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Media, judiciary not independent in Pakistan: PM

Islamabad | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said that the media and judiciary in the country are not independent, a Geo TV report said. Speaking to senior journalists, the premier asserte

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Avalanche kills one in Japan ski resort after volcanic eruption

Tokyo | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

A Japanese soldier has been killed in an avalanche in central Japan that appears to have been triggered by a volcanic eruption, the BBC News report said on Tuesday. At least 14 people have also been

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Kim could spark WW-3 by selling arms to Iran: Expert

Seoul | Tuesday, Jan 23 2018 IST

North Korean ships should be inspected by the United States to stop the rogue state selling missiles to Iran, an East Asia expert has said, according to a report in the Express. North Korea sells mi

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Spanish Supreme Court rejects European arrest warrant for Puigdemont

Madrid |Tuesday, 2018 2:45:04 AM IST

Spanish Supreme Court Judge Pablo Llarena on Monday rejected a request by the Spanish state prosecutor's office for a European arrest warrant for exiled former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

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US Senate votes to end government shutdown

Washington |Tuesday, 2018 3:45:07 AM IST

The US Senate on Monday voted to advance a three-week funding bill to reopen the federal government after a three-day shutdown.

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Turkey will not step back from Afrin operation: Erdogan

Ankara |Tuesday, 2018 4:45:04 AM IST

Turkey will not take a step back from its operation against the People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria's Afrin, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday.

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Tillerson tells Britain not to forget special relations with US

London |Tuesday, 2018 6:15:04 AM IST

Britain and the US sometimes forget about their own relationship as they focus on global issues, visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday.

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Statue of Liberty to reopen

New York |Monday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST

The Statue of Liberty, one of New York City's most popular tourist sites, will reopen on Monday after being shut over the weekend in the wake of a federal government shutdown.

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Abbas wins EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

BRUSSELS | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST

The European Union's foreign policy chief assured President Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting in Brussels on Monday that the EU supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state

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U.S. embassy to move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019 - Pence

JERUSALEM | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST

The U.S. embassy in Israel will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday. "In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the U.S. Emba

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Spanish court rejects demand to issue European arrest warrant for Puigdemont

MADRID | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST

Spain's Supreme Court on Monday rejected the state prosecutor's demand to reactivate a European arrest warrant for former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. Puigdemont, who is in Denmark on Monday to

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Report that Trump allegedly imitated Modi's accent sets Twitter aflutter

New York |Monday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST

A Washington Post report that US President Donald Trump imitated the accent of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a private conversation about Afghanistan has set Twitter aflutter.

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