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UN chief condemns American journalist's killing
United Nations, Aug 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of American journalist James Foley by extremist Islamist militants, calling it "an abominable crime". | by IANS
 
Hungary honours Nobel laureate, Rubik's cube inventor
Budapest, Aug 20 (IANS) Hungarian President Janos Ader presented Nobel laureate author Imre Kertesz and inventor Erno Rubik with the Order of Saint Stephen, Hungary's highest award, Wednesday. | by IANS
 
Egypt mufti's adviser slams killing of US journalist
Cairo, Aug 20 (IANS) Ibrahim Negm, advisor to the mufti of Egypt, Wednesday denounced the beheading of US journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group in Iraq, state-run MENA news agency reported. | by IANS
 
 
 

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