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Syria army advances in rebel-held east Aleppo

ALEPPO (AFP) – Syrian army units advanced in Aleppo on Friday and pounded rebel-held eastern neighbourhoods with air strikes and shelling, causing new deaths among besieged civilians and adding to their despair. The US military, meanwhile, announced its first combat loss in Syria, saying a service member had been killed by a bomb during an

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Narendra Modi threatens to stop water supply for Pakistan

NEW DELHI (Sarzameen News) – Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has threatened to cut off Pakistan’s water supply. “The fields of our farmers must have adequate water. Water that belongs to India cannot be allowed to go to Pakistan… The government will do everything to provide enough water to our farmers,” the Indian PM

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Media faces complete censorship in IHK, Says speakers of a seminar in Brussels

BRUSSELS(Sarzameen News) –  Speakers of a seminar in Brussels called the international media to give proper coverage to Kashmir dispute especially human rights issues in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). Seminar was organized by European Youth for Human Rights at European Press Club in Brussels. Kashmiri Expert on legal affairs Ms Shamila Mahmood and Pakistani PhD

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Iraq truck bomb kills 80, mostly Iranian pilgrims

HILLA (AFP) – A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 80 people, mainly Shiite pilgrims, south of Baghdad Thursday, as Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul from the jihadists. The huge truck bomb blast ripped through a petrol station where buses packed with faithful returning from the Arbaeen commemoration in

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Michelle Yeoh coy about ‘Star Trek’ as Singapore festival opens

SINGAPORE (Web Desk) – Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, one of Asia’s biggest film stars, played coy about her reported casting in the upcoming television show “Star Trek: Discovery” during a red carpet appearance at Singapore’s film festival on Wednesday. CBS will launch the “Star Trek: Discovery” television series in May. “Well, I think CBS will

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Brazil close in on Argentina as race for Team of Year heats up

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (Sarzameen News) – There is plenty of movement in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking thanks largely to the 63 World Cup qualifiers recently played, but also due to the 71 other qualifiers and international friendlies that have taken place over the past few weeks. According to a press release issued

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Kashmir Council EU condemns Indian firings on LoC

BRUSSELS (Sarzameen News) – Kashmir Council Europe (EU)’s Chairman, Ali Raza Syed has strongly condemns unprovoked firing by Indian Security Forces on front areas of Azad Kashmir along with of line of control (LoC) including an attack on a passenger bus in Near Neelum valley. In a statement from Brussels on Thursday, Ali Raza Syed

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China power plant collapse kills at least 40

BEIJING (AFP) – As many as 40 people have died after a platform under construction at a power plant’s cooling tower in eastern China’s Jiangxi province collapsed on Thursday, state media reported. The accident happened in Fengcheng at around 7 a.m. (2300GMT), and rescuers are on the scene according to media reports. The death toll was

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Israel bid to limit Azan revived

JERUSALEM (AFP) – A controversial Israeli bill to quiet the Muslim call to prayer is to go forward after it was amended so as not to affect the Jewish Shabbat siren, the speaker’s office said Wednesday. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, had blocked the draft law in its original form for fear it

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Death toll rises to 10 from Indian shelling of passenger bus in Neelam Valley

MUZAFFARABAD (Sarzameen News) – At least seven people embraced martyrdom and several others injured when a passenger bus got hit by an Indian rocket on near the Line of Control on Wednesday morning, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported. According to ISPR, the bus came under attack in Dhudnial area of Azad Kashmir’s Neelam

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