China Uighurs: One million held in political camps, UN told

China Uighurs: One million held in political camps, UN told

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Uighur protesters pictured in 2009 wield the ID cards of detained relatives A UN human rights committee has heard there are credible reports that China is holding a million Uighurs in “counter-extremism centres”. Gay...
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Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE updates: CPI’s D Raja says Centre wants to amend IBC Bill to help loan defaulters

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE updates: CPI’s D Raja says Centre wants to amend IBC Bill to help loan defaulters

19:06 (IST) Rajya Sabha adjourns sine die 18:55 (IST) Media’s forecast for Monsoon Session proved wrong, says Venkaiah Naidu Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said that the House managed to have 17 sittings, despite the prediction of a washout by th...
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Monsoon Session of Parliament to end today: Laws on fugitive offenders, Backward Classes Commission among key legislations passed

Monsoon Session of Parliament to end today: Laws on fugitive offenders, Backward Classes Commission among key legislations passed

The defining image of the Monsoon Session of Parliament was Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s act of hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and saying he has no ‘hatred’ against him. However, the session was also remarkable for the fact that i...
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China mosque demolition sparks standoff in Ningxia

China mosque demolition sparks standoff in Ningxia

Image copyright Weibo Image caption The Weizhou mosque is a towering structure that features domes and minarets in a Middle Eastern style Hundreds of Muslims in north-western China are engaged in a standoff with authorities to prevent their mosque from...
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Taliban attack strategic Afghan city of Ghazni

Taliban attack strategic Afghan city of Ghazni

Image copyright AFP Image caption Few pictures have emerged from the city since the assault began The Taliban have launched a major night-time assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni, a provincial capital on the key highway between Kabul and...
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Japan’s economy rebounds in the second quarter

Japan’s economy rebounds in the second quarter

Image copyright Getty Images Japan’s economy rebounded in the second quarter, returning to growth despite growing global trade tensions. The economy expanded by a faster-than-expected annualised pace of 1.9%, supported by private consumption. The growth ...
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Australian MPs field sudden requests for Queen portraits

Australian MPs field sudden requests for Queen portraits

Image copyright Andrew Hastie Image caption MP Andrew Hastie with his own portrait of the Queen Australians have emailed MPs with dozens of requests for free portraits of the Queen, after the little-known entitlement was publicised this week. Under official...
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Bureaucrat accuses British Airways of racial discrimination: Suresh Prabhu directs DGCA to obtain report from airline on incident

Bureaucrat accuses British Airways of racial discrimination: Suresh Prabhu directs DGCA to obtain report from airline on incident

Civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday that a probe has been ordered into a controversy involving a senior bureaucrat and his family being allegedly deplaned from a British Airways flight minutes before it was scheduled to take off....
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Kanwariyas vandalise police vehicle in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr; police file FIR against 58 people

Kanwariyas vandalise police vehicle in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr; police file FIR against 58 people

A new video of a group of Kanwariyas attacking a police vehicle in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning has emerged, hours after some Kanwariyas vandalised a car in Delhi on Tuesday. A video of the incident shows around 50-60...
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Lombok earthquake: Death toll rises to 259 amid rescue efforts

Lombok earthquake: Death toll rises to 259 amid rescue efforts

Image copyright AFP Image caption An aftershock on Thursday caused fresh panic The death toll from a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday has risen to 259 and may go higher still, officials say. The...
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