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HSBC scam: ''tax dodge'' revelations tip of iceberg, says leaker

Geneva: The former HSBC employee who leaked sensational secret documents alleging the bank helped wealthy customers dodge millions

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Chabahar port development: Iran to work closely with India

Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Tuesday vowed to collaborate more closely with India on the strategic Chabahar port

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1,500 Russian troops, equipment crossed Ukraine-Russia border: Kiev

Kiev: At least 1,500 Russian troops and convoys of military hardware entered Ukraine over the weekend, the Ukrainian military said

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Chinese Prez Xi to visit Pakistan this year; chief guest for National Day

Beijing: China Monday said Xi Jinping will visit Pakistan this year amid speculation that the president may be the chief guest at the March 23 National

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Free Nigerian schoolgirls: Malala calls for 'urgent action', seeks world support

Abuja: Seeking world support in demanding urgency for the return of kidnapped Chibok girls, Pakistani Nobel Laureate and teen education

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US-led coalition win back territory, squeezing Islamic militants: Kerry

Munich, Germany: An international coalition battling against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria is beginning to win back territory and deprive

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Prez Obama: Religious intolerance in India would have shocked Gandhiji

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around

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'Modi may use military option if terror attack traced to Pak': Former US diplomat

Washington: Prime Minister Modi is likely to use the military option if the next terrorist attack in India is traced back to Pakistan, a former

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British PM David Cameron visits Gurdwara in UK ahead of polls

London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday visited one of the largest Gurdwaras in the UK and discussed the issues facing

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Obama, Dalai Lama in public: US Prez greets, praises "good friend"

Washington: US President Barack Obama Thursday hailed "good friend" Dalai Lama during their first public encounter, calling the exiled Tibetan

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Sir Lankan Prez Maithripala Sirisena to visit India from Feb 15

New Delhi: In his first foreign visit after assuming charge, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will arrive in India on February 15

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew to travel to Turkey and India next week

Washington:  The U.S. Department of the Treasury on February 4, 2015, announced that Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will attend the G-20

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Chemical Weapons disarmament: US to destroy its largest chemical weapons cache

Colorado: The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons, marking a milestone in the global

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Haj pilgrimage: 136,020 Indians to perform Haj this year, quota remains same

Jeddah: Over 136,000 Indians will perform Haj in 2015 with the quota for the country remaining unchanged since last year due to the ongoing

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TransAsia propjet crash: Death toll rises to 26 in Taiwan plane crash

Beijing: Rescue teams in Taiwan continued the somber search for survivors and bodies Thursday after the spectacular crash of a TransAsia

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Obama: USD 1 bn aid to "strategically important" Pakistan

Washington: US President Barack Obama has proposed over USD 1 billion in civilian and military aid to "strategically important" Pakistan

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Modi writes to Japanese PM Abe: Condemns killing of Japanese citizens by IS

New Delhi: Strongly condemning the "gruesome" and "barbaric" killing of two Japanese nationals by ISIS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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US-Russia relation: Obama rules out military conflict between the two

Washington: US President Barack Obama has said that the US policy of imposing tough sanctions on Russia after its actions in Ukraine has

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Swaraj’s China visit: Unveils Chinese version of India's diplomacy magazine

Beijing: India Sunday launched its flagship diplomacy magazine in Chinese language to give "interesting" information about the country's

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Obama condemns "heinous murder" of Japanese hostage by IS

Washington: US President Barack Obama has condemned the "heinous murder" of a second Japanese hostage by the Islamic State

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Japan into shock, mourns Kenji Goto as caring reporter

Tokyo: The news of Kenji’s purported killing by Islamic State militants sent Japan into shock and mourning early this morning, days after

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China upset: Obama and exiled Dalai Lama to appear in public

Washington: US President Barack Obama will appear at a high-profile public event here this week that the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama

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Sushma Swaraj’s four-day China visit: arrives in Beijing

Beijing: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here today on a four-day visit to China during which she would meet Chinese President Xi

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Bangladesh authorities cuts power supply to Ex-PM Zia's house

Dhaka: Bangladesh authorities today cut the power supply to opposition leader Khaleda Zia's home after she called a 72-hour nationwide

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Frence lay preliminary charges against 5 men over jihadi network

Paris: French authorities have laid preliminary charges against five men suspected of involvement in a jihadi recruiting network in a small

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Step up efforts to combat terror: UN chief Ban Ki-moon asks Pak

United Nations: Condemning the deadly bombing of a Shia mosque in Pakistan, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the country

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Bomb blast in Pak: 50 killed in powerful bomb attack in Shia mosque

Islamabad/Shikarpur: A powerful bomb tore through a busy Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan Friday, killing close to 60 people in the country’s

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Taliban very dangerous, but not a terror group, says US

Washington: The US has said that the tactics adopted by the Taliban are akin to terrorism but those terror tactics have principally been

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Swaraj's China visit: Attaches "great importance" to visit, says China

Beijing: China Wednesday said it attaches "great importance" to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit here this week,

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USAID, India and US companies to support India’s “Jan Dhan” initiative

New Delhi:  During his historic second visit to India, President Obama commended Prime Minister Modi’s Jan Dhan initiative to prioritize

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Japanese hostage situation: Abe calls latest deadline 'despicable'

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage at the latest threat purportedly by Islamic State militants to kill a Japanese

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MH370 probe: Malaysia to release interim report in March

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will release an interim report on the investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on March 7,

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Obama lands in Saudi Arabia: Offer condolences; talks with new king

Riyadh: US President Barack Obama landed in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to shore up ties with new King Salman and offer condolences

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US officials: Nuclear deal 'breakthrough' is about how to resolve issues

Washington: The "breakthrough" understandings on the India-US nuclear cooperation are on how to resolve the issues and break a logjam for

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Vladimir Putin Ukraine Remark Nonsense: NATO Sec. Gen. Stoltenberg

Brussels: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg dismissed as "nonsense" allegations made by Russian President Vladimir Putin that

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US poultry case: India challenges WTO panel's ruling

Geneva: India has challenged a WTO panel's ruling that the country's ban on American poultry product imports was inconsistent with global

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Open business environment, Modi pledges; Obama raises IPR issue

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday promised an open business environment, predictable tax regime and to remove

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China-India ties: India needs Beijing as 'crucial' partner, China asserts

Beijing: Showcasing the growing warmth in China-India ties, China on Monday said the visit by US President Barack Obama to India will

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Pakistan is our irreplaceable all weather friend, says China

Beijing: Calling Pakistan an "irreplaceable" all-weather friend, China Monday pledged full support to it amid the high-profile visit of US President

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Republic Day celebration: Cultural heritage, military might on displayed

New Delhi: In the presence of US President Barack Obama as the Chief Guest, India Monday displayed its military might and rich cultural

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Pak army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif to US: 'Indian role in terror'

Islamabad: Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif presented evidence about alleged Indian involvement in terrorism in the country using

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India and USA Hotline: Set-up between two national security advisors

New Delhi: The setting up of a hotline between the Prime Minister of India and the President of the United States of America is significant on

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Obama’s R-Day visit: US Prez Obama leaves for three-day landmark trip to India

Washington: US President Barack Obama Saturday embarked on his highly anticipated three-day landmark trip to India during which

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British PM Cameron wishes India on Republic Day; Strengthening Indo-British ties

London: UK Prime Minister David Cameron Saturday described the Indo-British ties as "a partnership between equals" in his special

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Obama’s R-Day visit: Obama curtails India-visit; skips Agra leg

Washington/New Delhi: President Barack Obama has curtailed his India-visit, skipping a trip to Agra to see iconic Taj Mahal to be able to fly

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Foreign Sec. Hammond expresses concern over resignations of Yemen’s Prz

Philip Hammond calls for all sides to refrain from violence and resolve differences through peaceful dialogue.Foreign Secretary Philip

