International

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

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

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Japan’s crime rate hits record low in 2017

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

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

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

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Germany, Turkey express to tie warm relations

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

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

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

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US Prez accuses Russia for helping North Korea to evade sanctions

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

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

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

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

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

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Britain appoints a minister and her department is loneliness!

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

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Germany sees less number of migrants but still graph is high

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

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

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

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

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

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Former CIA officer arrested for leaking classified information to Chinese spy

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

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Bangladesh to finish Rohingya refugee return in two years

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed on a time frame for repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled crackdowns from the military. Bangladesh says, it aims to return all of them to Myanmar within two years...

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Japan’s public broadcaster sends false North Korean missile alert, later apologizes

Amid high tension in Korean peninsula, a false North Korean missile launch alert urged Japanese citizens to take shelter. The alert was sent by Japan's public broadcaster NHK Television. Minutes later it was corrected, as well as NHK apologized for the incident. In Hawai, same incident took place few days ago...

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To tackle air pollution, China builds world's biggest ‘Air Purifier'

After years of efforts to tackle smog, China has made a major move by building the world's largest air purifier at 330 ft in Xian. The 100-mt tower, currently under the testing phase, is said to have improved the air quality over an area of 10 square km. It has been reported that the tower is releasing 10 million cubic metres of clean air per day...

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US Secretary of State Tillerson calls for continued sanctions pressure on North Korea, warns on military option

Despite South Korea-North Korea detent, twenty nations including US have agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for continued sanctions pressure to compel North Korea to abandon its nuclear program...

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UN Chief to convene counter-terrorism summit for advanced multilateral cooperation

While the black shadow of terrorism casting its grip over many countries, UN Chief António Guterres will convene a Summit of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies to advance multilateral cooperation. On Tuesday, he outlined areas for action in 2018 reviewing the current scenario...

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Czech PM knocks the doors of lawmakers to lift his parliamentary immunity

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday he would ask lawmakers lift his parliamentary immunity to face allegations of EU subsidy fraud. Police are investigating whether he illegally received a 2 million euro EU subsidy a decade ago by hiding ownership of a farm and conference center. Babis denies wrongdoing...

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EU still welcomes Britain to join its flock

Donald Tusk, the European Council president, weighed in to new British debate on whether to hold a second referendum on Brexit by saying on Tuesday that Britons would be welcome to stay in the European Union...

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Donald Trump awarded bravery medal for scolding Pak over terrorism

Afghanistan residents have awarded Donald Trump a bravery medal for rebuking Pakistan over its failure in curbing terrorist havens. As per local media reports, the medal has been forged using funds collected by Afghans from the Logar province worth 45,000 Afghanis ($645) and consists of 15 grams of gold...

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BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement pushed forward with new force

With a dream to connect the neighboring countries via roadways, Bangladesh, India and Nepal have agreed on the text of the operating procedures for passenger vehicle movement in the sub-region under the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) agreement signed in June 2015...

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Philippines’ volcano spews lava and ash indicating more hazards

Volcanic eruption is bothering the Philippines highly as the most active volcano has rambled back to live. It spewed lava that cascaded downslope and emitted ash that fell on nearby towns...

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Amid inter-Korean talks, US silently beefing up its presence in Korean Peninsula

While Washington is not at all giving up diplomacy to resolve Korean Peninsula crisis, at the same time it is also beefing up its presence in the area. The United States has deployed stealth bombers, at least one extra aircraft carrier and a new amphibious assault ship to the region though Pentagon officials are describing it as routine training and scheduled upgrades...

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Rocket lands on Indian embassy in Afghanistan; no casualties reported

In a suspicious incident, a rocket landed in the Indian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan causing damages to the structure. No fire or casualties have been reported yet. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, talking about the accident said, "The rocket has clipped the top of the three-storied ITBP barracks. There are no casualties. All Indians and staff are safe."..

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Indo-Israeli talks will prove as a healthy outcome for both the nations

The visit of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to India has added a feather to the cap as it has paved a way to concrete relations between India and Israel. The talks between Israeli PM Netanyahu and PM Modi were pleasing and will prove as a healthy outcome for both the nations...

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After lifting 35-year-old ban on cinema, Saudi Arabia begins screening films

After lifting a 35-year-old ban on cinemas, Saudi Arabia on Sunday began screening feature-length animated children’s films in a makeshift theatre. Notably, Saudi Arabia in the month of December last year lifted the ban on commercial cinemas that has lasted more than three decades...

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An eternal conflict: North Korea blames US for trying “to disrupt” its dialogue with South Korea

Though South Korea-North Korea relation is on the way of improvement, North Korea-US relation remains at the same place. The hermit country is not in any mood to establish peace with the US. It has accused the United States of attempting to disrupt its dialogue with South Korea. Earlier on Monday, it also warned of pulling out of Olympics as South Korean president Moon Jae-in credited Trump for the inter-Korean talk...

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At least 16 killed, 65 wounded in Afghanistan twin suicide attack

At least 16 have been killed and 65 injured in a twin suicide bombing attack near a square in the Tayran city, Afghanistan. So far, no group claimed has responsibility for the attack. Iraqi interior ministry spokesman Saad Maan as saying that the blasts occurred in the crowded Tayran city’s square. Maan said the suicide attacks happened around a square in the city where mostly workers gather for seeking work...

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India, Britain pens down to deport illegal Indian migrants

India and Britain discussed on a very crucial point that is illegal Indian migrants’ in Britain. Talking further on this issue MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said: “The UK government has assured us they would take care of such issues... and ensure anti-India activities, also by Kashmiri separatists, are not allowed in the UK.”..

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Thousands evacuated following lava flow from Philippine volcano

Manila, January 15: We have not crossed even first month of New Year but within this short span another Volcano has returned to its active life. The angry volcano in Philippines got back to life as lava flowed down its crater. The eruption has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers from the area around the volcano. On late Sunday, the alert level was increased to three on a scale of five due to increased tendency towards a hazardous eruption. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology ..

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North Korea warns Olympics withdrawal after South Korean President praises Trump

The high hopes which were rising around North Korea’s probable participation in Winter Olympics might get struck in midway. Ahead of North-South Korea talk on sending art delegation to send an art troupe to the Winter Olympics, North Korea’s state-run news agency expressed strong discontent over South Korean President’s speech crediting the US for an inter-Korean talk...

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“I’m not a racist”: US President Trump says denying offensive comment

Over US President Donald Trump’s alleged offensive comment on people from Africa, Haiti, El Salvador, African countries and many others ross world are outraged. The incident has raised the question about existing racism in the US. But confronting the conflict, US President emphasized that he is not a racist and denied commenting in such offensive way. ..

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South Korea to install artificial reefs to prevent illegal Chinese fishing

China’s illegal fishing bothers many countries in the region including South Korea, Japan. To put an end to Chinese overfishing, South Korea will install additional artificial reefs near the western maritime border with North Korea...

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Russian Presidential Election: Pre-polls suggest Putin’s landslide victory

When Russians are left with only two more months for an upcoming Presidential election, pre-polls suggest Vladimir Putin will gain 81% of voters’ support. Earlier also various polls have suggested Putin’s win. In fact, there’s no strong face opposing him in the election...

