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No more trade ties with India, Pakistan retaliates as New Delhi revokes Article 370

Islamabad: Pakistan has formally suspended its trade relations with India, in retaliation against New Delhi’s decision to revoke Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the media reported on Saturday. On Friday, the federal cabinet headed by ...

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Sex racket accused US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein commits suicide in jail: Reports

The wealthy US financier Jeffrey Epstein, indicted on charges he trafficked underage girls for sex, committed suicide in prison, US news media reported Saturday. Epstein, who had hobnobbed with politicians and celebrities over the years and was already a convicted ...

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China issues ‘red alert’ as super typhoon approaches mainland

China’s weather bureau issued a red alert early on Friday as super typhoon Lekima approached Zhejiang province on the eastern coast. The National Meteorological Center said the typhoon, the strongest since 2014, was expected to hit the mainland in the ...

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No comments, says UN Security Council chief over Pak’s letter on Art 370

UN Security Council (UNSC) President Joanna Wronecka on Thursday refused to comment on Pakistan’s letter to the world body regarding abrogation of Article 370 by India that granted a special status to Jammu and Kashmir. “No comments,” Wronecka said when ...

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10 killed in Ohio in second mass shooting in 24 hours

Nine people were killed in a mass shooting early Sunday in Dayton, Ohio, police said, adding that the assailant was shot dead by responding officers. The incident occurred shortly after 1:00 am in the popular bar and nightlife Oregon district ...

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Samjhauta Express shut down, says Pak Minister, India denies claim

Islamabad has ‘shut down’ the Samjhauta Express train service between India and Pakistan, its railway minister Sheikh Rasheed announced on Thursday. Indian officials, however, say no formal notification to this effect was issued by Islamabad. Indian Railway said that the ...

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India contributes $5 million to UN agency working for Palestinian refugees

Jerusalem: India on Tuesday contributed USD 5 million to the UN Palestine refugee agency and called for ensuring sustained fiscal support for the organisation’s work. The cheque for the amount was handed over to the United Nations Relief and Works ...

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Nearly 100 injured in Kabul car bomb attack, Taliban claim responsibility

A car bomb exploded on Wednesday outside a police station in the Afghan capital, Kabul, wounding at least 95 people, government officials said, and the Taliban claimed responsibility. There has been no let-up in violence in Afghanistan even though the ...

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Brazilian gang leader fails in attempt to escape prison dressed as his daughter

A Brazilian gang leader tried to escape from prison by dressing up as his daughter when she visited him behind bars and walking out of the penitentiary’s main door in her place, authorities said on Sunday. But prison officials said ...

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Imran Khan again calls for US mediation in Kashmir

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday sought mediation on the Kashmir issue by US President Donald Trump, saying the situation in the state had the potential to escalate into a “regional crisis”. Khan’s remarks came against the backdrop of ...

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25 Dead after three boats sink off Philippines coast

Manila: The death toll from three boats sinking surged to 25 as rescuers retrieved more bodies from the sea off the central Philippines, the officials said Sunday. Squalls tipped over the three wooden-hulled outriggers in the Guimaras Strait on Saturday ...

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Army asks Pak to take back bodies of J&K intruders, Islamabad scoffs

New Delhi/Srinagar: The Indian Army has asked Pakistan to take back the bodies of five intruders who were shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector this week. The five men of Pakistan’s Border Action Team or BAT were killed ...

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23-year-old Indian-origin doctor crowned miss England

London: A 23-year-old Indian-origin doctor has been crowned Miss England after fending off competition from dozens of other models, the media reported on Friday. Bhasha Mukherjee, 23, from Derby, holds two different medical degrees, has an IQ of 146, making ...

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India, US to ink two key defence pacts this week

India and the United States are likely to finalise two critical agreements, the Industrial Security Annexure (ISA) and the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) – the second is a so-called foundational military agreement — in the coming bilateral Defence ...

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