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Sunday, Oct 22

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India, Bangladesh resolve to fight terror together

India and Bangladesh on Sunday discussed the common challenge of terrorism and resolved to fight it together even as New Delhi reaffirmed its status as a reliable development partner of Dhaka. "We are both determined to protect our…

Return of 'displaced persons' can restore normalcy: Sushma in Dhaka

India is deeply concerned at the spate of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, where normalcy will be restored only with the return of the "displaced people", External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday, here amidst the raging…

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'Parents of missing Indian toddler want other child back from authorities'

The Indian-American parents of the missing 3-year-old adopted Indian girl are expected to appear in a court tomorrow to fight to try to get back their other child, US media reported. The mysterious disappearance of the Sherin Mathews from…

Abe sweeps to big win in Japan vote

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a comfortable victory in a snap election Sunday, handing him a mandate to harden his already hawkish stance on North Korea and re-energise the worlds number-three economy. Abes conservative…

British-Indian couple launch awareness drive in memory of daughter

An Indian-origin couple based in London have launched a worldwide allergy awareness drive in memory of their nine-year-old daughter who died of a severe reaction to blackberries and dairy.The Nainika Tikoo Memorial Trust (NTMT) for Allergy…

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Weinstein to remain in rehab at least till next month

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein will stay in a rehabilitation centre at least till the next month amid the sexual harassment scandal. The media moguls spokesperson told People magazine that he will continue to be under treatment at the…

China fears envoy in Pak might be attacked; asks more security

China has asked Pakistan to step up the security of its newly-appointed ambassador in Islamabad in the wake of threats to his life from a terrorist organisation, according to media reports. The Chinese Embassy made the request in a letter…

Sharif brothers tried to assassinate me twice: Zardari

Pakistans former president Asif Ali Zardari has claimed that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif twice planned to assassinate him. Zardari, 62, said that Nawaz and Shahbaz plotted his murder when he was…

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Saudis crave revival of night out at the movies

The lights go out, the projector whirls and entertainment-starved Saudis sink into plush seats to soak up an experience they have been denied for decades -- a trip to the cinema. The rare movie night this week in Riyadh was a precursor to…

Saturday, Oct 21

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Trump says he'll allow release of Kennedy assassination files

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will allow long blocked secret files on the assassination of John F Kennedy to be opened to the public for the first time.The November 22, 1963 assassination -- an epochal event in modern US…

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Spain to dismiss Catalonia's government, call elections

Spain announced Saturday that it will move to dismiss Catalonias separatist government and call fresh elections in the semi-autonomous region in a bid to stop its leaders from declaring independence. The drastic escalation of Spains worst…

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When Netaji set up Azad Hind provisional govt 74 years ago!

On this day 74 years ago, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had announced the establishment of the provisional government of Azad Hind in occupied Singapore in 1943. Known as Arzi Hukumat-e-Azad Hind, it was supported by the Axis powers of…

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Hundreds pray for safe return of missing Indian toddler in US

Hundreds of people from different walks of life in the US have participated in a prayer vigil for the safe return of a 3-year-old Indian girl who disappeared nearly two weeks ago in Richardson city in Texas. Sherin Mathews vanished on…

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Meeting Dalai Lama major offence, China warns world leaders

China on Saturday warned that it would consider as a "major offence" if any country or foreign leader hosts or meets the Dalai Lama as it deems the Tibetan spiritual leader a "separatist" trying to split Tibet from it. China routinely…

Pair of mosque attacks kill at least 50 in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people inside a Shi'ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night, a security official said, and a separate bombing killed at least another 20 at a mosque in the middle of the country.The Kabul…

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Egyptian officials say 55 police killed in Cairo shootout

Egyptian security officials say at least 55 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, have been killed in a shootout during a raid on a militant hideout near Cairo. The officials today said that the exchange of fire took place…

Friday, Oct 20

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India stiffens restrictions on trade with North Korea

India has put in place a stricter regime for trade with North Korea in line with the restrictions imposed by the United Nations. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has come out with a notification to widen the prohibition on…

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Over 700,000 people given oral cholera vaccine in Rohingya camps in B'desh

The WHO has administered oral cholera vaccine to over 700,000 people in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladeshs Coxs Bazar area, the worlds second largest oral cholera vaccination drive by the world health body. The first phase of the…

Oxford college drops Suu Kyi from common room name

The students at the prestigious Oxford University college where Myanmars de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove her name from the title of their Junior Common Room for her inability to condemn severe human rights…

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38 people injured in twin blasts in Pak

Two grenade blasts have rocked Pakistans restive south-western province of Baluchistan, injuring at least 38 people, police said. The twin blasts took place within minutes in the Mastung and Gwadar districts, police said. According to…

May says Brexit bill must wait until final deal with EU

Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that Britain would only agree a detailed financial settlement for Brexit once its future relationship with the EU was agreed."The full and final settlement will come as part of the final agreement…

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CIA chief: if Kim Jong-Un should disappear... uh, let's not talk about it

The US Central Intelligence Agency thinks that North Koreas Kim Jong-un is a rational actor who is focused on staying in power and "waking up in his own bed" each day. But if Kim should suddenly not show up for work, well, dont ask US spy…

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IS claims deadly attack on Shiite mosque in Kabul

The Islamic State group said it carried out a gun and bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in Kabul on Friday that killed at least 39 people, including children."The martyrdom-seeking brother Abu Ammar al-Turkmani ... succeeded in immersing…

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Missing Pakistan journalist rescued after two years

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A Pakistani woman journalist who was allegedly kidnapped while pursuing the case of an Indian engineer two years ago has been rescued, officials said.Zeenat Shahzadi, a 26-year-old reporter of Daily Nai Khaber and Metro News TV channel,…

Modi wants peace with Pak but not at security cost: US official

Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot "pursue peace" with Pakistan in a way that "cuts his own security", a top Trump administration official has said, asserting that it is in the interest of Islamabad to build confidence with New Delhi to…

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Several injured in Munich knife attack: police

Several people were injured today in the southern German city of Munich by a man wielding a knife who fled the scene, said police, adding possible motives were unknown. A man "injured several people with a knife" in the centre of Munich…

Somalia truck bomb death toll jumps to 358 dead

Somalia's deadliest ever attack, a truck bomb in the capital Mogadishu, has now killed 358 people with 228 more injured, the government said, a major jump in the fatality toll.A truck packed with explosives blew up in Hodan on October 14,…

Indian-origin MP tables motion on Jallianwala Bagh in UK

One of Britain's senior-most Indian-origin MPs has tabled a parliamentary motion, calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to apologise for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar during the Raj in 1919.Virendra Sharma tabled his Early Day…

Thursday, Oct 19

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Maltese journalist probably killed by remotely detonated bomb: Govt

Police believe a bomb that killed a prominent journalist in Malta was attached beneath her car and triggered remotely, a government spokeswoman said on Thursday, giving first details of the investigation.

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440 senior officials of CPC probed for graft: Official

About 440 senior officials of the ruling Communist Party of China have been probed in the last five years in a sweeping anti-corruption campaign launched by President Xi Jinping, a party official said today. Xi launched the high-profile…