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

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

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Chinese people warned against adopting western values, culture

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

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India, US and China comes together for cyberspace security

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

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BDMW team visits Thakurpara, talk to Hindu victims, cops

A fact finding team of Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) visited Thakurpara village of Gangachora Upzilla of Rangpur district to assess and ascertain the situation following reports of atrocities by Islamic zealots on the minority Hindus in that area...

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Iraqi forces successfully liberated town of Rawa from ISIS

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

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UN urges Saudi-led coalition to end Yemen blockade

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

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Sampriti’ 17: Bilateral defense cooperation between India and Bangladesh

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

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Rhythm of Olympics knocks Japan; Tokyo Olympics countdown clock unveiled

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

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

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

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23rd UN Climate Change Conference accomplishes in Germany

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

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Japan, US start their annual naval exercise near Korean Peninsula

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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US Congressional committee gives mandate to a bill that increases minimum salary of H-1B visa holders

The United States key Congressional committee on Wednesday voted to pass a legislation that proposes to increase the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders from 60 thousand to 90 thousand US Dollars and imposes a number of restriction on the work visa popular among IT professionals from India. Notably, the Indians residing in the United States gets a major relief with this move while the ones who are preparing to visit US on H1B visas are going to face many difficulties due to the number of restrictions...

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Over 7 killed in suicide attack near political meeting venue in Kabul

At least seven people were killed and many wounded in a suicide bomb blast that in the Afghan capital on Thursday near a gathering of supporters of regional leader Atta Mohammad Noor, according to the interior ministry...

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

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

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Germany, France pledge to counter global warming beyond 2020

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

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

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

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15 people killed in Greece Flash floods

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

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African Union says Zimbabwe takeover seems like a coup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Not Jesus Christ, President Xi will save you!

Thousands of Christians in Yugan county have been ordered to replace portraits of Jesus Christ with Premier Xi Jinping if they were to claim the government benefits. According to local media reports, more than 400 Christ posters have been replaced with Chinese President Xi's. Local officials have explicitly told the rural population that Christ won't save them from poverty or illness but only Communist Party will...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Russia to get two new high-speed helicopter concepts soon

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

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

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

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

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

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US strikes in Afghanistan kill 4 IS terrorists including 1 Pak national

At least 4 Islamic State militants including Pakistan Nationals, were killed in a drone attack by the US strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The airstrike was carried out to target ISIS hideouts, in which a huge cache weapons, ammunition and explosives were destroyed...

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

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

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New domain of partnership: India, Philippines sign four MOUs

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

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Hindu Americans win historic victory in California textbooks

After more than a decade of constructive civic engagement with the California Department of Education, the Hindu American community won a significant victory recently in its quest for an accurate, equitable, and culturally competent portrayal of Hinduism and India in California textbooks...

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Nepal rejects the hydropower project with Chinese company

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

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Efforts are being aimed at transforming India to match global standards: PM Modi to Indian diaspora

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is always keen to meet and interact with Indians residing outside the country. However, continuing the same PM Modi on Monday met the Indian community in Manila and interacted with them on the sidelines of ASEAN summit. He said that the efforts of the present government are aimed at transforming India and ensuring everything in our nation matches global standards...

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

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

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

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

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Bangladesh cops nab 53 for torching Hindu houses in Thakurbari village

The Bangladesh police have arrested at least 53 people for their alleged involvement in arson and attack on over 30 Hindu houses in Thakurbari village in Rongpur district on Friday. The savagery of the attackers has left dozens of Hindu families homeless and penniless, reported Dhaka Tribune and PTI...

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Paradise of illusion

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

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

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

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PM Modi addressing Indian community in Manila

PM Modi addressing Indian community in Manila..

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

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

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

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

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PM Modi visits Mahaveer Philippine Foundation in Manila; tweets about his young friend who wants to be a policeman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is widely known for his dynamic leadership, extreme determination for the betterment of India and also for having a kind gesture for Indians residing abroad. PM Modi always meet, interact with Indian communities residing out of the country and this makes him more valuable across the world. Notably, PM Modi on Monday visited the Mahaveer Philippine Foundation in Manila and interacted with the Indian community too...

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

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

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

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

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PM Modi addressing ASEAN Business and Investment Summit

PM Modi addressing ASEAN Business and Investment Summit..

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#Thakurpara mob attack: Bangladesh assures compensation and security to affected Hindus

Bangladesh has assured India that compensation will be paid to those Hindus whose houses were torched over rumours that an offensive Facebook status was posted allegedly by a Hindu youth...

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

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

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

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

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Donald Trump proposes to mediate South China Sea dispute

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

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

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

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Deadly earthquake kills at least 332 in Iran-Iraq region

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

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Iran rejects mediation of France; says nuclear deal not negotiable

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

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

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

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Over nine lakhs cases of cholera detected in Yemen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Muslim Street Prayers in France gets befitting reply

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

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

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

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After facing embarrassment from ICJ, Pakistan allows to meet Jadhav with his wife

Months after India's request to grant visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother to meet him, Pakistan on Friday said that it would allow the convicted Indian prisoner to meet his wife. “The Government of Pakistan has decided to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jhadav with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds,” Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said...

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Japan attracting record number of foreign visitors

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

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

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

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

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

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Saudi Arabian officials summoned more than 200 people in corruption cases

Saudi Arabia continues to take stringent action against corruption and allegedly corrupted ones. After arresting 11 princes, 4 ministers and a number of former government ministers last week, Saudi Arabian officials have summoned more than 200 people as a part of an investigation related to the corruption involved in Jeddah floods and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus case...

