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Sikhism originated in the Punjab region, in northwest India, around 500 years ago. Today the Sikhs are less than 2 percent (1.8%) of India's one billion people. 18 million Sikhs live in the state of Punjab, while the rest have settled in other parts of India, there is a large...
The surge in politically-active athletes has been growing over the past few years, highlighted recently by the furor over San Francisco 49ers reserve quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem. That’s led some other players to follow suit in a number of different ways. When it comes...
Our lives, the amount of sleep we get, and how well we actually rest during those nighttime hours may change drastically over time. However, one sleep researcher says that our body position in bed could say something about who we are, not just what else is happening in our...
JOHANNESBURG — The South African sign language interpreter accused of using fake signs at Nelson Mandela's memorial service this week said he suffered a schizophrenic episode at the event during which he hallucinated and heard voices. Thamsanqa Jantjie made the admissions to Johannesburg's Star newspaper Thursday after allegations that have led to...
The Justice Department has filed criminal charges against several Chinese government officials, accusing them of stealing American trade secrets through cyber espionage, according to U.S. officials familiar with the case. It's the first time the United States has brought cyber espionage charges against a state actor. Details of the charges are...
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Yesterday I called upon the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police to arrest a British citizen for incitement to murder. It is an open and shut case. You can watch his lips move on television, broadcast from London, in the wake of the controversial election count in the giant port...
Rumours rife in Pakistan where his family are 'against' the ‘wedding’ to divorced mother-of-three Imran Khan is believed to have married news anchor Reham Khan, 41 Rumours have been around for several months that the pair were an item The cricketer-turned politician divorced Jemima Goldsmith 10 years ago Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan...
Media Matters for America put together a collage of Fox Cable News commentators smearing the father of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as having a Taliban-like beard and maybe even being a Taliban sympathizer. Thanks to MM4A for the Laura Ingram clip in which she says that if he weren’t so...
Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz was declared Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince on Friday shortly after Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz became king, the Saudi Royal Court said in a statement. Both King Salman and Crown Prince Muqrin will receive pledges of allegiance from citizens on Friday evening, the statement said. Prince Muqrin was...
Lebanese model-turned-singer Myriam Klink has hit the headlines over the weekend when she publicized her trip to Syria accompanied by two unknown Lebanese politicians to meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Klink did not expose any details on the supposed meeting, but she did find it necessary to speak out...
CEO and Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg on Monday said his social network's removal of actor Hamza Ali Abbasi's status regarding the Charlie Hebdo attack and freedom of expression may have been a mistake. When asked by one profile Angelic Munni what Zuckerberg has to say about his network's deletion...
(NEWSER) – South Korea's disgraced former President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday over high-profile corruption allegations that already ended her tumultuous four-year rule and prompted an election to find her successor, the AP reports. Prosecutors can detain her for up to 20 days before formally charging her,...
Author Naomi Wolf has been accused of being 'disrespectful' after suggesting footage of hostages being beheaded by ISIS militants isn't real. The 51-year-old American writer made a series of controversial statements questioning the authenticity of the footage in a number of messages on her Facebook page. The initial post in...
Jacob Hausner The US military’s “Islam problem” captured news headlines even before Wired.com ‘s 2012 breaking story about a military course teaching soldiers that the USA was at “war with Islam.” Since 2007 the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) and its founder Mikey Weinstein have diligently documented violations of religious freedom within the military. During that...
Pakistan's opposition leader and cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan today said that he has proposed marriage to a woman believed to be a faith healer but denied reports that he had secretly wed her. Mr Khan's spokesman in a statement said that he had proposed marriage to Bushra Maneka, who has...
Norodom Sihanouk, the former Cambodian king who was a key figure through decades of upheaval, has died. The former king died at a hospital in the Chinese capital, Beijing, after having a heart attack. He had been in poor health for several years. Sihanouk, who was 89, came to the throne...
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Wednesday introduced its new iPhone 5, a lighter, thinner and more powerful version of its iconic mobile device.   "It is an absolute jewel. The software and engineering that went into this product is the most challenging our team has ever taken on," Apple marketing chief Phil...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was greeted on his first visit to Afghanistan since taking office by suicide bombs, threats and Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s accusation that the U.S. is colluding with the Taliban. As Hagel prepared to leave a U.S. military compound in Kabul on March 9, a Taliban suicide...
On his much hyped visit to India on Thursday French president François Hollande greeted the press, not in his native French but in English. Hearing him speak "the language of Shakespeare" has raised a few eyebrows in the French press. Watch the video here. President François Hollande's trip to India...
Forty-four Afghan troops visiting the United States for military training have gone missing in less than two years, presumably in an effort to live and work illegally in America, Pentagon officials said. Although the number of disappearances is relatively small ― some 2,200 Afghan troops have received military training in...
MOSCOW/BEIRUT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Moscow stepped up its war of words with Washington on Sunday, saying air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition on the Syrian army threatened the implementation of a U.S.-Russian ceasefire plan for Syria and bordered on connivance with Islamic State. The Russian Defence Ministry said on...
Senior MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari has tendered his resignation from the party membership, ARY News reported. Sabzwari submitted his resignation to the party in the wake of MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s outburst of anger against him for violating party discipline. The sources told that Sabzwari and other leaders skipped the important...
North Korea has fired a newly developed medium-range ballistic missile into its eastern waters in a display of military bravado on the eve of a critical meeting between President Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping. U.S. and South Korean officials identified the projectile as a KN-15 medium-range missile, which was...
At least ten soldiers were killed and 35 injured in a bomb attack in North Sinai on Wednesday.   A parked car blew up as an army convoy passed by on the road between Al-Arish and Rafah, a security source told state news agency MENA. The soldiers were about to begin their...
KUWAIT: Citizens of six nations facing visa restrictions in Kuwait can now enjoy more flexibility as far as bringing their families to the Gulf state was concerned following new regulations released by the Interior Ministry and published by a local newspaper yesterday. According to security sources quoted by Al- Rai,...
Pakistan will send troops to Saudi Arabia to join the coalition fighting Yemeni Houthi rebels, a senior government official said on Monday, joining several Gulf states, Sudan, Egypt and Morocco. Largely Sunni Muslim Pakistan – a regional ally of Saudi Arabia, the Gulf’s main Sunni Muslim power – would join...
Living out a stressful life Stress is a reality and part of our life that we cannot really avoid. With such a fast paced life, despite so many resources at hand, there seems to be a lot of pressure and stress over an individual all the time. We all have...
When the floods of 2010 swept away their homes and livelihoods, the villagers of Qazi Ahmed Taluka in Sindh’s Shaheed Benazirabad district knew who to blame. The natural waterway that the floodwaters should have passed through had been artificially blocked, and as the waters rose to up to three...
UAE leaders, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon and Queen Rania of Jordan will be among more than 100 international speakers at this year’s Dubai Government Summit which will run from will run from Feb. 9 to 11. The event aims to focus on how governments can handle a changing world and...
The world is in disbelief. Celebrities (including First Lady Michelle Obama and Kim Kardashian), al-Qaida-affiliated chat rooms and average citizens are all shocked that more than 200 girls could be captured in the middle of the night, potentially sold into slavery and still be missing after three weeks of agony. Their shock reflects what...
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