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Frenchman Francois Gabart becomes the first fastest solo navigator of the globe

Frenchman Francois Gabart smashed the world record for the fastest solo navigation of the globe on Sunday, completing the mammoth feat in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds...

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80000 Indonesians says no to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by carrying a wide protest

Flow of protest against declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has paced as in Indonesia around 80000 protestors were on the roads to peacefully protest against US President Trump’s decision declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...

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Germany vows to back ‘Open and free internet’ despite US repeal on net neutrality

The German government has backed the “Open and free Internet” concept despite of USA’s decision to repeal net neutrality rules. But some experts say the US move could open the floodgates to a multi-speed internet in Europe...

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Japan plans to extend defense budget to ounter North Korean threat

The more North Korea threat is becoming stronger and the situation is taking difficult turns, Japan is also trying to boost its defense as much as possible. The country has planned a record 5.19 trillion yen defence budget for the next fiscal year to strengthen its missile defense. This amount is approximately 70 billion yen (about $ 625 million) more than the last year. ..

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Russian Presidential poll to be held on March 18

Russia is finally set for its next Presidential election. Upper house of Russian Parliament States has unanimously approved the chamber’s resolution setting the presidential election for March 18, 2018. Within next 5 days, the Federation Council’s resolution will be published paving the way for electoral campaigns of contestants...

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Money to Migrants: Germans will give Euros to those who leave the country

Germany government has now decided to give money to those migrants who will leave the country and go back to their home nations...

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Nearly one million people in the war-torn Yemen are infected with cholera: WHO

Nearly one million people in war-torn Yemen are infected with cholera while the death toll has surged to 2,225. Notably, Yemen is still suffering from the dual attack i.e civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. Due to an outbreak of cholera, 96% parts of Yemen is severely hampered and affected...

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Facebook becomes ‘Consentious’ in France: Govt to make parent’s consent compulsory for below 16

Are you below the age of 16? Then first take the consent of your parents before opening a Facebook or any social media account says new French Policy proposed under draft legislation on Wednesday...

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Over 6,700 Rohingyas killed after violence broke out in Myanmar in August

At least 6,700 Rohingyas were killed in the month after violence broke out in Myanmar in August. The Myanmar military blames the violence on terrorists and has denied any wrongdoing. ..

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Russia confirms the resumption of civilian flight service with Egypt after long 26 months

After long 26 months of suspension of Egypt-Russia flight, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov confirmed that the regular flight connection between Cairo and Moscow will be restored in the first half of February. The civilian flight service was suspended in 2015 after militants detonated a bomb on a Russian Metrojet flight leaving the tourist resort of Sharm el-Sheikh and killing 224 people on board...

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EU warns Theresa May: Back-stepping may suspend future deals

Trouble ties for Britain is knotting more as European Union (EU) leaders have warned Theresa May that any kind of back stepping in UK’s commitment in last week’s agreement will lead to suspension of future trade deals...

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Nine films competing for foreign-language film Oscar; India's Newton out of race

High hopes of Indian audience gets diminished as the Bollywood film Newton goes out of Academy awards race. Rajkumar Rao –starrer political satire has not made to the shortlisted list of the Best Foreign Language Film category. Newton was selected as India’s official submission under the category in September. The Academy on Thursday announced the nine films that will compete for a nomination for the best foreign-language film Oscar...

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Japan expands unilateral sanctions against North Korea responding to "provocative actions"

Japan has been focusing on taking more strict measures to prevent North Korea from firing another missile. The Japanese government decided Friday to freeze the assets of 19 more North Korean companies as part of its unilateral sanctions...

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US President discusses North Korean nuclear issue with his Russian counterpart

As North Korea is also holding its stubborn mentality in nuclear nukes issue, Washington is also gearing up its effort to pressurize the country. The United States is also maintaining contact with its “not so friendly alley” Russia on the issue. US President Donald Trump has talked about the issue with his Russian Counterpart Vladimir Putin on North Korea issue. ..

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OIC rejects US` decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

The US President Donald Trump’s move of recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and instruction of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, triggered wide criticism and concerns around the world. Now the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC has rejected the United States' decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. ..

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One Planet Summit: World Bank vows to stop ‘fossil fuel’ financing from 2019

‘The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019’, World Bank declared at a ‘One Planet Summit’- which is a climate summit seeking to boost the global economy's shift to adopt cleaner energy...

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Message from Tokyo: UN Chief warns of ‘sleepwalking’ into war over North Korea

United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and as expectedly sent out a strong message against North Korea from Tokyo. The leaders reaffirmed the need to fully implement United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions against North Korea. He also warned against the danger of “sleepwalking” into war...

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Bloodshed continues in Somalia; again suicide bomber hits Somali capital

Again Suicide bomber hits Somali Capital Mogadishu killing at least 13 police officers, injuring 20 others. The blast hit a Police Training Academy in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday morning. The suicide bomber was disguised as a policeman...

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Russian officials say its military operation in Syria has reached desired success

Russia is clearly satisfied with the progress of Russian air campaigns in Syria. While Russian President Vladimir Putin has recently said Russian military has reached its desired success level, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russia’s operation in Syria has largely reached the final goal and Syrian land is free of Islamic militants. ..

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“Ghost ships” washing ashore along Japan coasts creating new crisis in the country

Amid tension due to North Korean missile tests, Japan is facing another kind of threat in coastal security. In 2017, a record number of “ghost ships” or suspected North Korean boats have washed ashore along the Sea of Japan coast. Due to this problem, Japanese Government is boosting patrols and other measures to respond to the new crisis...

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British PM Theresa May loses key vote on Brexit bill due to rebellion within her own party

Brexit event takes another new twist as British Prime Minister Theresa May has lost a key vote on Brexit Bill due to a rebellion by 11 MPs of her own party, Tory. The loss came just before an important meet of Brittan and the European Union in Brussels. She was defeated on an amendment to the European Union Withdrawal Bill over parliament’s right to a meaningful vote on the Brexit deal by four votes. The loss has again proved the huge conflict within Tory party on the issue of Brexit...

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IMT Friendship Motor rally 2 successfully completes its first leg

The second India-Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Motor Rally–IMT 2 successfully completed its first leg from Guwahati to Bangkok on December 3. The rally was flagged off from Guwahati on November 25, with a total of 50 participants including five women, in 20 SUV vehicles...

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At least 400 suspects detained in Britain for terror-related offences this year

Terrorism related activities have been surged up massively in the United Kingdom due to which hundreds of innocent civilians lost their life. However, at least 400 suspects are arrested for terror-related offences in Britain this year till the end of September...

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US ready to talk but N Korea must be ready to change course: Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said, Washington is prepared to begin talks on North Korea's nuclear disarmament without prior conditions whenever it is ready but Pyongyang must come to the negotiating table willing to make choices to change course on its nuclear and missile programs...

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Winds of change across Saudi Arabia as cinema returns after 35 years

There are winds of change in the fundamentally Islamic country of Saudi Arabia. First they allowed women to drive cars, then accepted Yoga as a sport and appointed a committee of Islamic scholars to review and purify the Islamic religious texts. And now, the country is opening its theatres to allow screening of films!!..

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Japan takes the plan to join US-led moon station project one step forward

Japan has moved one step ahead towards joining US-led moon mission project as the cabinet on Tuesday approved the plan. Japan eagerly wants to send Japanese astronauts to the lunar surface for the first time by joining the project. The project plans to build a new space station in the moon's orbit...

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UN pays tribute to the 14 peacekeepers killed in recent attack in Congo

Recently 14 United Nations Peacekeepers were killed in Congo and several others were injured. Later UN Secretary-General António Guterres described as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers or UN “blue helmets” in recent history. United Nations mission in the Congo (DRC) paid tribute to the martyred Tanzanian peacekeepers...

