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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities are investigating the identities of at least two other passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, in addition to two who were found to be using stolen passports, a security official said. Investigators were verifying the identities with the relevant embassies in Malaysia, said the official, who has knowledge of the investigation and declined to be identified. The passengers being checked had all bought their tickets through China Southern Airlines, the official said. The flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, after losing contact with air traffic controllers off the eastern Malaysia coast.

Palestinian support for Hamas spikes in the aftermath of Gaza war

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Palestinian support for Hamas spikes in the aftermath of Gaza war

Jerusalem: The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll...


Proposal made to shift Prophet's tomb in Saudi, says report

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Proposal made to shift Prophet's tomb in Saudi, says report

A reputed Saudi academic has compiled a document that proposes to destroy the tomb of Prophet Mohammed and remove his remains from the grave, according to mediareports.The tomb of Prophet Mohammed, wh...

Now, BJP legislator demands dress code for men on Goa beaches

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Now, BJP legislator demands dress code for men on Goa beaches

Panaji: A senior Goa BJP legislator today demanded dress code for men on the beaches, days after a state minister sought a ban on bikinis at the seaside. "There should be proper dress code at par...

Egypt: Bomb goes off in Sinai, 11 policemen dead

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Egypt: Bomb goes off in Sinai, 11 policemen dead

El-Arish, Egypt: A roadside bomb ripped apart an armored police vehicle travelling in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, killing 11 policemen, including an officer, security and medical offic...

150-metres long tunnel dug up to infiltrate terrorists: Indian Army

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150-metres long tunnel dug up to infiltrate terrorists: Indian Army

Jammu: A 150 metres long tunnel which was recently discovered ear a forward post along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu region's sensitive Pallanwala sector, was apparently aimed at infiltrating terrorist...

Army says 150-metre long tunnel dug up to infiltrate terrorists

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Army says 150-metre long tunnel dug up to infiltrate terrorists

Jammu: A 150-metre long tunnel which was recently discovered near a forward post along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu region's sensitive Pallanwala sector, was apparently dug up for infiltrating terrori...

US must talk sense into Ukraine over NATO bid: Russia

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US must talk sense into Ukraine over NATO bid: Russia

Moscow: Russia said on Tuesday that Ukraine's moves to join NATO were aimed at undermining efforts to end the war in the east of the country, and called on Washington to use its influence and "ta...