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S.Korea President Moon's approval rating drops on Olympics furor

SEOUL | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating has fallen to a four-month low, a poll showed on Friday, after a public backlash over a decision for South and North Korea to field a joint ice h

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Trump sows confusion as Republicans scramble to avert shutdown

Washington |Friday, 2018 8:45:04 AM IST

US President Donald Trump has appeared to undercut his party's attempts to reach a budget deal with Democrats, on the eve of a possible government shutdown.

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Sexual harassment, assault goes unnoticed at UN: Victims

United Nations |Friday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST

The cases of sexual harassment and assault are rife in the UN offices around the world, with offenders enjoying impunity in a culture of flawed grievance system, a media report said on Friday.

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US House passes stopgap spending bill to avoid government shutdown

Washington |Friday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST

The US House of Representatives passed a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, but whether the bill could pass the Senate remained uncertain.

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Akombe gets UN job promo despite quiet push for dismissal

Nairobi | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

Former commissioner of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Roselyne Akombe, has been promoted to a senior role at the United Nations, signalling a vote of confidence in her by

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Police killing of Naqeebullah angers Pakistanis

Islamabad | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

The police killing of a man in Karachi has sparked a social media outcry, as his family members reject claims by authorities that he was a member of the Pakistani Taliban, saying he was an innocent as

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CJP expresses concerns on unavailability of health facilities

Islamabad | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has expressed concerns over the unavailability of health facilities in the country, the Dunya News reported on Friday. The Supreme Court Chief Jus

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CJP takes suo motu notice of 'extra judicial murder' of Naqeebullah

Islamabad | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took suo motu notice of alleged extra judicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsood, an model, Geo TV reported. According to the TV channel, the Suprem

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Putin dips into icy waters to mark Orthodox Epiphany

Moscow |Friday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST

In the early hours of Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin submerged himself into the gelid waters of a frozen lake to mark the Epiphany, when the Orthodox Church carries out the great sanctificat

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Trump to mark first anniversary of inauguration with glitzy gala

Washington |Friday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST

US President Donald Trump is set to depart Washington to celebrate his one-year inauguration anniversary at a glitzy gala at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, hours before the deadline to avoid a gove

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I will be judged on goals, says new Everton striker Walcott

LONDON | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

Everton striker Theo Walcott said on Friday that he will be judged on his ability to score regularly for his new club. The 28-year-old joined from Arsenal in a 20 million pound ($27.8 million) deal th

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Actor Michael Douglas accused of sexual misconduct in 1980s

NEW YORK | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST

A woman on Friday publicly accused Oscar-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas of sexual misconduct, saying he had repeatedly harassed her verbally and fondled himself in front of her when she wo

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