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Live rounds were reportedly shot during a confrontation between protestors and police in Hong Kong’s Tsuen Wan. Tear gas, rubber bullets, petrol bombs, and bricks were reportedly used during the clashes. Protestors are terming the clashes as urban warfare as the riots in Hong Kong against the Extradition Bill continue.

12:01:42 on 26 Aug

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made a surprise visit to the city hosting the Group of Seven summit Sunday, a move that caught President Donald Trump off-guard and added another element of tension to the meeting of world economic leaders. Zarif's arrival in Biarritz appeared to be a covert initiative by French President Emmanuel Macron.

10:35:01 on 26 Aug

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U.S. space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported Saturday. Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife's private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Times said.

08:05:37 on 25 Aug

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EU leaders rounded on US President Donald Trump over his trade threats on Saturday as they arrived in the chic French seaside resort of Biarritz for a G7 summit overshadowed by trans-Atlantic tensions and worries about the global economy. Trump warned late Friday he would impose punishing tariffs on French wine if France doesn't withdraw a new digital tax.

06:36:35 on 25 Aug

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EU leaders rounded on US President Donald Trump over his trade threats on Saturday as they arrived in the chic French seaside resort of Biarritz for a G7 summit overshadowed by trans-Atlantic tensions and worries about the global economy. Trump warned late Friday he would impose punishing tariffs on French wine if France doesn't withdraw a new digital tax.

06:33:30 on 25 Aug

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said he’s sending troops to battle fires roaring through vast expanses of the Amazon as President Donald Trump offered U.S. support to combat the disaster. Trump tweeted on Friday evening that that he had spoken with Bolsonaro about the fires and trade between the two countries.

09:57:01 on 24 Aug

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After housing the biggest of the superstars, the best of the sportsmen, and the greatest of the historical leaders, Madame Tussauds on Wednesday, in an unexpected reveal, made way for its newest entrant -- a burger. The international wax museum's Delhi attraction unveiled the wax figure of a larger than life Zinger burger by KFC.

08:27:02 on 24 Aug

He even cooked for her and helped her with household chores. If one argument could save a marriage, this is it. But the fawning husband cooked, cleaned, swept and loved his wife passionately. Completely. She, in turn, felt choked by his affection and now wants to divorce him. The wife complained that her life turned "hell" because the man was so kind to her.

06:39:01 on 23 Aug

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He even cooked for her and helped her with household chores. If one argument could save a marriage, this is it. But the fawning husband cooked, cleaned, swept and loved his wife passionately. Completely. She, in turn, felt choked by his affection and now wants to divorce him. The wife complained that her life turned "hell" because the man was so kind to her.

06:36:01 on 23 Aug

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US President Donald Trump is "ready to assist" India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue if both sides ask for it, the White House said on Thursday, even as Washington was "very closely" monitoring the situation. Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution .

10:25:57 on 23 Aug

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Latest intelligence reports suggest that Pakistan is planning to deploy Afghan terrorists in Kashmir. After the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, intelligence reports now suggest that these terrorists are ready to infiltrate Kashmir from terror launchpads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

10:27:01 on 22 Aug

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Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia.

09:12:01 on 22 Aug

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As PM Modi lands in Paris on Thursday, he will head straight to the Château de Chantilly for a bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, four days before the G-7 summit. The meeting between Modi and Macron takes place days after French diplomats played a key role in favour of India at the UNSC meeting, where China had raised the issue of J&K.

10:08:43 on 22 Aug

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Countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, ruing that the job against terrorist is being done only by the United States some 7,000 miles away. Trump said that other nations currently are making very less efforts against the terrorists in Afghanistan.

09:05:06 on 22 Aug

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On Tuesday, Pakistan decided to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the recent revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status by India. Firdous Ashiq Awan, the information assistant to the Pakistan Prime Minister, said that the case will be filed based on the “human rights violations” in Kashmir.

