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US boy, 8, shoots dead baby girl with father’s gun

An eight-year-old boy shot dead a baby and wounded her toddler sister while playing with his father’s gun in Florida last weekend, police said. The father, 45-year-old Roderick Randall, was arrested and charged with culpable negligence, unlawful possession of a firearm and concealment of evidence, Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons …

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Is Udaipur incident part of a pre-planned scheme?

KARACHI: The statements of two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokespersons, targeting Islam earlier this month exposed the true face of Hindutva fascism in India and its brutal ambitions against the country’s Muslim minority community. The architects of the hate speech who used it as a tool to suppress the already …

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US accuses five firms in China of supporting Russia’s military

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden’s administration added five companies in China to a trade blacklist on Tuesday for allegedly supporting Russia’s military and defence industrial base, flexing its muscle to enforce sanctions against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. The Commerce Department, which oversees the blacklist, said the targeted companies …

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Men will represent women at Afghan gathering for national unity

KABUL: A large gathering organised by the Taliban of Afghanistan’s religious scholars and tribal elders will address issues of national unity and will be without female participants, the acting deputy prime minister said on Wednesday. Abdul Salam Hanafi told state broadcaster RTA that the gathering, the first of its kind …

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US to provide $55m to those affected by Afghanistan earthquake

WASHINGTON: The US will provide nearly $55 million in aid to those impacted by an earthquake last week that struck eastern Afghanistan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday. The additional immediate humanitarian assistance will go through the US Agency for International Development, the top diplomat said in a statement …

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Crunch time for power grid as Japan’s heatwave gets even hotter

TOKYO: Japan braced on Wednesday for its hottest day yet of a record-breaking heatwave,as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called for a ramp-up of nuclear power use amid fears of a shortage of electricity to keep air conditioners whirring. As some manufacturers announced plans to scale back production to save power, …

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