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Former Bangladesh PM Zia barred from contesting elections; files appeal against 5-year sentence

The main opposition leader of Bangladesh, the ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who got convicted in a corruption case, has been barred from contesting elections. Following the decision of Bangladesh Election Commission, challenged the five-year prison sentence handed out to her. She claimed for framing her illegally with false, fabricated charges...

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Syria: 100 civilians, including 20 kids killed in Eastern Ghouta strikes

In what can be called a tragedy, around 100 civilians including 20 kids have been killed in shelling and airstrikes in Syria. Several rebel groups operate in the Eastern Ghouta, but it is dominated by the Islamist faction Jaish al-Islam...

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Japan set to construct world’s tallest wooden skyscrapers

Would you believe in “wood’’? But Japan is ready to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper. Sumitomo Forestry Co, a wood product Japanese company, has revealed the plan to build a 1,148ft (350 metre), 70-floor tower to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041. Currently, a 53m (174ft) student residence in Vancouver is reportedly the tallest timber skyscraper in the world...

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Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand; leaves 30000 powerless

A severe Cyclone named ‘Gita’ has New Zealand has left nearly 30000 houses powerless. And also all the flights to New Zealand were canceled due to heavy rains and bad weather...

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Pakistan is cancer not only for Balochistan but for the entire region: Baloch leader

Baloch Leader says Pakistan has joined hands with China in the name of the so-called CPEC project in a step to turn Baloch into a minority and occupy their land...

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To respect China’s hard cash, Pakistan approves Mandarin as his official language

In a move that raised a lot of eyebrows, Pakistan has made Chinese-language Mandarin one of its official languages by passing a motion in the Senate. The move was taken to strengthen the ties with China and for effective communication in the wake of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor...

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North Korea warns US against resumption of joint military drills with South Korea

The probability of the US and South Korea’s joint drill has angered North Korea which was postponed due to Winter Olympics. North Korea clearly warned the United States Started against resuming joint military drills with Seoul and said Washington should be blamed for any deterioration of the recent inter-Korean developments...

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UAE intercepts and destroys ballistic missile fired by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels towards Yemen

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels that was fired towards Mokha in the Taiz governorate of Yemen. Fortunately, there was no casualty reported...

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Munich lays carpet for dignitaries to hold talks on global security issues

With over 500 participants including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, British Prime Minister Theresa May and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the 54th Munich Security Conference (MSC) closed on Sunday, leaving "a lot more work ahead" in addressing global security issues with the motto "To the Brink, and back?"..

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Drone strike kills 8 Taliban militants, destroys drug lab in Afghanistan

At least eight Taliban insurgents were killed in a drone strike in western Farah province of Afghanistan on Sunday, local officials confirmed on Monday. The strike took place in Bala Bolok district of the province after a drone targeted a drug factory belonging to the Taliban, officials said. However, officials did not provide further details...

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Emergency extends for 15 more days in Maldives

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday sought parliamentary approval to extend a state of emergency for 15 days in the Indian Ocean archipelago as the “the situation has not changed”, parliament’s Deputy Secretary-General Fathmath Niusha told the legislature...

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String of social reform in Saudi Arabia continues; allows women to start business without male permission

Saudi Arabia adding one more surprising move to the list of latest social reforms has allowed women to open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative. Notably, the easing of restrictions on starting a business comes under the kingdom’s reform drive to diversify the economy and allow women to play a more active role Saudi society...

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Maldivian SC stays its earlier ruling to reinstate 12 opposition lawmakers

Maldivian Supreme Court has put a stay on its earlier ruling of 1st February to reinstate 12 Parliamentarians who have lost their seats. The decision of three-member court came last evening as Parliament is to meet for an extraordinary session today to deliberate on the state of emergency. The verdict did not give any reason for the decision...

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US drone attack killed two hardcore terrorists of Al-Qaeda outfit

Amidst severe outbreak cholera in Yemen, the United States drone has killed two suspected Al-Qaeda members on a motorbike including a local commander Abu Hussein al-Theriya. Notably, the situation in Yemen has gone to worst as it is suffering from civil war, an outbreak of cholera and terrorism...

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Plane crashes in Iran; fate of 66 lives in extreme danger

An Iranian passenger plane with 60 people on board has crashed in central Iran during a flight from Tehran to the city of Yasuj. The plane came down in the Zagros Mountains near the city of Semirom in Isfahan province. Semirom is a remote mountain town 620km south of Tehran. All 66 passengers and crew were killed when an Iranian plane crashed into the country's Zagros Mountains today, an airline spokesman told state television...

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Germany wants EU to make progress on a common asylum system: Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants the European Union to make progress on a common asylum system, warning that member states who expect financial support from the bloc need to show solidarity when it comes to migrants too...

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Situation worsens in Maldives: Thousands on roads, journalists attacked by police

Situations in the Maldives are getting worse day by day as the thousands of people took part in the protests in the Maldives on Friday which led to several arrests including journalists who were covering the protest...

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South Africa’s President Ramaphosa promises 'new dawn' for the nation

While South Africa’s ex-President Jacob Zuma had to step down due to corruption charges, the new President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to tackle corruption, unemployment, and inequality on his second day of office. New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a "new dawn" in his first State of the Nation address...

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ALERT! Deadly new disease discovered in China

Issuing an alert, China has recorded first-ever human case of H7N4 bird flu in a 68-year-old woman, who had contact with poultry birds. When first human bird flu case was reported, thousands were killed by the H5N1 virus across the world...

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US Justice Department indicts 13 Russian nationals over 2016 Presidential election interference

Russia-US relation to face another major crisis as the federal grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for alleged illegal interference in the 2016 presidential elections. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has charged them with conspiracy to defraud the United States...

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Democracy index: More than half of countries face “democratic recession”; India stands at 42nd position

Since the outset of this decade political analysts have been warning that expansion of freedom and democracy came to a halt. In modern state structure, a large percentage of countries have chosen democracy as a federal structure. But the mere number how many countries are constitutionally democratic never gives the idea how many people across the world are actually enjoying democratic rights. A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit concludes that less than 5% of the world’s population currently ..

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Growing influence of Hezbollah in regional conflicts to threaten security of Lebanon: US

The United States Secretary Rex Tillerson on Thursday warned Lebanon that Hezbollah's influence in regional conflicts will threaten country’s security. He said that Hezbollah "is a terrorist organization" and there is no distinction between its political and military wings...

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French economy is getting more powerful: INSEE report

Long seen as the weakest of Europe's major economies, French GDP is expanding at its highest rate in years, with optimism underpinned by the pro-business agenda being implemented by the government...

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Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel: Focus on EU and bilateral relations

British Prime Minister Theresa May is on the visit to Berlin with the aim to hold talks on European Union. This proves as a sign that she wants to discuss Britain’s and the Union’s future relationship with Germany’s leader Angela Merkel...

