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US asks citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Pakistan

April 13, 2017

WASHINGTON: The US Department of State on Wednesday asked American citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to Pakistan as “foreign and indigenous terrorist groups” in the country “continue to pose a danger to US citizens”. In a new travel advisory for Pakistan, the department urged American citizens to minimise the durat...

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South Africa postpones President’s no-confidence vote

April 13, 2017

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s parliament has decided to postpone a debate and a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, officials said. The decision on Wednesday followed a request by the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) for postponing the motion pending conclusion of the Constitutional Court application by the United Democratic M...

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Russia, US agree to investigate Syria chemical attack

April 13, 2017

MOSCOW: Russia’s Foreign Minister said on Wednesday that both Russia and the United States supported an investigation into the chemical weapons attack in northern Syria. Sergey Lavrov said during a joint press conference with his US counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, that both countries wanted to investigate the chemical attack i...

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Small plane with several people loses contact in Indonesia

April 12, 2017

JAKARTA: A small plane with several people on board lost contact on Wednesday in Papua province of eastern Indonesia and a search operation was underway, the Indonesian Transport Ministry said. “The cargo plane lost contact today (Wednesday). Now we are checking the number of crew,” Transport Ministry spokesman J.A. Barata told Xinhua ...

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Chinese woman was stabbed 15 times to death in Italy

April 12, 2017

NUORO (ITALY): Police were on Tuesday searching for the killer of a Chinese shopkeeper slain in a frenzied knife attack in the Sardinian city of Nuoro during an apparent attempted robbery. A customer found 36-year-old Lu Xian Cha’s body in a pool of blood at her shop in Nuoro. The married mother of two had been stabbed between 10 and 15 time...

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‘Ivanka convinced Trump to bomb Syrian airbase’

April 12, 2017

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s son Eric has said that his father’s decision to launch a missile attack on a Syrian airbase was influenced by the reaction of his sister Ivanka. He said that the decision to punish President Bashar al-Assad for an alleged chemical weapons attack which killed civilians, was taken after his sister ...

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White House accuses Russia of cover-up in Syria gas attack

April 12, 2017

WASHINGTON: The White House on Tuesday accused Russia of engaging in a cover-up of the chemical weapons attack by Syrian forces that killed civilians and prompted American airstrikes. The White House said that the US intelligence and numerous contemporaneous reports confirmed that the Syrians used sarin gas on their own people, New York Times repo...

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Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations at UN to focus on digital empowerment

April 12, 2017

UNITED NATIONS: Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations at the United Nations on Thursday will focus on the empowerment of the poor and the marginalised using information and communication technologies to achieve the UN’s sustainable development goals. The theme of the 126th Birth Anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar, the architect of India’s constit...

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G7 says no new sanctions on Russia, Syria for now

April 11, 2017

ROME: The G7 group of nations has failed to reach an agreement over threatening new sanctions against Russia and Syria over last week’s chemical attack. The group was seeking a common position on the Syrian conflict, before US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flies to Russia later on Tuesday to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally, ...

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N.Korea starts annual parliamentary session

April 11, 2017

PYONGYANG: North Korea on Tuesday started its annual parliamentary session amid growing tensions provoked by the deployment of a US nuclear aircraft carrier and the possibility of new weapons tests by Pyongyang. The fifth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly coincided with the fifth anniversary of leader Kim Jong-un’s rise to ...

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