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Mishra writes to foreign media on surgical strikes by India

India on Tuesday alleged that Pakistan troops resorted to unprovoked heavy firing in at least three places on the de facto border in Jammu and Kashmir, stepping up the tension between the tense neighbours. Police said Pakistan used 120mm and 82mm mortar shells to target Indian positions along the LoC. On Saturday, Pakistani and Indian troops exchanged fire in the Bhimber sector of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, reports DAWN , adding that there were no casualties on either side. Read More

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Pope Francis makes surprise visit to quake zone

Pope Francis makes surprise visit to quake zone

He added: "In this moment of sadness and pain, let's move forward while remembering our dear ones who died here under the rubble". There are many loved ones who have left us, who fell here under the rubble. Amatrice was the hardest-hit town, accounting for 234 of the estimated 290 deaths, according to the Italian Civil Protection office. 'My closeness and my prayers are what I offer to you. Read More

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Siena Poll: Clinton Holds Firm Lead Over Trump in New York State

Siena Poll: Clinton Holds Firm Lead Over Trump in New York State

Just hours after an explosion in New York City injured 29, there was clearly an effort by the Clinton campaign to have the candidate look presidential by reacting to the breaking news. In a statement, Trump's campaign accused the White House of playing down the threat posed by Islamic State. On Sunday, ISclaimed responsibility and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was investigating the attack as a potential act of terrorism. Read More

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Pakistan, India exchange fresh fire in Kashmir

In Pakistan , major cinemas have banned the projection of Indian films as an act of solidarity with its military, and say they won't screen Bollywood movies until relations return to normal between the two countries. The defence minister was addressing the gathering after unveiling a statue of noted freedom fighter from Uttarakhand Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali in his ancestral village Peethsain. Read More

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Syrian military calls on Aleppo rebels to surrender

In the meantime, local sources told ARA News that Russian and Syrian airstrikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo continued on Sunday, reporting dozens of civilian casualties. The facility was struck by a "torrent" of weapons including two barrel bombs, two cluster bombs and at least one rocket, said Adham Sahloul, spokesman for the Syrian American Medical Society. Read More

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Hungary votes on migrant-plan referendum

Hungary votes on migrant-plan referendum

The National Election Office said on its website that 98.3 percent of those who voted had rejected the quotas with 99.97 percent of votes counted. Projections by the Political Capital research and consultancy institute suggest that final turnout between 43.9 and 45.9%, lower than the 50% that would validate the result. Read More

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Philippine president compares himself to Hitler in his latest offensive comment

The president of the World Jewish Congress told the BBC , "What President Duterte said is not only profoundly inhumane, but it demonstrates an appalling disrespect for human life". At least six million Jews, as well as other minorities, were killed by the Nazis. Mr Duterte has been fiercely defensive of his war on drugs , insulting US President Barack Obama, the European Union and the United Nations for criticising his approach in recent weeks. Read More

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Pakistan says India will 'disintegrate' when Kashmir is free

India's statement came hours after foreign policy adviser to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sartaj Aziz, warned against drawing more water from three rivers that flow from India into Pakistan India. The World Bank was represented by Senior Vice President Anne-Marie LeRoy; Vice President for South Asia Annette Dixon; Deputy General Counsel for Operations Alberto Ninio; Chief Counsel for South Asia Melinda Good; and Senior Counsel for International Waterways Victor Mosoti. Read More

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PM Narendra Modi Electrifying Speech On Uri Attack

The attack claimed the lives of 18 Indian soldiers, in the biggest blow to security forces in the disputed Himalayan region for 14 years. There is anger among people of the country after the killing of 18 armymen in Uri attack. Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over "failure" to prevent terrorist attacks, BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday said while he is advising Pakistan to concentrate on welfare of its people, he should also introspect on the working of his government. Read More

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Clinton calls Trump Twitter tirade 'unhinged, even for him'

Clinton's camp kicked off a week of provocations through her statements during Monday night's debate about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who says she found herself being bullied by Trump after she put on weight after winning her tiara in 1996, including being called "Miss Piggy", an "eating machine", and in a possible reference to her Latina heritage, "Miss Housekeeping". Read More

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Pakistan 'completely rejects' Indian claim of cross-border strikes

Pakistan 'completely rejects' Indian claim of cross-border strikes

In Punjab, which neighbours the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, thousands of people were being moved away from the heavily secured border as fears of military escalation mounted. Last week, India initiated a diplomatic drive to isolate Pakistan after blaming it for the Sept 18 attack on the Uri army camp in IHK which killed 18 soldiers ─ a claim which Pakistan has rejected. Read More

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Germany condemns Duterte's Hitler remarks

