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China's defence budget to grow 7%

China's defence budget to grow 7%

China's 2017 defence spending will grow 7 per cent, a Finance Ministry official said on Monday. China's budget law and the law on national defence require that defence budget every year be include...

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Bilawal flays govt for not developing reforms on re-establishment of military courts

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has made a decision to go to Parliament over the issue of Military Courts. On March 4, Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said after holding PPP's a...

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Peugeot buys GM's Opel for $A3 billion

Banque PSA Finance and BNP Paribas Personal Finance will each acquire 50 percent of the share capital of the company which had 9.6 billion euros of outstanding vehicle loans at the end of 2016 and had...

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Scopa orders Dlamini to explain Sassa crisis

Scopa orders Dlamini to explain Sassa crisis

But National Treasury has declined to do so given the fact that the Constitutional Court is overseeing the tender process as part of its role in declaring the previous contract with CPS invalid. Thous...

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Surgeons remove 915 coins swallowed by Thai sea turtle

She consumed 915 coins in the process. Unluckily for the turtle, she ate them. The surgery wasn't easy going. The team was unable to estimate the total value of Piggy Bank's internal wealth, as nu...

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Korean missiles landed in its waters

Korean missiles landed in its waters

North Korea in August previous year fired a ballistic missile directly into Japan's EEZ for the first time , one of a series of launches that drew intense worldwide condemnation. But the South said...

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No EU perks for United Kingdom after Brexit - Hollande

No EU perks for United Kingdom after Brexit - Hollande

The EU faces legislative elections in The Netherlands this month, followed by presidential elections in France in April and May. But today this idea is necessary. Hollande has warned that Britain can ...

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Barbra Streisand Tweets That Trump is Making Her Gain Weight

Barbra Streisand Tweets That Trump is Making Her Gain Weight

Barbra Streisand has a problem with Donald Trump - and it's getting heavy. Streisand's comments come after Trump recently claims the Barack Obama administration wire tapped into his Trump Tower phon...

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Ukraine conflict: Russian Federation accused of terrorism and discrimination at ICJ

It is also seeking compensation for attacks on civilians in almost three years of conflict. Russian Federation has dismissed the findings as biased and politically motivated. The International Court...

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Israel decriminalizes marijuana use, implements fine system instead

Israel decriminalizes marijuana use, implements fine system instead

Under the plan, first-time offenders caught using cannabis in public will be fined $271, which will be doubled on the second offense. The reform was proposed by the ministries of Justice and Public Se...

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David Letterman shreds Donald Trump

David Letterman shreds Donald Trump

Letterman noted his atypical verbosity throughout the interview - "I'm afraid something has happened to me hormonally", he remarked at one point, "I can't stop talking." - but seemed to have been caug...

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China's defence spending in 2017 to rise around 7 per cent

China's defence spending in 2017 to rise around 7 per cent

China now has one aircraft carrier and is building another with a third in the planning stage to match the growing strength of the US navy in hotspots like the SCS. Regulators have begun trying to ham...

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Mexico opens migrant defense centers at United States consulates

Mexico opens migrant defense centers at United States consulates

Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray was at the consulate in NY for the formal announcement. Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said migrant defense centers would not " promote i...

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Most Americans Want Special Prosecutor To Investigate Trump-Russia Ties

Most Americans Want Special Prosecutor To Investigate Trump-Russia Ties

The latest CNN/ORC poll found that 65% of respondents wanted to see a special prosecutor handle such a probe, while only 32% said they felt comfortable with ongoing Senate and House Intelligence C...

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German town blocks event where Turkish minister was to speak

German town blocks event where Turkish minister was to speak

Mr Bozdag had been expected to encourage the Turkish community in the western German town to support Mr Erdogan's controversial proposals to give greater powers to the presidency. The row comes as a...

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Parrikar says terrorism a 'serious threat', calls for collective action

Parrikar says terrorism a 'serious threat', calls for collective action

Mr. Atmar was officially invited to attend the conference by the government of India, a statement by Atmar's office said. He also termed Terrorism as the single biggest threat to global peace and secu...

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Local rally joins grassroots movement nationwide to support President Trump

Local rally joins grassroots movement nationwide to support President Trump

The opponents to Trump chanted "Out Of Berkeley" loudly. Many of the Trump supporters, some wearing kilts, were carrying wooden shields with a "V" on them. A rally is being held in Matthews after P...

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Israel detains 2 Palestinian MPs in West Bank raids

Israeli forces detained 420 Palestinians during the month of February, including 70 minors and 22 females, according to a statement released on Saturday by the Palestinian Prisoners' Centre for Studie...