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#APEC2017 Trump pushes for measures to stop radical Islamic terrorism; praises PM Modi for inclusive growth model

US President Donald Trump, who is on his 13 days Asia tour, has attended APEC Summit 2017 in the Philippines. In almost a long one hour speech, he has again emphasized on the issues like free trade, terrorism. While the whole world is in the grips of terrorism, he told that everyone should be together to drive out terrorism and extremism for a peaceful co-existence. During his speech, he has mentioned especially about India’s current astounding growth. He has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ..

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US-China signs trade contract worth $220 billion on Trump visit

As a result of US President Donald Trump's 1st visit to China, both nations signed business contracts worth $220 billion. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross signed 19 agreements. This is a sign of both the nations moving towards a healthy relationship. ..

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Saudi Arabia announces bounty on 40 Houthi terrorists

Saudi Arabia has announced a $440 million bounty on the heads of 40 leaders of pro-Iranian Yemeni rebels called as a Houthi terrorist group which is responsible for planning, executing and supporting various terrorist activities in Yemen...

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New French anti terrorism law allows restrictions on ‘religious’ gatherings and closures of places of worship

since long time France is fighting against terrorism and finally it imposed new Anti- terrorism law to protect the security and peace of the nation. French President Emmanuel Macron along with the French Parliament approved this law, though it faced some opposition from across the political spectrum but was effectively imposed...

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India reelected as member of UNESCO's executive board with 162 votes

India on Thursday re-elected as a member of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the period of 2017-2021 at the election which took place during the 39th General Assembly at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France...

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India will extend all possible assistance to Sri Lanka says PM Modi

Sri Lanka is facing fuel shortage nowadays. For this issue Sri Lanka requested India for the help. In response PM Narendra Modi assured Sri Lanka for all possible help to Sri Lanka. India will send additional fuel supply to Sri Lanka...

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UN Security Council to Saudi-led coalition: For aid deliveries, keep Yemen air and sea ports open

For the generous aid deliveries as the people in Yemen are suffering from cholera, the United Nations Security Council has asked the Saudi-led military coalition to keep all Yemen air and seaports. The Council members in a meeting have conveyed concern about the extremely serious humanitarian situation in Yemen...

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There is no way other than brotherhood, friendship and helping each other: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Saudi Arabia

Reaffirming the strong support, the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran is in full support for the development of regional countries, including Saudi Arabia. He added that there is no way other than brotherhood, friendship and helping each other...

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Tajikstan cracks whip on extremism, dismisses foreign-trained imams

Taking a very strong view of religious extremism authorities in Tajikistan have vowed to remove foreign-educated Imams (Muslim clergy) across the country, agencies report...

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3 policemen including DIG killed in suicide attack in Pakistan

At least 3 police officers including Deputy Inspector General Police Hamid Shakeel were killed and 8 others injured after their motorcade was targeted in a bomb attack in Quetta, Pakistan...

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Japan PM Abe leaves for his 7 days trip to Vietnam, Philippines with an aim to promote free trade

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has departed for his 7-day trip to attend the annual meeting of regional leaders. The Japanese leader who has left for Vietnam and Philippines also has plans to have bilateral talks with global leaders like Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Russian President Vladimir Putin...

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Uber and NASA shake hands to develop ‘Flying Taxi’ by 2020

The transport company Uber will avail a big relief by 2020. Uber has unveiled the concept of ‘Flying taxis’ in the city of Los Angeles. Uber signed a project with Nasa named ‘Uber Elevate’ to create an air traffic control software. This project was signed on Wednesday...

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NATO agrees to carry out biggest expansion since cold war

As a result of escalating conflict between EU and Russia NATO has decided to carry out its biggest expansion in the decade. On Wednesday, NATO defense ministers decided to open two new military headquarters for better protection in Europe. It also wants to sharpen its focus on the cyber operation...

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Bandhan Express between Kolkata and Khulna flagged off to boost Indo-Bangladesh rail network

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina along with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee on Thursday jointly inaugurated a series of connectivity projects between the two countries including Bandhan Express between Kolkata and Khulna, second Bhairab and Titas Railway Bridges and the International Rail Passenger Terminus at Chitpur in Kolkata...

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PM Modi, West Bengal CM Mamta Bannerjee and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina flags off new train service between Kolkata and Khulna

PM Modi, West Bengal CM Mamta Bannerjee and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina flags off new train service between Kolkata and Khulna..

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Suspension of our autonomy and repression is unacceptable; Elections in full freedom is acceptable: Carles Puigdemont

The overthrown leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont said that he will respect the snap election result which is to be held in December. Puigdemont who fled for Belgium after his secessionist administration was fired and the parliament of Catalan was dissolved. The elections are on December 21...

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Papua New Guinea hit by quake of 6.5 Magnitude

Papua New Guinea on Wednesday hit by magnitude 6.5 earthquake. About 83 kilometer the quake struck south of the coastal city of Wewak and around 67km south-west of Angoram but it was fairly deep, some 112 kilometer underground, due to which the shaking has been alleviated...

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Trump administration says JeM chief Masood Azhar should be declared a global terrorist

The United States on Tuesday said that Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar is a bad guy and should be declared a global terrorist. The statement from United State came after a week when China for the fourth time blocked India’s bid to list Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN...