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Russian President Putin orders partial pull out of Russian forces from Syria

After two years of deployment of Russian Force in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for the pullout of the Russian military group from Syria. After Syrian Civil war started in 2014, Russia started its active engagement in the conflict n 2015 and Russian military has been fighting against terrorist forces in Syria since then...

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New York subway explosion: ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi bomber arrested; 4 injured

A person with a homemade explosive strapped to his body, who set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub on Monday, has been apprehended. The suspect identified as Akayed Ullah, Bangladeshi-origin man was reportedly inspired by ISIS ideology and has been in the United States for seven years. ..

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A country going through social reform: Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Movie Theatres after 35 years

Adding one more surprising move to the list of latest social reforms in Saudi Arabia, the country will allow public cinemas to open for the first time in 35 years. The powerful Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is taking the country towards a more modern social system by taking revolutionary steps...

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on commercial cinemas

Finally! Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted the ban on commercial cinemas that has lasted more than three decades. Notably, the government in Saudi Arabia said that the public cinemas in the country would be allowed in the Kingdom and the first cinemas were likely to open early next year...

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South Korea imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea in response to latest missile launch of the hermit country

Taking one more step against North Korea, South Korea has imposed new sanctions on the country. It has added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list as part of efforts to cut off funding for the North Korean weapons programs. The sanctions took effect on Monday...

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Japan, US, South Korea to hold 2-day missile tracking drill amid rising tension in Korean Peninsula

Seoul, December 11: The more North Korea becomes stubborn against the US, US and its allies in the region are also preparing more for the crisis. Amid the ongoing show of force US , Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills from Monday. This one will be the sixth set of drills of its kind with aim to cope with the growing North Korean missile threat. The first exercise sharing information in tracking ballistic missiles among the three nations was held in June. It will be ..

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Iranian President Rouhani sets conditions to restore ties with Saudi Arabia

Conflict-torn Middle East might get a solution for one of its many problems as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran is ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia. Obviously, there are conditions given like to stop bombing Yemen and cuts its alleged ties with Israel. The country cut tie with Saudi Arabia back in 2016. ..

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A rare diplomatic visit ends as UN political chief departs from North Korea

Jeffrey Feltman, U.N. political affairs chief ended his rare visit to North Korea amid rising of tension in Korean Peninsula. Though UN did not make any official statement of the visit as per local reports, it pledged to support to bring down the tension and create a more relaxed situation. He also mentioned urgent need to prevent miscalculations and open channels to reduce the risks of conflict...

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Iraq declares war against Islamic State has ended

Iraq has announced that its war against Islamic State is over. The Iraqi announcement comes two days after the Russian military declared it had accomplished its mission of defeating IS in neighbouring Syria...

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US urged government officials, citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan

Pakistan is amongst those countries which provide safe haven to many terrorist organizations that spread bloodshed in India, US and in many other states. Therefore, US warned Pakistan to eliminate terrorism from its land but there are no efforts taken from a government of Islamabad. Looking at the threats, the United States on Friday advised its citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan, saying that foreign and indigenous terrorist groups continue to pose a threat to them throughout the ..

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Worst attack on Congo’s UN base kills 15 Blue Helmets and 5 soldiers

At least 15 UN Peacekeepers were killed in attack on United Nations personnel of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Thursday. Along with these 5 Congolese soldiers also died in the attack...

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Migrants should be treated with humanity: UNSC condemns Libya slave auctions

Slavery, the heinous system which got officially abolished several years ago still prevails in some corners of the world. Libya, the North African country is witnessing this crime a large number of migrants gather there to reach Europe. In such a messy situation, migrants are being sold into slavery in Libya. United Nations Security Council condemned Libya slave auctions. ..

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Japan cabinet approves the preset abdication date

Finally, the date of abdication of Japan Emperor Akihito has been officially approved by Japan cabinet. The Japanese cabinet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved that April 30, 2019, will be the day when Emperor Akihito abdicates the Chrysanthemum Throne. In the history of Japan, this will be the first abdication in 200 years...

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Friday Agreement: After long period of negotiations Britain and EU strike deal in Brexit talks

After long days of drama, conflict, negotiations Britain and the European Union have reached a significant deal to progress the next step of Brexit talks. After overnight talks on the issue, British Prime Minister Theresa May reached Brussels on Friday morning to make a joint announcement with the President of EU, Jean-Claude Juncker. Juncker said, “sufficient progress” has been made paving the way for next phase of talk in the process...

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UN launches first global monitoring system for dementia

The United Nations (UN) on Thursday launched the first global monitoring system for dementia. Notably, dementia is expected to affect 152 million people worldwide by 2050 which is triple to current 50 million amid the aging of the global population...

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Myanmar reaffirms its effort to quickly resolve issues in Rakhine state

Though Myanmar government has pledged quick return of Rohingya Muslims, the country has expressed its opposition against a resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) with regard to the Rakhine issue. On Thursday, the government hosted a meeting of delegates from the United Nations and foreign countries...

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China, Pakistan and Afghanistan oppose Trump's decision regarding Jerusalem

The US President Donald Trump’s move of recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and instruction of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, triggered wide criticism and concerns around the world. ..

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Russian Defense Ministry claims Syria is liberated from IS

Recently, the situation in Syria has changed positively and the parties involved in the conflict are seeking political solution. Meanwhile, Russia Ministry of Defense has claimed the liberation of Syria from Islamic State. The statement says all territories previously under terrorist control were liberated. “All terrorist units of ISIS on Syrian soil have been destroyed, and the territory is liberated,” Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Valery Gerasimov said. “Therefore, as of today, there’s ..

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Famous French Rockstar Johnny Hallyday passes away at 74

Renowned French rockstar Johnny Hallyday passed away at the age of 74 due to Cancer. Known for his cowboy swagger, gravelly voice, abundant tattoos and leather biker jackets, the “French Elvis” had tens of millions of fans, above all in his native France, where he sold more records than any other singer...

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North Korea says outbreak of war an “established fact” in response to US-South Korea joint exercise

Tension in Korean Peninsula has led to a question worldwide- is another war approaching fast? The new statement of North Korea has made the fear more prominent. North Korea’s foreign ministry said the outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula is inevitable as military drills are being carried out by the United States and South Korea...

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Vladimir Putin announces he's running for Russian Presidential re-election in 2018

Finally putting an end to all ongoing rumors, Russia’s most popular political Vladimir Putin has officially announced that he would run for next Presidential poll in 2018. During a meeting with workers at the country’s historic manufacturer, GAZ (Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod), in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday, he announced the decision. ..

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United States officially recognizes ‘Jerusalem’ as the capital of Israel; PM Netanyahu welcomes it as ‘historic’ move

‘United States now recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It's a move that upends decades of U.S. policy,’ was the announcement made by the U.S President Donald Trump which invited lots of criticism but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu termed this as ‘historic day’ for Israel. Also President Trump announced to move the U.S Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem...

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Japan plans for long 10 days holiday to celebrate Crown Prince’s succession

In 2019 Japan will see the abdication of an emperor after 200 years. The country will welcome Prince Naruhito's succession to the throne on May 1, 2019. To celebrate the crowning of the Prince smoothly, Japan govt is planning for a consecutive 10 days off...

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Fewer than 3000 Islamic State terrorists left in Iraq and Syria

The Islamic State terrorist organization is witnessing historic fall in both Iraq and Syria as the US-led coalition armed forces continue to eradicate them from the two countries. Therefore, fewer than 3,000 terrorists belonged to Islamic State terror organizations are left in Iraq and Syria...