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Former Pak NSA says Pak terror group carried out 26/11 Mumbai attack

Former Pak NSA says Pak terror group carried out 26/11 Mumbai attack

Former Pakistan National Security Adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani has admitted that 2008 Mumbai terror attacks were carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan. The attacks lasted four days killing 166...

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No. 5 North Carolina rebuffs No. 17 Duke

No. 5 North Carolina rebuffs No. 17 Duke

Or will the Blue Devils get the sweep? He struck out three while allowing just the one hit, earning a loud ovation from the Mets fans. The Oracle/ITA rankings did not have an update in singles and d...

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Impose Visas On US Citizens

On the other hand, the American visa-free scheme - ESTA - is based on a country-by-country analysis of how many citizens overstay or are declined visas. Brussels has been hesitant to re-impose travel ...

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North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile' into Sea of Japan

South Korean and Japanese officials said the missiles were fired in an apparent reaction to huge military drills by Washington and Seoul that Pyongyang insists are an invasion rehearsal. In Septembe...

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Brother-in-law 'admits murdering missing French family of four' in gold inheritance dispute

Brother-in-law 'admits murdering missing French family of four' in gold inheritance dispute

However his DNA was reportedly later found on a glass left in a sink in their home and also on Sebastien's vehicle, which was found last Thursday in the port of St Nazaire. Investigators have also fou...

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Three RSS workers injured in attack in Kerala

Three RSS workers injured in attack in Kerala

In a yet another political faceoff in Kerala, three Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers and one Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker were allegedly hacked by a group of Communist Party of India (...

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Pelosi Reiterates Call For Attorney General Sessions To Resign

Pelosi Reiterates Call For Attorney General Sessions To Resign

Mr Trump did not say where the photo came from but Mr Schumer quickly pointed out that it was taken in 2003 when Mr Putin ventured to NY to celebrate the opening of a Russian-owned Lukoil petrol stati...

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Aussie dies at Mt Everest base camp

Aussie dies at Mt Everest base camp

Matthew Jones worked at Intel Australia for 16 years. 'Matt was truly one-of-a-kind who will be greatly missed, ' she said. "The Intel team is mourning the loss of our friend and colleague". He repo...

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Lawmaker quizzes Muslims:

Lawmaker quizzes Muslims: "Do you beat your wife?"

Soltani said that Bennett's behaviour was unacceptable because there was an implication that Muslims weren't welcome and their representatives should be more accessible. "Do you denounce the terrori...

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FM: Poland's counter-candidate to Tusk "in the game" in EU

Tusk, a former PO leader, has wide backing among European Union leaders for a second term, even though he faces strong opposition in Poland. "The Polish government proposes the candidacy of Jacek Sa...

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Steps return to North East for anniversary tour

Steps return to North East for anniversary tour

It's a teaser for the forthcoming album, which features tracks from some of the biggest songwriters in pop, including Ina Wroldsen, who has written for Calvin Harris and Britney Spears, Steve Mac (Lit...

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Abubakr al-Baghdadi's cousin captured by Iraqi forces

Abubakr al-Baghdadi's cousin captured by Iraqi forces

They described three separate attacks with rockets carrying gas over the past week on neighborhoods in eastern Mosul recaptured by government forces. "UNICEF is responding to the immediate needs at ...

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Trump supporters clash with counter-protesters in California, Minnesota

Trump supporters clash with counter-protesters in California, Minnesota

The groups at times cursed at each other on Saturday and occasionally made physical contact, which police broke up. Chanting reverberated through the Capitol rotunda during the dueling protests. Com...

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Afghan Family Headed To Seattle Detained By Feds In LA

Afghan Family Headed To Seattle Detained By Feds In LA

Attorneys for an Afghan family of five that were detained by immigration officials when they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport last week filed a petition in federal court Saturday seeking...

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Alain Juppé won't stand in French election

Alain Juppé won't stand in French election

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo also spoke out against the rally saying it was "against republican values" and she previously urged Mr Fillon "to get his dignity back" by calling it off. The statement by Jup...

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Kejriwal vows to make Delhi like London if AAP wins MCD Elections

Kejriwal vows to make Delhi like London if AAP wins MCD Elections

Delivering his inaugural address at the beginning of Delhi assembly's budget session, Baijal, also outlined the broader priorities of the state government and said that the state government was "commi...

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Korea, US hold phone talks over NK missile

Korea, US hold phone talks over NK missile

It is believed that the missile launch could be Pyongyang's another way of showing its anger towards US. Experts said the move was nearly certainly in reaction to joint military exercises between So...

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