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MODI SURGES TO VICTORY IN INDIA ON HINDU-FIRST PLATFORM

24th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

24 MAY 2019 (SOURCE:AP) – Charismatic but polarizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi surged to a landslide victory in Indian elections, propelling his Hindu nationalist party to back-to-back majorities in parliament for the first time in decades. With most of the estimated 600 million votes counted by early Friday, Modi’s reelection mirrored a trend of right-wing populists…

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INFOGRAPHICS

23rd May 2019 . by incontext_adm

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INDIA STARTS COUNTING 600 MILLION VOTES

23rd May 2019 . by incontext_adm

23 MAY 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party taking an early lead, TV channels and India’s Election Commision said. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is…

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RISK OF NUCLEAR WAR NOW HIGHEST SINCE WW2

22nd May 2019 . by incontext_adm

22 MAY 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior U.N. security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an “urgent” issue that the world should take more seriously. Renata Dwan, director of the U.N. Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), said all states with…

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INDONESIA ELECTION: JOKO WIDODO WINS SECOND TERM

21st May 2019 . by incontext_adm

21 MAY 2019 (SOURCE: ALJAZEERA) – Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has beaten rival Prabowo Subianto to win a second term in office, the country’s elections commission has said, in an announcement that came hours before opposition protesters were set to protest against the final results of last month’s vote. The commission was expected to announce the official results on…

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WEEK 6: Hope

20th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT)   Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favourite scriptures. There is so much that can be said about this verse, but there is…

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25 SA TOURISTS INVOLVED IN EGYPT BUS EXPLOSION ON THEIR WAY HOME

20th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

20 MAY 2019 (SOURCE: NEWS24) –  The bulk of the South African tourists who were involved in a bus explosion near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids are heading back home.  The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said in a statement on Sunday night that 25 of the 28 South Africans will be returning to South Africa…

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CHINA TELLS TURKEY TO SUPPORT ITS FIGHT AGAINST UIGHUR MILITANTS

17th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

17 MAY 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – China has called on Turkey to support its fight against militants operating in China’s restive far western region of Xinjiang, following criticism from Turkey about rights in a part of China heavily populated by a Turkic, mostly Muslim people. China has faced growing international opprobrium for setting up what it…

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VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT, OPPOSITION HEAD TO TALKS IN NORWAY

16th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

16 MAY 2019 (SOURCE: AP) – The Venezuelan government and opposition have sent envoys to Norway to attend talks on ways of ending the South American country’s crisis, though their mutual mistrust and differences on key issues are likely to slow chances of progress. The development reported by officials Wednesday appeared to reflect a recognition that…

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ASIA BIBI AND HUSBAND RELOCATE TO CANADA

16th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Alex Pollock A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row after being accused of blasphemy has left the country to join her family in Canada, her lawyer and officials said. It marks the conclusion of an extraordinary ordeal for Asia Bibi, who was first convicted in 2010 after neighbours accused her…

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