In a rambling speech yesterday morning, Mr Duterte said he was under threat of being brought before an global court for genocide, but insisted that he was breaking no laws in the Philippines. "What President Duterte said is not only profoundly inhumane, but it demonstrates an appalling disrespect for human life that is truly heart-breaking for the democratically elected leader of a great country". Read More

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Trump slams former Miss Universe pageant winner

Trump slams former Miss Universe pageant winner

She also brought up the nicknames he apparently called Ms Machado, who's Latina-" Miss Piggy " and " Miss Housekeeping ". When Machado claimed that Trump's comments had eventually driven her suffer from eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia, however, Kelly presented her with an interview from May of 1997 that casts significant doubt on these claims. Read More

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French jets join anti-IS coalition in Iraq

The 24 planes on board the Charles de Gaulle triple France's bombing capacity in the region. French Defence Minister Yves Le Drian said recently the carrier would help improve the coalition's information-gathering capabilities. France was one of the first European countries to join the US-led coalition against the IS. It will "improve the information for the forces which will be given the task to win back Mosul ", he said. Read More

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Russian Federation aims to keep oil output around current level after OPEC deal

Russian Federation aims to keep oil output around current level after OPEC deal

Saudi Arabia initially began its policy of pumping out as much oil as possible with the aim of stunting the growth of USA shale oil producers, who were threatening to supplant Saudi Arabia as the US's main source of oil. "There has probably been around 1.5 million barrels per day extra supply in the world over the last couple of years, particularly because the United States has been pumping a lot of oil". Read More

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US Senate Rejects Effort to Block Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

US Senate Rejects Effort to Block Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

Most senators, including Ben Cardin of Maryland, who has in the past temporarily blocked arms sales to Riyadh because of Yemen concerns, voted to allow the sale to go forward. "The administration should rethink their planned veto of this bill but if they won't, they ought to move quickly so that Congress has the chance to vote to override - the sooner the better, " Schumer said. Read More

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Global efforts against ivory traffickers still falling short

Released at a United Nations conference on the global wildlife trade, the report put Africa's total elephant population at around 415,000, a decline of around 111,000 over the past decade. Eastern Africa has experienced an nearly 50% elephant population reduction, largely attributed to drastic losses in northern Mozambique and Tanzania's elephant populations, while Central Africa's forest elephant population has been very badly affected by poaching for ivory since the 1990s. Read More

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Tense Gabon awaits court ruling on presidential vote

Tense Gabon awaits court ruling on presidential vote

The small West African nation of 1.8 million people has been deeply split by violent protests that erupted after Bongo was declared the victor. The court said as cited by The Guardian on Saturday that Bongo had the lead over his rival Jean Ping in the elections but the ballots could not be recounted in full as they were burnt after counting at the polling stations. Read More

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US military confirms mustard gas attack in Iraq

US military confirms mustard gas attack in Iraq

USA officials had said Wednesday that an oily substance found on a fragment of the rocket that landed inside the security perimeter of the base initially tested positive for mustard agent, but that a second test was negative. A second test was negative, and a third sample was then sent to a proper laboratory for definitive analysis. American troops in Iraq. "At every step in this campaign, we have generated and seized additional opportunities to hasten Isil's lasting defeat", Mr Carter ... Read More

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South Korea Reveals Their Plans To Assassinate Kim Jong

But despite foreign leaders and diplomats pressuring Pyongyang for its nuclear and missile provocations over the past week, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, as he addressed the UN General Assembly on Friday, insisted nuclear weapons are "self-defense" measures against the United States, and also criticized the Security Council and its resolution. Read More

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Prosecutors to Announce Launch Location of Rocket that Downed MH17

Prosecutors to Announce Launch Location of Rocket that Downed MH17

Dutchman Robby Oeujlers told reporters they now know for certain the missile was sacked from territory held by Russian-backed rebels, with evidence laid out from tapped calls, the accounts of local people and photos and videos. "This conclusion is based largely on forensic investigation", Wilbert Paulissen, a top investigator with the Dutch national police, said of the probe. Read More

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Iran dims hopes for deal on output freeze this week

Some contrarian voices argue that now is precisely the time to look for a change of stance, in which the fractious group at last gets its act together. "All mouth and no trousers" can be applied to what's going on in Algiers right now, and oil traders are seeing that too. The supply-demand balance is weaker due to higher third-quarter production and clarity on new project delivery, they said. Read More

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Katju faces flak for his Bihar comments

Katju faces flak for his Bihar comments

Katju) become the guardian of Bihar]", asked Mr. Kumar while launching two of his seven resolves of providing drinking water and toilets to every household. He invoked Atal Bihari Vajpayee in his post saying that the former prime minister had offered this deal to Musharraf at the Agra Summit, but he "stupidly rejected it". Read More

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