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Show of Force to North Korea: US flies B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea

United States flew a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea as a part of “show of force” in Korean Peninsula. The country launched joint air excise with South Korea in a response to North Korea’s latest missile launch. It’s a clear indication of US warning to North Korea...

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PM Modi’s vision to unite ‘Surya Putra Nations’ moulds into organisation to produce solar energy

46 countries located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn that get maximum amount of solar energy congregated to cultivate the uses of solar energy. India’s brainchild International Solar Alliance (ISA) today has shaped into a treaty based organization. To spread the message of importance of Universe’s boon solar energy, India took this initiative to create a group of “Suryaputra Rashtras” (countries which receives plenty of solar energy)..

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British security services foil Islamist terror plot to assassinate PM Theresa May

Islamic Terrorism has killed hundreds of civilians in the United Kingdom but now they have become threats even to the Prime Minister Theresa May. Notably, the British security services on Tuesday foiled a terror plot which was meant to assassinate Prime Minister of United Kingdom (UK) Theresa May...

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US army to stay in Syria unless ISIS affected areas are stabilized: Pentagon

Though the Islamic State terrorist group is witnessing a historic fall in Syria, the troops of United States will continue to stay in the country unless and until Damascus is totally stabilized...

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India helps train Vietnam UN peacekeeping force

Mobile training team from the Indian Army is visiting Vietnam to help train Vietnamese sappers for UN peacekeeping missions. The opening ceremony of the Indian UN Peace Keeping Training by Mobile Training Team (MTT) of CUNPK was conducted at the Vietnamese Centre for Peace Keeping on Monday...

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UAE, Saudi Arabia launches new military and trade partnership

The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday launched a new military and trade partnership which is separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council. The move comes amid heightened tensions within the GCC, a political and economic alliance of six countries that includes Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait and Oman...

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9 nations ban fishing for 16 years in Arctic Ocean

The European Union, in unison with 9 other nations announced a ban on fishing for the next 16 years in Arctic waters for commercial purposes. The decision has been taken to reportedly give scientists time to understand the region’s ecology and the potential impacts of climate change in the waters...

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UAE, UK, US and French armies hold joint exercises in Abu Dhabi to consolidate multilateral relations

The two-week United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and France joint army training exercise is kicked off in Abu Dhabi on Monday with an aim to consolidate multilateral relations...

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Maldives says agreement with China purely commercial; Relations with India won’t be shadowed

Maldives and China shook their hands not only physically but economically too as Maldives has decided to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) when President of Maldives Abdullah Yameen officially visited China. So the question arises that how much FTA beneficial for Maldives and neighboring countries especially India?..

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US Supreme Court allows Prez Trump's travel ban to go fully into effect in 6 Muslim-majority countries

The United States Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a controversial travel ban that targets six Muslim-majority countries including Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen...

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US withdraws from global compact on migration

After Paris climate accord the US pulls out of another international pact. The US has informed the United Nations that it will no longer participate in the Global Compact on Migration citing the reason that the program was not consistent with American immigration policies...

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Bali’s Mount Agung shows decline in volcanic activity but alert remains high amid fear of major eruption

After creating major havoc for two long weeks, Mount Agung seems calmer at the starting of this week. Mount Agung has shown a decline in volcanic activity. The disaster management agency of the country said the volcano is emitting only a thin column of sulphuric steam. But the residents of nearby areas have been said to remain vigilant...

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Petro: A virtual currency which will be a pulley for Venezuela to get rid of economic crisis

President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro has announced the creation of a new virtual currency in a bid to ease the country's economic crisis. Venezuela will create a digital currency will be backed by Venezuelan reserves of gold, oil, gas and diamonds, he said in his regular Sunday televised broadcast...

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US, South Korea launch “largest ever” air exercise amid rising tension in Korean Peninsula

As a reply to North Korean missile threat, South Korea and the United States kicked off a major air force exercise in Seoul on Monday. This is being called “largest-ever” air exercise. The joint drill, Vigilant Ace will be run for five days. Though it is being seen as the reply to the North Korean missile launch, the exercise was scheduled before it. ..

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Baloch leader Naela Quadri slams Pervej Musharraf; urges US to declare him a global terrorist

Taking a stringent action on Pervez Musharraf who declared himself to be a supporter of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terror outfit, a top Baloch leader Naela Quadri Baloch wrote a letter to the United States to declare him a global terrorist...

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Again tension rises in Korean Peninsula following angry words from both US and North Korea

After North Korea’s latest missile launch, again the word war has started between United States (US) and North Korea. With the increase in tension in Korean Peninsula, leaders from both the country are strongly determined to overpower each other by angry words. A top White House official commented on Saturday that the odds of war breaking out with Pyongyang are moving closer to reality with each day. On the other hand, North Korea has said U.S. President Donald Trump is “begging for nuclear war.”..

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Against the backdrop of current situation in Bali, Indian embassy issues travel advisory for Indian nationals

Bali’s biggest mountain Mount Agung has been showing active volcanic eruption since last two weeks. The island of Indonesia is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the region. Due to the volcanic eruption along with local residents, thousands of travelers including Indian nationals are stranded in Bali. Observing the situation, Consulate General of India in Bali has issued a travel advisory...

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Saudi Arabia eases Yemen blockade; supplies relief, humanitarian aid in Cholera affected regions

After the United States and United Nation urged Saudi Arabia to ease the blockade in Yemen, the Kingdom has started supplying the foods, medicines and other necessary humanitarian aid to Sanaa which is affected by both civil war and outbreak of cholera...

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At least 12 terrorists of Al-Shabab group killed in Somalia

We have killed twelve terrorists in the attack says General Ahmed Mohamed Tredishe, commander of the Somali National Army in the region...

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New Delhi join hands with Netherlands; signs agreements pertaining Electronics and Technology

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has signed 2 Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with The Netherlands during the month of November’17. These Agreements are the first ever Bilateral APAs with The Netherlands. With the signing of these Agreements, the total number of APAs entered into by the CBDT has gone up to 186. This includes 171 Unilateral APAs and 15 Bilateral APAs...

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Coming back to native: 150 Nigerians return from Libya to own country

After the time period January to June of this year, the second batch of 150 Nigerians returned to Nigeria from Libya. There are 13 female adults, 133 male adults, a teenage girl, 2 teenage boys and a toddler in this batch of returnees, who had suffered a severe torture in the North African Countries...

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Japan to see first Imperial abdication in 200 years; Emperor Akihito will step down in next April

Japan will experience first Imperial abdication in about 200 years in 2019. The date has been set 30th April 2019 for Emperor Akihito’s abdication. The emperor will step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne beginning a new era, which is yet unnamed. Akihito's elder son Crown Prince Naruhito will succeed him...

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At least 800 civilians killed due to US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

The United States-led coalition has led a massive war against Islamic States terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria. Therefore, ISIS is witnessing a heavy fall in both the countries as the US-led coalition is eradicating or finishing them in an effective manner. However, the battle between US-led coalition and Islamic State terror group has made civilians to suffer extensively as at least 800 civilians are killed so far Iraq and Syria...

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Russia rejects the US call to sever ties with North Korea, thinks the measure unconstructive one

Again Russia and the US get drowned in conflict. This time, the conflict is regarding sanctions and diplomatic ties with North Korea. Russia has rejected the US call to cut ties with Pyongyang. After North Korea launched a missile on Wednesday US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley called on all countries to sever relations with Pyongyang. Russia thinks it would be unconstructive and won’t help to resolve the issue...

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Mysterious North Korean boats drifting in water of Japan raise tension in the country

Mysterious boats drifting towards Japanese islands are increasing tension in the country. On Thursday Japanese authorities inspected a boat with 10 men aboard identifying themselves as North Koreans. It has increased tensions among residents as well as among coast guards...