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Peace at a cost of $2.64 mn: South Korea allocates huge amount to pay for North’s Olympics bills

To resolve the North Korean conflict and bring peace in Korean Peninsula, South Korea is paying a huge amount. It has allotted US$2.64 million to pay the Olympic bills for Pyongyang. The cost will cover the costs of hundreds of North Korean art performers, cheerleaders and taekwondo demonstration team members...

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US Senate rejects four bills which offered legal protection to over 1 million ‘undocumented’ immigrants

The US Senate on Thursday rejected four bills including a Republican measure backed by President Trump and a competing bipartisan proposal to protect “Dreamer” immigrants. Notably, the immigration bills would have offered legal protections to more than 1 million undocumented immigrants who came to the USA as children...

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International Atomic Energy Agency to help Japan for nuclear security of 2020 games

Sports lover across the globe wait eagerly for two major sports events, Olympics and Paralympics. To ensure the security of athletes, spectators the International Atomic Energy Agency has signed an agreement with Japan. The next 2020 Olympics, Paralympics will be hosted in Tokyo...

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Egyptian army eliminates 53 Islamic militants, arrests 680 suspects in week-long offensive

In the week-long strike against militants, Egypt’s military and police forces have killed 53 Islamist militants and arrested 680 suspects. The operation is underway mainly in restive northern Sinai Peninsula, the stronghold of Islamist insurgents...

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Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as new President of South Africa; vows anti-corruption drive

Within 24 hours of former President Jacob Zuma’s resignation, Cyril Ramaphosa head of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), has been sworn in as South Africa's president. He was elected unopposed in the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon...

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Iraq to get funds from International donors, Kuwait for reconstruction

Few months after Iraqi forces declared victory over Islamic State terrorist organization, is now on the way to redevelop the nation with the cost of more than $88 billion. Coming forward for Baghdad, International donors and Kuwait have pledged tens of billions of dollars to help rebuild Iraq...

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11 labourers stranded in Malaysia are in Indian safe hands

11 workers of Giridih, Bokaro and Simdega districts of Jharkhand who have gone to Malaysia for jobs have been trapped there. The employer is not paying the wages to those labourers, away from them, even for food. Workers' passports have also been seized by the people of the company. Suffering labourers have written a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs jointly asking them to return the land...

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UK introduces technology which detects online terrorist content

In order to protect the country and also to fight against terrorism, Britain has introduced a technology which can detect online terrorist content with 99.99 % accuracy...

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At least 17 people killed, 14 others injured in Florida school shooting; gunman arrested

Unfortunate! At least 17 people were killed after a 19-year-old teen named Nikolas Cruz opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday. Fourteen others were injured of which five are in critical condition...

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Maldivian authorities clarify on emergency situation: 'All arrested are in good health'

Due to the emergency situation in the Maldives, certain dignitaries are arrested. But the Maldivian authorities clarified that those who are arrested are in good health and they are provided with good facilities...

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Russia rejects all claim of Cyber attack, terms the allegation as Russophobic Campaign

While Russia has been alleged by United Kingdom(UK) for a massive cyber attack in Ukraine which spread to Europe, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has clearly denied such allegation. The NotPetya atta is estimated to have cost companies more than $1.2b. ..

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Amazon to create 2000 jobs in France

As France is the largest market in Europe after Britain and Germany, online retailer Amazon has planned to hire 2000 permanent contracts this year...

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US desperate on enhancing bilateral defence cooperation with India

The bilateral relations between India and the United States have been strengthened especially in Trade and defence sector since Prime Minister Modi led government came to power. However, United States is now more eager for enhanced bilateral defence cooperation with India as Washington is now willing to sell more weapons to New Delhi...

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Germans to safeguard environment and purse too! Soon to make public transport free

One of the best options to curb the air pollution is using public transport says each and every government. But this is indeed a good way to help our environment to be clean and also saving our time. More and more private vehicles will lead to a pressure on resources and will also disturb the nature’s cycle...

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Japan reports UNSC suspected sanctions breach by North Korean Ship

Japan has reported a suspected North Korean violation of UN sanctions. A North Korean tanker was spotted tied up alongside one from Belize at night in the East China Sea which was apparently engaged in transferring cargo...

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Nepal PM Deuba announces resignation to pave way for new elected Oli govt

Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday announces his resignation to pave way for formation of new government as per people's mandate in recent elections...

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Political stalemate continues in Sri Lanka: Prez Sirisena to make big announcement tomorrow

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will make a special statement on Friday in the wake of ongoing political crisis as both main parties have claimed to form their own government...

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South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma resigns evading a no-confidence vote

Surrendering to the mounting pressure from inside and outside of African National Congress, South Africa’s controversial President Jacob Zuma has resigned on Wednesday night. Jacob Zuma has been spared from yet another vote of no confidence in Parliament after resigning. While announcing the much-awaited decision, he said he was quitting with immediate effect but said he disagreed with his ANC party's decision...

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Jinping's anti-graft drive turns Chinese jail space-less

Chinese Preident Xi Jinping's anti-graft drive, which began in 2012, has netted 1.3 million corrupt officials in jail. The overcrowding has led to the cancellation of the Lunar New Year celebrations in the prison...

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'France will strike' if proven chemical bombs used in Syria: President Macron

President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that “France will strike” if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict in violation of international treaties, but that he had not yet seen proof this was the case...

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South African police raid Indian origin Gupta family house increasing pressure on Zuma

Following the political turmoil regarding corruption charges against South African President Jacob Zuma, an elite police team of the country has raided the luxurious family home of Indian origin’s Gupta family, a close friend of Zuma. South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, who is too much reluctant to reign despite several calls, was given an ultimatum to step down on Tuesday...

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Venezuela, Libya lose UN vote for 3rd time in 3 consecutive years for not paying dues

The United Nations suspended Venezuela and Libya from voting in the U.N. General Assembly for the third consecutive time in three years due to unpaid dues to the world body. Notably, Venezuela and Libya have not paid its dues to remain as the member of United Nations...

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Britain dispatches warship to South China Sea, claims it their ‘right’

Great Britain has despatched its warship to the South China Sea making China raise its eyebrows. HMS Sutherland, the British warship will be arriving in Australia and then sail next month to cross the South China Sea, to assert the rights to freedom of navigation in the waters at the centre of international dispute...

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German Social Democratic leader resigns; opines resignation will contribute to new government

German Social Democratic leader (SPD) Martin Schulz resigned on Tuesday, hoping to end turbulence that has rocked the center-left party since it agreed a coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives...

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US open for talks with North Korea without preconditions

A clear win comes to South Korean President Moon Jae-in the United States has said it is open to holding preliminary talks with North Korea. South Korean local media reported, White House National Security Council official hinted about the talk...

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Best in every spectrum, Aadhaar awarded as the ‘Best Emerging Technology’ at #WorldGovSummit

The World Government Summit 2018 at Dubai, acknowledged government technology pioneers for providing global solutions to global challenges. The initiatives are focused on creating positive competition to improve and innovate emerging technologies, and the awards are focused on showcasing extraordinary individuals. In this perspective, India showcasing its digital talent won the best emerging technology award was accredited to Aadhaar...

