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Sri Lanka bans 'face veils': Why have Muslim items of clothing always suffered in fight against terrorism?

So deeply entrenched is our impression of equating the violent Islamism of the Islamic State to the everyday habits of followers of Islam that it skipped the attention of the world at large that Sri Lanka had become only the second ever country in Asia to enforce such a countrywide ban.

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Four Seasons Health Care facing administration

Four Seasons Health Care is expected to appoint administrators after struggling with its debts.

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Glasgow Airport suspends all flights after 'incident' declared

The airport confirmed the runway is not operational after an incident was declared at 10:25 on Tuesday.

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John Singleton: Stars pay tribute to Boyz N The Hood director

Stars including Janet Jackson, Ice Cube and Quincy Jones pay tribute to Oscar-nominated director who has died aged 51.

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Argentina braces for labour strike to raise pressure on Macri Protesters against austerity measures plan to shut down flights, the metro in Buenos Aires, banks and schools.

Protesters against austerity measures plan to shut down flights, the metro in Buenos Aires, banks and schools.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 02:35AM

Yemen: UN urges donors to convert pledges into cash Only a small proportion of funds promised by top donors Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has been received.

Only a small proportion of funds promised by top donors Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has been received.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 02:32AM

Sri Lanka lifts social media ban imposed after Easter attacks Sri Lanka's president lifts nationwide ban on social media sites a day after he used emergency powers to ban face veils.

Sri Lanka's president lifts nationwide ban on social media sites a day after he used emergency powers to ban face veils.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 02:29AM

Abdicating Japanese emperor thanks public and prays for peace Akihito will be succeeded by his son Crown Prince Naruhito who will ascend the Chrysanthemum throne on Wednesday.

Akihito will be succeeded by his son Crown Prince Naruhito who will ascend the Chrysanthemum throne on Wednesday.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 02:22AM

Modi's BJP to main rival Rahul Gandhi: Are you British? Interior ministry sends notice to Gandhi following ‘outrageous’ accusation that he holds dual British citizenship.

Interior ministry sends notice to Gandhi following ‘outrageous’ accusation that he holds dual British citizenship.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 02:08AM

Iran sanctions: US struggles to build united front The US government says it will do all it can to limit what it calls Iran's malign influence in global affairs.

The US government says it will do all it can to limit what it calls Iran's malign influence in global affairs.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 02:05AM

Beast from the east: Indian army tweets 'Yeti footprints' photos Largely regarded by the scientific community as myth, yeti is part of Nepali folklore and is said to live in Himalayas.

Largely regarded by the scientific community as myth, yeti is part of Nepali folklore and is said to live in Himalayas.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 01:52AM

Cambridge University to investigate its links to slavery The prestigious seat of learning will look at how it may have benefited and underpinned attitudes to the slave trade.

The prestigious seat of learning will look at how it may have benefited and underpinned attitudes to the slave trade.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 01:43AM

Post-Spain elections, Catalan leaders urge talks with PM Moderate Catalan separatist parties boost their standing in Spain's national parliament in Sunday's general elections.

Moderate Catalan separatist parties boost their standing in Spain's national parliament in Sunday's general elections.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 01:19AM

UAE upholds Turkish national's life sentence for 'terrorism' According to state media, the man used Facebook to promote the ideologies of two 'terror' groups and send them funds.

According to state media, the man used Facebook to promote the ideologies of two 'terror' groups and send them funds.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 01:11AM

Football's mental health crisis: Silence broken but what's next? Macho culture, stigma and pressure to perform affect players, but while help is on offer, challenges remain.

Macho culture, stigma and pressure to perform affect players, but while help is on offer, challenges remain.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 01:03AM

Allegations of mass voter exclusion cast shadow on India election Activists say 40 million Muslims and 30 million Dalits not on electoral rolls, raising fears of targeted suppression.

Activists say 40 million Muslims and 30 million Dalits not on electoral rolls, raising fears of targeted suppression.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 12:56AM

Game of Thones: Secrets behind Winterfell battle episode

HBO releases a behind-the-scenes video showing how The Long Night episode came together.

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Amit Panghal nominated for Arjuna award once again

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BFI has nominated Panghal yet again after taking into consideration his remarkable performances this year.

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BFI has nominated Panghal yet again after taking into consideration his remarkable performances this year.

Canning Town murder: Women's bodies in freezer in flat

Police found the two women dead at flats in east London after responding to welfare concerns.

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Church of Scotland agrees £1m payout to three abused siblings

The woman and her brothers were victims of a paedophile at a Church of Scotland-run children's home in Edinburgh.

