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Days after the intelligentsia, politicians and activists petitioned the US government, alleging injury and neglect to 16-month-old Indrasish in foster care, his family alleged that the foster care authorities are planning an operation on him without proper medical advice.

The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency are also trying to conduct the operation without approval from his parents, even though the parents are expected to bear the cost of the child's upkeep and medical treatment.

On September 7, the US authorities had taken away Indrasish from parents Debasish and Pamela Saha, alleging negligence after he sustained head injuries at their New Jersey home. The parents said he had fallen from the bed but the US authorities alleged that the baby was suffering from Shaken Baby Syndrome. The matter is since being heard in a US court.

Philippines peacekeepers rescued from militants in Golan - U.N.

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Philippines peacekeepers rescued from militants in Golan - U.N.

EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights (Reuters) - Thirty-two U.N. peacekeepers were rescued on Saturday from Islamist militants who fired at their post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and trapped them for t...


Ukrainian cargo plane with 7 on board crashes in Algeria - ministry

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Ukrainian cargo plane with 7 on board crashes in Algeria - ministry

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A cargo plane with six Ukrainians and one Russian on board crashed in Algeria's far south early on Saturday, an Algerian transport ministry official said.The Ukrainian Antonov-12 p...

Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU to threaten more sanctions

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Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town; EU to threaten more sanctions

KIEV/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine said Russian tanks had flattened a small border town and pro-Russian rebels had made fresh gains in its east, as EU leaders signalled on Saturday they would threaten ...

Six-nation Gulf council condemns Islamic State jihadists

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Six-nation Gulf council condemns Islamic State jihadists

Jeddah: The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council strongly condemned Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria and their extreme interpretation of Islam as it opened a meeting in Saudi Arabia today.&quo...

PM Modi, Abe meet over dinner, pitch for robust future in ties

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PM Modi, Abe meet over dinner, pitch for robust future in ties

Kyoto: Setting the tone for their formal Summit on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe tonight spoke about a "strong and robust future" for the bilat...

Uttar Pradesh: Cop crushed to death by tractor in illegal mine

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Uttar Pradesh: Cop crushed to death by tractor in illegal mine

Lucknow: A Uttar Pradesh police constable was crushed to death by a tractor-trolley being used in illegal mining in Shahjahanpur district, police said today.Acting on a tip off that a tractor trolley ...

Pakistan: Resign in 24 hours, says Qadri; tiny storm, says Sharif

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Pakistan: Resign in 24 hours, says Qadri; tiny storm, says Sharif

Lahore/Islamabad: Stepping up its pressure on embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri set a fresh 24-hour deadline for him to quit as protests around Parliament entered the 17th d...