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Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, laid to rest

MOSCOW: US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, was laid to rest in the Atlantic in a burial-at-sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea, NASA said.
Armstrong, who died on August 25 aged 82, was honoured with a bugler and a rifle salute Friday.

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UNSC expresses concern over attacks on Western embassies

UNITED NATIONS: The UNSC has expressed deep concern over a series of attacks against Western embassies across the Arab world over a film deemed offensive to Islam, even as a top UN official asked people not to give publicity to the “malicious and deliberately provocative” movie.

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Russian lawmaker expelled from parliament

MOSCOW: Russian opposition lawmaker Gennady Gudkov was ousted from parliament Friday over charges he said were “payback” for his involvement in anti-Kremlin protests.

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US embassy in Yemen stormed in film protest

SAN'AA (YEMEN): Several thousand protesters angered by an anti-Islam film  stormed the US Embassy compound in Yemen's capital, Sanaa on Thursday. The protesters were on the embassy's grounds but did not enter the building housing the offices.

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California man confirms role in anti-Islam film

LOS ANGELES: The anti-Muslim film implicated in mob protests against US diplomatic missions in the Mideast received logistical help from a man once convicted of financial crimes and featured actors who complained that their inflammatory dialogue was dubbed in after filming.

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65 years after India’s freedom, UK to scrap ‘Raj’ era laws

LONDON: As debate continues in India about using laws drawn up during the 'Raj' – such as applying the sedition act to a cartoonist – Britain is in the process of scrapping as many as 38 acts related to Indian Railways that were enacted between 1849 and 1942.

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Senior Al Qaeda commander killed in Yemen

MOSCOW: The second-in-command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been killed by government troops in Yemen, SABA news agency reported citing military officials.

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India asks US to address parents’ concerns in custody case

NEW YORK: Indian authorities have requested the US State Department to address the concerns of an Indian couple, who have been given limited access to their one-year- old son after he underwent surgery for brain injury and are facing criminal probe for failing to take proper care of him.

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Iraqi VP says innocent, terror trial a sham

TEHRAN: Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president on Monday declared his "absolute innocence" and rejected the terror trial that sentenced him to death on charges of masterminding the murder of rivals as a politically motivated sham.

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