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Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry hearings to begin

A public inquiry starts to hear evidence as families call for "justice" for people affected.

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Japanese Emperor Akihito begins historic abdication

Akihito, who says he is too old for the role, is the first Japanese emperor to stand down in 200 years.

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State of the Nation report: Social mobility in UK 'virtually stagnant'

Inequality will remain entrenched in the UK "from birth to work" unless ministers act, a report warns.

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'Our water pollution is a cancer'

"Waterkeeper" Nabil Musa fights Iraq's water crisis, which he calls the country's gravest threat yet.

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Rod Rosenstein: US deputy attorney general quits

Rod Rosenstein, who was once accused of treason by the president, exits after a turbulent two years.

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Cambridge investigates its slavery links

The University of Cambridge is to investigate whether it gained financially from the slave trade.

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Rail firms want independent body to oversee network

Long-distance routes should also be serviced by more than one company to spark competition, they said.

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Anti-social behaviour 'nightmare' ignored, says report

Victims' commissioner says authorities are downplaying the harm caused by crimes such as vandalism.

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Climate change: Electric car target 'needs to be sooner'

The government's plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 is too tame, its advisers will say.

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Labour to discuss 'confirmatory ballot' for Brexit

The party's governing body will decide whether to back a confirmatory ballot in the EU elections.

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Elise Christie: Message of hope after being left 'broken' by anxiety & depression

British short track speed skater Elise Christie says she "ended up broken" from "debilitating" anxiety and depression, but has now recovered.

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'Russian spy whale'

A beluga whale was found with suspicious equipment off Norway's coast

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Music royalties reach record high but songwriters 'on minimum wage'

But there are claims that "a lot of songwriters are making less than minimum wage".

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Newspaper headlines: Cambridge slavery probe and backlash over rape victim phone demand

Stories about victims of crime, including rape, feature on Tuesday's front pages.

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News Daily: NHS blood infection inquiry, and Japanese abdication

Your morning briefing for 30 April 2019.

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Debenhams closures: Four ways to use the empty stores

Across the UK, empty department stores are being turned into everything from housing to arts spaces.

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Glimpsing a world beyond human extinction

Writer and explorer Robert MacFarlane explores the "underland" beneath our feet.

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Esperanza Spalding: A jazz singer looking to inspire a generation

Award-winning jazz singer Esperanza Spalding is working to bring the arts to some of the nation's toughest schools.

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The Dorset family who are living plastic-free

The Fynes family decided to go plastic-free after seeing ducks eating rubbish at a picnic site.

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A supermarket is being piloted which has no tills, forcing customers to pay by app.

A supermarket is being piloted in London which has no tills, forcing customers to pay by app. Emma Simpson reports.

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Families in Blackpool are getting lessons in resilience to improve mental health

Families in Blackpool are getting lessons in resilience, as part of a £10 million programme to improve mental health.

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Sports Illustrated features first burkini girl

Halima Aden becomes the first model to wear a burkini in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue.

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Minecraft player loses five-year-long game

Phil Watson is "killed" by a zombie baby and a spider.

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Japanese Emperor Akihito's human touch

Emperor Akihito will be remembered as the man who began the modernisation of Japan's Chrysanthemum Throne.

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Jeopardy: How a pro gambler 'cracked' US game show

Sports bettor James Holzhauer's unusual strategy is paying off as he crushes Jeopardy records.

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Is the UK economy at a new moment of sea-change?

Forty years ago Mrs Thatcher came to power, is the UK economy at another historic moment of change?

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London nail bombings remembered 20 years on

Twenty years have passed since a campaign of terror that killed three people and injured dozens.

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What's happening to rape prosecutions?

Rape victims in England and Wales are being asked to hand their phones to police as evidence.

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European elections: What pay can UK MEPs expect?

If the UK takes part in the European elections, what pay and benefits can MEPs expect?

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Sudan protesters say army trying to break up sit-in The protesters who want the military to hand over power to a civilian administration have been camping since April 6.

The protesters who want the military to hand over power to a civilian administration have been camping since April 6.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 12:35AM

'We must protect our citizens first': Peru expels Venezuelans More than 40 Venezuelans are deported for concealing their criminal records or for staying illegally in the country.

More than 40 Venezuelans are deported for concealing their criminal records or for staying illegally in the country.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 12:29AM

Police arrest man after bomb threat in Christchurch Police say 33-year-old man arrested and being questioned after threats about an explosive device.

