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In America
September 18, 2017 5:43 am gmt |
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The official visit of President Maithiripala Sirisena to USA is scheduled today (Sunday) in order to participate at the 72nd regular session of UNGA. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017, with a focus on the theme, ‘focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for al...
In World
September 18, 2017 4:30 am gmt |
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At least 30 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces over plans to send some of them home, a Reuters witness and local activists said on Saturday (September 16). Police and soldiers opened fire as the refugees protested over the plan in the town of Kamanyola in ea...
In Latest Stories
September 18, 2017 4:18 am gmt |
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The wife of Pakistan’s former prime minister who stepped down over a corruption inquiry has won a key seat in Lahore, unofficial results suggest. Kulsoom Nawaz stood in place of her husband Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified from office in July. She won 61,254 votes, 14,188 more than her neares...
In World
September 17, 2017 11:40 am gmt |
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 Three civilians, including two women and a child, were injured as Pakistani troops shelled border areas in India’s northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Saturday evening (September 16). Pakistan troops targeted residential areas in the Arnia sector along the de-facto border, called the Line of C...
In World
September 17, 2017 11:39 am gmt |
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Pakistanis on Sunday (September 17) began casting votes for the parliamentary seat vacated by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a by-election seen as a test of support for the Sharif dynasty ahead of the 2018 general election. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, the constituency wi...
In World
September 17, 2017 10:59 am gmt |
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French journalist Loup Bureau boarded a plane home at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport in the early hours of Sunday (September 17) after his recent release by Turkish authorities. Bureau was seized by security forces on the Iraqi border last month and released on Friday (September 15). Bureau was esc...
In Britain
September 17, 2017 4:15 am gmt |
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Britain lifted its national security threat level to critical from severe on Friday (September 15), meaning an attack is expected, after a bomb on a London commuter train injured 29 people. Prime Minister Theresa May said in a televised statement that armed police and members of the military would be...
In World
September 16, 2017 10:56 am gmt |
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As hundreds more Rohingya refugees made their way to makeshift camps on Friday (September 15), those who had arrived earlier in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar were scrambling for food and water. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar have crossed into Bangladesh since Aug. 25, fle...
In North Korea
September 16, 2017 9:10 am gmt |
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to reach the country’s nuclear goals, according to state media. The aim was to establish “equilibrium” of military force with the US, the KCNA news agency quoted him as saying. Mr Kim’s comments come after North Korea fired its latest ...
In World
September 15, 2017 12:13 pm gmt |
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Around a thousand activists scuffled with police and burned an effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump and his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (September 15), Over American involvement in the battle against militants in Marawi. Firebrand Duterte has been known for his profanity-laden t...
In North Korea
September 15, 2017 11:29 am gmt |
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South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in presided over a National Security Council (NSC) meeting on Friday (September 15) following North Korea’s missile launch. North Korea fired a missile on Friday that flew over Japan’s northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean, South Korean an...
In North Korea
September 15, 2017 3:51 am gmt |
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South Korea’s Air Force conducted its first live-fire exercise of the Taurus long-range, air-to-surface missiles on Tuesday (September 12), the Defence Ministry said, as practice for precision bombing of North Korean facilities. Video provided by the defense ministry shows an F-15K fighter jet ...
In education
September 14, 2017 12:35 pm gmt |
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The University of Oxford on Wednesday launched a program on the “Belt and Road” Initiative as it held a two-day summit on the initiative bringing in scholars and experts from around the world to discuss their concerns. Guests from the university, UN organizations and World Forum on China ...
In China
September 14, 2017 10:24 am gmt |
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The world’s oldest captive giant panda has died at age 37, more than 100 years in human years, her handlers in China said on Thursday as they gave “Basi” an emotional send-off befitting a minor celebrity. Basi outlived most of her peers by nearly two decades – pandas in the wi...
In World
September 14, 2017 8:39 am gmt |
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Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to the UN secretary general. Antonio Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. The army says it is fighting militants and denies targeting civilians. Late...