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More than 60 killed, hundreds of thousands displaced by flooding in Bangladesh

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DHAKA (Reuters) – Severe flooding has killed at least 61 people, displaced nearly 800,000 and inundated thousands of homes across a third of Bangladesh, government officials said on Tuesday, after two weeks of heavy monsoon rains. People cross a flooded road in Jamalpur, Bangladesh, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain Nearly 3 million people are Read More

Israeli forces laugh and cheer as they blow up West Bank building

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Israeli police and military were filmed laughing and cheering as they blew up a Palestinian building in the West Bank district of Wadi Hummus in East Jerusalem on Monday. The footage shows three men looking down on the area where Israel began demolition of 13 buildings, after a High Court ruled against an appeal to Read More

Trump meets with tech CEOs on Huawei

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump met on Monday with the chief executives of seven technology companies and he agreed with their request for timely licensing decisions from the Commerce Department on blacklisted Chinese firm Huawei Technologies, the White House said. “The CEOs expressed strong support of the President’s policies, including national security restrictions Read More

‘Grave aggression’: Israel begins demolition of residential buildings in the West Bank

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Israel has started demolishing 13 residential buildings in East Jerusalem’s Wadi Hummus for being too close to the separation barrier, even though the area falls under the Palestinian Authority’s administration. Israel Defense Force soldiers were seen placing explosives in a building set for demolition after they arrived before dawn. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said Read More

Death toll from India, Nepal, Bangladesh floods jumps to over 300

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DHAKA/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The death toll from severe flooding in parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh rose to more than 300 on Monday, even as heavy rains are starting to ebb and water levels started to recede in some of the worst-affected areas. A flood-affected woman wades through flooded area in Jamalpur, Bangladesh July Read More

After failing to launch war with Iran on its own, US drags UK into conflict – Zarif

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has blamed Washington for the ongoing row between Tehran and London, saying the US is pulling the strings in an effort to step up pressure on Iran. When US President Donald Trump called off an airstrike against Iran after the downing of a US drone, the war hawks in Read More

Oil pares steep weekly loss as U.S. says it downed Iranian drone

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7/19/2019 LONDON – Oil snapped four days of losses after the U.S. said it downed an Iranian drone near the Strait of Hormuz, stoking concern crude flows from the Middle East may be disrupted. Futures rose as much as 1.9% in New York, paring their steepest weekly decline since the end of May. A U.S. Read More

Sanctions-hit Iran becoming ‘heaven’ for bitcoin mining, says govt official

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An increasing number of Iranians have started turning to cryptocurrencies, in particular bitcoin, with the devaluation of the national currency prompted by US economic sanctions. The crypto craze has raised concerns from authorities that the energy-hungry process of “mining” bitcoin is abusing Iran’s system of subsidized electricity. Currently at half-a-cent per kilowatt, the subsidized electricity Read More

Bangladesh rivers break their banks, forcing 400,000 to flee homes

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DHAKA (Reuters) – Rain-swollen rivers in Bangladesh broke through at least four embankments, submerging dozens of villages and doubling the number of people fleeing their homes overnight to 400,000 in one of the worst floods in recent years, officials said on Friday. People use a makeshift raft to move on a flooded area in Gaibandha, Read More

‘No remorse on his face’: Indian cleric confesses to raping 9yo girl inside Uttar Pradesh mosque

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Police in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh arrested a cleric who allegedly raped a nine-year-old girl on mosque premises while the local imam was away on leave. The cleric later publicly admitted his guilt. Mohammad Ahmad was taken into custody on Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl having been hired by the mosque to teach Read More