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Russia: 10 dead in St Petersburg metro blast

By: Denis Pinchuk Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Ten people were killed and more than 20 were injured when an explosion tore through a train carriage in a St.Petersburg metro tunnel on Monday in what authorities called a probable terrorist attack. Russian news media said police were searching for a man recorded on surveillance cameras who was thought to have been involved in the attack, which coincided with a visit to the city by President Vladimir Putin. Private television station Ren TV broadcast grainy pictures, it said were captured by a camera on board a metro train of a middle-aged man with a beard, a long black coat and black hat....

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Pakistan: 22 killed, dozens injured after sectarian bombing in northwest region

  By: Ayaz Gul Source: VOA News ISLAMABAD — Officials in Pakistan say a powerful bomb Friday ripped through a busy market in a northwestern tribal town on the Afghan border, killing at least 22 people and wounding more than 50 others. Witnesses and local politicians say the blast in Parachinar, the administrative center of the semi-autonomous Kurram tribal district, occurred near an entrance to a Shi’ite mosque dedicated for female worshipers. It is not clear if the car bomb was set off by remote control, or a suicide bomber carried out the attack. Jamaatul Ahrar, a militant group fighting along side the anti-state Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing. The...

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UN to investigate crimes against Rohingya

By: Stephanie Nebehay Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage GENEVA (Reuters) – The top United Nations human rights body agreed on Friday to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. But Myanmar ambassador Htin Lynn, speaking before the decision was taken by consensus, rejected the move as “not acceptable”. Myanmar’s national commission had just interviewed alleged victims who fled to Bangladesh and would issue its findings by August, he said. The U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a resolution without a vote, brought by the...

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