News: 03-Oct-09

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  1. China, India lock horns over Kashmir
    Indian authorities have lodged official protests with Beijing over a new practice of issuing special Chinese visas for residents of Indian-administrated Kashmir.
  2. Senior rebel commander killed in Somalia
    A senior Hizbul Islam member has been killed by unknown gunmen in the town of Hiiran, making Hizbul Islam fighters launch a house-to-house search for the killers.
  3. US loses another GI in war-torn Iraq
    The US military has lost another soldier in conflict-stricken Iraq as his base on the western edge of the capital, Baghdad, came under a mortar attack.
  4. Saudi Arabia swine flu death toll stands at 35
    Saudi Arabia announces four new swine flu-related deaths, taking the kingdom’s total number of casualties linked with the A(H1N1) virus to thirty-five.
  5. Three US troops die in Afghanistan
    Three American troops have died in two separate incidents in southern and eastern Afghanistan, says the US-led coalition force in the conflict-torn country.
  6. 27 pro-Taliban militants killed in Khyber
    Pakistani forces kill 27 pro-Taliban militants in the lawless northwest Khyber district and inflict heavy damage on them, an official said.
  7. Shia Studies Center Planned in Turkey
    A center for Shia studies is to be launched in Turkey soon, Zeynebiye Website reported.
  8. Up to 20 Muslim graves have been targeted and vandalised at a cemetery in south Manchester.
  9. An official of Pakistan’s national broadcaster PTV has called on the federal government to use the substantial aid at its disposal to improve the image of Islam which has been badly tarnished by the militants.
  10. There are more than 2500 mosques in the central province of Yazd actively involved in cultural activities, according to secretary of the supervising board of art and cultural centers in the province.

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