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Top Russian journalist stabbed by intruder inside Moscow office

Famous Russian journalist Tatyana Feldenhauer has faced an unfortunate sudden attack in her office only. She is deputy editor in chief of the leading media outlet Ekho Moskvy. She has been stabbed an unknown assailant...

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807 candidates file nomination for 1st phase of Nepal Parliamentary, Assembly Elections

In Nepal, a total of 807 candidates have filed nominations for the first phase of Parliamentary and Assembly elections. The candidates can withdraw their names till Wednesday...

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Again suicide bombers hit Nigerian city killing at least 13

The terror groups have become so much active in Africa that countries like Nigeria, Somalia keep facing terror attacks regularly. The northeastern city of Nigeria, Maiduguri got hit by female suicide bombers. It is also a common trend of terrorists in Africa to use female or child as suicide bombers. The attack has killed more than a dozen. ..

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Typhoon Lan brings heavy rain across Japan

The long-predicted Typhoon finally battered large area of Japan leaving at least 5 people dead. The powerful Typhoon has caused flooding and landslide. Typhoon Lan made landfall around 3 a.m. Monday on the Pacific coast of central Japan. Previously tens of thousands had been advised to evacuate...

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Zimbabwean President Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador

The Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe who has been already hit by several controversies inside his country was named as the goodwill ambassador. The announcement created outrage among a large group of people on his appointment. Following the outrage, World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to rescind the appointment...

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Shinzo Abe secures big win in Japan's lower house election; PM Modi congratulates him

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe witnessed a historic victory in Japan’s national election. The lower house election in Japan took place on Sunday. After the win, the nationalist leader pledged to “deal firmly” with North Korea. World leaders also welcomed the win of Shinzo Abe...

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe hopeful of big electoral win

As millions of Japanese voters braved typhoon conditions on Sunday for mid-term elections, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems to be hopeful and confident of a big electoral victory as endorsement of his policies by the people...

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Bahrain’s Interior Minister accuses Iran of harbouring terrorism

Many countries including the United States, the UAE, Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of harbouring terrorism to which Tehran refuses. But this time, Bahrain has accused Iran of harbouring terrorism and terrorists. Notably, Bahrain has claimed that Iran harbours 160 suspects wanted by Bahrain for participating in terrorist activities that have threatened the security and safety of the country...

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At least 89 killed, 1,032 cases reported of plague in Madagascar in less than a week

Madagascar has been drastically affected due to plague and at least 89 peoples have died so far while 1,032 cases reported in less than a week. Notably, the number of plague cases in Madagascar has almost doubled over the last five days and 1,000 cases are expected every month if necessary funds and aide are not provided...

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US top official Rex Tillerson to visit India for strengthening bilateral ties

The United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit India with an aim to strengthen and boost bilateral ties and relationships between the two countries. Notably, the visit of top US official to India is a part of his tour to the Middle East and Asian countries that will commence from 20th October and conclude on 27th October...

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Predicted Typhoon going to be a deciding factor for Japan’s election on Sunday

The lower house election of Japan is scheduled on 22nd October Sunday. On that same day, a typhoon is expected to hit the country. It is being feared that the typhoon may affect the voter’s turnout heavily. Due to weather forecasts Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also urged voters to cast their votes early...

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Judicial Review Board of Pakistan extended 30-days house arrest of Hafiz Saeed

The Judicial Review Board of Pakistan's Punjab province has extended another 30 days house arrest of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed on Thursday. While his four subordinates were not allowed in the custody by the board. From October 24, the 30-day detention will be applicable...

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Nikki Haley said India can help US to keep an eye on Pakistan

India can support the US for keeping an eye on Pakistan and combating terrorism said the US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley in an event organized by US India Friendship Council on Wednesday. Tackling terrorism is the new strategy of President Donald Trump in Afghanistan and South Asia and partnership with India is also one of the pillars of that strategy...

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One more defeat to ISIS in Syria; Syrian forces reclaimed Raqqa city

The historic fall of Islamic State terror outfit which is the most dangerous terrorist organization continues in Syria. Notably, this time ISIS has lost its own capital Raqqa city, which was its capital. US-backed Syrian forces reclaimed the city of Raqqa from Islamic State on Wednesday...

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At least 6,900 Indian peacekeepers working for various missions of UN in conflict-ridden countries

The main agenda and workflow of Indian security forces are to maintain peace and law and order in the country. The valour of Indian Army is too recognized by the whole world. Notably, as many as 6,900 personnel of Indian forces are serving as United Nations peacekeepers in various missions in many countries including Sudan, Congo etc...

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Top officials from US, South Korea, Japan again discuss ways to solve North Korea crisis diplomatically

The countries which are in worst danger due to North Korea threat are putting endless effort to counter the threat. Diplomats from the United States, South Korea, and Japan discussed policy responses to the escalating tension created by stubborn attitude and expanding the nuclear programme of North Korea. They reaffirmed the strong commitment to finding a diplomatic solution...

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Wildfire Death toll reaches 41 in Portugal, 4 in Spain

The Portugal wildfires have increased the death toll to 41 from 39 on Tuesday while the number of death toll has also increased in Spain by one death. The biggest 15 fires which were blazing through the center and the north of the country had been brought under control said the Portugal's civil protection agency on Tuesday...

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Xi Jinping vows to make China a "great modern socialist country" by mid-21st century

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledge to build a modern socialist country that will be different from the political systems of others and will remain open to the world. While speaking at opening event session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), what we now face is the contradiction between unbalanced and inadequate development and the people's ever-growing needs for a better life...

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Russia’s open rejection of media reports on supporting Taliban comes up; questions propaganda journalism

The UK newspaper The Times recently published an article where it clearly held Russia responsible for funding Taliban military operations in Afghanistan. After publishing the report where they claimed members of the Islamist group and Afghan officials passed the information, was re-published by several other media globally. After observing such reports, Russia published an official statement bashing out against UK media for spreading “fake” news...

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Over 7 policeman dead, 22 injured in suicide blast at Pakistan

At least seven police personnel were killed while twenty-two others injured in a suicide bomb explosion on busy Road in Pakistan’s Quetta on Wednesday. Superintendent of Police (Security), Javed Iqbal Garshin said that a suicide bomber hit his explosive-laden auto-rickshaw with a police truck...

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Happy Diwali: Festival of Lights unites whole world as U.S, Sydney, Canada celebrate Diwali enthusiastically

Happy Diwali! Festival of Lights is being celebrated across the globe today. Hindu festival has shed its magical lights all over the world that people abroad are celebrating Diwali with the high enthusiasm. Australia, United States are some the best examples who celebrated Diwali today...

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The “one-woman WikiLeaks” Daphne Caruana Galizia silenced by car bomb

The brave words of world-famous investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have been silenced. This is not the first time, the world has seen silencing a brave soul several times. The 53-year journalist died when the car she was driving exploded in Bidnija. Her last blog was published about a half-hour earlier. Her investigations always focused on corruption. She covered her country's links with to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers...

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Deadly twin bombing kills 20, injures 70 at Afghan police training centre

At least 20 people were killed and 70 injured after militants attacked a police training centre in Afghanistan’s Gardez district. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. According to the Ministry of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan, the militants first detonated a car bomb and then entered the police training centre. A gunfight between security personnel and the militants is on...

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President Trump says US not taking sides in Iraqi-Kurdish dispute

Amid internal fights between Iraqi government and Kurds over the independence of Kurdistan, the United States President Donald Trump expressed disappointment on conflict and said the US will not take sides in the clash between two parties...

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Wildfire affected Central and North Portugal; killed 39 people

The Central and North Portugal has been affected by the series of wildfires which started at the weekend has killed at least 39 people. The civil defense authorities said that dozens of the 145 fires still blazing are considered serious...