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Anti-extremist fight: Kerry calls for more resources, warns of Islamophobia

Davos, Switzerland: Countries must devote more resources to fight global extremism, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday

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WEF: Company bosses fret over threats to Internet free trade

Davos, Switzerland: Business leaders pushing for frictionless free trade have something new to worry about: the potential break-up

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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah passes away; Succeeded by Prince Salman

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud died on Friday and was succeeded by his half-brother Salman on the throne

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Obama to Pak: Terrorist safe havens not acceptable, must punish 26/11 attackers

New Delhi: Just ahead of his visit to India US president Barack Obama has sent a strong message to Pakistan, calling on it to dismantle terrorist

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Indo-US nuclear deal: Indian govt may throw in sovereign guarantee

London: Seeking to remove the hurdles in operationalising the Indo-US nuclear deal ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit

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Obama R-Day visit: Obama, Modi to address top brass companies’ concerns

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama will, for the first time, jointly address the top brass

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US 'wants to dominate the world': Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

Moscow: Russia hit back on Wednesday at U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, saying it showed the United States believes

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Obama R-Day’s security: AWACS to be deployed monitoring air space

New Delhi: For the first time, Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) are likely to be deployed here on the Republic Day for vigil

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Pak govt issues ordinance banning glorification of terrorists in media

Lahore: With some right wing media houses turning a deaf ear to its 'request' to stop giving coverage to banned outfits and their

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AirAsia flight QZ8501: "AirAsia jet's alarms 'screaming' before crash"

Jakarta: Warning alarms in AirAsia flight QZ8501 were "screaming" as the pilots desperately tried to stabilise the plane just before it plunged

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Obama's R-Day trip: First solo country travel by any US Prez

Washington: When Barack Obama's Air Force One lands at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Sunday, it would be the first

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IS group threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages demanding $200 m

Cairo: The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video

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Obama’s R-day visit: US secret service worried about length of show

New Delhi: For the first time, 1.25 lakh people, around 25,000 more than usual, will be witnessing the Republic Day parade at Rajpath on

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AirAsia crash: Plane crashed not due to terrorism, says investigators

Jakarta/Singapore: Indonesian investigators probing the deadly AirAsia crash Monday ruled out any terror or pilot suicide angle in the

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Tulsi Gabbard statement honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Honolulu:  Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today released the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Diwali postal stamp: US lawmaker asks Obama to support the stamp

New York: An influential American lawmaker has written to US President Barack Obama asking him to voice support for a commemorative

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Syrian rebel training: US senators in Saudi Arabia talk to crown prince

Riyadh: A delegation of US senators led by John McCain has met with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince in the kingdom, where talks focused

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Modi’s Guj riot lawsuit: US welcomes dismissal of lawsuit against Modi

Washington: The US Thursday welcomed the dismissal of a lawsuit against Prime Minister  Modi filed by a rights group for his alleged role in the

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Former Prez Rajapaksa agrees to step down as Freedom Party's boss

Colombo: Beleaguered former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has agreed to hand over Sri Lanka Freedom Party's reins to the country's

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There are limits to free expression; cannot make fun of someone’s faith: Pope

Pope Francis said Thursday there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith.

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Charlie Hebdo cartoon: Iran condemns new Charlie issue as 'provocative'

Tehran, Iran: Iran has condemned Charlie Hebdo’s new issue as “provocative” and says the new cartoon by the weekly is an insult to Islam

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Lanka's former prez Mahinda Rajapaksa denies post-election coup bid

Colombo: Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapakse on Tuesday denied government allegations that he attempted a coup to

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Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi’s detention case; Pak govt submits evidence

Islamabad: Pakistan government Wednesday submitted "strong evidence" against Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in the High Court here during an

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Indian tourists visiting US will cross 1 m mark this year

Washington: The Indian tourists visiting the US will cross the one million mark for the first time this year, a public-private tourism organisation

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Target all militant groups like LeT, Taliban, Haqqanis possessing threat

Islamabad: Asking Pakistan to target all militant groups, US Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday said terror outfits like LeT, Taliban and

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Pak court: In-camera hearing in Lakhvi's detention case

Islamabad: In-camera hearing will be held in Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's detention case after the High Court here today accepted Pakistan

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Indian Gov. removing trade barriers; Modi visionary leader: US

Gandhinagar: Describing Prime Minister Modi as a visionary leader, the US has said the new Indian government is taking concrete

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China's top spy chief detained for alleged corruption

Beijing: China’s top spy Chief, Ma Jian, has been detained for alleged corruption as part of President Xi Jinping’s widening crackdown

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Tulsi Gabbard wraps up weeks of productive meetings in India

Washington: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) recently returned from a very successful tour of India, which was prompted by

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Vibrant Gujarat Summit: PM's bilateral engagements on the sidelines

Gandhinagar: The Prime Minister Modi, Sunday met UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in

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Charlie Hebdo cartoon: German newspaper attacked for reprinting

Berlin: A Hamburg daily in Berlin that reprinted satirical cartoons from French newspaper Charlie Hebdo was hit by arsonists at the weekend,

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AirAsia Flight QZ8501 black box hunt: Searchers detect signals

Jakarta/Singapore: Searchers Sunday received signals believed to be emanating from the black box recorders of ill-fated AirAsia plane that crashed

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“The United States stands with you”, says Obama supporting France

Washington: President Barack Obama rallied to the support of France after the bloody end to hostage sieges in Paris, vowing to offer all

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Rajiv Gandhi killing: Lanka to prosecute LTTE leader wanted in assn.

Colombo: Sri Lanka's new government will prosecute a top LTTE leader who is wanted in the assassination of former prime minister

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Sirisena elected as President of Lanka; Rajapaksa’s 10-year rule ends

Colombo: Sri Lankan voters Friday ousted President Mahinda Rajapaksa from power, ending a 10-year rule that was marked by allegations

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Pope Francis to visit Sri Lanka despite change of government

Colombo: Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic church today said that Pope Francis will go ahead with his visit to the Lanka next week despite the

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Charlie Hebdo attack: Nation mourns; France hunts for 2 suspects

Paris: Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people

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160 Syrian children killed in school attacks last year, says UN

Geneva: At least 160 children died in attacks on schools in war-ravaged Syria last year and the education of 1.6 million has been cut short by

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8 men killed by Islamic State for allegedly cooperating with government

Bagdad: The Islamic State group says it has killed eight men in northern Iraq's Salahuddin province for allegedly cooperating with

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US certification to Pakistan; India reacts sharply to US’s decision

New Delhi: Reacting strongly to the US certification that Pakistan has curbed terror leading to more aid to Islamabad, India Monday

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Buckingham Palace defends Prince Andrew in sex scandal

London: Buckingham Palace Sunday again "emphatically denied" that the Duke of York had sexual contact with an American woman who was

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15 new cardinals: Pope Francis picks from 14 nations to reflect diversity

Vatican City: Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations, including far-flung corners of the world such

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Pak govt appeal against Lakhvi's bail; court to hear on Jan 6

Islamabad: Pakistan government's appeal against the bail to the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi will be

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Palestinian bid to join ICC; Israel in a sharp rebuke vows to counter

Jerusalem: Vowing to protect Israeli soldiers from facing international war crimes charges, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday

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Nepal’s constitution drafting: Constitution deadlock will end within a few days

Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala Saturday said the deadlock in the constitution drafting process will be resolved within

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AirAsia plane crash: Plane was flying on an unauthorised schedule

Jakarta/Singapore: Four large metal objects belonging to the doomed AirAsia jet were found Saturday in the Java Sea as it emerged that the

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Pakistani fishing boat: Pak rejects report of explosives carrying boat

Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday rejected reports that a Pakistani fishing boat said to be carrying explosives was intercepted by the Indian Coast

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Boko Haram kidnaps 40 boys, men in northern Nigerian Borno state

Kano: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped 40 boys and young men in a remote village in northeast Nigerian Borno state on New

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Mumbai attacks master mind Lakhvi remanded to 14 days judicial custody

Islamabad: Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, on Thursday was sent back to a Rawalpindi jail after

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Rehabilitation efforts: India constructs 16,000 houses in Lanka in 2014

Colombo: India on Thursday said it has achieved an important milestone by constructing 16,000 houses in Sri Lanka during 2014

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President Obama rings in New Year with family and friends

Kaneohe: President Barack Obama; still on vacation in Hawaii, spent New Year's eve with loved ones at home, the White House said.

