parliamentary speaker. President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has been accused of rolling back democratic gains the Maldives has made since becoming a more »
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