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US President Trump in a direct message warns North Korean leader Kim: 'Don't try us'

Seoul, November 8: US President Donald Trump who is in his Asia visit again warned North Korea by sending the message to not underestimate US because of its restrain power. In an address to South Korea’s National Assembly, Trump has delivered this message and criticized North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s regime as a "cruel dictatorship". In his speech he also highlighted the difference between the current situation and huge difference between two Korea. As a reason of North Korea’s constant conflict ..

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UNSC calls for “comprehensive response” to curb the menace of piracy off the Somali coast

Piracy at sea off the coast Somalia is a real terror in the region. Whereas the threat of piracy got weaker in last few years, the issue has again emerged from the starting of 2017. Against this backdrop, United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution on Tuesday to condemn the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast. The organization has also called for a comprehensive response to prevent and suppress such acts and tackle their underlying causes...

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5 killed, 21 injured in gunmen attack on TV news station in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, gunmen attacked a local television station in the capital Kabul today, with reports that five people have been killed and more than 21 injured. Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack...

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After Paradise Papers leaks, EU finance ministers to discuss tax havens blacklist

After new revelations from the Paradise Papers, the European Union finance ministers will discuss for creating Europe’s first-ever blacklist of tax haven countries. As the papers have disclosed the wealth which is being earned in an illegal manner by individuals and institutions from around the world...

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More 100 million dollars promised by India towards UN partnership fund

Towards the UN partnership fund, India has committed an additional 100 million US Dollar as the support is significantly increasing for the sustainable development projects across the developing world. Earlier this year, as a partnership between India and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, was set up and with seven Pacific Island countries the first project from the fund is being executed in partnership...

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North Korea issue acquires highest importance in US President Trump’s visit to South Korea

Seoul, November 7: After completing first leg of his Asia tour, US President Donald Trump has reached South Korea on Tuesday. As usually, in this episode of Asia tour North Korea issue acquired an important place. Again warning North Korea, Trump said the country would use “all available tools” to stop North Korea’s nuclear program. In South Korean capital Seoul, the leaders Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in had a summit and joint press conference. “The United States stands prepared to ..

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US Prez Trump lauds Saudi Arabia’s effort to combat corruption; expresses confidence in leaders

The United States President Donald Trump on Monday expressed a great confidence in the leadership of Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing massive anti-corruption operation. Notably, Saudi Arabia anti-corruption committee has arrested 11 princes, 4 ministers and a number of former government ministers on Saturday as it is re-examining the corruption involved in 2009 Jeddah floods and investigating the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus cases...

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Bangladesh Minority Watch founder meets US leaders

Advocate Rabindra Ghosh, Founder of Bangladesh Minority Watch, an umbrella organisation of all the non-Muslim communities in Bangladesh, called on the elected representatives of USA at Washington...

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India considers youth to be forerunner: Jharkhand Legislative Assembly speaker Dinesh Oraon

Youths are participating in the process of governance said the Speaker of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly Dinesh Uraon and he also talked about the importance of climate change in the conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Union (CPA) held in Dhaka on Monday...

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UN climate change meeting: Conserving Now, Preserving Future is India’s Theme at Cop 23

Indian delegation led by Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has inaugurated the India Pavilion at 23rd Conference of Parties (COP-23) at Bonn in Germany on Monday. Taking India’s message forward, the theme for COP 23 is Conserving Now, Preserving Future. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) being held at the Bonn, Germany from November 6-17...

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UN World Meteorological Organization #COP23 meet seeks to strengthen Paris Climate Pact

“2017 is set to be in top three hottest years” said the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The UN meet is scheduled from November 6 to 17 aims to guide 200 nations regarding climate change and also remind and strengthen the 2015 Paris climate pact...

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UN’s climate change talks started in Germany

The 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference started in Bonn, Germany on Monday with strong, unified calls to hold to the path of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) will be presided over by the Government of Fiji...

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Trump begins Asia tour from Japan, Abe & Trump call for more pressure on N Korea

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today jointly called to put ‘maximum pressure’ on North Korea as time for dialogue with that country was over. South Korea has already slapped a new raft of unilateral sanctions against the dictator’s country...

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From North Korea to free trade, US President Trump’s Japan visit touches various issues

US President Donald Trump has met both Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and Emperor Akihito on his first leg of Asia visit. From free trade to North Korea, various issues have been touched by this visit. Trump and Abe both the leaders agreed to put the maximum possible pressure on North Korea while Trump expressed his dissatisfaction over Japan’s role in free trade...

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At least 26 killed in Texas Church firing

t least 26 persons were killed and 20 others were injured when a gunman opened fire in a small Baptist church in a tiny town in Texas, agencies reported. The man was wearing black attire all over and a ballistic vest...

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Saudi prince Mansur bin Muqrin killed in helicopter crash in the west of Abha city

In a helicopter crash in the southwestern mountains of Saudi Arabia the Asir province lost its deputy governor Mansur bin Muqrin who was also the prince and also his seven other associates lost their life...

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China unveiled a massive ship - a magic island maker

China has unveiled a massive ship described as a magic island maker that is Asia's largest dredging vessel. State owned China Daily reported on Saturday, the ship capable of building artificial islands was launched at a port in eastern Jiangsu province...

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At least 75 killed, 120 others injured after massive blast in Syria’s Deir Ezzor city

Islamic State (IS) the most dangerous terror outfit is suffering from the severe downfall in Syria is still trying to hit back but by killing innocent civilians, refugees etc. At least 75 people were killed, while 120 others injured in the deadly blast that took place at a refugee center near the city of Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria on Sunday. Deir Ezzor is the strategic city of Syria which was reclaimed by Syrian forces from IS just three days before...

