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VP Pence confirms USA will withdraw from 2015 Iran nuclear deal Video

VP Pence confirms USA will withdraw from 2015 Iran nuclear deal Video

Before Air Force Two went nose up at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport, a senior White House official briefed reporters on the status of the peace process. It says the entire city is its eternal and indivisible capital. A senior White House official said top negotiators for the Trump administration, Jared Kushner, a senior adviser and the president's son-in-law, and Jason Greenblatt, Trump's special representative for worldwide negotiations, had not spoken to Palestinian leaders ... Read More

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ASEAN Summit Focused on Trade and Security

ASEAN Summit Focused on Trade and Security

Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Philippines today. Prime Ministers of Singapore & Thailand as well as Brunei's Sultan also reached the national capital later in the evening. The summit celebrating 25 years of ASEAN-India ties, held in New Delhi in January 2018, is a historic milestone and also a vivid evidence of the sound relationship between ASEAN and India, he said. Read More

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The Chavismo decides to hold presidential elections before 30 April

The Chavismo decides to hold presidential elections before 30 April

The EU has voiced serious concerns about rights abuses in Venezuela, where protests against Maduro previous year turned violent and economic collapse has led to dire shortages of food and medicine. "These are not elections, it's a military occupation with a fraudulent election board", said hardline opposition activist Maria Corina Machado, referring to the armed forces' major role in government and the board's past pro-Maduro stance. Read More

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Pakistan police arrest main suspect in Zainab rape and murder case

Pakistan police arrest main suspect in Zainab rape and murder case

The suspect, known only as "Imran" has been arrested after his DNA matched samples found on Zainab's body, as confirmed in a news conference in Lahore . He had previously been detained for questioning but was released due to insufficient evidence against him. The Punjab administration had then said that six personnel, including four policemen and two civil defence personnel, were arrested for allegedly opening fire at the mob. Read More

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Fort Worth Man a Victim in Oklahoma Rig Explosion

Fort Worth Man a Victim in Oklahoma Rig Explosion

Houston-based Patterson-UTI Energy said they're investigating ways to prevent this type of explosion from happening in the future. The blast happened Monday morning at a drilling site near Quinton, about 100 miles southeast of Tulsa. He says "pretty much everything on site is on fire". Officials have not said who employed the other two. Smoke billows from the site of a gas well fire near Quinton, Okla ., early Monday, Jan. Read More

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Egypt's President Sisi to re-run in presidential polls

Egypt's President Sisi to re-run in presidential polls

The announcement also comes after Sisi fired his intelligence chief after controversial leaks to the New York Times appeared to reveal a covert government attempt to convince the public to back Donald Trump's Jerusalem plan. In the case that no participant wins a majority vote during the first round of the elections which are set for March 26-28, a runoff will be held on April 24-26. Read More

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United States concerned by 'Turkish incident' in northern Syria, Tillerson says

United States concerned by 'Turkish incident' in northern Syria, Tillerson says

Mr Trump cancelled a trip to London to open the embassy scheduled for next month, saying he did not want to endorse a bad deal agreed by the Obama administration to sell the old one for 'peanuts'. "He will also attend the launch of the International Partnership against Impunity for Use of Chemical Weapons", she said. Mr Tillerson said the USA continued to "treasure" its transatlantic ties with the UK. Read More

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Buttler, Woakes help lead England to 303

Buttler, Woakes help lead England to 303

Buttler had earlier smashed an unbeaten 100, brought up from the last ball of England's innings. Aaron Finch made 62 in reply, while Mitch Marsh hit 55, but Australia could never get ahead of the required rate. It means Australia returns to the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins which dominated the Test series . Smith, clearly unhappy with the decision, walked back to the pavilion amid a loud chorus of booing from the crowd. Read More

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Edmund flies Union Jack at Open

Edmund flies Union Jack at Open

The most optimistic forecast for Murray's return to action is for the English grass court season in June and if Edmund, ranked 49th in the world, continues with the sort of form he has shown to get to the second week of the Australian Open , he could have overtaken Murray in the rankings by then. Read More

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Bangladesh gov't assures public: Rohingya repatriation exclusively 'voluntary'

Bangladesh gov't assures public: Rohingya repatriation exclusively 'voluntary'

