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UN said more than 11 million Yemeni children need humanitarian aid as a result of a war raging since March2015.

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Myeshia Johnson, the widow of the late Sergeant La David Johnson, said that she “heard him (President Donald Trump) stumbling

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China reportedly asked Pakistan to step up the security of its newly-appointed ambassador in Islamabad in the wake of threats

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump have agreed to strengthen bilateral ties to increase international pressure

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Islamic State has over a period of 20 days executed more than 116 civilians in reprisal killings, accusing them of

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In Yemen, three soldiers and five assailants were killed in an attack on a military base in the southern province

US wants Myanmar to set conditions for return of Rohingya

A senior Trump administration official has said the US wants Myanmar to set conditions for the return of Rohingya Muslims

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Macron’s meeting with the three junior ministers was interrupted by the sound of Nemo relieving himself noisily and at length

Typhoon Leaves Five Dead After Lashing Japan on Election Day

Tokyo: A powerful typhoon left five dead, one missing and scores injured in Japan on Monday, moving northward off the

Five-Month Battle With IS Ends in Philippine City: Defence Secretary

Clark, Philippines: A five-month battle against Islamic State supporters in the southern Philippines that claimed more than 1,000 lives has

Japan PM Shinzo Abe Says to Discuss North Korea ‘thoroughly’ with Donald Trump

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US Wants India to Help Strengthen Capacities in Afghanistan

Washington: The Trump administration wants India to help strengthen Afghanistan’s capacities and institutions so that the war-torn country can take

Nigeria Triple Suicide Attack Kills 13: Security Sources

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Buenos Aires: Candidates allied with Argentine President Mauricio Macri enjoyed sweeping victories in Sunday’s mid-term election, strengthening his position in

Vladimir Putin Critic Alexei Navalny, Freed from Jail, Resumes Presidential Campaign

Moscow: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny held a political rally on Sunday, hours after being released from jail and pledged

US-backed Forces Wrest Syria’s Largest Oil Field From Islamic State

Beirut: US-backed fighters captured Syria’s largest oil field from the Islamic State group Sunday, marking a major advance against the

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Beijing: The 73-day-long Doklam standoff was “safely resolved” after several rounds of talks with India, a top Chinese military official

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Washington: US President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed the defeat of Islamic State fighters in their self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa

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Morocco recalls envoy over Algeria FM’s drug accusation

Morocco has recalled its ambassador to neighbouring Algeria after the Algerian Foreign Minister accused Moroccan banks of laundering drug money

US: Prez Trump commends ex-presidents as finest public servants

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US says India cannot pursue peace talks with Pakistan at cost of its own security

A top US official has said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot pursue peace with Pakistan at the cost of India’s

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Donald Trump Commends Ex-presidents as ‘Finest Public Servants’

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Catalonia Leader Blasts Spain Move to Sack Separatists

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WHO Chief ‘Rethinking’ After Robert Mugabe Honour Outrage

Geneva: The head of the World Health Organization has said that he was “rethinking” his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President

US Billionaire Tom Steyer Launches Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump

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Barcelona: Led by Catalonia’s separatist president Carles Puigdemont, hundreds of thousands of independence supporters protested in Barcelona on Saturday, shouting

‘Czech Trump’ Clinches Election Victory, Eurosceptics Boosted

Prague: With voters upset over traditional parties and orders from Brussels, billionaire populist Andrej Babis, dubbed the “Czech Trump”, clinched

China Asks Pakistan to Provide Additional Security For its Envoy

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Ramping up Rhetoric, Turkey’s Erdogan Chastises US Over Democracy

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Cambridge University to Keep Records of Sexual Relationships Between Teachers and Students

London: Cambridge University is planning to introduce an official register to record relationships between lecturers and students as part of

Foreigners Who Joined IS Faced Almost Certain Death in Raqqa

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Washington: Unwilling to put the tussling behind, President Donald Trump on Saturday jabbed back at the Democratic lawmaker who has

15 Afghan Army Trainees Killed in Kabul Suicide Attack: Defence Ministry

It was the second suicide attack in the Afghan capital in 24 hours and the seventh major assault in Afghanistan

Japan’s Shinzo Abe in Box Seat as Election Campaigning Wraps up

Tokyo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Saturday vowed to step up pressure on North Korea to protect the Japanese people as