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South Korea imposes sanction on 18 North Koreans to block Pyongyang’s illegal cash flow

In an attempt to block the road of Pyongyang’s illegal cash flow, South Korea imposed unilateral sanctions on 18 North Koreans on Monday. These 18 North Korean individuals cannot be involved in any financial transactions with South Koreans...

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At least 11 princes, 4 ministers and dozens of former ministers of Saudi Arabia nabbed in corruption cases

Saudi Arabia taking a huge step to eradicate the corruption in Kingdom arrested 11 princes, 4 ministers and a number of former government ministers on Saturday as it is re-examining the 2009 Jeddah floods and investigating the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, which emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012...

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‘EX BLUE FLAG-17’- kicks off with India for the first time

‘EX BLUE FLAG-17’ kicked off on Sunday along with air forces from nine countries - the largest aerial exercise ever held by the Israel Defense Forces. For the first time, the Indian Air Force or IAF is participating in Blue Flag 2017. A 45 member contingent of the Indian Air Force touched down Uvda Air Force Base in southern Israel last week. on Tuesday for exercise ‘Blue Flag-17’...

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#texaschurchshooting : At least 26 killed while 20 others injured; suspected shooter dead

Another unfortunate day for the United States as at least 26 innocents were killed while 20 others were wounded in Sunday’s church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The shooting comes within a week when a coward terrorist drove a rented truck on a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring at least 12 other and tried to escape while shouting “Allahu Akbar.”..

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Japan is a treasured partner and crucial ally of the United States: Donald Trump

Japan is a treasured partner and crucial ally of the United States said US President Trump after arriving in Japan at Yokota Air base. Part of his five nations trip to Asia he along with the first lady arrived Japan on Saturday. This 12 days trip to Asia popularly known as ‘POTUSinAsia’ will strengthen the international relationships...

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Saudi intercepts and destroys ballistic missile over Riyadh; Houthi rebels of Yemen claims attack

Saudi Arabia on Saturday evening intercepted a ballistic missile fired from conflict-torn Yemen toward one of the kingdom's major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riyadh. However, there was no casualty reported as Saudi Arabia’s air defence forces immediately destroyed the ballistic missile. The Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed the missile attack on Kingdom...

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Lebanon’s PM Saad al-Hariri unexpectedly resigns during trip to Saudi Arabia fearing assassination

Leaving a Lebanon into the middle of political instability, the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Saturday unexpectedly resigned from his post during a trip to Saudi Arabia fearing his own assassination and accused Iran of meddling in the region...

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Govt employees from PoK stage massive protest against Islamabad demanding clearance of monthly salary

Spending huge amount of money in terrorism is leading a massive hike in poverty in Pakistan and therefore anger in mass is increasing day by day. Pakistani rulers are more focused to bring a hike in terrorism rather in creating jobs, employment for the countrymen and human rights violation in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). Therefore, the government employees working on contract basis in PoK staged a protest in Muzaffarabad demanding clearance of their monthly salary...

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Again 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

The problem of migration is becoming worldwide day by day. Though recently the number of migrants reaching Italy has fallen sharply, again 23 migrants have been found. On Friday, 700 boat migrants have been pulled to safety in the Mediterranean...

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Catalonia crisis: European Arrest Warrants issued against Puigdemont and his four associates

European Arrest warrants against Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont along with his four associates who went to Belgium has been issued by the Spanish Judge. When nine other ex-members of the regional government were taken into custody, the five failed to attend a high court hearing in Madrid on Thursday...

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US carries out 1st airstrike against IS in Northern Somalia

In Somalia terrorism is gradually becoming a more dangerous menace. Recently at least three terror attacks shook the heart of Somali capital. Northern Somalia is the stronghold of IS. Hence US airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters in that part of Somalia. As per the statement from US Africa command, the military had killed "several terrorists"...

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Sanction game between Russia and Canada starts; both side bans entry of several citizens

After Russia’s long-running sanction war with US, now Canada and Russia have got involved in the sanction trap. On Friday, Ottawa announced financial sanctions and other restrictions on 30 Russians. Later in a reflective action, Russia has banned entry of dozens of Canadians...

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IS will pay a big price for every attack on US; Trump warns for #NewYork terror attack

US President Donald Trump today said that ISIS will have to pay a big price for the NY terror attack. Dreaded terror outfit Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in New York that killed 8 people and left a dozen people injured...

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Fire breaks out in largest European art museum in Moscow

The largest museum of fine arts in Moscow, Pushkin Museum caught fire. By the time firefighters arrived, the building already turned black. As per local source, more than 30 people were evacuated. It was confirmed by the museum that the fire broke out due to a technical fault...

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After blocking India’s move at UN, China says ‘there is no consensus over terrorist Masood Azhar’

China says that India is an important neighbour. China has denied to tag Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by saying that "There is no consensus." China yesterday had yet again turned down India’s move to name Masood Azhar a global terrorist under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee in the United Nation...

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Modest growth is expected in Sub-Saharan economy: report

Despite last year’s slow growth in the economy of Sub-Saharan Africa, International Monetary Fund predicts a modest growth this year. From 20-years low, a rebound is expected from last year’s 1.4% to 2.6%. Though amid the expectation of growth, the organization warns public debt is rising and soon could become unsustainable in some African countries. ..

