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Brazil’s Ex-President, Leftist Icon Lula Walks Free From Jail
Brazil's leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail Friday after a year and a half behind bars for corruption following a court ruling that could release thousands of convicts.
The former president, wearing a black T-shirt and suit jacket, pumped his fist in the air as he exited the federal police headquarters in the southern city of Curitiba and was quickly mobbed by hundreds of supporters and journalists.
Islamic State Claims Deadly Tajik Attack as Doubts Swirl
The Islamic State group on Friday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack against a Tajik border post this week, but Central Asia watchers cast doubt on the jihadists' claim as well as official Tajik statements on the incident.
"By the grace of Allah the Almighty, the soldiers of the Caliphate attacked a border guard post of the Tajik apostates in the Ishkobod area, near the Tajik-Uzbek border," the IS group said in a statement released online.
Tajik authorities on Wednesday said that fifteen jihadists were killed during an attack on a border post that officials blamed on members of the Islamic State group who crossed over from Afghanistan.
At Least 10 Died After Vehicle Hit Divider in Andhra Pradesh
At least 10 people died after a vehicle hit a divider and other vehicles in Bangarupalem Mandal of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. The injured people have been admitted to hospital. Rescue operations are underway.
'Show Faith in Judiciary': Jama Masjid Imam Ahead of Ayodhya Verdict
Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari on Friday, 8 November, issued a statement ahead of the probable Ayodhya verdict, urging people to “demonstrate faith in the judiciary.”
“Though passions on both sides are running high, but I would urge the Indian conscience to exercise restraint and demonstrate faith in the judiciary,” the statement read.
Iran Earthquake Kills Five, Leaves 300 Injured
An earthquake rocked northwestern Iran before dawn on Friday, 8 November, killing at least five people and injuring more than 300 in crumbling and collapsed buildings.
The 5.9-magnitude quake struck at 1:17 am (local time) about 120 kilometres (75 miles) southeast of the city of Tabriz, in East Azerbaijan province, the Iranian Seismological Centre said.
20-Year-Woman From US Goes Missing in Goa
A 20-year-old woman from United States of America has been missing since Thursday, 7 November morning from a hostel in the coastal Anjuna area in Goa, police said.
Anjuna police inspector Suraj Gawas said Elizabeth Mann arrived alone in Goa on 24 October and was staying in a hostel.
CBI Conducts Searches at 15 Places in IMA Ponzi Scam
According to officials, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted searches at 15 locations in connection with IMA ponzi scam in Karnataka.
Congress to Fight on 31 Seats, JMM on 43 in Jharkhand
Alliance announced between Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress and RJD. Congress will contest from 31 seats, JMM to fight from from 43 seats and RJD from 7 seats.
Iran Downs Drone Near Gulf Coast, Say Reports
According to reports, Iran has shot down an unidentified drone near Gulf coast.
Jammu-Srinagar Highway Blocked, Flights Suspended After Heavy Snowfall in Kashmir
After heavy snowfall, Kashmir remained cut off from the rest of the country for the second day on Friday, 8 November, as the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was blocked while flights to Srinagar airport were suspended due to poor visibility.
Five Pandharpur Pilgrims Killed in Road Mishap in Maharashtra
At least five pilgrims returning from the temple town of Pandharpur were killed in a road accident in Maharashtra's Solapur district on Friday, police said.
Three others were injured in the mishap which occurred in the early hours when the private vehicle carrying a group of pilgrims collided with a speeding tractor on Pandharpur Road at Manjari village in Sangola taluka, around 355km from here, an official said.
While five 'warkaris' (devotees of Lord Vitthal) died on the spot, three others were injured, he said, adding the injured were rushed to Solapur Hospital for treatment.
Pak Violates Ceasefire in Poonch
Pakistan violated ceasefire in Krishna Ghati (KG) sector, Poonch at 11:45 am. The Indian Army is retaliating.
Soldier Killed as Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along LoC in J-K's Poonch
A soldier was killed as Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Friday, 8 November, an Army official said.
Pakistan fired at forward posts along the LoC around 2.30 am in Krishnaghati sector in Poonch, in which the Army personnel was killed, the official said.
Indian troops carried out retaliatory firing, he added.
CJI to Meet UP Chief Secy, DGP Ahead of Ayodhya Verdict
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary, Director General of Police and other senior police officials over preparedness ahead of probable Ayodhya verdict.
Former Maharashtra DGP Arvind Inamdar Passes Away
Arvind Inamdar, former Maharashtra Director General of Police (DGP) passes away.
UK Panel Debates Situation in Kashmir, Calls for India-Pak Dialogue
The international community does have a role in diffusing tension in Kashmir and an India-Pakistan dialogue could help arrive at a solution akin to the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, which allows a level of free exchange on both sides of the border, opined strategic experts in London over the Kashmir crisis on Thursday.
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