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An image taken from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) group through Al-Furqan Media via YouTube allegedly shows British freelance photojournalist, John Cantlie, at an undisclosed location in which he says he is being held captive, Sept. 18, 2014. VOA

Baghdad, December 8, 2016: British hostage John Cantlie has appeared in a new video released by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, reports an international group that tracks online activity of terrorist organisations.

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In the video, which was released on Wednesday, a bearded Cantlie appears thin and pale as he speaks about coalition bombing of the terror group’s Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.

He condemns airstrikes on the besieged city adding: “No Mujahideen here… just normal Muslims.”

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The 45-year-old photographer and journalist was captured in Syria in 2012 and was last seen on film in a video which emerged in July.

According to the SITE (Search for International Terrorist Entities) group which monitors terror activities across the globe, Cantlie also discusses an airstrike on the last bridge in Mosul as well as about the bombing of water pipes that supply large parts of the city.

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It was the latest appearance by the captive, who was also shown in a video uploaded by IS group on March 18 earlier this year. (IANS)



The Indian ships will spend more than two months in the region, the navy said in a statement.

NEW DELHI - India Navy sending four ships for exercises and port visits with the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, its navy said Wednesday, as China's maritime power grows in the area.

The Indian ships will spend more than two months in the region, the navy said in a statement.

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The UK government on Thursday announced that it will move India from the red to the amber list on Sunday, in the country's latest update to the 'Red-Amber-Green' traffic light ratings for arrivals into England amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

This means the visit visas for the UK from India are open, in addition to other long-term visas that have remained open. But travellers from India arriving in England can complete a 10-day quarantine at home or in the place they are staying (not mandatorily quarantine in a managed hotel).

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Pakistan has failed miserably to protect Hindus, their interests.

A Hindu temple in Pakistan's Punjab province was reportedly vandalized by hundreds of people after a nine-year-old Hindu boy, who allegedly urinated at a local seminary, received bail, a media report said on Thursday.

According to the Dawn news report, the incident took place on Wednesday in Bhong town, about 60 km from Rahim Yar Khan city.

Besides the vandalization, the mob also blocked the Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5), the report added.

Citing sources, Dawn news said that a case was registered against the minor on July 24 based on a complaint filed by a cleric, Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim, of the Darul Uloom Arabia Taleemul Quran.

The sources said that "some Hindu elders did tender an apology to the seminary administration saying the accused was a minor and mentally challenged".

But, when a lower court granted him bail a few days ago, some people incited the public in the town on Wednesday and got all shops there closed in protest, the report quoted the sources as further saying.

A video clip showing people wielding clubs and rods storming the temple and smashing its glass doors, windows, lights, and damaging the ceiling fans went viral on social media.

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