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Sharif`s daughter Maryam to contest in next poll

Sharif`s daughter Maryam to contest in next poll

PTI, Islamabad  :Maryam Nawaz, the media-savvy daughter of ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has decided to contest in the next General Election, a prominent newspaper reported on Friday,

Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

AFP, Kathmandu :When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved

US warship 'violated' its sovereignty: China

US warship 'violated' its sovereignty: China

AFP, Beijing :Beijing on Saturday said it had dispatched a warship to drive away a US missile destroyer which had "violated" its sovereignty by sailing close to a shoal

Trump support carries rewards and risks for Israel

Trump support carries rewards and risks for Israel

AP, Jerusalem : From recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital to cutting aid to Palestinians, President Donald Trump has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the unprecedented gift of strong U.S. alignment

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Egypt's President to run for second term Reuters, CairoEgypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in

Mattis warns of 'growing threats' from Russia, China

Mattis warns of 'growing threats' from Russia, China

AFP, Washington :Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that America is facing "growing threats" from China and Russia, and warned that the US military's advantages have eroded in recent

2017 was among the planet`s hottest years on record

2017 was among the planet`s hottest years on record

The Washington Post :2017 was among the hottest years ever recorded, government scientists reported Thursday.The year was the second-hottest in recorded history, NASA said, while scientists from the National

China sees births fall despite push for second child

AFP, Beijing  :The number of births in China fell last year even though the world's most populous country has relaxed its one-child policy to allow all couples to have

May, Macron strike border security deal at UK summit

May, Macron strike border security deal at UK summit

AFP, Sandhurst :Prime Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed a new border security deal on Thursday, through which the UK will pay more to France

Threat from nukes, other weapons, gathers force: UN Chief

Threat from nukes, other weapons, gathers force: UN Chief

AP, United Nations :Russia's foreign minister warned Thursday that a failure of the Iran nuclear deal, especially as a result of action by the Trump administration, would send "an

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Puigdemont seeks to vote by proxy for comeback bidReuters, Madrid Catalonia's fugitive separatists on Thursday sought to get around a Spanish government ban on voting via webcast in a

America is coming back bigger and better: Trump

America is coming back bigger and better: Trump

PTI, Washington :America is coming back bigger and better and stronger than ever before, President Donald Trump has said as he highlighted the benefits of the recently passed tax

IS poses threat to Iraq one month after `liberation`

IS poses threat to Iraq one month after `liberation`

AFP, Mosul :Barely a month after Baghdad declared victory over the Islamic State group, the jihadists could still recapture areas of Iraq, especially near the border with Syria, experts

 Nearly Rs. 100 cr in banned notes at Kanpur home

Nearly Rs. 100 cr in banned notes at Kanpur home

NDTV :Banned notes worth crores, making up a "bed" of cash when stacked up, were found on Tuesday at a house in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur. The cash had to

In coldest village on earth, eyelashes freeze, temperatures sink to -88F

In coldest village on earth, eyelashes freeze, temperatures sink to -88F

The Washington Post  :In this remote outpost in Siberia, the cold is no small affair.Eyelashes freeze, frostbite is a constant danger and cars are usually kept running even when

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Trump to speak at anti-abortion rally on FridayAFP, WashingtonUS President Donald Trump will appear via video link during this year's March for Life, a mass rally of anti-abortion activists

Immigration tensions roil US Congress as shutdown looms

Immigration tensions roil US Congress as shutdown looms

AFP, Washington :With barely two days before the US government runs out of money, and President Donald Trump feuding with Democrats over immigration, Republican congressional leaders scrambled Wednesday to

North Korea getting closer to missile, Russia helping avoid sanctions: Trump

North Korea getting closer to missile, Russia helping avoid sanctions: Trump

Reuters, Washington :U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting "closer every day"

US govt shutdown looms amid harsh immigration exchange

US govt shutdown looms amid harsh immigration exchange

Reuters, Washington :Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the White House stumbling closer to a possible federal government shutdown by the end of the

Nations to consider more North Korea sanctions, US warns on military option

Nations to consider more North Korea sanctions, US warns on military option

Reuters, Vancouver :Twenty nations agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang

H-1B visas put American workers at risk: Republican Senator

PTI, Washington :The H-1B work visa, which is highly popular among Indian technology professionals, puts American workers at risk, a top Republican Senator has alleged.The H-1B program offers temporary US

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EU still open to Britain changing mind on BrexitReuters, StrasbourgLeaders of the European Union institutions weighed into a new British debate on whether to hold a second referendum on Brexit

We will `strangle` US-backed force in Syria `before it`s even born`: Erdogan

We will `strangle` US-backed force in Syria `before it`s even born`: Erdogan

Reuters: Beirut :Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to "strangle" a planned 30,000-strong US-backed force in Syria "before it's even born," as Washington's backing for Kurdish fighters drove a wedge

Modi, Netanyahu vow to combat terrorism boost defence ties

Modi, Netanyahu vow to combat terrorism boost defence ties

PTI, New Delhi :Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday held "wide ranging and intensive" talks to bolster cooperation in key areas such as defence

Melania, America's enigmatic first lady

Melania, America's enigmatic first lady

AFP, New York :Groomed to perfection yet rarely heard in public, Melania Trump is an enigma-a first lady whose opinions, marriage and goals remain a mystery to millions of Americans.She

Philippines' president made call on China's sea research

Reuters, Manila  :Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte personally made a decision to let China conduct scientific research off the Philippines' Pacific coast, his spokesman said on Monday, despite concern among critics

 November mid-terms, 2020 primaries

November mid-terms, 2020 primaries

Donald Trump's political future may well hinge on 2018, when he risks losing control of Congress in crucial elections that kick off the next White House battle-likely to pit the

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Measles outbreak kills 58 children in IndonesiaAP, JayapuraIndonesian authorities are struggling to contain a monthslong outbreak of measles in easternmost Papua province that has killed dozens of children.Stefanus Lange, a

China races to prevent environmental disaster after tanker sinks

China races to prevent environmental disaster after tanker sinks

AFP :Chinese ships scrambled Monday to clean up a massive oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank off China, raising fears of devastating damage to marine life.The Sanchi, carrying

Philippine news website's licence revoked after Duterte threat

Philippine news website's licence revoked after Duterte threat

AFP  :The Philippine government has revoked the operating licence of leading news website Rappler, officials said Monday in a ruling denounced by President Rodrigo Duterte's critics as another blow