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Worst Malaysia floods in decades; at least 21 killed, 2 lakh flee

Kuala Lumpur: At least 21 people have been killed and nearly two lakh fled their homes in one of the worst floods in Malaysia's history

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Air Asia QZ8501: Body recovered with life-jacket on from flight debris

Jakarta: Questions were raised after one body from the crashed Air Asia Flight QZ8501 was recovered on Wednesday with its life jacket

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South Korean activist to drop Sony film in N Korea by balloon

Seoul: A South Korean activist on Wednesday said that he will launch balloons carrying DVDs of Sony's "The Interview" toward North Korea

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Missing AirAsia plane: Indonesian rescuers locates plane’s debris

Jakarta: Indonesian rescuers searching for a missing AirAsia plane carrying 162 people pulled bodies and wreckage from the sea off

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India slams Pak over suspending Lakhvi's detention order

Islamabad/New Delhi: The mastermind behind Mumbai attacks, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's detention under a public security order was

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Ukraine adopts austerity budget backed by IMF; 17 bn loan approved

Kiev: Ukraine's parliament on Monday adopted an austerity budget that hikes import prices and shrinks social spending in order to balance

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Missing AirAsia plane: Don’t equate with MH370 mystery, says Australia PM

Sydney: The plight of a missing AirAsia jet lost over the Java Sea cannot be equated with Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which vanished

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Missing AirAsia flight: Malaysia offers help in search of AirAsia flight

Malaysia: Malaysia on Sunday offered help in the search of missing AirAsia flight which lost contact with air traffic controllers between

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Air Asia flight from Indonesia to Singapore with 155 on board goes missing

Jakarta: AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, Indonesian

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NATO ending its Afghan war; to hold ceremony marking end of 13 yrs of conflict

Kabul: NATO will hold a ceremony in Kabul later Sunday formally ending its war in Afghanistan, officials said, after 13 years of conflict that have

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Christmas celebrations: Thousands of Christian pilgrims gather in Bethlehem

Bethlehem/Jerusalem: Christmas celebrations broke the gloom of the past several months in the region plagued by a bloody war and rising

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Uber smartphone taxi app hits roadblock as CEO charged in S. Korea

Seoul: South Korean prosecutors brought charges on Wednesday against the founder and CEO of controversial smartphone

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Peshawar school attack: "11 militants were involved in Peshawar attack"

Peshawar: Eleven militants carried out the brutal Taliban attack on an army-run school in Pakistan's Peshawar city last week that killed

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Ukraine takes historic step toward NATO thus rejecting neutrality

Kiev: Ukraine took a historic step toward NATO on Tuesday in a parliamentary vote certain to stoke Russia's anger ahead of talks

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Mumbai attack case: Pak govt fails to act on Lakhvi's bail, court vacations begin

Islamabad: Pakistan government on Monday again failed to file a plea challenging the bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the key planner of

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Italian marines case; India not willingness to resolve marines case: Italy

Rome: In a sharp attack, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano Monday accused India of "scarce political will" to provide a "fair solution"

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Pak set to execute at least 55 of 500 death-row militants

Islamabad: Pakistan is preparing to execute at least 55 more death-row terrorists among the 500 condemned militants after their mercy

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26/11 attack: Pak based LeT tech chief posed as Indian businessman to buy VoIP

New York: Pakistan-based LeT's technology chief had posed as an Indian businessman while negotiating to buy from an American company

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Nuke capable missile: China tests 12,000 km ICBM with multiple warheads

Beijing: China has conducted the most comprehensive test of a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile which can hit targets

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Ukraine crisis: Putin says no country can 'intimidate or isolate' Russia

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin said Saturday no country can "intimidate" or "isolate" Russia, after the West imposed new sanctions

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Mumbai attack case: Pakistan to appeal against Lakhvi's bail order

Islamabad: Pakistan Saturday said that Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 2008 Mumbai attack, has not been released from jail

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Prez Putin invites North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to Moscow

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for celebrations next year to mark the 70th anniversary

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Flight MH370: China families protest for info on missing plane

Beijing: Grieving family members of Chinese passengers from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight protested outside the foreign ministry in Beijing

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India explores new avenues with US for economic cooperation

Richard Rossow is the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at CSIS. In this role he helps frame and shape policies to promote greater

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26/11 attack: Accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi bail unacceptable

New Delhi: An outraged India on Thursday told Pakistan that release of LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the key conspirators

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Nuclear talks: Iran nuclear talks resume with P5+1 group in Geneva

Geneva: World powers and Iran resumed talks here in Geneva on Wednesday over Tehran's nuclear program, the first round after the failure

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Peshawar: Over 100 children among 126 dead in Taliban attack, 122 injured

Peshawar: The Taliban attacked a military-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday, killing over 100 students, because they wanted revenge

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Black money: India has replaced Malaysia as fourth largest exporter

Washington: The outflow of black money from India to foreign countries has increased nine-fold from $10 billion in 2003 to $94.7 billion

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Sydney siege: Hostage crisis ends after 16 hrs, 2 Indians safe, reports say 2 dead

Sydney: A long hostage drama in which a heavily-armed man of Iranian-origin held some 15 people hostage at a cafe in Sydney ended late ton

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Death toll in eastern Ukraine up to 4,707 since conflict: UN

Geneva: Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed at least at least 4,707 people since the conflict began in mid-April and more than a quarter

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protest; Final Protest site cleared by police

Hong Kong: Hong Kong police arrested several people as they cleared the last remaining pro-democracy protest site. For more than two

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Japan election: Voters back Abe's coalition as PM wins new term

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition cruised to a big election win on Sunday, ensuring he will stick to reflationary economic

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UN climate talks: Climate deal struck after long talks; India's concerns met

Lima: Negotiators on Sunday adopted a compromise draft for national pledges to cut global carbon emissions at marathon UN climate talks

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Mudslide in central Indonesia; 32 dead, 76 missing

Banjarnegara, Indonesia: Rescuers extracted more bodies from the debris Sunday after heavy rain in central Indonesia loosened soil

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Russia warns US: Will response if US sets new sanctions

Moscow: Russia responded angrily on Saturday to news that US senators had passed a bill calling for fresh sanctions against Moscow

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UK defense chief: Additional deployment of British troops to Iraq

London: Britain's defense secretary said there will be an additional deployment of UK troops to Iraq to offer help and expertise in the fight

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Brussels to file complaint against Uber, on verge of being banned

Brussels: Web-based taxi company Uber risks being banned in the Belgian capital Brussels in just the latest legal challenge to its services.