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4,708 candidates file nomination for second phase of Nepal polls

In Nepal, a total of 4,708 candidates have filed nominations for the second phase of federal and provincial elections, to be held on December 7. Nepal Election Commission said in press statement that the nomination process concluded peacefully “with a lot of excitement and huge participation of political parties”...

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US blacklists Chinese bank over supporting North Korea’s illegal ballistic missile program financially

The Trump administration on Thursday took a strict action against Chinese bank accusing it of helping North Korea. Notably, The United States has blacklisted a China's Bank of Dandong from its financial system accusing it of helping North Korea develop its illegal ballistic missile program...

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Syrian forces outclassed Islamic State terror outfit from eastern city of Deir Ezzor

The US-backed Syrian forces government forces on Friday reclaimed complete control over the strategic eastern city of Deir Ezzor from Islamic State terrorist organizations. Importantly, the historic fall of Islamic State terror outfit which is the most dangerous terrorist organization continues in Syria...

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Ahead of US President Trump’s Asia visit, US bombers conduct exercise over Korean Peninsula

Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s long Asia visit, two U.S. strategic bombers conducted drills over South Korea. The main motif of Trump’s Asia visit is to shut down North Korea's nuclear programme and before that the bombing exercise can be called as a show of force...

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China’s double standard policy over terrorism continues; blocks listing of JeM chief as global terrorist

China who is a very staunch supporter of Pakistan has continued multi-faced and double standard policy over Pathankot attack mastermind Masood Azhar. Notably, China for the fourth time has blocked India’s bid to list Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN...

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Terrorists arm depots in Syria destroyed by Russian long-range bombers

As per the latest report from Russian Defense Ministry, six long-range bombers carried an attack against terrorist facilities in Syria. The attack has destroyed terrorist arms depots and command posts. The main targets of the attack were terrorist strongholds, shelters for military hardware, and command posts and all the targets were successfully destroyed...

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Despite election meddling controversy the profit of social media giant Facebook jumps 79%

Facebook, the US-based giant social media site has been facing criticism for its inability to prevent Russian meddling in 2016 US Presidential election. Despite Russia controversy, the profit level of Facebook has experienced a 79% jump in third-quarter. But it has clearly expressed that it does not want to get involved in any other controversy as it will invest more heavily in its safety and security operations. Its share price has also hit an all-time high...

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Myanmar leader Suu Kyi makes her maiden visit to conflict-torn Rakhine state

After calling several groups to join the peace process, Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, visited conflict-torn areas of Rakhine on Thursday. Violence in the state started in late August. The unrest was triggered by an attack on security forces from a militant group the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa). As a result of the violence, thousands of people had to flee to other countries...

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‘Proud of what I did’; #NewYork Islamic State attacker confesses crime

The 29-year old Uzbek immigrant, Sayfullo Saipov, who killed at least 8 people by running over a truck into people in New York, said that he began planning the attack a year ago...

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After a decade-long rule Hamas hands over Gaza border crossings to Palestine Authority

A significant reconciliation move comes in Gaza as Islamic militant group Hamas on Wednesday handed over control of Gaza's five border crossings to Palestine authority. This move is highly significant for the conflict-torn region of Palestine. This move has come as part of a reconciliation deal. This handover is first in a decade...

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Russia, Iran, Turkey join hands to increase humanitarian aid for Syria

It was already expected that the talks on Syria in Astana would be focusing on agendas like de-escalation zones and humanitarian issues. The participant countries in the talk Iran, Russia, Turkey emphasized on the necessity to further increase humanitarian aid to Syria, on which Russia has been talking since a long time. The talk also highlighted the significant reduction of violence in Syria...

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Nikki Haley warns Pak, says US will not tolerate providing safe havens to terrorists

US envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the United States will not tolerate Pakistan providing safe heaven to terrorists. She also supported the creation of strategic alliance with India to fight terrorism and maintain peace and stability in the India-Pacific region...

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Catalonia Independence: Puigdemont said dialogue and moderation always has to prevail; ready for the elections

The independence of Catalonia’s independence is now up to the snap elections which will be carried out by the Spain’s central government on December 21, so that the breaking away should be stopped. The unseated leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont has also agreed to the election...

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Following the big election win Shinzo Abe retains the post of Japan Prime Minister, leaves cabinet unchanged

The Japanese leader Shinzo Abe’s party Liberal Democratic Party, the ruling coalition in Japan earned a huge victory in last month. Just after few days of the win, the leader as expectedly has been re-elected as Prime Minister at a special parliamentary session...

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Over 9 killed, several wounded as suicide attack hits diplomatic part of Kabul; Prez Ghani orders probe

In Afghanistan, at least nine people have been killed and 21 injured in a powerful explosion in central Kabul yesterday evening. The explosion ripped through the heavily-fortified diplomatic area of Wazir Akbar Khan...

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At least 200 people feared dead in North Korea after tunnel collapse at nuclear test site: report

The disastrous motif of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to make the country superior in nuclear power has called disaster inside the country reportedly. The report says a tunnel under construction at North Korea's nuclear test site collapsed killing up to 200 people. The disaster has prompted the fear of massive radioactive leak which may lead to a massive nuclear disaster...

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President Trump introduces new tax reforms to bring whopping hike in income of American

The United State President Donald Trump with an aim to produce more employment, more income for the employees has brought one of the biggest reform in the country. Notably, President Trump has introduced new tax plan which will boost wages and create new jobs for hardworking Americans...