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North Korea makes clear it wants to escalate tension; warns a nuclear war may break out any moment

When the entire world is afraid of the possibility of a war, provoking the fear North Korea warned that a nuclear war “may break out any moment”. North Korea's deputy UN ambassador Kim In Ryong came up with this warning...

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Majority of Indians have faith in government, over 25% want ‘strong leader’: Pew Survey

According to a latest survey conducted by Pew Research Centre here more than four-fifths or 85 percent of Indian people have faith in their government while 27% want a ‘strong leader’...

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50 Indian peacekeepers awarded with UN medal for protecting civilians in conflict-ridden country

‘Peace’ is the main agenda of Indian security forces and the whole world recognizes, salutes and applauds its work. Notably, as many as fifty Indian peacekeepers who are stationed in South Sudan have been awarded the UN Medal for their professionalism and service in protecting civilians and building a durable peace in the conflict-ridden country...

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Communal violence flares up in central Nigeria, takes away over 29 lives

Communal violence in central Nigeria has taken away over 20 lives. A long-run battle over grazing rights has been disturbing the area in Plateau state. As per local reports, the victims were hacked to death in a classroom. Fulani herdsmen are suspected of this violent mass killing...

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The light of Diwali brightens Canada; Justin Trudeau conveys his warm wish during ceremony

Going beyond all rituals Festivals unite society, bring people together. The great Indian festival of color and light, Diwali has proved festivals don’t know the limits of the boundary as Canada celebrated Diwali. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was present in the celebration along with five ministers. Zulu king also celebrated Diwali last month...

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Over 20 militants killed in US drone strike near Pak-Afghan border

At least twenty Militants were killed and several others injured in a US drone strike launched late Monday night in Kurram tribal region close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border...

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India, Russia to hold first ever International Tri Service Exercise

Defense plays a very significant role in India-Russia 70 years of bilateral relation. Giving a major boost to that relation, INDRA-2017 will start from October 19. The exercise is going to be the first ever Tri-Services Joint Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces...

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New package of EU sanctions hit North Korea

International communities are uniting together to handle increasing North Korean threat. To make the country economically weaker the European Union slapped it with fresh sanctions. It banned the sale of oil and oil products to North Korea on Monday. This measure is symbolically very significant as it shows increasing unity against a nuclear threat...

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Online campaigns playing important role in upcoming Japan election

As social media has cast its impression over all the aspects of modern life, the upcoming election of the lower house in Japan which is to be held on October 22 is also witnessing the increasing role of social media and online campaign. The competitors and political parties are posting various campaign videos on their websites and social networking sites top gain public attention...

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Amid tension in Korean Peninsula S. Korea drives to develop counter-rocket system

Amid North Korea tension in Korean Peninsula South Korea has decided to develop its own counter-rocket system. Defense agency of the country has been working on core technologies as the country lack the proper military infrastructure to counter the North Korean threat.The military decided to develop own system instead of buying Israel's Iron Dome system...

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Seven mistakes that can lead to rejection of UAE visa application; read here

Crores of people visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in search of a job, tourism purpose or to get settled in the country as an expat etc. Accordingly, lakhs of Indian visit UAE every year in search of job, livelihood and for tourism purpose. But due to the lengthy procedure and hassle-free process, many Indians make several mistakes and lose the opportunity to visit UAE. So the visitor must be careful while applying for the visa for UAE...

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Death toll rises to 40 and hundreds went missing in California Wildfires

In last one week the California Wildfires took forty lives and hundreds of people are still missing. The Wildfire destroyed the area and also devastated many homes. California's Governor Jerry Brown said it is one of the greatest tragedies, the state had ever faced...

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Somalis request funding for capital’s only free ambulance service

The devastating blast in Somali capital has left the city in an emergency situation claiming 300 lives. Now the emergency free ambulance service, Aamin Ambulance needs support to continue service. In Somalia, this ambulance service always gives fast medical aid during bomb blast-related emergencies...

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6 Soldiers, 24 militants killed in attacks in Egypt’s Sinai

Egypt will not open the Rafah border as soldiers lost their lives in attacks on military outposts in North Sinai. The attackers used car bombs and rocket-propelled grenades (RPG). As per local sources about 20 members of the security forces had also been injured. Islamic state claimed responsibility for the attacks. Egypt will not open the Rafah border as soldiers lost their lives in attacks on military outposts in North Sinai. The attackers used car bombs and rocket-propelled grenades (RPG). As ..

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“Barbaric” terrorist attack in Somalia capital takes away over 270 fresh lives

A devastating bomb blast in Somalia capital has taken away 276 lives while 300 others are injured. This truck blast can be called as a deadliest one in Somalia. Several countries including Turkey and Kenya already offered to send medical aid...

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Jaitley hails focus on cyber security, calls for urgent revision of IMF quota

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley participating in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) session in Washington DC on Sunday appreciated the focus on cyber security in the Early Warning Exercise and emphasized that the entire global financial system is vulnerable to this threat, more so because it is so interconnected...

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UAE ends diplomatic ties with North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme

North Korea always threatens the United States and Japan with its nuclear weapons programme and testing of ballistic missiles. Therefore, taking a stringent action the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stopped issuing visas to North Korean nationals and terminated all the diplomatic and bilateral relations with Pyongyang...

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Trump refuses to sign off on landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal; calls Tehran a “fanatical regime”

Keeping a tough stand against Iran, the United States President Donald Trump on Friday refused to sign off on a nuclear agreement with Tehran calling the nation a “fanatical regime” and accused of sponsoring terrorism...

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Hong-Kong based freighter sinks off in Philippine coast; 10 crew members missing

Ten crew members of the Hong-Kong registered freighter went missing after the carriage sank in the rough seas of the Philippine coast. It is said that 26 crew members were aboard and 16 people have been rescued...

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Nigeria convicts 45 Boko Haram members giving justice to all the victims

Boko Haram terrorists have been creating constant chaos in some African countries including Nigeria. Hence taking a strict action against them has convicted and sentenced 45 Boko Haram members to between 3 and 31 years in jail. The closed-door mass trial began has convicted and sentenced 45 Boko Haram members to between 3 and 31 years in jail. ..

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Top US delegation visits Pakistan to repair bilateral ties

A high-level US delegation is in Pakistan to improve the strained bilateral ties between the two countries. Both have agreed to continue bilateral engagements at all levels and work together to defeat terrorism...

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At least 1,000 foreign Islamic State terrorists enter Syria via Iraq

At least 1,000 foreign Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists enter Syria via Iraq every year only to keep a hold on several Syrian Provinces like Deir Ezzor, Sana’a etc and kill innocent civilians...

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Russia attempts to initiate a dialogue between North Korea and South Korea

Whereas most of the countries want to put tougher sanctions on North Korea, Russia heading in a different direction wants a political solution to this problem. To make this true during 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, Russia is trying to arrange a dialogue between the North Korea and South Korea delegations...

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu backed Trump’s call on Iran Nuclear deal calling it as “courageous decision”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has backed and congratulated U.S President Donald Trump’s decision not to re-certify the landmark nuclear deal with Iran. In a statement released on Saturday, Netanyahu praised what he called a “courageous decision.” He said Trump has created an opportunity to “fix this bad deal” and to roll back Iran’s aggression. He encouraged all other relevant nations to do the same. He has long warned that it failed to address Iran’s support for militant groups who act ..

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15 Indians rescued from typhoon churned Cargo off Japan coast

15 Indians rescued from typhoon churned Cargo off Japan..

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Environment of doing business in India changed in months due to demonetization, GST: Arun Jaitley

India has the potential to grow at a reasonably high level in the next decade or two, owing to some structural changes by the government and a turnaround in the global economy and whole environment of doing business has changed in a matter of months due to demonetization and GST. This was said by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at an event organized by the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum on Friday in Washington, US...

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Pakistan poll panel rejects ‘terrorist’ party plea for recognition

Pakistan Election Commission has denied recognition to a new political party named Milli Muslim League (MML) because of its clear links with Islamist terrorist groups...

