World 21.8.2018 04:10 pm

Indonesian woman jailed for complaining about mosque noise

A Chinese Buddhist was found guilty of insulting Islam for asking her neighbourhood mosque to lower its sound system.

A woman in Muslim-majority Indonesia was sentenced to 18 months in jail Tuesday for complaining about the volume of a mosque's call to prayer - the latest conviction under a controversial blasphemy law.

Indonesian woman jailed for complaining about mosque noise
Indonesian woman jailed for complaining about mosque noise

Indonesian woman jailed for complaining about mosque noise

A Chinese Buddhist was found guilty of insulting Islam for asking her neighbourhood mosque to lower its sound system.

More than 410 dead, over a million people in relief camps after Indian floods
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More than 410 dead, over a million people in relief camps after Indian floods

Devastating monsoon floods have killed more than 410 people and displaced a million in India’s southwestern state of Kerala.
Melania Trump to embark on solo trip to Africa
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Melania Trump to embark on solo trip to Africa

The US first lady Melania Trump will travel to Africa later this year, her office announced on Monday, with further details expected in the coming weeks.
Afghanistan waits for Taliban response to truce offer
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Afghanistan waits for Taliban response to truce offer

The president said his office had cleared ‘all obstacles’ to peace with the announcement of a proposed three-month ceasefire.
Spikeball – the new US sport coming to a beach or backyard near you
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Spikeball – the new US sport coming to a beach or backyard near you

For a game still in its infancy Spikeball — a beach sport which looks like the love child of volleyball and tennis — is already making global waves.
Pope condemns ‘atrocities’ of US clerical child abuse
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Pope condemns ‘atrocities’ of US clerical child abuse

A devastating US grand jury report published on Tuesday decried a systematic cover-up by the Catholic Church.
Multiple quakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island, 10 dead
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Multiple quakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island, 10 dead

Ten people were killed in the strong quake Sunday evening, mostly by falling debris, according to the national disaster agency.
Avnery, Israeli peace activist who met Arafat, dies aged 94
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Avnery, Israeli peace activist who met Arafat, dies aged 94

Seen by many as the backbone of Israel’s peace movement, Avnery never lost hope an agreement could be reached with the Palestinians.
Milk in glass bottles delivered to your door makes a comeback in UK
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Milk in glass bottles delivered to your door makes a comeback in UK

Millennials are increasingly choosing this option in an attempt to curb plastic waste.
Chinese cops nab suspects after R1.2bn cryptocurrency theft
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Chinese cops nab suspects after R1.2bn cryptocurrency theft

Police began investigating in March when a victim complained hackers had taken control of his computer to steal cryptocurrency.
Tributes pour in for former UN Chief Kofi Annan
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Tributes pour in for former UN Chief Kofi Annan

The UN plans to fly flags at half mast at all of its locations around the world through Tuesday.
India flood death toll jumps to 357
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India flood death toll jumps to 357

Around 353,000 people have taken shelter in 3,026 relief camps as thousands of army, navy and air force troops fan out to help those still stranded.
Woman gives birth after helicopter rescue from India floods
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Woman gives birth after helicopter rescue from India floods

A heavily pregnant woman stranded by floods in the Indian state of Kerala gave birth just after being airlifted to safety.
Annan was a lifelong champion of justice, peace and dignity – Amnesty International
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Annan was a lifelong champion of justice, peace and dignity – Amnesty International

Amnesty International secretary general Kumi Naidoo noted how inspirational Kofi Annan’s legacy was, and how it will inspire future generations to fight for justice.
Cyril Ramaphosa mourns death of Kofi Annan
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Cyril Ramaphosa mourns death of Kofi Annan

Ramaphosa says Annan’s death was a great shock and loss to the global community.
Ghana to pay homage to Kofi Annan with a week of mourning
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Ghana to pay homage to Kofi Annan with a week of mourning

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has described Annan as a “consummate” diplomat and says the country is “deeply saddened” at his passing.
UPDATE: UN mourns passing of former Secretary General Kofi Annan
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UPDATE: UN mourns passing of former Secretary General Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan, who served as the seventh UN Secretary General between 1997 and 2006 has died.
Trevor Noah blasted over another bad joke
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Trevor Noah blasted over another bad joke

Comparing people to Donald Trump is pretty offensive these days…
More than 320 dead in India flood crisis
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More than 320 dead in India flood crisis

Hundreds of troops and local fishermen have staged desperate rescue attempts in helicopters and boats across the southern state of Kerala.
Turkey threatens to fight back against US sanctions
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Turkey threatens to fight back against US sanctions

Turkey on Friday threatened to respond if Washington levied further sanctions over the detention of an American pastor which has sparked a diplomatic standoff and battered the Turkish currency.
Elon Musk admits to suffering from exhaustion
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Elon Musk admits to suffering from exhaustion

Musk spoke to The New York Times, choking up at times during an interview in which he talked about working endless hours trying to meet production deadlines.
‘A rare treasure’: outpouring of tributes to Aretha Franklin
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‘A rare treasure’: outpouring of tributes to Aretha Franklin

The death of 76-year-old music icon Aretha Franklin prompted figures across the spectrum, from politics to pop, to pay homage to her tremendous influence on American culture.
Husband who appeared distraught after ‘missing’ wife and kids confesses to killing them
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Husband who appeared distraught after ‘missing’ wife and kids confesses to killing them

The husband has been arrested, while the police are reported to know where the bodies are.
Legendary ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76
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Legendary ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

The late soul and R&B icon, a musical prodigy who went on to become one of the world’s greatest ever vocalists, stands above her peers as a true legend even at a time when the term is overused.
Foreigners can no longer buy property in New Zealand
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Foreigners can no longer buy property in New Zealand

The South Pacific nation’s booming housing prices are keeping locals out of the market, apparently.
Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks progress
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Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks progress

Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip after closing it to most deliveries on July 9.

 

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