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FILE PHOTO: A Kashmiri woman walks past a bus used as a road block by Indian security personnel during restrictions after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the government, in Srinagar, Aug 11, 2019. REUTERS
Schools deserted in Kashmir

Most parents are keeping their children home, fearing more unrest

The great Western public land robbery

Imagine if the head of Philip Morris were put in charge of the American Cancer Society

File Photo: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau receives a standing ovation while addressing Liberal Party candidates in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 31, 2019. Reuters

Trudeau still has fans in Quebec

Many in the province have stood by him even as he is accused of mishandling a criminal bribery case

The bodies of two of the people killed Saturday during a suicide bombing at a wedding are taken to their burial in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug 18, 2019. In Afghanistan’s protracted war, weddings were one place of celebration without guilt. On Saturday, a bomber destroyed that exception. The New York Times

One minute it was an Afghan wedding. The next, a funeral for 63

In Afghanistan’s protracted war, weddings have provided a rare respite from the violence. On Saturday, a bomber took away even that

Demonstrators throw stones at police during a protest, which turned violent after police fired tear gas at protesters, on the outskirts of Srinagar in the Indian state of Kashmir, on Aug 16, 2019. More than four million people in India, mostly Muslims, are at risk of being declared foreign migrants as the government pushes a hard-line Hindu nationalist agenda that has challenged the country’s pluralist traditions and aims to redefine what it means to be Indian. The New York Times

India plans big detention camps for migrants

Four million people in one state, mostly Muslims, are at risk of being denied citizenship in a govt campaign critics say is driven by a Hindu nationalist agenda

Placido Domingo on stage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Nov 23, 2018. Reports of sexual harassment against Domingo, one of opera’s most revered stars, have brought opposing reactions from singers, and continents. The New York Times

Domingo accusations divide opera world

Opposing reactions on the reports of sexual harassment against the opera legend have revived some of the most difficult questions of the #MeToo era

Representational Photo: People sit at tables outside a bistro in Paris, France, November 18, 2015. Reuters

French waiter shot dead over ‘slow sandwich service’

Witnesses say the suspect, a customer, was upset over the wait for his sandwich

FILE -- Girls at a school in Yakawlang, Afghanistan, May 19, 2019. An expected agreement between the US and the Taliban to smooth future negotiations raises concerns that women may lose some freedoms. (Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times)

The cost of peace for Afghan women

As the US pushes for a peace deal with the Taliban, there are growing fears that Afghan women will lose the gains they have made over two decades

FILE PHOTO: Metallica performs during the I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell concert at The Forum in Inglewood, California, US January 16, 2019. Reuters

Metallica donates €250,000 to hospital

It comes ahead of the band's sold out concert, its fourth in the European Union since 1999

Workers with McCarthy Construction Company work on a concrete pour in the early hours of Jul 10, 2019, in Phoenix, one of the hottest and fastest-warming cities in the United States. Across the city, certain construction work starts in the middle of the night — not only for the safety of workers, but also because even some building materials can be affected by intense heat. The New York Times

As Phoenix heats up, the night comes alive

In one of the hottest and fastest-warming American cities, residents adapt their summer schedules to find times when temperatures are more tolerable

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Gold prices up for
3rd time in August

It is the fourth hike in a span of a month

Anti-extradition bill protesters march to demand democracy and political reforms, in Hong Kong. REUTERS

More mass protests planned in Hong Kong

Sunday’s turnout of an estimated 1.7 million, according to the rally’s organiser, showed that the movement still has broad-based support

FILE PHOTO: Metallica performs during the I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell concert at The Forum in Inglewood, California, US January 16, 2019. Reuters

Metallica donates €250,000 to hospital

It comes ahead of the band's sold out concert, its fourth in the European Union since 1999