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If you want extra holidays for being non-smoker then go to Japan

Since a long time activists and opposition parties are fighting against increasing smoking in the nation. They want smoking to be banned in the public places...

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At least 96% parts of Yemen is affected severely due to disastrous outbreak of cholera

Yemen is still suffering from the dual attack i.e civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. Due to an outbreak of cholera, 96% parts of Yemen is severely hampered and effected as the death toll has surged to 2,219 while suspected cholera cases have reached to 9,62,536...

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US airstrike in Somalia kills top IS commander

At starting of this week, US air force conducted another airstrike in African country Somalia targeting Islamic State militants. After the strike, U.S. Africa Command published that one militant was killed. Later the country’s Information Minister has revealed the killed militant was a top ISIS Commander...

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Japan plans to join 2018’s space war games hosted by US

Though Japan is far ahead of other countries in science and technology, in case of Space science Japan is not on the top list. Hence to give a push to this sector Japan is planning for the first time ever multilateral tabletop space war games led by the U.S. military...

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Bahrain submits list of wanted terrorists to Iraq

Bahrain on Tuesday handed Iraq the names of terrorists wanted by the Bahraini judiciary authorities currently residing in Baghdad. Notably, the names involved in the list are wanted in Bahrain for their alleged involvement in terrorist activities in the kingdom...

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TOTO Museum of Japan takes you on ride over ‘History of Toilets’

While we are fighting against open defecation, Japan has given importance to the toilet so much that it has a Toilet museum in Japan. Can you believe it that if you go to a museum and you see lots of commodes? This is possible if you go to TOTO museum at Kitakyushu...

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After two days of shutdown due to volcanic activities Bali airport reopens

After two long days stranded travelers in Bali may take a sigh of relief as Bali airport has reopened on Wednesday. A volcanic eruption which started on Saturday forced the shutdown of the main airport in Bali...

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Saudi authorities freed Prince Miteb bin Abdullah after $1 billion settlement

The authorities of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday freed Prince Miteb bin Abdullah after he agreed to pay more than $1 billion as a settlement amount more than three weeks after he was arrested in a sweeping royal purge...

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North Korea launches another missile successfully; new type can hit anywhere in US

After remaining inactive for two months North Korea has again North Korea fired a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile. Hours after the launch North Korea said the new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) could reach the entire U.S. mainland. The test came a week after US President Donald Trump brought back the country to the list of states sponsoring terrorism...

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UAE releases at least 600 prisoners; vows to pay off their financial obligations for new life

Over 600 prisoners were released on the United Arab Emirates 46th National Day and the government will also to pay off their financial obligations in a bid to give them an opportunity to start a new life and ease the suffering of their families...

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Breakthrough Decision: Australia Senate clears ‘Same- Sex Marriage’ Bill

In a remarkable decision, Australia gave a nod to legalize ‘same-sex marriage’. The Senate House was filled up with emotions and joy which welcomed the move overwhelmingly. ‘Marriage-equality’ will be the “imperishable legacy” of Turnbull government, George Brandis said in an emotional speech announcing the historic social reform as ‘final act of acceptance and embrace’ for LGBTI Australians...

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Only when women are empowered to thrive, our economies reach fullest potential : Ivanka Trump in #GES2017

A powerful woman should not only empower herself but also should support other women to progress in life. Ivanka Trump in her address IN Global Entrepreneurship Summit Hyderabad has done this only. She said the women in this room can help lead the way to close this gap & ushering in a new age of greater prosperity which resembles the theme of the summit, “Women first, prosperity for all.”..

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Indian Consulate in Bali opens facilitation centre to assist stranded Indian nationals

Volcanic activity of Mt.Agung in Bali has created a terrific situation in the area leading to the shutdown of the main airport. Due to the cancellation of flights thousands of travelers are stranded in the airport. Indian Embassy in Jakarta is working to support stranded Indian citizens in Bali and a helpdesk has also been opened. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has also assured of highest assistance to Indian Nationals...

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Japan detects radio signal suggesting possible N Korean missile test

Again Japan fears another Ballistic Missile Launch from North Korea based on a radio signal. Japan has caught radio signals which suggest North Korea may be preparing for the missile launch. After detecting the signal, Japanese Government has been on alert. But such signals are not very unusual...

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Zimbabwe declares former President Mugabe’s birthday national holiday

Despite all recent corruptions, economic scams and finally resignation of Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe pays tribute to their former President. Former President’s birthday has been declared as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day and a public holiday...

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Read here the updates from Rajnath Singh’s Russia visit

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on his three day Russia visit, met Minister for Internal Affairs of Russia on Monday. During this meet with his counterpart, both of them emphasized on the multi-dynamic bi-lateral relation which touched 70 years this year...

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Pope Francis starts his first Myanmar visit

For first time ever, a Pop Francis of Vatican is visiting Myanmar. Pope’s visit comes at a time when the country is a mine of political crisis due to Rohingya issue. He landed in Myanmar on Monday. Though large numbers of riot police were mobilized in Yangon but there were no signs of any protests. Thousands of Catholics gathered to welcome him. ..

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Failure at EU talks is not end of the world: WTO Chief

It is not end of the world if Brexit is not followed by EU deal says World Trade organization Chief Roberto Azevedo...

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Saudi hosts first Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism meeting; Iran, Qatar excluded

Saudi Arabia on Sunday hosted the first ever ‘Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism meeting’ in Riyadh with an aim to counter "terrorism and extremism". The meeting brought together the defence ministers of around 41 Arab and Islamic countries excluding Iran and Qatar...

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Bali volcano alert raised to highest level amid the fear of “an imminent major eruption”

Bali’s Mt. Agung volcano has created terror in the area after it’s volcanic activity suddenly started from last Tuesday. Mt.Agung has been deep thick layers of ashes into the atmosphere leading to shut down of Bali’s main airport. Amid the fear of an imminent major eruption, Indonesian authorities have raised the Mt Agung volcano alert to the highest level...

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Perilous orange glow: Bali’s volcanic eruptions prompt “red alert”

For the second time in this week, Mount Agung Volcano in Bali erupted on Saturday evening and three times early Sunday. While more than 25000 evacuees are unable to return to their home, AirAsia has canceled 32 flights to and from Bali and Lombok. Around 2000 passengers were stranded at Bali airport...

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Russia gets back to US: Russian President Putin signs controversial 'foreign agents' media law

It was highly expected that Russia would come up with retaliatory action as US told register RT as a foreign agent in the country. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed a new media law which says any media outlet could be required to register as a foreign agent if it receives financial assistance from foreign states or organizations. The law will allow county’s Ministry of justice to list any foreign media outlet as a foreign agent...

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Historic poll in Nepal begins paving the way for its transition to federal state

Right to Vote for every citizen of a country- one of the basic condition of a good ruled Democracy. Walking towards a peaceful country, Nepal is hosting its first poll since a civil war ended and the monarchy was abolished. On Sunday, the historic election of Nepal began...

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Death toll from Egypt’s mosque attack rises to 305; prosecutor says militants were carrying IS flag

In one of the deadliest terror attack of recent time, the death toll of Egypt’s North Sinai mosque attack rose on Saturday to 305 including 27 children. Leaders across the world condemned the Friday attack on a packed mosque in Egypt’s Sinai region. As per a statement from Egypt’ top prosecutor attackers were carrying Islamic state flag...

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Britain PM Theresa May fails in EU summit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May failed today to make any breakthrough in Brexit talks with the European Union, as time runs out to move the negotiations into a critical second phase before the end of the year...

