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18-year-old Muslim girl in love with Hindu boy tied to tree, thrashed in Bihar

On panchayat’s diktat a girl, who had fled from her village to be with her boyfriend, was caned by her family members. An 18-year-old Muslim girl in Nawada district, Bihar was tied to a tree and caned by her family members for loving a Hindu boy. Her punishment was allegedly a result of the village panchayat’s diktat. By – Rohit Kumar ...

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Iran Plotting With U.S. Allies to Skirt Trump’s New Sanctions

Iranian officials are plotting with U.S. allies across the globe to develop a series a measures meant to counter new sanctions by the Trump administration following its abandonment of the landmark nuclear deal, setting up a global economic showdown between America and its allies over their future business dealings with the Islamic Republic. By – Adam Kredo Iranian leaders disclosed on ...

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Padmaavat moved India into clashes as controversial film opens

Hardline Hindus angered by a Bollywood film have threatened cinema-goers and clashed with police in northern India. By – bbc.com Reports say a cinema owner in Uttar Pradesh was attacked. Several other theatres in the state and in neighbouring Bihar were also targeted. Hardline Hindu groups allege the film Padmaavat is disrespectful of their culture by depicting a romance between a ...

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CIA Spies Access India’s Biometric Aadhaar Database

Today WikiLeaks published secret documents from the ExpressLane project of the CIA. These documents show one of the cyber operations the CIA conducts against liaison services — which includes among many others the National Security Agency (NSA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Via: Shelley Kasli The OTS (Office of Technical Services), a branch within the CIA, has ...

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US special operation forces now assisting Filipino troops in Marawi City

US special forces are helping the Philippine military retake the southern city of Marawi from IS-linked militants, the Philippine army says. The forces are providing technical help and are not fighting, it said. Via: bbc.com President Rodrigo Duterte had earlier threatened to throw out US troops amid strained relations since taking office. Militants have been under siege since rampaging through the southern ...

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Israel Scores Moral Victory At UNESCO While Sweden Disgraces Itself

Tuesday, May 2, was a good day for Israel at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization but not such a good day for the Arab bloc and their allies. As Israel was celebrating its 69thyear of independence, the Arab bloc, instigated by the “Palestinians” and composed of dysfunctional nations like Lebanon and Sudan, submitted anti-Semitic resolution to UNESCO’s executive board ...

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Sharia Councils and Sexual Abuse in Britain

As bad as this is, there is an even darker side to the story: Under sharia law, the second husband is under no obligation to give his wife a quick divorce – allowing him to keep her as his virtual sex slave for as long as he wishes. Via : gatestoneinstitute.org If one asks how all of this jibes with British ...

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The 23 most powerful nations on earth

The US has retained its position as the world’s most powerful nation, despite declining respect for its leadership. That’s according to US News and World Report, which has released the latest edition of its annual “Best Countries” study. Via: businessinsider.com  The media organisation evaluated 80 countries across a range of criteria, including cultural history, citizenship, and quality of life. Another key measure ...

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Russian diplomats keep dying unexpectedly

Six Russian diplomats have died since November, in addition to an aide to a former deputy prime minister. All but one died on foreign soil. Some were shot, while other causes of death are unknown. Note that a few deaths have been labeled “heart attacks” or “brief illnesses.” Here’s what you need to know:  Via: axios.com  You probably remember Russia’s Ambassador ...

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The Eight Great Powers of 2017

In 2016, Russia surpassed Germany, and Israel joined the list for the first time.  Via: american-interest.com 1. The United States of America No surprise here: as it has for the last century, the United States remains the most powerful country on earth. America’s dynamic economy, its constitutional stability (even as we watch the Age of Trump unfold), its deep bench of strong ...

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