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Palestinians decry arrest of Islamic movement leader

Ramallah, Occupied West Bank- Palestinian leaders in Israel have denounced the arrest of Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, as politically motivated and called for his immediate release. Salah was arrested at his home ...

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Roads turned into rivers as monsoon rains hit Mumbai

Roads in Mumbai have been transformed into rivers after torrential rain fell across the Indian city. The heavy burst of the monsoon on Sunday dropped 157mm of rain in just 24 hours, flooding roads and bringing traffic to a standstill. ...

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Spain names Barcelona attack suspect, expands manhunt

Spanish police say they have identified the driver of a van attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona as they expanded an international manhunt for the suspect. Authorities are looking for Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old they believe was behind the wheel ...

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Post-ISIL Iraq: Decoding Muqtada al-Sadr's Gulf visits

Muqtada al-Sadr is the scion of one of Iraq’s most important families of Shia clerics, which has traditionally been associated with the country’s poor underclass. Following the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Sadrist movement took up arms against ...

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Sir Ken Robinson's education revolution

Sir Ken Robinson, a leading thinker on creativity and education, has studied our models of education and their effect on societies around the world. His ideas about education, and how to change it, have resonated across cultures and audiences. Robinson believes that ...

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UNAMA: ISIL, Taliban jointly attacked Mirzawalang

A United Nations investigation has concluded that Taliban and self-proclaimed ISIL fighters jointly killed dozens of people in Afghanistan in an early August attack that may have amounted to a “war crime”. UNAMA, the body’s mission in Afghanistan, said late ...

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Quinoa: Harvesting Bolivia's 'superfood'

Salinas de Garci Mendoza, Bolivia– Victor Choquetopa, the former mayor of the town of Salinas de Garci Mendoza, works tirelessly harvesting quinoa. It is a backbreaking routine that involves bending ripe stems and slashing at their exposed roots with sickles. Located ...

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Muhammadu Buhari addresses nation on return from UK

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation after spending more than three months in London for medical treatment. In a televised address, Buhari on Monday thanked Nigerians for their prayers and said he was pleased to be “back on ...

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