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Former South Korean President’s confidant jailed for 20 years over heavy corruption charges

The confidante of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye has been sentenced to 20 years in prison over corruption. The case is linked to the scandal which brought Park Geun-hye down from the presidency...

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Britain’s humiliation by EU will have an effect on European election: France

The EU must not "humiliate" UK in Brexit talks as it could trigger a wave of eurosceptic anger in upcoming European elections, Emmanuel Macron's spokesman has warned...

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Reconstruction of Iraq to cost over $88 billion

Few months after Iraqi forces declared victory over Islamic State terrorist organization, is now on the way to redevelop the nation with the cost of more than $88 billion. Notably, in December last year, Iraq declared victory over Islamic State after reclaiming all the territory captured by the terrorist group in the year 2014 and 2015...

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Nigeria starts mass trial against hundreds of Boko Haram suspects

In order to prevent Islamic insurgents, Nigerian federal government has commenced a fresh trial of hundreds of suspected Boko Haram insurgents. Hundreds of people suspected of links to Boko Haram stood trial in a detention center in central Nigeria on Monday...

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Maintain peace and be calm; we will monitor the situation closely: Maldives Police

Maldivian Police (MPS) and Defense Forces (MNDF) have appealed the citizens to maintain peace and also to be calm across the Maldives. The current situation has to be handled with peace says the MPS and MNDF...

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Olympics of diplomacy: Kim Jong-un thanks Seoul for “impressive” effort

If there was a gold medal for diplomacy in Olympics, North Korea would definitely get it. After sending a high-level delegation to South Korea, Kim Jong-un has now praised the latter, host of Winter Olympics 2018, after the delegation returned to the native. He has praised the “warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue”...

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Amid global pressure, Pakistan declares Hafiz Saeed a terrorist after amending anti-terror law

In a welcome move, Pakistan has declared 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed as a terrorist. The move is a part of an ordinance that it introduced to ban all individuals and organizations sanctioned against by the UN Security Council...

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South African President Zuma given 48 hours ultimatum to resign

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, who is too much reluctant to reign despite several calls, has been given an ultimatum to step down. Local media reports say, he has been given a 48hours time limit to finally resign. The executive committee of the African National Congress (ANC) is said to have resolved to “recall” Zuma following a marathon 13-hour meeting. ..

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US supports Egypt’s war against Islamic insurgents: Rex Tillerson

US State Secretary Rex Tillerson on the first day of his week-long Middle East visit affirmed support for Egypt’s war against terrorism. But he also reminded the need for free and transparent presidential elections which will be held in next month...

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US drone strike kills Pak Taliban deputy leader Khalid Mehsud

The death of deputy leader, Khalid Mehsud, in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's Paktika has been confirmed by the Pakistani Taliban. The terrorist organisation said that Mufti Noor Wali Wali has replaced their dead deputy. US drone strikes have been escalated since Donald Trump became the US President, although he is yet to reach the peak that former POTUS Barack Obama achieved in 2010...

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Iraq released names of 60 most wanted figures for allegedly supporting acts of terror

For the first time ever, Iraq has released the names of 60 most wanted figures who were allegedly supporting acts of terror and various terrorist organizations including ISIS, al-Qaeda and the dissolved Baath Party. Iraqi authorities have released the names of 60 most wanted figures allegedly involved in supporting acts of terror. Importantly, a name that stands out on the list is the daughter of late leader Saddam Hussein, Raghad, who is living in Jordan...

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Maldivian emergency will affect the country politically but economically too

Emergency in the Maldives not only has disturbed the country politically, socially but economically too as a report out by Moody’s has said that the situation will result in a decrease in Tourist arrival and also investments in the country...

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I intend to stay in power until 2021: Angela Merkel

Coalition government hopes to give a new ray to Germany’s new government. While forming the new government, German leader Angela Merkel has urged the young ministers to be the part of the ministry. She has also said that she intends to stay in power until 2021, the end of the legislative period, as long as the Social Democrats (SPD) is on board...

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Singapore tops the list of most visited tourist destination for 2nd consecutive year

Attracting tourist and business market, Singapore tops the record of highesr visitor arrivals and tourism receipts for 2017 for the second time in two years. Arrivals to Singapore increased by 6.2 per cent to 17.4 million, with China, India, Vietnam, Philippines, United States, United Kingdom and Germany hitting record of visitor arrivals...

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US Defense Secretary says North Korea cannot drive a wedge between South and US

While analysts are assuming that recent development among North and South Korea may create a rift between the US and South Korea, US Defense Secretary Mattis says North Korea can't drive wedge between the countries despite current advance. North Kora even has invited South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang for an inter-Korean summit...

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British, Irish PMs to visit Northern Ireland; urging end to political crisis

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Irish leader Leo Varadkar will meet with Northern Ireland’s main political parties in Belfast on Monday to urge the restoration of the province’s devolved administration...

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Egyptian army eliminates 28 militants, detains almost 100 in Sinai Military operation

Egypt military continues its military operation against terrorists killing 28 militants in total and detaining almost 100. The nationwide major military operation was launched in Egypt on Friday as an extension of its continued war against terrorists...

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The Koreas eye on further steps to make a rare inter-Korean summit possible

South Korea will take all possible steps to make the possibility of rare Inter-Korean summit true. From arranging more reunions for families divided by the Korean War and seeking lower military tensions with North Korea, Seoul will take all possible steps. North Korea has also termed the visit of high-delegation as meaningful...

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Russian passenger jet crashes near Moscow killing 71 people on board

A Russian passenger jet, operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines, has crashed killing 71 people on board. Radio contact with the passenger plane of the Saratov Airlines was lost several minutes after the takeoff from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport...

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Technology is changing at speed of thoughts, empowered common man, says PM Modi at World Government Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed technology and its benefits while addressing a keynote at the World Government Summit in Dubai. Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was invited as the Chief Guest at the 6th edition of World Government Summit...

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PM Modi at World Government Summit in Dubai

PM Modi at World Government Summit in Dubai..

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Surging violence displaces more than 85,000 civilians in Yemen within 10 weeks

Effective increase in violence across Yemen has resulted in the displacement of more than 85,000 people in just the last 10 weeks. Notably, Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million in need, fuelled by ongoing conflict, a breakdown in public services and a collapsing economy...

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Maldives Police clarifies on extremist elements in the service

Maldivian Police has scraped the statement of the former President of Maldives to the Indian media newspaper, stating that religious extremists who had taken part in the Syria/Iraq civil war had returned to the Maldives and are serving in the Maldives Police Service (MPS)...

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PM Modi inaugurates 1st Hindu Temple in UAE; assures Indian diaspora to fulfill all their wishes

After strengthening bilateral partnership with UAE, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Temple project and witnessed the groundbreaking ceremony which was live-streamed to the Dubai Opera House...

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Taleban commander killed in US Drone strikes in Pakistan

A pair of suspected US missile strikes killed a senior Pakistani Taleban deputy and other militants in the border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials said on Friday...

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PM Modi addresses Indian community in Dubai

PM Modi addresses Indian community in Dubai..