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China denies plans to divert Brahmaputra River, claims media reports are ‘False’

A day after reports claim that China is planning to divert Brahmaputra River by building a 1000-km tunnel, Chinese foreign ministry authorities refuted them. It was claimed that China aims to divert the river to Xinjiang...

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India plays big, important role in Indo-Pacific region says White House

India certainly plays a big and very important role in the Indo-Pacific region. This was said by the White House ahead of the United States President Donald Trump’s maiden Asia visit including Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and Philippines...

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At least 8 dead, 12 others injured in a cowardly terrorist act in New York City; PM Modi condemns

Tuesday proved to be a very unfortunate day for New York, as a coward terrorist drove a rented truck on a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring at least 12 other and tried to escape while shouting “Allahu Akbar.” However, in the attack, none of Indians were harmed while Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the terrorist attack and extended his condolences to the families of the deceased & prayers with those injured...

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Bahrain denies participation in Gulf Corporation Council opposing Qatar’s support for terrorism

Amidst Gulf crisis, Bahrain acting tough on Qatar said that it will not participate in any summit or meeting attended by Doha which has fallen in major diplomatic crisis since five months. Notably, The king of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Monday said his country will not take part in any summit or meeting attended by Qatar unless Doha unless and until Doha corrects its approach on the terrorism issue...

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China’s National anthem law to be implemented in HK, Macao SARs

China's largely rubber-stamp parliament heard draft decisions to apply the newly-adopted National Anthem Law in Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions...

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US president Trump gets major setback after federal court blocks military transgender ban

The United States Federal Court on Monday blocked President Donald Trump's ban on transgender personnel from serving in the US military. Notably, President Donald Trump earlier in the month of August this year signed a memorandum that directed the US military to not accept transgender individuals as recruits and banned Obama-era plan...

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Japan, Russia plan to end decade old conflict over disputed islands through joint economic activities

A long-term conflict between Russia and Japan exists regarding the disputed Kuril Islands. The bilateral relation between two countries has faced various issues regarding the islands captured by Russia but claimed by Japan. The dispute may solve as the countries have agreed to set up a task force to jointly develop tourism and four other businesses there...

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Myanmar State Counselor Suu Kyi invites ethnic armed organizations to join peace process anytime

The noble peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, state counselor of Myanmar has again called for initiating a peace process and welcomed ethnic armed organizations which had not yet signed Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement to join the reconciliation process. ..

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New Year’s gift to Saudi women, permitted to enter sports stadium from Jan ‘18

Islamic State of Saudi Arabia is on the way to simplify its orthodox rules. The country has allowed its women citizens to enter the sports stadium from January 2018. Families will be able to enter the stadiums in three major cities - Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam by a statement issued by the General Sport Authority, the country's governing body for sports yesterday. After the radical decision of lifting ban of women driving this is another move towards giving more freedom to Saudi women...

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Philippines President Duterte starts his two-day long Japan visit

Amid tension in Pacific region, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has started his two day Japan visit. He will meet both the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Emperor Akihito. Ahead of his Japan visit said someone should talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. After Shinzo Abe’s historical victory, Duterte is the first leader to visit Japan...

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Catalonia Independence: People United to protest against splitting with Spain

On 28th October, Catalonia was declared independent due to the rise of constitutional crisis which led the separatists to vote for independence. But on Sunday, Thousands of people have united on Barcelona’s streets to oppose the split of Catalonia from Spain...

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Pakistan frees 68 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Pakistan has released a total of 68 Indian fishermen, who were held prisoners in the country for allegedly violating its territorial waters, on Sunday as a goodwill gesture...

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Strategic Dialogue between India-UAE satisfies anticipated outcome: M.J Akbar

MoS for External affairs M.J.Akbar paid an official visit to the UAE for the second round of India- UAE strategic Dialogue from October 28-29 in Abu Dhabi. Akbar and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of UAE Anwar Gargash, led their respective delegations in the strategic dialogue. India and the UAE held the first round of strategic dialogue on January 20 in New Delhi...

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Again deadly attack from extremists hit Somali capital leaving at least 27 dead

Just within a month of deadliest car bomb attacks in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the country faced another barbaric attack from extremists. 5 extremist attackers stormed a hotel, Naasa- Hablood in Mogadishu. The hotel is located near Somalia’s presidential palace. Before entering the hotel they denoted two car bombs leaving at least 27 people...

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Residents urged to take precautions as another Typhoon approaches Japan

Typhoons keep hitting Japan leading to the death of local residents. Just after few days of disaster due to Typhoon Lan, another Typhoon barreled towards Japan's southernmost Okinawa island chain on Saturday. Typhoon Saola has brought heavy rain in southern Japan...

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Death toll in Yemen surges to 2180 due to disastrous outbreak of cholera

Yemen is still suffering from the dual attack i.e civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. Notably, the death toll in Yemen surged to 2180 while suspected cholera cases have reached to 8,72,415 due to the massive outbreak of cholera in the time period of 6 months...

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Political crisis in Kenya deepens due to an incomplete Presidential election re-run; post-election violence continues

The political turmoil regarding Kenya’s election continues. Two successive elections, one Presidential election and another rerun of the election both witnessed a terrific violence in the country. Election Commission canceled presidential election rerun in some parts of the country's western region. The re-run which was held on Thursday is followed by a continued clash between protesters and police in opposition strongholds...

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Syria hits out at UN report blaming it for chemical attack; says western countries putting political pressure

Syria on Friday rejected all the claims and reports of United Nations investigators that blamed it for a chemical attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in April in which at least 80 civilians were killed while 500 others were injured. The Syrian government said the United States and other Western countries "to place more political pressure"...

