Monday, April 21, 2014
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View from abroad : Idealism and jihad

So is the era of idealism over? Or is it that some struggles have a greater moral claim on our conscience than others?

Female candidates fight for rights in Iraq campaign

Women are virtually absent from the Iraqi cabinet

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Danish website turns homes into takeaway restaurants

COPENHAGEN: A Danish website is turning private homes into take-away restaurants by letting users advertise what ...

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CAR on ‘brink of genocide’, warns Tutu

JOHANNESBURG: Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu warned on Sunday that the Central African Republic was “on the...

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Wildfire engulfs Dutch national park

EDE (Netherlands): A large wildfire has destroyed at least 350 hectares (860 acres) in the Netherlands’ Hoge ...

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Japan steps up surveillance posture against China

TOKYO: Japan bolstered its military surveillance capabilities in the southern island region of Okinawa over the...

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Kuwait shuts two newspapers for two weeks

KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti judge on Sunday ordered two newspapers to close for two weeks for breaking a news blackout on...

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Assad pays Easter visit to old Chrisitian town

MAALULA (Syria): President Bashar al-Assad paid an Easter Sunday visit to a historic Christian town newly recaptured...

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14 Algerian soldiers killed in ambush

ALGIERS: Fourteen Algerian soldiers were killed and a dozen wounded when they fell into an ambush in the restive...

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Auto show opens in Beijing

BEIJING: Leading automakers gathered in Beijing on Sunday for China’s biggest car show, expressing confidence in...

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Court postponed decision on Khaleda’s petition

DHAKA: Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia was given a short reprieve on Sunday, with a court postponing a...

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FIR filed, but Modi man stands by Pakistan remark

NEW DELHI: A police case was registered on Sunday against the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate for warning critics...

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Did Kuldip Nayar support BJP’s Jaitley?

NEW DELHI: She met a Hindu Jat in Muzaffarnagar who had lost a close relative in communal violence. He told her ...

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US selling Iranian building in New York

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department plans to sell a 36-storey glass office tower in Manhattan, New York, owned by ...

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Bomb attack at university kills 14 in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Attacks in Iraq, including a suicide bombing at a university in north Baghdad, killed at least 14 people on...

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Gunmen torch girls school teachers’ residence

KANO: Gunmen in northern Nigeria set fire to staff residential building at a girls’ secondary school on Sunday but...

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Indian transgender stands for office after landmark ruling

Bharathi Kannamma standing for office after landmark ruling hopes to overturn prejudices against transgenders in India.

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