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Egypt army’s nationwide operation against Islamic insurgents rolls in full swing

Egypt Army is continuing its strike against terrorists in full force which has been launched on Friday. Air Force of the country continued on Friday night its airstrikes targeting terrorist hideouts and weapons in Sinai as part of the Operation...

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UK Foreign secretary to visit Rohingya refugee camps ahead of his Myanmar visit

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson ahead of his Myanmar visit. The diplomat who has arrived in Dhaka is on his maiden Bangladesh visit. He also urged Myanmar to find a safe and dignified way for Rohingya Muslims to return...

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North Korea’s Kim invites South Korean President for talks in Pyongyang

The Winter Olympics might really promote peace through unifying the Koreas. North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has invited South Korea's President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang for taks. If it really takes place, it would be the first one in a decade...

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Amid Maldives Political Crisis; Indian-British journalists detained for violating rules

Amidst the political turmoil pertaining in the island nation, Maldives Police have detained two foreign journalists for working in the country allegedly in violation of its immigration rules. The detained journalist is of one Indian Journalist and the other being from a British origin. Maldives Police said that they have handed over the one British and another Indian journalist to immigration authorities. ..

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Syrian forces conducted series of airstrikes in rebel-held eastern Ghouta province; 59 civilians killed

At least 59 civilians were killed while 139 others were injured in the rebel-held region eastern Ghouta province, a besieged pocket of satellite towns and farms near the Syrian capital of Damascus after the Government forces launched a series of airstrikes on Thursday...

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Maldivian Govt calls for all-party talks to handle the situation

The emergency situation has led a disturbance in the peace of the Maldives. To handle the situation Maldives government has called for an all-party meeting...

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US starts withdrawing troops from Iraq after defeating Islamic State terror outfit

The United States have begun reducing the number of forces deployed in Iraq after the Iraqi authorities declared victory over Islamic State terrorist organization. Notably, 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...

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Egypt launches major security operation against 'terrorists' across country

Egypt army has launched a major security operation against “terrorist and criminal elements and organizations” on Friday. The Army Spokesperson of Egypt announced the operation which is to be held in the Nile Delta and the northern Sinai Peninsula...

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Refugee-made products going to be on display at trade fare for first time ever

While refugee problem is growing worldwide, a large number of people is actually homeless, it is indeed a good news that for the first time ever refugee-made products will be on display at a leading international trade show...

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18 days of competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opens with curling event

The long-awaited grand event, winter Olympics, finally kicks off with side curling event. South Korea's Jang Hye Ji launched 18 days of competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Thursday (Feb 8) by sliding the first mixed doubles curling stone. The South Korean mixed doubles curling team picked up the first victory...

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EU hails Germany’s decision of coalition government

Recently Germany saw a new wave for forming a new coalition government, this was hailed by the leaders of both parties. But the flow doesn’t stop over here as the leaders in Brussels have also praised this decision saying that it is beneficiary for Europe as well...

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North Korea declines meeting US officials during Winter Olympics

Crushing the expectation of a probable US-North Korea talk during winter Olympics, DPRK has denied such talk. As high-level delegation from the US and North Korea both the countries are participating in Winter Olympics, it was expected that the two opposing forces could have a talk...

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France raises its defence funds by 40%

France on Wednesday announced plans to hike defence spending by more than 40 percent bringing it into line with NATO targets...

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North Korea holds “low-key military parade’ ahead of Winter Olympics

Ahead of winter Olympics, North Korea held a military parade and rally on Kim Il Sung Square on Thursday. As per South Korean media the parade was smaller, low-key military parade...

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Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia found guilty of corruption case, jailed for five years

Bangladesh ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has been sentenced to five years in jail for corruption by a Dhaka special court. The prominent face in Bangla politics, the chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party(BNP), was found guilty in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case. Predicting the verdict, security around Bangladesh Capital Dhaka has already been tightened...

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Nepal National Assembly poll ends up with 99.52% voter turnout

The polling for National Assembly, the upper house of parliament in Nepal has concluded. According to Election Commission 99.52 percent voter turnout recorded. Addressing a press conference after the voting was over, Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav said, “Counting started in six provinces after the voting was over.”..

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US declares three individuals as ‘Global Terrorists’ for having links with Pak-based terror networks

The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed stringent economic sanctions against three individuals allegedly linked to Pakistan-based terror networks after it called on the Pakistani government to destroy safe havens to dangerous individuals and organizations. Notably, the United States has been acting strictly against terrorists and a terrorist organization to curb the threat which is caused by terrorism...

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Maldives sends envoys to some nations to provide updates on the situation

President of Maldives Abdullah Yameen who is in limelight for declaring the emergency in the country, not abiding the orders of Supreme Court...

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Khaleda Zia’s Verdict Today: Security tightened throughout Bangladesh

Security has been beefed up around government and non-governmental establishments, including the Secretariat, the parliament, Bangladesh Bank, major prisons, different power plants and local government offices, across the country ahead of the verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case...

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More than 300 child soldiers released by armed groups in South Sudan

Some 300 child soldiers, including 87 girls, were formally released by armed groups in South Sudan, the United Nations mission in the country reported on Wednesday, calling on all stakeholders to support the young people on the journey back to their communities and help them build a future for themselves..

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Historic! Saudi Arabia allows Air India to use its airspace for flying to and from Israel

In a major breakthrough, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday gave the green signal for Air India to fly over its airspace when flying to and from Tel Aviv. The move comes a days after Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reached Saudi Arabia for a three-day visit to inaugurate the prestigious National Festival popularly known as Janadriyah festival in Kingdom...

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Artificial Intelligence will save us not destroy us: Google CEO

“Artificial Intelligence will save us not destroy us” said Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai. “AI is probably the most important thing humanity has ever worked on. I think of it as something more profound than electricity or fire,” he said. “Any time you work with technology, you need to learn to harness the benefits while minimizing the downsides,” he said...

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Germany finally will see a coalition government after passing many hurdles

Political leaders in Germany have reached a breakthrough in talks to form a new coalition government, following months of uncertainty after elections in September failed to produce an overall majority for any party...

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Qatar urges European Union to take more efforts to end economic blockade imposed by Arab Quartet

Qatar on Tuesday urged European Union to take more efforts to end the economic blockade imposed by the Arab Quartet of Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Notably, it’s been over 8 months bit still Gulf crisis remains intensified...

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South African President’s fate in uncertainty as ANC postpones Wednesday’s meeting

South African President Jacob Zuma’s fate hangs in uncertainty as much anticipated meeting of the African National Congress' (ANC) national executive has now been postponed to next week. The ANC had called a special meeting of its decision-making executive committee to be held on Wednesday in Cape Town...

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Kim Jong Un’s sister to visit South Korea with Olympic delegation; Seoul welcomes the stunning move

In an impressive move, North Korea has offered to send Kim Jong Un’s younger sister as a member of its high-level delegation for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Kim Jong-un’s influential sister will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea on Friday, Seoul’s unification ministry has said. ..