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Suresh Prabhu strongly raises H-1B, L1 visa issues with United States in Trade Policy Forum meeting

India on Friday strongly raised the issue of H-1B and L1 visas with the United States at the bilateral Trade Policy Forum meeting that was held in Washington. Earlier, the Trump administration tightened the renewal of non-immigrant visas such as H-1B and L1 mainly popular among IT professionals...

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Olympic fever grasps Tokyo; people gather to mark 1000 days countdown

Japan capital Tokyo is beaming with the excitement of Olympics 2020 as only 1000 days are left for the grand event. With countdown events enthusiast people marked 1,000 days to go until the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympics. The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government jointly hosted Tokyo 2020 Olympic Countdown...

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US hands over 75 top militants list to Pakistan for curbing terrorism

Pakistan has been warned in stern terms by the Trump administration. Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said the US has handed over to Pakistan a list of names of 75 militants they want action taken against...

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Catalonia declared Independent after the rise of constitutional crisis with Spain

The new regional elections have been called on after dissolved Catalonia's parliament due to the rise of constitutional crisis which led the separatists to vote for independence. The Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and his executive were also removed by the Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after an emergency cabinet meeting...

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95 insurgent killed in Afghan army operation within 24 hours

Over 95 insurgents were killed and several others wounded in clashes with security forces in Afghanistan. The anti-government armed militants are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out insurgency activities, mainly in the districts lying along the highway connecting Kabul with the southeastern and southern provinces...

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Iraqi forces reclaimed several key military bases, villages in Al-Qaim from IS; battle in last phase

The fall of Islamic State (IS) terrorist group continues in Iraq as it loses several key military bases and villages in Al-Qaim which is located in the south-east of the country. Now, US-backed Iraqi forces have reached the last phase of offensive and very few villages and military bases are under control of ISIS terrorists...

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India welcomes Japan’s will to propose dialogue with two other nations for free-trade, defense co-operation

Since a long time Japan has been trying to counter China with an alternative plan for OBOR(One Belt One Rod) initiative. Japan wants to promote free trade and that is why the country was thinking of an alternative of OBOR. On Thursday Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Japan wants to propose a top-level dialogue with US, India, and Australia. On very next day, India has welcomed the dialogue...

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UN panel finds forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad responsible for Khan Sheikhun gas attack

The United Nations investigators on Thursday revealed that the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are responsible for a deadly sarin gas attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun that killed 80 civilians while 500 others were injured...

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Saudi Arabia’s new citizen is not a human but a Robot!

Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to a robot this week and became the first country to give such citizenship. A country where women’s rights are very restricted there the woman robot known as Sophia got more rights than that of human women...

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US asks Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorist groups, dismantle their safe havens

The Trump administration has communicated to Pakistan that it must take “decisive” action against terrorist groups and dismantle their safe havens on its soil. This was said by a State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert while talking to media on Thursday after Tillerson concluded his maiden trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. ..

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Best way to prevent drug addiction is to prevent people from abusing drugs: Donald Trump

A public health emergency has been declared by the US President Donald Trump after calling the America's painkiller-addiction crisis a national shame. Since Trump took office more than $1 Billion in funding has been allocated on the drug addiction and opioid crisis...

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A Kali temple in Netrokona district of Bangladesh faces attack from unknown radicals; 4 idols smashed

In Bangladesh Islamic radicalism has become so prevalent that vandalizing Hindu properties, killing Hindu activist have become a common incident. Repeating the trend, a group of rouge has smashed the idols of a Kali temple in Netrokona, a district in Mymensingh division. This incident has created anger among local Hindu community...

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Focus on how to win wars and become a top-ranked military by 2050: Xi tells Senior PLA Officers

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called on the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to become a top-ranked military by the year 2050. “A military force is built to fight. Our military must regard combat readiness as the goal for all its work and focus on how to win when it is called upon,” Xi said...

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In a rare manner, North Korea shows humanitarian gesture, says to release South Korean fishing boat

When military tension is increasing in Korean Peninsula, in a rare manner North Korea has shown humanitarian gesture. It has agreed to release a seized South Korean fishing boat. After the crew has apologized the country has agreed to release it. The boat was seized six days ago for illegal fishing in North Korean waters...

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Qatar introduces minimum wage for workers; thousands of Indians to get direct benefit

Earlier, Qatar was criticized strongly from all around the world as Doha did not have any proper laws for workers including minimum wage, protection rights etc. Amid gulf crisis, Qatar has introduced a minimum wage for all the workers working in the country with an aim to empower them. This move will also benefit thousands of workers who are residing in Doha...

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Trump administration gives a big blow to Indians; tightens extension of H-1B, L1 visa rules

The concerns of Indian Nationals seeking H1B visa for the United States has now again increased gradually due to fear of losing their jobs and dreams. Notably, giving up a big blow to Indians, the Trump administration has tightened the renewal of non-immigrant visas such as H-1B and L1 mainly popular among IT professionals...

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Russia’s Presidential Spokesperson expresses doubt over authenticity of report about 3,500 Russians fighting for IS

Moscow, October 26: While Russia is putting high effort to eliminate IS strongholds form Syria, US consultancy Soufan Center published in a report that nearly 3,500 Russian citizens fight for Islamic State terrorists in Syria. Rusdsia’s presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said kremlin doubts the authencity of such report. In a report US consultancy Soufan Center said Russia had become of the main sources of foreign armed force for the Islamic State. It claimed that 3,417 militants of Russian descent ..