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South Africa’s President Zuma to face ‘dropped’ corruption charges again

The future of South African President Jacob Zuma is again on the question as the Supreme Court of Appeal in the country has ruled that he must face corruption charges. All the charges date back to 2009. President Zuma appealed to the South Africa’s Supreme Court to drop corruption charges against him...

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Syrian Army eliminated 50 ISIS terrorists in Al-Mayadeen city

Islamic State, the most dangerous terrorist group is now fallen weak in many countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria as the US-backed coalition hunting them effectively. Notably, the Syrian Army backed by Russian airstrikes killed at least fifty ISIS terrorists in and around Al-Mayadeen on Thursday...

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G-7 countries agree to apply “maximum economic pressure” on North Korea

For a long time international community has been thinking over more economic pressure on North Korea to stop its nuclear activities. Walking down the same road, Group of Seven finance chiefs promised to apply "maximum economic pressure" on North Korea. Due to the increasing threat posed by North Korean nuclear activities, the countries decided so...

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Death toll increased to 31 in California wildfires

The wildfire swept northern California as the death toll rose to 31. The conditions would be very poor in coming times and the due to the fire hundreds of people went missing as at least 22 fires rampaged across the state's famous wine country...

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Russian Defense Ministry claims about 92% of Syrian territory freed from IS

Since when civil war broke out in Syria, Russia has been supporting Syrian military to remove the rebels from the country, especially IS terrorists. Russian Defense Ministry claimed that about 92% of the Syrian territory has been freed from militants of the Islamic State terrorist group.On Friday weekly infographics published by the Russian Defense Ministry’s Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper released the data...

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US, Israel out of UNESCO citing biasness

US and its ally Israel have pulled out of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization) over its 'anti-Israel bias'. The US stated that the move was made on the back of 'need for fundamental reforms at the UNESCO'...

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New Delhi is in discussion with United States over DACA, H1B visa issues: MEA

India is in discussion with the United States on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and H1B visa issues. However, New Delhi also rejected all the suggestions that the US was hyphenating India and Pakistan and has said that ties between India and America are comprehensive and should not be seen through the prism of a third country...

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UN investigators to visit Syria in Khan Sheikhoun ‘sarin’ gas attack probe

The utilization of chemical weapons were common in Middle East countries to combat terrorists, anti-national elements, political rivalries, political wars etc. is a very common phenomenon in Syria. Therefore, the United Nations (UN) investigators will travel to an airbase in Syria to probe the recent sarin gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun earlier this year...

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Indian Naval Ship visit to Japan demonstrates stronger bilateral relation

India-Japan naval ties have reached new height since 2008 after the first ‘Navy to Navy Staff Talks’ between the two nations. Adding one more feather to the relation, Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt are visiting Sasebo, Japan from 12th October. This visit demonstrates India’s strong commitment to peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific Region...

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Kurd fighters block roads to Mosul fearing Iraqi troop movements and violence

Kurdish Peshmerga forces blocked roads from Iraqi Kurdistan to the country’s second city Mosul for several hours in response to Iraqi defence movements. The two main roads connecting Erbil and Dohuk to Mosul were cut with sand embankments as a precautionary measure. ..

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Volcanic eruption in Southwestern Japan prompts fear of relocation

A volcano in Japan which erupted for the first time in six years continued to erupt till Thursday. It spread ash in nearby cities and towns of Southwestern Japan. As per local source, the plume is rising about 2,000 meters above the crater...

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Qatar slams UAE; says FIFA World Cup is not for discussion, negotiation

Qatar on Thursday severely criticized Arab quartet of Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for questioning Doha's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying that the tournament is not up for discussion or negotiation...

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Sri Lanka: Ex-President's son arrested for anti-India protest

Sri Lanka's MP Namal Rajapaksa, son of ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been arrested for leading a violent anti-India protest. Rajapaksa was protesting outside the Indian consulate in Hambantota over the government's alleged plans to sell an airport built and named after his father...

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SEBI to join hands with Kuwait market regulators to strengthen information sharing framework

With an aim to strengthen the information sharing framework, mutual co-operation the central government on Wednesday approved the signing of pacts by markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) with its counterparts Capital Markets Authority (CMA) in Gibraltar and Kuwait...

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Suu Kyi emphasizes on fast rehabilitation, resettlement process in Northern Rakhine of Myanmar

As locals of Rakhine state in Myanmar is facing a long-term misery due to several conflicts, the state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi prioritized rehabilitation and resettlement in northern Rakhine State over other things. The Union Government has initiated the process to take special measures for humanitarian aid, rehabilitation and resettlement...

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FIFA bans Pakistan from international football over third-party interference

The Federation Internationale de Football Association has banned Pakistan from international football following a third-party interference in the country's football federation. This means Pakistani teams, including the national side, cannot take part in any international competitions...

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North Korea’s warning to “shower fire” on US again provokes the possibility of war

The probability of an upcoming war is increasing day by day as North Korea and the United States both the party keeps warning each other escalating the tension. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho threatened Wednesday to "shower fire" on the United States with "unprecedented strategic force."..

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Saudi Arabia to cut crude supplies by 10% to buyers of China, Japan

Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter has decided to cut the crude supplies by 10% to several buyers of China and Japan. The decision of trimming crude supplies by Saudi Arabia was taken to meet its commitment to an OPEC-led supply cut pact...

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Unending political drama in Kenya deepens economic tension in the country

The endless political drama in Kenya has affected the business badly in the country. Prompting the drama more, Raila Odinga, Kenya's opposition leader has pulled out of re-election to be held in mid-October. In last month, Kenyan Supreme Court canceled the validity of Uhuru Kenyatta’s win. This withdrawal is predicted to stifle economic crisis of the country more...

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Finally! Iraqi troops liberated entire Hawijah area from ISIS

The most dangerous terrorist group the Islamic States has fallen weak in many countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria as the pro-government forces backed by US coalition is eradicating them effectively. Finally, Iraqi fighters have reclaimed the entire Hawijah area from Islamic State (IS) terrorist in west of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk...

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Google France plans to add more jobs eyeing growth through e-commerce development

Google, in most cases tops the 1st title of dream job that anyone wants. One of the most renowned companies that changed the face of technology is planning to increase its employees in its France base. Google France plans to increase its staff from 700 to 1,000 in 2018 and to double its office space in the country, as it sees room for growth coming from development of e-commerce. ..

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Nepal to elect new President and Vice President in a month

Nepal will hold elections for the country's third President and Vice President within a month, after formation of parliament. The Legislative Parliament of Nepal on Sunday passed the bill concerning the elections of the president and the vice-president, which asks to hold the election for the new state head within one month of commencement of the new parliamentary meeting. The prevailing parliament is set to expire in the first week of 2018, as per the newly-promulgated Constitution of Nepal...

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SC protects minor girls on #InternationalGirlChildDay , says sex with minor wife is rape

Still now in India and even in many other countries girl Childs are not 100% safe despite various prevailing laws. Supreme Court’s verdict sexual intercourse with a minor wife is rape will strengthen the safety of minor girls. This historic verdict will help to curb the menace of child marriage. A man who is married to a girl under 18 will be punished for having sexual intercourse with his wife...

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UAE warns Qatar to stop supporting terrorism before World Cup

Gulf crisis gets more heated again after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) verbally taunted Qatar and asked to stop supporting extremism and terrorism before hosting 2022 World Cup. Notably, UAE Foreign Affairs Minister, Anwar Gargash on Wednesday said that Qatar should not host the 2022 World Cup unless it changes it policies “supporting extremism and terrorism...

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Read about the Noble winner economist Richard Thaler who has made “economics more human”

The importance of the Economic Sciences is well known to us but the relevance, rationality of many economic theories is not at all clear. Here what makes Richard Thaler, the winner of Noble prize different from other economists is his realistic assumptions into analyses of economic decision-making. He has incorporated Economics with behavioral psychology. Hence Noble Committee decided him winner "for his contributions to behavioral economics"...

