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Priyanka Gandhi also enters politics

Priyanka Gandhi also enters politics

AP, New Delhi :A scion of India's most famous political dynasty on Wednesday formally entered politics, with the opposition Congress party assigning her a position as it prepares for national

Thailand to hold election, first since March 24 coup

AFP, Bangkok :Thailand will hold a general election on March 24, authorities said Wednesday, the first national poll since a 2014 coup knocked out the civilian government of Yingluck Shinawatra.

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Snowfall hampers road links in Himachal PradeshAgencies, ShimlaRoad links in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday were hampered a day after widespread snow and rain, blocking highways and link roads, while hundreds

Saudi sisters found dead on New York river bank

Saudi sisters found dead on New York river bank

AFP, New York :Two Saudi sisters whose bodies were found taped together on the banks of a New York river committed suicide, the city's medical examiner said on Tuesday.Rotana Farea,

Trump prepares 2 versions of state of union speech amid shutdown tensions

The Washington Post :The White House is forging ahead with State of the Union preparations despite no commitment from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to hold the annual address at

Kurd-led forces overrun last IS-held village in Syria

AFP, Beirut  :Kurdish-led fighters overran the last village held by the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday, confining its once vast cross-border "caliphate" to two small hamlets, a war

US aid cuts hit Palestinians, further dimming hope for peace

US aid cuts hit Palestinians, further dimming hope for peace

AP, Jerusalem :Tens of thousands of Palestinians are no longer getting food aid or basic health services from America, U.S.-funded infrastructure projects have been halted, and an innovative peace-building program

Israel, US test ballistic missile interceptor

Israel, US test ballistic missile interceptor

AFP, Jerusalem :The Israeli and US defence ministries said Tuesday they had successfully tested ballistic missile interceptors deployed at Israeli airbases.The tests came a day after the latest deadly exchange

Delhi govt to introduce curriculum to train teachers in handling transgender students

Delhi govt to introduce curriculum to train teachers in handling transgender students

AFP, New Delhi :The Delhi government, in line with its "inclusive" education policy, is going to introduce a curriculum to train its teachers in handling the concerns of transgender students

Ex-diplomats, scholars urge China to release Canadians

Ex-diplomats, scholars urge China to release Canadians

AFP, Beijing :A group of more than 100 former diplomats and academics have signed an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping calling for the release of two Canadians who

France, Germany seek closer bond to tackle EU crisis

France, Germany seek closer bond to tackle EU crisis

AFP, Aachen :France and Germany will on Tuesday sign a new friendship treaty to deepen their alliance at a time of crisis for the EU, drawing fire from the far

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Norway's coalition govt announces enlarged CabinetAP, CopenhagenNorway's center-right government has announced an enlarged Cabinet after the Christian Democrats joined the ruling coalition.After months of talks, the Christian Democrats decided to

May to unveil new Brexit strategy

May to unveil new Brexit strategy

AFP :British Prime Minister Theresa May unveils her Brexit "Plan B" to parliament on Monday after MPs shredded her EU divorce deal, deepening the political gridlock 10 weeks from departure

Turkey ready to take over Syria's Manbij, Erdogan tells Trump

Turkey ready to take over Syria's Manbij, Erdogan tells Trump

Al Jazeera News :Turkey is ready to take over security in Manbij, a town in northeast Syria held by Kurdish forces where four US personnel died in a bombing last

Cadet killings spars protest in Colombia

Thousands of people across Colombia have taken to the streets demanding peace and chanting "no to terrorism".The protests were in response to the death of 20 police cadets in a

Police bust Australia-China baby formula crime ring

AFP :Six people have been charged after Australian authorities uncovered a multi-million-dollar crime syndicate stealing baby formula and vitamins from major retailers across Sydney for shipment to China, police said

Israel hits Iranian and Syrian targets around Damascus

Israel says it has hit Iranian targets around the Syrian capital, Damascus.The Israel Defense Forces says the overnight operation targeted the elite Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, as

Israeli bombardment in Syria kills 11

AFP :Israeli air strikes and ground-to-ground missiles that hit near the Syrian capital overnight to Monday killed at least 11 fighters including two Syrians, a Britain-based war monitor said.The bombardment

Trump offers 3-year protection for immigrants in exchange for border wall

Trump offers 3-year protection for immigrants in exchange for border wall

The Washington Post :President Donald Trump on Saturday offered Democrats three years of deportation protections for some immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding, a proposal immediately

Women march for safe streets after murder of student

News agencies:Several thousand people marched through major Australian cities calling for safety for women after an Palestinian exchange student was murdered in Melbourne.Sunday's marches, part of the Women's March rallies

Senator Graham hopes Trump will slow US Syria withdrawal

Senator Graham hopes Trump will slow US Syria withdrawal

Reuters, Ankara  :US Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday he hoped President Donald Trump would slow the U.S. withdrawal from Syria until Islamic State is destroyed.Speaking in Ankara, Graham said

Senator Graham hopes Trump will slow US Syria withdrawal

Reuters, Ankara  :US Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday he hoped President Donald Trump would slow the U.S. withdrawal from Syria until Islamic State is destroyed.Speaking in Ankara, Graham said

Afghan Taliban reject talks with US in Pakistan

Afghan Taliban reject talks with US in Pakistan

Reuters, Peshawar :The Afghan Taliban rejected reports in the Pakistani media that they were prepared to resume meetings with U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad and repeated their refusal

Abe, Putin on collision course over islands

Abe, Putin on collision course over islands

AFP, Tokyo :The leaders of Japan and Russia hold crunch summit talks on Tuesday, with the two countries locked in an undiplomatic war of words over a set of disputed

Abe, Putin on collision course over islands

Abe, Putin on collision course over islands

AFP, Tokyo :The leaders of Japan and Russia hold crunch summit talks on Tuesday, with the two countries locked in an undiplomatic war of words over a set of disputed

Abe, Putin on collision course over islands

Abe, Putin on collision course over islands

AFP, Tokyo :The leaders of Japan and Russia hold crunch summit talks on Tuesday, with the two countries locked in an undiplomatic war of words over a set of disputed

Trump plans major announcement on border, longest shutdown

AP, Washington :President Donald Trump said he'll be making a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall

Democrats to probe report whether Trump told lawyer to lie to Congress

Democrats to probe report whether Trump told lawyer to lie to Congress

The Washington Post :House Democrats on Friday moved to accelerate their investigations into President Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russian interests, reacting to an explosive but unconfirmed report that Trump

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New migrant caravan enters MexicoAFP, Ciudad Hidalgo Hundreds of Central Americans entered Mexico illegally as the latest migrant caravan trying to reach the United States began crossing the Mexican-Guatemalan border

Human diet causing ‘catastrophic’ damage to planet: Study

Human diet causing ‘catastrophic’ damage to planet: Study

AFP, Paris :The way humanity produces and eats food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and "catastrophic" damage to the planet, according to a landmark study published