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Pakistan’s army general given life sentence on spying charges

ISLAMABAD :  Pakistan’s army has sentenced a general to life imprisonment for spying and ordered the death penalty for a brigadier and a civilian officer convicted in the same case, a military statement said on Thursday. Following a closed-door military trial, ...

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Israel faces fresh poll as Netanyahu fails to form government

Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline. Netanyahu preferred a new ballot, set for Sept. 17, ...

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World’s tiniest baby, light as an apple, born in California

A California hospital on Wednesday disclosed the birth of the world’s smallest baby ever to survive, weighing a mere 245 grams (8.6 ounces) — the same as a large apple — when she was born. The girl, nicknamed Saybie by ...

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Seven South Korean tourists killed, 19 missing after Hungarian boat capsizes on Danube

At least seven people were killed and nearly 20 were missing after a pleasure boat carrying South Korean tourists capsized on the flooding Danube in the Hungarian capital on Wednesday, police and ambulance officials said. The boat reportedly collided with ...

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India removed from US currency monitoring list, China stays

The US Treasury Department has removed India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners. It, however, continued to keep China on its watch list, while urging the Asian nation to take necessary steps to avoid a “persistently weak ...

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From ‘Divider in Chief’ to a unifier: For US’ TIME magazine, ‘Modi has united India like no PM in decades’

New York: Barely a month after TIME magazine put out an article calling Narendra Modi ‘Divider in chief’, the US-based publication took a U-turn on its stand on India’s Prime Minister after he returned to power with a bigger mandate ...

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Japanese man dies onboard Mexican Airliner after eating 246 cocaine packets

Mexico City: Mexican prosecutors say a Japanese man who died aboard an airliner shortly after take-off from Mexico City had ingested 246 packets of cocaine and went into cardiac arrest from a drug overdose. Sunday’s statement was issued by the ...

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Two feared dead, 17 hurt after Japan mass stabbing

Two people, including a child, were feared dead on Tuesday in a mass stabbing attack that also injured 17 people in the Japanese city of Kawasaki, the local fire department said. “One man and one female child are showing no ...

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15 killed in Brazil prison riot

Fighting erupted among inmates at a prison in the northern state of Amazonas on Sunday, and at least 15 people died before the riot was brought under control, authorities said. The state prison secretary said in a statement that prisoners ...

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Historical ‘Guru Nanak palace’ demolished in Pakistan

A centuries-old ‘Guru Nanak palace’ was partially demolished by a group of vandals who sold its precious windows and doors in Pakistan’s Punjab province, a media report said on Monday. The walls of the four-storey building had pictures of Sikhism ...

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Theresa May becomes second UK PM to resign over Brexit

Under fire from various quarters over her approach to Brexit, an emotional Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced she will resign on June 7, making her the second prime minister to quit in three years over the deeply polarising ...

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‘Ready to hold talks with new Indian government’: Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Pakistan is ready to hold talks with the new Indian government to resolve all outstanding issues, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said. Addressing an Iftar dinner in Multan on Saturday, Qureshi said both India and Pakistan should sit on ...

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PM Narendra Modi to meet Donald Trump on the sidelines of G-20 summit in Japan

New Delhi: US president Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting at the G-20 summit on June 28 and 29 in Japan’s Osaka. Trump earlier telephoned Modi to congratulate him on the massive victory recorded on May ...

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Three killed, 28 injured in IED blast at mosque in Pakistan

Islamabad: A powerful explosion ripped through a mosque ahead of Friday prayers in Pakistan, killing at least three persons and injuring 28 others in the restive Balochistan province, police said. The blast, trigerred through an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), targeted ...

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