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Over 76 terrorist killed in clean-up operations in Afghanistan

Afghanistan forces have killed 76 terrorists and 14 militants were arrested during raids eight provinces on Friday. Taliban has not commented on the report so far. The Afghanistan defense ministry said in a statement, three key Taliban commanders including Ehsanullah, Haidar and Qahraman were among those killed in the offensives, in the past 24 hours...

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Outraged African countries seek apology from US President Trump over his “shithole” comment

A single comment reportedly made by US President Donald Trump has outraged entire Africa. Over migration issue, in a meeting with senators, he had described African nations, as well as Haiti and El Salvador as “shitholes”. After the report broke out, global communities, politicians and African countries condemned the comment. Now, a group of 54 "extremely appalled" African countries demanded he retracts and apologizes for his reported comments...

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US, Japan launch joint military exercise for better preparedness

Though North Korea has started making diplomatic efforts, it has already warned it has a nuclear button on the desk. Amid this situation, American and Japanese military forces have launched joint exercises which started on Friday in the U.S. western state of California and will continue through February 12...

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South Korea proposes working level talk on North’s participation in Winter Olympics

After holding first official talk with North Korea after year, South Korea wants to take it forward to working level. Seoul has proposed working-level talks with North Korea on the latter's participation in the Winter Olympics set for next month...

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India, Bhutan celebrates golden jubilee of their golden relationship by unveiling special logo

On the eve of Golden Jubilee celebrations of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan, both the countries jointly unveiled the ‘special logo.’..

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Japan announces $3 million grant to Myanmar for Rohingya return

While ongoing Rohingya crisis is haunting Myanmar and Bangladesh both countries, Japan has announced Friday a grant of $3 million to Myanmar to help repatriate the refugees. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono who is on a Myanmar visit, asked Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, to ensure the “safe and voluntary repatriation and resettlement” of members of the Rohingya ethnic group...

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'VicThree' Victory! Globe crowns PM Modi as the top third leader

Ahead of his Davos visit, an international survey has ranked PM Modi among the top three leaders of the world. This ranking clearly shows the respect for PM Modi on the global level...

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UK doubles the export backing for India

The UK government today announced the doubling of its national credit support for UK businesses exporting to India. The two countries are looking for opportunities to boost trade and investment, including via a potential Free Trade Agreement, as Britain prepares to leave the European Union...

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Facebook wants to change the reel from news to peer

Facebook Inc on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world’s largest social network...

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Qatar seeks international arbitration to end economic blockade imposed by Arab Quartet

Amidst intensifying Gulf crisis, Qatar is now seeking international arbitration to end the economic blockade imposed by the Arab Quartet of Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates...

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Greece curbs the power of Sharia courts; spreading equality is the motto

Greece is curbing the power of sharia courts that operate in the northern region of the country. The new law (paywall), which Prime Minister Alexi Tsipras described as a “historic step,” gives Greek Muslims the option to take civil cases to Greek courts instead. The law restricts the application of religious law in the country, which according to Tsipras “broadens and deepens equality before the law to all Greeks.” Greece is home to some 100,000 Muslims...

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Trump administration issues travel advisory for its citizens; asks to exercise increased caution before traveling to India

The Trump administration on Wednesday issued a new travel advisory to it citizens for various countries including India, which is based on a ready-to-understand level of advice ranging from one to four level...

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15 ISIS, Taliban terrorists laid down arms for peace in Afghanistan

At least fifteen militants affiliated with the ISIS and Taliban groups joined peace process in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to the local government officials, at least two local leaders of the militants are also among those who reconciled with the government...

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Germany clicks new idea to fight Anti-Semitism: Visit Nazi concentration camps

Anti-Semitism is something which creates a feeling of hatred among the people and nowadays same is the situation is of Germany. Alarmed by displays of anti-Semitism among new immigrants to Germany, a German politician has offered a novel idea that appears to be gaining traction: required visits to Nazi concentration camp memorials...

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India, Malaysia on the cooperate mode to boost Traditional Systems of Medicine

With a wealth of 6,600 medicinal plants, India is the second largest exporter of AYUSH and herbal products in the world. To expand the roots of Ayurveda all over the globe India is always ahead and as a part of the agreement signed between India and Malaysia, a Bilateral talk was held in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine...

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Pak forces attempt to abduct journalist Taha Siddiqui working for Indian news channel; luckily escapes

A Pakistan-based journalist named Taha Siddiqui on Wednesday morning luckily escaped after few armed men tried to abduct him when he was travelling to the airport...

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Over three lakh people arrested in Saudi Arabia for labour, immigration and border violations

In a bid to curb violations of labour and immigration laws Saudi Arabia has led a massive crackdown under which over three lakh such people have been arrested in last two months. However, Saudi Authorities have also warned to continue its operations in the coming days against violators...

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UK ministers make Brexit pitch to Germany to secure the future of Britain

Finance minister Philip Hammond and Brexit minister David Davis have made a direct appeal to German business leaders to help them forge a Brexit deal to secure the future of Britain’s financial services. ..

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Cholera kills 2,235 people in Yemen; 75% of Yemenis are still in need of humanitarian assistance

Yemen is still suffering from the dual attack i.e civil war and another one from the outbreak of cholera. Therefore, some 75 percent of Yemen’s population is in need of humanitarian assistance, including 11.3 million children who cannot survive without it. While the death toll has surged to 2,235 and the suspected cholera cases has reached over 1.5 million...

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US to sell new anti-ballistic missiles to push back North Korea’s “provocative behavior

Though North Korea has taken a little step to come out of the alienated zone but still now global powers like US and Japan are not optimistic that the country could give up its missile nukes. So, to counter nuclear treat US State Department has approved the sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan...

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South Korean President Moon says he’s open to meeting with Kim Jong Un

After a successful inter-Korean talk, South Korean President Moon Jae-in wants to take the talk forward. He expressed his wish to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. To resolve the tension in Korean Peninsula he pledged more cooperation. US President Donald Trump and UN Chief Seretary also welcomed the outcoming of the talk...

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Go green airports! Oslo Airport termed as world’s greenest airport

Oslo in Norway adds up a new expansion to the city’s existing airport provides another, more sustainable way of designing these structures. It becomes the world's greenest airport...

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Inter-Korean talk goes beyond Olympics; North Korea agrees to hold military talks with South

North and South Korea talk finally go beyond Winter Olympics. Along with sending a delegation to winter Olympics, North Korea has also accepted Seoul’s offer to hold military talks to reduce tensions. The joint statement came out after nearly 12 hours of negotiations on their border...

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Trump administration publically announces of not considering H-1B visa extension policy

Giving up a major relief to the Indian techies who work in America, the United States on Tuesday publically announced that Trump administration is not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country...

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Apple has a planned obsolescence: French prosecutor

Under French law, it is a crime to intentionally shorten the lifespan of a product with the aim of making customers replace it. A French prosecutor has launched a preliminary investigation of U.S. tech giant Apple (AAPL.O) over alleged deception and planned obsolescence of its products following a complaint by a consumer organization...

