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Modi assures Lanka of India's support

Modi assures Lanka of India's support

The Vesak Day marks the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha. Briefing media on Modi's engagements in Colombo , Sandhu said the prime minsiter will not be signing any agreements wit...

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Nissan hit by cyber attack

State agencies and major companies around the world were left reeling by the attacks which blocked access to files and demanded ransom money, forcing them to shut down their computer systems. NHS trus...

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Imam Barkati finally removes red beacon from his vehicle

Imam Barkati finally removes red beacon from his vehicle

Days ago, Imam Barkati refused to give lal batti up from his vehicle and said that he would use it in future. When the reporters clarified that Indian government and not the the British government h...

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John Coates retains presidency in AOC vote

John Coates retains presidency in AOC vote

When asked in a television interview if he thinks he has enough votes at the AOC's annual general meeting to retain his position, Coates said: "I hope so. And his preferred picks for the two AOC vice-...

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Syrian Christian militia condemns Turkish airstrikes targeting U.S.-backed Kurds

Syrian Christian militia condemns Turkish airstrikes targeting U.S.-backed Kurds

Last week, Turkey struck at YPG positions inside Syria, killing 20 fighters and media activists, according to the group, prompting Kurdish parties to call for a US-enforced no-fly-zone over northern S...

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South Korea to attend China's Silk Road summit amid diplomatic rift

North Korea has unveiled what it claims are satellite images of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system which was deployed by the U.S. military in South Korea, Seoul officials said on T...

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North Korea sending protest to US Congress over sanctions

Choe Son Hui, who is the North's foreign ministry director general for United States affairs, made the comment to reporters in Beijing as she was travelling from Norway back to North Korea, Yonhap sai...

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Abbas Meeting Reportedly Short on Specifics to "Get the Job Done"

However, there have been no serious negotiations since gaps widened with the 2009 election of Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel's prime minister. Abbas, for his part, nodded to the president's backgr...

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North Korea open to holding dialogue with Donald Trump administration

Choe Son-hui, director-general of the North America bureau chief of North Korea's foreign ministry, told reporters at the Beijing Capital International Airport that her country "will hold dialogue und...

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Tillerson: US Reviewing Climate Policies, Will Not Be Rushed into Decision

The document also recommends close and coordinated global monitoring of the Arctic's changing climate, a priority that will be enhanced by a legally binding agreement that would ease Arctic research...

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Harry Potter and the theft of the handwritten prequel

Investigating officer Paul Jauncey appealed to any Potter fans who see the story or are offered it for sale to contact police. Since we first launched the Harry Potter in Concert Series, the res...

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De-escalation zones could have positive effect on Syrians

STORMVILLE, N.Y. - A man who spent 22 years in prison for a double killing he said he didn't do walked free Monday, his NY conviction overturned but prosecutors vowing to get it restored. "All wars ev...

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Baijayant Panda removed as BJD parliamentary party spokesperson

Baijayant Panda removed as BJD parliamentary party spokesperson

Sources in the BJD said the chief minister was miffed with Panda as he had continued to air his views in public in defiance of Naveen's directive to party MPs on the issue. He further alleged that t...

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Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries

Computers in thousands of locations have apparently been locked by a program that demands $300 (£230) in Bitcoin. Cybersecurity firm Avast said it has tracked more than 75,000 attacks in 99 countrie...

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UN Praises Indonesia for Human Rights Improvements

UN Praises Indonesia for Human Rights Improvements

A 16-MEMBER delegation left for Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday morning on a mission to present the state of human rights in the Philippines during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) scheduled on Mo...

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Jakarta's Christian governor found guilty in Islam blasphemy trial

Jakarta's Christian governor found guilty in Islam blasphemy trial

Public outrage surged after an edited video of his comments circulated, which allies say was deliberately cut to falsely imply he was attacking the Koran. Indonesia, while the world's largest Muslim n...

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Trump retaliates on Twitter over Russian Federation photos

The tweeted photos fashion a grinning Mr Trump as peacemaker, a day after the Republican leader gave Mr Lavrov a rare Oval Office welcome and Ukraine's Mr Klimkin met with Vice President Mike Pence. "...

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Macron team announces candidates for June parliamentary election

They include the man who led the elite French police unit that took down an Islamic State group cell, a computer whizz who started working at age 16 and a farmer. "I am attached to the Socialist party...

