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'India, Israel have anti-Islam nexus': Pak FM

Islamabad | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said India and Israel had anti-Islam nexus which was evident from their occupation of Muslim territories, according to a report in the Dunya News. "

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist jailed

Hong Kong |Wednesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST

A Hong Kong court on Wednesday sentenced an activist to three months in prison for obstruction of justice during pro-democracy protests in 2014.

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Hackers broke into 2 Twitter accounts that Trump follows

San Francisco |Wednesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST

Twitter accounts of former Fox News hosts Eric Bolling and Greta Van Susteren -- two of the 45 people who US President Trump follows -- were claimed to be hacked by a pro-Turkey entity, a media report

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US decision on Jerusalem caused 30 deaths: Palestinian President

Cairo |Wednesday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST

Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday said that protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has left 30 people dead, 7,000 wounded and som

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Second giant panda baby born in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur |Wednesday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST

A female giant panda in a zoo here has given birth to a second cub, zoo officials said on Wednesday.

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Kidnappers abduct American, Canadian in Nigeria, 2 police killed -police official

KADUNA | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST

Kidnappers have abducted one American and one Canadian in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. The American and Canadian were ambus

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U.N. mediator invites Syria, opposition to Vienna talks next week

GENEVA | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said on Wednesday he had invited the Syrian government and opposition to a special meeting to be held next week in Vienna, Austria. In a statement, Staffan d

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Republicans eye another short-term bill to fund U.S. government

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST

The White House dispatched chief of staff John Kelly to meet with Hispanic members of Congress on Wednesday to ease tensions over an immigration issue threatening to derail efforts on a funding bill t

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Russia: Vancouver meeting is aggravating situation around N.Korea

MOSCOW | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST

A meeting of 20 countries in the Canadian city of Vancouver to discuss ways to increase pressure on North Korea is making the situation on the Korean peninsula worse, the Russian Foreign Ministry said

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U.S. warily eyeing new Russian air defenses in Crimea

By Phil Stewart BRUSSELS | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

The United States is assessing the security implications of Russia's latest deployment of S-400 air defenses to Crimea, a U.S. military official said on Tuesday, adding it could give existing Russian

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ICAN's Fihn sees Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima

Tokyo | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), has visited the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, The Asahi Shimbun rep

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Trump comments infuriating Africans

Cape Town | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST

South Africa and Nigeria have joined a chorus of nations condemning President Trump's inflammatory remarks on immigration, as Africa experts warned that the controversy threatened to set back American

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