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US to India: Time not right for business as usual with Russia

Washington: The US today reemphasised that it was not the right time for "business as usual" with Russia, a day after India and Russia signed

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Pro-ISIS Twitter account run by Bengaluru executive gets shuts down

New Delhi: The identity and location of the person who had been anonymously operating the most influential pro-ISIS Twitter account

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Putin support ‘Make in India’; Russia to build 12 nuke reactors in India

New Delhi: Russia will build at least 12 nuclear reactors in India by 2035 and agreed to manufacture advanced helicopters as both countries

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Death of Palestinian Cabinet member ignites Palestinians, Israelis clash

Jerusalem: Israeli paramilitary border police clashed Thursday with 60-100 rock-throwing Palestinians in the West bank city of Hebron

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Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai receive Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo: Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai – an Indo-Pak, Hindu-Muslim ‘champions of peace’ – Thursday received the Nobel Peace

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Mumbai terror attacks trial: 4 Pakistani witnesses testify

Lahore: Four witnesses on Wednesday testified in a Pakistani anti-terrorism court conducting the trial of seven accused allegedly involved

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Mahinda Rajapaksa's govt in Lanka loses two-third majority in Parliament

Colombo: Ahead of next month's snap polls, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Wednesday suffered another political setback as he

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'Kargil was in reply to India's role in creating B'desh', says Pervez Musharraf

Karachi: Pakistan's former military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf has said he believes in a tit-for-tat policy on all fronts and claimed

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Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai to be awarded Nobel Prize on Dec 10

Stockholm: Child rights activists India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, along with 11 others will receive this year's

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Siberian oil deals; India, Russia to set out energy vision

New Delhi / Moscow: India and Russia will strike an energy partnership when Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosts President Vladimir Putin

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Top Chinese Army Gen caught with over USD 98 million assets

Beijing: A top Chinese General under scanner for corruption was found to have 60 houses, 400 kgs of gold jewelry and expensive

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Bhutan was first to recognise Bangladesh as independent nation, not India

Dhaka: Bhutan was the first country and not India to recognise Bangladesh as an independent nation, Bangladeshi foreign secretary

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Iran's president at anti-corruption conf criticizes growing corruption

Tehran, Iran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized growing corruption in the Islamic Republic in unusually blunt terms Monday

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Nuclear weapons conference; US, UK join for first time

Vienna: The United States and Britain today for the first time attended a global conference discussing the risks posed by nuclear weapons

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Global Teacher Prize: 3 Indians to compete for USD 1 mn prize

London: Three teachers from India have made it to the top 50 exceptional teachers shortlisted for a new USD 1 million Global Teacher Prize.

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Drones causing mishaps; UK plane in near-miss at Heathrow

London: Experts have raise red flags that it is only a matter of time before a drone causes a major accident with a passenger jet in

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S China Sea maritime dispute: China rejects UN mediation

Beijing: China today rejected UN arbitration to resolve the South China Sea (SCS) maritime dispute with its neighbours, asserting that

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Ruby Typhoon leaves at least 3 dead in Visayas, Philippines

Manila: Although relatively weak compared to Typhoon Yolanda, ‘Ruby’ (Hagupit) wrecked havoc through the Visayas region which has left

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Black lives matter: Protests against police violence blocks traffic

New York: Protests over U.S. police violence against minorities, sparked by grand-jury decisions not to charge officers in two high-profile

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Pak military raid; Chief of al-Qaeda’s global operations killed

Peshawar: The chief of al-Qaeda’s global operations, wanted by the US over a 2009 plot to attack the New York subway system, was killed

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Nepal constitution: Not possible to draft without consensus, says Prachanda

Kathmandu: CPN-Maoist leader Prachanda Saturday warned that it would not be possible to draft the new Nepal Constitution without

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Dassault Rafale: France optimistic about jets deal with India

Paris: France on Friday said it was optimistic about negotiations to sell 126 Rafale fighter jets to India in a contract estimated to be worth

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Obama pays homage to Nelson Mandela's enduring inspiration

Washington: US President Barack Obama today paid homage to South Africa's late ex-president Nelson Mandela on the first anniversary

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Prime Minister Modi named 'Asian of the Year' by Singapore daily

Singapore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Friday named 'Asian of the Year' for being development-focused leader of India by editors

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Climate change: India demands compensation; West can't be spared for past ''sins''

Peru: Telling rich nations that they cannot be absolved of their past "sins", India today demanded that they should compensate developing

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West using sanctions to undermine Russia, says Prez Putin

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin Thursday accused the West of exploiting the Ukraine crisis to undermine Russia and said in a key speech

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Obama praises Modi: First with "man of action" and now "bureaucratic inertia"

Washington: US President Barack Obama Thursday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to shake up the "bureaucratic inertia"

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Super typhoon intensifies; tracking towards Philippines

Manila: A super typhoon gained strength on Thursday as it tracked towards the Philippines, threatening more devastation for mostly poor

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Pak support to Hafiz Saeed-led JuD meet 'blatant disregard' of global norms

New Delhi: In a strong reaction to Pakistan providing support to Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led JuD for the terror group's

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26/11 Mumbai attack: Pak anti-terror court adjourns trial till Dec 10

Lahore: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court which is conducting the trial of seven accused allegedly involved in the 2008 Mumbai terror

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Pak NSA chief Aziz: Not hopeful about talks resuming with India

Islamabad: Pakistan Tuesday said that it is not hopeful about an early resumption of Indo-Pak talks alleging that India was trying to divert

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Former CIA analyst Snowden calls on UN to protect privacy, rights

Helsinki: Former CIA analyst Edward Snowden has called on the United Nations to take steps to ensure individual privacy and promote

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Ferguson shooting: Young people of colour feel not being treated fairly

Washington: President Barack Obama has said young people of colour in the nation feel that they are not being treated fairly, conceding

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Brit MPs denied entry to Hong Kong; parliament to hold an emergency debate

London:  The head of a British parliamentary committee was refused entry to Hong Kong on Monday. Richard Ottaway stated that MPs

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WFP cuts food aid for 1.7 mln Syrian refugees; already cuts 4.25 mln in Syria

Geneva: A lack of funds has forced the U.N. World Food Programme to stop providing food vouchers for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in

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Burdwan blast case: B'desh police arrests 3 more JMB suspects

Dhaka: Three more suspects have been arrested here in connection with the blast in West Bengal’s Burdwan, amid a joint Indo-Bangla operation

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Unrest in Afghan: Suicide attack at funeral kills nine

Kunduz, Afghanistan: A suicide attack at a funeral in northern Afghanistan killed at least nine people on Monday, officials said

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China refuses British MPs 11-member committee entry to Hong Kong

London: A group of British lawmakers investigating Britain's relations with Hong Kong have been told China will not allow them into the former

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Nepal rejects media report; Modi's advice on drafting Constitution not interference

Kathmandu: Nepal today rejected media reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advice to Nepalese leaders to forge a consensus

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Terror attack in China's Xinjiang province; 15 killed, 14 injured

Beijing: Fifteen people, including 11 "mobsters", were killed and 14 others injured in a terrorist attack in China's restive Xinjiang province

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London world leader in financial technology; Mayor Johnson celebrates

London: London Mayor Boris Johnson celebrated the city as world leader in Financial Technology.The Mayor has revealed new figures that

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Israel picks new army chief, Major General Gadi Eizenkot

Jerusalem: Israel has chosen Major General Gadi Eizenkot as the next chief of its army, at a time when the Jewish state faces tough security

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Nigeria mosque attack; At least 120 killed, 270 injured

Kano: Almost 120 people were killed and 270 were injured when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire on

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Boko Haram attack on Nigeria; Up to 50 killed in Monday's attack, says UN

Geneva: Up to 50 people were killed in an attack carried out by suspected Boko Haram Islamists in a northeast Nigeria border town this

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Pak PM Sharif: India should not have cancelled talks

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said India should not have cancelled the foreign Secretary-level talks, insisting

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Modi's bilateral political engagement; "breaching of diplomatic norms"

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advice to Nepal's warring political parties on the Constitution-making process was today

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IS group: UAE ready to cooperate with others to tackle IS, UAE official

Abu Dhabi: Disturbed by the fragmentation in the Arab world, the UAE has said it is ready to cooperate with other nations to tackle

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Hong Kong protest: Riot police clear leading protest site, arrest student leaders

Hong Kong: Hong Kong police on Wednesday cleared one of the largest protest sites that has choked the city for months, arresting scores

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PM Modi's bilateral engagements on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit

Kathmandu: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today had five bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit in Kathmandu.