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Massive fire at Georgia’s hotel leaves 12 dead and several injured

A massive fire broke out in a hotel which took lives of 12 and dozens were injured. Fire broke out in Georgia’s Black Sea resort city of Batumi. More than 100 people were evacuated from the hotel by emergency services...

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Global leaders condemn #EgyptMosqueAttack: 'World cannot tolerate terrorism'

The entire world is condemning the Friday attack on a packed mosque in Sinai region in Egypt which is one of the deadliest attacks the world has seen in recent memory. Nearly unarmed 235 worshippers were killed and 109 wounded when a bomb explosion ripped through the Rawda mosque, roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, before gunmen opened fire on the peaceful Sufi worshippers gathered for weekly Friday prayers...

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India in one voice strongly condemns heinous act of terrorism, the #EgyptMosqueAttack

Is even Islam safe in the hands of Islamic states? The deadliest terrorist attack on the Mosque of Sinai region in Egypt has raised this question. Egypt is trying to prove that they are not terrorists but they themselves are being terrorized. The terrorist attack occurred when the Friday prayers were going on. The death toll has risen to 235 and around 100 are injured...

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Around 184 killed and several injured in Egypt’s Mosque attack

A mosque in Sinai region of Egypt was bombed and gun attacked today which took lives of 184 and more than 100 were injured. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted...

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'Arrest and charge Global Terrorist Hafiz Saeed' : US tells Pakistan, uphold India's stand

US upholds India's stand on freed JUD Chief Hafiz Saeed: Tells Pakistan to arrest and charge Mumbai attack mastermind..

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Search operation ends for three sailors in Philippine Sea air crash

The search for three sailors which were missing since the Aircraft crashed in the Philippines Sea south of Japan on Wednesday said the US Navy on Friday. The Aircraft was on its way to USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. The Sailors names are being pending completion of next of kin notifications...

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With Garud commandos India participates for 1st time in ‘EX BLUE FLAG-17’ drill with Israel

This year India-Israel carried out drill exercise for the first time, on Thursday the elite Garud commandos of the Indian Air Force recently participated in the Blue Flag military exercise in Israel and trained with Unit 699 of the Israeli Air Force...

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In the age of drinking milk, Toddlers in Chinese nursery were fed drugs

Education is considered as the purest form to nourish a child. But this story will horrify you as a nursery in Beijing was caught giving drug injections to the toddlers. They were even given pills to make them sleep...

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Syrian oppositions agree to send delegation in Geneva peace talks

It is definitely good news for Syria that opposition groups agreed to send delegation is Geneva talks. International groups and communities are also increasing pressure for a political solution to the six-year-long crisis in the country. The opposition groups are holding a talk in Riyadh and the announcement came on the second day...

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No Stamp Duty on homes for first time buyers in UK

The Residents of United Kingdom will enjoy the benefits of the lowering the stamp duty by the Prime Minister Theresa May from Friday. Talking about the stamp duty she said that 80 percent of first time buyers will pay no stamp duty at all and 95 percent will pay less than they would have done before the Budget...

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Bangladesh strike a deal with Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation; hopes to start the process within 2 months

After two days of talk Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a long waited accord on Rohingya repartition. The countries hope the process will start within next two months. The deal came following a meeting between Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi...

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Britain Economy loses its charm; Out of the top five economies of the world

One of the largest economies of the world, Britain has officially announced that it is now on the sixth position in top economies of the world...

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Russian, Turkish, Iranian presidents hold Syria talks; call on Syrian govt, opposition to “participate constructively” in an upcoming congress

On Syria issue, the three guarantors of a ceasefire in the civil-war-torn country had a talk in Sochi. Russian President Vladimir Putin said presidents of Russia, Iran, and Turkey have adopted a joint declaration on their countries’ cooperation in resolving the Syria crisis. As per a report from Press TV, Syria has hailed the outcomes of the result. ..

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Zimbabwe welcomes Emmerson Mnangagwa as he returns to replace Mugabe

Finally, as per previous expectations Zimbabwe's former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will replace Robert Mugabe. He will be sworn in as President on Friday. The 75-year old leader left Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe fired him. Then he comes back from exile with the cheering of slogans "Our Hero, Our Hope" and "Welcome back, Our Hero."..

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After UN, US asks Saudi Arabia to ease its barrier of Yemen

The United States showing its support to Yemen asked Saudi Arabia to ease its barrier of Yemen. Just few days before the Saudi-led military alliance proclaimed on Wednesday that it would let assistance flow through the Yemeni port of Hodeidah and also permit UN flights to the capital said the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...

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Iranian fight against terrorism won’t stop: President Hassan Rouhani

After declaring with pleasure that Iran’s Islamic state era has ended, President Hassan Rouhani says that Iran will continue its fight against terrorism, the state won’t stop fighting...

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Myanmar-Bangladesh talk on Rohingya issue starts with the high hope of reaching an agreement

With a hope to see a solution to Rohingya problem soon, Bangladesh and Myanmar have begun their two-day talk to reach an agreement. Previously Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said she is hopeful of the deal with Bangladesh. If the agreement is reached then it will enable both the countries to start the repatriation process of Rohingyas from Bangladesh...

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US Navy Aircraft with 11 crew members crashes in Philippine Sea; Eight personnel recovered

One of the most powerful countries in defense services of the world has faced a Crash to its Navy aircraft in the Philippine Sea while en-routing to the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. A Navy aircraft CVN 76 of United States carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa at just about 2:45 in the afternoon on Wednesday...

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US airstrike in Somalia kills over 100 al-Shabaab militants

The United States Military have been playing an active role in some regions of Somalia to eliminate al-Shabaab militants from the country. Another air-strike launched by the US killed al-Shabaab militants, the US military said. The strike was conducted in coordination with the Government of Somalia...

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Indo Nepal borders to be shut for 72 hours

Nepal - India will shut its border crossing from Friday for 72 hours. This decision was taken for security reasons as the first phase of parliamentary and provincial assembly elections in Baitadi district is to be held on November 26...

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Volcano erupt for the first time in 54 years in Bali

The Volcano erupted in Bali on Tuesday for the first time in 54 years. Confirming the disaster the National Disaster Mitigation Agency of Indonesia said that the eruption of Mount Agung began yesterday. The volcano last erupted in 1963 killing nearly 1,600 people...

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US imposes new sanctions on North Korea and Chinese traders connected with Pyongyang

When the United States announced to bring back North Korea to the list of states sponsoring terrorism, it mentioned to come back with new sanctions on North Korea. As per previous statement, US imposed new sanctions Tuesday on North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies. Those sanction slapped organizations are accused of helping North Korea to escape nuclear restrictions against Pyongyang...

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#IndiaAtUN: India committed to assist hurricane affected Caribbean nations

Appreciating the efforts of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the UNDP, Syed Akbaruddin on Tuesday said that India strongly dedicated to help in relief and reconstruction efforts in hurricane-affected countries in CARICOM. Attending the CARICOM-UN conference held in New York he further added that we are confident that the meeting will contribute to the ongoing efforts in providing relief to the affected communities...

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Hero to villain: Robert Mugabe’s 37 years of journey ends

Finally the slogans “Mugabe, must go!” has become true bringing smile to thousands of common citizens, army, and war veterans in Zimbabwe. Avoiding the impeachment in last moment which started already in Zimbabwe parliament, the 37 years ruler of the country former President Robert Mugabe has resigned on Tuesday. The speaker of parliament read out a letter from Mugabe which said he stepped down voluntarily...

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India and Russia join hands to provide visa free entry for flight crew members

India and Russia have joined their hands and signed a pact for giving visa free entry to the crew members of chartered and scheduled flights in both the nations...

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Bars to Human Rights: Chinese lawyer prisoned for two years

A human rights activist lawyer, Jiang Tainyong, jailed for two years on account of inciting subversions of state power by a court in Changsha...

