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Magnitude 5.4 earthquake shakes Tokyo, no damage or casualties reported

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Magnitude 5.4 earthquake shakes Tokyo, no damage or casualties reported

Tokyo: An earthquake shook Tokyo late on Wednesday,but there were no reports of damage or casualties.The 5.4 magnitude jolt was felt in Tokyo and areas ofeastern Japan at 11.47 am, the US Geological S...


French media refuse to show attackers' photos over 'glorification' fears

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French media refuse to show attackers' photos over 'glorification' fears

Paris: Several major media outlets in France said Wednesday they would no longer use photographs of killers responsible for terror attacks to avoid giving them "posthumous glorification&q...

Democratic National Convention: Day 3 sees smaller protests, no marches

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Democratic National Convention: Day 3 sees smaller protests, no marches

Philadelphia: Small protests popped up around downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday and no marches were planned, making for quieter streets on Day 3 of the Democratic convention.Two groups of Bernie Sand...

France church attack: 'They held me with a revolver to my neck,' reveals elderly hostage

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France church attack: 'They held me with a revolver to my neck,' reveals elderly hostage

Paris: More horrifying details emerged Wednesday about an attack on a French village church even as the country's main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting with Presi...

Development initiatives got huge setback in Jammu and Kashmir, says CM Mehbooba Mufti

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Development initiatives got huge setback in Jammu and Kashmir, says CM Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief MinisterMehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said the prevailing law and order problemhas dealt a "huge setback" to the efforts of her government to upgrade ...

Dhaka: US national Shahzad Rouf among nine extremists killed, says police

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Dhaka: US national Shahzad Rouf among nine extremists killed, says police

Dhaka: A US national of Bangladesh origin was among nine suspected Islamist extremists killed in a massive gunfight in Dhaka, police said Wednesday.Dhaka Metropolitan Police spokesman Masudur Rahman t...

Bavarian police confirm explosion near migrant centre, no sign of attack

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Bavarian police confirm explosion near migrant centre, no sign of attack

Berlin: A suitcase exploded outside a migrant reception centre in southern Germany on Wednesday, police said, adding there was "no indication" there was a bomb inside. No one was hur...