Spain to Sack Catalonia’s Separatist Govt, Call Fresh Elections to Thwart Independence Bid

Madrid: The Spanish government decided on Saturday to sack the secessionist leadership of Catalonia and force the region into a new

Critics Urge WHO to Reverse ‘wrong’ Choice of Mugabe as Goodwill Envoy

Geneva/London: The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill

Suicide Bombers Attack Two Afghan Mosques, at Least 72 Dead

One bomber walked into a Shia Muslim mosque in the capital Kabul as people were praying on Friday night and

Chinese Power Over North Korea? It’s More Myth Than Reality

Beijing: At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world’s most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get

Spanish Govt Meets to Impose Direct Rule in Rebel Catalonia

Madrid: The Spanish cabinet was meeting on Saturday to prepare to impose direct rule on Catalonia and thwart a drive

Munich Stabbing: Knife Attack Leaves Several Injured, Manhunt On

Munich police called on people in the Bavarian capital’s Rosenheimer Platz area to stay inside after the incident on Saturday

Sri Lankan Navy rescues 7 Indian crew members of Maldives bound cargo ship

Sri Lankan Navy has said, it rescued seven Indian crew members of a cargo ship which was bound to Maldives.

Thousands Rally for Gay Marriage Before Australian Postal Vote Closes

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No Excuses for Foreign Officials Meeting Dalai Lama, Says China

Beijing:Foreign leaders can’t think they can get away with meeting exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama just because they

Smell of Blood and Flesh in Kabul’s Shiite Mosque Hit by IS Suicide Bomber

Kabul: A strong smell of blood and flesh permeated the Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul on Saturday hours after dozens

Chinese Woman Throws Coins Into Jet’s Engine for ‘Luck’, Delays Take-off

Fellow passengers reported that coins were tossed at the engine of a Lucky Air jet during boarding, and ground crew

‘Underwear Bomber’ Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Sues Over Prison Treatment

Washington: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who tried to blow up a US-bound aircraft in 2009 with explosives hidden in

Missing Pakistan Journalist on Trail of Indian Man Found After 2 Years

Lahore: A Pakistani woman journalist who was allegedly kidnapped while pursuing the case of an Indian engineer two years ago

CIA Chief Says Hostages Held in Pakistan for 5 Years; Contradicts Pakistan Army

Washington: CIA chief Mike Pompeo has said a US-Canadian couple kidnapped by militants in Afghanistan had been held for five

Donald Trump Expected to Pressure China’s Xi Jinping to Rein in North Korea

Washington: US President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China’s president when they meet next month in Beijing to do

Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda Assassination Probe Finds Cancer Didn’t Kill Him

Neruda, a celebrated poet, politician, diplomat and bohemian, died in 1973 aged 69, just days after Pinochet, then the head

Donald Trump Pledges Biggest Tax Cuts Ever as Senate Paves Way

Washington: President Donald Trump promised tax cuts on Saturday “which will be the biggest in the history of our country!”

At least 35 Egyptian Police, Soldiers Die in Clashes With Islamists: Officials

An interior ministry statement confirmed the Friday’s incident and said some of the “terrorist” attackers had died, without giving any

Japan Votes: Incumbent Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Appears Headed to Victory

Tokyo: Japan’s leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country than for himself. Media

Theresa May’s ‘Lonely’ Brexit Photo Goes Viral

Internet users quickly drew parallels between the image and Theresa May’s isolation, both within the Brexit talks against the 27

Afghanistan: 63 people killed in suicide bombings at two mosques

In Afghanistan, at least 63 people were killed and several others injured in two suicide bombing at two mosques during

KFC Follows Only 11 People on Twitter. Here’s the Reason Why

The KFC account follows just 11 users; five of them are former members of the Spice Girls and the other

US Prez Trump signs executive order allowing recall of more retired pilots

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will allow the Air Force to address what the Pentagon says

Tech Titans to Launch Coalition Soon to Lobby for Immigrant ‘Dreamers’ to Remain in US

San Francisco: Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand

US Should Shed Bias Against Beijing, Says Chinese Foreign Ministry

Beijing: China has said that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s assertion to shore up ties with India and his

‘Czech Trump’ Poised to Win as Bitter Voters go to Polls

Prague: Upset with traditional parties and orders from the EU, Czech voters were set to hand victory to a billionaire

30 Reported Killed as Suicide Bomber Strikes Shia Mosque in Kabul

The attack occurred at Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi part of Kabul, as Shia worshippers gathered for prayers.

