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    Foreign Students Targeted By UK Anti-Migrant Policies

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    Past targets of government crackdowns complain of arbitrary detentions and deportations. Huddled together in a cramped cafe near London’s King’s Cross station, four international students spoke of how their lives were devastated by the government’s response to a BBC documentary. In February 2014, an investigation The campaign of arrests and deportation was brought to a…

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    A Dark Trade: Rape Videos For Sale In India

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    Uttar Pradesh, India – In this industrial northern state, you can buy footage of a woman being raped for the price of a cheap meal. Al Jazeera found several videos that appeared to depict rape for sale across the state. They cost from Rs 20 to Rs 200 (30 cents to $3) and are transmitted to…

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    Michel Aoun Elected President Of Lebanon

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    Michel Aoun, the former Lebanese army chief, has been elected president of Lebanon, ending more than two years of deadlock surrounding the vacancy. Aoun, 81, secured the presidency by winning the support of 83 MPs, well above the absolute majority of 65 needed to win, according to a tally of votes read out in a televised…

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    South Africa Drops Charges Against Pravin Gordhan

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    South Africa’s state prosecutor has dropped fraud charges against the finance minister and others accused along with him. Pravin Gordhan, the minister, has been a vocal opponent of corruption and excessive spending by President Jacob Zuma’s government, which has been hit by a series of scandals and slowing economic growth. Gordhan had “no intention to act…

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    Donald Trump’s Emotional Intelligence Deficit

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    Last month, 50 former national security officials who had served at high levels in Republican administrations from Richard Nixon to George W Bush published a letter saying that they would not vote for their party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump. In their words, “a president must be disciplined, control emotions, and act only after reflection and…

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  • The Roots Of Eid Run Deeper Than Our Difference

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    The equitable division of the wealth of society and the bounty of  the earth between all people is seen as a cardinal obligation for Muslims,  writes Merchant The end of August capped the most lethal month for the city of Chicago in almost 20 years. The dry statistics tell but one part of the tale:…

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    China’s Qiaobi Detergent Ad Labelled ‘Raw Racism’

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    A Chinese detergent commercial showing a black man stuffed into a washing machine and transformed into a fair-skinned Asian has provoked outrage, although perhaps more so overseas than at home judging by social-media reaction. The commercial for the Qiaobi brand shows a black man whistling and winking at a young Chinese woman, who calls him…

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  • Zimababwe's President Robert Mugabe chants Zanu PF slogans with supporters gathered at the Harare International Conference Centre in Harare, Wednesday May 3, 2000. Mugabe launched the Zanu PF's election manifesto which bears the slogan "Land is the Economy and the Economy is Land". (AP Photo/Christine Nesbitt)

    Zimbabwe’s ‘Million-Man March’ For Mugabe Fizzles

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    Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans have marched through the capital Harare in support of veteran President Robert Mugabe, but their number fell short of the ruling party’s goal of attracting a million people. Demonstrators were shipped in from all over Zimbabwe for Wednesday’s march, organised by the Zanu-PF’s youth wing. They sang pro-Mugabe songs as…

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