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Javanese Hindu devotees trek volcanic crater with offerings

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 17:00

Jakarta, July 21 (IANS) Thousands of Javanese Hindu devotees and travellers on Thursday climbed up Mount Bromo, an active volcano in Indonesia's East Java province, for the traditional 'Yadnya Kasada' ceremony where offerings were flung into the mountain's crater for good luck.

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Republicans boo off Ted Cruz for not endorsing Trump

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:30

Cleveland, July 21 (IANS) Ted Cruz, Donald Trump's former rival, was booed off the Republican top stage on Wednesday night after he withheld his endorsement of the New York billionaire as the nominee.

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Panama to ask US to declassify files on 1989 invasion

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:28

Washington, July 21 (IANS) Panama has said it would ask the US government to declassify files pertaining to the December 1989 invasion in which a military action led to the capture of dictator Manuel Noriega for drug trafficking and left between 500 and 5,000 persons dead, the media reported on Thursday.

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US embargo obstacle in fully normalising ties: Cuba

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:14

Havana, July 21 (IANS) As the United States and Cuba mark one year of resumption of full diplomatic ties, the top priority for Havana remains ending the decades old US economic embargo, a senior official here said.

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14 die due to rains in China

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:18

Beijing, July 21 (IANS) At least 14 people died and 72 went missing as torrential rainfall continued in China's Hebei province, according to the civil affairs bureau.

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Jamaat unit chief among 4 held in Bangladesh

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:18

Dhaka, July 21 (IANS) Bangladesh's anti-terrorism unit - Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) - on Thursday busted a group of banned militant outfit, Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), and arrested four people, including a unit chief.

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Oppression driving Chinese Muslims to join ISIS: Study

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:18

Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Over 100 Chinese Uighur Muslims have joined the Islamic State terrorist group owing to Beijing's oppressive policies, including a ban on fasting during Ramadan or growing beards, a media report said on Thursday.

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Mali declares state of emergency following violence

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 07:42

Dakar, July 21 (IANS) Mali on Wednesday declared a state of emergency for 10 days after an attack killed at least 10 soldiers and wounded dozens of others at a Malian military base in the central city of Nampala on Tuesday.

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First straw poll of next UN chief behind closed doors

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 06:24

United Nations, July 21 (IANS) The Security Council is scheduled to hold the first straw poll on Thursday on the next UN secretary-general selection and the process will be kept in confidentiality, said the council's president here on Wednesday.

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