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China jails Uyghur 'prisoner of conscience' for life on separatism charges

Activists of various Hindu organisations staging protest against J&K government
A noted Uyghur scholar and critic of Beijing’s policies in the restive Xinjiang region was jailed for life on charges of separatism on Tuesday, triggering immediate protests from rights groups across the world.

White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammo

Constitution Avenue closed
A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and had been arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map on which the executive mansion was marked, a federal prosecutor said on Monday.

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S Africa's women and gay-friendly Open Mosque under fire after peaceful launch

Open Mosque

Against a global background of rising Islamist militancy a new mosque where gay people are welcome, Christians too, and women are treated equally to men has opened in Cape Town despite threats of violence.

Ebola kills 2,793, outbreak 'pretty much contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO

Ebola
The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,793 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation said Monday, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained.

Be ready for a regional war, Xi tells Chinese troops

Xi's visit
The People’s Liberation Army should be combat ready for a regional war, President Xi Jinping has said, adding that the armed forces’ chain of command should strictly follow the central leadership’s instructions.

UK visa: When 'Ruby' from Mumbai seeks fake gay marriage

Xi's visit
A new crime sub-category has emerged in Britain after same-sex marriages were made legal in March: fake marriages between same-sex couples for a fee that enables a non-EU citizen skirt strict visa rules and stay in the country after ‘marrying’ a UK/EU citizen.

Pak appoints ally of army chief to head ISI

Pakistan flag
The appointment of Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar, part of a major reshuffle in the military, is aimed at cementing the army’s dominance after weeks of anti-government protests in Pakistan. Akhtar will assume his responsibilities on November 8.

India, Nepal begin talks to build 5600 MW Pancheshwar project

The talks are a follow up of an agreement reached between both nations during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Nepal visit last month to set up a Pancheshwar Development Authority within six months.

ISIS training Xinjiang militants: Chinese media

Chinese army troops patrol
A day after a series of explosions rocked China's restive Xinjiang region, state media reported that 'militants' from Xinjiang had fled from the country to get 'training' from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) fighters for attacks at home.

BBC sting exposes fake same-sex marriage scam

same-sex wedding ceremony
A new crime category has emerged in Britain after same-sex marriages were made legal in March: fake marriages between same-sex couples for a fee that enables a non-EU citizen skirt strict visa rules and stay in the country after 'marrying' a UK/EU citizen.

Nepali father on hunger strike seeking justice for son’s murder dies

Nepal couple
Doctors at Bir Hospital, where the couple had been admitted for past several months, confirmed that Nanda Prasad Adhikari, who had gone without food for 332 days, died around 5 pm.

Sierra Leone's three-day Ebola shutdown ends

Ebola virus
Millions of Sierra Leoneans emerged from their homes on Monday after a three-day nationwide lockdown during which scores of dead bodies and new cases of Ebola infections were uncovered.

Syria air strikes kill 42, including 16 children: Monitor

Syrian government air strikes killed at least 42 people, including 16 children, in Idlib province in the northwest, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.

Nasa's Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit

MAVEN
Nasa's Maven spacecraft began orbiting Mars on Sunday, on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from warm and wet to cold and dry.
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