updated 6:19 PM GMT, Oct 25, 2014

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

Iran has hanged a woman convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her.


The official IRNA news agency said Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged at dawn on Saturday for premeditated murder. It q

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Pak cricketers back UN's bid to rid world of polio

Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah-ul Haq has pledged his backing to the international bid to rid the world of polio, as the national team has joined hands with Australia to dedicate their ongoing f

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Obama hugs nurse who survived Ebola

US President Barack Obama greeted nurse Nina Pham in the Oval Office with a big hug to celebrate her recovery from the Ebola virus, which she was the first person in the country to contract.


Obama m

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Haryana paanwala gets Rs.132 crore power bill

A paan or betel-leaf seller in Haryana has got a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali. His bill is a whopping over Rs.132 crore.


Rajesh, who runs a shop in Gohana town in Sonipat district, has

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Now, suitcase that you can ride to catch your flight

There's a new suitcase in the market called Olaf, which features a foot-powered scooter board that enables people to ride it.


Slovenian frequent flier and creator of the bags, Bostjan Zagar said tha

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Israeli troops come under fire on Egyptian border

Gunmen opened fire Wednesday on Israeli troops patrolling the border with Egypt, wounding two soldiers, the military said.


An Israeli military spokesperson said the firing came from inside Egypt's S

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59 IS militants killed in Iraq fighting

At least 59 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in fierce fighting involving the Sunni radical group, the Iraqi security forces and allied fighters, media reported.


While Iraqi security forces

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Shooting inside Canadian parliament

Gunshots were fired inside the Canadian parliament in capital Ottawa Wednesday, a media report said.


At least one suspected shooter was at large in Ottawa, NBC News reported. 


Police surrounded th

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Nine arrested for branding Assam athlete a witch

Nine people, including seven women, have been arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy for branding an Assam athlete as a witch, police said Wednesday.


Tulumai Medhi, Jugamayee Medhi, Kalmeswari M

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Gurdwara closed in Belgium

The mayor of the town of Vilvoorde in Belgium, Hans Bonte, has ordered the closure of the local gurdwara, Guru Nanak Sahib, for one month.


Belgian media Tuesday charged that the Sikh temple “appears

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Tahirul Qadri ends protest in Islamabad

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahirul Qadri ended his sit-in protest Tuesday, only to restart its new stage in December in the port city of Karachi.


Addressing the participants of his sit-in i

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Pak suspends ARY News for defaming judiciary

Pakistan has suspended the license of a local TV channel for a period of 15 days for allegedly airing a defamatory program against the judiciary.


According to the BBC, ARY News TV was also fined 10m

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IS launches fifteen new attacks on Kurds

Islamic State militants have launched 15 new attacks on the territory of Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday sparking renewed push for the region, said officials.


According to CNN, IS fighters

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Israeli settlers occupy homes in east Jerusalem

A large number of Israeli settlers took over two buildings in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in east Jerusalem overnight Monday, Israel Radio reported.


The buildings, which contain nine apa

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