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Family of Suspect in Attack on London Muslims Say They Are Devastated

By Michael Holden LONDON, June 20 – The family of a man suspected of driving a rented van into Muslim worshippers after they left prayers at a north London mosque said they are devastated at the “madness” of the attack. The vehicle swerved into the group of worshippers, mainly of North and West African origin,

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Egyptian Policeman Sentenced to 10 Years for Killing Activist

CAIRO, June 19 – An Egyptian criminal court on Monday sentenced a policeman to 10 years in prison for killing an activist during a march marking the fourth anniversary of a 2011 uprising, judicial sources told Reuters. First Lieutenant Yaseen Hatem was charged in March 2015 with action that “led to the death” of Shaimaa

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Modi’s Party Backs “Low-Caste” Leader for President of India

NEW DELHI, June 19 – India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has proposed that a politician from a low caste become the next president, its top strategist said on Monday, in a move to consolidate the party’s support among poorer voters. The BJP’s parliamentary board backed the nomination of Ram Nath Kovind, governor of the

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Van Rams Worshippers Leaving London Mosque, Killing At Least One

LONDON, June 19 – A van ploughed into worshippers leaving a London mosque on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 10 others in what witnesses said was a deliberate attack on Muslims. The incident was being treated as a potential terrorist attack said Prime Minister Theresa May, which if confirmed would make it

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Pakistan PM Hits Out at ‘Slandering’ of His Family Over Wealth

By Drazen Jorgic and Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, June 15 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday lashed out at what he called the “slandering” of his family in connection with an investigation of their wealth, and said unidentified people with agendas against him posed a danger to the country. Sharif was speaking after

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Pakistan’s PM Appears Before Panel Investigating Family Wealth

By Drazen Jorgic and Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, June 15 – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before a panel investigating his family’s wealth on Thursday, the first time a Pakistani prime minister has been grilled by an investigative agency. The scrutiny of Sharif has gripped Pakistan, but the investigation – ordered by the Supreme Court –

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No Military Solution in Afghanistan, U.N. Chief Says on Kabul Visit

By Josh Smith KABUL, June 14 – There is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan that is forcing record numbers of people from their homes, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday, during an unannounced visit to the war-torn country. Guterres’ first visit as secretary general comes as the Afghan government

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Children Lost, Baby Thrown to Safety in London Blaze: Witnesses

LONDON, June 14 – One woman lost two of her six children when trying to escape a burning London tower block early on Wednesday morning while others tried to throw their children to safety, witnesses said. Six people have died and police expect the death toll to rise further after a blaze swept through the

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