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Toyota unveils new concept of self-driving electric vehicles

The giant Japanese automobile company Toyota has unveiled a new concept of self-driving electric vehicles. Companies involved in ride-hailing or package delivery will find those future cars benifitial. ..

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Pathetic cry foul speech of Rahul Gandhi in Bahrain disappoints India and Indians

Converting lies into truth, playing dirty politics, defaming our own country across the globe has become an extraordinary skill of Congress and its leaders. Following the same pattern, new Congress chief Rahul Gandhi who represented India in Bahrain defamed his own country...

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64 migrants face death after dinghy sinks in Mediterranean

It has been only nine days of the new year but already two major accident has already taken place along the route of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. 64 people died after an overcrowded dinghy launched from Libya sank in the sea...

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Germany denies achieving climate change goal till 2020

The goal to cut the carbon emission by 2020 may be missed by Germany as the chancellor Angela Merkel and her party has denied achieving the goal in next two years...

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US again asks Pakistan to take decisive action against Haqqani, Taliban terrorist groups

The United States once again slammed Pakistan for providing safe haven to terrorist groups like Haqqani and Taliban and said that Washington was to see Islamabad taking a decisive action against terrorism...

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Chinese media blames India for Trump's decision over Pak aid

Blaming India for Donald Trump's decision of denying financial aid to Pakistan, Chinese government run media said that the initiatives of India's recent foreign policy are only for the benefit of India and is something that leads to arguments...

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North Korea agrees to send delegation in Winter Olympics following the talk with South

Finally positive result comes out of much awaited inter-Korean talks held at Tuesday morning. North Korea will send a delegation and performing art squads to Winter Olympics hosted by South Korea. It is definitely a major breakthrough or can be seen as the hermit country’s first attempt to come out of alienation...

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Har Gobind Khorana: Know the Nobel Laureate scientist who decoded DNA

Nowadays in Biological Sciences we all read about DNA but we don’t know the man who decoded the mystery of DNA. If you know how DNA is shaping you, you should definitely owe thanks to the Indian American Biochemist Har Gobind Khorana. A small village boy from Punjab won the Nobel Prize in 1968 for unfolding the story of DNA...

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Egypt to hold Presidential Election in March

Egypt is finally set for its next Presidential election with a fixed date. The election will start on March 26, Egypt’s National Electoral Commission announced on Monday. Current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has not yet confirmed whether he will run for a second and final term...

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Italy court acquits former Leonardo top managers in India corruption case

An Italian appeals court on Monday acquitted two former Leonardo executives over a bribery case related to a large 2010 helicopter contract to the Indian government...

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Iran bans teaching of English language in primary schools to fight against western cultural invasion

In a bid to fight against western cultural invasion after a week of mass protests against the country's leadership, Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools...

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Theresa May shuffles her cabinet; British eyes waiting for new leaders

British Prime Minister Theresa May is on the mode to shuffle its cabinet’s top leaders. From major changes in her top team, including Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson given new roles, to a more modest shake-up of junior ministerial ranks, speculation embraces every level at 10 Downing Street...

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Car bomb blast hits Asian militant base in northwestern Syria’s Idlib city; 16 terrorists along with 7 civilians killed

At least 23 people including 16 terrorists and 7 civilians were killed while ten others were injured in a car bomb blast that took place at a base for Asian militants in northwestern Syria’s Idlib city on Sunday...

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South Korea to bring up issues other than Olympics during the talk with North Korea

Giving utmost importance to the inter-Korean talk, North Korea will send a five-member delegation led by Ri Son Gwon, head of its state agency handling inter-Korean affairs. The two countries will host official talk after two long years. Both the countries hope, the talk will go beyond Olympics related discussion...

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Shameless Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa CM shares stage with Lashkar terrorist Abdul Rahman Makki

Pakistan doesn’t seem to learn from its mistakes though it has lost American aid over support to terror groups. Still, Pakistani leaders continue to support global terrorist and 26/11 mastermind LeT chief Hafiz Saeed’s political party Difah-e-Pakistan Council. After Palestine Ambassador to Pakistan Waleed Abu Ali shared a stage with Hafiz Saeed, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak shared the dais with Lashkar terrorist Abdul Rahman Makki...

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Russia finally gets 15 official candidates for upcoming Presidential Election

Wrapping up the process of receiving documents from aspiring candidates, Russian Central Election Commission has informed that 15 independent applicants are likely to run in upcoming Presidential Election. Initially, 46 candidates claimed to run in the election when the final date was announced...

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Germany might say Good-Bye to those expressing Anti-Semitism views

Germany has drafted a new law which shows a red eye to those who have a feeling of anti-Semitism. As per the new law, the country could see deporting migrants who express anti-Semitic views...

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A dormant volcano hits Papua New Guinea with 2018’s first “surprise” eruption

Last year witnessed the angry avatar of Bali’s Mount Agung during a dangerous volcanic eruption crippling normal life totally. Now, the renewed volcanic activity in Remote Island off the northern coast of Papua New Guinea is raising a fear of a repetition of Mount Agung episode...

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Hackers trying to make a way into Winter Olympics data: Report

Hackers are trying to make a way into Winter Olympics data, a top cyber-security firm has warned. Attempts have been made to steal sensitive data from groups involved with Pyeongchang Games. Even, malware-infected emails were sent last month. The security firm McAfee has warned more cyber-attacks could come before Olympics...

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Pakistan frees 147 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds

Pakistan today released 147 Indian fishermen from Malir Jail in Karachi as a goodwill gesture. As per the list given to the Indian High Commission by the Pakistani government, 457 Indian prisoners including 399 fishermen and 58 civil prisoners are in Pakistani jails...

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Nearly thousand Boko Haram insurgents surrender in Nigeria’s Borno state

Many parts of African countries including Nigeria, Somali is heavily suffering from Islamic Insurgency. On a good note, 950 Boko Haram insurgents had surrendered to troops in Lake Chad and Monguno general area of operation to Nigerian Army. But due to an intense operation, many insurgents are on run...

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Saudi Arabia: 11 princes arrested over protest against King’s utility bills

Saudi Arabian authorities have arrested 11 princes for staging a protest against the Kingdom's austerity measures on Saturday. According to a report from the Saudi news website Sabq, the princes, who gathered in the historical Palace of Government area in the capital Riyadh, were demonstrating against a government decision to suspend payment of their utility bills. Upon arrest, they were reportedly sent to prison of Riyadh...

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Special investigation into attacks of UN peacekeepers in Congo announced

While UN peacekeepers take up one of the toughest jobs in the world to save people in conflicting regions, their deaths go unnoticed often. Recently, 15 'blue helmets' were killed and dozens wounded in the deadliest single assault on a UN mission in Congo. Now, UN is launching a special probe into the nasty attack...

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At least 8 dead, 86 others rescued from sinking migrant boat off Libya

The deadliest route of migrants, the Mediterranean Sea off Libya has again taken away 8 lives. This route has witnessed a large number of accidents of migrants in last year too. After a rubber dinghy started sinking on Saturday in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, 86 others were rescued in the same accident...