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Former Maldivian President Nasheed urges India for help to control the situation

Former President Mohamed Nasheed has asked the Indian government to support the Maldivian people to release prisoners and the US to curb leaders' financial transactions...

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White snow covers red sand dune of Sahara desert for second time this year

So for the second time this year Snow has covered the sand cover of Sahara desert. A rare snowstorm has swept into the Sahara Desert turning red sand dunes into white. The freak blizzard hit the small town of Ain Sefra in Algeria. ..

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6.4-magnitude earthquake hits Taiwanese tourist city wrecking havoc

A strong earthquake of 6.4 magnitudes in Taiwan has killed has left two dead and 219 injured on the east coast of the country. After the earthquake struck the city of Hualien, roads are cracked, structures are tilted, and people are trapped amid a huge mess...

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Polish President vows a sign the controversial Holocaust Bill

Poland’s President said on Tuesday he will sign into law a bill imposing jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust, defying criticism from Israel, the United States and activists...

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Scottish Court denies legal bid to show Britain could stop Brexit

A Scottish court rejected on Tuesday a legal attempt to ask the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to clarify whether Britain could unilaterally stop the Brexit process...

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South African political crisis: SA President Zuma summons ministers to urgent cabinet meeting

South Africa’s political crisis is gaining more momentum as pressure is mounting on President Jacob Zuma to step down. After rejecting the call of stepping down, Zuma has summoned cabinet ministers to a meeting in Cape Town on Tuesday...

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Moscow slowly recovering from “the snowfall of the century”

Russia and snowfall are not unknown to each other at all. But, this weekend has watched a Moscow covered with heavy snow blanket. More than a month’s worth of snow fell on Moscow within just 36 hours at the weekend, touted as Century’s heaviest snowfall to hit the city...

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Massive break on NaPak intentions; bill introduced in US House to end non-defence aid to Pakistan

‘NaPak’ intentions of Pakistan was exposed long ago. The whole world now knows the reality of Pakistan that it is the only country which provides safe haven to terrorism and harbours terrorist in other nations. Therefore, a bill was introduced on Tuesday in the US House of Representatives to end all non-defence aid to Pakistan as it provides military aid and intelligence to terrorists...

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Maldives President Yameen declares Emergency in the country

Situations of Maldives are getting worse as the President Abdullah Yameen has declared 15 days emergency in the country. This has led to a political crisis situation in the Maldives...

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‘Miraculous’ new cancer vaccine completely wipes out tumours

Could this finally be the cure to cancer? If success from mouse studies can be duplicated in human trials, this is the treatment that might finally put an end to tumours once and for all...

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Indians warned against travelling to the Maldives

The Government of India has issued an advisory to citizens against travelling to the Maldives, in the wake of the Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen declaring a 15-day state of emergency on Monday...

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International company Singtel to invest 2649 Cr in Bharati Telecom

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) said it would spend up to 2643 crores on shares in India’s Bharti Telecom, lifting its stake slightly in the holding company for Bharti Airtel to just under half...

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Samsung heir Lee freed from South Korean jail; the judgment attracts wide public criticism

After one year of detention, Samsung group heir Lee Jae-yong has been set free by a South Korean appeal court in an unexpected manner. A jail sentence was handed down to the tycoon in last year for bribing the country's then-President Park Guen-hye with $8.2m. This corruption shook the country followed with stepping down of the former president...

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Maldives faces knots of trouble; Govt denies to abide SC orders

Chaos in the Maldives is increasing day by day. Recently Supreme Court of Maldives released former president Mohamed Nasheed and eight other opposition leaders which were jailed on corruption grounds...

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8 killed, 10 injured in gas leak at southern China steel plant

At least eight people were killed and 10 injured after gas leaked from a pipeline at a steel mill in the southern province of Guangdong, China. The incident occurred night when workers were conducting an overhaul of the generator boiler at Shougang Shuicheng Iron and Steel Company Limited, local authorities reported...

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New political crisis looms over Africa; pressure mounts on SA President Zuma to resign

Pretoria, February 5: Another political crisis is looming over Africa regarding South Africa President Jacob Zuma. The pressure is mounting on the 75 years old leader to resign from his regime. Top officials from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) met President Jacob Zuma late on Sunday. Following the meet, party leaders are to hold an emergency meeting on Monday. In December, he was replaced as leader of the ANC by Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president. Since then, his position ..

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High diplomatic push from a hermit country: North Korea to send its highest ranking official to South

The diplomatic efforts from North Korea to mend its strained relation with South Korea are becoming more prominent. North Korea has decided to send its highest ranking official for years to the South ahead of Winter Olympics leading its high-level delegation to ease off the tension...

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Taliban suicide bomber kills at least 11 Pak soldiers in Swat

At least 11 Pakistani soldiers were killed in a suicide attack in the Pakistan’s north western district of Swat, the army has said...

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Russian fighter jet shot down by rebel group in Syria's Idlib province

Provoking more hostility in the conflict-torn country Syria, Syrian rebels have shot down a Russian warplane in north-western Idlib province on Saturday. As per Russian Defense Ministry, the jet was brought down with a portable anti-aircraft missile system. Since 2015, when Russia launched its activity in Syria, this is the first time such incident took place...

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Over 100 killed, 250 others injured in violence across Iraq last month

Violence including terror attacks and armed conflicts across Iraq has killed over 100 peoples while more than 250 others were injured in the month of January this year...

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Saudi Arabia recovers $107 billion from corruption suspects

The authorities of Saudi Arabia have recovered more than $107 billion from kingdom's most prominent businessmen and government officials who were arrested in a crackdown into alleged corruption...

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Indo-England ties get stronger: New Partnership launched

A new Manchester-India Partnership (MIP) aimed at connecting Indian companies with the northern regions of England has been set up to further trade, investment, science and innovation ties between India and Britain...

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The prisons in the Netherlands are going so empty that they are converted into homes!

Dutch prisons are emptying fast. The number of prisoners in the Netherlands fell from 20,463 in 2006 to 10,102 in 2016...

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Trump administration put economic sanctions against six individuals, seven firms for having link with Hezbollah

The Trump administration has put the stringent economic sanctions against six individuals and seven business entities for allegedly links to Hezbollah financer Adham Tabaja. Importantly, the Lebanese businessman Adham Tabaja is believed to be one of the group's top five money men, with ties spanning West Asia and Africa...

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At least 90 migrants feared dead after boat capsizes off Libyan coast

Again a migrant boat got drowned off Libyan coast highlighting the ongoing migration problem. The smugglers boat were carrying 90 migrants among whom mostly are Pakistani nationals. ..

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Nearly 1000 trapped mine workers rescued from South African gold mine after almost 30 hours

South Africa feels blessed as nearly 900 mineworkers who were trapped underground for almost a day have been rescued. The workers got left in the gold mine after a power cut. The rescue work got a boost in the early hours of Friday when power was restored. They were trapped underground from Wednesday evening to Friday morning...

