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Pakistan call for peace with India as it shows off its military might

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ISLAMABAD Pakistan wants peace with India and they should focus on health and education, the Pakistani president said on Saturday during a parade to show off its military might following a tense standoff between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

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India's watchmen question whether Modi embrace will improve their lot 5:54am GMT

NEW DELHI For over a decade Arvind Singh has worked as a watchman in New Delhi, doing the rounds of the streets with a whistle and a wooden stick to keep vigil at night.

U.N. rights forum condemns Israel over deadly Gaza protests 22 Mar 2019

GENEVA The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday condemned Israel's "apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force" against civilian protesters in Gaza, and called for perpetrators of violations in the enclave to face justice.

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'We are one' says PM Ardern as New Zealand mourns with prayers, silence 22 Mar 2019

CHRISTCHURCH The Muslim call to prayer sounded out over Christchurch and around New Zealand on Friday, as thousands gathered to remember the 50 people killed by a lone gunman at two mosques a week ago. | Video

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Prominent Pakistani cleric survives attack by gunmen, two guards killed 22 Mar 2019

KARACHI, Islamabad A prominent Pakistani cleric survived an assassination bid by motorcycle-borne gunmen on Friday that killed two guards and critically injured another cleric in the southern city of Karachi, police said.

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India's cricket World Cup star joins Modi's party before election 22 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party on Friday, leaving a panel to decide whether to field him as a candidate in the cricket-crazy country's upcoming general election.

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Guns and tourists: Aboard the unlikely India-Pakistan 'friendship bus' 22 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI One Friday morning before dawn, a half-empty Volvo coach slipped out of New Delhi's Ambedkar bus terminal under armed guard, the sirens of a police convoy wailing.

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Guns and tourists: Aboard the unlikely India-Pakistan 'friendship bus' 22 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI One Friday morning before dawn, a half-empty Volvo coach slipped out of New Delhi's Ambedkar bus terminal under armed guard, the sirens of a police convoy wailing.

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NZ bans military type semi-automatic weapons used in mosque massacre 21 Mar 2019

CHRISTCHURCH New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in its worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday. | Video

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Special Report - Shattered sanctuary: In Christchurch, an imam seeks to rebuild 21 Mar 2019

CHRISTCHURCH Ibrahim Abdelhalim was at his mosque last week in the Linwood neighbourhood of Christchurch, New Zealand, delivering a prayer as he usually does on Friday afternoons. The 67-year-old grandfather had already spoken about "tasting the sweetness of faith" as a Muslim obedient to God and willing to serve humanity.