Malala voices

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai speaks during an exclusive interview with Reuters in Maiduguri, Nigeria, July 18, 2017. Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde/Files Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday requested the top civilian and military brass to take notice of the demands of people of FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, who have been staging a sit-in in Islamabad. “I ...

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New York man gets 18 years prison for Islamic State support

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York City man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to aid Islamic State and assaulting a federal law enforcement officer. Munther Omar Saleh, 22, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie in Brooklyn, according to John Marzulli, a spokesman for federal prosecutors. ...

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Iqbal urges world for concerted efforts against terrorism

WASHINGTON: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday said that the entire world needs to make joint efforts to defeat the menace of terrorism. Addressing a seminar on international geopolitical threats here, Iqbal said all other options, other than the one based on cooperation, lead to chaos. Terrorist groups have evolved into international networks and security threats have no longer been regional, ...

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SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket blasts off from Florida in debut test fligh

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A new SpaceX jumbo rocket built to be the world’s most powerful launch vehicle in operation blasted off from Florida on Tuesday in its debut test launch in a milestone for Silicon Valley billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s rocket company. The 23-story tall Falcon Heavy, carrying a cherry red Tesla Roadster automobile into space as a ...

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US defends controversial new nuclear policy at UN | World

GENEVA: The United States defended its controversial new nuclear policy at the United Nations on Tuesday, insisting a more assertive stance was needed to confront a worsening security climate. The Pentagon’s so-called Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), unveiled last week, outlined US plans to revamp its nuclear arsenal by developing new low-yield atomic weapons. Washington has portrayed the policy as a ...

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Former USA gymnastics coach under investigation: Michigan sheriff

(Reuters) – A former coach of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, John Geddert, was under investigation, a sheriff in Michigan said on Tuesday, coming on the heels of a sexual abuse scandal surrounding a team doctor. The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office said people have made complaints against John Geddert, without providing details. Geddert was not immediately available for comment. Former ...

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‘We have difference of opinion, not division’: Sattar after meeting Rabita Committee | Pakistan

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar, following his meeting with Rabita Committee members, Tuesday said that they have a difference of opinion, but there’s no division among them. Speaking to media outside his residence here, Sattar said, “This is a matter between brothers. Those who visited my home are my brothers.” He said that he had to take ...

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