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SAARC summit: Pak wants a dispute free South Asia, says Sharif

Kathmandu: While addressing the heads of the SAARC nations, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday stressed on the need

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Ferguson riots: suburb smolders after racially charged riots

Ferguson: The US town of Ferguson has seen rioting and looting after a jury decided not to bring charges over the killing of a black teenager.

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Kathmandu-Delhi bus: PM Modi, Sushil Koirala flag-off Pashupatinath Express

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala Tuesday flagged off the Kathmandu-Delhi bus

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Hagel resigns as US defense secretary; first major change to Obama’s Cabinet

Washington: U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, the first major change to President Barack Obama's Cabinet since

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Indo-US trade: U.S. seeks to step up trade talks after WTO deal

New Delhi: The United States wants to step up its trade dialogue with India, Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Monday, after

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B’deshi former Awami League leader gets death sentence for war crimes

Dhaka: A former leader of Bangladesh's ruling party was sentenced to death by a war crimes tribunal on Monday in connection with atrocities

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Sainthood of two Indians, four Italians declared by Pope in Vatican City

Vatican City: Pope Francis conferred sainthood on two Indians and four Italians on Sunday, praising their "creative" commitment

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Prez Obama accepts PM Modi’s invitation as chief guest on Republic Day

Washington: Accepting the invitation of Prime Minister Modi, President Obama will travel to India in January 2015 to participate in the

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SAARC: 3 regional centres, including one in India to be dissolved

Kathmandu: The SAARC committee Saturday decided to dissolve three regional centres, including one in India, and merge four others to end

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6.2 magnitude earthquake hits central Japan; more than 20 aftershocks

Tokyo: A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan late Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, flattening houses, as media

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PM Modi invites US Prez Obama as chief guest on Republic Day

New Delhi: Prime Minister Modi on Friday invited US President Barack Obama as a chief guest on Republic Day. "This Republic Day, we hope

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WHO: A third of women victims of domestic violence globally

Geneva: Current efforts to prevent domestic violence are insufficient as a third of women worldwide are physically abused, according

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PM Modi: India will continue full support to Afghanistan

Paris: India did not clearly spell out its position on the issue of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) during a key UN conference here as nations debated

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Pak PM Sharif: Will consult Kashmiri separatists before talks with India

Islamabad: Ignoring India's opposition, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said his country will hold dialogue with Kashmiri

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Lanka Prez Rajapaksa calls snap polls to seek record third term

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday called a presidential election, seeking an unprecedented third six-year

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Pak NSA calls up Afghan NSA; reassuring after remarks on terror

Islamabad: Buckling under local and international pressure after his controversial remarks on fighting terrorism, Pakistan's National

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UN Montreal Protocol; India tight-lipped on the issue of hydrofluorocarbons

Paris: India did not clearly spell out its position on the issue of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) during a key UN conference here as nations debated

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Fiji PM Bainimarama apologises as Fiji's oppn boycotts Modi's speech

Suva: Fiji's opposition party today boycotted the special parliament meeting held for Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the government withdrew

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Brit PM David Cameron: PM Modi is a man with a clear vision

London: British Premier David Cameron has described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "man with a clear vision" and praised him for

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Hafiz Saeed's plea on US bounty; Pak court asks Govt to reply

Lahore: A Pakistani court has asked the Government to respond to JuD chief Hafiz Saeed's plea seeking direction to raise with the US the matter

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Modi's speech to be boycotted by Fiji oppn due to internal politics

Suva: Fiji's opposition party has decided to boycott the special parliament meeting planned for Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow

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PM tells Aus business leaders, “Best time to be in India”

Melbourne: This is the best time to be in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today as he wooed top Australian corporate honchos

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UK Parliament evacuated; suspicious package triggered bomb scare

London: A large part of the UK Parliament was evacuated on Monday after a "suspicious package" was found in its premises, triggering

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China rejects reports of training Pakistan Army soldiers

Beijing: China today dismissed reports that its troops are training Pakistan Army soldiers along the India-Pakistan border, saying that

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Burdwan blast: NIA holds talks with B'desh agencies to unravel Burdwan plot

Dhaka: Seeking to unravel the plot behind the Burdwan blast, a team of officials from India's National Investigation Agency today held

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G20 summit: G20 endorses India's stance on black money

Brisbane: In a major gain for India, the G20 summit on Sunday endorsed the government's line on the need for transparency and disclosure

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G20 summit: Leaders vow to implement anti-corruption action plan

Brisbane: G20 leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday vowed to implement an anti-corruption action plan as part

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Clash between militants and security forces in Pak; 27 militants, 5 soldiers killed

Peshawar: Five Pakistani soldiers and at least 27 militants, including some foreigners, were killed on Sunday in clashes and air

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PM Modi unveils statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Brisbane

Brisbane: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane.

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G20: PM Modi makes strong pitch for repatriation of black money

Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pitched for global cooperation on repatriation of black money stashed abroad as the

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Prez Vladimir Putin to quit G20 summit after rebukes over Ukraine

Brisbane: Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to cut short his attendance at a G20 summit in Australia, an official said today, after

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Ukraine’s Prez Poroshenko orders closure of state services in east

Kiev:  Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko issued a decree Saturday ordering the withdrawal of all state services from rebel-held

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Lanka prez demand probe on LTTE funding; alleges Norway funded LTTE

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday demanded that the Norwegian government must probe the funding of the

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G20 Summit: Vladimir Putin slams G20 for imposing sanctions over Russia

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Friday slammed G20 member countries for imposing sanctions on Russia, saying this violated

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QUT apologises for displaying distorted Indian map at an event for Modi

Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Friday apologised for displaying a distorted map of India during an event attended

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'Look East' policy now turned into 'Act East' policy, says PM Modi

Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday told world leaders that his government accorded high priority to turn India's erstwhile

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Islamic State flags hoisted near Pak capital; four flags confiscated

Islamabad: Four flags of the dreaded militant group Islamic State have been confiscated near a highly-sensitive ordnance unit close

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Clash in east Jerusalem ahead of Kerry talks with Abbas

Jerusalem: Clashes erupted in east Jerusalem on Thursday ahead of talks between Washington's top diplomat and Palestinian leader

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Obama meets PM Modi in Myanmar; calls him a 'man of action'

Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a brief interaction here tonight with Barack Obama during which the US President

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Terrific, if Aus-India could ink FTA deal in one year, says Abbott

Melbourne: Asserting that it was time to commence work with India on a bilateral free trade agreement, Prime Minister Tony Abbott

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Former US Prz Bush want Jeb Bush run for White House

College Station, US: Former President George W Bush said that he believes his brother Jeb Bush should run for president but ultimately

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G20 summit lockdown: Largest ever peacetime security operation

Brisbane: Australia is deploying its largest ever peacetime security operation amid fears of violent protests or extremist attacks

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Obama’s China visit: Avoiding violence a priority in Hong Kong

Beijing: US President Barack Obama on Monday said that avoiding violence was a priority in Hong Kong, as pro-democracy protests labelled

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Lankan landslide: India gives relief goods to landslide victims

Colombo: India on Monday handed over relief goods worth Rs 5 million to Sri Lanka for victims of last month's devastating landslide

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Nuclear deal talks: US, Iran nuclear deal in balance as Kerry, Zarif meet

Muscat: Iran and the United States held a second day of talks Monday in Oman about a long hoped for nuclear deal, with key differences

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Obama’s Asian diplomatic tour; Arrives in Beijing, will address APEC

Beijing: US President Barack Obama arrived in Beijing today for a regional summit, his first stop on a week-long Asian diplomatic tour.