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Jinping called for enhancing and solid efforts to eliminate poverty

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for the idea to eliminating poverty in China by 2020 which is 10 years ahead of the United Nation’s target of eliminating poverty in all forms by 2030...

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Jinping called for enhancing and solid efforts to alleviate poverty

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for the idea to eliminating poverty in China by 2020 which is 10 years ahead of the United Nations’s target of eliminating poverty in all forms by 2030...

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Over eight lakhs suspected cases of cholera detected in Yemen in less than 6 months

The cholera crisis in Yemen has drastically affected the citizens and at least 8,04,319 suspected cases are reported in less than 6 months. However, 2,152 innocents have lost their lives due to cholera including children and old ones. Notably, Yemen is continuously suffering from the dual attack i.e civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera...

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Turkish military operations in Idlib will prevent migration wave from ISIS-hit Syria

Turkey’s military operations in Syria’s rebel-held province of Idlib aim to prevent a wave of migration into Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday. ..

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UN resolution bans 4 ships from all ports for violating N. Korea sanctions further tightening trade and security

North Korea is a potential threat to any nation after they have displayed themselves marvelously in front of the entire world. The UN Security Council has banned all nations from allowing four ships that transported prohibited goods to and from North Korea to enter any port in their country. The ships were reportedly the Petrel 8, Hao Fan 6, Tong San 2 and Jie Shun...

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India severely criticizes Pakistan over unnecessarily raking up Kashmir issue at UN repeatedly

Though India has repeatedly rejected all the shameless claims of Pakistan over Kashmir and slammed drastically, but still Islamabad continues the raga of ‘Indian Valley’ unnecessarily in United Nations. Pakistan raked up Kashmir issue into a General Assembly debate on which India aggressively took the high road refusing to be drawn into a “distraction” from the agenda set for the meeting...

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Sushma meets governor of Colorado John Hickenlooperis; agrees to intensify economic partnership

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met with the Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper in New Delhi and held productive discussions on the matters of mutual interests. Notably, the Governor of US State of Colorado John Hickenlooperis is on his maiden visit to India for seven days...

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Police officer in Texas Tech University campus shot dead

After a police officer in the campus was shot and killed the Texas Tech University of Lubbock, the United States was locked down. The Texas Tech University issued a notification on Monday evening regarding the situation...

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Global unemployment rate touches 200 million in 2017: UN report

World’s unemployment rate touched 200 million, an increase of 3.4 million since last year. The United Nations labour agency said on Monday, calling for policies that can recharge sluggish growth of small and medium-sized businesses...

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Domestic violence in India is less than Switzerland, 20% of Swiss children are victims of domestic abuse today!

Domestic violence shapes a person’s life dynamically. Everyone in India would think that the rate of domestic violence in India is higher than the other countries. Well, that’s not the scenario. According to a new study by the Zurich University, 1 in 5 children in Switzerland are beaten in their domestic environment. ..

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Amid North Korea tension UN Chief plans to visit Japan

Going on the same line with earlier predictions U.N. Chief Antonio Guterres is planning to visit Japan by year-end. Local media reported earlier that Japanese Government was arranging to have a meeting with him. Various issues including North Korea will be discussed during his visit. ..

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Germany to accept only 2,00,000 migrants a year under new deal

Two weeks after winning elections in Germany with a reduced majority, Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on Sunday to limit Germany’s refugee intake in a bid to unite her conservative camp ahead of tough coalition talks to form a new government. ..

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Zulu embraces Indian tradition by celebrating Diwali first time at King’s palace

Diwali goes far beyond from religious ritual to a colorful festivity bringing people together. Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini hosted Diwali for the first time to bring a social cohesion through a festive mode. On Saturday the Linduzulu palace in Nongoma for the first time witnessed the festival of lights. Amid recent tensions between Indian and Zulu communities, this gesture will definitely help a better relation with India...

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Russia warns to ban US media within its territory

Moscow, October 9: Another setback struck US-Russia relation as Russia keeps warning it may impose restrictions on American media. This warning may be viewed as counter step to U.S. scrutiny over Russian state-funded outlet RT. RT is accused of meddling in internal politics of US by some of Washington. “We have never used Russian law in relation to foreign correspondents as a lever of pressure, or censorship, or some kind of political influence, never,” Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria ..

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Punjab's excess consumption of natural gas angers Sindhudesh leading to intense protest

Sindhudesh is a major supplier of natural gas in Pakistan accounting for 69% of the total supply and consumes 45% of gas. But due to consumption of natural gas by other states in large scale has led Sindhudesh to worry as the region itself is facing with the shortage now. Therefore, the Sindh government has registered its protest over the massive consumption of gas by Punjab...

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Sudan’s trade ban elevated by US after 20 years

Trade ban of 20 years on Sudan was elevated by the United States. This decision was taken after the discussion and diplomatic talks for months. From the tenure of former US president Barack Obama, the talks on the diplomatic ties between the two countries were conducted...

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US-backed Syrian armed forces liberate central Syria from ISIS

The most dangerous terrorist group the Islamic States has fallen weak in many countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria as the US-backed coalition is eradicating them effectively. Now, the Syrian military backed by the US-led coalition has cleared Islamic State from its last pocket of territory in central Syria after months of fighting...

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South Korea, US remain alert following the possibility of another missile test from North Korea

North Korea usually follows a trend of conducting its missiles around important anniversaries in the country. The coming week holds two important anniversaries including Kim Jong-il's ascent to general secretary and its ruling party's founding. Hence South Korea is closely monitoring the situation...

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United States revoked economic sanctions against Sudan

The United States taking a massive move has lifted its 20-year-old trade stringent economic sanctions against Sudan, quoting improvement on human rights and progress on counter-terrorism...

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Catalonia unrest remains; Spain expects more protests and a major rally in Barcelona

Spain braced for more protests on Saturday despite tentative signs that the sides may be seeking to defuse the crisis after Madrid offered first apology to Catalans injured by the police during the independence vote attacks. ..

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Grim face of IS terrorism: Libya's Security Forces find burial sites of over 20 Egyptians killed by IS

The grasp of IS terrorism again comes up with the terrific incident as bodies of 21 Egyptian Christians killed by Islamic State in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte have been recovered. The report from Libyan Security Forces says found the bodies of Coptic Christians from Egypt, killed by Daesh militants in Libya in 2015...

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ISI has links with militants for Positive purpose: Pakistan admits

Pakistan military has admitted that its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has links with militants. However, they claimed that these links shouldn't be looked at as the military's support for terrorism. The director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor responding to a question about alleged links between the ISI and militants, said "Having links is different from supporting. Name any intelligence agency which does not have links.”..

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Vibrant India-South Africa relation reaches 20 years in the field of Science & Technology

The two nations India and South Africa share a multi-dynamic bilateral relation which has now reached a new level after completing 20 years of Science and Technology Cooperation. An event is being held in Durban to celebrate this vibrant bond and top officials from both the countries are attending it. Science and technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan is leading the Indian delegation to South Africa...

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India grants $3 million aid to support reconstruction, rehabilitation efforts in hurricane-affected countries

Many countries are affected drastically due to a hurricane and to help them many countries along with India have come forward. To help hurricane-affected countries, India has contributed an additional $3 million to the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, a facility established in June of this year to support other developing countries in their efforts to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

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Bangladesh backs China's OBOR project saying as sovereignty can't keep us isolated

Bangladesh today backed China's ambitious OBOR project after India got support from the US President Donald Trump over the stand on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Economic issues now dictate how much sovereignty one should exert,” Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said at the World Economic Forum in Delhi. “We cannot be isolated in the name of sovereignty. There are times when you have to put the sovereignty issue behind, in the back seat, to the economic benefits to your ..

