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

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

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

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

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

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

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Saudi Arabia permits women to work as air traffic controllers soon

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

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Following mass trial 43 sentenced to life imprisonment in Egypt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Begum Kulsoom wins husband Nawaz Sharif's Lahore home seat

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

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

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

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Top officials from Russia, US discuss major areas of conflict like Syria, Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had a telephonic conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding the Syria situation. Russian Foreign Ministry published a statement on its Facebook page where it said they also discussed how the “anti-terrorism” battle on the ground was playing out...

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French journalist detained in Turkish jail on ‘terror suspicions’ was finally released

Several journalists have been arrested in Turkey, including the one of the Amnesty International directors with other Human Rights activists. The young French reporter Loup Bureau arrived back in Paris on Sunday, “tired but relieved’, after being detained for more than 7 weeks in Turkish jail on terror charges. ..

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Nepal-Tibet border reopens to tourists after 2015 earthquake

The famous Himalayan road from Lhasa to Kathmandu has been partially reopened for the first time since the April 2015 earthquake. The road was extensively damaged in the earthquake that claimed close to 9000 lives. The road is now just one-sided and truck traffic is limited but its opening will be a long-awaited relief for the tourists and trekkers in the region...

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Majority of Kenyans satisfied with the October 17 date for rerun of presidential election

The last presidential poll in Kenya has created a chaotic situation in the African country. The Supreme Court of Kenya declared the results of last month’s presidential poll “invalid, null and void” and ordered the election be re-run within 60 days. While ruling party and opposition both showed various setbacks of the October 17 date for the fresh presidential election, 84% Kenyans are happy with this date...

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Fate of 39 Indians captured by IS still unknown: Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the fate of 39 Indians captured by the Islamic State terrorist group when the extremists took over the city of Mosul three years ago is still unknown...

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Bangladesh announces to build shelters for 4 lakh Rohingya Muslims

The Bangladeshi government has announced plans to build shelters for up to four lakh Rohingya Muslims fleeing from neighbouring Myanmar. The Army and aid agencies are due to erect 14 thousand shelters, each housing six families, near the city of Cox's Bazar...

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Typhoon Talim hits southwestern Japan, disrupts transport massively in major areas

Typhoon Talim landed on Japan’s the southern island of Kyushu has disrupted Japan's air and land transport network. It has caused heavy wind and rain. The typhoon which was expected to make landfall around noon (1300 AEST) landed in the city of Minami-Kyushu around local time 11:30 a.m...

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London Tube train blast: One more 21-year old arrested in custody last night

The London tube train blast on Friday was declared a ‘terrorist attack’ by the Police and soon after, an 18-year-old was arrested in connection with the attack which left 30 injured. Police have till now disclosed that the bomb was a homemade one. ..

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North Korea drowned in dangerous power game wants to establish equilibrium with US military

While half of Japan is already scared about the North Korean threat, the leader of the country Kim Jong Un said despite "limitless" international sanctions nearly completed the building of its nuclear weapons force. The main goal is to obtain a "capacity for a nuclear counterattack the US cannot cope with". It wants to reach a military “equilibrium” with the US...

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London Police confirm the blast in tube train as ‘terrorist activity’; read updates here!

The attack that once again shook the busy vintage streets of London has been unfolded by the police calling it a ‘terrorist attack’. The blast at the Parsons Green underground station was from the "detonation of an improvised explosive device,” said Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley at a press conference. ..

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Arab quartet does not consider Qatar "blockade" by any means

Arab quartet of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt said that the measures taken against Qatar will not be considered as "blockade" by any means. Notably, this was said by Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations Obeid Salem Al-Ziaabi, in Geneva on Thursday...

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It’s not responsibility of Pakistan to satisfy US: Pak Defence Minister

After US claimed that Pakistan isn't doing enough against terrorist havens in the country, Islamabad said that it's not its responsibility to satisfy Washington. "We are here to give our point of view logically and with evidence. We will explain our position. But it's not for us to satisfy them," Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir said. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif is to meet US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this month...

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Saudi Arabia to lift ban on voice and video calling apps from next week

The people of Saudi Arabia will be able to use WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and many other applications from the next week as the ban on Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) calls will be lifted. Notably, the ban on Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) calls will be lifted in Saudi Arabia will be uplifted from next Wednesday...

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Colors of happiness cast over Nigeria’s Chibok girls due to reunion with family after a long period

A vast part of Africa including Nigeria suffers from Islamic terror. 100 Chibok girls who were a major victim of Boko Haram terrorists in the country finally have been reunited with their families after eight months of rehabilitation in Abuja. The heavenly feeling of returning to home blessed the girls finally. Most of the girls were released in May...

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London wakes up to terror again, underground train reports of an explosion and several injured

The heart of Britain has become terror’s target. In just one year, London has witnessed more than 2 terror incidents and other accidents. And now, one more arises at Parsons Green underground station in West London after reported explosion. Until now, there are no casualties but several have been injured. ..

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Yemeni rebel leader threatens Gulf countries; says ‘Our missiles capable of reaching UAE’

Amid Gulf crisis, Yemeni rebel leader and chief of Shiite Houthi rebels Abdel-Malek al-Houthi on Thursday threatened to fire missiles at the United Arab Emirates and to attack Saudi oil tankers in the Red Sea...

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74 killed 93 others injured by twin attack in Iraq; IS claims responsibility

As many as 74 innocent civilians were killed including 7 Iranians and 93 others were injured in the twin gun-and-car bomb attacks near the city of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq on Thursday. Islamic State terrorist organization quickly claimed responsibility in an online statement on its media arms, the Aamaq news agency...

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North Korea gets back at Japan with another missile launch over Hokkaido

Just after few days of getting slapped with new sanctions from United Nations Security Council (UNSC) North Korea has started its activity of missile launching. On Thursday it warned to sink “Japan” and following the warning fired an intermediate-range missile over Hokkaido island of Japan...

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Russia launches large military exercise Zapad 2017 in Belarus

Russia’s one of the largest military exercises since 2014, on the territory of Russia and Belarus. The Zapad 2017 joint strategic military exercise is involving 12,700 servicemen from the participating nations. Many NATO member states have expressed their concern over this drill...

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UAE simplifies visa process for Indian passport holders residing in UK, European Union

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday has taken a massive decision to approve visa on arrival for Indian passport holders with United Kingdom and European Union residency visa. Now, all the Indian nationals residing in United Kingdom and European Union can easily travel to UAE as visa processes are simplified. The visit of more Indians will bring boost in the economy of the UAE. ..

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British PM May to speak out UK-EU future relationship at Brexit intervention in Italy

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces criticism over her decision on the Brexit and her winning the marginal votes. Amidst all tensions in Britain, May has decided to fly down to Florence, Italy to set out her vision of post-Brexit Britain. ..

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At least 3,80,000 children under five suffering from malnourishment due to cholera outbreak in Yemen

The cholera crisis in Yemen is currently at the worst as at least 3,80,000 children who are under the age of five are severely suffering from malnourishment. Notably, Yemen is continuously suffering from the dual attack i.e civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera...

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Russia hopes to restore former format of relation with NATO

Though the bitter history of Russia’s broken ties with NATO is one of the main reasons of Russia-Western conflict, Russian hopes to restore the former format of relations with NATO. The relation which was founded in 1991 after the fall of Soviet Union ended bitterly in 2014 when NATO unanimously decided to suspend co-operation with the Russian Federation...

