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LAST_UPDATEWed, 01 Jun 2016 3pm

Pressure Grows On India Over Marital Rape

Almost immediately after Deepti’s wedding at a traditional ceremony in the Indian capital, the horrific abuse began — behind closed doors at the hands of her new husband.

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Woman Not Allowed On Jetblue Flight Due To Her ‘Inappropriate Shorts’

Pic: Facebook

A woman from Seattle was stopped from boarding her flight in Boston because air hostesses thought her shorts were ‘too short’.

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American Woman's Mugshot Goes Viral. Twitter Hearts #Prisonbae

Pic: Twitter

Two years after convicted American felon Jeremy Meeks' mugshot went viral, another young offender has social media's admiration.

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Beijing Tears Into Pentagon Over South China Sea Issue

Pic: PTIBEIJING: Ahead of a high-level Sino-US dialogue, China today accused the Pentagon of clinging to "cold war" mentality and attempting to stage a Hollywood blockbuster by deploying its modern weapons in the South China Sea to "terrify" Beijing.

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Contamination Delays Return For 9,000 Canada Wildfire Evacuees

A woman takes photos of the burned remains of a house in the Abasand neighbourhood of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, May 9, 2016. — Reuters picOTTAWA: Chemical and heavy metal contamination will delay the return of 9,000 residents from Canada’s oil sands region who fled a huge wildfire about a month ago, senior officials announced eysterday.

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Iraqi Army Storms To Edge Of Islamic State-Held Falluja; Fresh Bombings Hit Baghdad

Smoke rises from clashes near Falluja, Iraq, May 30, 2016. — Reuters picSOUTHERN OUTSKIRTS OF FALLUJA: The Iraqi army stormed to the southern edge of Falluja under US air support yesterday and captured a police station inside the city limits, launching a direct assault to retake one of the main strongholds of Islamic State militants.

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Attempted North Korea Missile Launch Fails: South Korean Official

A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE/FILE PHOTOA North Korean missile launch attempt early on Tuesday morning appears to have failed, a South Korean military official told Reuters.

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I Never Look At Contracts, I Don't Know What I Sign, Says Messi

BARCELONA: Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi, who is due to go on trial in Barcelona for alleged tax fraud, told a judge that he never looks at the contracts he signs, the El Periodico daily said yesterday.

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Rio De Janeiro Police Arrest Two Men In Gang-Rape Case

Pic: ReutersRIO DE JANEIRO: Police in Rio de Janeiro said on Monday they are certain a 16-year-old girl was gang raped earlier this month, but added that it will be hard to prove her allegation that she was assaulted by more than 30 men.

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China's Xi Says Hopes To Get Philippines Ties Back On Track

Pic: ReutersChina hopes to get relations with the Philippines back on track, President Xi Jinping has told new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, after ties were affected by an increasingly bitter spat over territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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