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During Doklam stand-off, Cong met China envoy: PM Modi

During Doklam stand-off, Cong met China envoy: PM Modi

Modi said that if Sardar Vallabhai Patel had been the first prime minister instead of Nehru, the country would have not faced the Kashmir problem. Arguing that the "visionless speech" lacked the "gravitas or maturity" expected of a Prime Minister, Rahul said: "The truth is the Prime Minister does not know how to take India forward". Read More

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Maldives police arrest chief justice, another judge under state of emergency

Maldives police arrest chief justice, another judge under state of emergency

Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom , center, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male , Maldives , early Tuesday, Feb. Nasheed further urged the United States to put a stop to the financial transactions carried out by the Yameen-led government in the Maldives . With the tourism industry being central to the economy, Maldives has been experiencing a bout of bad coverage in the past few days and travel ... Read More

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UK, EU Brexit negotiators meet ahead of second phase

UK, EU Brexit negotiators meet ahead of second phase

However leaked government analysis last week indicated that leaving the single market and customs union would damage Britain's economy in excess of any economic benefit from a free trade deal with other parts of the world. His visit comes at the start of a week of crucial negotiations within the EU and the Cabinet, and hours after Downing Street insisted Britain will " categorically " leave the customs union. Read More

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Kashmir Day observed in Pakistan

Kashmir Day observed in Pakistan

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that February 5 provided an actual opportunity to pay tribute to the unparalleled commitment of Kashmiris for attainment of their right of self-determination. Reiterating the political stance of its ailing and jailed chief, Shabir Shah, the JKDFP said that unless Kashmir dispute is addressed in its historical perspective the ongoing bloodshed will continue. Read More

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Haryana: 3 held for assault on Kashmiri students

Haryana: 3 held for assault on Kashmiri students

The sources also revealed that the Chief Minister had promised Home Minister Rajnath Singh in October that she would set in motion the poll process by December past year. "We conveyed our parties view point at the meeting". Senior CPI (M) leader and MLA M Y Tarigami said the party believed in empowering grass-root institutions and it was the responsibility of the government to decide whether the situation is conducive for holding polls. Read More

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Pakistan offers joint probe into recent terror attacks in Afghanistan

Pakistan offers joint probe into recent terror attacks in Afghanistan

The US has made it clear to Pakistan that it expects it to act against terrorists in sanctuaries on its soil and help reduce terror attacks in neighbouring Afghanistan, a top American diplomat has said. Foreign office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal has said Pakistan has always maintained an Afghan led peace process was the key to restore stability and peace in the region, adding that military solution will not be durable. Read More

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Rihanna Reunites With French President Emmanuel Macron for Global Education Funding

Rihanna Reunites With French President Emmanuel Macron for Global Education Funding

Macron hosted Rihanna at his presidential palace past year after she challenged him on Twitter to contribute to her efforts to fund education in developing countries, notably in conflict and crisis areas. "We want to commit, and this is why today we need solid, firm commitments, in order to reach this 3.1 billion that President Macky Sall mentioned, for our Global Partnership for Education ". Read More

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Israel pounds ISIS in Egypt through 'secret alliance' with Cairo — NY Times

Israel pounds ISIS in Egypt through 'secret alliance' with Cairo — NY Times

Seven current or former British and American officials involved in Middle East policy described the Israeli attacks inside Egypt, all speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified information, the Times said. In Israel, reporting of the strikes has been banned by the country's military censor, according to the Times . Both nations have concealed Israel's role for fear of a backlash within Egypt, where the government and official state media perpetuate a hostile attitude ... Read More

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Magnitude-3.2 quake hits San Juan Islands

Magnitude-3.2 quake hits San Juan Islands

Dozens of people reported feeling the shaking; most described it as "weak" or "light". It initially reported the magnitude of the quake at 2.9. Taiwan's high-speed rail system and local railways are said to be operating normally. The natural disaster had a maximum intensity of 7 (Very strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale, causing widespread damage and 117 deaths. Sixty-eight aftershocks were then occurred. Read More

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Assault on Kashmiri students in Haryana; 3 arrested