Police say 33-year-old man arrested and being questioned after threats about an explosive device.

from Al Jazeera English April 30, 2019 at 12:04AM

Iraq's undocumented children: 45,000 IDPs denied basic rights After ISIL's defeat in Iraq, IDP children struggle to obtain education, healthcare, without adequate identification.

After ISIL's defeat in Iraq, IDP children struggle to obtain education, healthcare, without adequate identification.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 11:56PM

Sudan protesters say army trying to break up sit-in Sudan's protest leaders say the military is trying to break up their sit-in outside army headquarters in the capital Khartoum.

Sudan's protest leaders say the military is trying to break up their sit-in outside army headquarters in the capital Khartoum.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 11:09PM

EU extends ban on arms sales to Myanmar over Rohingya crisis The measures, including embargo on weapons and other equipment, to stay until at least April, 30 2020.

The measures, including embargo on weapons and other equipment, to stay until at least April, 30 2020.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 06:06PM

China 'to help' Cambodia if EU implements trade sanctions The EU said it would launch action because of 'severe deficiencies when it comes to human rights and labour rights'.

The EU said it would launch action because of 'severe deficiencies when it comes to human rights and labour rights'.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 05:43PM

Beijing's 'baleful influence' on Hong Kong's freedom of speech Activists say jailing Umbrella Movement leaders shows how freedom of speech is being restricted in the city.

Activists say jailing Umbrella Movement leaders shows how freedom of speech is being restricted in the city.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 05:14PM

US Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein sends resignation to Trump Rosenstein's departure ends a nearly two-year run defined by his appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Rosenstein's departure ends a nearly two-year run defined by his appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 05:05PM

US combat veteran arrested for plot to cause 'mass casualties' Officials say Mark Domingo was arrested as he finalised plans for an attack to 'cause the maximum number of casualties'.

Officials say Mark Domingo was arrested as he finalised plans for an attack to 'cause the maximum number of casualties'.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 02:54PM

'Unacceptable': Sri Lankans share their views on face veil ban Al Jazeera speaks to a range of people, including Muslim women, on an issue that is dividing opinion in Sri Lanka.

Al Jazeera speaks to a range of people, including Muslim women, on an issue that is dividing opinion in Sri Lanka.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 01:46PM

Indonesia plans to move capital from Jakarta President Widodo decided at a special Cabinet meeting to move the capital outside of Indonesia's populous island, Java.

President Widodo decided at a special Cabinet meeting to move the capital outside of Indonesia's populous island, Java.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 01:36PM

Trump, Erdogan discuss working group on Russian S-400 Turkey's President Erdogan says he won't step back from the deal to acquire missile defence system despite US pressure.

Turkey's President Erdogan says he won't step back from the deal to acquire missile defence system despite US pressure.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 01:28PM

Amnesty: Iran secretly executes two minor boys over rape Teenage cousins kept in dark about death sentences and flogged before executions, rights group says.

Teenage cousins kept in dark about death sentences and flogged before executions, rights group says.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 01:15PM

Can Iran close the Strait of Hormuz? Tehran threatens to shut off waterway to one of the world's most important shipping channels.

Tehran threatens to shut off waterway to one of the world's most important shipping channels.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 01:07PM

ISIL fighters' families stage German protest for their return According to interior ministry, at least 59 children of German ISIL fighters were still in Syria at the end of March.

According to interior ministry, at least 59 children of German ISIL fighters were still in Syria at the end of March.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 12:59PM

ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in propaganda video Unclear when footage was filmed but Baghdadi purportedly refers to Sri Lanka attacks and fight for Syria's Baghouz.

Unclear when footage was filmed but Baghdadi purportedly refers to Sri Lanka attacks and fight for Syria's Baghouz.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 12:39PM

Sudan's army rulers, protesters differ on joint council make-up Joint council, if agreed, would replace existing 10-member military body that took power after al-Bashir's overthrow.

Joint council, if agreed, would replace existing 10-member military body that took power after al-Bashir's overthrow.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 12:28PM

DR Congo opposition leader calls for removal of president Self-proclaimed opposition "president-elect" claims the presidential election in December was rigged.

Self-proclaimed opposition "president-elect" claims the presidential election in December was rigged.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 12:25PM

US: Young migrants seeking legal status sue Trump administration In latest lawsuit of its kind, four young migrants say the US government is unfairly denying their claims.

In latest lawsuit of its kind, four young migrants say the US government is unfairly denying their claims.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 12:04PM

Spain election: Socialists likely to form coalition It remains to be seen if the Socialists will be able to form a coalition for a stable and effective government.