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Turkey dusts off worries over Russian defense deal, calls it a security measure

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed concerns within NATO over his country’s decision to purchase Russian-made missile defense systems. He said that Ankara would continue to security measures by itself. ..

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Suicide bomb blast during Afghan T20 League match; 3 killed and 12 injured

In Afghanistan, a suicide bomber killed three people near a cricket stadium in capital when a cricket match was under way inside the stadium. No one has claimed to be behind the bombing as yet, but both the Taliban and Islamic State have carried out previous similar attacks...

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North Korea prompts regional tension again; threatens to “sink” Japan, reduce US to “ashes”

UN chief Guterres comment on North Korea issue has been proven true by its attitude to peace. He commented that North Korea issue is a most important global concern right now. In less than 12 hours, North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to "sink" Japan and reduce the United States to "ashes and darkness". The constant global call to halt North Korea's nuclear weapon and ballistic missile tests is turning out to be useless for the country...

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Even after a tough sanction, stubborn North Korea reluctant to show any restraint

Pyongyang, September 13: North Korea’s stubborn position regarding nuclear tests will not easily allow the regional peace to be restored. The latest sanction which may destroy the source of money for North Korea’s nuclear test could not stop North Korea’s anger. Firstly it rejected the latest round of United Nations sanctions and then vowed to accelerate its plans. “The adoption of another illegal and evil ‘resolution on sanctions’ piloted by the U.S. served as an occasion for the DPRK to verify ..

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Hurrah! 170 Indians evacuated till now from Hurricane #Irma-hit Sint Maarten

At least 170 Indians and Indian-origin people have been evacuated till now from the hurricane-hit Caribbean island of Sint Maarten and brought to the Caribbean island of Curacao. However, in the process 30 other nationals were also evacuated. ..

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French Prez Macron promises to ‘rebuild’ Caribbean islands by deploying army and supplies

After the Hurricane Irma tore down the lands apart in Europe and U.S; French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday rushed to St. Martin with supplies of food and other necessities. During his visit, macron vowed to quickly rebuild the islands of the French Caribbean. ..

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US Supreme Court allows Prez Trump to implement ban on refugees from all around the world

Finally! United States President Donald Trump gets a major success in banning the Muslim refugees to enter the country after Supreme Court’s permission. Notably, The United States Supreme Court has allowed President Trump to implement a ban on refugees entering the country from all around the world...

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'Shinkansen' project will serve as a spark for further growth in India: Japan PM Abe says before leaving Japan

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who is scheduled to reach India on Wednesday has departed from Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. During his 3 day trip to India, he will attend the inaugural ceremony of Bullet train project linking Ahmedabad-Mumbai. He will have talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the leaders will set the future direction of Indo-Japan cooperation...

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18 Egyptian cops killed in ISIS attack

At least 18 policemen were killed in an attack launched by Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday near Arish the provincial capital of North Sinai. Three armoured vehicles were also destroyed in an explosive attack...

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UNSC convokes emergency meeting on Rohingya Muslims

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has declared that it will meet tomorrow to discuss the burning issue of Rohingya Muslims and the violence related to them in Myanmar...

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Hindu temple vandalised in Bangladesh’s Manikgonj district

Radical Islamists continued their attacks against the Hindu temples in Bangladesh. The latest in the series is the September 4 incident in which a Hindu temple in Manikgonj district of Bangladesh was destroyed and vandalised...

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French President Macron rushes to Irma-torn Saint Martin, gives out food and water to the locals

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Guadeloupe on Tuesday before travelling on to Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy to inspect storm damage and relief operations as his government comes under fire for its handling of Hurricane Irma. ..

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Hurrah! Minister Sushma does it again; Father Tom Uzhunnalil rescued from Islamic State operatives

Good News! Father Tom Uzhunnalil a Catholic priest who was abducted in Yemen in March last year has been finally rescued. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also expressed her happiness over the rescue of Father Tom Uzhunnalil...

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Qatar alleges Arab quartet of violating international law over diplomatic blockade; pressurizes UN for action

Qatar on Monday slammed the Arab quartet of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt of violating international law and human rights over the blockade and asked United Nations to take stringent against it...

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Evacuation of Indian nationals from hurricane-hit Sint Maarten is a priority for us: Sushma Swaraj

Leading from the front to evacuate all the Indian nationals from the hurricane-hit Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, the External Affairs Ministry has made all the necessary arrangements. Notably, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that the Indian government has arranged for the evacuation of Indian nationals from the hurricane-hit Caribbean island of Sint Maarten...

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Russian President Putin says the nation’s economy has emerged from the crisis

Russia’s economy has gone through a depressed phase, it has often been said. If Putin could play an important role to help Russia recovering from the economic depression or not that has been questioned. When the Presidential election is approaching the country, against such backdrop Putin said Russia's economy has emerged from the crisis...

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After India, Afghanistan asks China to use its ‘all weather friendship’ to stop Pak sponsored terrorism

After India, Afghanistan urges China to use its all-weather friendship to ask Pakistan to act on terrorism. Addressing the joint press conference Salahuddin Rabbani said, Pakistan must show commitment to act against terror, only building walls at durand line won’t solve problem...

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Japan’s 1st political dialogue with Arab league focusing on economic and energy matters

Aiming to promote cooperation for stability and prosperity in the Middle East region, first Ministerial Meeting for Arab-Japanese Political Dialogue was held in Cairo on Monday. Japanese Foreign minister Taro Kono met his counterpart from UAE Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash...

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‘Biased media’ gets preference in Turkey as the Court keeps opposition newspaper staff in custody

Though Turkey is doing a great favor by pushing the ISIS infiltrants back into Syria, the country is also known for its elevating ‘biased media’ presence. A Turkish court remanded 5 prominent staff from the Opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper in custody on Monday in a trial which President Tayyip Erdogan’s critics have condemned as an attack on free speech...

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British Parliament pass the EU Repeal Bill, which will end the EU supremacy in UK; Labour retaliate while Conservatives rejoice

Just a day after the biggest anti-Brexit march in the heart of London, the British Parliament passes the Brexit repeal bill by 326 to 290 votes. The Bill will further end the supremacy of EU law in the UK. Prime Minister Theresa May hailed the Parliamentary win as "historic" and said it allowed negotiations to move on with "solid foundations"...

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Bangladesh urges International community to help Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh has urged the International community to come up with urgent humanitarian assistance to help the country address the Rohingya refugee crisis. After facing pressure, Myanmar has agreed to repatriate the Rohingyas who have national documents...

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Fresh UN sanctions imposed on North Korea restricting textile export, oil import

As indicated before, North Korea has been slapped with new sanctions from UN. Whereas it was not sure if Russia and China would support or not support the sanction but the nations also supported the draft resolution by the US. Pyongyang warned aggressively on Monday that the US would face great danger if comes up with any sanction. However, United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted the draft...

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Afghanistan Foreign Affairs Minister Salahuddin Rabbani calls on PM Narendra Modi

Underlining the importance of historical ties between India and Afghanistan Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Indian will extend its full support to Afghanistan for the fight against terrorism. He further mentioned that India attaches the highest priority to its ties with Afghanistan...

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Nepal Election Commission invites international observers for upcoming elections

In a significant move the Election Commission of Nepal has decided to invite international observers for forthcoming assembly and parliament elections. The commission has issued a notice inviting applications from the international organisations, communities and individuals to observe the elections of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies scheduled on 26th November and 7th December...

