News: 13-Jul-09

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  1. Suicide rate among US troopers on rise
    Suicides in the US Army are on the rise with 88 suspected cases reported in the first six months of the year, compared to 67 in the same period last year.
  2. IOA digs 20 tunnels under the Aqsa Mosque to build Jewish city
    The Israeli occupation authority is digging 20 tunnels under the Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem some of which are already open for tourists while others are still under construction, the executive director of Quds Institution, Ziad Al-Hassan, said.
  3. India – Prayers for well being of Muslim community in China held in Assam
    Indian Muslims Friday held special prayers for the well being of the Muslim community in adjoining China, besides reacting sharply to the death of over 150 people of Uighur, a Muslim community in Xinjiang.
  4. Erdogan brands Xinjiang killings as ‘genocide’
    The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan equates the dilemma of Muslim Uighurs in China’s northwest province of Xinjiang to ‘genocide’.
  5. Symbolic funeral for ‘Hijab Martyr’ in Tehran
    Some of the worshippers at Tehran’s weekly Friday prayers hold a symbolic funeral for Marwa el-Sherbini, a pregnant Egyptian woman who was stabbed to death in a German courtroom.
  6. US blitz keep claiming lives in Pakistan
    Five people have been killed during a US drone missile attack on a Taliban communication center in Pakistan’s South Waziristan, intelligence officials say.
  7. Somali Islamist hardliners behead 7 people
    MOGADISHU, (Reuters) – Somalia’s hardline Islamist rebels beheaded seven people on Friday for being “Christians” and “spies” in the latest imposition of strict sharia, Islamic law, by the Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group, witnesses said.
  8. Obama: “Further steps” possible if Iran defiant
    L’AQUILA, Italy, (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday the G8 message to Iran was that if it failed to change its nuclear defiance by a September deadline “we need to take further steps.”
  9. Eight British troops killed in Afghanistan
    L’AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) – Britain said on Friday it had lost eight soldiers in Afghanistan in the space of 24 hours, and Prime Minister Gordon Brown said troops faced a “very hard summer,” suggesting it should brace itself for more losses.

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