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Small jet plane crashed in Bahamas, killing 9 on board

Freeport, Grand Bahama: A small plane crashed Sunday on approach to the island of Grand Bahama, killing all 9 people on board, the government

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US woman Eleanor Cunningham celebrates 100th birthday with sky dive

Gansevoort: Former President George HW Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by skydiving, but Eleanor Cunningham of Howes Cave

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Amid domestic pressures US, Iran seek nuclear breakthrough

Muscat: US Secretary of State John Kerry will today seek a breakthrough in nuclear talks with Iran, with domestic pressures in both countries

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Heavy artillery fire in Ukraine's separatist bastion bastion Donetsk

Donetsk : Intense artillery fire broke out today in the separatist bastion of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Firing close to the town centre began

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Berlin Wall: Germany cheers 25 years since Berlin Wall's fall

Berlin:  Germany marks 25 years since the euphoric fall of the Berlin Wall Sunday with more than a million people expected to join tributes

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Wagah suicide blast: 45 suspects taken into custody by Pak police

Lahore: A total of 45 suspects have been taken into custody by Pakistan police in connection with the deadly suicide blast at Wagah

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Prez Mukherhee visits Bhutan; Bhutan King breaks protocol to receive Mukherjee

Thimphu: Breaking protocol, the Bhutanese King and his wife Friday received President Pranab Mukherjee at the airport as he arrived in Bhutan

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Rajnath Singh’s Israel visit; strengthening relations with Jewish state

Tel Aviv: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Thursday met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu and held discussions to strengthen

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Lanka Prez Rajapaksa seeks court opinion for third term in office

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sought Supreme Court's opinion on his eligibility to contest for a record third term

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India attaches high importance to ties with Russia, says PM Modi

New Delhi: India attaches very high importance to the "time-tested" and special strategic partnership with Russia, Prime Minister Narendra

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MH17 plain crash: Malaysia set to join investigation team

Kula Lumpur: Malaysia will be made a member of the Dutch-led team which is investigating the downing of MH17 plane over eastern

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Union Home Minister calls for strengthening of strategies to deal with cyber crimes

Monaco: While participating in the 100th General Assembly Session of Interpol in Monaco, the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath

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UK spy chief Hannigan: US tech firms are command centers for terrorists

London: US technology companies have become the command and control networks of choice for terrorists and criminals, one of Britain's

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Wagah border: 21 arrested after attack, nationwide alert sounded

Lahore : At least 21 people, including a suicide-bomber, were arrested on Monday and explosives and a suicide vest recovered from Wagah

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External Aff Min Swaraj: Mauritius to be included in visa on arrival scheme

Port Louis: India is working on the inclusion of Mauritius in the group of countries to be listed in its Visa on Arrival scheme

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Afghan Prez Ghani vowed to crack down corruption; security top issues

Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai vowed Saturday to crack down on corruption and ensure security in his nation

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China to construct new rail line close to Arunachal Pradesh

Beijing: China has approved construction of a new strategically important railway line in Tibet which would come close to the Indian

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Death sentences to fishermen: Lanka downplays India's concerns

Colombo: Sri Lanka on Friday downplayed India's concerns over the death sentences handed down to five Indian fishermen for alleged

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Border issues: China expressed concern over 54 new border posts

Beijing: China's military Thursday expressed concern over India's plan to construct 54 new border posts in Arunachal Pradesh, saying India

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Ebola infection rate may be slowing in Liberia: World Health Organisation

United Nations: The Ebola outbreak in the hard-hit Liberia is providing a 'glimmer of hope' as the infection rate is slowing in the country

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US-led international coalition will destroy IS: Top officials

Washington: The US-led international coalition of more than 60 countries against the Islamic State will degrade and ultimately destroy

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UAE top diplomat warns of potential for IS-Shabab team up

Dubai: The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat warned on Wednesday, that the Islamic State group could team up with Islamic militants

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Pakistan will not contact India for talks, says top official Tariq Fatem

Islamabad: Pakistan would not ask India to start a dialogue after it unilaterally cancelled Foreign Secretary-level talks, a top

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Lanka landslide: 100 people feared dead in devastating landslide

Colombo: At least 100 people feared dead in a devastating landslide triggered by rains that struck the homes of Indian-origin

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NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg wants strong defence for ties with Russia

Brussels: NATO wants a constructive relationship with Russia but for that to happen it must engage Moscow from a position of strength

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Union Culture Min. inaugurates festival of India in Japan the yearlong festival

New Delhi: The Festival of India in Japan was inaugurated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism

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US strikes pound IS group as Iraq Kurds prepare to join fight

Mursitpinar, Turkey: US-led warplanes have bombarded the Islamic State group with new air strikes as heavily armed Iraqi Kurdish fighters

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Ebola vaccines: WHO eyes mass vaccine production by mid-2015

Geneva: Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization

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Afghan president Ghani visits Saudi Arabia; will meet Saudi King Abdullah

Kabul: Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday made his first overseas trip since taking office, fulfilling an election

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US-led strategy against IS is working, says US Defence Secretary Hagel

Washington: The US-led strategy to defeat the Islamic State (IS) is working, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday, but emphasised

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Canada “will not be intimidated”, says Canada's PM Stephen Harper

Ottawa: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said that Canada will not be intimidated by the attack on the Parliament and the brazen assault

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh set to visit Israel in November

Jerusalem: : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is set to visit Israel next month, amid a flurry of bilateral engagements signalling

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New Afghan President Ghani’s 1st foreign trip, to visit China this month

Beijing: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will travel to China this month, China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, marking what will

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NPT : No question of India joining as non-nuke weapon state

New York: India has made it clear that there is no question of it joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a non-nuclear

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UN Human Rights Council: India wins re-election for the period of 2015-17

United Nations: India got re-elected to the UN's main human rights body for the period of 2015-17 on Tuesday. India is currently a member

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Incursions across LoC should stop, says British PM David Cameron

London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the incursions across the Line of Control should stop and India and Pakistan engage

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Israeli Def Min Yaalon in US; easing tension after Kerry’s remarks

Jerusalem: Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon sought to calm fresh tensions with Washington on Sunday as he began a five-day

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Hong Kong protests: ‘Critical moment’ after new clashes

Hong Kong: Pro-democracy protesters on Sunday accused police of using excessive force against them after violent clashes in Hong Kong

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Ahead of Obama visit; US, China vow to manage rifts

Boston: U.S. and China pledged Saturday to overcome mistrust, manage their differences and cooperate on key issues like combatting terrorism

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Indians in Pak custody; Indian mission seeks help to identify Indians

Islamabad: Unable to determine the identity of a number of people believed to be Indians in Pakistan's custody, the Indian High Commission

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China-Japan dispute over Yasakuni shrine despite Li-Abe meeting

Beijing: China on Friday strongly condemned the visit by over 100 Japanese lawmakers to controversial Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo

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Democracy protest in Hong Kong; Police swoop in on protest site

Hong Kong: Hong Kong police partially cleared a democracy protest site in a raid on Friday, tearing down tents and barricades hours

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US pushes India and Pak to hold talks to reduce LoC tension

Washington: Voicing extreme concern over recent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, the US said it has talked to both

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India, Finland to cooperate in civil nuclear energy; sign 19 agreements

Helsinki: India and Finland on Wednesday signed 19 agreements including one for peaceful use of nuclear energy as well as management

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Special Economic Zones (SEZ): India makes pitch for Chinese investments

Beijing: After attracting Chinese investments to its industrial parks, India on Wednesday pitched for China's participation in Special Economic

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'Make in India' campaign; Prez invites Norwegian firms

Oslo: India and Norway Tuesday signed over a dozen pacts to step up cooperation in defence, science and technology, education and other

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India loses case against US in WTO on poultry products

Geneva/New Delhi: India on Tuesday lost a case in the WTO against the US on restrictions it had imposed on poultry imports from America

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Japan lawmakers to visit controversial Tokyo’s war shrine

Tokyo: Dozens of Japanese politicians, possibly including cabinet ministers, are poised to visit a Tokyo shrine condemned by China and Korea

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Indian cop from J&K wins UN's international female peacekeeper award

United Nations: An Indian police inspector has been named recipient of a prestigious international female peacekeeper award

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Haj pilgrimage: 80 Indians died during Haj pilgrimage this year

Jeddah: Nearly 80 Indians have died during the Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year with most of the deaths due to illness or age-related ailments

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India, Nepal “seriously working together” to link Lumbini, Bodh Gaya

Kathmandu: India and Nepal are "seriously working together" to link Lumbini, birth place of Lord Budhha, with Bodh Gaya where he is said

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Iraqi TV journalist killed by Islamic State group in Tikrit

Baghdad: The Governor of Iraq’s Salahuddin province says a journalist from a local television network has been killed by the Islamic State group.

