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U.S. unseals charges over 2008 kidnapping of American journalist

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday unsealed an indictment charging Haji Najibullah, an Afghanistan national, with six counts related to the 2008 kidnapping of an American journalist and two Afghan nationals.

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India changes controversial land laws in disputed Kashmir

SRINAGAR,India India has amended a law in Jammu and Kashmir allowing Indian citizens to buy land in the disputed territory, said officials, sparking opposition criticism about a steady erosion of the rights of Kashmiri people.

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Thousands rally in Bangladesh to protest Macron comments in cartoon row

DHAKA Thousands of Muslims took to the streets of the Bangladesh capital on Tuesday to protest against remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron in a row about cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

Oct 27 2020
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France urges EU to adopt measures against Turkey at next summit

PARIS France urged fellow European Union leaders on Tuesday to adopt measures against Turkey, after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan questioned French President Emmanuel Macron's mental health and called for a boycott of French goods.

Oct 27 2020
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Eni expects binding bids for Australian gas assets by end November: sources

MILAN/LONDON Eni and its adviser Citi expect binding bids for the Italian energy group's gas assets in Australia by the end of November in a deal that could raise around $1 billion, two sources said.

Oct 27 2020
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Blast at Pakistani religious school kills seven, wounds more than 80

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A bomb blast at a religious seminary in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday killed at least seven people and wounded more than 80, police and hospital officials said. | Video

Oct 27 2020

Sovereign default risks to rise further in 2021: Goldman Sachs

LONDON Sovereign default risks are on course to rise further in 2021, with Iraq, Sri Lanka, Angola and Gabon at high probability of default, say Goldman Sachs analysts.

Oct 27 2020
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U.N. condemns 'horrific murder' of French teacher

GENEVA The U.N. human rights office on Tuesday condemned the "horrific murder" of French school teacher Samuel Paty who was beheaded this month by a suspected Islamist after he used caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a class on freedom of expression.

Oct 27 2020

Saudi Arabia holds off from backing action against France over cartoons

DUBAI Saudi Arabia condemned cartoons offending the Prophet Mohammad, but held back from echoing calls by other Muslim states for action against images being displayed in France of the Prophet.

Oct 27 2020
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Factbox: French interests at stake if Muslim boycott calls gain traction

PARIS Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged compatriots to stop buying French goods, joining calls around the Muslim world for a consumer boycott in protest over images being displayed in France of the Prophet Mohammad that Muslims see as blasphemous.

Oct 27 2020