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Three countries join India in boycotting the SAARC summit in November

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September 28, 2016 03:09 pm

  Bangladesh, Bhutan and now Afghanistan have backed India by confirming they will not participate in the SAARC summit scheduled in November in Islamabad, India Tod...


Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, dies aged 93

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September 28, 2016 10:27 am

The former Israeli PM and president, Shimon Peres, has died aged 93, BBC reported. He suffered a stroke two weeks ago and his condition improved before a sudden deteriorati...


Pakistan's Sharif says world ignores South Asia tension at its peril

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September 22, 2016 01:38 pm

REUTERS Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accused nuclear-armed rival India on Wednesday of putting unacceptable conditions on dialogue and said the world would ignore risin...


Knife-wielding man shot outside Israeli embassy in Turkey: officials

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September 21, 2016 05:06 pm

(REUTERS) A man was shot and wounded by Turkish police outside the Israeli Embassy in Ankara after he shouted slogans and wielded a knife on Wednesday, but initial inquiries ind...


Clinton, Trump vie for world leaders' attention in New York

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September 21, 2016 04:32 pm

With national security again a major U.S. election issue after bombings in New York and New Jersey, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sought to burnish their foreign-policy crede...


Bombs found in New Jersey as five detained after New York bombing

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September 19, 2016 11:20 am

A “THUNDEROUS” blast tore through a New Jersey train station this morning after three pipe bombs and two other devices were found nearby. While the earth-sha...


Police search for terrorism link in New York blast that injured 29

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September 19, 2016 11:16 am

(REUTERS) Investigators on Sunday sifted through blast remnants, examined video and scoured the scene of an explosion that wounded 29 people in Manhattan, attempting to establis...


North Korea publicly executes two officials: South Korean newspaper

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August 30, 2016 02:47 pm

North Korea publicly executed two officials in early August for disobeying leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean newspaper reported on Tuesday, in what would be the latest in a ser...


John Lennon's killer denied parole for ninth time

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August 30, 2016 12:49 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The man who shot and killed John Lennon in New York City nearly 36 years ago has again failed to persuade a state parole board to release him from pris...


Singapore residents can now ride in a self-driving taxi

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August 27, 2016 12:49 pm

The race to offer self-driving vehicles is in full swing around the world. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup NuTonomy is launching a self-driving ride service in Si...


Britain will continue to seek investment from around the world - May

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August 03, 2016 02:55 pm

(REUTERS) Britain will continue to seek investment from around the world, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday after a meeting of senior ministers to discu...


Japan's PM picks hawkish defence minister in limited reshuffle

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August 03, 2016 01:59 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed conservative ally Tomomi Inada as defence minister on Wednesday, which risked upsetting China and South Korea...


“America will finally catch up with 1960 Sri Lanka”: Stephen Colbert puts Hillary’s run in perfect perspective

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July 28, 2016 03:31 pm

“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday’s post-DNC Convention show celebrated Hillary Clinton’s breaking the penultimate glass ceiling to become the ...


Trump draws ire after urging Russia to find 'missing' Clinton emails

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July 28, 2016 03:13 pm

(REUTERS) Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday invited Russia to dig up tens of thousands of "missing" emails from Hillary Clinton's time at the U.S. State Departm...


READ: President Obama's Speech At The Democratic Convention

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July 28, 2016 02:58 pm

Twelve years ago tonight, I addressed this convention for the very first time. You met my two little girls, Malia and Sasha – now two amazing young women who just ...


Amazon gets permission from UK to explore drone deliveries

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July 27, 2016 04:27 pm

Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has entered into a partnership with the British government to speed up the process for allowing small drones to makes deliveries. The wo...


Turkey orders detention of 47 more journalists: government official

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July 27, 2016 02:46 pm

Turkey ordered another 47 journalists detained on Wednesday, a government official said, part of a widening crackdown on supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, ...


Hillary Clinton gains Democratic presidential nomination

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July 27, 2016 02:27 pm

Hillary Clinton has become the first woman in history to win the White House nomination of a major US political party, securing the backing of Democrats at a convention in Phila...


Elderly priest killed in French church, attack claimed by Islamic State

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July 26, 2016 08:52 pm

(REUTERS ) Assailants linked to Islamic State slit the throat of an elderly priest and took several worshippers hostage in a French church on Tuesday before police shot the...


Bomb-carrying Syrian dies outside German music festival; 12 wounded

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July 25, 2016 02:26 pm

Germany (Reuters) - A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria, the four...


Australia plans indefinite detention of convicted extremists

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July 25, 2016 02:21 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will indefinitely detain people convicted of terrorism-related charges if it feels they pose an ongoing danger to society upon their release, P...


China completes world's largest amphibious aircraft: Xinhua

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July 25, 2016 02:19 pm

(REUTERS) China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft after seven years of work, which it plans to use to perform marine rescue missions a...


Russian balloonist sets world record for circumnavigation

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July 25, 2016 02:07 pm

(REUTERS) Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has landed safely in a field on a private property in West Australia after setting a world record for circumnavigating the worl...


China upset by U.S. Republican platform on South China Sea, Tibet

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July 21, 2016 02:44 pm

(REUTERS) China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday urged the U.S. Republican Party to stop making "groundless accusations" against China in its party platform, which s...


Iraq's marshes, once drained by Saddam, named world heritage site

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July 20, 2016 02:57 pm

A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein's rule, has become a UNESCO world heritage site, I...


Novartis, world's top drugmaker, plays down Brexit threat

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July 20, 2016 02:55 pm

(REUTERS) Switzerland's Novartis, the world's biggest maker of prescription drugs, will continue to invest in Britain, despite the country's decision to leave the Eu...


France, U.S., planning attack against ISIS

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July 20, 2016 02:41 pm

REUTERS France and the United States are preparing a co-ordinated strike against Islamic State on the militant group's stronghold in Mosul, Iraq, French government spokesman...


ISIS Claims Responsibility for Ax Attack on German Train

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July 19, 2016 03:08 pm

 The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday after a 17-year-old Afghan youth attacked passengers on a regional train in Germany with an ax and a knife be...


North Korea fires three ballistic missiles in new show of force

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July 19, 2016 02:56 pm

(REUTERS) North Korea fired three ballistic missiles on Tuesday which flew between 500 and 600 km (300-360 miles) into the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military sai...


80 Killed in Truck Attack on Bastille Day Crowd in Nice, France

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July 15, 2016 10:01 am

(REUTERS) A "terrorist" gunman killed 80 people and wounded scores when he drove a heavy truck at high speed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French...




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