It remains to be seen if the Socialists will be able to form a coalition for a stable and effective government.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 11:57AM

Ugandan pop star opposition MP Bobi Wine arrested again Musician-turned-politician charged with leading a protest in Kampala last year without prior approval, police say.

Musician-turned-politician charged with leading a protest in Kampala last year without prior approval, police say.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 11:56AM

Spain election: Catalan independence dream still alive Catalans have not forgotten their pro-independence leaders after eighteen months in prison.

Catalans have not forgotten their pro-independence leaders after eighteen months in prison.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 11:46AM

Dozens killed after Cyclone Kenneth batters northern Mozambique Tens of thousands of homes damaged or destroyed by second major storm to hit Mozambique in six weeks, officials say.

Tens of thousands of homes damaged or destroyed by second major storm to hit Mozambique in six weeks, officials say.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 11:37AM

US measles outbreak hits 'completely avoidable' 25-year-high CDC reports 704 measles cases so far this year. The vast majority occurred in children who haven't received the vaccine.

CDC reports 704 measles cases so far this year. The vast majority occurred in children who haven't received the vaccine.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 11:29AM

Spain's Socialists dominate vote but new government uncertain Leader Pedro Sanchez celebrates after his Socialist party wins the most seats in Sunday's vote, but questions remain.

Leader Pedro Sanchez celebrates after his Socialist party wins the most seats in Sunday's vote, but questions remain.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 11:23AM

The fight for F1 2019 title is fast turning between Hamilton and Bottas

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With two wins and two second places each, the two team-mates are absolutely neck and neck.

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With two wins and two second places each, the two team-mates are absolutely neck and neck.

Ness Wadia sentenced to two years in Japan prison for possessing 25g of cannabis; jail term suspended for five years

Ness Wadia was detained with 25 grams of cannabis at New Chitose Airport in Japan. He sentence has been suspended for five years and he is back in India.

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Islamic State chief appears in propaganda video for first time in five years, refers to Sri Lanka blasts and fight for Baghouz

The Islamic State group's elusive chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has purportedly appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video released on Monday by the jihadist organisation.

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Venezuela crisis: UN says over three lakh children forced to live in neighbouring countries as migrants and refugees

The economic and political situation in Venezuela has caused an estimated 3.7 million Venezuelans to leave their homes and move to Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and other countries in the region, the UN said in a report. Around 1.2 million of them are in Colombia, often living in vulnerable host communities with already overstretched resources, said UNICEF.

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FBI received anonymous tip regarding California synagogue attack minutes before violence began, says bureau

The FBI said it got tips about a social media post threatening violence against Jews just minutes fire at a California synagogue - an attack that makes him 'part of the history of evil that has been perpetrated on Jewish people for centuries' the suspect's family said Monday.

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Four members of Sikh family shot dead in US' Ohio, police to investigate 'hate crime' angle after evidence of forced entry

A homicide investigation into the deaths of four members of a Sikh family in the United States will explore the 'hate crime' angle, reports said on Tuesday.

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Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein submits resignation

04/29/19 2:26 PM

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'Boyz n the Hood' director John Singleton dead at 51, family announces

04/29/19 1:38 PM

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Michael Avenatti pleads not guilty in federal wire, bank fraud case; trial to begin on June 25

04/29/19 10:34 AM

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First images emerge of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in five years, intelligence group says

04/29/19 9:30 AM

Who’s in the Democratic Debates, and Who’s in Danger of Missing Them

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By MAGGIE ASTOR, DENISE LU and MATT STEVENS from NYT U.S. https://nyti.ms/2Lc8DZi

ISIS’ Mysterious Leader Is Not Dead, New Video Shows

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Japan Will Enthrone a New Emperor. His Wife Won’t Be Allowed to Watch.

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What to Know About the Poway Synagogue Shooting

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Profitable Giants Like Amazon Pay $0 in Corporate Taxes. Some Voters Are Sick of It.

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‘No One Feels Safe Here’: Life in Alabama’s Prisons

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A Terrorist Tried to Kill Me Because I Am a Jew. I Will Never Back Down.

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‘Avengers: Endgame’: The Screenwriters Answer Every Question You Might Have

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Measles Cases Surpass 700 as Outbreak Continues Unabated

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‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Are Thrilled, Confused and Setting the Internet on Fire

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Arya’s Dagger Has a Complex History in ‘Game of Thrones.’ Here’s a Look Back.

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Family Ends Life Support for John Singleton After a Stroke

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Times Apologizes for Publishing Anti-Semitic Cartoon

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The Racial Bias Built Into Photography

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Cyprus police find victims of suspected serial killer Four bodies have been found as police are accused of failing to investigate the disappearances when they were reported.