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Central America struck by tropical storm NATE; killed 22 people

The Central America is repeatedly struck by NATE which is a newly formed tropical storm. The storm has killed at least 22 people as the heavy rain has hit the region and slowly moving towards Mexico’s Caribbean resorts and the US Gulf Coast...

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World does not want another 'Hiroshima-Nagasaki disaster’: anti-nuclear campaign group wins Nobel Peace Prize

How harmful Nuclear weapon can be for the human race the world knows it already. Still a group of power hungry people is keen to use the weapons creating a crisis in the world. Some countries are even trying to increase their nuclear power. Hence against such a backdrop, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has been nominated as the winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2018. The organization has put hard effort to prohibit the use of such weapons using treaties. ..

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Saudi Arabia agrees to purchase S400 missile defence systems from Russia

Saudi Arabia on Thursday agreed to purchase S400 missile defence systems from Russia on the sidelines of a visit by Saudi King Salman to Moscow. Notably, Saudi Arabia has taken this massive step with an aim to strengthen and boost its defence sector effectively...

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At least 20 killed, 30 others injured in suicide bombing targeting shrine in Balochistan

Neither Pakistani security forces or terrorists will never ever let Baluch people leave peacefully. At least 20 innocent civilians, including a police constable and three children, were killed and over 30 others were injured after a suicide bombing hit a Dargah in Fatehpur, of Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan on Thursday...

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Kovind pats diaspora for its role in progress of Ethiopian community

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the Indian diaspora in this Ethiopian capital said that the Indian community has been at the center of Indo-Ethiopian bilateral relations...

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Pakistan has a last chance to give up terrorism, before we initiate action against it: US Warns

US Defence Secretary James Mattis said that the Pakistan has a last chance to give up using terrorism to further its goals before Washington initiates action against it. He warned Pakistan of global diplomatic isolation and losing its Non-NATO ally status if it failed to take action against safe havens to terrorists on its soil...

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Three US Special Forces commandos killed in an ambush on joint US-Niger patrol

Three members of the US Special Operations Forces were killed and two others were wounded in southwest Niger near the Mali-Niger border when a joint US-Nigerian patrol was attacked Wednesday. It is the first US combat casualties in Niger, where Washington provides training and security assistance in the fight against armed groups in the Sahel region...

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“Europe forcibly returning Afghans home to horror”, says Amnesty International

Influx of refugees have been entering the European borders since 2015. The recent attacks on Europe have escalated the tensions between communities regarding their safety from terror groups. In a statement by Amnesty International, it said, “A surge of Afghan asylum seekers forcibly returned from Europe at the risk of torture, kidnapping and death in war-torn Afghanistan.”..

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India to help strengthen Myanmar’s women police force, pact approved

In a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet provided ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Myanmar on upgradation of the Women’s Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar...

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To eradicate terrorism, France approves new anti-terror law to end state-of-emergency

Looking at the increase of terror attacks in European countries, France lower house of Parliament has approved a new anti-terrorism law intended to bring an end to a nearly 2-year long state of emergency. Several of the measures put in place under the state-of-emergency declared after the 2015 Paris attacks will now be made permanent...

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UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition for killing, maiming children during its military campaign in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition has been blacklisted by United Nations for killing and maiming children during its military campaign against Yemen. Notably, Yemen is suffering from dual attack i.e from civil war and cholera which has brought a disaster in the country heavily due to which innocent civilians are being killed...

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Nobel Prize 2017 awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson in chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Wednesday awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Jacques Dubochet from University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Joachim Frank from Columbia University, New York, USA and Richard Henderson from MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution...

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US exposes Pakistan’s ISI of having connections with terrorist groups, runs its own foreign policy

India has again and again exposed Pakistan of harbouring terrorism in other countries and always said that Pakistani government, security forces including intelligence agency ISI are responsible for providing a safe haven for terrorism and terrorist groups. The United States has also accepted that Pakistan's intelligence agency, ISI has connections with terrorist groups and runs its own foreign policy...

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Indians get major relief after US resumes premium processing of H-1B visa

The concerns of Indian Nationals seeking H1B visa for the United States has generally increased in recent months. However, the United States giving a major relief to Indian IT professionals on Tuesday after resuming premium processing of H-1B work visas in all categories, months after it was suspended temporarily to handle the huge rush of applications for the work visas...

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Prez Kovind on his 4-day visit to Ethiopia addresses Indian community; says, “Rise of India is opening new opportunities”

President Ramnath Kovind is the first President to visit Djiboti, Ehtiopia. Since taking over the Presidential office, Kovind has made sure to bind new relations with far-away nations. While stepping into the African country, Kovind addressed the Indian community in Djibouti and said, “Rise of India is opening new opportunities for collaborations and the Indian diaspora has an important role in building bridges between India and world.”..

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Vijay Mallya arrested for 2nd time related to money laundering case in UK, enjoys bail yet again!

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya who currently resides in UK avoiding Indian police was arrested for the second time by the British police yesterday but soon got bailed out. This time he was arrested in a case of alleged money laundering brought by the Enforcement Directorate. The charges are part of an investigation into defaults of loans worth around Rs9,000 crore by Mallya’s defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd. ..

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US slams China on CPEC project; says it passes through disputed territory

Pakistan and China are the two nations which always try to hurt the sovereignty of India. Pakistan with terrorism while China with business, economy and border disputes like CPEC project, Doklam standoff etc but strong Indian diplomacy has blocked ways of both the neighbouring countries. China has got a major setback this time after the United States slammed Beijing over China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying it passes through a disputed territory and no country should put itself into a ..

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Bringing back verified Rohingyas is immediate priority of Myanmar: Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali

Myanmar, who's facing global backlash over the fate of Rohingya Muslims, told the United Nation that bringing back the displaced migrants is their immediate priority. Myanmar has made proposals to Bangladesh about bringing Rohingyas back to home...

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“Avoid using force” says European Commission’s Prez to Spanish PM over #CataloniaReferendum

resident of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday gave Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy his support over the issue of Catalan independence. According to Spanish media, the two leaders held a telephonic conversation wherein Juncker expressed his support for constitutional order in Spain following the independence referendum held in the Catalan region. ..

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Nissan recalls 12 lakh cars in Japan over safety issue

Nissan is recalling 12 lakh passenger cars in Japan that were produced between October 2014 and September this year. The car-maker wants to re-inspect the models as they had not gone through the proper final checks...

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Airstrikes from Russian forces killed over 300 IS militants in Syria

From the last two days over 300 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on the eastern bank of the Euphrates in Syria by Russian airstrikes and more than 200 were injured...

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Five arrested on suspicion of another terror attack in France, found with a ‘homemade bomb’ in a building

The Marseille attack stands as the deadliest one in Macron’s watch on the country. Soon after the attack, the French police were on high-alert and started sniffing the streets of the capital. And recently, the Paris prosecutor has opened an anti-terror investigation after the discovery at the weekend of a homemade bomb at a building in Paris. 5 people have been arrested, said the local newspapers...

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11 lakh passengers stranded overseas after British Monarch Airlines collapses

British Monarch Airlines collapsed on Monday, falling victim to intense flight competition for flights and a weaker pound. Thousands of flights were cancelled, affecting 9,00,000 passengers. The biggest ever failure of a British airline, Monarch’s shutting down left more than 1,00,000 tourists marooned abroad, Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority said on its website. It has prompted the country’s biggest peacetime repatriation effort. ..

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Ousted Nawaz Sharif re-elected as President of Pakistan’s ruling party

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been re-elected as the President of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as a part of its plan to make Sharif the Prime Minister again...

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Deadly car bomb blast in Syria's capital Damascus kills 11 people including one policeman

At least 11 people were killed while a dozen others injured in a car bomb blast that took place at a police station in Syria's capital Damascus on Monday. Notably, a car bomb exploded near a police station in Damascus' al-Midan on Monday that killed 11 people including a police officer...