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Mugabe Impeachment session: Ruling party makes motion to impeach Mugabe, Opposition party backs

While Zimbabwe’s parliament began session of impeachment of Robert Mugabe; Zimbabwe's ruling party made motion to impeach Mugabe which was supported by opposition party. Thousands of people gathered outside Parliament calling on Robert Mugabe to resign. ..

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Suicide bomber at a mosque in northeast Nigeria kills at least 50

Terrorism seems to hold some African countries with a strong grip. Nigeria again starts the day with bloodshed as bomb blast hit a mosque in Mobi, Adamawa State, North-east Nigeria. During the time of blast, worshippers were holding prayer. As per the latest report from AFP, at least 50 people are dead till now...

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani claims end to Islamic State

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday in an address broadcast live on state TV. ..

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Russian President, Syrian President discuss on Syria emphasizing the option of political settlement

Sochi, November 21: While Russia is constantly putting efforts for negotiation to end Six years long Syrian civil war, in a rare visit outside Syria Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met Russian President Putin in Sochi. The talk took place ahead of Presidents meet of Russia, Turkey, and Iran scheduled on 22nd November. During the meet, Putin said the anti-terrorism fight in Russia is approaching its end. UN sponsored negotiations are going to be resumed by 28th November in Geneva. Before that, Syrian ..

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US puts North Korea to the list of States sponsoring terrorism for 1st time after 2008

The United States has been trying to put the highest pressure on North Korea diplomatically since a long time. Taking a very provocative step diplomatically, US President Donald Trump has designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. After 10 years the US is returning North Korea to the list...

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After coalition talks fail, German Chancellor Angela Merkel favors re-election

For leading a minority government, new elections should be preferred said the German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a breakdown in alliance talks pushed the country into political crisis. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Germany is facing the poorest governing disaster in the 68-year history of its post-World War II democracy...

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Big diplomatic win for the nation: Indian nominee #DalveerBhandari re-elected as ICJ judge

India’s contribution to the global platform again has been recognized as India’s nominee to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the 5th and last seat of ICJ. Britain withdrew its candidate from the election making the way easier for Bhandari...

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Saudi Arabia slams Iran; warns Kingdom will not stand idle in the face of Iranian’s aggression

Verbal spat has been intensified between arch-rival Saudi Arabia and Iran over the issue of Lebanon. Notably, Saudi Arabia on Sunday slammed Iran and said that the Kingdom will not stand idly by in the face of Tehran’s aggression...

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US troops in Japan banned from alcohol consumption across the country

Tokyo, November 20: Following a fatal crash over weekend, anti US base sentiment was rising high in Japan. From now all US army personnel stationed in Japan are banned from consuming alcohol. One US military servicemen crashed his truck killing a local and later it was proved the marine was drunk. The place of the accident is in Okinawa region which hosts more than half of US troops in Japan. After the accident local people were getting furious against US bases. In addition to that, local people ..

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End to a long conflict: Kenyan Supreme Court upholds President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory

Like Zimbabwe, another African country Kenya is also facing political turmoil since its last Presidential election in August 2017. Cancellation of presidential Poll, a re-run of the poll, appeal to cancel out re-run- a series of events kept the country tensed. Finally, Kenyan Supreme Court upheld the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta in latest re-election. ..

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Lobsang Sangay wants Tibet to be restored as buffer zone between India, China

Lobsang Sangay, the president of Tibetan-government-in-Exile has said he wants Tibet to be restored as a buffer zone between India and China. .Tibet may be a small country but plays a very important role in a big international issue, India-China relation. Hence President of the country, Dr. Lobsang Sangay was featured as a key speaker at the panel session titled ‘India-China Relations, in a Canadian forum. He held the Doklam issue as only the beginning of China’s expansionist design rather than a ..

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Mugabe’s refusal to resign plunges Zimbabwe into deep political uncertainty

Zimbabwe still faces the political uncertainty of its future as President Robert Mugabe has denied announcing his expected resignation. It was expected that he would step down in a public television address but he did not mention a single word on it. As it was planned war veterans may go for the impeachment process and military will also come up with a statement on Monday...

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Bangladesh is in talks with Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation

The two countries bothered with Rohingya issue, Myanmar and Bangladesh are in negotiation talks. They are aiming to reach a deal on repatriation of displaced Rohingyas. Bangladeshi Foreign Minister will address the issue in Myanmar in this week...

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Zimbabweans unit against Robert Mugabe; innumerable people came down to demand his resignation

Though till now the future of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is uncertain, it is very clear a large part of common mass don’t want him to retain the position. On Sunday thousands of Zimbabweans came down to the road to protest against the 93-year-old President. Zimbabwe military stepped in on early Wednesday as Mugabe fired his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa. The Military denied any coup and did not inform any concrete decision on the issue...

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U.S. Navy to Deploy URC in search for Argentine submarine San Juan

From the last three days, the radio contact from the Argentine submarine San Juan is unavailable. The search operation by the Argentine navy is in the process in the South Atlantic. The Submarine is carrying 44-crew members. The President of Argentina Mauricio Macri said that all national and international resources were being deployed to help find the San Juan as quickly as possible and also the NASA research plane has joined the search for the vessel...

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At least 20 killed, 30 others injured after massive blast in Syria’s Deir Ezzor city; IS claims responsibility

At least 20 civilians were killed while 30 others were injured in the deadly car bomb blast that took place at a refugee center near the city of Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria on Friday evening. Islamic State terrorist organization has claimed the responsibility for the attack. Deir Ezzor is the strategic city of Syria which was reclaimed by Syrian forces from IS just a few days before...

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Qatar strongly criticizes Arab quartet; claims it has US backing in Gulf crisis

Amidst intensifying Gulf crisis, Qatar has severely criticized Arab quartet of Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and claimed that Doha has the support of United States to resolve the dispute with its neighbours...

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Chinese people warned against adopting western values, culture

After Chinese Premier Xi Jinping consolidated his position in China as head of the state and the party, the Chinese people have received a warning not to give up their culture and get swayed away with the western values and culture...

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India, US and China comes together for cyberspace security

To increase the security of cyberspace, for the first time three countries have come together to secure cyberspace and make it a safer place to work. India, US and China have joined their hands for this issue.A joint trilateral meeting was held between the nations at Swami Vivekanand International Foundation, a New Delhi based think tank...

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Iraqi forces successfully liberated town of Rawa from ISIS

The US-backed Iraqi forces on Friday reclaimed the town of Rawa from the most dangerous terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS). Notably, the town of Rawa is located in Anbar province in the Euphrates valley and was the last known Iraqi town still held by ISIS terrorists...

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UN urges Saudi-led coalition to end Yemen blockade

The United Nations on Thursday urged Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to fully lift its blockade of the country and also warned that untold thousands would die if it stayed in place. Notably, Yemen is suffering drastically from dual attack i.e from civil war and cholera that has killed thousands of innocent civilians...

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Sampriti’ 17: Bilateral defense cooperation between India and Bangladesh

After the introduction ‘Bandhan Express’ between India and Bangladesh, Sampriti’17 has cemented the relations between the two nations. It was a thirteen days exercise between the armies of India and Bangladesh. The exercise concluded today at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte...

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Rhythm of Olympics knocks Japan; Tokyo Olympics countdown clock unveiled

Japan is totally drowning in Olympic fever. In 2020, Japan is hosting one of oldest games of World. A 3-meter-tall countdown clock for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was unveiled in Tokyo on Thursday. This clock will count the days until the game starts...

