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Indonesian youth: Saudi Arabia has ‘politicised’ Hajj

Depok, Indonesia - Saudi Arabia has "politicised" access to the Hajj, according to organisers of a Muslim youth conference in Indonesia. Ziyad Abdul Malik, chairman of the Muslim Students Association's (HMI) branch in South Jakarta, lambasted the kingdom for using the pilgrimage to Mecca, considered Islam's holiest city, to impose its policies on other Gulf…

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‘Dedicated’ detective fights for life after Maroubra stabbing

Updated January 26, 2018 22:55:08 Photo: Detective Sergeant John Breda suffered internal abdominal injuries and a laceration to his liver. (ABC News: Alex McDonald) Related Story: Alleged sex offender shot dead after stabbing police officer in Sydney pub Related Story: Behind the scenes at the Child Abuse Squad The veteran police officer stabbed by an…

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Julian Assange asks UK court to drop arrest warrant

WikiLeaks founder hopes ruling in his favour would allow him to leave Ecuadorian embassy Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has asked a UK court to drop the arrest warrant that prevents him from leaving the Ecuadorian embassy in London,…

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Ellie Butler’s mother seeks to have cruelty conviction overturned

Jennie Gray, mother of six-year-old murdered by her partner, Ben Butler, to go to court of appeal Jennie Gray was was sentenced to 42 months in jail after pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA A woman who was found guilty of child cruelty after her partner murdered their six-year-old daughter…

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Trump to sell his vision for American engagement to global Davos crowd

CLOSE President Donald Trump is sitting down with European business leaders in Davos, Switzerland. His dinner guests include leaders from Adidas, Siemens, Nestle, Deloitte, and other companies. (Jan. 25) AP President Trump smiles when arriving during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (Photo: Michael Probst, AP)…

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Study: Parents who give their teenagers alcohol are inviting trouble

Karen Weintraub, Special for USA TODAY Published 5:56 p.m. ET Jan. 25, 2018 | Updated 9:39 p.m. ET Jan. 25, 2018 CLOSE New research pinpoints how alcohol damages the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of developing cancer. Stuart McDill reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook A man carries two beers back to his…

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Wir sind die wahren Bestien in Monster Hunter: World!

Monster Hunter: World macht den Spieler zum Jäger in einer exotischen Welt, der sie bis auf den letzten Dinosaurier ausbeuten soll. Unwohl wird einem dabei, wenn man die Frage stellt: Warum eigentlich? Wir hatten ja keine Ahnung, wie befriedigend es sich anfühlen kann, einem gigantischen Dinosaurier gegen die Kniescheiben zu schlagen. Dieser Gedanke kehrt immer…

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India Republic celebrations: A ‘black day’ in Kashmir

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - India's 69th Republic Day celebrations have been marked by a security clampdown in Indian-administered Kashmir, as authorities suspended internet services and thousands of soldiers patrolled the streets. The main celebratory event was held amid tight security at a sports stadium in the region's main city, Srinagar, and was attended by politicians and top…

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Assange to ask London court to drop UK arrest warrant

Updated January 26, 2018 22:15:56 Photo: Julian Assange has been staying at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012. (AP: Frank Augstein) British prosecutors say there is a hypothetical chance Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could soon walk free from the Ecuadorian embassy in London Mr Assange's lawyers will ask a London court to drop the arrest warrant…

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Head stars as Aussies down England in Adelaide ODI

Updated January 26, 2018 22:03:06 Photo: Travis Head raises his bat after reaching a half-century at Adelaide Oval. (AAP: Sam Wundke) Recalled opener Travis Head fell just shy of a century, as Australia averted an ODI whitewash by downing England by three wickets at Adelaide Oval after having the tourists on the ropes early in…

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