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Nobel Peace Prize: India's Satyarthi, Pakistan's Malala win Peace Prize

Oslo: An Indo-Pak, Hindu-Muslim combination of Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai today shared the Nobel Peace Prize honours

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Hong Kong; protesters crowd thin down as two sides agree to talk

Hong Kong: The crowds of protesters who filled Hong Kong's streets thinned dramatically on Tuesday after student leaders and the territory's

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Ukraine crisis: First European drones arrives to monitor truce

Kiev: The first unarmed drones arrived Monday in Ukraine to help OSCE teams monitor the implementation of a fragile one-month

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Ceasefire violations along IB; 5 killed, 34 injured in heavy shelling by Pakistan

Jammu: In one of the worst ceasefire violations by Pakistan, five villagers were killed in overnight heavy mortar shelling and firing

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Pakistani Taliban vows to send jihadists to help IS, switched allegiance

Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban has switched allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, which has been vying for supremacy

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First draft of Nepal's new Constitution to be ready by Jan: Deuba

Kathmandu: The first draft of Nepal's new Constitution will be ready by the January 22 deadline, former Prime Minister and senior Nepali

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US Prez Barack Obama greets Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Adha

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Saturday sent best wishes to Muslims around the world, who are celebrating Eid al-Adha

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British PM Cameron takes lead in YouGov opinion poll

London: British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives today took the lead in a YouGov opinion poll for the first time

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British PM Cameron first leader to visit new Afghan president Ghani

Kabul: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday became the first world leader to hold talks with newly-inaugurated Afghan

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US Census Bureau announced 2015 site selections for 2020 census tests

Today, during the 2020 Census Program Management Review webcast, Burton Reist, chief of the 2020 Census Research and Planning Office

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White House: Obama, Modi summit reflects depth of strong Indo-US ties

Washington: US President Barack Obama was "very pleased" to meet India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi and values the opportunity

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PM Modi satisfied with US visit but thorny issues remain

Washington: With a 'Thank You America', Prime Minister Narendra Modi wound up his five-day US visit describing it as

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Nuke deal: Obama, Modi for expediting Indo-US nuke deal implementation

Washington: With their landmark 2005 civil nuclear deal still in limbo, India and the US have established an inter-agency Contact Group

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African-Born Population in U.S. Roughly Doubled Every Decade since 1970

The foreign-born population from Africa has grown rapidly in the United States during the last 40 years, increasing from about 80,000

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India will not be joining war on ISIS group, says Official

Washington: India is not going to join "any coalition" in the ongoing fight against the dreaded ISIS group in West Asia but agreed to work

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US to help India develop three smart cities Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam

Washington: In a boost to India's 100 smart city programme, the US will help India in developing three such cities apart from joining

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India, US heat on criminal networks, Dawood Ibrahim

Washington: Dawood Ibrahim, the mastermind of the 1993 Mumbai blasts, and his financial network are now for the first time the target

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Modi, Obama pledged to push bilateral ties to new levels

Washington: In their first summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama pledged to push the bilateral relationship

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Modi meets Obama; it is time to set a new agenda in Indo-US ties

Washington: Terming the Indo-US relationship as “robust, reliable and enduring”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President

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White House: Modi's reception in NY reflects deep cultural ties

Washington: The 'rock-star' treatment given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the prestigious Madison Square Garden by some 20,000

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PM Modi pays tributes at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Washington

Washington: On Tuesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the statue of the Father of the Nation

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Modi's US visit: PM meets top US CEOs; pitches India story

New York: Over a power-packed breakfast meeting with captains of 11 large American corporations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Ghani takes oath as new Afghan President, seeks peace talks

Kabul: Ashraf Ghani, a one-time US-based academic, was sworn in as new president of Afghanistan on Monday and used his inaugural

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Modi’s US visit: Modi meets influential Jewish group

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met an influential Jewish group here and conveyed that India was proud

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Russian Foreign Mini. Sergei Lavrov: Relations with US need new 'reset'

Moscow: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov thinks relations between Moscow and Washington need a new "reset", he says in an interview

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Ban Ki-moon thanked India for contribution to UN peacekeeping efforts

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India's "significant contribution"

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Modi’s US visit: 46 elected US officials confirm presence at Modi reception

New York: At least 46 elected US officials, including a Governor and 45 Congress members, have confirmed their participation

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Volcano erupts in central Japan; One dead, dozens stranded

Tokyo:  Dozens of hikers were stranded Saturday on the slopes of an erupting Japanese volcano that has reportedly killed one person

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US air strikes hit Islamic State militants in east Syria

Beirut: Air strikes hit Islamic State and other Islamist groups in eastern Syria early on Saturday, a monitoring group said, as a U.S.-led coalition

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Modi’s US visit: Modi thanks NRIs for warm reception in New York

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in New York on Friday on a five-day visit to the US, thanked the Indian American

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Modi-Obama meeting; Strong focus on defence, security

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first ever meeting with US President Barack Obama will have a strong focus on defence and security

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Modi’s visit; US court issues summons against Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots case

New York: Ahead of Modi’s arrival in the US, a federal court here has issued summons against Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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US business group wants Obama to raise trade issues with Modi

Washington: A US business advocacy group Thursday said that concrete action is needed to remove longstanding Indian trade

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British PM Cameron to apologise to queen over purring gaffe

London: British Prime Minister David Cameron will apologise to Queen Elizabeth II in person after describing how she "purred"

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India won’t join Japan’s anti-China coalition: Chinese daily

Beijing: India will not join Japan’s efforts to build a strategic counterweight against China along with the US as it follows an independent

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Islamic State: US releases graphic video mocking ISIS

Washington: The US has released a graphic mock Islamic State recruitment video showing executions, crucifications, suicide bombings

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Lawmaker filmed sobbing: Japan crying lawmaker sparks pay cuts

Tokyo: A provincial Japanese assembly, made globally famous when a lawmaker was filmed sobbing over his alleged misuse of public funds

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New Zealand prime minister John Key wins 3rd term in office

Wellington, New Zealand: Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term

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China: Prez Xi Jinping's India visit has given 'great boost' to ties

Beijing: China on Friday said President Xi Jinping's maiden visit to India has given a "great boost" to bilateral ties and the two sides

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SAARC nations vow to combat terrorism, piracy, human trafficking

Kathmandu: SAARC countries on Friday vowed to combat common challenges of terrorism, piracy, human trafficking, drugs smuggling

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United Kingdom's fate on knife-edge; Scots vote on independence

Edinburgh: Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307-year-old union with England

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SCO membership: China backs India's bid for full membership

Beijing: China on Thursday backed India's bid for full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a Beijing-dominated security grouping.

