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Pressure mounts on Poland to back away from Holocaust bill

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Author: REUTERSSat, 2018-02-03 22:38ID: 1517687489538083500WARSAW: Poland is seeing a resurgence of anti-Semitism over pending legislation that would impose jail terms for suggestions that the nation was complicit in the Holocaust, local minority groups warned, as pressure mounts on the president to veto the bill. Parliament passed the measure on Thursday, drawing outrage from Israel, US criticism and […]

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Macron pledges aid for historic Senegal city threatened by Atlantic

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-03 22:28ID: 1517686870558024400SAINT-LOUIS: French President Emmanuel Macron got a rousing welcome Saturday from tens of thousands as he visited the historic city of Saint-Louis, Senegal’s former capital, and announced an aid package of 40 million euros for the UNESCO World Heritage site which is threatened by coastal erosion from the Atlantic Ocean. Senegal’s second city […]

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Kurds march in Strasbourg, Paris against Turkey’s Syria offensive

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-03 22:00ID: 1517684519157765100Strasbourg: Thousands of Kurds protested on Saturday outside the Council of Europe in Strasbourg over Turkey’s offensive against a Kurdish militia in northwestern Syria. On January 20, Ankara launched a campaign in Afrin against the Kurdish militia of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), described as a terror group by President Recep […]

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What UK school’s hijab ‘ban’ can teach us

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Author: ANNA PUKASSun, 2018-02-04 03:00ID: 1517682366487556000LONDON: It is a freezing morning in east London, but in the street outside St. Stephen’s primary school, a heated debate rages. The school, last year named the best primary in Britain, made headlines after its principal, Neena Lall, imposed a ban on girls younger than eight wearing the hijab, only to […]

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China offers to build military base for Afghan troops

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Author: SYED SALAHUDDINSun, 2018-02-04 03:00ID: 1517682172047527700KABUL: China has offered to pay for the construction of a military base for a brigade of troops in Afghanistan’s remote northeastern Badakhshan province to prevent militant incursions into its territory. “This is part of the understanding we have with China, it does not mean that Chinese troops or advisers will be […]

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Indonesia optimistic about WTO complaint against US penalties on its biodiesel

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Author: ISMIRA LUTFIA TISNADIBRATASun, 2018-02-04 03:00ID: 1517682172017527400JAKARTA: Indonesia is optimistic that the World Trade Organization (WTO) will rule in its favor on its complaint against the US Department of Commerce’s policy to impose anti-subsidy duties on Indonesian biodiesel exports. “We won a similar dispute against the European Union so it’s proven that we don’t practice dumping and […]

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Thousands protest over UK health service

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-03 20:42ID: 1517680560417331900LONDON: Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday in support of the country’s embattled National Health Service (NHS), which is straining under the weight of winter demand. NHS staffing levels have been in crisis for months, an issue made worse by a winter flu outbreak. The public health service is a […]

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Ghani hints at possible ‘reconciliation’ with Taliban

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Author: REUTERSSat, 2018-02-03 16:55ID: 1517680450137318100KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left open on Saturday the possibility for talks with militants who accept peace but said the door was closed to those who cause tragedies like recent attacks in the capital, Kabul. An attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on Jan. 20 and a suicide bombing on a […]

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Suicide bomber kills 11 soldiers in NW Pakistan

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-03 20:32ID: 1517679402887181100PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber killed at least 11 soldiers and injured 13 at an army camp in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, the military said. An officer was among those who died in the bombing, which was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban in an email to journalists. The attacker targeted an army unit’s sports […]

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Cape Town’s water crisis highlights city’s rich-poor divide

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Author: APSat, 2018-02-03 03:00ID: 1517679997417241600CAPE TOWN: “Day Zero” is approaching as South Africa’s showcase city of Cape Town prepares to turn off most water taps amid the worst drought in a century. Tensions among the four million residents are highlighting a class divide. The top international tourist destination has both sprawling informal settlements and high-income oceanside neighborhoods. […]

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