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LAST_UPDATEThu, 24 Aug 2017 2pm

Indian Woman Granted Divorce Because Husband Failed To Provide Family With Indoor Toilet

An Indian man inspects a poster for the Hindi film Toilet in Hyderabad

There's a newly released Bollywood film about a woman in India who left her husband for failing to provide a toilet. It's called, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha in Hindi, which translates to Toilet: A Love Story. It's based on the true story of Anita Narre, whose protest against defecating outside not only ultimately got her husband to build a toilet with government aid but inspired what the Indian press called a “toilet revolution” in her village in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

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Turkey, Jordan Call For Palestine Peace Talks

ANKARA -- Turkey and Jordan urged “serious and effective” talks between Palestine and Israel to end the long-running conflict, according to a joint statement issued by the country’s two leaders, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

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Pakistan Reacts To 'Disappointing' US President's Statement

KARACHI -- Pakistan has responded to US President Donald Trump's recent statement outlining elements of a new American policy on Afghanistan and South Asia, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

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Venezuelan President: Venezuela-US Relations At ‘Worst Moment’

Nicolas Maduro.

MEXICO CITY -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday his government is preparing measures against an eventual US economic blockade, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

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France, Turkey Working 'Closely' On Returning Militants

Gerard Collomb.

PARIS -- France is working “closely” with Turkey on the issue of foreign fighters returning from war zones, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb as saying on Tuesday.

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Troops Make Progress In Tal Afar Battle As U.S. Defense Secretary Visits Iraq

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq: Government forces breached the city limits of Tal Afar in northwestern Iraq on Tuesday on the third day of a U.S.-backed offensive to seize it back from Islamic State militants.

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Barcelona Van Attackers Plotted Major Bombings, Spanish Court Hears

MADRID: An Islamist militant cell that last week used a van to kill 13 people in Barcelona had planned one or several major bomb attacks, possibly against churches or monuments, one suspect told a court on Tuesday, according to sources close to the investigation.

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Police Fire Pepper Spray To Disperse Protesters Outside Trump Rally In Phoenix

Pic: ReutersPHOENIX: Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday after being pelted with rocks and bottles, police said.

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Search For Missing Crew Of US Destroyer Enters Third Day

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 -- The search for several missing crew of a United States guided-missile destroyer involved in an accident off Singapore entered the third day today, with the area of search extended to 867.5 square nautical miles, according to the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).

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Colombia: Farc's New Political Party Will End Inequality - Timochenko

BOGOTA, Aug 23 -- Former FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, better known as Timochenko, has returned to Colombia to take part in the FARC's first congress as a political party.

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