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Fire broke out in firework factory of Jakarta; 47 killed, 23 injured

The fire broke out in the firework factory at an industrial complex of Jakarta which to lead to the death of 47 people while 43 people got injured on Thursday. The accident took place in the district of Tangerang which is known as a satellite city of Jakarta...

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Bailable arrest warrant issued against Nawaz Sharif; Avenfield hearing adjourned until 3rd November

The Court of Pakistan has issued a bailable arrest warrant against the expelled Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif on Thursday in two cases of corruption namely the Flagship Investment reference and the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment references. For Avenfield, the court adjourned the hearing until 3rd November...

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Islamic terrorism creating pressure on France judiciary by causing increased terror cases in the country

The recent timeline of terror attacks in France is not very relieving for the country. In recent years, horrible terror attacks took place in each year. Since 2014 the graph experience sharp increase. The statistics of killed victims in last three years will definitely give a shock as almost 250 people lost their lives in last three years. Now the workload has increased so much to prevent the further attack that the system demands more staffs...

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Top diplomat of North Korea warns to take H-bomb test threat “literally”

Following an angry exchange of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, warning of testing powerful hydrogen bomb over the Pacific came from North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho. Now promoting the fear more, a senior official of the country said the warning should be taken "literally."..

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705 candidates including former PM Bhattarai in fray for 1st phase of Nepal polls

After withdrawal of names 282 candidates for 37 constituencies and 420 candidates for 74 seats of Provincial Assemblies are in fray for Nepal election scheduled for November 26...

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President Trump ends temporary ban on refugee admissions to US

The Trump administration on Tuesday resumed the US refugee programme after a 120-day ban. Notably, United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending a temporary ban on refugee admissions to America, while calling for a 90-day review of the program for 11 countries his administration has deemed “high risk”...

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US asks Pakistan to increase efforts to eradicate terrorist operatings

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesdya told Pakistan's top leadership that it must increase efforts to eradicate terrorists operating within the country...

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Once again! #XiJinping elected as China’s ruling Communist Party Chief

Xi Jinping secured a second five-year term as the President of China and general secretary of the ruling Communist Party (CPC) on Wednesday. In a brief address, Xi spoke about the China entering new era of modernisation...

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Taliban, IS fight in Afghanistan province kill 23 terrorists

As per reports, 13 terrorists loyal to the Islamic State (IS) and 10 Taliban fighters have been killed as infighting between the rival groups continued in a northern Afghan province...

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Strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake strucked off Indonesia; No tsunami warning issued

Strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake strucked off at the eastern coast of Indonesia but no tsunami warning has been issued. Also no reports of damage and casualties were reported. The quake hit East Nusa Tenggara province about 318 kilometres northwest of the provincial capital Kupang at a depth of 549 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey...

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Myanmar building detention camps for Rohingya refugees

With Bangladesh and India expressing their resolve to deport Rohingya Muslims and in view of the increasing pressure on taking back them, Myanmar is learnt to have started building seven detention camps for the Rohingya refugees, agencies report...

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Russian Defense Chief says IS controls only less than 5% of Syrian territory

Russia has always been vocal about the situation in Syria and taking active participation to curb terrorism there. Since 2015 Russian force in collaboration with Syria’s military force is fighting against TS terrorists. After two years of long effort, Russia claims The Islamic State controls no more than 5% of Syria’s territory. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu made this comment in the fourth meeting of defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ..

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United Nation to vote on extending Syria gas attacks investigation

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday will vote on whether to extend an international investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Notably, the utilization of chemical weapons was common in Middle East countries to combat terrorists, anti-national elements, political rivalries, political wars etc. is a very common phenomenon in Syria...

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Tokyo governor announces the plan to make the city carbon free for 4 days during 2020 games

Tokyo, the host of next Olympic games us trying to adopt several plans for a better environment. Now it is planning of a carbon dioxide emission free Tokyo during the opening and closing days of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Tokyo governor announced the plan...

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UN expands list of goods banned from export to North Korea

North Korea’s aggressive attitude again got slapped by UN as a U.N. committee has added 32 items to the list of banned goods from sale or transfer to the hermit country. The banned 32 items have both civilian and military use. ..

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Achieving human dignity for everyone can lead to a peaceful world: Antonio Guterres sends out message on UN day

Since when World War II ended, United Nation played the role of a fatherly institution in this world. After three years of its establishment, the celebration of UN day started. UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN charter in 1945...

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Afghan Prez Ghani arrives in India for a day-long visit

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has arrived in India today to hold discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Ghani is likely to seek India's consultation to stabilize his war-torn country and strategy to broker peace with Taliban rebels...

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US slams Myanmar for non-humanitarian behaviour against Rohingya Muslims; announces to withdraw military assistance

The United States on Monday slammed Myanmar for its non-humanitarian behaviour against Rohingya Muslims. Notably, US announced to withdraw its military assistance from Myanmar units and officers involved in violence against Rohingya Muslims that has triggered a massive exodus and humanitarian crisis...

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South Korea, Japan, US start missile tracking drill to counter any further threat from North Korea

As North Korea showed stubborn attitude to solve the crisis, US, Japan, and South Korea already said that the countries would remain prepared for any situation. As per the plan, the alley started two-day missile tracking drill on Tuesday. Though US has been emphasizing on a diplomatic solution to the issue, the US and its allies want to take preventive measure for any missile or nuclear threats from North Korea...

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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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