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Al-Shabab fighters stormed military base of Somalia near Kenya border

The African nation Somalia has been facing violent Ismalic Terror since a long time. The terrorist group al-Shabab set the country’s army bases as its new target. Again on Monday, Somali border town of Balad Hawo near Kenya witnessed the same scene of violence. Due to an attack on a Somali military base and police station till now 8 soldiers have lost their lives...

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UNHCR slams Pakistan over safety of minorities and journalists

United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Monday took a veiled dig at Pakistan for committing brutal murder of human rights in Country. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said that the authorities often encourage intolerance for minorities or minority views, with sometimes deadly consequences in Pakistan...

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North Korea warns US of “greatest pain” if it really comes up with tougher sanction

The countries extremely worried for North Korea threat decided to pressurize North Korea with tougher sanctions. If really furthers sanctions posed on North Korea, it has warned that it will inflict “the greatest pain and suffering” on the US. Washington wants to put an oil embargo to make the country’s business weaker...

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Russia tries to gain stronger Saudi support in Syria issue

When Russia is seeking to gain international support for its activities in Syria, it may get Saudi Arabia’s support to establish de-escalation zone. Along with Russia, Saudi Arabia also sees de-escalation zone as an important step for peace in the war torn country. The Saudi king and Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov met in Saudi Arabia...

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Cambridge University might scrap the 800-year old tradition of written exams

A few days back, Oxford and Cambridge universities were named at the list of world’s top most educational institutions. The increasing illegibility of students’ handwriting has prompted Cambridge University to consider ending 800 years of tradition by allowing laptops to replace pen and paper for exams. ..

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ISIS has 11,100 blank Syrian passports: report

Security agencies claimed that Islamic state has 11,100 blank Syrian passports. Notably, Members of the group behind a series of coordinated bomb and gun attacks in Paris that claimed 130 lives in November 2015 were found to have used fake Syrian passports...

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Gulf crisis intensifies more as Saudi Arabia suspends dialogue with Qatar accusing of distorting facts

Gulf crisis doesn’t seem to get solved in near future as Saudi Arabia on Saturday suspended dialogue with Qatar alleging that Doha is "distorting facts”. Earlier, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and several other nations cut ties with Qatar and imposed stringent economic sanctions on it over supporting extremism...

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Life in war and camps: Tokyo to host UNHCR Refugee Film Festival

Refugee problem is a worldwide issue different countries are facing right now. Thousands of people have to be relocated unwillingly due to poverty, natural disaster, violence, terrorism, civil war. Tokyo will host the UNHCR Refugee Film Festival 2017 which will feature a collection of dramas and documentaries about refugees...

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At least 90 killed while hundreds other injured due to massive earthquake of 8.1 in Mexico

At least 90 people have been killed while hundreds other were injured til l now due to the massive earthquake that took place on Friday. Notably, Mexico witnessed one of the most powerful earthquakes with the magnitude of 8.1 and its epicenter was 165 kilometers (102 miles) west of Tapachula in southern Chiapas state. It had a depth of 35 kilometers...

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Moscow municipality is on high focus in last major election of Russia before 2018 Presidential poll

In the local election which is going to be held on today, Moscow municipality will catch high attention opposition candidates are hoping for a strong showing there. This election is for selecting local and regional councils and governors i.e. 16 heads of regions, as well as the legislative assembly lawmakers in six Russian federal subjects. This is the last major voting before March’s Presidential election...

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After 6th nuclear testing of N. Korea, EU Foreign Ministers agree to step up economic sanctions on the country

North Korea being a communist country since decades has created a menace in the whole world. With the series of nuclear tests targeting its enemies, the country celebrates after a successful test posing a threat to neighbouring countries and its biggest enemy, U.S. To which, the EU Foreign Ministers have agreed to consider additional sanctions against North Korea which recently conducted its 6th nuclear test. Foreign Ministers of 28 member countries of the European Union ended an unofficial 2-day ..

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Thousands of Britons march in anti-Brexit protest towards Parliament urging the government to stay in EU

In the spate of ongoing tensions in and around Britain, thousands of anti-Brexit marchers descended to demand that Britain stays in the European Union. It was the largest march ever seen in the country. The People's March for Europe comes ahead of a key vote in the House of Commons on Monday night. It comes days after politicians returned to Parliament following the summer recess and ahead of a critical Brexit vote. MPs will on Monday hold their first vote on a crucial piece of legislation intended ..

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While World is worrying for North Korea tension, the country braces it with celebrations after nuclear test

North Korea after conducting a successful sixth nuclear missile test, it hosted a massive celebration to congratulate nuclear scientists and technicians. Country’s leader Kim Jong Un was present there as its official news agency said. On Saturday, it also marked the 69th anniversary of its founding. Kim Jong Un praised the recent test as a ‘great auspicious event in national history’. Whereas the country celebrates its success, the chaos created by it has become World’s worst crisis in years...

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India condemns terrorist attacks on Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State; urges restraint and maturity

As Myanmar is facing a difficult time over the situation in Rakhine state India has expressed deep concern about this situation. The violent upsurge in Myanmar’s poorest state started from a militant’s attack on security forces of Myanmar. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims, as well as Buddhist families from the region, are fleeing to seek safety. In a statement, Ministry of External Affairs said India would help Myanmar government for Rakhine State Development Programme...

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N Korea tension haunts US-Japan alley; Japan based US carrier left home port for surveillance mission

The international peace is at an all-time low destabilized position since World War II due to North Korea’s missile threat. Especially, US, Japan, and South Korea are in the worst situation. In such a tensed situation, US and Japan never stop observation. A Japan based US carrier Ronald Reagan left its home port in Japan’s Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture on Friday for a surveillance mission...

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Hurricane Irma leaves 11 dead; tears path through Caribbean and heads Florida

The UK government has increased the relief fund for British overseas territories devastated by Hurricane Irma to £32m, said Prime Minister Theresa May. The announcement - increasing the fund from £12m - was made by the PM as she said the government had responded "swiftly" to the disaster. Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the government was doing all it could to help people affected...

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Now Kenya Airways can run direct flights to US

Finally clearing its last hurdle, Kenya has got the permission to run direct flights to US. US Department of Transport issued Kenya Airways with the foreign air carrier permit. Kenya Airways now can run both cargo and passengers flight...

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At least 5,144 innocent civilians were killed including 1,100 children due to civil war in Yemen

At least 5,144 innocent civilians were killed including 1,100 children while 8,749 others were injured within the time period of three years due to civil war in Yemen. Also, 10 young boys have been recruited to fight. Although the numbers are likely is to be higher...

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Brace yourself from the deliberate mosquito swarm in Fresno, California! Read more here

We all dread mosquito bites and it’s a nightmare for those who conceive fever out of it. What if swarms of mosquitoes enter where you stay? That’s scary, right? Well, it’s going to be a reality. Verily, the life sciences arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, plans to release 20 million mosquitoes in Fresno this summer, in a bid to stamp out one of the most troublesome species – the aedes aegypti. ..

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Court modifies Trump’s travel ban; allows entering of families of US citizens from six majority-Muslim nations

A court of the United States on Thursday allowed extended family members of US citizens from six majority-Muslim nations to lawfully enter into the country. Notably, a court has modified the President Trump’s order of new criteria for 6 Muslim Nations which included the policy of proving a close relationship...

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Russian airstrike eliminates 40 ISIS terrorists in Syria including 4 influential field commanders

Russian forces which have been active in Syria for a long-time has again gained success against IS terror as per Russian Ministry of Defence statement. Russian aircraft near the city of Deir ez-Zor hit with an airstrike has eliminated communication center and 40 ISIS terrorists. The terrorist list includes four important field commanders, including IS "minister of war" Gulmurod Khalimov...