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US President Trump says he would talk to Kim but not without preconditions

After year of tension, conflict this year might be one of a talk. US President Donald Trump said he would like to have talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He also said he expects a positive result out of upcoming South-North Korea talk. As local media reported, US President while interacting with journalists expressed a willingness to talk to Kim but not without preconditions. He said he always believes in talking but also stressed he “will be very firm.” The two leaders have history of angry ..

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Saudi increases salaries, allowances to public sector employees and military personnel for reducing tax burden

Soon after entering in the new year, Saudi Arabia imposed 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) which led the cost of living too high. However, after looking at the consequences Saudi Arabia has announced to increase the salaries and allowances of public sector employees and military personnel to dip the burden of VAT...

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France backs Iranian nuclear deal in the UN

France has given thumbs up to continue the nuclear deal with Iran in Security Council meeting in the United Nations. “We must commit to fully upholding the nuclear agreement with Iran,” French Ambassador to the United Nations Francois Delattre said Friday during the meeting...

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US put stringent treasury sanctions on five Iranian entities involved in development of ballistic missiles

The United States sanctioned five Iran-based firms which are involved in the development and production of country's solid-propellant ballistic missiles. Notably, the latest move from the United States comes against Tehran despite the UN-aligned International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) consistently confirming Iran's full compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)...

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Twitter denies blocking world leaders’ handle despite having controversial tweets

There is a rule of Twitter that it blocks one if there is any controversial tweets posted on his handle. But this rule has been modified that it won’t block handles of world leaders’ accounts even if it has any controversial tweets...

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Putin approves resumption of Russia-Egypt flight service

Moscow, January 5: Finally recovering an old damage, Egypt-Russia is going to resume flight service. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on resuming regular air services to Cairo. In December, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov confirmed that the regular flight connection between Cairo and Moscow will be restored in the first half of February. The civilian flight service was suspended in 2015 after militants detonated a bomb on a Russian Metrojet flight leaving the tourist resort ..

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Saudi Arabia intercepts, destroys ballistic missile in Najran Region; Houthi rebels claim responsibility

Saudi Arabia on Friday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi rebels which targeted the spot in the Najran Region of the country. Notably, this is the third incident that took place within a time period of two months and another potential flashpoint in the volatile Saudi-Iranian relationship. There was no casualty reported...

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Airstrike in Syria kills 30 innocent civilians; doubt on Russian jets

A jet plane suddenly started dropping bombs on a residential area in a besieged rebel enclave east of Syria’s capital, Damascus. In this airstrike nearly civilians, including children were killed..

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US designates 3 individuals affiliated with al Qaeda as global terrorists

The United States on Thursday declared three individuals affiliated with al Qaeda as a global terrorist in a bid to isolate the groups and preventing them from using the US financial system...

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Turkey on the path to make relations stronger with Germany

Turkey expressed pleasure to make relationships with Germany rockier. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called for a fresh start in his country’s rocky relationship with Germany, holding out the prospect of closer economic cooperation, particularly in transport and energy, if ties improved...

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Ice breaks! North Korea accepts Seoul’s Olympics talk offer

North Korea finally accepts South Korean offer to host talks in next week. Following North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s proposal to send a delegation to Winter Olympics, Seoul proposed a high-level government meeting with North Korea on January 9 at the truce village of Panmunjom. The meeting will focus on finding a way for North Korean athletes to attend the Winter Olympic Games in next month...

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US lists Pakistan with ten other nations for Religious Freedom Violations

The United States has placed Pakistan along with ten other nations in the list of countries designated as the worst offenders against religious liberty. However, Pakistan was placed on a Special Watch List, which is a new category below that of Countries of Particular Concern...

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Pakistan faces quantum punishment for providing safe haven to terrorist groups; US suspends security aid

Pakistan is all set to face quantum punishment as the United States has announced to suspend foreign military assistance of $255 million and security aid to Islamabad unless and until it takes action against terrorist groups who are been safely operating from its soil...

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VAT in Saudi Arabia, UAE to adversely affect 70 to 80 percent of Indian expats

As soon as the whole world enters in the New Year i.e in 2018, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) according to which the general public will start sharing the burden of budgetary expenditure. However, the introduction of VAT in Saudi Arabia and UAE will adversely affect at least 70 to 80 percent of Indians working there and reduce their remittances...

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Australia plans to exports its medical Cannabis products in global market

Australia is planning to become the fourth country in the world to legalize medicinal marijuana exports in a bid to score a piece of the estimated $55 billion global market...

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Suicide Bomber hits mosque in Nigeria’s Borno state

Terrorism keeps tormenting African countries especially Somalia, Nigeria. Again Suicide bomber has taken away 11 lives in Borno state. The attack hit a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, near the border with Cameroon...

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Fabricating truth, Pakistan releases another video of Kulbhushan Jadhav on kins' visit

Pakistan has today released a new video of Kulbhushan Jadhav. In the reported footage, Jadhav is seen thanking Pakistan for allowing his mother and wife to meet him. However, he added that an Indian diplomat had yelled at his mother...

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Restored communication: North Korea reopens hotline to South Korea after two long years

After two long years of conflict, North Korea reopened border hotline with South Korea on Wednesday. The conversation on phone of two countries is definitely a major breakthrough of diplomacy this year. North Korea initiated the dialogue with its neighbor.The development came following North Korea’s proposal to send its delegation in Winter Olympics. ..

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Glitters spark eyes everywhere as China lights up world’s longest sea bridge

The world’s longest sea bridge HongKong-Macau-Zhuhai is ready for the Chinese to roll out their vehicles on it. The grand lighting, fireworks on the 55 kms long bridge filled the Chinese eyes with colors and excitement as the bridge will cut three hours journey to just 30 mins...

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France targets ‘Fake news’ spreaders: Aims to pass law against it

“we will enact legislation in 2018 to combat the spread of "fake news," said President Emmanuel Macron while addressing to the French Press. During an annual message to the media, Macron said the legislation would be used especially during election periods and would largely target social media platforms, saying that if people wanted "to protect liberal democracies, we must have strong legislation."..

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India, Italy mutually agree for cooperation in field of renewable energy

To strengthen Indo-Italian relationships, both the countries are trying their level best to make them better. Recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on India-Italy Cooperation in Renewable Energy was signed between India and Italy on October 30 last year...

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Complicated Power struggle in the Middle East : A review

Middle East Region consists of 16 countries including Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen with the total estimated population of 414,569,760. The struggle is everywhere. All the living beings have to struggle for their life, for food etc. But when it comes to earning more power, then the definition of struggle is totally changed. Middle East Countries are rich in culture, heritage and mainly in natural ..

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Germany’s red eye on social media: Remove posts containing hate speech within 24 hours or pay penalty

German government has shown a red eye on social media sites as the country began enforcing strict rules that could fine major internet sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube up to 50 million euros if they don't remove posts containing hate speech within 24 hours of receiving a complaint...

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Afghan forces gunned down over 86 IS militants during air and ground raids

Afghanistan forces have killed 86 Islamic State terrorists during raids in Nangarhar and Jawzjan provinces on Monday. Also, 18 terrorists were also injured in the crackdown backed by air power. The IS terrorists have been using civilian houses in the district...