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Russia blocks further extension of chemical attacks inquiry in Syria using veto power

Continuing its old trend, Russia has again blocked the extension of chemical attacks probe in Syria. On Thursday Japan prepared a draft resolution which could extend the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) for another 30 days. But it is all set to expire as Russia vetoed the resolution. Since the civil war broke out in Syria, this is 10th time Russia has used its veto power to guard its main ally in the Middle East...

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23rd UN Climate Change Conference accomplishes in Germany

After two weeks of meetings the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) will be concluded on Friday. Representatives from nearly 200 countries, including delegates from Washington, conveyed on applying the Paris climate change pact including a rulebook to be accepted next year...

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Japan, US start their annual naval exercise near Korean Peninsula

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy have started a joint drill on Thursday. This is the annual bilateral training exercise of two countries. The exercise in the waters surrounding Okinawa is being seen as a show of force amid North Korea tension...

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Mystery rises regarding #Zimbabwecrisis; reports say Mugabe does not want to step down

Zimbabwe political crisis is not going to be resolved soon and the mystery is rising every second. On Thursday Zimbabwe army announced that President Mugabe is going to resign and he will be sent to South Africa. In less than 24 hours gap, all the tweets have been deleted and reports are coming up that Mugabe does not want to step down from his post. The situation was created after Zimbabwe army took over the public broadcasting channel and kept Mugabe under house arrest...

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United States dealt Islamic State one crushing defeat after another: President Trump

The United States has dealt Islamic State one crushing defeat after another. This was said by President Donald Trump on Wednesday in a televised address to the nation, a day after he returned from a nearly two-week Asia trip...

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Sooner or Later, people always throw out dynasty politics; Zimbabwe, a classic example

It is very surprising to see a leader who once fought for country’s freedom suddenly becomes a controversial figure in national politics. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s story is a classic example how common mass throws out dynasty politics, later or sooner. On Wednesday Zimbabwe military took over the control of the public broadcasting house and later announced the president who is in a house arrest will step down. For the grace of early life still, people want him to be respected and safe but ..

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Rare quake in South Korea leaves 1500 homeless; nationwide university entrance exam postponed

While the earthquake is very common in the neighboring country Japan, quake is very rare in South Korea. The second strongest earthquake of 5.4 magnitudes in decades hit the south-eastern port city of Pohang on Wednesday afternoon. Though no one has died, still it has created enough havoc. The quake has left more than 15,00 people homeless and 57 people injured. More importantly, for the first time ever the country has its nationwide college entrance exam...

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Germany, France pledge to counter global warming beyond 2020

For the Paris climate agreement the leaders of Germany and France assured their support. To counter the global warming beyond 2020, the French President Emanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel baptized all members to steadily implement the Paris accord...

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US state secretary calls for investigation into Rohingya crisis but goes against new sanctions on Myanmar

Since August Myanmar has been facing a major crisis due to ongoing violence in Rakhine state. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw to discuss the issue. Tillerson said he is “deeply concerned” about the continuing atrocities involving the Rohingya. He called for an independent investigation into Myanmar's Rohingya crisis...

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15 people killed in Greece Flash floods

About 15 people are killed in the flash flood caused by heavy overnight rain and also in central part of the country the destruction has been triggered. The most affected are the industrial towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos, and Megara, west of the capital Athens...

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African Union says Zimbabwe takeover seems like a coup

Though Zimbabwe military has denied any coup African Union has commented the military takeover "seems like a coup". The military force of the country took over Zimbabwe’s state television early Wednesday. The African Union has called on the military to halt their actions and restore constitutional order...

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At least 10 Islamic State terrorists killed in confrontations with Iraqi forces in south of Kirkuk

At least ten Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed as the confrontations broke out between a terrorist organization and Iraqi security forces in the south of Kirkuk, Iraq on Tuesday late night. However, during the confrontation, four security personnel were also killed...

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Alcohol minimum unit pricing to go ahead for public health in Scotland

The minimum unit pricing for alcohol, which was passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2012 has been ruled out by the UK Supreme Court on Wednesday. Welcoming the decision Health Secretary Shona Robison said that she intends to make a statement to Parliament shortly, setting out the Scottish Government’s next steps...

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UN condemns North Korea as it puts nuclear program before welfare of people

In North Korea, common citizens are never allowed to speak to outside media, nor the foreign tourists are allowed to take any photographs. The main reason behind this is the country wants to hide the grave poverty and human right issues prevailing there. But still, this country is mainly expanding on missile development, nuclear tests. In this context, U.N. panel on Tuesday adopted a resolution condemning North Korea for its human rights violations. ..

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After US election meddling allegation, Russia starts receiving blames of interfering in UK politics on social media

While Russia is being heavily criticized for its alleged meddling in US Presidential election 2016, it is getting blamed for interfering in British Politics too. A University in Britain has discovered that more than 400 fake Twitter accounts believed to be run from St Petersburg published posts about Brexit. ..

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Zimbabwe Army takes over public broadcasting channel; Denies coup, says President Mugabe is safe

For a long time the African country Zimbabwe was facing political turmoil. The tension escalated after Zimbabwe President sacked his deputy, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week. Just a day after the army commander threatened to “step in” to calm political tensions; soldiers took over Zimbabwe’s state television early Wednesday. The military said it was not "a military takeover of government" and President Robert Mugabe was safe...

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PM Modi calls on ASEAN countries to intensify joint cooperation in addressing issue of terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday raised a voice against terrorism at the India-ASEAN Summit which was held in Manila, Philippines. PM Modi called on the ASEAN countries to jointly address the issue of terrorism by intensifying cooperation in this crucial area...

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Now Saudis are free to perform Yoga; Kingdom approves ancient Indian practice as sports activity

Saudi Arabia is witnessing a series of economic and social reform nowadays as the rulers of Kingdom including King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and the Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman making a way of living bit liberal. Notably, Saudi Arabia with an aim to boost Yoga in Kingdom has approved the ancient Indian practice as a sports activity...

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Russia to get two new high-speed helicopter concepts soon

Russia, the country which has always been in news for its innovations in defense sector will unveil two concepts of the high-speed helicopter in 2018. The company Russian Helicopters, which is planning for the new concepts will present it to country’s defense ministry. Then the Russian Defense Ministry will choose the better one...

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PRABAL DOSTYK’17: A resounding success that will pave a way in enhancing military ties between India and Kazakhstan

To enhance the military ties between India and Kazakhstan also to achieve interoperability between the two armies, a fourteen day joint training exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK – 2017” between the Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army was initiated. This exercise was conducted from November 2 at Bakloh Military Camp...

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Japanese tech giant SoftBank cautions it could pull out of proposed investment with Uber

The ride-hailing giant Ube said on Monday that it has entered an agreement with Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank. While Uber published it with high hope, SoftBank has warned not to get highly optimistic about it. As it was reported earlier, the company has agreed to invest billions in the ride-hailing company. SoftBank could pull out if it finds the deal unsatisfactory...

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Myanmar state counselor Suu Kyi assures ASEAN leaders Rohingya issue is being addressed

The Rohingya issue which is bothering Myanmar for a long time has attracted heavy western criticism of state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi urged international community earlier also to not judge Myanmar without knowing inside situation. Now she has assured other Southeast Asian nations that it is attending the issue carefully...

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New domain of partnership: India, Philippines sign four MOUs

Manila, November 14: Prime Minister Naredra Modi who is on his two day Philippines visit has made a strong bond with the country as he held bilateral talk with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte resulting in agreements in various sectors. Four agreements were signed by both the countries. This is highly significant as after 36 years for first time an Indian Prime Minister is visiting Philippines. On the sidelines of ASEAN Summit, Prime Minister had a productive meeting with fillip President Rodrigo ..

