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Munich shooter was obsessed with mass killings, had no links with IS

The Munich attacker was of Shiite Muslim origin, but appears to have converted to Christianity. His neighbours described him as a quiet loner.

India

Uttarkhand cloudburst: 14 bodies recovered, 39 feared dead

More than 60 houses were flattened due to the cloud burst after incessant rains in the Chamoli and Pithoragarh regions of Uttarakhand, on Saturday.

World

Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh: 24 dead, thousands left homeless

The storm ploughed through low-lying villages in Bangladesh's Chittagong and Barisal regions, where residents described seeing metres-high walls of water.

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Trump’s ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe: London mayor

Donald Trump has said London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan could be an “exception” to his call for a temporary ban on Muslims. Khan has rejected Trump's offer.

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Arunachal Pradesh: 15 killed in a landslide in Tawang district

Torrential rains triggered a landslide burying a labour camp in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district early Friday, killing at least 15 people

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Delhi's road rage shocker: Two minors murder Uber driver over 'abusive' language

Police was informed about the crime after Thankur's body was found dumped in a field in Mundaka on Friday morning. The minors were apprehended within hours.

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Delhi court acquits Irom Sharmila of suicide charge

A court on Wednesday acquitted Irom Sharmila, who has been on a 15-year-long hunger strike to press for repeal of AFSPA, from charges of attempt to suicide

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Not so dumb: Blondes are just as smart as others, finds study

Blonde women are not so dumb. They are infact more likely to be in the highest IQ category than those with other hair colors, finds study

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Facebook Lite hits 100 million monthly active users

Facebook Lite has reached 100 million monthly active users in less than nine months since its launch

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Supreme Court extends interim bail of Teesta Setalvad, her husband till April 28

SC extended the interim bail of social activists Teesta Setalvad and her husband in connection with the alleged misuse of funds collected by their NGO

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Missing from 3 years, Mumbai techie is alive in Pakistan

Hamid N. Ansari, a techie from Mumbai who went missing in Pakistan on November 10, 2012, is reported to be alive and in custody of the Pakistan Army, an activists' group said here on Thursday.

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Terror crackdown? Pak arrests Jaish members, seals offices after Pathankot attack

Pakistan said on Wednesday it had arrested several Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) activists and sealed its offices as part of a crackdown.

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Saudi-led anti-militant coalition in line with U.S. views - State Department| Reuters

WASHINGTON A Saudi-led 34-state Islamic military coalition against militants such as Islamic State is in line with what the United States has been saying its allies in the region should do, State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Tuesday.

India

Chhota Rajan says he's not afraid of threats from anyone, including Dawood Ibrahim

Underworld don Chhota Rajan said Wednesday that he is not scared of threats to his life from rival gangs, including from Dawood Ibrahim.

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Case against cricketer Amit Mishra for attacking friend with tea kettle

This is another cricket-related story from down South. The Bengaluru police on Tuesday registered a criminal case against cricketer Amit Mishra after one of his female friends alleged that he assaulted and outraged her modesty in a five star hotel on September 25, reports The Indian Express.

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Quake jolts Delhi, NCR at midnight, 3.0 on Richter

An earthquake measuring 3.0 on the Richter Scale jolted New Delhi and the National Capital Region at 01.42 a.m local time on Saturday.

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India v South Africa: Unruly fans in Cuttack hurl water-bottles as India slump to series defeat

Angry spectators in Cuttack hurled missiles, mainly water bottles, into the cricket ground after India were skittled out for 92 against South Africa in the second T20 International at the Barabati Stadium

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Ahead of UN meet, Indian govt quotes Gandhi, pledges to cut emissions by 33-35%

India on Friday pledged to cut its emission levels by 33-35 percent over the next 15 years in what it has termed as a fair and balanced commitment to protect the environment.

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Over 600 stash holders disclose foreign assets worth Rs 3,700 crore

638 number of declarations have been received under the compliance window

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Kumar Vishwas fails to appear before DCW: Panel writes to Rajnath Singh, Najeeb Jung and Bassi

DCW has written to the Home Ministry, the Delhi LG and city police commissioner on AAP leader Kumar Vishwas' failure to appear before it in a case in which a party volunteer accused him of not rebutting rumours of an illicit liaison with her.