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US will continue to withhold $255 million in aid to Pakistan for playing double game: Nikki Haley

Pakistan is famous across the world for harbouring terrorism and terrorists to other nations. Therefore, now Pakistan is all set to face quantum punishment as the United States will withhold $255 million in a military fund to Islamabad...

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Internet restored in conflict-torn Congo after three days

Conflict-torn African country Congo got back its internet service on Tuesday after three days. The ongoing protest against Congolese President Joseph Kabila has even claimed few lives during the protest. Citing reasons of state security, Congolese minister of telecommunications, Emery Okundji, ordered mobile operators to cut internet and SMS services. ..

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Saudi Arabia-UAE introduce VAT for the first time

2018 opens a new era in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) where the general public will start sharing the burden of budgetary expenditure...

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Turkey, Qatar launch e-commerce platform paving way for bright bilateral trade

“The relationship between Turkey and Qatar has gone a long way and the two brotherly countries are partners in progress. It is my great pleasure to witness the launch of yet another platform for bilateral trade relationship between the two countries” says Ahmet Arslan, Turkish Minister of Transport, Marine Affairs and Communications...

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US intensifies strikes against Al-Shabaab

US Military conducted 34 airstrikes in Somalia in last year to eliminate Al-Qaeda affiliated militant organization Al-Shabaab. As per the official statement, the military killed at least 17 Al-Shabaab terrorists in various countries including in Kenya after intensifying strikes...

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Pakistan in a showoff action bans Hafiz Saeed led JuD, Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation from collecting donations

Pakistan has been criticized across the world for not taking any stringent actions against terrorist groups and therefore it sometimes takes some showoff decisions. After being criticized across the world, Pakistan on Monday banned a global terrorist and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation from collecting donations...

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Pak restricts Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Jamaatud Dawa from collecting charity

Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed got a slam when Pakistan banned his led foundation Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat from collecting donations. The Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on Monday prohibited the collection of donations by Hafiz Saeed's Jamaatud Dawa (JuD), the charity wing of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, as well as several other such organisations named in a list of banned outfits by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)...

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Will Olympics bring a better inter-Korean tie? Seoul proposes to hold high-level talks with North Korea

A better inter Korea relation might help to solve a long-term global crisis. Accepting Kim Jong Un’s offer to send a delegation to Winter Olympics, South Korea has proposed a high-level government meeting with North Korea on January 9 at the truce village of Panmunjom...

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Splash on New Year; storm hits western France causing 65000 houses powerless

New Year Celebration was splashed in France as winter storm Carmen hit Country's Atlantic coast left 65,000 households without electricity. The storm, packing winds of up to 150km per hour, also caused other damage in the northwestern Brittany region, including destroying a windmill...

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US Prez Trump lashes out at Pakistan over financial aid; says Islamabad has given only lies, deceit

‘NaPak’ intentions of Pakistan was exposed long ago. The whole world now knows the reality of Pakistan that it is the only country which provides safe haven to terrorism and harbours terrorist in other nations. Hitting out at Islamabad and earlier government of United States, President Trump said that US had been foolish to provide massive financial aid to Pakistan...

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UN urges Congo President to keep his promise of stepping down

African country Congo has been witnessing an ongoing violence due to a political crisis. A large number of protestors are coming down to road against Congo President Joseph Kabila and during protests at least 8 people have died. United Nations has urged Congo’s president to abide by an agreement to leave power who signed a deal with opposition groups a year ago agreeing to step down once his current term end...

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Islamist militant arrested near Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

A homegrown Islamist group’s militant Sharful Awal arrested near Rohingya camps of border district of Ukhia, Bangladesh on Sunday. Police allege Awal is a member of a new faction of the Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), and was involved in organising local extremists...

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Zero tolerance to prank calls: Russia to increase imprisonment for “telephone terrorism”

Rumours are the worst source of anxiety or panic among the public. A single telephone call sometimes creates disaster by spreading fake news of some terror activity. To put an end to this menace, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that toughens the punishment for "telephone terrorism" to 10 years of imprisonment...

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Drought hit South Africa capital wakes up to stricter restrictions on water usage

South African capital wakes up to stricter water restrictions on the first day of the year. As the city is suffering from water crisis since a long time, this step has been taken to prevent taps of Cape Town going dry. Monday marks the start of level 6 water restrictions...

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Italian President urges to political parties to make realistic proposals before the elections

Italy is on the way to hold elections in March this year. In this concern, President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday urged political parties to make realistic proposals to tackle Italy’s problems, especially joblessness...

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US to withhold financial assistance of Pakistan after fails to destroy terror safe havens

The Trump administration has communicated to Pakistan that it must take decisive action against terrorist groups and dismantle their safe havens on its soil. The US government plans to withhold $255 million in military fund to Pakistan as Washington is skeptical the Pakistan has not taken serious steps against the terror networks, particularly the notorious Haqqani terrorist network, it has been reported...

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India’s strong objection compels Palestine recall envoy for sharing stage with Hafiz Saeed

India’s strong objection has compelled Palestine to recall its envoy to Pakistan for his appearance in a public meeting on Al Quds along with international terrorist Jamaat ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed. A statement by the Palestinian foreign ministry says: “The minister of foreign affairs and expatriates under the direct instructions of the president of the state of Palestine has decided to recall the Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan immediately.”..

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Massive protest erupted across Iran against Govt over weak economy, alleged corruption; 10 killed

At least ten protestors were killed while 400 others were arrested who took part in demonstrations against Iranian government over the country's weak economy and alleged corruption. The protest against government and Iran’s supreme leader Hassan Rouhani began on Thursday last week in Mashhad which later spread across the country...

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Germany and France ties will hold EU together: German Chancellor Merkel

“Without delay,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she is pledging to form her next government and also will shake hands with France to hold the European Union together...

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457 Indian nationals including 399 fishermen lodged in Pakistan jails

As per the list given to the Indian High Commission by the Pakistani government, 457 Indian prisoners including 399 fishermen and 58 civil prisoners are in Pakistani jails...

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Heavenly light show welcomes New Year 2018! Shining Burj Khalifa mesmerizes whole world

Happy New Year! World cheeringly welcomed New Year 2018 with good wishes while Dubai did it in unique style. The tallest tower Burj Khalifa was totally immersed in colorful light show with colorful shining lights. Around 1.5 million people turned up near Burj Khalifa in Dubai to watch the New Year's Eve show...

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North Korea expresses its wish to dispatch delegation for Winter Olympics

If morning shows the day, then North Korea’s readiness to send its delegation in Winter Olympic may be a good sign for the world next year. South Korea, the organizer for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics welcomed North Korea's expression of interest in participation in the games, saying the gesture was like "a gift on New Year's Day."..

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Prez Maduro gives new year gift to Venezuelans: Hikes 40% in minimum wages

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a 40 percent increase to the minimum wage as of January, a move that will foment what many economists already consider hyperinflation in the oil-rich but crisis-stricken nation...