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Pakistan exposed! Listed in top 50 worst terror funding countries

Pakistan again exposed in front of the whole world after getting place in worst terror funding countries. A Swiss Group, the Basel Institute on Governance, has stated in its latest list that Pakistan is included in the list of top 50 countries for funding terrorist and money laundering operations...

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8.1 magnitude of earthquake hits the Southern Mexican coast

The worse natural calamity hits Mexico shaking the capital city, causing people to flee from the swaying buildings and landing up on the streets. Parts of the city have knocked out lights. A tsunami warning has been issued for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and Honduras...

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US closes shutter of Pakistan's Habib Bank in New York over money laundering concerns

The United States in past few years has taken stringent action against Pakistan and as well as on those terrorist organizations which originated in Islamabad. However, looking at the threats, US ordered Pakistan's Habib Bank to shut down its operation in New York branch over financing terrorism and money laundering case...

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Despite escalating tension Japanese independent lawmaker reaches N Korea to maintain line of communication

When tension in North Korea is gradually escalating, an independent lawmaker from Japan has reached North Korea on Thursday to communicate with North Korea officials. Japanese government has expressed concern about the trip and safety, many others criticized the lawmaker but he thinks maintaining the line of communication with North Korea is important...

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South African Business confidence faces a three-decade lowest hit

Due to a bad hit on merchandise import and export volumes, South Africa’s business confidence index fell to its lowest in more than three decades in August. Despite being Africa’s most industrialized economy, due to political turmoil South African economy is going through a bad phase...

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On an optimistic note, Putin thinks diplomacy can solve North Korea crisis as an alternative to weapon

While Russian president Vladimir Putin said earlier it is impossible to scare North Korea, on a different optimistic note on Thursday he said North Korea crisis would not escalate into a large-scale conflict involving nuclear weapons. He keeps faith on the prevalence of common sense...

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US to deploy 3,500 additional troops in Afghanistan to eradicate Taliban, IS

Looking at the threats in Afghanistan, the United States has taken a major decision to deploy 3,500 additional troops to Kabul in a hope to break a stalemate in the 16-year war with Taliban and Islamic State terrorist organization. With this, the total number of soldiers stationed in the war-torn country would be 14,500...

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Do you know you might be drinking plastic unknowingly through tap water? Read more on this here!

People may be ingesting between 3,000 to 4,000 microparticles of plastic from tap water every year, said a study Wednesday based on samples from 14 countries. Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the State University of New York wrote a report entitled: “Invisibles: The plastic inside us”. ..

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Pak's Foreign Minister admits that terrorist bases on its soil is embarrassment for Pakistan

For the first time Pakistan admits that terrorist bases on its soil is embarrassing for country’s pride. While calling for tougher action against terrorist groups, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said that Islamabad should impose restrictions on the activities of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) to avoid embarrassment on the international level...

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Hungary and Slovakia oppose to the ‘immigrants’ migration, ECJ rejects the quota challenge

Since 2014, about more than 1.7 million migrants have fleed the Middle East and made new homes in Europe. And according to the European law, those who fleed the war and persecution are entitled to go to the asylum. Opposing this law, Hungary and Slovakia had raised their voices but however, the European Court of Justice has rejected the challenge by the two countries to a migrant relocation deal drawn up to the height of the crisis in 2015. ..

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A view from within; read Aung San Suu Kyi’s comments on Rohingya issue

When Myanmar is suffering from its decade old conflict in Rakhine state; many western countries are criticizing the role of Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. Putting an end to long term civil war, Myanmar has recently become a new democracy. Hence when she has been questioned on the issue, she said that is a little unreasonable to expect us to solve the issue in 18 months...

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Japan-S Korea stands still at the position promoting tougher sanctions on North Korea; seeks Russian, Chinese help

While Russia, China advised tougher sanction on North Korea could be counterproductive, standing firm on the previous position Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to pressurize the overactive nuclear nation through tougher UN Sanctions. The leaders met in Russia’s Vladivostok...

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A “rock-solid” India-Russia friendship to move forward with Sushma Swaraj’s Russia visit

Sushma Swaraj who is on a three-day visit to Russia met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum. External Affairs minister, Swaraj told Russian Foreign Minister that Indo-Russia friendship is as strong as a rock and nothing can weaken it. Lavrov also expressed his happiness over the meeting...

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We are committed to build a New India by 2022, assures PM Modi

“We are committed to build a ‘NEW INDIA’ that would be free from poverty, terrorism, corruption, communalism, and casteism” by 2022 when the country celebrates its 75th independence day, asserted Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the Indian community in Yangon on Wednesday...

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Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Caribbean Islands

Even as the life in Texas is limping to normalcy after the havoc caused by Hurricane Harvey, another dreadful Hurricane Irma has made its first landfall in the northeast Caribbean islands on early Wednesday...

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Cholera outbreak in Yemen kills 2048, while 6,12,009 more suspected

Yemen is continuously suffering from the dual attack i.e civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. Therefore, 2048 peoples have lost their lives while suspected cholera cases have reached to 6,12,009 due to the massive outbreak of cholera in the whole country since April 2017. Though the World Bank announced US$200 million grant to support Yemen but not enough yet...

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Putin says the closure of Russian diplomatic facilities in US was done in “boorish manner”

The Russia-US diplomatic war seems to be an unending saga. Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted that the country may again US diplomatic staff. As the US ordered the closure of Russia’s very important consulate In San Francisco which held a great importance for Russia, something stricter was expected from Russia...

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UK PM Theresa May talks on ‘ending Yemen war’ with Saudi’s Foreign Minister by calling humanitarian law

According to a UN Report, more than 5000 have been killed in air strikes or cholera in Yemen. Taking the issue seriously and placing it in front of Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, UK Prime Minister Theresa May stressed the need to end Yemen’s civil war. She further discussed the importance of complying with international humanitarian law in a meeting with Arab’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. ..

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Amid all controversies regarding Kenya’s Presidential poll, Kenyan electoral agency’s CEO replaced

In last week, Kenya’s Supreme Court canceled the validity of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win as President and ordered for a re-run. Whereas it almost proved the opposition’s claim true, Kenyan opposition politician Raila Odinga vowed Tuesday that he would not participate in a new presidential election. In such a context, the Chief Executive of Kenya's electoral agency, Ezra Chiloba, has been replaced...

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German's Foreign Ministry warns its citizens about travelling to Turkey after spate of arrests

Turkey has always consistently maintained its bad reputationof detaining tourist as ‘spy’ in their country. Earlier incidents have seen Turkish military personnels detaining 35 people including 9 journalists on suspicion of terror links. Due to events like these, Germany’s foreign ministry has warned its citizens travelling to Turkey. Visiting Turkey could endanger one’s life...

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Oxford and Cambridge grab the top world university rankings

Oxford and Cambridge have grabbed the top slots in the musical chairs of the international university league table, despite fears that British higher education is facing disruption over funding and student tuition fees...

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Another cruel move: Prez Trump revokes Obama-era amnesty programme; 7000 Indians likely to be hit

After tightening H1B visa process, the Trump administration has taken one more cruel move of scrapping an Obama-era amnesty programme that granted work permits to immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as children which will straight away affect at least 7000 Indian workers...