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Maldives SC frees Ex-President Nasheed and other eight; orders new trials

Immediate release of former president Mohamed Nasheed and eight other opposition leaders was ordered by the Supreme Court of Maldives. Others freed by the Supreme Court include a former vice president, a former defense minister, the leaders of two minor opposition parties, a ruling party lawmaker, a judge, a former chief prosecutor and a prominent businessman...

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Saudi Arabia banned expats from doing job in 12 sectors

Saudi Arabia with an aim to meet all the agendas under Vision 2030 and to provide more jobs to countrymen has banned expats from working in twelve sectors. Notably, Saudi Arabia is facing a major employment crisis since five years...

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Britain will leave EU and negotiate free-trade deal: PM Theresa May

Britain PM Theresa May and EU the two sides of the river which share the same water but don’t want to meet. Same is the situation as Theresa May says the UK will leave the EU's Customs Union and negotiate a free-trade agreement that will be good for Britain and Europe...

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Thrillers here is world’s longest zip line which will give zip zap zoop ride

The world’s longest zip line launched in the United Arab Emirates, propelling thrill-seekers at speeds of up to 150 kilometers an hour down the Middle East country’s highest mountain peak...

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Unable to grasp Mandarin, Tibet wants usage of Tibetan language in China SC

Over 180 Tibetans have petitioned the People's Supreme Court of China raising concerns over the failure to use the Tibetan language on the official websites of people’s courts in autonomous prefectures. The petitioners have argued that the lack of Tibetan language, whether deliberate or a result of negligence, is a dereliction of duties required by constitution, laws and related regulations...

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Myanmar turns down proposed UNSC visit citing high tension in Rakhine

Myanmar has turned the proposal of top UN body visit to the country saying it’s not right time for the visit. Myanmar told the United Nations Security Council not to visit during February, though mentioned that it is not completely rejecting the proposed tour...

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White House claims chain migration, visa lottery system jeopardizes national security of the US

White House on Friday claimed that the chain migration and visa lottery system jeopardizes the national security of United States and puts American communities at risk by giving out examples. The United States is on the blacklist of all the terrorist organizations. Therefore, Trump administration had earlier banned refugees from ten Muslim countries, tightened visa norms etc to make the United States safer...

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Four African countries are home to the highest illiteracy because of high vulnerability to conflict or disaster

Conflict or disaster does not affect political or economical aspects only but also the literacy level of youth. The disturbances come to the way of education of young people. Nearly 3 in 10 young people aged between 15 and 24 years old – 59 million – living in countries affected by conflict or disaster are illiterate, triple the global rate. The data has been published by UNICEF...

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Labor shortage hits Japanese companies, 71% of Japanese firms face short of workers

Japan’s ongoing crisis of labour shortage worsens. Some 71 percent of Japanese companies are facing worker shortage. This is an impact of low birth rate, aged population which Japan is facing lately. Japan’s Ministry of Finance released the survey was conducted from late November last year to mid-January...

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Twitter notifies 1.4mn users who fell to ‘Russian propaganda’

The controversy regarding alleged Russian interference into US Presidential election 2016 goes on. Social media site Twiiter has notified at least 1.4 million people engaged with content created by Russian trolls during the 2016 presidential election. The platform has already blocked accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA) of Russia...

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South Korean athletes fly to North for joint training event

After re-launch of inter Korean talk, the two countries agreed to send unified women hockey team to Winter Olympics. South Korea sent a 45-person delegation on a two-day trip to North Korea to begin a joint training program at the Masikryong ski resort in North Korea...

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Trump promises to make ‘Great America’ during 1st State of the Union address

US President Donald Trump delivered his first 'State of the Union' in the Capitol, themed 'a safe, strong and proud America'. The US President known for his harsh tone in speeches sounded soft and optimistic in his address...

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World Bank support to fragile countries in African continent including Nigeria strikes $14bn

To achieve sustainable development agenda 2030, now World Bank is planning to focus more on “economically weak” African countries. The World Bank has decided to raise support to the fragile states of Africa including Nigeria; it has allocated over $14 billion...

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Shining ashes of the volcano in the Philippines boost tourism!

A heavy shroud of ash is erupting Mount Mayon in Albay from two weeks which has halted many vehicles due to poor visibility. But this has indeed resulted positively in the tourism in the Philippines has increased...

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Have a look at world’s longest cable car of Bolivia

Guinness Records has announced Bolivia's cable car system which connects La Paz and El Alto will be included in its 2018 list as the largest cable car system in the world...

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Russia to send back all North Korean workers by 2019 for implementing Security Council decisions

While Russia has been blamed always by the United States for helping North Korea to evade sanctions, the country has pledged to send home all migrant workers from North Korea by the end of 2019 to comply with sanctions imposed by the U.N. Security Council. ..

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Roadside bomb killed 6 Pakistanis near Pak-Afghan border

At least 6 people have died including 3 women as a car hit a landmine in the tribal region of northwest Pakistan today. It was unclear whether the blast was a landmine or a bomb planted by militants...

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Trump administration lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries but vows tougher scrutiny

The Trump administration on Monday announced to lift the ban on refugees from 11 high-risk countries, but said those seeking to enter the United States will face much tougher scrutiny to weed out potential extremists and criminals...

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Britain must accept rules during Brexit transition: EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier

Thorns between Britain and EU are increasing with the time flow, as the chief Brexit negotiator for the European Union, Michel Barnier has warned Britain it would have to accept all EU laws, including new regulations, and the supremacy of the European Court of Justice for the duration of any transition period...

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Clashes between separatists, government forces began in Yemen; 12 killed

Yemen's Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher on Sunday accused separatist forces backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of staging a coup in the southern city of Aden after they took over government headquarters. Notably, a day-by-day situation in Yemen is worsening as it is suffering from dual attack ie. civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera...

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At least 11 soldiers killed, 16 injured in Kabul military base attack

Over eleven Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and sixteen others wounded in a clash in Greshk district of Afghanistan on Sunday. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack...

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Saudi frees several prominent businessmen including Prince Alwaleed bin Talal arrested on corruption charges

The authorities of Saudi Arabia freed Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and several of the kingdom's most prominent businessmen from detention of the 200-or-so powerful individuals who were arrested since November this year on corruption charges after they reached deals with the government...

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Protests against Pakistani repression in Gilgit-Baltistan merit global attention

The people of Gilgit-Baltistan do not come under the Pakistan Citizenship Act 1951. They have a different status vested upon them in accordance with the Gilgit Baltistan Empowerment Ordinance 2009. The attempt by the Pakistani regime to leverage the 2009 Ordinance to usher draconian taxation is wholly illegal and amounts to imposition of a brutal will of the state on a hapless mass of people...

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Deadly attack as gunmen sprayed bullets on civilians, killing 14 people in Brazil

It was sadly not a joyful day for the people of northeastern Brazilian City of Fortaleza as a gunmen opened fire at the civilians at the party of a nightclub killing atleast 14 people including eight women...

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Deadly bomb attack in Kabul kills 40, hundreds injured

At least 40 people are dead and 140 injured after a suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul. Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint into a street that was closed to public transport...