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Bangladesh targets 100,000 for first Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh government has said, it wants to send up to 1 lakh Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of refugees who fled ethnic violence this year...

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Year 2018 welcomed with big bash across the Globe: PM Modi cheers nation; Rajnath with ITBP Jawans

The Year 2018 has been welcomed with big bash across the Globe with a hope of better social lkife, zero tolerance to terrorism, peace and prosperity. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi cheered the nation; Home Minister Rajnath Singh reached at Matli in Uttarakhand to celebrate the new year with ITBP Jawans and their families. ..

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Russian President Putin reassures to assist Syria to uphold its sovereignty

Though it has been over 2 years since Russia deployed military force in Syria to assist Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russian President Vladimir Putin assured his Syrian counterpart to that Russia will continue assisting Syria in the protection of the country’s sovereignty, unity and territory integrity...

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North Korea thrashes the hope of any change in its ‘nuclear game’ in 2018

On the first day of 2017, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un announced about Pyongyang’s plan to launch its first intercontinental ballistic missile. The year definitely proved his pledge was true. If the really goes by his word like this, next year is again going to be rough in Korean Peninsula due to North Korea’s nuclear activity as in a statement the country would remain committed to its nuclear program even in 2018...

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Full stop to aspiration of solo climbing Mount Everest

People with adventures mind sometimes go beyond all rules forgetting own safety which brings a catastrophic end. Now Nepal has come up with new rule to save climbers aspiring to reach Mount Everest. Solo climbers can no more scale mountains in Nepal including all-time favourite Mount Everest. Nepal is eying at making mountaineering safer in the country. While in this year, the country has made a record number of climbers attempting to reach Mt.Everest. But along with that, a huge nu..

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India slams backstabber Palestine after envoy Waleed Abu Ali shares stage with26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed at Public rally

Backstabbing other nations mainly India is in a DNA of Pakistan. But other countries which are friends of New Delhi if backstabs than it hurts more. India supported Palestine after voting against the United States in United Nation over recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the same country has now backstabbed New Delhi. Notably, Palestine Ambassador to Pakistan Waleed Abu Ali shared a stage with global terrorist and 26/11 mastermind LeT chief Hafiz Saeed at Difah-e-Pakistan Council rally in ..

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Deadly Islamic bullets showered on 11 Coptic Christians in Egypt

eries of terror attacks in Cairo, the capital of Egypt has been increasing in the recent years. One such dreadful incident took place in a Catholic church. It was not a good day for the worshippers of the Coptic Church in Cairo, Egypt as 11 people were shot dead by a gunman on a motorcycle. The gunman first shot two people in a shop and then targeted the people of the church. ..

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China cuts the ribbon of its first solar highway which will charge the running electric vehicles

China didn’t stop to make the first solar road of the world despite many sided the concept as impractically. The project will serve as a clean energy testbed to evaluate new technologies, with an overarching goal to reduce the amount of land needed for solar farms and transmission wires...

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US and Turkey open gates for visa services again

The US embassy in Turkey has announced it is resuming normal visa services for Turkish citizens, saying Turkish authorities fulfilled assurances no local staff would be detained or arrested for performing their duties...

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Delicious Kashmiri chilli chicken samosa makes mouth watery of South Africans; wins contest

Indian culture, tradition and food are amongst the best across the world. Though Samosa, which is filled with potato mash mixed in myriad spices is a very common snack it is served to almost 70% of Indians daily as its description is enough to make our mouth watery. Notably, delicious popular Indian snack samosa with Kashmiri chilli chicken fillings has beaten chocolate, cashew nuts and other exotic entries in a first such contest in South Africa...

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South Korea, US to start renegotiation of free trade agreement in next week

The United States will have trade talk with one of its most important allies in the first week of upcoming New Year. The two countries will start negotiations to amend their bilateral free trade agreement. South Korean officials, as well as US officials, confirmed the upcoming talk...

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Over 40 killed in deadly suicide attack at a Shia cultural centre in Kabul

At least 40 people were killed and 30 wounded in a suicide attack at a Shia cultural centre and AVA news agency in Kabul city at about 10.30 am today. According to officials, women, children and journalists are among the dead...

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France council dismisses a journalist for her anti-racism thoughts

Racism is the worst part which somewhere rooted in this world. Racism has eroded the human rights where a person is qualified on the basis of his color. Likewise scene was seen in the country of France where a journalist was removed from the national council as she repeatedly spoke out against what she calls institutional racism in France...

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Less than 1000 Islamic State terrorists left in Iraq and Syria: US-led coalition

Less than 1,000 terrorists belonged to Islamic State terror organizations are left in Iraq and Syria. Notably, the Islamic State terrorist organization is witnessing historic fall in both Iraq and Syria as the US-led coalition armed forces continue to eradicate them from the two countries...

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China military is causing regional instability: Taiwan President

China’s frequent military activity is causing regional instability, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Thursday, adding that the island’s forces have been keeping a close eye on what they are up to...

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Russian President Putin files nomination for 2018 presidential candidacy

Moscow, December 28: Russia gears up for presidential election. Current President Vladimir Putin has officially registered his re-election bid on Wednesday. To start his official campaign for 2018 Presidential election, he submitted necessary documents to the Central Election Committee (CEC). Pre polls of the election predict Putin will easily win the election and have a smooth start to his sixth year term. He is already in power for 17 long years in Russia either as Russian President or Prime Minister ..

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Foreign students are preferring Japan more compared to earlier years

Japan has been always a good choice for the job market in Asia but now recent trend shows students are also finding Japan as a reliable place to study. The number of foreign students enrolled in Japan totaled a record 267,042 as of May. Though the percentage has increased, most of the foreign students are coming from Asian countries...

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Russian official blames US for “direct interference” in Presidential election

While Russia has been constantly blamed by the United States for meddling in US Presidential election 2016, now Russia blames the US with the same allegation. Recently, US department of states made some comments on the issue of not allowing opposition figure Alexei Navalny to run in the upcoming election...

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Society being splintered by online biases via social media

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US airstrike in Somalia kills 13 al-Shabab members

US military in Africa continues its strike against al-Shabab militants. It has killed 13 members of the al-Shabab extremist group with a new airstrike in southern Somalia. The attack was carried out in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia. ..

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At least 65 killed in Yemen after Saudi-backed pro-government forces pushed offensive against Houthi rebels

At least 65 people were killed in the fresh airstrikes and clashes erupted in different parts Yemen after the Saudi-backed pro-government forces pushed an offensive against Houthi rebels on Monday...

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Luring move: China, Pakistan try to enticed Afghanistan for joining so called ‘economic corridor’

China and Pakistan are looking to extend the fifty-seven billion dollars China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan. India has opposed CPEC, which passes through Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), on grounds that it infringes its sovereignty...

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Peruvian Ex-President Fujimori asks to ‘forgive him’ after being pardoned

Ex-President of Peru Alberto Fujimori has asked the citizens of Peru to forgive him for his deeds. Fujimori was imprisoned on the grounds of human rights crimes. Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned him before completion of a 25-year prison sentence...

