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62 killed in protests of US embassy in Jerusalem

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Palestinians followed through with their vow to protest massively along the Gaza border Monday with tens of thousands demonstrating and 62 killed by Israeli fire as clashes erupted over the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. The death toll made it the deadliest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza war, reports AFP. The 41, including a 14-year-old, were shot dead by Israeli forces as clashes broke out at five points along the Gaza border hours before the opening of the embassy. Mideast

200 years on, Marx is still relevant

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In September 1999, the BBC launched an online poll to find the greatest thinker of the millennium. Karl Marx, a great German philosopher and pioneer of the international communist movement, topped the list, leading Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton and even Charles Darwin with a clear margin. Born in the Rhineland city of Trier on May 5, 1818, Marx lived in an era of drastic transformation. In that year, Britain was planning to build the world’s first railway, Prussia initiated the establishment of a customs union, and French peasants continued to flee their homes into cities because of heavy taxation, reports XINHUA. In the decades after his death, bourgeois governments introduced numerous reforms designed

Kazakhstan donates for Rohingya

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The Govt. of the Republic of Kazakhstan has donated USD 500,000 for the relief of Rohingya people. His Excellency Mr. Barlybay Sadykov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan visited the Rohingya people at a camp in ShafiullahKata of MoinarGhona in Palongkhali village Photoof Ukhia Upazila of Cox’s Bazar recently and inaugurated the distribution of humanitarian aid through Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA). H.E. the Ambassador went around different sections, interacted with inhabitants of the camp and apprais...

Accused raping, killing Kashmir girl plead not guilty

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Eight men accused of raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Monday to the horrific crime that has sparked revulsion and brought thousands to India’s streets in protest. Four police and a Hindu temple custodian are among those accused of gang raping and killing a Muslim girl from a poor tribe in Jammu and Kashmir state where the highly-charged case has stoked long-simmering religious tensions. The accused men appeared in court in the city of Kathua on Monday for the first time since being arrested in February for the girl’s murder.

Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban

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A US appeals court has rejected president Donald Trump's attempt to reinstate his ban on visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a lower-court ruling that halted the order. Trump responded with an angry tweet saying national security was at risk and there would be a legal challenge. travel_banBut the 3-0 unanimous ruling said the government had not proved the terror threat justified reviving the ban. The ruling means that people from Iran, Iraq, ...

Jakarta to help Myanmar-Bangladesh bridge building

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Foreign Minister of Indonesia Retno Marsudi has said, her country is carrying out intensive diplomacy to help in the Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, while keeping in mind that the issue is very sensitive in Myanmar. Ms Retno also said on Sunday that Indonesia is trying to help with bridge building between Myanmar and Bangladesh as their bilateral ties have been affected by the Rohingya issue. “I’m carrying out our diplomacy carefully so it will not cause a tumult, because Rohingya ROHINGYAconflicts are very sensi...