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The big news: Over 200 killed in terror attack at a mosque in Egypt, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: Standard & Poor’s kept India’s credit rating unchanged, and the US asked Pakistan to rearrest Hafiz Saeed after his release from detention.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. At least 235 killed, 125 injured after militants detonate bomb, open fire in Egypt’s North Sinai mosque: The attack took place during Friday prayers at the Al Rawdah Mosque near El-Arish.
  2. Standard & Poor’s keeps India’s credit rating at a low BBB- with a ‘stable’ outlook, praises reforms: A BBB- rating is just a grade above junk status and has remained unchanged for India for a decade. 
  3. US asks Pakistan to rearrest Hafiz Saeed hours after his release from detention: The Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief, who was on house arrest since January, was allowed to leave earlier on Friday.  
  4. Brother of man found hanging at Jaipur fort claims it was murder, had nothing to do with Padmavati: The Jaipur Police also reportedly said Chetan Saini’s death had not connection with the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.  
  5. All buses and cabs plying at Delhi airport must run on CNG in six months, rules National Green Tribunal: The court asked the Civil Aviation Ministry to ensure the use of green-wall technology to reduce noise pollution.  
  6. Crop damage in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka sends tomato prices soaring countrywide: In New Delhi, it was available at Rs 80 per kg, as compared to Rs 30 to Rs 35 per kg last year.  
  7. Delhi Metro lost 3 lakh daily commuters in October after fares were hiked: While an average 27.4 lakh passengers used metro trains every day in September, the number fell to 24.2 lakh in October. 
  8. Six RSS workers sentenced to life in prison for killing CPI(M) leader in Kerala in 2002: The convicts had barged into an automobile showroom and hacked Thazheyil Ashraf to death, the prosecution told the Thalassery district court.
  9. Three arrested in Kerala after group attacks nurse, health officials conducting a vaccination drive: The police said an anti-vaccination lobby has been sending messages on social media to convince residents of the area to not take part in the initiative.  
  10. Parents allege that children at Beijing kindergarten were sexually abused: A few teachers at the RYB Education New World kindergarten have been suspended, and an investigation is on.  
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