Rights groups and the United Nations have said any repatriations must be voluntary. Myanmar authorities have been building a temporary accommodation camp for around 30,000 Rohingya in the northern part of the Rakhine state. Myanmar, however, wants the involvement of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), not the UNHCR. "In order to ensure that the return is voluntary, Bangladesh has incorporated provisions for involvement of UNHCR and other relevant worldwide organisations in ... Read More

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North Korea to send 22 athletes to Games

North Korea to send 22 athletes to Games

North Korean athletes have been allocated places in various skating and skiing events. He noted that the Korean delegates with march under the Korean Unification Flag during the opening ceremony, in what he suggested would be a "very emotional moment not only for all Koreans but also for the entire world". Read More

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CJI takes judge Loya's case in own hand

CJI takes judge Loya's case in own hand

Last Tuesday, in wake of the blistering attack by Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph against the Chief Justice, the two-judge Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Mohan M Shantanagoudar had adjourned the hearing in the Loya case without listing a date for the next hearing. Read More

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Pakistan suffered heavy damage in BSF retaliation firing: Director General BSF

Pakistan suffered heavy damage in BSF retaliation firing: Director General BSF

Pakistan continued heavy mortar shelling throughout the night along nearly entire International Border (IB) in Jammu , Samba and Kathua districts and Line of Control (LoC) in the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch. Panic has gripped the residents of border villages along the global border in the three districts, news reports say. He has been identified as head constable Suresh. Read More

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Killed in Fire at Firecracker store in Delhi

Killed in Fire at Firecracker store in Delhi

The officer said the fire in Bawana Industrial Area was reported to the control room around 6.20 p.m., following which 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. There are also reports that a fire cracker factory was functioning in the area. "Prima facie it appears packaging of the fire crackers were going on, but no machines have been found", he said. Read More

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Twitter To Notify Users Exposed To Russian Propaganda During US Elections

Twitter To Notify Users Exposed To Russian Propaganda During US Elections

More than 50,000 Russia-linked bot accounts tweeted about the 2016 USA election during the campaign season, Twitter said Friday. The results of this supplemental analysis are consistent with the results of our previous work: automated election-related content associated with Russian signals represented a very small fraction of the overall activity on Twitter in the ten-week period preceding the 2016 election. Read More

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Putin takes icy plunge into lake for Epiphany celebration

Putin takes icy plunge into lake for Epiphany celebration

With the temperature hovering around -5c, the 65-year old president has taken a dip in icy waters of the Seliger Lake, 350-kilometer north-west of Moscow. Authorities set up bathing sites for believers all over Russian Federation, including some areas in Siberia where temperatures dipped below -22 F. Putin, who is campaigning for re-election in a March 18 presidential election, grew up under Communist rule where open shows of religion were frowned upon. Read More

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Lebanon reverses move to ban Spielberg's 'The Post'

Lebanon reverses move to ban Spielberg's 'The Post'

Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg's film " The Post " will be shown in Lebanese cinemas this Thursday after Lebanon's Interior Ministry revoked its ban by the country's General Security Directorate. Free speech advocates in Lebanon noted the irony of banning a movie whose plot promotes press freedoms. While Lebanon is generally considered the most liberal of Arab countries, it occasionally bans content considered immoral, inciteful or supportive of Israel. Read More

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Bitcoin drops below $10K after three days of cryptocurrency correction

Bitcoin drops below $10K after three days of cryptocurrency correction

On Wednesday, bitcoin slid 18 percent. In the wake of this week's bitcoin slide, users are left wondering if they should hold or sell the highly volatile cryptocurrency . Bloomberg reports that the Lunar New Year, which usually falls between late January and early February, may also be leading Asian investors, who are major players in the space, to trade in their cryptocurrency for cash as gifts to friends and relatives. Read More

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People Killed in Kazakhstan Bus Fire

People Killed in Kazakhstan Bus Fire

The ministry said the apparent accident had happened at 10.30 am (0430 GMT), but provided no details about its cause. Five people managed to get out and were treated by rescue workers on the spot, reports said. The bus was traveling from southern Kazakhstan to Russia's Kazan, Kazakh officials said. Only five of the 57 people on board managed to survive, the central Asian nation's emergency services ministry said in a statement. Read More

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