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Former J&K MLAs submit 15-point memorandum to LG GC Murmu, demand release of detainees, withdrawal of cases against youth
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Former J&K MLAs submit 15-point memorandum to LG GC Murmu, demand release of detainees, withdrawal of cases against youth

Eight former legislators led by Syed Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday became the first group of mainstream politicians from J&K to open the channels of communication with the office of Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu and making a slew of demands including restoration of statehood

US 'zero tolerance' immigration policy: Cries of 'don't leave me, Mom' from border separations shatter political gridlock as outrage rises
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US 'zero tolerance' immigration policy: Cries of 'don't leave me, Mom' from border separations shatter political gridlock as outrage rises

Blanca's story is emblematic of the 2,300 instances in which US President Donald Trump's administration has separated minors from their migrant parents in an effort to deter illegal immigration. The practice has provoked a national uproar fueled by stories of children being torn from their mothers' arms and of parents being deported without their kids.

Four German women, including 16-year-old girl, detained in Iraq for joining Islamic State
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Four German women, including 16-year-old girl, detained in Iraq for joining Islamic State

Four German women, including a 16-year-old girl, who joined Islamic State in recent years are being held in an Iraqi prison and receiving consular assistance, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday

Presidential pardon granted to 270 detainees in Syria to curb rebellion
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Presidential pardon granted to 270 detainees in Syria to curb rebellion

The Syrian authorities on Sunday released at least 270 detainees as part of a special presidential pardon, local Sama TV reported.

Malaysia detains 17 people suspected of plotting terror acts
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Malaysia detains 17 people suspected of plotting terror acts

Malaysia's police chief said Monday that 17 suspected militants have been detained for allegedly plotting to carry out terrorist acts in the country's largest city, Kuala Lumpur.

Hillary Clinton defends decision to swap 5 prisoners for US soldier
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Hillary Clinton defends decision to swap 5 prisoners for US soldier

Hillary Clinton gave a measured defense of the Obama administration's controversial decision to swap five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a US soldier held hostage in Afghanistan, noting that many of America's allies make similar deals.