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IS executes 128 people in Syria: Report

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor has reportedly said that the IS militants hanged at least 128 people to death in Al-Qaryatayn of Syria in just  20 days a month before. The terrorist group suspected them of collaborating with the Syrian regime in the city. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Observatory reportedly said the majority of those killed were executed in the last two days before ISIS lost the town.

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WATCH: 245 thrill-seekers jump from 30m tall bridge

In a record-breaking attempt, a group of 245 people tied themselves with ropes and jumped from a 30-metre tall bridge at Brazil’s Hortolandia. These thrill-seekers jumped together and swung back and forth until they came to a standstill. The event was reportedly aimed at creating a world record. Watch it here

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Guinness record: Thousands of robots perform group dance

Using Artificial Intelligence, 1069 robots were reportedly made to dance simultaneously in North Korea. The coordinator of the program reportedly said that the other countries will get terrified after coming to know about North Korea’s strength in Artificial Intelligence. He reportedly said that they will use AI even during at the time of war.

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Govt should not tell women what to wear: Canadian PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reportedly said that it is not the government’s business to tell a woman what or what not to wear. The statement came after the Canadian province of Quebec passed a law obliging women wearing the niqab or burqa to unveil when riding public transit or receiving government services.

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Cockroach legs found in McDonald's cup of coffee

According to reports, a customer at a McDonald's outlet on Rama IV Road in Bangkok posted a picture of a cup of coffee with what appears to be cockroach legs in it. Facebook user Nostalgic Eik reportedly wrote, "I was given a new cup of coffee. But it seemed that the problem remained as the next cup of coffee had more cockroach legs in it". Later, McDonald's posted an apology letter and stated that they brought in the offending coffee machine for inspection and has sent in a team to the outlet to get its equipment and facilities cleaned.

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At least 30 killed in suicide bombing at Kabul mosque

According to reports, at least 30 people were killed following a suicide bombing inside a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday. Reportedly, at least 45 people were injured in the attack. The attack took place inside the Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi part of Kabul, during Friday night prayers. ISIS has reportedly claimed responsibility for the bombing.

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'Won't run for Presidential election in 2020.' Hillary Clinton

Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has reportedly said that she will not run for the US presidential election in 2020. According to media reports, Hillary said that she would remain active in politics and will continue to speak out about US President Donald Trump. Hillary announced this to media after Trump challenged Hillary to launch a bid for the 2020 election, a report says.

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Chad added to US Travel Ban over passport paper shortage

US President Donald Trump reportedly added the African nation Chad to the list of countries on his latest travel ban as the country ran out of passport paper and asked if it could send a sample already made up of the same type of passport. The Department of Homeland Security asked Chad and every other country to submit samples of passport paper so the department could take a close look and see how secure they are.

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Jacinda Ardern to be next New Zealand PM

37-year-old Jacinda Ardern has reportedly been named as the next Prime Minister of New Zealand on Thursday. Ardern will be the youngest PM of the country which had been ruled by the National Party for a decade. Ardern became the leader of NZ Labour Party less than three months ago. Ardern also became New Zealand's third woman Prime Minister, after Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark.

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British PM thanks Indian communities on Diwali

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday reportedly thanked the Indian communities there on Diwali and lauded their contributions to the United Kingdom. In her Diwali message, May reportedly said, “As Prime Minister, I want to take this opportunity to say a special thank you - on behalf of the whole country - for the immense contributions you all make to every sphere of life in the United Kingdom”.

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French film legend dies aged 100

Prolific French actress Danielle Darrieux, who appeared in dozens of plays and more than 100 films, has passed away on Tuesday, say reports. The legend, whose career spans eight decades, has reportedly died aged 100. Darrieux became a huge international star in the 1930s, with her expressive face, liquid eyes and original, slightly nasal voice, reports added.

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 strikes Japan

An earthquake reportedly struck South Japan with a magnitude of 6.1 as measured on Richter scale on Thursday. No immediate damage to property or loss of life has been reported. The epicentre was hit at  Iwaki, 195 km northeast of Tokyo, a report says.

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ISIS threatens attack during FIFA World Cup 2018

ISIS has reportedly released an image-threatening to make terror attacks in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The tournament will be played across 11 cities in Russia from June 14 to July 15. According to media reports, the image shows a rifle-carrying ISIS fighter along with a bomb in front of a football stadium and also includes the tournament's official logo.

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Lakshmi Mittal donates $25 million to Harvard University

Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, who is based in the UK, has reportedly donated $25 million (over Rs 162 crore) to the Harvard University. The donation will establish an endowed fund for the South Asia Institute at the university. The institute, which leads Harvard’s engagement with South Asian countries, including India, would be called as Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute at Harvard University, say reports.

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Spot fine for sexually harassing women in France

France government has reportedly announced a new law that would impose on-the-spot fines for harassment of women in the streets of France. This comes amid an online campaign using the hashtag #MeToo in which women are sharing their sexual harassment experiences.

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32 dead, 200 injured in suicide attack in Afghanistan

According to reports, at least 32 people have been killed and over 200 injured in a suicide and gun attack on a police training centre in an Afghan city. In another attack in a neighbouring province on Tuesday, at least 15 people were killed and 12 were wounded. Notably, the militants have conducted this attack following a ratcheting up in US airstrikes, suggest reports.

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9-year-old girl dies after 150 kg woman sits on her as punishment

According to reports, a 150-kilogram woman, Veronica Green Posey has been charged with killing a 9-year-old girl, Dericka Lindsay by sitting on the child as punishment. The 64-year-old woman was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child. Posey reportedly told police that she was sitting on Lindsay because the girl was out of control.

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Mother gives birth to baby weighing 7.1 kg

According to reports, a mother in Vietnam gave birth to a baby boy weighing 7.1 kilograms on Saturday. The baby has reportedly been named Tran Tien Quoc. The boy’s father Tran Van Quan on Monday reportedly said both the mother and son are healthy and happy. According to the Guinness World Records, the heaviest baby ever born weighed at 10.2 kilograms in 1955 in Aversa, Italy.

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You will be shocked if you know how much money this teen made in real estate

A 19-year-old Indian origin teen, Akshay Ruparelia, has reportedly become one of the youngest millionaires in Britain. He reportedly has developed an online real estate business with a value of 12 million pounds in just one year. His online real estate portal doorsteps.co.uk reportedly become the 18th biggest real estate agency 16 months after the website's launch.

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Nuclear war may break out anytime: North Korea

North Korea has reportedly asked their citizens to be ready for a nation-wide struggle as a nuclear war may break out any time. According to media reports, North Korea's deputy UN ambassador Kim In-ryong in the general assembly said that North Korea is the only country that gets extreme nuclear threat from the United States since 1970. Reportedly, Rex Tillerson stated that the US president Donald Trump had instructed him to reduce the tension between two nations through diplomatic efforts, but North Korea continues to threaten the use of nuclear weapons.

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