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China opposes Trump’s steep tariff move on imported solar cells

China yesterday expressed dissatisfaction over a US move to impose steep tariffs on imported solar cells and washing machines. China, the world's biggest solar panel manufacturer, called the move an abuse of trade remedies...

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Nearly 150 Islamic State terrorists killed in Syria by US-led coalition strikes

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State terrorists have killed around 150 terrorists in air strikes on Saturday in the Syrian middle Euphrates River Valley. Notably, the most dangerous terrorist organization Islamic State is on the brink of extinction in middle-east countries including Syria...

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US designates Indian-origin IS terrorist Siddhartha Dhar as global terrorist

An Indian-origin Islamic State terrorist from Britain Siddhartha Dhar was designated as global terrorists by the United States on Thursday. Notably, the US State Department sanctioned Indian-origin Islamic State terrorist Siddhartha Dhar who hails from Britain along with a Belgian-Moroccan citizen Abdelatif Gaini as global terrorists and imposed stringent sanctions on them. ..

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US drone strikes inside ‘terrorist safe haven’ Pakistan: Kills 2 top Haqqani commanders

Two Commanders of terror group Haqqani network was killed today when a US drone struck a home near Pakistan's restive tribal Kurram agency bordering Afghanistan...

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US asks Pakistan to immediately expel Taliban from its soil

The US has asked Islamabad to immediately arrest or expel Taliban leaders who are carrying out terror activities across the border in Afghanistan and prevent them from using Pakistani territory to support its operations...

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As many as 10,000 loyalists of ISIS still exist in Iraq, Syria; possess great threat

As many as 10,000 loyalists of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group still existing in Iraq and Syria which possess a great threat to these two Middle East countries. Notably, Islamic State, the most dangerous terrorist organization which is on the brink of extinction in middle-east countries and therefore it is heading towards western countries...

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Google, Facebook to gift France with good investments

The big daddies of internet Google and Facebook unveiled significant investments in France in a vote of confidence for the country’s thriving tech scene and President Emmanuel Macron’s push to lure foreign investment...

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CM Fadnavis projects ‘Magnetic Maharashtra’ at World Economic Forum in Davos

The Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis attending the 48th annual conference of World Economic Forum is likely to project the state of Maharashtra as a business leader during his three days at the global forum ahead of the crucial ‘Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018 summit to be held in Mumbai from February 18-20...

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Beauties embracing the tradition! Oman captured lovely camels rocking their ramp walks

Beauties of nature can stun you in many ways; beautiful white beauties – Camels in Oman performing a catwalk captured hearts of people. Yes, Oman has hosted the annual Camel Beauty Contest at Al Faleij in the Wilayat of Barka which will go on until 25th January...

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Megahubs like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore stand firmly as ‘World’s Emerging Cities’

Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore are some of the names from World’s Emerging Cities. Inculcated with innovation, striving for commercial settlements, pushing start-ups, multinational companies to heights of achieving goals and many factors were gauged during the research conducted by JLL’s Cities Research Centre...

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Yoga Mantra Artha Tantra: Two Patanjali Acharyas to make 'Yogish' mornings and evenings at WEF Davos

Davos has become center of attraction as it has laid the red carpet for top world leaders and companies. But there is a twist that these leaders will also be seen in track pants, t-shirts, with napkins, mats and water bottles as they are going to learn Yoga over there. Yes, this is true that colors of Indian-ness have glittered the foreign eyes as well...

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Sri Lanka bans import of non-airbag equipped vehicles from July 1

In a commendable move, Sri Lanka restricted the import of the vehicles which do not carry Air bags for driver and front seat passenger, Anti-Locking Breaking System standards (ABS) and three-point seat belts for driver and passengers travelling front and rear seats...

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US-Afghan to jointly probe Kabul Hotel attack, Pak rejects allegations of involvement

At least 17 people were killed and eight others wounded in an attack by Gunmen on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel. The preliminary findings show that the attack was plotted by the Haqqani terrorist network which has safe havens outside Afghanistan...

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Keeping its promise, Saudi coalition announces massive amount of 1.5 billion USD in aid for Yemen

Keeping up its promise, Saudi Arabia on Monday announced a massive amount $1.5 billion in aid for Yemen which is suffering from worst phase due to civil war and cholera outbreak. Notably, the situation in Yemen has gone to worst as it is suffering from dual attack ie. civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera...

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Germany finally to find out solutions for its wet soil government

Since many months Germany was struggling for a stable government formation. This situation has now seen a ray of hope as Germany's Social Democrats voted Sunday to open talks on forming a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives after party leaders urged members to overcome their apprehensions for the good of the country and stability of Europe...

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Four heavily armed terrorist sneaks in star Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul; 5 including one foreigner killed

At least five innocent people including one foreigner was killed while six others were injured after four heavily armed terrorists stormed into the five-star Intercontinental Hotel with indiscriminate firing in the Afghanistan capital on Saturday hotel...

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Houthi again targets Saudi Arabia; fires ballistic missile at Kingdom’s military base situated in Najran region

Saudi Arabia again intercepts a short-range ballistic missile fired by Houthi rebels that targeted the military base situated in southern Saudi province of Najran on Saturday. Fortunately, there was no casualty reported. This is the second time when Houthi rebels targeted Najran province of Saudi Arabia...

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Berlin, Paris meeting shows the couple’s strength towards EU

German leader Angela Merkel’s visit to the Élysée presidential palace on Friday is an effort to show that Paris and Berlin remain united and determined to forge ahead in Europe...

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Giving it a vintage touch, this bookstore makes you nostalgic!

To bring people together and encourage them to come back to the basic trend of reading, this bookstore in Nanjing, China will make you nostalgic. Wu Zai Bookstore is intended to bring the memories of the people in Nanjing City and encourage them to share their reading experiences. ..

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India lambastes Pakistan for differentiating between good and bad terrorists; asks to change ‘mindset’

And the humiliation for Pakistan continues as it continues to provide safe havens for terrorists and terrorist groups. India continues to humiliate Pakistan at United Nations Security Council session and asked Islamabad to change its mindset of differentiating between good and bad terrorists...

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Pakistani Maritime Security force arrests 17 Indian fishermen

At least seventeen Indian fishermen were arrested by Pakistan security forces for allegedly fishing in Pakistani waters. Notably, the Pakistani Maritime Security force arrested seventeen Indian fishermen hailed from Gujarat for allegedly illegally fishing in waters of the territorial neighbouring country. The authorities also seized at least three boats...

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Emerging Chinese economy threatened by demographic scare

China is emerging as a global economic power registering an overall growth of 6.9 percent in 2017, but its demographic figures tell a different story. Despite the two children norm in 2015, the birth rate has declined to 17.23 million in 2017 as compared to that of 2016. This was stated by the National Statistics Bureau. At the same time the Chinese workforce i.e. population between the age group of 16-59 recorded reduction by 5 million in 2017...