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Saudi authorities freed 23 powerful individuals arrested on corruption charges after settlement with Govt

The authorities of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday freed 23 of the 200-or-so powerful individuals who were arrested since November this year on corruption charges after they reached deals with the government...

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Curfew in Northern Rakhine of Myanmar to be continued for another two months

It has been almost 4 months since the violent conflict spurred in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. Though the situation got little improved the tension still remains there. Considering this, Myanmar local authorities extended the curfew order in a part of the northern part of Rakhine state, for another two months to ensure further security, stability, and rule of law...

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Britain on alert mode: keeps eye on seeing increased Russian activities in its waters

Securing one’s country from external threats is every nation’s duty. So likewise Britain did. Britain has increased its security as the nation saw increasing Russian activity in Britain waters...

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Again US acts tough against North Korea’s ongoing development of ballistic missiles; blacklists two senior officials

Taking a stringent action on Tuesday, the United States sanctioned two individuals in response to North Korea’s ongoing development of ballistic missiles. However, this is not the first time when the US has put sanctions North Korean nationals...

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Pakistan initiates an inquiry into forced conversion of Sikh minority to Islam

Pakistani authorities say they have initiated an inquiry into allegations that members of the Sikh religious minority were forced to convert to Islam in the country’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province...

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South Korea to create a special bureau to deal with Pyongyang’s nuclear program

Though United Nations Security Council recently tightened sanction against North Korea for its recent missile launch, even a highly optimistic person can’t hope that North Korea will easily give up its nuke development activities. As day by day, the problem is becoming more real, South Korea will create a totally different division specialized on North Korea programme to deal with Pyongyang’s nuclear program...

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Somalia plans to host international football matches on home soil after long 30 years

A sports-loving country which is due to insecurity, political turmoil in its territory could not get the chance to host soccer matches in the home ground for 30 long years. Now, the country Somalia is planning to once again play international matches on home soil in 2018. The president of Somali Soccer Federation Abdqiani Mentioned Arab said the time is correct for Somalia to host worldwide matches once more...

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Japan unemployment rate falls to 2.7% hitting 24year low

Japanese economy gets more strengthened as Japan's unemployment rate fell to a 24-year low in November. As per data, the rate has reached to 2.7% hitting a record low. This information has created a hope that Japan may come out of its two decades deflation...

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Mongolia borrows $1 billion from India to set up oil refinery

To decrease the dependency on China, Mongolia had approached India for funding it for establishing an oil refinery that could boost the nation’s gross domestic product by 10%. In response Mongolians got a smile on face as India has decided to give $1 billion as a loan to Mongolia...

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Putin’s main opposition leader Navalny barred from competing in Russian Presidential election

New events are coming up every day regarding Russian Presidential election. It is now almost certain that Vladimir Putin will be re-elected as Russian President as opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been formally barred from competing in next year's presidential election. He was disqualified citing corruption conviction which he says is politically motivated...

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To control anti-government content, China closed over 13,000 websites in 3 years

China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules. The Chinese government has stepped up already tight controls over the internet since President Xi Jinping took power five years ago...

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Bangladesh Health Minister assures Rohingyas will return to Myanmar soon

Since the onset of Rohingya crisis, t has been almost five months but so many Rohingya refugees are still now nocked up in Bangladesh. Though Myanmar government is taking few measures, the process of repatriation has not started yet. Against this backdrop, Bangladesh Health Minister Mohammed Nasim’s statement can be relieving for the refugees. Rohingyas will return to their homeland as soon as the international community and the UN pressure Myanmar into repatriating them...

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At least 6 killed in suicide attack in Kabul; Islamic State claims responsibility

An explosion rocked Afghanistan’s Kabul city earlier today after a suicide detonated his explosives close to a security compound. Security sources are saying the incident has taken place in Shash Darak area of the city. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group offshoot, ISIS Khurasan, has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack...

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North Korea says latest UN sanctions are “an act of war; backfires warning

As usually North Korea like always has come up with angry reply over latest United Nation Security Council’s latest sanction on North Korea. The country has fired back more warnings targeting the United States. North Korea called the latest UN sanctions ‘act of war’ as the country is outraged by a fresh round of sanctions. The country’s Foreign Ministry said US is terrified of its nuclear development. "We define this 'sanctions resolution' rigged up by the US and its followers as ..

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French army is always ready to help to fight against Islamist insurgency in Sahel: Prez Macron

To fight against insurgents in Sahel, French President Emmanuel Macron has assured more strengthening of forces in the region which will help the African troops...

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Russian Presidential election: Putin’s main opposition clears first step in bid for presidency

While everyone was almost sure about Russian President Putin’s re-election in 2018, in a turn of events hundreds of supporters of Putin’s main opposition leader Alexei Navalny nominated him for president Sunday. Navalny's rerun is uncertain a he is a convict in the corruption case but his supports across the country is putting pressure on Kremlin to allow him to run in 2018 Presidential election...

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Major blow to United Nations: Trump administration announces whopping $285M cut in UN budget

The United States giving up a major blow to the United Nations on Sunday announced to reduce a budget of $285 million for the upcoming fiscal years. Notably, the United States is amongst those countries which fund huge amount to the United Nations and to its subsidiaries for a social cause etc...

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Ex-President of Peru pardoned on the basis of bad health despite of 25 years of jail

Ex-President of Peru Alberto Fujimori who was imprisoned on the grounds of human rights crimes. Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned him before completion of a 25-year prison sentence...

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Boeing Company of US wins $6.2bn contract for Qatar's F-15 aircraft

Amidst intensifying Gulf crisis, the United States Department of Defence on Saturday announced that Boeing Co has been awarded a $6.2bn contract to manufacture 36 F-15 fighter jets for Qatar's air force...

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Vandals desecrate Hindu temple in Fiji, Hindus world over express concern

Hindus all over the world expressed concern over the alleged desecration of Hindu temple in Fiji’s Nadi area. According to reports a Votualevu Tirath Dham – a Hindu temple in Nadi area of Fiji was desecrated by some vandals...

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Thembin storm sweeps away almost 200 people with it in Philippines

Natural disasters have no control. Since ages people have been hit by natural disasters all around the world. Be it the earthquake in Mexico where around 200 people were killed in September, the mudslide in Mocoa, Colombia were again 200 people were dead and now the Philippines have been hit by the tropical storm Thembin. ..

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China debuts world’s largest amphibious aircraft flying in its sky

World’s largest amphibious aircraft completed its maiden flight in south China's Guangdong Province today; it is the China's first home-grown large amphibious aircraft AG600. Its an an aircraft designed to further strengthen its influence over the South and East China Seas...

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Facebook releases new tool to tell people if they engaged with controversial 'Internet Research Agency' accounts

Recently Russia was allegedly criticized for meddling in US Presidential election 2016 and UK’s Brexit issues. While Russia continuously denied such claim, Facebook was heavily criticized by US Parliamentarians. As an aftermath of those incidents, Facebook has released a new tool where users can see if they engaged with pages linked to Russian propaganda efforts. The portal is expected to be released by the end of the year.Recently Russia was allegedly criticized for meddling in US Presidential election ..

