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Pakistan arrests 29 Indian fishermen

April 27, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities on Thursday detained 29 Indian fishermen on charges of violating the country's maritime boundary, officials said. The Maritime Security Agency (MSA) said five boats of the fishermen were also seized, Geo TV reported. The detained fishermen were handed over to police. They will be produced in a court. Last month, ...

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Trump agrees not to terminate Nafta for now

April 27, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Canada and Mexico that he was not immediately planning to end the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), an accord which he railed against as a presidential candidate, the White House said. Trump, in phone calls with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enr...

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Missing Taiwanese man in Nepal found, woman dead

April 27, 2017

KATHMANDU: A Taiwanese man has been traced 47 days after he went missing while trekking in Nepal's Rubi Valley, a media report said on Thursday. His woman companion was, however, found dead. Liang Sheng-yu and his girlfriend Liu Chen-chun were stuck in a snow-covered area and rescued from a cave at around 11.45 a.m. on Wednesday, the Kathmandu Pos...

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US Air Force tests ballistic missile

April 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES: An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test from an air base in the state of California, amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a single test re-entry vehicle was launched at 12.03 a.m. (local time) on Wednesday by a co...

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Haley, Akbaruddin discuss India-US cooperation

April 27, 2017

UNITED NATIONS: The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, the first Indian American to hold a cabinet rank, visited India's UN Mission on Thursday for a wide-ranging discussion with Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin. "We shared perspectives on how India-US can work together at the UN in line with our growing ties," Akbaruddin said after the...

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China convicts US woman for spying

April 26, 2017

WASHINGTON: A Chinese court has convicted an American businesswoman for spying, sentencing her to three-and-half years in prison and ordered her deportation. Sandy Phan-Gillis, resident of Houston, Texas, has been in custody in China since March 2015 when she was detained during a business trip. One of her lawyers, Shang Baojun said she pleaded g...

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North, S. Korean women activists urge Trump to stop war rhetoric

April 26, 2017

SEOUL: A group of women from North and South Korea, along with several other women activists from other countries, sent on Wednesday a letter to the president of the United States, urging him to stop his war rhetoric and prevent a military escalation in the Korean Peninsula. "We are united by our belief that diplomacy is the only way to resolve th...

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US deeply concerned about Turkey's airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

April 26, 2017

WASHINGTON: The US said it is "deeply concerned" that Turkey conducted airstrikes in Syria and Iraq without "proper coordination" with Washington or the coalition forces, media reports said. "We have expressed those concerns to the government of Turkey directly," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told a regular news briefing on Tuesday. "These...

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Bodies of two Indians lying in Saudi for weeks

April 25, 2017

'Jaswinder Singh and Ponnam Satyanarayana.' DUBAI: The bodies of two Indian workers have been lying in a morgue in Saudi Arabia for weeks as their former employers refused to bear the cost of their repatriation, according to a media report. Jaswinder Singh, 56, native of Kapurthala district of Punjab, died on February 21 in Riyadh and Ponnam Sat...

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Four "hardcore terrorists" hanged in Pakistan

April 25, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Four "hardcore terrorists" were hanged in a jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan on Tuesday, the military said. Rehmanuddin, Mushtaq Khan, Obaidur Rehman and Zafar Iqbal were Tehreek-e-Taliban militant group members and were tried by military courts, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. They were involved in kill...

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