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India, Japan to further strengthen military cooperation

Defense Minister Arun Jaitley held annual India-Japan Defence Ministerial Dialogue with his Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera on Tuesday. Under the framework of the “Japan-India Special Strategic and Global Partnership”, defense and security cooperation between the nations will be further strengthened. Amid the growing North Korea tension, the ministers also discussed the issue...

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In the context of ‘Act East Policy’, a stronger relationship with Myanmar is a priority: PM Modi

During his visit to Myanmar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met the state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi. This is PM’s first bilateral visit to Myanmar. He hailed his meeting with Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw. As India and Myanmar being neighboring countries have similar security concerns, PM Modi said working together is important...

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The knowledge gap between Indian and Russian business communities should be bridged: Sushma Swaraj

This is the first time when India-Russia business dialogue has been organized at the Eastern Economic Forum. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj participated and gave an important speech in the dialogue. Indo-Russia relation has got another promising beginning for economic ties through this platform...

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China stands ready to work with India to enhance mutual political trust: Xi expresses warmth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China and especially his meeting with President Xi Jinping meeting after the BRICS meeting holds an extraordinary importance in this situation. In the meeting President Xi pointed out that, China and India should stay committed to the basic judgment that two sides present development opportunities and pose no threat to each other. At a moment when just the Doklam issue found a solution, then President Xi’s emphasis on sound and stable China-India relationship ..

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Major diplomatic win for India as BRICS Declaration add Jaish, Lashkar in terror outfits’ list

In a significant move that might have its far reaching ramifications in combating terrorism, the BRICS leaders on Monday mentioned Pakistan-based terrorist groups Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jais-e-Mohammaed with the global terror groups Islamic State and al Qaeda, thus endorsing the Indian line on terror as a global threat and underlining a diplomatic victory for India’s efforts to counter cross-border terrorism...

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Japan PM Abe to visit Russia; Tokyo expects boost in bilateral relation

Expecting to boost the bilateral relation between Japan and Russia, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia from Wednesday. Shinzo Abe will have talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Russia's Vladivostok. This will be third Abe-Putin meet of this year...

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Pervez Musharraf to face trial in Benazir murder case, vows to return Pak

Former military ruler of Pakistan general Pervez Musharraf has said, he would return to the country to face trial in connection with the assassination of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto...

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Moscow depicts closure of Russian facilities in US as violation of international law

In last week, the U.S. came up with the decision of closure of three Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States. Moscow clearly expressed its disappointment over the decision and as a “blatantly hostile act”. It also viewed the decision as a violation of international law and demanded Washington reverse the order...

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UN chief condemns North Korea nuclear test; UNSC to hold emergency meet

New York, September 4: The latest nuclear test of North Korea has prompted a cry of condemnation worldwide. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also condemned North Korea’s nuclear test. He told this act of North Korea is “profoundly destabilizing for regional security”. Guterres urged the country to stop such acts. “This act is yet another serious breach of the DPRK’s international obligations and undermines international non-proliferation and disarmament efforts. This act is also ..

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Making all predictions true, North Korea officially announces successful Hydrogen Bomb test

Proving the earlier predictions true, North Korea claims a successful test of a hydrogen bomb. Previously from some local news reports and two detected tremors in the country, such an act was predicted. A state run media has confirmed the reason of the tremors was the test of a nuclear device...

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US agrees to sell weapons worth billions to South Korea after reviewing threats from North Korea

North Korea and South Korea are still technically at war after the 1950-1953 conflict ended in a truce and not a treaty. Kim Jong-un regularly threatens to destroy their neighbours and their main ally, the USA. Amid escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea over nuclear tests, the Trump administration has agreed to sell weapons worth billions of dollars to South Korea...

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Mexican Prez Enrique Pena Nieto vows to defend NAFTA, says restoring peace is his top priority

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Saturday defended free trade and young migrants in the United States, saying his government would not accept insults against “national dignity” from the administration of US President Donald Trump. He said that restoring peace to the nation is the biggest demand of society and top priority of his government. ..

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Bihar sends maximum workers to Gulf countries while UAE becomes largest employment market for Indians

Indians are keen to work out of the country due to higher incomes and Saudi Arabia, UAE and the United States are important destinations. But looking at the expenses and income Indians mostly prefer to work in Saudi Arabia, UAE. However, UAE has becomes the largest market for employment of Indians in the Gulf while people from Bihar emerged as the state to have sent the maximum number of migrants to the Gulf countries...

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France’s contentious ‘Labour reforms’ sees less enthusiasm, Prez Macron hopeful of the law as ‘revolutionary’

France has become the hot topic lately with its labour reforms. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Labour Minister Muriel Penicaud unveiled reforms to France’s infamously inflexible labour laws in a bid to lower unemployment. ..

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Gulf crisis being fabricated says Qatari Foreign Minister Al Thani

Gulf crisis seems to get more intensified as the verbal spat and series of allegations between Qatar and four Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt continues. Attacking the four countries over diplomatic ban, Qatar affirmed that the Gulf crisis is fabricated...

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Iraqi forces eliminated 2,000 Islamic State militants in Tal Afar

Iraqi fighters have reclaimed the entire province of strategic Tal Afar after defeating Islamic State militants in a 12-day battle. But, during the high intense war between Iraqi troops and Islamic State terrorist group damage and loss of lives occurred massively. Notably, Iraqi troops killed over 2,000 Islamic State (IS) militants, more than 50 suicide bombers while 115 security men were martyred...

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German EU Chief tells UK to pay up until 2023 after #Brexit

Brexit in Europe is a gigantic contentious affair which is to make a massive hole in the pockets of the British government. As the negotiations move on from both the sides, the European Commission’s budget chief has risked further inflaming tensions with Britain’s Brexit negotiators by declaring that the UK “must continue to make payments to the EU” until 2023. ..

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Russian Defense Ministry claims to have eliminated last large IS pocket of resistance in central Syria

Russian Ministry of Defence announced that Syrian government forces, supported by Russian air power, have wiped out the last major pocket of terrorist resistance in central Syria. The statement also claimed to have liberated the strategic town of Akerbat in Hama governorate. Russian planes destroyed terrorist strongholds and their armored hardware...

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Following N Korea claim of developing Missile-Ready Hydrogen Bomb, detected tremors in the country raises fear of 6th nuclear test

The World leaders are again concerned with North Korea tension as it is likely to have conducted the 6th nuclear test. Just hours after the nation claimed to have developed a hydrogen bomb, two tremors struck North Korea prompting the fear of another nuclear test. U.S. Geological Survey and China Earthquake Administration confirmed the quake...

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With Doklam standoff resolved, PM Modi to attend 9th BRICS Summit in China

With Doklam standoff resolved, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China's Xiamen to attend the 9th BRICS Summit. This visit is considered to be very significant for bilateral ties between India & China as on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit, PM Modi is likely to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, through a bilateral meeting has not been scheduled so far...

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Sewa volunteers bring smile on the face of Hurricane Harvey victims in USA

The young volunteers of Sewa International, committed as they are to serve the victims of the Hurricane Harvey, exhibited excellent spirit of selfless service and strong determination to help those even risking their own welfare. ..

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Japan seeks Chinese cooperation to adopt new UN sanctions on N. Korea

Amid growing, North Korea tension, Japan and its ally US have been emphasizing on China and Russia help to solve the issue. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono asked his Chinese counterpart to help for adopting new U.N. sanctions on N. Korea. The ministers had a telephonic conversation...