Xi Jinping ‘Foiled a Coup’ by China’s Fallen Political Heavyweights, Reveals Official

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has foiled a coup by former political heavy weights who were at the receiving end

Ancient Turkish Town Prepares to Vanish Under Floodwaters

Hasankeyf (Turkey): At first glance all is as normal in the Turkish town of Hasankeyf, which has seen the Romans,

Iran’s Guards Flex Muscle in Middle East Despite Trump Warning

Beirut: A week after US President Donald Trump delivered a blistering speech about Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military

Donald Trump Launches Petition Against NFL Players’ Anthem Protests

The move came after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this week rejected US President Donald Trump’s calls to punish players who

Tech Giants and G7 Agree on Anti-Terror Plan, Jihadist Content Will be Taken Down Within 2 Hours

G7 nations and internet giants, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, agreed to work together to block the dissemination of extremist

Iraqi Forces Complete Takeover of Kirkuk Province After Clashing With Kurds

Baghdad/Kirkuk: Iraqi forces took control on Friday of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the

Pakistan Terrorist Group Finds Likely Replacement After US Drone Kills Leader

Peshawar: Senior terrorist commander Asad Afridi has emerged as the favourite to become the new leader of a deadly Pakistani

Oxford University Drops Suu Kyi’s Name From Common Room Over Rohingya Issue

London: The students at the prestigious Oxford University college where Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted

Ex-SS Guard Charged With Complicity in Murders at Nazi Death Camp

Berli: German prosecutors on Friday charged a 96-year-old former SS guard at a Nazi death camp with complicity in the

No Breakthrough Yet in Tracing Missing Indian Toddler in US

Houston: The FBI has seized multiple items including hair-like fibres, cellphones, laptops, a washer and a dryer from the home

Grenade Attack at Key Pakistan Port Leaves 26 Injured

Quetta: Unidentified men threw a grenade into a labourers’ hostel in the Pakistani port of Gwadar wounding 26 of them,

Ousted former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif indicted in Flagship Investment reference

An accountability court in Islamabad today indicted ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the reference related to Flagship Investments and

CIA Fires Bomb-sniffing Dog Who Flunks Smell Test

As per custom with the agency’s K9 dropouts, Lulu was adopted by her handler, the agency said. AFP Updated:October 20,

Letters from Young Barack Obama Show a Man Trying to Find His Way

Washington: A young Barack Obama questioned his place in the world and his racial identity, agonized over whether he’d make

Putin Dials Up Anti-US Rhetoric, Keeps Mum on Re-election

Sochi/Moscow: President Vladimir Putin launched one of his most stinging critiques of US foreign policy on Thursday, listing what he

Japan’s Emperor Akihito likely to abdicate at end-March 2019: Report

Tokyo: Japan’s Emperor Akihito is likely to abdicate at the end of March 2019 and Crown Prince Naruhito is expected

Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest extended for 30 days

The Lahore High Court has extended the house arrest of Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah Chief Hafiz Saeed

Plague cases in Madagascar almost doubled in 5 days: UN

The United Nations has said, plague cases in Madagascar, the Indian Ocean Island nation, has almost doubled in last 5

George Bush Takes Veiled Swipe at Donald Trump, Defends Immigration and Trade

New York: Former President George W Bush decried “bullying and prejudice” while defending immigrants and trade on Thursday in a

Obama Slams ‘Politics of Division’ After Returning to Campaign Trail

Richmond: Barack Obama has returned to the campaign trail for the first time in months, railing against the “politics of

CIA Chief Says US-Canadian Hostages Were Held in Pakistan for 5 Years

CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s remarks appeared to be the first time a US official has publicly stated that the family

Pakistani Militant Chief, Whose Group Killed 250 People, Dies in US Drone Strike

Dera Ismail Khan: The leader of a Pakistani militant group whose suicide bombings killed more than 250 people died on

Trump’s UN Envoy Casts Russia’s 2016 Election Interference as ‘Warfare’