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Russia Is A Made Up Story, Says Donald Trump

In ways both overt and subtle, the acting director of the FBI on Thursday undermined White House explanations for the firing of former Director James Comey and contradicted the administration's char...

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'We will get this done' Trump promises Israeli-Palestinian peace

Trump assured Abbas that he sees a "very good chance" for Israeli-Palestinian peace and that "we will get it done". "Palestinians and Israelis must work together to reach an agreement". "It's been a...

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'Not accurate': Acting FBI director flatly denies White House claim about Comey

WASHINGTON-Over and over, for two days, U.S. President Donald Trump , Vice-President Mike Pence and the rest of their administration said Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James...

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Former Rep. Brown found guilty in charity scam

Former Rep. Brown found guilty in charity scam

When the judge read the verdict, Brown had no visible response. She declined to comment as she left the federal courthouse in silence with supporters including her church pastor and drove away. Un...

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Trump says 'certain circumstances' must be met for inter-Korean talks

He has said he would be prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the crisis on the Korean Peninsula in the telephone talks with South Kor...

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Woman jailed in father's stabbing referenced 'Mummy' movie

Woman jailed in father's stabbing referenced 'Mummy' movie

Saturday at his home in Plum, Pa. According to the affidavit, she also allegedly said she "got played by Hollywood", and she referenced a movie, telling detectives: "Someone who can't love someone...

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Mutinous soldiers shoot two people in northern Ivory Coast city

Mutinous soldiers shoot two people in northern Ivory Coast city

At the start of January, former rebels integrated into army ranks staged a mutiny that paralysed activity in several towns of the west African country while they pressed for bonuses. "Money or death!"...

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Senate Intel Panel Subpoenas Flynn for Russia-related Documents

Senate Intel Panel Subpoenas Flynn for Russia-related Documents

President Trump stood by his actions, saying Mr Comey was sacked "because he was not doing a good job". "He was leading an active, counter-terrorism investigation". They were issued from the U.S. Atto...

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Trump won't say whether Spicer still has a job

Matthew Miller, a former spokesman for the Department of Justice, said Comey fastidiously keeps evidence of potential wrongdoing to protect himself and the agency. Vice-President Mike Pence told rep...

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Is triple talaq fundamental to Islam, Supreme Court asks

Khurshid, however, argued that the court need not go into the validity of triple talaq if it accepted his suggestion to declare the practice as "single talaq ". Chadha and advocate Balaji Sriniva...

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North Korea plans sixth nuclear test

In his first interview in the role, ambassador Choe Il said his country would continue its ballistic missile and nuclear programmes in spite of intentional warnings against them, and dismissed Unite...

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North Korean diplomat open to USA talks 'under the right conditions'

North Korean diplomat open to USA talks 'under the right conditions'

Choe Son Hui, North Korea's foreign ministry director general for U.S. affairs, made the comment to reporters in Beijing as she was travelling home from Norway, Yonhap said. Choi did not elaborate...

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The new faces of France? Macron's candidates gather in Paris

The new faces of France? Macron's candidates gather in Paris

The candidates offer a taste of how Macron's grassroots, startup-style movement sought to recruit outside the circle of career politicians. "You can't on the one hand call for political renewal and ...

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New South Korean president vows to address North Korea, broader tensions 'urgently'

Moon responded that he's aware of China's concerns and asked Xi to help resolve the difficulties facing South Korean businesses in China , it said. Moon's pick for National Intelligence Service chi...

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India court reviews Islamic instant divorce

India court reviews Islamic instant divorce

These petitions have been filed by aggrieved women from the community seeking annulment of the practices as unconstitutional. The issue is being heard in court by a cross-faith bench made up of five...

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Hizbul Mujahideen distances itself from commander Zakir Moosa's remark, signals rift

Hizbul Mujahideen distances itself from commander Zakir Moosa's remark, signals rift

Amid growing unrest in the Kashmir Valley, terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has threatened to cut off the heads of Hurriyat leaders for terming the Kashmir issue political. "I know we have to first fig...

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New Zealand's senior official to attend Belt and Road Forum in Beijing

The initiative refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt that links China with Europe through Central and Western Asia by inland routes, and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road connecting China with South...

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