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Fighting nears Baghdad as UN warns crisis ‘life-threatening’

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Militants pushed a weeklong offensive that has overrun swathes of Iraq to within 60 kilometres (37 miles) of Baghdad Tuesday, as the UN warned the country s very existence was under threat. Washington meanwhile deployed extra troops to protect its embassy in Baghdad and was mulling air strikes …

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Abdullah slams Afghan election officials for ‘fraud’

KABUL (AFP) – Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday accused senior election officials of serious fraud, opening a dispute over the vote count that could threaten a smooth transition of power. The United Nations had called on candidates to give officials time to conduct the count and investigate fraud …

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Qurans burned in front of Dearborn mosque

Sheikh Husham Al-Husainy, left, meets with interfaith leaders at the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center in 2010. DEARBORN — Several Qurans were burned in front of a Dearborn mosque yesterday in possible connection with anti-Islam Pastor Terry Jones’ visit to the city on Saturday. The three books were burned in front of the …

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Jersey City Ranked in the Top 10 of Best U.S. Cities for Singles 

This week Jersey City was ranked as one of the top ten cities for singles by Rent.com and as reported in the Huffington Post.  Jersey City was ranked ninth in a list of the largest and most notable American cities.  Jersey City is emerging as a top city to live, …

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Seminary president apologizes for admitting Muslim student

BALTIMORE (AP) — The president of a Southern Baptist seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, has offered a tearful apology for his decision to admit a Muslim student. Shortly before the denomination’s annual meeting wrapped up Wednesday in Baltimore, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson apologized for admitting a Muslim …

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The 10 most corrupt states in the U.S.

New research takes a look at decades of corruption convictions to find the crookedest states in the union. When we think of government corruption (as one tends to do),  our biased minds often gravitate to thoughts of military juntas and third world governments. But, of course, corruption is everywhere, in one form or …

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Private wealth: Asia-Pac to overtake Europe in 2014

Private financial wealth around the world increased by 14.6 percent last year to $152.0 trillion. WASHINGTON (AFP) – The amount of private wealth in the booming Asia-Pacific region excluding Japan will overtake Europe this year and the United States 2018, according to a new study by Boston Consulting Group. Private …

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Bullet-proof blankets new US defence against shootings

NEW YORK (AFP) – A doctor from Oklahoma, inspired by one of America’s deadliest school shootings, has invented an unusual defense against crazed gunmen who open fire in classrooms: a bullet-proof blanket. Steve Walker, a 43-year-old father of two, said he developed the orange-colored shield — compared by US broadcaster …

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کینیڈا میں فائرنگ سے تین پولیس اہلکار ہلاک اور دو زخمی ہوگئے

ٹورنٹو; کینیڈا میں فائرنگ سے تین پولیس اہلکار ہلاک اور دو زخمی ہوگئے ، حملہ آور کی تلاش جاری شروع کردی گئی ہے۔کینیڈا کے مشرقی ساحلی صوبہ نیو براونز وِک میں فائرنگ کا واقعہ پیش آیا۔ پولیس کے مطابق زخمیوں کی حالت خطرے سے باہر ہے۔پولیس 24 سالہ شخص کو …

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Sisi sworn in as Egyptian president, vows to correct mistakes

CAIRO: Egypt’s former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday pledged to “correct the mistakes of the past” as he was sworn in as the country’s new President, strengthening the military’s grip on power in the deeply polarized nation. Sisi, 59, was declared the country’s seventh president last week after …

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