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Bobby Jindal considering prez run; to decide after Nov Congressional polls

Washington: Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has for the first time acknowledged that he is considering a 2016 presidential

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Modi's US Visit: Red carpet welcome awaits Narendra Modi in US

Washington: The Obama Administration is leaving no stone unturned to woo Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his maiden visit

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Fate of UK hangs in balance after new Scotland polls

Edinburgh: The fate of the United Kingdom remained unclear five days before a historic referendum on Scottish independence

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China President's India visit: Nuclear power cooperation may come up

Beijing: Nuclear cooperation may be discussed during President Xi Jinping's visit to India next week with China looking to become a world

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Prez Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Vietnam for state visit

Hanoi: President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here today on a four-day state visit to strategically important Vietnam during which he

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US wants to cut economic ties between EU and Russia: Foreign Min Lavrov

Moscow: The United States is using the Ukraine crisis to cut economic ties between the EU and Russia and force Europe to pay more for its gas

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Ukraine Crisis: ceasefire under strain, Ukraine PM slams Putin

Kiev/Donetsk, Ukraine: Fighting flared near an airport in eastern Ukraine on Saturday in breach of a fragile eight-day ceasefire as the prime

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EAM Swaraj, Rouhani meet at SCO Summit, discuss bilateral ties

Dushanbe:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during which the two leaders discussed

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United States wins Arab support for Syria/Iraq military campaign

Jeddah: The United States signed up Arab allies on Thursday to a "coordinated military campaign" against Islamic State fighters

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Study: Indian Ocean region vulnerable to massive tsunamis

Colombo: A study says that Sri Lanka and much of the Indian Ocean region is vulnerable to massive earthquakes and Tsunamis.

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Pentagon Memorial receives Congressional Gold Medal

Washington: James J. Laychak, President of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, accepted the Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of the Pentagon

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India drops solar anti-dumping plan; move before Modi - Obama meet

New Delhi: India has dropped plans to impose an anti-dumping duty on solar panel imports, a move that is likely to help mend frayed

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Ukraine's president: Russia withdrawing forces from east

Kiev: Ukraine's president said on Wednesday Russia had removed the bulk of its forces from his country, raising hopes for a peace drive

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India, Afghanistan to intensify security, defence cooperation

Kabul: India on Wednesday assured all possible help to the Afghan people to realise their vision of a strong, independent and prosperous

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Rajiv Gandhi excellence award 2014 to shree S A S Naqvi

Shri S A S Naqvi ji got Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award 2014 in Sports category. Pictures of '4th Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards-2014'

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President Xi to visit India; China says not seeking to contain India

Beijing: China is not seeking to contain India by military or other means, a senior diplomat said on Tuesday, ahead of a visit by Chinese President

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Britain to send machine guns and ammunition to Iraqi army; battle against Islamic State

London: Britain said on Tuesday it would send machine guns and ammunition to Iraq to help the new government in its battle against

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Despite ceasefire Ukraine’s death toll edges up; more POWs freed

New Delhi: The Indian government will not prevent an ailing Italian marine facing murder charges from returning home for medical

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India wont block sick Italian marine's treatment: Foreign Minister Swaraj

New Delhi: The Indian government will not prevent an ailing Italian marine facing murder charges from returning home for medical

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Arab League agrees to combat extremist Islamic State group

Baghdad: The Arab League on Monday agreed to combat extremists like the Islamic State group as one of its suicide bombers killed 16 people

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Pak derailed talk process; but no 'full stop' in diplomacy, says Swaraj

New Delhi: India on Monday blamed Pakistan for "derailing" the dialogue process but said there is "no full stop" in diplomatic relations

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Jihadists aim to create 'house of blood', says new UN rights chief

Geneva: The jihadist militants who have seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria are intent upon creating "a house of blood", the UN's new

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PM Modi writes to Sharif, offers assistance for flood victims

New Delhi/Islamabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wrote to his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif offering assistance

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on Sri Lanka visit; first Japanese premier in 24 years

Colombo: Shinzo Abe arrived here on Sunday as the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka in 24 years, aiming to boost trade and counter

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US, Iran deny military coordination plans over Islamic State

Washington: The United States and Iran have denied plans for any military coordination in the fight against Islamic State militants

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Russia 'will react' if EU implements new sanctions: Russia's Foreign Ministry

Moscow: Russia's Foreign Ministry vowed on Saturday to react if the European Union implements new sanctions against Moscow

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Weekly Address: Time to Give the Middle Class a Chance

In this week’s address, the Vice President discusses our continued economic recovery, with 10 million private sector jobs created over 54 straight recovery.

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India, Australia sign landmark civil nuclear deal; Canberra to supply uranium

New Delhi: Taking their bilateral ties to new heights, India and Australia Friday inked a landmark civil nuclear deal that will pave way

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Arrest of human rights activist, UN criticises Bahrain

Geneva: The U.N. called on Friday for Bahrain to release a prominent human rights activist and expressed concern about "ongoing violations"

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Pak unaware of Modi-Sharif meeting in New York: Foreign Office

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it was not aware of any plans for a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani

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Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels to seek peace plan, ceasefire on Friday

Newport (Wales)/Mariupol (Ukraine): Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the main pro-Russian rebel leader said they would both

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India, Japan to elevate strategic ties, speed up nuke deal

Tokyo: India and Japan on Monday agreed to enhance their defence and strategic cooperation to a new level during talks between Prime Minister

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Princess Diana's wedding gown to return home after global tour

London: Princess Diana's treasured and iconic bridal gown will finally come back home after a global tour. As per the will of the late Princess of Wales

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Kremlin denies endorsing indep as Putin calls for talks on east Ukraine "statehood"

Islamabad: The top brass of the powerful Pakistani army chaired by its chief General Raheel Sharif held an urgent meeting on Sunday night to discuss

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Pakistani army's top brass meet, political crisis, violence continue

Islamabad:  The top brass of the powerful Pakistani army chaired by its chief General Raheel Sharif held an urgent meeting on Sunday night

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Modi, Abe meet over dinner, pitch for strong and robust future

Kyoto: Setting the tone for their formal Summit on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe

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EU to threaten more sanctions; Ukraine says Russian tanks flatten town

Kiev/Brussels: Ukraine said Russian tanks had flattened a small border town and pro-Russian rebels had made fresh gains in its east

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Gaza peace prospects shaky as Hamas refuse to disarm

Gaza: Prospects of a final deal on a long-term Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas were seen as shaky Friday after its leader ruled out Israeli

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China dismisses plans to cut 8 lakh troops as strategy to reform military

Beijing: China has dismissed as mere speculation the reports that it plans to cut eight lakh troops as part of a strategy to reform the military.

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Japan, India to ink rare earths deal next week, says report

Tokyo: Tokyo and New Delhi will next week sign an agreement that will see around 2,000 tons of rare earths imported from India, a report said

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More than 1,000 Russian troops operating in Ukraine, says NATO

Mons (Belgium): Well over 1,000 Russian troops are operating inside Ukraine, marking a significant escalation of Moscow's military

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Gaza truce holding; Netanyahu faces criticism in Israel

Gaza/Jerusalem: An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war held on Wednesday as PM Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel

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Arming Kurds against ISIL; Seven countries join in with US

Washington: Seven countries, including Italy, France and the UK, have joined the American effort to arm the Kurdish forces in northern Iraq

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No let-up in Gaza war; 8 killed, Egypt floats new ceasefire proposal

Gaza: Israeli air strikes killed at least eight Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and militants kept up their rocket fire on southern Israel on Monday

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Gaza crisis: 48th day of Gaza war, 8 killed in Israeli air strikes

Gaza/Jerusalem: At least eight Palestinians were killed on Sunday in Israeli air strikes on Gaza with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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Tightening Ukraine-Russian border is key to peace deal, says German Chancellor Merkel

Kiev: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday the standoff over Ukraine could be solved but only if control was tightened over the Ukraine-Russia

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34 party lawmakers resign; Imran returns to negotiating table

Islamabad: In a two-pronged strategy, 34 lawmakers of Imran Khan’s party resigned on Friday to step up pressure on the Nawaz Sharif government

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UK Deputy PM Clegg to meet Modi, Jaitley on India visit

London: British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is scheduled to hold meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance and Defence Minister

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Sultan of Brunei denies bidding for Sahara's three over seas hotels

A spokesman for the Sultan of Brunei dismissed a report by the WS Journal online that he had made a bid for Plaza Hotel, Dream Hotel and

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