Four bodies have been found as police are accused of failing to investigate the disappearances when they were reported.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 03:16AM

Will the oil game heat up as US ends Iran sanctions waivers? As the US slams the brakes on oil exports from Iran, we look at the spillover effect for the global economy.

As the US slams the brakes on oil exports from Iran, we look at the spillover effect for the global economy.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 03:11AM

Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Was the social media ban necessary? Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube were among the platforms blocked by the government after the killing of over 250 people.

Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube were among the platforms blocked by the government after the killing of over 250 people.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 02:22AM

Sana Muhammad crossbow death: Jury discharged by judge

Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo was accused of shooting his pregnant former wife at her home in Ilford.

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Bafta Craft Awards: The night's big winners and ceremony highlights

A round-up of the red-carpet dresses, the viral moments and all the big winners.

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Marathon runner: 'I lost sight in one eye'

Hayley Carruthers collapsed at the London Marathon finish line but still beat her personal best time.

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Justene Reece: Police missed 'bigger picture' of stalking

Justine Reece's former partner was jailed for manslaughter after she killed herself because he stalked her.

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Urine test to end 'smear fear'

Women could collect a sample of urine at home to check their risk of cervical cancer, research suggests.

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Sri Lanka's ban on face veil takes effect; President Maithripala Sirisena's restriction follows Easter Sunday bombings

Muslim women in Sri Lanka will not be allowed to wear any form of face veils in public from Monday under new regulations announced by President Maithripala Sirisena who used emergency powers in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings

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Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez's Socialist party wins snap polls but not majority, likely to form alliance with hostile rivals

The results raise the spectre of another period of instability for Spain, with Pedro Sanchez depending on alliances with hostile rivals in an environment that has soured since Catalonia's failed secession bid in 2017.

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Nirmala Sitharaman raises regional security issues with Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe at SCO defence ministers' meet

Nirmala Sitharaman is currently in Kyrgyzstan on a three-day visit to attend the SCO meet, along with holding bilaterals with a handful of other member-countries on the summit's sidelines

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Sri Lanka suicide bombers used off-the-shelf TATP ingredients to make explosives: Returning IS fighters may use similar tactics in India, fear officials

Easily-available chemicals, including nail-polish remover, a common disinfectant and sulfuric acid were used by jihadists in Sri Lanka to manufacture the explosive used in the Easter Sunday suicide attacks which claimed over 25o lives, intelligence sources with access to forensic test results have told Firspost.

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Officers face misconduct probe over toilet fingertip loss

A foreign national lost the tips of three fingertips at Colchester Police Station in 2015.

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Europe and nationalism: A country-by-country guide

Ahead of the May European elections, a country-by-country guide to the advance of nationalist parties.

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Ghani opens Loya Jirga in Kabul to discuss Taliban peace talks More than 3200 delegates gather in Kabul to 'lay the foundation' for peace talks with the Taliban.

More than 3200 delegates gather in Kabul to 'lay the foundation' for peace talks with the Taliban.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 02:31AM

Indonesia floods: At least 29 people dead, thousands displaced Authorities evacuate some 12,000 people from Bengkulu province as torrential rains cause floods and landslides.

Authorities evacuate some 12,000 people from Bengkulu province as torrential rains cause floods and landslides.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 02:28AM

Voter turnout low in Benin parliamentary elections Few voters in Benin turn out for elections with opposition excluded and only two parties in competition.

Few voters in Benin turn out for elections with opposition excluded and only two parties in competition.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 01:59AM

CCTV of car issued over T2 Trainspotting actor's murder

Boxer turned Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh was shot dead outside his home in Edinburgh earlier this month.

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How one woman beat mining giants and saved rare snow leopards

A woman from Mongolia has won the Goldman Environmental Prize after a campaign to stop mining firms destroying a critical habitat for snow leopards.

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The Libyan National Army has launched airstrikes on Tripoli

Militia groups unite to defend the Libyan capital from an offensive by eastern leader General Khalifa Haftar.

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Hales withdrawn from England World Cup squad

Alex Hales is withdrawn from England's provisional World Cup squad by the ECB to ensure the team is "free from any distractions".

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US synagogue shooter inspired by Christchurch mosque attacks California synagogue shooting suspect posted anti-Jewish 'open letter' online.

California synagogue shooting suspect posted anti-Jewish 'open letter' online.

from Al Jazeera English April 29, 2019 at 01:04AM