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Balochi message to the world- Pakistan to stop its systematic genocide

The Baloch activists organised a demonstration at Broken Chair, in front of the United Nations Office in Geneva on 17th September, demanding that the UN intervenes to stop human rights violations in Balochistan. The human rights and Baloch activists called “Pakistan Global Terrorists” – a term which was specifically aimed at the Pakistan Army and […]

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Cameroon’s anglophone region on tenterhooks ahead of peace talks

The mood in English-speaking Cameroon is a mix of anxiety, resignation and fatigue as the clock ticks. On September 30, the government will start hosting a national “dialogue” on the future of the anglophone territories, where separatist violence and a government crackdown have cost thousands of lives and forced hundreds of thousands to flee. The […]

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‘Joker’ not a hero, says studio, as Aurora families voice concern

Warner Bros. on Tuesday denied its controversial film “Joker” portrays its murderous outcast villain as a hero, after families affected by the Aurora theater mass shooting penned an open letter expressing concern. The much-hyped new Joaquin Phoenix film, billed as a “character study” of Batman’s nemesis, has been hailed as an Oscar contender but has […]

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Greta Thunberg’s ‘How dare you?’ a major moment for climate movement

Her imperious “How dare you?” to world leaders at the UN cemented Swedish teen Greta Thunberg’s role as her generation’s leading spokeswoman on climate change, the culmination of a year of dogged relentlessness, say those who know her. Though her words did not seem to move the leaders who spoke after her, her speech of […]

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US-Japan trade deal hits road block over autos

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were due to unveil a new free trade pact to great fanfare on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday but last minute issues may delay signing the final agreement. Wielding the threat of tariffs, Trump has sought a trade deal that will […]

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Coleman battling sceptics in Doha after testing controversy

Christian Coleman arrives at the World Championships as the heavy favourite for 100m gold after an impressive season that has seen him clock a world-leading 9.81sec. But while the 23-year-old has left most of his rivals trailing firmly in his slipstream this year, he may find sceptics harder to shake off. In the eyes of […]

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Athletics World Championships a key test for Qatar

Qatar is preparing to welcome thousands of fans and competitors for the World Athletics Championships starting Friday, an event seen as a staging post towards the 2022 football World Cup. The 10-day event in the capital Doha will be a key test ahead of the football extravaganza in the gas-rich Gulf monarchy, although the track […]

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Pochettino admits Spurs are ‘unsettled’ after Colchester shock

Mauricio Pochettino claimed his struggling Tottenham side are “unsettled” after they suffered an embarrassing League Cup third-round defeat at fourth-tier Colchester on Tuesday. Pochettino’s team were beaten 4-3 on penalties after being held to a goalless draw by a club 71 places below them, with Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura both missing during the shoot-out. […]

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LPR resident given 12 years imprisonment for spying for Ukraine

The Supreme Court of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) has sentenced an LPR resident to 12 years of imprisonment for collaborating with Ukrainian security services, the press service for the LPR State Security Ministry told Interfax on Tuesday. “The Supreme Court of the Luhansk People’s Republic has sentenced LPR citizen Yury Merzly to 12 […]

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Syria, Iran to boost cooperation in oil, gas and industry sectors

Oil and Mineral Resources Minister, Ali Ghanem, discussed on Tuesday with Iranian Minister of Petroleum, Bijan Zangeneh, aspects of strategic cooperation between Syria and Iran in the oil sector. During the meeting, Ghanem briefed the Iranian Minister on the losses in the energy and oil sector due to the terrorist war on Syria, saying that […]