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Iraqi PM Hayder al-Abadi declares liberation of Tal Afar province from ISIS

Finally! Iraqi fighters have reclaimed the entire province strategic Tal Afar after defeating Islamic State militants. At least 200 Islamic State terrorists were killed in the southwestern direction of Tal Afar while 200 others were arrested by the Iraqi troops who were hiding among the displaced civilians in the north east...

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Trump administration to access 255 million USD to Pakistan only if it takes stringent action against terror groups

Despite knowing the fact that Pakistan provides safe haven to terrorist organizations, the Trump administration has given USD 255 million worth of conditional military assistance to Islamabad...

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Kenya’s Supreme Court says last Presidential poll was not in accordance with constitution, orders re-run

After Kenya’s presidential poll the country witnessed a gargantuan violence due to the claim of wrong proceedings in the election. The opponents claimed Election Commission did not publish proper result of the election. Proving this true, the Supreme Court of Kenya declared the results of last month’s presidential poll “invalid, null and void” and ordered the election be re-run within 60 days...

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U.N Committee remarks of Britain going backwards on rights of disabled

The policies and rules are certainly turning Britain into a haphazard country. Recently, the U.N Committee on the rights of disabled people said on Thursday it had more concerns about Britain, due to funding cuts, restricted rights and an uncertain post-Brexit future. ..

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Dozens of refugee Rohingya lost their lives after boats overturn in Naf River

Since the violence erupted in Myanmar, a large number of refugees are flying to Bangladesh. Resembling the situation of refugees in Libya, bodies of 20 Rohingya Muslims were pulled out of a river Thursday along the border of Myanmar and Bangladesh. Among them 12 were children. The refugee boat overturned in in the Naf River on the Bangladesh side...

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Sri Lanka releases 76 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture

The Sri Lankan government has ordered release of 76 Indian fishermen in its custody while another four have been arrested on charges of poaching in their waters...

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Spain demands North Korea to reduce diplomatic staff in Madrid

Spain told the North Korean Embassy on Thursday to reduce its staff in the country in protest Pyongyang’s repeated missile launches and nuclear weapons tests. ..

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Russia-US mirror action game continues; US orders Russia to Close Consulate in San Francisco

The action, counter-action game of US and Russia goes on since US‘s sanction on Russia. The cold-war era seems to be coming back in their diplomatic relation. As a mirror action of Kremlin’s order to cut US diplomatic stuff in Russia, the US to close Russia’s San Francisco consulate and two trade missions in response to "unwarranted" Russian action...

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Pak ATC declares Gen Musharraf an absconder in Benazir murder case

Besides declaring former Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf an absconder, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Rawalpindi Thursday acquitted five Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) suspects in the murder case of former PM Benazir Bhutto...

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Stronger sanctions pressure on North Korea could be "counterproductive and dangerous": Russian FM Lavrov

Whereas US and Japan are emphasizing on the need of tougher sanctions on North Korea, Russia considers further strengthening of sanctions pressure on North Korea "counterproductive and dangerous." Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had phone talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...

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At least 1,70,000 foreign terrorists fighting in Syria under different banners

Syria is affected by the civil war since many years due to which thousands of civilians lost their lives while millions were displaced. However, the civil war in Syria has erupted due to clashes between many terrorist organizations and government forces. At least 1,70,000 foreign terrorists have fought under different banners throughout Syria’s civil war...

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Doklam dilemma ends but…

As Deng Xiaoping said “Only when China and India develop well, can one claim that the century of Asia has come. If China and India strengthen cooperation, Asian unity, stability and prosperity will be very hopeful; the world will be in peace and make more progress.”..

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Amid escalating North Korea threat, Japan Defense Ministry requests record high budget for anti-missile measures

Japan is now so much worried after North Korea’s latest missile launch over the nation that the Japanese defense ministry requested a record-high budget of 5.26 trillion yen ($47.8 billion) for fiscal 2018. The defense ministry wants to reinforce its missile defense against the backdrop of increasing threat...

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India, Brazil join hands to cooperate in fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics

India is one of the leading countries now in the world that has many agreements with most of the nations. India now has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Brazil for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle Genomics and Assisted Reproductive Technologies...

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US Prez Trump calls Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for diplomatic measures to resolve Qatar crisis

United States of America’s President Donald Trump has called on for diplomatic solution for the crisis between Qatar and its neighbouring countries, urging them to follow their commitment in fighting terrorism...

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PM Theresa May visits Japan with the goal of signing ‘lofty’ trade deals post-Brexit

Amidst the Brexit and divorce bill negotiations with the European Union, Britain is facing the worse nightmare this time. Prime Minister Theresa May stands seemingly confident and tries to gather as many allies as possible before UK leaves the EU. To gather support, May began a short trip to Japan to retain the terms of a nearly-finalized EU-Japan trade deal post-Brexit. ..

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North Korea fires missile over Japan, Abe calls it as ‘unprecedented threat’

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described as ‘unprecedented threat’ the missile fired by North Korea that missed the target and crashed into the sea off Japan’s Hokkaido island...

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My India visit was successful, it will strengthen bilateral relations: PM Deuba at Nepalese Parliament

Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today said, his recent visit to India was successful and it has laid down the foundation for further strengthening India-Nepal relations. He said positive environment was created to effectively implement projects signed in the past...

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Doklam Standoff: Chinese troops withdrawn, but Dragon not in good humour

While India MEA statement was saying that troops of both India and China are withdrawing from the Doklam region, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying was confirming Indian troops and equipment had ‘pulled back’ but she didn't declare retrieval of Chinese troops and said that the "Chinese troops continue to patrol on the Chinese side of the boundary."..

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At least 200 IS terrorists killed in southwestern Tal Afar; 200 others arrested

At least 200 Islamic State terrorists were killed in the southwestern direction of Tal Afar while 200 others were arrested by the Iraqi troops who were hiding among the displaced civilians in the northwest region. Notably, Iraqi troops backed by US forces have liberated 90% of the strategic Tal Afar region of Iraq...

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UN Secretary-General Guterres urges Bangladesh to allow Rohingya fleeing the violence to seek safety

The recent upsurge of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state has left many innocent people dead and compelled many to be relocated. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned about the civilians over there. It appealed for appealed for neighboring Bangladesh to allow fleeing Rohingya to seek safety...

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Over 180 million in conflict-affected countries lack safe water, says UNICEF

More than 180 million people in countries affected by conflict and instability do not have access to safe water, the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) announced on Tuesday. “In countries beset by violence, displacement, conflict and instability, children’s most basic means of survival – water – must be a priority,” said Sanjay Wijesekera, Unicef’s global chief of water, sanitation and hygiene. ..

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20 killed in car explosion in Baghdad’s Shiite district; IS claims responsibility

At least 20 innocent civilians were killed and28 others were injured after a car explosion took place in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The most dangerous terrorist group Islamic State has taken the responsibility of the blast...

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UNSC to hold emergency meeting as North Korean missile flies over Japan

After North Korea’s warning to sharpen its nuclear weapon again the country took an aggressive move. It fired a ballistic missile early Tuesday that flew over Japan's northernmost main island. Fearing more whimsical steps from North Korea, Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono held the first meeting of the emergency response headquarters. He has told the danger to Japan has grown significantly stronger. Japan called on call on the United Nations Security Council to convene an emergency meeting. ..

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Bangladesh Naval Chief on 3-days India visit to boost defence ties

The Chief of Naval Staff of the Bangladesh Navy, Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed, is on three days official visit to India. He called on defence minister Arun Jaitley and discussed ways to further broaden bilateral security cooperation on Monday...