New York: Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump’s chief envoy to the United Nations, cast Russian interference in the 2016 election

US Unemployment Claims Hit 44-year low; Mid-Atlantic Factories Humming

Washington: The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than 44-1/2 years last

UK Sets October 30 Deadline for Stalled Northern Ireland Talks

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire warned that without any signs of a deal by the end of the month, the

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Berlin: A female German politician has triggered a fierce debate by accusing a former ambassador of sexism after he failed

G7 to Put the Squeeze on Twitter, Google and Facebook at Terror Talks

Ischia: Tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter will come under pressure in Italy this week to go further and

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron Back Spain in Catalan Crisis

Brussels: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron voiced strong support for Madrid in the Catalan independence crisis

How to Survive a North Korean Missile — in Japanese Manga Form

Officials on the northern island of Hokkaido, which has already had two missiles from North Korea fired over it, published

How Spain Could Suspend Autonomy in Catalonia

Madrid: Spain’s vow Thursday to take over at least part of Catalonia’s regional powers due to its drive for independence

Spain to Push Ahead With Suspending Catalan Autonomy

Madrid: Spain said on Thursday it will move to seize some of the Catalan regional government’s powers after its leader

Theresa May Seeks ‘Ambitious Plans’ for Brexit Talks at EU Summit

The 27 other EU leaders are due to decide whether there has been “sufficient progress” in the first stage of

Malaysia Negotiating With US Firm to Resume MH370 Hunt

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is negotiating with a US firm to resume the hunt for missing flight MH370, a minister said

Lahore HC extends Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest for 30 days

Lahore High Court today extended Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief, Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest for another 30 days.

Michigan College Rolls Out Marijuana Degree for Undergraduates, But Hold the Jokes

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Theresa May Thanks Britain’s Indian Communities on Diwali

In her Diwali message, the British Prime Minister Theresa said the message of the festival of lights that ultimately good

Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted PM Sharif, daughter

A Pakistani anti-graft court today indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter for allegations linked to ownership of

Pakistani Anti-corruption Court Indicts Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif and his Daughter

Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court in July for not declaring a source of income that he disputes

Death toll in California wildfires rises to 42

In the US, death toll from California’s wildfires has risen to 42, as rescuers found another body. Department of Forestry

At least 43 Afghan soldiers killed in military base attack

At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed as the Taliban carried out two suicide car bombings at an army camp

Rex Tillerson’s India speech very bold robust vision, says Nisha Desai Biswal

Eminent Indian-American expert on South Asia Nisha Desai Biswal has said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s first major India-policy speech

The Handmaiden’s Tale Author Margaret Atwood Bags Kafka Prize for 2017

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Trailers Could House Those Displaced by Fires in California Wine Country

Los Angeles: Residents of Northern California’s wine country left homeless by the state’s deadliest-ever wildfires could be temporarily housed in

Trying to Unlock Brexit, Britain’s Theresa May to Make Offer on EU Citizens

Brussels: British Prime Minister Theresa May will promise on Thursday to make it as easy as possible for European Union

UN Says Still Determining if Myanmar Crisis is Genocide

Geneva: The United Nations has yet to determine whether violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar meets the legal definition of

Rohingya Issue a Real Test for Myanmar, Says Rex Tillerson

Washington: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that he holds the military leadership in Myanmar responsible for the

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Says World Needs US and India to Have Strong Partnership, Chides China

Washington: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Wednesday for the US and India to expand strategic ties. He also

‘Russia’s Version of Paris Hilton’ Announces Presidential Bid

Moscow: Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak said on Wednesday she planned to run in a presidential election next year, offering

Turkey Says Will Not Submit to ‘Impositions’ From United States in Visa Crisis

Ankara: Turkey’s foreign minister said on Wednesday Ankara would not submit to “impositions” from the United States to resolve a

Mass Shooting in US, 3 Killed in Maryland Office Park

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter on Wednesday morning as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince. He says Prince opened

Air Berlin Pilots Suspended After ‘Farewell’ Fly-by

When coming into land from Miami on Monday morning, the A330 jet flew low across the runway, then pulled up

President Xi Jinping assures neighbours to resolve disputes through dialogue

President Xi Jinping today assured China’s jittery neighbours that Beijing is ready to resolve its disputes through dialogue but not