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Saudi Arabia executed 100 people so far in current year; 40% executions carried out in drug-related offences

Saudi Arabia is amongst those countries where execution or death penalty rate always remains high. Notably, Saudi Arabia has so far executed a total of 100 people who were found guilty in criminal cases. 40 percent of the executions carried out so far this year were related to drug-related offences...

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UN peacekeepers deployed in Congo after clash between army and militants

The clashes between armed groups and the Congolese army on Monday led the UN to deploy their peacekeepers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...

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India slams Pakistan again at UN; says terrorism as instrument of state policy cannot be tolerated

India’s protest at United Nations against Pakistan continues who uses terrorism as its state policy. Notably, India on Monday slammed Pakistan directly and told the United Nations that the use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy cannot be tolerated as it urged the world body that the war against terror has to be unrelenting and fought across all fronts...

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France witnessed knife attack at two women; assailant was shot dead by the Army at Marseille

The deathly attacks in the European countries have gone out of the graph now. Recently, two women were stabbed to death by a knifeman. A soldier of the Southern French port city killed the assailant and suspects it to be a ’terrorist activity’, which is true. ..

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Shocking! Mass shooting at country music festival in Las Vegas claims 20 innocent lives; 24 others wounded

Mass shooting at a country music festival at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas has claimed the lives of twenty innocent citizens while 24 others were wounded of which 12 are critically injured. However, one of the suspected shooters was also gunned down by police...

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Catalan referendum: 761 injured in clashes in Spain, PM Mariano Rajoy calls the move ‘unconstitutional’

The event that’s creating a ruckus in the Middle East is being repeated in Spain too. The Kurdistan referendum and Catalonia referendum is on the same lines. Meanwhile, Catalonia has overwhelmingly voted for independence from Spain, with 90 per cent of over two million votes counted saying "yes", the regional government has said...

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Kuwait releases 22 Indian prisoners, commutes sentences of 97 convicted for drugs smuggling

The diplomatic relations of India with other countries has been strengthened more and more since the PM Modi led government came into power. This strong diplomacy from Indian side led Kuwait to release 22 Indian prisoners and commuted the sentences of 97 others lodged in the Arab country's prison...

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Pakistan sets new rules of engagement with US after annoying Trump's accusations

Pakistan has decided to frame new rules of engagement with Washington, after POTUS Trump had accused the Muslim nation of harbouring and supporting terrorists...

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UAE to build 'Mars Science City' replica of Mars in Emirati dessert

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is going to build a Mars Science City which will be replicate the conditions human colonists will likely face living on Mars. The government of UAE just ahead of plans to build the first city on Mars in 2117 has announced plans to build Mars Science City in the Emirati dessert...

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Following footprint of UN sanctions, China orders to shut North Korean firms from its soil

China has ordered North Korean companies in the country to shut down by January as it applies UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. The Chines commerce ministry said the companies, including joint ventures with Chinese firms, have 120 days to close from the date the United Nations resolution was adopted on 11th of this month...

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Iraq bans all foreign flights to Erbil after Kurdish referendum vote, KRG angered with the decision

The war between the Kurds and Iraqis intensifies after the Kurdish referendum. The Kurdish regional government has rejected measures adopted by Iraq in the wake of its independence vote as Baghdad has decided to ban flight to Erbil. The Kurdish Regional Government yesterday said it rejects all the decisions taken by the Iraqi government and Parliament and regards them as collective punishment against the Kurds. ..

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Cabinet approves pact to collaborate in modernization of Afghan police

In order to take bilateral cooperation forward with Afghanistan, the Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Modi, has given its approval for signing an MoU on Technical Cooperation on Police Training and Development yesterday...

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Bangladesh: 3 Rohingyas caught red-handed while smuggling drugs pills

Three Rohingya men were arrested red-handed while trying to smuggle 800,000 methamphetamine pills into the Bangladesh from Myanmar. Last week two Rohingya men were arrested from a boat in the Naf river by Bangladesh border guards with some 430,000 yaba pills...

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92% #Kurds of #Iraq voted to seek independence in landmark referendum for #Kurdistanindependence

Kurds has been a major debate in the Middle East, especially in Iran and Iraq who had the aspiration of independence for many years and finally they are on a right path to get it. More than 92 percent Kurds in Iraq voted "yes" in the landmark referendum on Monday. Notably, Iraq's 8.4 million Kurds voted in a referendum on creating an independent state...

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Good news for Saudi women, they can soon be driving cars on roads!

This step, viewed as revolutionary, is expected to end the conservative nature of this Islamic kingdom. Saudi Arabia is the only nation in the world where women are not allowed to drive four-wheelers...

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Death toll by cholera outbreak in Yemen surges to 2110

The death toll in Yemen surged to 2110 while suspected cholera cases have reached to 7,25,488 due to the massive outbreak of cholera in the time period of less than 5 months. At least 4,00,000 children who are under the age of five are severely suffering from malnourishment just because of a cholera outbreak and civil war...

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Turkish Prez Erdogan threatens Kurds with famine over referendum, says ‘must give up on independence or go hungry’

The Kurdistan referendum has been a huge debate on yesterday’s TV sets, and so it rules today as well. Up until recently, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that Iraqi Kurds will “not be able to find food” if Ankara decides to halt the flow of trucks and oil into the region, adding that all military and economic sanctions are on the table...

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US isolates North Korean banks, individuals over its nuclear weapons programme

The United States continues a string of financial blockades on North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme and testing of ballistic missiles. The Trump administration with an aim to pressurize North Korea and its allies have announced another round of economic sanctions against Pyongyang, blacklisting many banks and individuals in several countries...

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Buddhist Monk-led mob attacked #Rohingya refugee’s camp in Sri Lanka

A mob led by a group of Buddhist monks attacked a United Nations safe house for Rohingya refugees in capital of Sri Lanka yesterday. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said about 30 Rohingya Muslims were moved to a safe location following the protest led by monks and lay persons. Sri Lanka's majority Sinahlese are Buddhists...

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Saudi Arabia witnesses massive reform after women were granted the right to drive

Saudi Arabia is witnessing a series of economic and social reform nowadays as the rulers of Kingdom are trying to create more and more employment. Therefore, now the women in Saudi Arabia have also been granted the right to drive...

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Taliban fired rockets on Kabul Airport after arrival of US Defense Secretary, NATO chief

Taliban launches series of rockets on Kabul International Airport after US Secretary of Defense James Mattis and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg arrival on Wednesday. There were no reports of casualties or immediate claim of responsibility...

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Rohingya Muslims killing Hindus in Myanmar; 45 bodies of Hindus unearthed

A statement issued by the Myanmar government’s Information Committee and supported by the reports from a Hindu Community leder confirmed this news of gory massacre of Hindus in Rakhine state of Myanmar...

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Iraq hanged 42 militants in one day

Forty-two Sunni Muslims were hanged by the Baghdad authorities on Monday for killing people, the security forces and car bombings on the civilians. This is the biggest mass execution of this year...

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India to continue its development and medical assistance to Afghanistan: Niramala Sitharaman

After concluding very substantive, constructive and forward-looking talks Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her United States counterpart James Mattis held a bilateral press briefing in New Delhi on Tuesday. During the joint press briefing, India ruled out deploying its troops in Afghanistan but will expand its development activities to help stabilize the war-torn country...

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Top Turkish journalist released after a year in jail over allegations of writing against President Erdogan

Turkey is a rigid and conservative country. The media in the country is not allowed to target the ruling government or it’s President. Cumhuriyet columnist Kadri Gursel was released yesterday after 11 months in jail. His only fault was that he wrote against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s governing decisions. ..

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Shinzo Abe to dissolve lower house on 28 Sept; Snap election on 22 Oct

Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe will dissolve the country’s lower house of parliament on 28th September and call national elections in October. The snap election will be held on 22nd October...