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Amid ‘domestic demand-driven recovery’, Japan govt warns of uncertainty in overseas economies

Japan government said economy of the country has been recovering moderately. As per the indications, the country is on the way of its second longest period of economic expansion in postwar history. On Monday the government published its monthly report. The recovery is mentioned as a domestic demand-driven recovery...

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Iraq sentences Chemical Emir of Islamic State Zeyad Tarek to death

Zeyad Tarek who was named as ‘Chemical Emir’ by the most dangerous terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) has been awarded the death sentence by Iraq’s Central Criminal Court for developing some of the deadliest chemical weapons...

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NASA releases bone chilling images of Hurricane Harvey captured from space

Hurricane Harvey is a three-headed hurricane which has come upon Texas’s gulf coast last Friday. The storm is expected to be the strongest tempest to hit land in the United States in over a decade. The view of the monster squall from space paints perhaps the best picture of just how large and dangerous it is...

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Brexit: Britain pushes to talk about future but EU wants divorce bill negotiations first

British officials arrive in Brussels on Monday to push the EU towards talks about their post-Brexit ties, which the bloc refuses to do without an agreement first on London’s exit bill and other divorce issues...

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Qatar assures safety, welfare of 6.3 lakhs Indians in Gulf countries

Amid Gulf crisis, Qatar Foreign Affairs Minister Abdulrahman Al-Thani visited India on Friday and called upon Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during which he assured the safety and welfare of 6.3 lakhs Indians in Doha and other Gulf countries...

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North Korea tension escalates with its warning to ‘sharpen its nuclear sword’

North Korea tension heightens as it warned to “sharpen its nuclear sword”. It warned US by saying it would show “no mercy” in any conflict as local news agency reported. Even it did not stop there but continued to the warning of starting World War 3...

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Indian Army tri-services band show their excellence in Moscow’s International Military Music Festival

International “Spasskaya Tower” music festival which is called as International Military Music Festival kicked off in Moscow where Indian army tri-services band performed at the inaugural day, Saturday. The Spasskaya Tower Festival is one of the capital's most spectacular events. On Sunday, the Muscovites watched bands and orchestras from all over the world...

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India’s role in Afghanistan focused on economy, not security: clarifies US official

India is known for maintaining peace and the whole world acknowledges it. Therefore, a senior Trump administration official while asserting that nobody has talked about asking India to send troops to that country said that Delhi's role in the war-torn Afghanistan is focused on the economic and democratic development and not on security issues...

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Freshly erupted violence in Myanmar leaves 98 dead

Rohingya Muslim problem seems to be an unending conflict in Myanmar. In a fresh violence erupted on last Friday has left 98 dead. According to Myanmar government report, 80 among them were alleged insurgents and rest are of the police force. Thousands of panic stricken civilians from Rakhine state escaped to the border with Bangladesh, but Bangladeshi border guards are turning them back...

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At least 13 killed, 18 injured by car bomb in Afghanistan

Thirteen people including Afghan army men and civilians were killed and 18 others injured after a car bomb exploded in the southern province of Helmand in Afghanistan. Taliban has not claimed any responsibility for the attack...

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Hurricane Harvey leaves a trail of destruction in Texas

Widespread devastation was caused in Texas as the Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm, stuck the mainland in over a decade on Friday. The hurricane destroyed homes, severed power supplies and forced thousands of residents to take shelter to safer places...

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Japan, South Korea, China comes together to promote Asian culture during next 3 Olympics

With a major change in Olympic hosts, countries from Asia will be hosting next three Olympic and Paralympic Games. Hence it is a golden chance to uphold and promote rich Asian culture. Japan, China, and South Korea agreed Saturday to jointly hold cultural promotion projects during the next three games...

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French President Macron spent €26,000 on make-up in his first 100 days

He´s only 39 and fresh-faced, but France´s President Emmanuel Macron has run up a make-up bill of €26,000 in his first 100 days in office, offering fresh ammunition to his critics. The bill, revealed by Le Point magazine and confirmed by the presidency to AFP on Friday, was paid to a freelance make-up artist for work since the centrist took power in mid-May...

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Saudi Arabia registers growth of 33% in Haj pilgrims

The Haj, which is a pillar of Islam that capable Muslims must perform at least once in a lifetime, is to take place this year at the beginning of September. Therefore, till now 1,531,861 pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia to offer prayers at Haj...

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Massai, the African tribe carrying old relationship between wildlife and humans

Exploring the continent of Africa is never ending. The continent is enriched with natural resources, rich music, coffee but the most amazing attraction could be a different kind of tribes. In n era, when we cannot spend one single second without the internet, there are tribes in Africa which are extremely close to nature. Among these Maasai is a strange tribe which is averse to killing wild animals...

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Cholera kills 2016 in Yemen; 5,54,197 more suspected

The death toll in Yemen has reached to 2,016 while suspected cholera cases have reached to 5,54,197 due to the massive outbreak of cholera in the whole country since April 2017. Yemen continues to suffer from dual attack i.e civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. At least 3000 people per day are infected and affected due to cholera...

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Armed man arrested while entering the Buckingham palace illegally

Britain has been hit this year by four militant attacks in which 36 people were killed, and the country’s threat level is at severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. Yesterday, a man was arrested on suspicions of harming the Royal Family of Britain. He was armed with a large knife outside Buckingham Palace and assaulted two policemen. ..

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Saudi Arabia, China to work together on nuclear energy projects; MoU signed of worth Rs. $60 billion

Saudi Arabia and China have agreed to co-operate on nuclear energy projects following discussions between the two countries this week on ways to support the kingdom’s nuclear energy programme. Notably, both the countries have signed agreements on nuclear energy projects are worth more than $60 billion...

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Trump goes tough on Obama-era plan; bans transgender recruits from US military

The United States President Donald Trump on Friday signed a memorandum that directs the US military to not accept transgender individuals as recruits and banned Obama-era plan. Notably, the memo signed by President Trump ordered Pentagon to ban an Obama-era plan of recruiting transgender individuals in the military...

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North Korea’s provocation game continues; launches 3 short range ballistic missiles

Pyongyang, August 26: The moment world starts to think North Korea tension has declined, the tension starts mounting in next second. Again report comes of North Korea firing several short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast early on Saturday. The move comes during the joint annual military exercise of South Korea and USA. As per South Korean military statement, missiles blasted off from a coastal launching site and flew about 155 miles to the northeast before falling into the sea. The ..

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Trump administration slaps strong financial sanctions on Venezuela

The Trump administration keeping up the promise of punishing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, has slapped strong financial sanctions on Venezuela, barring banks from any new deals with the government...

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20 killed, 50 wounded in Suicide bomb and gun attack on Shia mosque in Afghanistan

At least 20 worshippers were killed and 50 others injured in an hour-long suicide bomb and gun attack on a mosque in capital Kabul yesterday. Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the attack...

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WCC leaders call on Pope Francis; discuss ways to strengthen Christian unity

Senior leaders of the World Council of Churches (WCC) the umbrella organisation of protestant churches world over called on the Supreme Catholic spiritual and temporal head Pope Francis in Vatican on August 24, 2017 to discuss the ways and means to strengthen the Christian unity in the world...

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Saudi led forces conduct series of air strikes in Yemen kills 71 civilians, dozen others injured

Yemen is been suffering from a dual attack, one is from massive civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. At least, 71 innocent civilians were killed and many others were injured in a series of air strikes by Saudi-led forces in several parts of Yemen...

