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    Indians rejoice as stone laid for first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi: Thousands of Indians on Saturday rejoiced and participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the first Hindu temple in UAE's capital Abu Dhabi. Mahant Swami Maharaj, spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar-Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), which is constructing the temple, presided over the four-hour ceremony following which sanctified bricks...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Bhopal gas tragedy among world's 'major industrial accidents' of 20th century: UN report

    United Nations: The 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which killed thousands of people is among the world's "major industrial accidents" of the 20th century, a UN report has said, warning that 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases each year. The report released by the UN labour agency International Labour...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Pope decries 'all crosses of suffering' on Good Friday

    Vatican City: Pope Francis used a Good Friday ceremony to decry "all the crosses" of suffering in the world, including those borne by migrants who find doors closed due to "political calculations" and children who are harmed in their "innocence and purity," in a reference to pedophile clergy. Along with thousands of pilgrims, tourists and Romans, he listened...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    House panel seeks Mueller's full report; Democrats under pressure

    Washington: The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena on Friday for special counsel Robert Mueller's full report as Democrats intensified their investigation of President Donald Trump, but leaders stopped short of liberal demands for impeachment proceedings. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has insisted on a methodical, step-by-step approach to the House's...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Indian foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale to raise Masood Azhar issue during China sojourn

    BEIJING: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale starts his two-day visit to China on Sunday during which he will hold talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as both countries grapple with a host of issues, including Beijing's continuous attempts to block efforts to list Jaish-e-Mohammed's chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist". Gokhale will be...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Elite Emirati crown prince entrapped in Muellar report on apparent Russian meddling

    Dubai: One of the most powerful leaders in the United Arab Emirates has found himself entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller's report on US President Donald Trump and Russian interference in America's 2016 election. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, believed to be the Emirates' day-to-day ruler, is the only world leader included...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Have changed batting order in my team for nation's uplift: Imran Khan

    Islamabad: Justifying his decision of reshuffling the federal Cabinet a day before, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that a good captain constantly keeps an eye on his team and sometimes changes the batting order and replaces a player with a new one to win the match. Addressing a public gathering in Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa, The Dawn quoted Khan, as saying that being a...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Unknown gunmen enter Mexican party, kill 13

    Minatitlan: Thirteen people, including a child, were killed Friday when a group of unidentified gunmen opened fire on a party in the violence-wracked eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, officials said. The Secretariat of Public Safety said the gunmen arrived at a family reunion in Minatitlan asking to see someone named "El Becky' -- the owner of a local bar -- before opening fire. It said seven...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Mueller report failed to prove meddling: Kremlin

    Moscow: Russia on Friday once more dismissed the Mueller report, saying it failed to present clear evidence of any meddling by Moscow in the 2016 US election and called its impact on relations regrettable. "As a whole the report as before does not present any reasonable proof at all that Russia allegedly meddled in the electoral process in the United States," Kremlin spoke-sman Dmitry...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    US liquor heiress pleads guilty in sex cult case, faces 25 years in jail

    New York: Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram liquor fortune, pleaded guilty Friday to her role in a secretive society of women sex slaves. The guilty plea on two counts -- conspiracy to conceal and harbour illegal aliens for financial gain and fraudulent use of identification -- allows Bronfman's to avoid a trial in the case set to open May 7. Keith Raniere, 58, the...

    • 18 hrs ago

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