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ISIS affiliate executes 11 men in Nigeria to ‘avenge Baghdadi’s killing’

In a video released Thursday, members of the Nigerian affiliate were seen executing 11 men with a voiceover saying the killing is a 'message for Christians'.
Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde

R Jagannathan: India right not to enter RCEP’s ‘closed club’, Dushyant Dave on Bobde as CJI

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Every dog has its day. On Zee News & News18 India, Trump’s ‘killer K-9’ had many

Only thing missing was using Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's underwear to ascertain his DNA – guess that was too gross for our news channels.

US releases video of attack on al-Baghdadi compound

al-Baghdadi is highest-ranking terrorist leader targeted by US forces since al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011 in a raid in Pakistan.

What ISIS chief al-Baghdadi’s compound in Syria looked like before US got him

Satellite imagery shows the compound was built from 2017 to 2019, and ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi probably only moved there in September 2019.
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Why, despite the havoc wreaked, Al-Baghdadi’s death isn’t being celebrated in Iraq

When Baghdad should have been celebrating the end of the false caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, authorities were announcing a curfew.
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Trump says US has ‘terminated’ ISIS leader Baghdadi’s ‘number one replacement’ too

President Donald Trump tweets that US troops have killed the man 'most likely' to succeed Baghdadi, but doesn’t reveal his name.

End of the Caliph: What does Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death mean for ISIS

In its version of open-source jihad, Baghdadi has already done the biggest damage, leaving behind a jihad strategy that will not end with him.
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#WaPoDeathNotices, Gabbard’s weird Diwali message & the Sisodia-Manoj Tiwari spat

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No phone signal for EU Kashmir delegation and Shiv Sena’s Sholay dialogue

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On Camera

Haider to Shikara: Why Kashmiri Pandits are done being homeless and voiceless

A new generation in Kashmir has grown up in the long shadow of Pandits' exodus in 1990. And both Muslims and Hindus have gained memories from a generation that is slowly losing them.

Should Delhi’s Republic Day parade be held in a state capital every year?

As India celebrates its 71st Republic Day of the Constitution coming into force, many ask if this extravagant display in New Delhi is really necessary in the 21st century.

Defence

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Pilots of IAF chopper shot down in friendly fire in Budgam awarded gallantry medals

Four other IAF personnel on board the chopper have been awarded ‘Mention-in-Despatches’ posthumously by the President.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.