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Nepal rejects the hydropower project with Chinese company

Nepal has cancelled the Budhi Gandaki hydropower project with the Chinese firm over irregularities and lack of transparency. A meeting of the cabinet decided to scrap the agreement for the Budhi Gandaki hydropower project with Gezhouba Group on the directive of several parliamentary committees...

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Modi to Trump: US, India cooperation can rise beyond bilateral relationship

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday told US President Donald Trump that cooperation between India and the US can rise beyond the bilateral relationship so that the two countries can work jointly for the better future of Asia, reflecting their increasing understanding on strategic issues in the Indo-Pacific region...

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South Asia and Southeast Asia to be a development engine of world: PM Modi at ASEAN summit

In the near future, South Asia and Southeast Asia will be the development engine of the world. This was said by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asia Nations) business and investment summit in Manila, Philippines...

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Paradise of illusion

Yes, the country bears the burden of the largest number of poor people in the world – approximately 276 million people live below poverty line. What a vast difference between the haves – the super-rich, and the have-nots...

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India, US, Australia and Japan held meeting: growing Chinese military presence in Indo-Pacific region on cards

India, the United States, Australia and Japan held a quadrilateral meeting on the sidelines of ASEAN summit on Saturday to pursue common interests in the strategically important Indo-Pacific region...

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Police forces need real-terms growth in resources for counter terrorism: UK's Police Chief Mark Rowley

To stay effective in tackling the terrorism, Police forces will require a real-terms growth in resources said the Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley. He further added that the vital services like prevention and investigation of terrorist acts were provided by the local police forces...

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ASEAN leaders adopt declaration with an aim to formulate more relevant youth policies

As youths are the driving forces of any region, a declaration adopted at Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) highlights the importance of youth development in the region. During the plenary of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, the declaration has been adopted...

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WTO provides opportunity to small businessman to be on global platform through competition

A big opportunity for small and micro businessmen to be on a global platform. A unique way to prove oneself in the world of business has been sorted by World Trade Organization (WTO), Google and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). These three have shaken their hands and organized a competition named ‘Small Business going Global Challenge.’..

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Leaders from Japan, Australia, US affirm to continue cooperation for countering North Korea issue

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before starting his regional tour already told that he would ask global leaders to pressurize North Korea. As expectedly, he talked about the issue with US President Donald Trump, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Three leaders agreed on Monday in Manila to maximize pressure on North Korea due to its nuclear nukes and escalating tension in Korean Peninsula...

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PM Modi addressing ASEAN Business and Investment Summit

PM Modi addressing ASEAN Business and Investment Summit..

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Amid rising tensions with Qatar and Iran, UAE to upgrade F-16 fighter jets

Amid rising tensions with Qatar and Iran over the issue of terrorism and extremism, the United Arab Emirates has taken a massive step to pay Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) $1.63 billion to upgrade 80 F-16 jet fighters with an aim to boost its defence sector...

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Rule of law will restore the legality in Catalonia says the Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy

Due to uncertainty over Catalonia’s independence, about hundreds of firms, have shifted their legal headquarters away from the region. The Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy on Sunday has urged the businesses that they should not abandon Catalonia. He also said that I call tranquility to all Spaniards. The rule of law will restore the legality in Catalonia...

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Donald Trump proposes to mediate South China Sea dispute

US President Donald Trump today said he is prepared to mediate between claimants to the South China Sea, which include Vietnam and China. Trump, at a meeting in Hanoi with Vietnam's president, Tran Dai Quang said that if he can help mediate or arbitrate, he would do so...

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PM Modi expresses his sympathy for the victims of earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region

The new week does not come on a happy note in Iraq and Iran as a 7.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the region of the northern border region between Iran and Iraq. The latest local report says 160 people have died in western Iran's Kermanshah province. The fear of rising in the death toll is arising...

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Deadly earthquake kills at least 332 in Iran-Iraq region

At least 140 were killed and more than 500 injured when a powerful earthquake of 7.3 magnitude struck the region along the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday. The quake was centered 31 km outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, according to US Geological Survey. Majority of the deaths were reported on the Iran's side, as Iraq recorded 6 deaths and 200 injuries...

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Iran rejects mediation of France; says nuclear deal not negotiable

Iran on Saturday rejected the mediation of France in nuclear deals saying it is non-negotiable. Notably, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said that the nuclear deal it signed with world powers in 2015 was not negotiable...

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Incredible! Newly elected mayor of New Jersey is 93 years of age

A 93 year old World War II veteran scored a surprise victory over an incumbent New Jersey mayor’s election. Vito Perillo defeated Tinton Falls Mayor Gerald Turning in the nonpartisan municipal race...

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Over nine lakhs cases of cholera detected in Yemen

Yemen has been severely hampered due to the dual attack including civil war and outbreak of cholera. Notably, the death toll in Yemen has surged to 2192 while suspected cholera cases have reached to 9,08,400 due to the massive outbreak of cholera since 27 April 2017...

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Iraqi forces found mass grave of at least 400 people in Kirkuk

The Islamic State (IS) terror outfit in the name of religion and so-called Jihad has killed thousands of innocent civilians just to gain control over the country. Notably, Iraqi forces on Saturday found a mass grave containing the remains of at least 400 civilians murdered by the Islamic State terrorist organization in the disputed Iraqi province of Kirkuk...

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Trilateral agreement shows its colors; India's first shipment reaches Afghanistan via Chabahar

As a significant step of tripartite cooperation, the shipments of wheat sent from India have reached Afghanistan. For the first time, goods from India have been sent to Afghanistan through Chabahar Port of Iran. It will clear the way for the Chabahar port to be operational for excellent connectivity from Afghanistan...

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Japan PM Abe, Russian President Putin discuss Kuril islands issue, N Korea tension on sidelines of APEC

Vietnam’s Da Nang is witnessing various deals, treaties, agreements, talks right now on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met and held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As expectedly, disputed island and North Korea issue was high on agenda...

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Putin, Trump agree to continue effort to defeat IS in Syria; put focus on political solution

The two most conflicting nations on international issues, Russia and US finally released a joint press release on Syria issue. US President Donald Trump, Russia President Vladimir Putin agreed to continue efforts until the final defeat of ISIS is achieved. Most importantly they agreed there is no military solution to the conflict in Syria...

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Muslim Street Prayers in France gets befitting reply

The growing Muslimization in France has got a hitting reply. The lawmakers have openly protested against Muslim Street Prayers in France. The protest headed by the Mayor Remi Muzeau stated that the peace and the freedom of the people in the city must be assured. We must not allow this to happen in our country. Our country, the French Republic is tarnished. He added that if needed, the action could be repeated every Friday...

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Big show of force: Japan’s biggest warship to join 3 US carriers near Korean Peninsula

Amid the tension in the Korean peninsula, US President Donald Trump’s Asia tour, Japan’s largest warship will conduct a joint exercise with three US aircraft carriers. The joint military exercise will start from Sunday in the waters near the Korean Peninsula. ..

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Japan attracting record number of foreign visitors

apan is attracting more tourists than previous times as the number of foreign visitors have exceeded the previous high of over 24 million logged last year. This year’s record has even suppressed the last year’s record of 24,039,700. Japanese Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii said the new record hit by the country...

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US airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia kills 'several militants'

Somalia’s most dangerous Islamic militant Al-Shabaab group again went under a US military strike. Later US military announced it had killed "several militants" in the mentioned airstrike against Al-Shabaab jihadists. US forces conducted the strike in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia...

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South Korean navy to join a rare tri-carrier drill with 3 U.S. aircraft carriers

From Saturday South Korean Navy will hold a joint exercise with three U.S. aircraft carriers. The exercise will be held hold off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula. The rare tri-career military drill will be held for the first time since 2007. ..

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