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France unveils multi-billion euro investment plan, hefty chunk kept aside for environment modernisation

France’s sluggish economy is a great concern for the new PM Edouard Philippe and President Emmanuel Macron. In a bid to make the country environment friendly and highly equipped, Philippe has announced details of a major investment plan. It foresees spending billions on education, digitization and environment, among other. ..

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Kurdistan referendum: Iraq refuses talks with Kurds while Iran closes border over independence vote fears

Kurds has been a major debate in Middle East, especially in Iran and Iraq. And yesterday, Iran has closed its border with the Kurdish region of Iraq at the request of Baghdad. Land crossings into Iran were shut to Iraqi Kurdistan on Monday, as Iraq's 8.4 million Kurds lined up at polling stations to vote in a referendum on creating an independent state...

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Dirt war continues at the UN General Assembly, North Korean foreign minister accuses ‘US has declared war’

Threatening each other, North Korea and United State of America have created much of a dilemma for the rest of the world of what’s going to happen now. Throwing dirt on each other, North Korea accuses US has declared war upon its own country The North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong-ho said: “The whole world should clearly remember it was the US who first declared war on our country.” He referred in particular to Trump’s tweet on Sunday that warned that the regime’s leaders “won’t be around much longer”...

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India raises voice against terrorism in UN; urges international community not to remain silent

Taking a dig at Pakistan indirectly, India on Monday raised its voice against terrorism and said that the international community cannot remain silent and asserted its zero tolerance against terrorist safe havens...

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Trump brings revised travel ban policy; adds Chad, North Korea and Venezuela

Trump administration on Sunday unveiled a new travel ban which includes Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. Notably, President Trump signed the proclamation according to which the citizens of these seven countries are banned to enter in the United States...

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Japan-US nuclear power deal set to be automatically extended

The foundation of Japan-U.S. nuclear cooperation bilateral nuclear energy cooperation agreement is set to be extended. The agreement will expire in July 2018. Hence the nations are making arrangements to enable an automatic extension. Both of the nations is till now keen to extend it without any negotiation...

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At least 3 killed, several injured in suicide attack on Afghan Nato convoy

A car bomber struck a Danish convoy of a NATO-led military mission in Kabul on Sunday. Five people were injured in the attack, according to local officials. The Danish soldiers were part of a security team engaged in protecting advisers traveling to and from the Afghan military academy...

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Angela Merkel again elected as chancellor of Germany but support for far-right surges

Berlin, September 25: German people finally kept trust on “stability” reelecting Angela Merkel Germany’s next Chancellor. She is such a popular character in German politics, this is going to her 4rth term as chancellor. Though her party Christian Democrats (CDU) will remain as largest in the parliament, it has seen its worst result in almost 70 years. In last election it scored 41% vote declining to 33% votes. The notable feature of this election nationalist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) won ..

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Myanmar Army found Mass grave of 28 Hindus killed by Rohingya militants

Myanmar Army has discovered a mass grave of Hindus that were killed by Rohingya militants in Rakhine state. Around 30,000 Hindus and Buddhists based in the area have also been displaced by the violence...

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World Sindhi Congress exposes Pakistan's apathy in UN

Pakistan shows itself as a victim of terrorism but the actual victims are Sindhis, Baloch peoples and Pakistan occupied Kashmiris. All these people have been reporting and raising their voice against Pakistan in the international community. Once again bringing the Pakistan’s apathy and human rights violation towards Sindhis into the limelight World Sindhi Congress (WSC) on Sunday exposed Islamabad in the United Nations...

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Bali braces for eruption of Mount Agung; 'Stay Away' India issues Travel advisory

Consulate General of India, Bali have issued a travel advisory stating a high alert on Mount Agung by Indonesia authorities on Sunday. It is Bali’s biggest mountain and volcanic activities have been seen around...

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Following footprint of UN sanctions, China restricts oil exports to North Korea

China has decided to limit oil exports to North Korea under UN sanctions over its nuclear and missile development. China is North's last major trading partner, energy supplier and diplomatically...

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Sub-Saharan leaders call for increased UN aid to counter terrorism in the region

The ongoing violence in Sub Saharan Africa is a global concern. The innocent residents are suffering limitless misery due to the bad security situation. Citing this problem, regional leaders at the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate called on the United Nations to provide sufficient resources..

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China dismisses OIC’s remark over Kashmir conflict saying as bilateral issue between India, Pak

Dismissing remarks of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), China said that Kashmir conflict must be resolved bilaterally by India and China. IOC had sought implementation of UN resolution on Kashmir...

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Pakistan became laughing stock when Pak Ambassador flashed fake pic

Pakistan on various occasions has exposed itself through many ridiculous lies and unprovoked activities etc. From Pakistani Prime Minister to Pakistani diplomats showcase their lies as truth with such amount of confidence that turns into over-confidence. Well, Pakistan has done it again and exposed its own lie and this time it was Pakistan’s Permanent Representative at UN Maleeha Lodhi who exposed her and her country’s lie in front of United Nations...

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French Prez Macron faces flak by passing ‘labour reforms’, thousands rally against the decision

Employment is a vital issue for every nation. It drives in trade and investments in the country. And France is severely suffering from it. Far-right leader Jean-Luc Melenchon claimed up to 1,50,000 people gathered in Paris to demonstrate against the new laws but local officials put the crowd at 30,000. The fire broke out when French President Emmanuel Macron signed the labour reforms on Friday, aiming to inject greater flexibility into the job market and kickstart hiring after decades of high unemployment...

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Factors behind an “all-time low” US-Russia relation

Even who is least aware of International relation knows there is something between US and Russia. It is like that liaison which will definitely attract many eyes. Never less fascinating than a TV series, US-Russia relation is fascinating for readers since date. The relation is not a mere tale of half a century as we know but dates back to more than hundred years ago. After the years of the arms race, the war of domination since 1991 the bilateral relation totally changed with the dramati..

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Russia strongly wants to prevent Syria’s partition; stresses on coordination from US military to counter terrorism

Moscow, September 24: Since a long Russia and US are actively participating in Syrian civil war. Other than main agendas, now main target of both the nation is to remove terrorists from the country. Hence Russian top diplomat Sergey Lavrov has stressed a need for coordinated action by Russian and US military to deal a final blow to terrorists in Syria. "We have the so-called deconflicting, but this is probably not enough when fight against terrorism is in progress, when we destroy terrorist hotbeds ..

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ICC investigates Sri Lankan Cricket over 'unnatural player selections' allegation

The anti-corruption unit of ICC has launched an investigation against the Sri Lankan Cricket in the allegations of 'unnatural player selections'. "The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit works to uphold integrity in cricket and this includes conducting investigations where there are reasonable grounds to do so. There is currently an ICC (ACU) investigation underway in Sri Lanka. Naturally as part of this we are talking to a number of people," ICC's General Manager, Alex Marshall said...

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6 people injured in London acid attack, a teenager has been arrested amidst suspicions

London has recently become a prime target of nuisance. Six people have been injured after a noxious substance was thrown during an incident at Westfield shopping mail in East London. Until now, a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in suspicions of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the incident. ..

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N Korea crisis intensifies after “Show of Force” by the US

The tension regarding North Korea and the US is highly escalating every day. US military already flew bombers in international airspace over waters east of North Korea. On the other hand, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.5 was detected in North Korea prompted the speculation of any nuclear activity of DPRK. The anti-US sentiment is also growing up in North Korea resulting in a large anti-U.S. rally in its capital city, Pyongyang. ..

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German polls 2017: Merkel or Schulz? Read briefly about the voting system and political predictions here!

Germany is an important part of the European Union, just like it was always in the history. Keeping aside Adolf Hitler, one of the famous female personalities in politics that Germany has today is Angela Merkel, the powerful woman who has shaped the political geography of the country. However, one could measure the strength Merkel possesses on her citizens, this Sunday. The German polls will be happening on September 24th keeping Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz on the diaz. The election is to elect ..

