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Ten civilians killed in bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan

By AFP

December 13, 2019 – 8:29 pm

GHAZNI, Afghanistan: Ten civilians, including four women and a child, were killed when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday.


India passes religiously discriminatory citizenship bill amid global outcry

By AFP

December 10, 2019 – 4:37 pm

NEW DELHI: The lower house of the Indian legislature passed controversial legislation early Tuesday that will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims, amid raucous scenes in parliament and protests in the northeast of the country.


WADA bans Russia from Olympics for four years over doping

By AFP

December 9, 2019 – 5:19 pm

LAUSANNE: The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia from global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics after accusing Moscow of falsifying data from an anti-doping laboratory.


Sudan’s first female football stars push for women’s rights

By AFP

December 9, 2019 – 5:17 pm

Within months of Sudan’s first women’s football league kicking off, the championship’s emerging stars are being hailed as icons for equal rights in a country transitioning to civilian rule.


At least 43 killed in New Delhi factory fire

By AFP

December 8, 2019 – 7:09 pm

NEW DELHI: At least 43 people have died in a factory fire in India’s capital New Delhi, with the toll expected to rise, police told AFP.