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Turkey withdraws child rape bill after street protests


Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has withdrawn a bill that pardons men convicted of sex with underage girls if they have married them. The bill, part of a package of amendments to the legal system, was sent back for further work just hours before a final vote in parliament. It …

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Hamid Karzai blessed with a baby girl


Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai was blessed with a baby girl, his fourth child, in a private hospital, reports NDTV. ‘Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai became father of his fourth child in India. The baby girl was delivered at Apollo Hospital in Delhi at around 11 AM on Saturday. He …

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India, Vietnam sign 12 agreements


India and Vietnam signed 12 agreements on Saturday in a wide range of areas covering defence, Information Technology, space, double taxation and sharing white shipping information, signalling a strong upward push in their strategic ties. Officials of the two sides signed the agreements in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi …

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Documentary on Mother Teresa to be shot in Kolkata


On Mother Teresa’s canonisation on Sunday, key parts of ‘The Mother’, a new docu-drama on the global icon who dedicated her life to the poor, will be shot in Kolkata, where she arrived in 1929 and where she founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1948. ‘We start filming with the …

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G20 leaders told ‘avoid empty talk’ by China’s Xi Jinping


China’s President Xi Jinping has urged leaders of the world`s 20 largest economies to avoid ‘empty talk’ as they look to quicken economic growth. World leaders are at the annual economic summit, which is being hosted in China for the first time. President Xi said the global economy was recovering …

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Shafik Rehman freed on bail


Noted Journalist Shafik Rehman has been released on bail from Kashimpur jail in Gazipur in a case for his alleged attempts to abduct and murder prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Confirming the matter, Proshanto Kumar Banik, senior jail superintendent of Kashimpur Central Jail-2, said Shafik Rehman freed on bail …

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