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Russia has been never part of using Facebook ads to influence US election: Kremlin comments on ongoing controversy

The ongoing controversy of alleged Russian interference in 2016 US election has been termed as “frenzy” by Russia often. US have complained that Russia has used Facebook to influence for favoring Donald Trump in last Presidential poll in the US. Provoking the controversy more, Facebook announced it will turn over to Congress more than 3,000 political ads that were bought during the 2016 presidential election and linked to Russian accounts. Responding to this, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said ..

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German police arrests three IS militants who were trying to convert people into ‘terrorist’

IS terrorists have been a menace for most of the European countries, especially France and Britain. However, Germany faces the same threat too. In fact, 3 men were arrested on suspicion of terrorist activities in a series of counterterrorism operations in Germany. ..

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Bangladesh urges UN to build safe zones for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims, who are fleeing a military crackdown to seek refuge in her country...

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EU warns Britain to “settle accounts” and fasten up smooth Brexit process

The Brexit negotiations will be the main debate happening until 2019 when it really happens. EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has issued a fresh warning that Britain must “settle the accounts” and speed up the pace of negotiations if it wants a free trade deal when it leaves the bloc. ..

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Russian Ministry of Defense claims to have liberated 87.4% Syrian territory from ISIS

Russia has been playing an important role in Syria since 2015. Russia supports Syrian military to remove the rebels from the country. Russia’s military said Syrian armed forces supported by the Russian Air Force have regained control of 87.4 percent of the country. It also added that Russian warplanes had destroyed over 96,000 terrorist targets in the course of the two-year campaign...

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North Korea warns of “most powerful” Hydrogen Bomb test in Pacific

Seoul, September 22: All the countries across globe when concerned about North Korea threat, it keeps coming up with new warnings. DPRK’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said the country may conduct a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean. It could be one of its "highest level" actions against the United States. The hot exchange of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un is going on since long time. Recently Trump said they will “totally destroy" the country. In ..

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Japan PM Abe says time for talk with N Korea is over, calls for ‘action now’

When the North Korea problem started many countries insisted for political dialogue to resolve the problem but all the attempts went futile. North Korea came up with more and more nuclear missile launches. It flew two missiles over Japan in a fortnight. Against this backdrop, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the time for dialogue is over...

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#MexicoEarthquake: Death toll reaches to 230; Sushma Swaraj confirms no Indian casualties

The country of Mexico was still arising from the rubble of earthquake last week and one more arrived yesterday to haunt them all life. A violent earthquake of 7.1 magnitude hit Mexico badly by killing at least 230 people across five states. ..

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India wants connectivity to pave the way for cooperation and trust between our societies, says Sushma Swaraj in SCO

India wants connectivity to pave the way for cooperation and trust between our societies. This was said by India’s External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday while speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York...

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Iran warns Israel of destroying Tel Aviv in a minute if leaders make any mistakes

Amid controversies with the United States over nuclear deal row, Iran on Monday warned Israel to destroy its commercial capital Tel Aviv in a minute if Israeli leaders make any mistakes. Importantly, the warning from Iran came just a day before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet US president Donald Trump and deliver a speech in U.N. General Assembly...

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Solution to crisis Qatar is facing is in its hand: Saudi Arabia at UN

The Arab quartet still acting tough on diplomatic rift with Qatar and not in any mood to relax the blockade. Notably, Saudi Arabia, one of the important members of Arab quartet has cleared its view on blockade and the diplomatic rift that the solution to the crisis Qatar is facing is in Doha's hands...

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Japan, Russia agree to work together on critical situation in Korean Peninsula

Against the backdrop of North Korea situation, security concern has grown highly among all neighboring countries of North Korea. Japan and Russia both the countries despite disagreement on different issues, agreed to work together at UNSC to address the nuclear nuke threat. Foreign Ministers of both the country met on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly...

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Saudi Arabia permits women to work as air traffic controllers soon

Saudi Arabia with an aim to achieve its glorious 2030 plan has permitted women to work in the civil aviation sector. Notably, the rulers of the kingdom on Monday allowed women to be trained as air traffic controllers for the first time in its history to create more jobs and economy in the country...

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Following mass trial 43 sentenced to life imprisonment in Egypt

Following the removal of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, a massive violence erupted in Egypt. A huge number of citizens were charged with various crimes. In the latest mass trial of such cases, forty-three people have been sentenced to life in prison. More than two hundred have been sentenced imprisonment for murder and illegally protesting...

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Ivanka Trump calls on ‘charismatic’ Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj; discusses women empowerment

On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York, Ivanka Trump the advisor of US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and held a meeting. During this meet, Minister Sushma and Ivanka discussed issues relating to women empowerment and the latter's forthcoming visit to India...

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Myanmar condemns all human right violence, does not fear international scrutiny: Suu Kyi on Rohingya issue

The Rohingya issue which was recently termed as “global concern” by UN has been disturbing the nation Myanmar since long days. When some people condemned Aung San Suu Kyi for her silence, after the crisis started she came up with her first national address. Suu Kyi said she was making this speech because she was unable to travel to the UN General Assembly later this week...

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India take on N Korea issue: Sushma says proliferation linkages must be explored

It was expected that North Korea issue would be one of the main topic of discussion during this UN General assembly held in New York. Japan, an all-weather friend of India faced two terror threats in one fortnight is concerned much. On this issue, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that North Korea's proliferation linkages must be explored and those involved must be held accountable...

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Foreign Ministers of India, Japan, US held trilateral meet; emphasizes on peaceful resolution of disputes

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday had a Ministerial Trilateral with US Secretary of State Tillerson and Japanese FM Kono and emphasized on the need for ensuring freedom of navigation, respect for international law and peaceful resolution of disputes...

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In a clandestine mission, Turkey deploys 80 military vehicles near its Syrian border

Protecting the border like if its armor, Turkey shares the dangerous borders with Syria which is the abode of ISIS terrorists. On Saturday, a local Turkish newspaper reported that the country has sent 80 military vehicles including tanks to its southern border with Syria. The deployment was part of reinforcements for troops stationed along the border. The vehicles were sent to the southeastern province of Hatay...

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Amid Gulf crisis, Qatar agrees to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain

Amid Gulf crisis, Qatar on Sunday signed an agreement with Britain to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets with an aim to boost its strength of defence system. Notably, Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah and his British counterpart Michael Fallon signed a letter of intent to purchase 24 Typhoon jets...

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Anti-Pakistan voices raised massively in front of White House, UNHRC

Human Rights violation, Terrorism, illegal killings and suppression of voices of people is very common in Pakistan. Islam says never to kill or give pain to innocents but Pakistan who wants to be named as biggest Islamic country does it all. So the eruption of anti-Pakistan voices is common too, but still, the international community is sleeping...

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British PM Theresa May says Trump visit will still happen amidst all the terror tweets

American President Donald Trump doesn’t fail to surprise us but this time he received flak from the Britons on the recent London tube train blast. Dusting of the tweets, British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US President’s comments after a terror attack in London. ..

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Over 4 dead, 14 injured in deadly blast at Afghanistan’s Mobile market

At least four civilians were killed and 14 others were critically wounded in a blast in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Sunday. The blast took place in the underground section of Hamam market. However, no group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the blast as of now...

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Begum Kulsoom wins husband Nawaz Sharif's Lahore home seat

Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Begum Kulsoon Nawaz has won the crucial Lahore by-election. The win is being seen as a test of support for the family after Sharif's ouster...

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Japan PM Abe calls for immediate “utmost pressure” on the North Korea

Japan is under a grave threat due to North Korean missile launch. Within a period of a fortnight, North Korea fired two missiles over Japan. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrote an opinion piece in one Amercian daily titled as “Solidarity against the North Korean Threat”. Abe called for increased pressure and international solidarity against the country...

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