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Northern Ireland court rules gay marriage ban doesn’t violate rights

/  17.08.2017  /  World 

BELFAST (Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriage does not violate the rights of couples affected, the Belfast High Court ruled on Thursday, in a blow to campaigners in the only part of the United Kingdom that bans gay marriage.

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Northern Ireland court rules gay marriage ban doesn’t violate rights

/  17.08.2017  /  World 

BELFAST (Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriage does not violate the rights of couples affected, the Belfast High Court ruled on Thursday, in a blow to campaigners in the only part of the United Kingdom that bans gay marriage.

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Asylum seekers from U.S. to Canada surged in July: government figures

/  17.08.2017  /  World 

TORONTO (Reuters) – The number of asylum seekers crossing the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government figures released Thursday.

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Asylum seekers from U.S. to Canada surged in July: government figures

/  17.08.2017  /  World 

TORONTO (Reuters) – The number of asylum seekers crossing the U.S. border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government figures released Thursday.

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Exclusive: Taking aim at China, India tightens power grid, telecoms rules

/  17.08.2017  /  World 

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware – moves that government and industry officials say aim to check China’s advance into sensitive sectors.

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Reformed ex-militants in Indonesia mark Independence Day

/  17.08.2017  /  World 

TENGGULUN, Indonesia (Reuters) – Fifteen years since they were members of a radical Islamist group that killed 202 people on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali, Ali Fauzi and Sumarno are building peace instead of bombs.

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Bangladesh ramps up border patrols to deter fresh Rohingya inflow

/  17.08.2017  /  World 

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON (Reuters) – Bangladesh has stepped up patrols on its border with Myanmar, following reports that about 1,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed into the country in the past two weeks, amid fresh tension in its neighbor’s northwestern Rakhine state.

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Pakistan’s Malala ‘excited’ after winning place at Oxford University

/  17.08.2017  /  World 

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize when she was 17, said on Thursday she was “excited” after winning a place to study at Oxford University.

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Saudi Arabia to open border, airports to Qatari pilgrims

/  17.08.2017  /  World 

DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will open a border crossing for Qataris making the haj pilgrimage and provide a plane to fly pilgrims in, despite a rift in which Saudi Arabia and other states in the region severed transport links with Qatar.

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Queen Elizabeth sends condolences to victims of Sierra Leone mudslide

/  17.08.2017  /  World 

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent her deepest sympathies to hundreds of victims of a mudslide in Sierra Leone that swept away homes on the edge of country’s capital city in one of Africa’s worst flood disasters in living memory.

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