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Twitter to send notification to 677,000 US users who fell into “Russian Propaganda”

Over alleged Russian meddling in 2016 US Presidential election controversy, Twitter faced heavy criticism from US Congress. Now, Twitter is sending emails to 677,775 people in the US to let them know that they fell into “Russian Propaganda”...

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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announces reelection bid; landslide victory expected

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced on Friday that he will run for the second term in Egypt’s presidential elections, in which he is highly expected to win easily. The election will be held on March 26-28, with a run-off vote on April 24-26 if no candidate wins more than 50 percent in the first round...

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JSMM conducts massive rally in Sindh; Sindhudesh witnesses chanting of 'No China, Go China'

'No China, Go China' slogans erupted in Sindh as ones again Anti-China slogans were echoed in Pakistan’s Sindhudesh on the 114th birth anniversary of scholar ideologue, and founder of Sindhudesh Movement Ghulam Murtaza Shah Syed. Notably, the movements, voices of locals in Sindh is slowly and steadily rising effectively just because of Islamabad’s worst rule and apathy and China’s suppression against the people of this region...

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Enhancing the stature, India joins Australia Group to ensure exports do not contribute to chemical and biological weapons

Today India officially became the 43rd member of Australia Group with a purpose to contribute to the development of chemical and biological weapons by states or terrorist groups. Reacting to India's entry to the group, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Ravish Kumar said it would be "mutually beneficial and to help in nonproliferation"...

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Prime Ministers of Britain and France to cement their relations

Britain PM Theresa May and French PM Emmanuel Macron are on the mission to cement the relations between the countries. Britain's departure from the European Union should not prevent a high level of cooperation with France, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday at the end of a British-French summit...

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Underwater wonderland: The world's largest Underwater Cave discovered in Mexico

World is wonder as well as the underworld. Divers in Mexico have discovered the largest known underwater, flooded cave in the world after 10 months of intensive exploration. This underwater wonderland is the largest flooded cave system...

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Bangladesh blacklists Chinese construction firm over bribe allegation

The state-backed China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) was blacklisted for alleged attempts to bribe Bangladeshi government officials. The Bangladesh government has blacklisted CHEC for trying to bribe a roads secretary. Bangladesh finance minister AMA Muhith had confirmed the ban late Tuesday when he was asked by a reporter about CHEC allegedly trying to bribe an official...

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Russia denies supporting modification of Iran Nuclear deal

Russia has again proved that it is in sync with Iran as it argued for preserving the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program. Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has made it clear that Moscow will not support modification of Iran Nuclear deal...

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Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed should be prosecuted: Washington

The United States on Thursday rejected Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's latest remarks on global terrorist and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and further made clear that he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law...

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World War III fear rises; US, North Korea start blaming each other for plotting war

The tension between two conflicting parties, US and North Korea again reaches new high. North Korea has accused the latter for plotting another Korean War by convening a foreign ministers' meeting in Vancouver, Canada. From the stage of Vancouver, 20 nations who supported South Korea during Korean War agreed to pressurize North Korea with more sanctions...

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South African city Cape Town to reach nightmare “Day Zero” within 90 days

South African city Cape Town is on the brink of becoming a first major city in the world to run out of water totally. The current water composition indicates the city has approximately 90 days until it runs out of the water. ‘Day Zero’ is approaching soon, the situation in which where the city will be forced to shut off water supplies...

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Unfortunate! Over 5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen conflict

The situation in Yemen has gone to worst as it is suffering from dual attack ie. civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. The civil war in Yemen has killed or injured more than 5,000 children and left another 400,000 severely malnourished and fighting for their lives...

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Japan’s crime rate hits record low in 2017

While Japan’s capital Tokyo recently has been ranked safest city in the world, overall crime rate of the country also fell hitting a record low. The number of criminal offenses recognized by police in Japan in 2017 fell by 81,009, or 8.1 pct, from the preceding year to 915,111. For third straight year, crime rate fell in Japan...

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Mayon Volcano of Philippines on the brink of major explosion; thousands flee

The first reported volcanic activity of this year is indicating more danger in Philippines. Province of Albay was placed under a state of calamity on Tuesday, January 16 fearing hazardous eruption. The restive volcano after rambling back to life has forced more than 37,000 people to flee their homes. Lava flow in Mayon Volcano's Miisi Gully has advanced to approximately three kilometers from the summit crate...

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Germany, Turkey express to tie warm relations

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has said that Berlin intends to have "better negotiations" with Ankara in a sign which might be seen as a thawing of bilateral relations...

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Brexit talks can be stopped through humanity and understating: Theresa May

When French President Macron met Theresa May at the Franco-British summit at Sandhurst, the elite military academy the vital “take away” for him is that Brexit is not a done deal. It can, and quite possibly will, be reversed by an increasingly likely referendum on May’s Brexit terms early next year – once the Brexit terms are clear, but before Britain is due to leave on 29 March 2019...

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US Prez accuses Russia for helping North Korea to evade sanctions

Though US President Donald Trump has tried to maintain a good relation with Russia but now in a different note he has now accused Russia for helping North Korea to evade international sanction. He expressed his dissatisfaction with Russia for not helping US to deal with Pyongyang...

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Twin suicide blasts rock Nigeria’s Borno state causing multiple deaths, injuries

Again suicide blasts have rocked Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri. The twin blasts took away ten fresh lives, injuring several 65 others. The attack took place in Borno state, the stronghold of Boko Haram...

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Korea Unified: Two countries to march under one flag in Winter Olympics

After long discussions, the two Koreas have agreed to march under “Unified” Korea flag at the opening ceremony of Winter Olympics. On Wednesday, the two countries sat together to discuss games related issues. South Korea’s unification Minister announced this on Wednesday...

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Britain appoints a minister and her department is loneliness!

Britain PM Theresa May has appointed a minister to lead on issues connected to loneliness, implementing one of the main recommendations of a report into the subject by the Jo Cox Commission...

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Germany sees less number of migrants but still graph is high

At the presentation of the asylum balance for 2017, Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière (CDU) drew a clear conclusion in Berlin: yes, the crisis of the extremely high numbers of arrivals in 2015 and 2016 was overcome, "the challenge for Germany, with the influx of However, refugees do not go along ". Therefore de Maizière did not want to talk about an end to the refugee crisis in terms of "costs, crime statistics, integration, return problems and current social debates"...

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Russia eager to offer a platform for Kabul-Taliban direct talk

The Taliban movement is not only tormenting Afghanistan but also regional stability. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit New York soon to take part in the UN Security Council to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. In the meantime, Russia said it is ready to provide platform for direct talks between Kabul and Taliban movement Russian Foreign Ministry has mentioned that the northern part of Afghanistan is pushing the whole region and its development in a non-stable place. ISIS also ..

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French Prez defends Migration Policy; will not allow another refugee camp

President Emmanuel Macron of France on Tuesday came to Calais, the port city at the center of France’s migrant problem, to defend his policies as a mix of benevolence and firmness against critics who have accused him of inhumanity...

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Former CIA officer arrested for leaking classified information to Chinese spy

A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee was arrested on Monday night at a New York airport on charges of unlawful retention of national defence information...

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