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The victims spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals. He was quoted in the daily newspaper Moskovskij Komsomolets as saying: "There are no gay people in Chechnya, so no one can have any views about them". This is all about religious observance by people who have lost all perspective. The mandate is deeply ingrained in Shariah, which draws on the Quran.
  • Jakarta's Christian Governor Loses Election, so What's Next for Islamic Blasphemy Case?

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    Baswedan's huge margin of victory was surprising since opinion polls in the run-up to the election had pointed to a dead-heat. Purnama won a three-way first-round vote on Feb 15, securing 43 percent of the votes. He said some voters could have been reluctant to vote for Ahok simply because they feared "five more years of protests on the streets by Muslim hardliners", Reuters reported.
  • China prepares to launch country's first cargo spacecraft

    China prepares to launch country's first cargo spacecraft

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    According to the official CCTV television network, ground crews loaded about 45,000 gallons, or 170 cubic meters, of rocket-grade kerosene fuel into the Long March 7 rocket in the hours before Thursday's launch. Artist's concept of the Tianzhou 1 and Tiangong 2 spacecraft docking in orbit. "This is a new experiment", Bai said in an interview with CCTV. "A shorter docking time for manned spaceships is of great significance as it will make astronauts more comfortable", Bai said.
  • May calls snap United Kingdom election for June 8

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    And with the support of both Labour and the Liberal Democrats the Prime Minister was easily able to secure more than the 434 votes she needed as the SNP abstained. Brexit negotiations will start as planned in June, after Britons vote in a snap general election, the European Union said on Wednesday. While promising to run a "positive and optimistic campaign", she said the choice at the election was between her "strong and stable leadership" or a "coalition of chaos" led by Mr Corbyn.
  • Russia Blocks The UN From Investigating Syrian Chemical Attack

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    Damascus values highly Russia's position regarding the United States aggression against Syria, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said Thursday. Former President Barack Obama's policy on Syria was that the use of chemical weapons would draw "a red line" which, if crossed, would trigger United States military intervention.
  • In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia

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    US Vice-President Mike Pence , a man considered by Australian officials to be the "calm, sane and measured" presence in President Donald Trump's White House, will arrive in Sydney tonight for a visit that is expected to focus on regional security concerns and trade.
  • Iran not living up to 'spirit' of nuclear deal, says Donald Trump

    Iran not living up to 'spirit' of nuclear deal, says Donald Trump

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    In addition, US President Donald Trump affirmed on Thursday that Iran "is not living up to the spirit" of the nuclear agreement, which he described as terrible and badly negotiated. However, Donald Trump called it " the worst deal ever negotiated " during his campaign for the White House. "So right now what we are seeing is the nations in the region and others elsewhere trying to checkmate Iran and the amount of disruption, the amount of instability they can cause".
  • VP Pence meets Indonesian president on Asia tour

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    Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, has itself been hit by a series of deadly attacks over the past 15 years, led by militants affiliated with al Qaeda and more recently by Islamic State. "We'll ensure the unimpeded flow of lawful commerce and promote peaceful diplomatic dialogue to address issues of regional and global concern", Pence said.
  • House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe

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    Mike Rogers to appear at a closed hearing on May 2. The House Intelligence Committee has invited former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to testify on Russia's meddling in the 2016 us presidential election in a public hearing next month.
  • GM says Venezuela has illegally seized its manufacturing plant

    GM says Venezuela has illegally seized its manufacturing plant

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    President Nicolas Maduro accused Kimberly-Clark of participating in an global plot to damage Venezuela's economy. In recent years under President Nicolás Maduro, the government has seized bakeries amidst a bread shortage, taken over toilet paper factories amid a toilet paper shortage, and repressed the political opposition.
  • Trump congratulates Patriots, doesn't mention Hernandez

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    Brady joins a long list of players that will be skipping the visit, including, Devin McCourty , Martellus Bennett , Chris Long , Dont'a Hightower , LeGarrette Blount , and Alan Branch. The visit came on the same day as the news that former Patriot's tight end and convicted murdered Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in prison Wednesday morning.
  • As Trump warned North Korea, his 'armada' was headed toward Australia

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    On Saturday, Pyongyang staged a massive parade that displayed new missiles and had warned that it would counter a USA attack with "a nuclear war of our own". Pacific Command, the USS Carl Vinson and its strike group were no closer to the Korean Peninsula on April 15 than they were a week earlier. If the USS Carl Vinson strike group is heading to the Korean peninsula, it is taking its time .