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Hafiz Saeed’s ‘High ambition’ obstructed in midway! Pakistan opposes Milli Muslim League’s registration as political party

Pakistani government expressed its wish to the High Court of Islamabad to deny the clearance to Hafiz Saeed's party, Milli Muslim League (MML). The Government asked the court not to let the party get registered as it is an offshoot of Lashkar-Tayyaba (LeT) and Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD)...

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UNSC slaps North Korea with fresh harsher sanctions over its missile tests; this time 'Mentor' China supports UNSC

Seoul, December 23: 2017 has seen a series of resolutions on North Korea but the year ends with very harsh sanction on the country hoping better effect. The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea in the wake of its continued nuclear and ballistic weapons programme, including the ballistic missile launch on 28 November. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member Council also decided that all UN Member States shall “prohibit” the direct or indirect supply, sale ..

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Cubans have to wait more for their new President; Raul Castro’s term extended

Cuba extended the term of its current leadership to April on Thursday, signaling a two-month delay in the historic handover from Raul Castro to a new president, while announcing tighter regulations on the non-state sector...

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Meeting of Jadhav to his kin purely on humanitarian grounds, no threat of immediate execution: Pakistan

Pakistan has confirmed that the Kulbhushan Jadhav not under any threat of immediate execution and his meeting with his wife and mother had been arranged purely on humanitarian grounds...

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After 103 years Australia finds wreckage of an oldest WW-1 submarine HMAS AE1

Today after 103 years the wreck of an allied First World War submarine HMAS AE1, was discovered 300 metres below the coast after it sank off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The fate of the 800-tonne vessel was Australia’s longest-running naval mystery after it vanished on 14 September 1914 without a distress call. But following 13 separate retrieval attempts over the past century, an expedition was launched this week which found the submarine 300 metres (984ft) below the sea off the coast of the Duke ..

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South Korea expresses its readiness to have dialogue with North Korea without any preconditions

While constant missile firing, nuclear activities of North Korea is harming inter-Korean stability, South Korea has extended his hand for talks with the north. South Korea is ready to have a dialogue with North Korea without preconditions...

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US federal court rejects President Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits on January 1

Giving a major setback to President Trump’s exclusive plan of banning the transgender recruits into the military, a federal court has straight away dismissed his bid to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting January 1 of next year...

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India votes in favour of UNGA resolution calling upon US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

India voted in favour of a resolution at the United Nations General Assembly against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Around 128 countries voted in a favour of a resolution at UNGA which calls on to drop the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital...

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North Korea aggressively denies US claim of its connection with WannaCry cyberattack

One of the worst manmade disasters of this year was WannaCry ransom war. This cybersecurity threat shook over 150 countries worldwide. Recently the United States claimed a link between WannaCry with North Korean leadership. Regarding that claim, North Korea totally got aggressive and denied any link...

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Pakistan to free 291 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Pakistan will release 291 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds from next week. Pakistan had released 68 Indian fishermen in October. Addressing the weekly press briefing at the Foreign Office, Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan will repatriate 291 Indian fishermen in two phases on 29 December 2017 and 08 January 2018 via Wagah Border as a goodwill gesture on humanitarian grounds...

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Nearly 11,000 Iraqi civilians lost their lives in battle to retake Mosul

Some organization, some people believe that through terrorism they can rule the world but ‘no’. Terrorism kills only innocent civilians. Notably, Iraq in the month of July this year declared victory against the most dangerous terrorist group i.e Islamic State group (IS) in Mosul after a months-long battle. During this battle, nearly 11,000 Iraqi civilians lost their lives...

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IOC shows red eye to Russian athletes: Wear OAR uniforms

Russia has washed off the stains of ban on Russian athletes to participate in Winter Olympics 2018 but on a condition not to reveal country’s Flag or Emblem in any manner, either on uniform or kit...

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Indian mission in UAE urges visitors and workers to refrain from bringing restricted medicines

Many of the Indians are keen to work in the foreign countries and some of them are very lucky to get this opportunity. However, few can turn unlucky if those Indians carry medicines that are restricted. Notably, Indian missions in the UAE urged all the workers to completely refrain from bringing medicines that are restricted in the UAE...

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Saudi agrees to re-open Hodeidah port for 30 days to provide aid in war-torn Yemen

Finally, Saudi Arabia has agreed to re-open Hodeidah port for a minimum of 30 days to provide food aid and commercial fuel to Yemen which is suffering from the disastrous outbreak of cholera. Notably, the death toll has surged to 2,225 while one million people are affected due to cholera in a war-torn Yemen...

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Pakistan plotting conspiracy with Rohingya militant groups: Bangladesh

Bangladesh Minister Obaidul Quader has said, Pakistan is hatching a conspiracy with Rohingya terror groups, like the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, against Dhaka. Talking to reporters in Kolkata, he alleged that Pakistan cannot tolerate anything good happening in Bangladesh and it does not leave any opportunity to pin-prick Dhaka...

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EU Court slams Uber on calling itself a tech company not a taxi service provider

European Union’s top court has slammed Uber for calling itself as a tech company not a transport company. Uber says that it shouldn't have to follow the same rules as transport companies. This was not digested by the European Court...

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China, Russia hits out new US national security strategy

China and Russia have criticised the United States for its new national security strategy that labels both countries as competitors challenging American interests. China yesterday said the new strategy outlined by US President Donald Trump demonstrated a Cold War mentality. ..

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Saudi again intercepts ballistic missile named Volcano H2 fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels over its capital city Riyadh. Notably, this is the second incident that took place within a time period of one and half months and another potential flashpoint in the volatile Saudi-Iranian relationship. There was no casualty reported...

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French Govt passes law banning Oil and Gas production by 2040

The French Government is on the road which goes towards a green nation. It has passed a law which will ban Oil and Gas production and exploration by 2040. This decision has made France world’s first country to pass this kind of law...

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Sushma Swaraj acts tough on Sikhs forced conversion issue; vows to take up matter with Pakistan

Forced Conversion of minorities in Pakistan is a very common phenomenon but the international community continues to sideline the important. However, India has decided to act tough on the forced conversions that are being done in Pakistan. Notably, the Indian government will take up at the highest level in the Pakistan government reports of Sikhs being forced to convert to Islam by a government official in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P)...

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Britain and US leaders discuss the importance of a swift post-Brexit bilateral trade deal

Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump agreed on the importance of a swift post-Brexit bilateral trade deal. This discussion took place through a phone call between the two dignitaries...

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Media Khatare me? 65 journalists and media workers killed worldwide this year

Sixty-five journalists and media workers were killed worldwide this year, says annual figures published by Reporters Without Borders, RSF in Paris today. Among them were 50 professional reporters, the lowest toll in 14 years...

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Pakistan: On the brink of international isolation and ignominy

Pakistan is, quite apparently, rattled by the extensive support that the call for a “Free Balochistan” is getting across Europe. Its foreign office is engrossed in attempts to scuttle the meetings and demonstrations being organized by the Baloch activists in many European countries with increasing frequency. The meetings and demonstrations are successfully creating awareness about the atrocities being committed on the Baloch people by the Pakistan Army, in full knowledge of the Government of Pakistan...

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