Assault on Kashmiri students in Haryana; 3 arrested

The attack on Kashmiri students is in line with a Hindutva campaign reviling people of the state and calling them anti-national who belong in Pakistan, while paradoxically asserting that the state belongs to India. "Guilty will be punished". "Registered two cases, one in attack on Kashmiri students and second in fight between UP labourers and locals". Mahendragarh's Deputy Superintendent of Police refuted claims of a "Kashmir angle" to the attack. Read More

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued with Snow on the Way

Winter Weather Advisory Issued with Snow on the Way

Stay closely tuned to weather forecasts (see National Weather Service ) overnight and through the day tomorrow. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the entire D.C. Lesser amounts of ice are expected for the southeast half of the county. Skies will clear on Thursday and remain seasonable with a high temperature of 37 degrees, the NWS said. Read More

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Las Vegas Gunman's Ammunition Seller Arrested on Federal Charge

Las Vegas Gunman's Ammunition Seller Arrested on Federal Charge

Earlier today, Haig and his attorney, Marc Victor , gave a press conference defending Haig as a "law-abiding citizen" with no history of legal problems. He stated Paddock asked for something to carry the ammo, so he provided him with a box which had his name and address on it. The investigation appears to have very few answers for Douglas Haig to be caught up in things if he is indeed innocent. Read More

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After court blow to regime, clashes erupt in Maldives

After court blow to regime, clashes erupt in Maldives

India along with the UN, the US, Australia, Britain and Canada have welcomed the court's decision as "a move towards restoring democracy in the politically troubled Indian Ocean nation". This has given the opposition a clear majority in Parliament and that's the reason the opposition believes Yameen can no longer remain in power. His conviction and 13-year sentence was internationally condemned, and he was given political asylum in the UK. Read More

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Migrants wounded in Italian shooting spree

Migrants wounded in Italian shooting spree

The Northern League is part of a populist coalition tipped to do well in the elections. The suspected gunman, aged 28, and named as Luca Traini, was arrested two hours after the shooting first started as he drove around various locations of the city in a black vehicle, according to reports . Read More

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US Imposes Sanctions that Aim to Cripple Hezbollah Militant Group

US Imposes Sanctions that Aim to Cripple Hezbollah Militant Group

In a statement announced here today, US Department of Treasury said that the sanctions fall in line with financial sanctions' laws targeting Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist group. USA officials say Tehran provides Hezbollah an estimated $700 million a year. The construction company is mostly active in predominantly Shiite areas in Lebanon such as Beirut's southern suburbs and the southern market town of Nabatiyeh. Read More

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Trust Is Everything: Trump Sought Loyalty of Mueller's Boss in Russiagate

Trust Is Everything: Trump Sought Loyalty of Mueller's Boss in Russiagate

House Democrats have their own memo, which is still being reviewed for classified information, but House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said it's likely the memo will also be released when it's ready. Sessions says both are experienced lawyers and "represent the kind of quality and leadership that we want in the department". Trump reportedly asked former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe who he voted for, and former FBI Director James Comey famously testified that the president asked him for ... Read More

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Sushma Swaraj to visit Nepal ahead of government formation

Sushma Swaraj to visit Nepal ahead of government formation

Swaraj conveyed to all political leaders of Nepal that the Government of India was looking forward to working with the democratically elected government to take forward bilateral ties to newer heights for mutual benefit, and to support the Government of Nepal, as per its priorities, in its endeavours for rapid economic growth and development, India's Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement. Read More

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London mosque attacker sentenced to 43 years in jail

London mosque attacker sentenced to 43 years in jail

On June 18 past year, Osborne drove up from the Welsh capital Cardiff to central London in a hired van with the intent of attacking a pro-Palestinian march. She said of Osborne's victim: 'He has been described as a honest and warm person who was always full of laughter and enormous love for his family. Prosecutor Jonathan Rees QC said Osborne was trying to kill "as numerous group as possible" when he drove a heavy box van into Muslims gathered at the junction of Seven Sisters Road and ... Read More

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France army helicopters crash: At least five killed near Saint-Tropez

France army helicopters crash: At least five killed near Saint-Tropez

More than two dozen Gazelles are stationed at the Lejay school at the Cannet-des-Maures base, along with Fennec and Puma choppers. "There will be a full investigation". The Gazelle is a French five-seat helicopter, commonly used for light transport, scouting and light attack duties. Both helicopters belonged to a military flying school Army's School of Light Aviation (EALAT) that trains pilots the army for the military services. Read More

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