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Deadly Typhoon ‘Hato’ killed 12 people, left 153 injured in China

Typhoon ‘Hato’ has left at least 12 dead and 153 injured, as the intense cyclonic storm wreaked havoc in Macau and southern Guangdong province of China on Wednesday...

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Against the backdrop of Mt.Fuji Japan SDF starts 3days of live fire drills

Gotemba, August 24: Self Defense Force of Japan began three days of live-fire drills on Thursday. The annual exercise is taking place in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture. Amid North Korea tension, Japan government has decided to boost Military and defense sector. Japan SDF is holding the drill against the backdrop of Mount Fuji. 2,400 soldiers, as well as 80 tanks, 20field guns and 60 helicopters were deployed at training grounds. The drill is aimed at to prepare Japan's Self-Defence Forces to resist ..

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ECJ’s jurisdiction might end after Brexit but whose laws will apply to EU citizens in UK then? Read here!

Sensitive issues are yet to be discussed between the UK and the EU in Brexit talks, but a position paper published by the Theresa May government on Wednesday raised doubts whether London will be able to “take back control” of its laws – one of the red lines of exiting the bloc. “Take back control” was a popular pro-Brexit slogan during the EU referendum. ..

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Russia, Turkey agree to establish fourth de-escalation zone in Syria

Russia and Turkey previously established three de-escalation zones in Syria. After having “satisfactory” outcome from the three de-escalation zones, two countries have agreed to step up efforts to establish the fourth de-escalation zone. ..

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Pak-origin man jailed for trying to smuggle a pipe bomb onto a Manchester to Italy flight

Europe seems to have become the target of terrorism after numerous violent attacks. Recently, a 43-year old Pakistani origin man has tried to smuggle a pipe bomb on to a flight from Manchester and Italy, has sentenced to 18 years in prison, reported the local media. ..

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Egypt angrily reacts to US aid cut over human right issues

Egypt in obvious predicted way reacted angrily to US decision to lower aid to Egypt. White House adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Cairo on Wednesday amid this situation but his top-level meetings with Egyptian officials had apparently been canceled. Egypt-US relation was going well after Trump came to power...

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Turkey and Vietnam look forward to double trade, deepen defense ties

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim said on Wednesday that he wants to double the trade with Vietnam to $4 million in the next 3 years as Turkey seeks to boost the cooperation with South Asian country. ..

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Indian visitors spent a record USD 13.6 billion in US last year

Tourism sector in India as well as in the United States have seen an enormous growth due to which economy has flourished immensely. When talked about the desire of Indians to explore any country, they firstly will take the name of United States and that’s because the majority of Indians stay in America. Therefore, many US authorities, top officials have claimed that India is one of the most significant tourism origin countries for America with enormous growth potential...

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Bahrain acts tough on Qatar; to file complaint against Doha at UN, ICC

Gulf crisis intensifies again as Bahrain is all set to file an official complaint to the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court against Qatar for its subversive role in the Saudi Arabia. Earlier, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and several other nations cut ties with Qatar and imposed stringent economic sanctions on it over supporting extremism...

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Islamic State using over 30,000 innocent civilians as human shield in Tal Afar city of Iraq: UN

More than 30,000 of innocent civilians are trapped in Tal Afar, a city in which Iraqi forces are fighting to take back from the Islamic State terrorist group. Notably, IS terrorist groups are using these civilians as human shield to safeguard themselves...

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Iran’s military presence in Syria to top the discussion list of Russian President Putin- Israeli PM Netanyahu talk

Syria’s six-year long civil war is bothering every nation in the region. Israel PM Netanyahu will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin today in Sochi to discuss the latest developments in the region. Iran’s accelerated attempt to establish military bases in Syria is going to top the list of issues...

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New era of cold war: Latest anti-Russian sanctions by US again disappoints Russia

A new era of cold war has started between US and Russia with series of sanctions, diplomatic actions, and counter actions. The US imposed a new sanction on Russian and Chinese companies targeting North Korea. To come up with a proper response to new sanction, Russia has begun development...

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Kim Jong-Un orders more production of solid-fuel engines

North Korea is determined to show its military power by any means. As local media reported, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the production of more solid-fuel rocket engines and rocket warhead tips. The state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Wednesday that Kim gave the order when visiting the Chemical Material Institute of the Academy of Defense Science...

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Barcelona van attacker plotted several other major bombings, hears Spanish Court; read briefly here!

An Islamist militant cell that last week used a van to kill 13 people in Barcelona had planned one or several major bomb attacks, possibly against churches or monuments, one suspect told a court on Tuesday. They said the group was led by an imam who tutored its members, mainly young Moroccans, in jihad (holy war) and told them "martyrdom is a good thing, according to the Koran," Mohamed Houli Chemlal told a Spanish High Court judge. ..

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Qatar slams Saudi limitations on Haj pilgrims travel; terms it illogical, unprecedented

The verbal spat between Qatar and four Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt continues. Though Saudi Arabia has allowed Qataris for Haj pilgrimages, Doha expressed several concerns over some of the policies of a kingdom. Qatar slammed Saudi Arabia and expressed its surprise at the announcement by Kingdom that Qatari pilgrims can travel only by Saudi Arabian Airlines to perform Haj...

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Brexit: UK publishes two more EU negotiation plans

The negotiations between UK and EU have constantly made headlines in world news television. The Brexit negotiations are not as simple as it may have been seen by the UK. However, the British government has set out proposals to ensure the trade in goods and services can continue on the day the UK leaves the EU in March 2019. ..

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Japan strongly urges to continue international pressure on North Korea

Japan wants to maintain international pressure on North Korea until it gives up its nuclear program. Japan’s new Foreign Minister Taro Kono says he sees unity with the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump's administration. He also blamed North Korea for buying time with mere talks...

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At least 1998 people killed, 5,32,000 others infected due to cholera outbreak in Yemen

Yemen is been suffering from a dual attack, one is from massive civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen this has reached to 5,32,000 while 1998 people have died since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April...

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Russia claims significant progress in driving out ISIS militants from Syria, says 200 ISIS fighters killed

Russia again has claimed that Moscow and Syrian government forces have made progress in the last month driving Islamic State (IS) militants from central Syria. On Monday, Russian Defense Ministry said Russian fighter jets killed more than 200 fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq in a recent air attack. As per the statement, the strikes also destroyed "heavy vehicles with ammunition."..

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US vows to deepen its strategic partnership with India while slams Pakistan for its support to terrorism

The United States President Donald Trump vowed to deepen its strategic partnership with India. Notably, President Trump on Monday in a prime-time televised address to the nation laid out his South Asia policy saying a "critical part" of it was to further develop US' strategic partnership with India. He ruled out a hasty withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan and sought an enhanced role for India to bring peace in the war-torn country...

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Baahubali stars Rana Daggubati and Tamannah Bhatia attends 37th edition of India Day Parade

Overwhelmed by the response of enthusiastic Indian diaspora Baahubali actor Rana Daggubati said that members of Indian community are the ambassadors of our country who are making us proud outside of India. Rana, who was the Grand Marshal for the 37th edition of prestigious India Day Parade specially mentioned that it was a matter of great pride for him to celebrate the Independence Day with a large population of Indian-Americans...

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Researchers find US warship Indianapolis wreckage 18000 ft deep in Pacific Ocean

The US warship was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of the Second World War...

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10 awarded death sentence over plot to kill Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh court sentenced 10 people to death in a case relating to an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2000. Nine others have been sentenced to 20 years in jail...

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