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Jakarta Governor may escape jail term

He has been facing blasphemy charges over comments he made about the Quran while campaigning last September. More 60,000 security personnel were deployed in Jakarta and the voting process generally went smoothly, although there were reports of intimidation at some polling stations, according to the Guardian .


Pence praises moderate Islam in Indonesia

Pence praises moderate Islam in Indonesia

Trade was a major issue on Pence's agenda, who insisted the United States wants fairer trade with Indonesia. Pence said the USA would continue working with Indonesia to combat terrorism, and said the country's form of Islam should serve as an example to other nations.


In Syria, population transfers stalled over violence resume

In Syria, population transfers stalled over violence resume

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro told reporters after meeting with the U.N. Security Council behind closed doors that the panel is especially concerned that "a disaster" will happen in Idlib. With the transfer completed on Friday, the first phase of the population swap deal in Syria comes to an end. Rebel spokesman Mohammed Abo Zayed, from Ahrar al-Sham group negotiating the deal, said the phase now ended with the agreement to release 500 detainees from government prisons who were expected to arrive in ...


3 terrorists held in major operation by UP Anti-Terror Squad

3 terrorists held in major operation by UP Anti-Terror Squad

While three have been arrested, the police are questioning six more operatives sources said. The report of the leading daily added that the law enforcement agencies are now focusing on the madrassas and mosques. Searches were carried out in Mumbai (Maharashtra), Ludhiana ( Punjab ), Narkatiaganj (Bihar), Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh) and Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh).



SeaWorld: Last Baby Orca Born in San Antonio

SeaWorld said it had been a smooth delivery and both mother and calf appear to be healthy. SeaWorld's chief zoological officer Chris Dold said the park has no current plans to relocate any orcas. The birth at the SeaWorld in San Antonio , Texas, wasn't streamed live - unlike with April the giraffe - but it will be the final chance for SeaWorld guests to see a baby orca grow up.


India's BJP leaders to face trial in 1992 mosque demolition case

India's BJP leaders to face trial in 1992 mosque demolition case

The SC today allowed the CBI's appeal and also ordered the clubbing of two trials that are now going on in the Babri demolition case. At the same time, Bharti said she is not the type of a person who want to sticks to any post and recalled she had quit chief ministership in Madhya Pradesh over a decade ago after a court convicted her in a case involving the national flag.