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Six killed, eight injured in Quebec mosque shooting: police

QUEBEC CITY (AFP) – Six people died and eight were injured after gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque, a shooting that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Monday as a “terrorist attack.” Police spokeswoman Christine Coulombe told journalists that two suspects were arrested following the attack, that police were also treating as an

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Tens of thousands in U.S. cities protest Trump immigration order

WASHINGTON / NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people rallied in U.S. cities and at airports on Sunday to voice outrage over President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting entry into the country for travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations. In New York, Washington and Boston, a second wave of demonstrations followed spontaneous rallies that

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Twitter CEO blasts Trump

NEW YORK (Sarzameen News) – Twitter Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jack Dorsey has condemned President Trump’s executive order banning many refugees and individuals from predominantly Muslim countries. “The Executive Order’s humanitarian and economic impact is real and upsetting. We benefit from what refugees and immigrants bring to the U.S.” Dorsey tweeted. He followed the tweet

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Judge blocks part of Trump’s immigration ban for those in US

NEW YORK / WASHINGTON (Reuters / AFP) – President Donald Trump’s order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States sparked outrage but hit a roadblock late on Saturday when a federal judge said stranded travelers could stay in the country. “Victory!!!!!!” the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), whose lawyers sued

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Texas mosque ‘completely destroyed’ in early-morning fire

(VICTORIA, Texas) – An early-morning fire Saturday destroyed a Texas mosque that was a target of hatred several years ago and experienced a burglary just a week ago. A clerk at a convenience store spotted smoke and flames billowing from the Islamic Center of Victoria at around 2 a.m. and called the fire department. “It’s

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Pakistanis to face “extreme vetting” for US visa: Trump

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – US President Donald Trump has clarified that Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will not be among countries that will face a visa ban to enter the country. Instead, the US president said citizens of these countries will face “extreme vetting.” He said this in his first televised interview as US president

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Modi, Trump share ‘warm’ phone conversation

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged Wednesday to work closely with Donald Trump after the new US president invited him to Washington, looking to ensure an upturn in ties survives a change at the White House. After their first phone call since Trump’s inauguration, the leaders of the world’s two largest democracies both

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Israel plans 2,500 settler homes in post-Trump expansion

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel has approved 2,500 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, officials said Tuesday, marking a major settlement expansion following the election of US President Donald Trump. The planned new homes approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman may be the largest number to have been given the

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Trump administration to maintain preceding US ambassador to Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – The new Trump administration has decided to keep US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale as more than 80 politically appointed ambassadors around the country have resigned by Inauguration Day. According to US laws, before the new administration takes charge of government, ambassadors around the world tender their resignations after which alternative

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Tsunami warning issued after 8.0 quake hits PNG

8.0-magnitude quake hits off PNG: USGS SYDNEY (AFP) – A major 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, with a tsunami alert issued for the Pacific island nation and neighbouring countries. The tremor struck 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Panguna on Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville Island at a depth

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