6 Policemen Killed, 24 Injured in Blast in Pakistan

Karachi: At least six persons, including six policemen, were killed on Wednesday when Pakistani militants targeted police van in the

Saudi Commercial Flight Arrives in Baghdad, First Time in 27 Years

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are both wooing Baghdad now in an effort to halt the growing regional

Death toll in Afghan suicide attacks rises to 80; nearly 300 injured

The death toll from two suicide and gun attacks on Afghan security forces in southeast Afghanistan has risen to 80

From Damascus, Iran Vows to Confront Israel

General Mohammad Baqeri also pledged to increase cooperation with the Syrian military to fight Israel and insurgents in Syria, where

Kenyan Election Official Flees Country Ahead of Presidential Poll

Nairobi: A top Kenyan election commissioner has quit and fled the country ahead of an October 26 presidential election saying

Pakistan Barely Avoided Osama-Like Raid By US Navy Seals Last Month

The US-Canadian couple and their three children, who were born in captivity, were freed after Pakistani military launched an operation

Bloody Spectacle: Indonesian Villages Pit Wild Boars Against Dogs

Cikawao: A gory fight to the death between snarling dogs and captured wild boars. Gathered around a bamboo-walled arena, Indonesians

US to Provide EMALS Technology to India for Aircraft Carriers

This gesture ahead of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to India is another indication of the strategic alliance US

US author George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

US author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize. He became only the second American writer to win

China’s Xi Jinping Pledges to Build ‘Modern Socialist Country’

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a “modern

Fall of Islamic State Group’s Capital Raqqa: Five Things to Know

Baghdad:  US-backed forces in northern Syria say they have captured Raqqa, once the seat of power for the Islamic State

China Combat Veteran, Close Ally of Xi Jinping, to Get Promotion

Beijing: A close ally of President Xi Jinping is expected to be promoted to vice chairman of China’s Central Military

Shinzo Abe’s Coalition Seen Winning Around 2/3 Majority in Japan, Says Report

According to the poll, Sinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) poised to win about 280 seats in the 465-member lower

Working Through CCTV Footage: Police on 3-year-old Indian Girl’s Disappearance in US

Houston: Police in Richardson, Texas, are still holding out hope for a 3-year-old Indian girl who mysteriously disappeared 10 days

Xi Jinping tells Communist Party to Combat Any Actions to ‘Undermine’ it

Beijing: Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged the Communist Party on Wednesday to “resolutely oppose” any actions that undermine its leadership

US Judge Blocks Latest Version of Donald Trump Travel Ban

Washington: A US federal judge has barred the White House from implementing yet another version of President Donald Trump’s controversial

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China’s biggest political event, the Communist Party Congress, began in Beijing this morning. The summit takes place once every five

George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize 2017 for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’

London: US author George Saunders became only the second American writer to win Britain’s renowned Man Booker Prize, which was

Donald Trump Celebrates Diwali in Oval Office

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The Pakistan government has sought the extension of Mumbai attacks mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed’s detention under the public

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In Afghanistan, at least 74 people were killed and over 170 injured in a series of suicide attacks by Taliban

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Hillary Clinton said Washington’s allies have increasingly been expressing concerns over the reliability of the United States. Reuters Updated:October 18,

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Ursula Haverbeck, who describes herself as a revisionist historian, said at a public event in January 2016 that gas chambers

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Strasbourg, France: Europe’s top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s conviction for fraud in

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Beijing: China’s Communist Party once shunned the rule of law, preferring to rely on what Chairman Mao Zedong called “rule

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Raqa, Syria: US-backed forces said Tuesday they had taken full control of Raqa from the Islamic State group, defeating the

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Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni Shrine for war dead, seen in China

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The Maltese investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, who had exposed her country’s links with the Panama Papers document leak, has

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In Afghanistan, 20 people were killed and over 70 wounded in a suicide bombing targeting a police training centre attached

Taliban Attacks Kill 10 Policemen in Afghanistan, Say Officials

Provincial chief police, Mohammad Zaman, says the attack in Andar district early on Tuesday morning triggered several hours of heavy

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Valleta, Malta: A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation’s links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama

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Nomadic Muslim Fulani herdsmen allegedly launched a series of attacks against Christian farmers, defying a curfew put in late Friday

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