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Al Qaeda seeking 'opportunistic attacks', but capability 'low' in India: UN

United Nations |Tuesday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST

The Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) is looking to carry out opportunistic attacks, but has low operational capability in India, according to a UN report.

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Taliban offensive in Afghan's Ghazni kills 466

Kabul |Tuesday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST

At least 466 people, including 40 civilians, have been killed in ongoing clashes between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in Ghazni city, officials said on Tuesday.

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Indian dies in Nepal while taking selfie

Kathmandu |Tuesday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST

An Indian national, on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar, died in Nepal's Humla district on Tuesday after he was hit by an aircraft's rotor wing during an attempt to take a selfie.

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China's July coal output lowest in years as govt crackdown crimps mining

BEIJING | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

China's coal output fell 2 percent in July to its lowest since September 2016, data showed on Tuesday, the latest sign that Beijing's crackdown on polluting industries has crimped mining in the world'

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As economy cools, China sets deadline for local government special bond sales

BEIJING | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

China's Finance Ministry told local governments on Tuesday to speed up issuance of special bonds used to fund infrastructure projects, as Beijing looks to boost investment amid slowing economic activi

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PIA under fire over Polish tourist's 'Kiki challenge'

Islamabad |Tuesday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has come under fire over a promotional video made by the national flag carrier in collaboration with a Polish tourist who is seen doing the 'Kiki challenge' insid

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Pakistan celebrates Independence Day with patriotic zeal, fervour

Islamabad |Tuesday, 2018 9:15:07 AM IST

People all across Pakistan on Tuesday celebrated the country's 72nd Independence Day with traditional zeal and fervour.

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BSF, Rangers exchange sweets on Pakistan I-Day

Chandigarh |Tuesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST

The Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers exchanged sweets on Tuesday on the international border in Punjab on the occasion of Pakistan's 72th Independence Day.

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5 killed in Pakistan tribal court firing (Lead)

Islamabad |Tuesday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST

At least five people were killed and three others injured on Tuesday in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district in firing at a Jirga - a tribal court - convened over a motorbike accident.

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Pakistan Army plants 2 million trees

Islamabad |Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST

The Pakistan Army has simultaneously planted 2 million trees in a campaign aimed at increasing greenery across the country, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Tuesday.

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China's US aluminium scrap imports set to fall 73 pct in 2018 amid tariffs -Antaike

BEIJING | Tuesday, Aug 14 2018 IST

China's aluminium scrap imports from the United States are set to drop by around 73 percent this year in the wake of tariffs placed on the material by Beijing, according to Antaike, the research arm o

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5 killed in Pakistan court firing

Islamabad |Tuesday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST

At least five people were killed and three injured in a firing inside a tribal court in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district on Tuesday.

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