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Trump again goes after India on trade, says it slaps ‘big tariffs’ on American products


April 29, 2019 Washington: President Donald Trump has criticised India’s “big tariffs” on American paper products and the iconic Harley-Davidson bikes, saying the US has been losing billions of dollars to countries like India, China and Japan. Addressing a Republican political rally in Wisconsin state’s Green Bay city on Sunday, Trump alleged that every country […]

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Sri Lanka bans all types of face covers including burqa after Easter Sunday bombings


April 28 ,2019 The decision to ban all types of burqas and face covers was approved by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena after several bombs ripped through the island nation on April 21. Almost a week after a series of bomb blasts ripped through three Sri Lankan cities, government authorities on Sunday ordered a complete […]

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One Dead in Synagogue Shooting Near San Diego; Officials Call It Hate Crime


April 27, 2019  LOS ANGELES — The gunman entered the synagogue on Saturday yelling anti-Semitic slurs, and opened fire with an A.R. 15-style gun. He paused when the rabbi of the congregation tried to talk with him. But he fired again, shooting the rabbi in the hand. His attack left a 60-year-old woman dead, the […]

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‘US driver targeted family because they looked Muslim’: Police


April 27,2019 A California man who deliberately drove into a crowd of people, injuring eight, did so because he thought they were Muslim, police said Friday. The driver, 34-year-old Isaiah Peoples, reportedly targeted the family solely on their appearance, according to police in Sunnyvale, near San Francisco, who are now treating the case as a […]

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US Imposes Visa Sanctions On Pakistan For Refusing To Take Back Deportees


April  27, 2019 WASHINGTON: The United States has imposed sanctions on Pakistan after it refused to take back its citizen deportees and visa over-stayers from America, warning that it might withhold visas of Pakistanis beginning from its senior officials. The State Department on Friday said consular operations in Pakistan remain “unchanged” as of now but as […]

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Sri Lanka blasts: Muslim leaders in key accused Zahran Hashim’s hometown Kattankudy raised alarm ‘years ago’


April 26, 2019  Kattankudy: Zahran Hashim’s sword-wielding zealotry fuelled fears in the sleepy east coast town of Kattankudy long before the cleric became Sri Lanka’s most wanted man over the horrific Easter Sunday suicide attacks. The country’s president announced on Friday that Hashim led and died in the attack on the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo — […]

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Muslims in hiding in Sri Lanka as tensions rise after bombings


April 26, 2019 At least 700 refugees from a persecuted Islamic sect are in hiding after fleeing their homes in the Sri Lankan port city of Negombo as communal tensions soar in the aftermath of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings. The bombings, which killed around 253 people – the death toll was revised down on Thursday […]

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Why did Islamic State pick Sri Lanka to launch one of the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11?


April 26, 2019 In the wake of any tragedy, it should be enough to grieve and stand in solidarity with those who mourn. With a massive toll – at least 359 dead and around 500 injured – it feels disrespectful to the people of Sri Lanka to be dissecting what went wrong even as the […]

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IP rights violations: US places India on ‘Priority Watch List


April 26 ,2019 The US on Thursday placed India on its ‘Priority Watch List’, alleging lack of “sufficient measurable improvements” to its Intellectual Property (IP) framework on long-standing and new challenges, which, it said, has negatively affected American right holders over the past year. The office of the US Trade Representative identified 11 countries, including […]

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