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US extends support to protests against forced hijab in Iran

Washington, Feb 3 (UNI) The United States has extended its support to the Iranian people who have been protesting against women being forced to wear hijab.
In a press statement here on Friday, Ms Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson, said the United States supports the Iranian people who are protesting against women being forced to wear the hijab.
"We condemn the reported arrests of at least 29 individuals for exercising their human rights and fundamental freedoms by standing up against the compulsory hijab. The United States remains steadfast in our support for the rights to freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and peaceful assembly. People should be free to choose the clothes they wear, and practice their faith as they desire. Depriving individuals of this choice undermines their autonomy and dignity," the statement said.
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Second phase of three-day Bishwa Ijtema end through Akheri Munajat in Bangladesh

Second phase of three-day Bishwa Ijtema end through Akheri Munajat in Bangladesh

19 Jan 2020 | 3:03 PM

Dhaka, Jan 19 (UNI) The second phase of three-day Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, will end on the banks of the Turag river in Tongi on Sunday through Akheri Munajat (final prayers).

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Over three million people made homeless by civil war in Yemen - International Red Cross

Over three million people made homeless by civil war in Yemen - International Red Cross

19 Jan 2020 | 2:01 PM

Beirut, Jan 19 (UNI) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has stated that over three million people, the majority of which are women and children, have been made homeless as a result of ongoing fighting in Yemen’s civil war that has raged since 2015.

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Magnitude 5 0 earthquake hits Greek Island of Kefalonia – Seismologists

Magnitude 5 0 earthquake hits Greek Island of Kefalonia – Seismologists

19 Jan 2020 | 1:02 PM

Athens, Jan 19 (UNI) A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck the Greek island of Kefalonia in the early hours of Sunday morning, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.

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Seven remain missing as over 150 rescued following avalanche in Nepal

Seven remain missing as over 150 rescued following avalanche in Nepal

19 Jan 2020 | 10:20 AM

Kathmandu, Jan 19 (UNI) Four South Koreans and three Nepalis remained missing since Friday following an avalanche in western Kaski district, as over 150 foreign tourists and Nepalis were rescued on Saturday from around the area, local officials and trekking agencies said.

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Harry and Meghan give up royal titles, says Buckingham Palace

Harry and Meghan give up royal titles, says Buckingham Palace

19 Jan 2020 | 9:45 AM

London, Jan 19 (UNI) Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use their royal titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace said.

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