08:04:35 on 21 Aug

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Pakistani's Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari sent a letter to UNICEF, requesting the removal of actress Priyanka Chopra as its Goodwill Ambassador. Ms Chopra has publicly endorsed Indian government position on Kashmir and also supported the nuclear threat issued to Pakistan by the Indian Defence Minister.

04:13:20 on 21 Aug

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Hong Kong’s ties with mainland China have never appeared more fragile, as protesters demand greater freedoms while Beijing expresses frustration at the turmoil. There are concerns that Chinese authorities may take direct action to quell the unrest. But the two economies have become so intertwined that officials have powerful incentives to preserve the status quo.

10:57:01 on 20 Aug

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If you spend enough time on the Internet, you’ve probably seen your fair share of stories about alligators turning up in unexpected places. A video that’s gone viral, however, gives a glimpse into how these alligators make it to all these surprising places. The shocking video, recorded in Florida, shows an alligator climbing over a fence like it’s no big deal.

04:08:31 on 20 Aug

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Over two years after the government banned the broadcasting of controversial Peace TV channel of Zakir Naik, wanted in India for money laundering and inciting extremism through hate speeches, the controversial content continues to reach millions worldwide. Despite being banned in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for its hateful content, the app has an age rating of 3+.

03:55:35 on 20 Aug

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A South Dakota woman who recently gave birth to triplets says she didn’t find out about her pregnancy until she went to the hospital with what she thought were kidney stones. KOTA-TV reports Dannette Giltz, of Sturgis, gave birth to the healthy triplets on Aug. 10. Giltz says that despite having two other children, she did not know she was 34 weeks pregnant.

03:16:12 on 20 Aug

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Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's term has been extended for another three years, the government said today. "General Qamar Javed Bajwa is appointed Chief of Army Staff for another term of three years from the date of completion of current tenure," the notification issued by Pakistan Prime Minister's Office read.

06:18:16 on 19 Aug

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After years of campaigning, Pakistani cricket star and philanthropist Imran Khan’s efforts to bring about a “New Pakistan” culminated in victory. His promise for a ‘naya Pakistan’ had the people hopeful of a better world. But the dwindling economy, the lack of jobs and human rights violations are making Pakistanis skeptical.

06:02:55 on 19 Aug

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Nepal’s Gurung people live mostly in small villages in the vast Annapurna mountain ranges. In this remote region, they practice an ancient tradition of honey hunting. In spring, the Gurung’s honey contains a rare substance called grayanotoxin from rhododendron flowers that’s known for its intoxicating effects.

05:53:11 on 19 Aug

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The civil liberties debate is one of the key challenges facing the Narendra Modi government following the removal of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir. On one side there are lock-down conditions to ensure peace. On the other side, the relaxing of restrictions makes space for incitement and violence.

05:31:44 on 19 Aug

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A pair of gay penguins in Germany, who tried earnestly to hatch a stone now have the chance to become real parents. Staff at Berlin Zoo recently presented the amorous male couple with an egg, which they swiftly began to incubate. The egg came from another pair who in recent years "have not got along 100 percent", said zookeepers Norbert Zahmel.

04:28:37 on 19 Aug

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A group of Iranian men have proven that music indeed transcends boundaries. In a video that has gone viral and won the hearts of many netizens, the men are seen dancing to Shankar Mahadevan-sung ‘Mambazhamam Mambazhamam’ from the Tamil film Pokkiri as they warm up for some exercise in the gym.

03:48:10 on 19 Aug

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Despite heavy rain, threats from Beijing, and weeks of clashes with the police, hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday for the 11th weekend in a row. The huge turnout for the demonstrations suggests that the threat of a military crackdown by the state has not caused the protest movement to lose momentum.

11:31:11 on 19 Aug

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The bridegroom whose wedding was targeted by a suicide bomber in the Afghan capital Kabul says he has "lost hope" after the deadly attack. In a TV interview, Mirwais Elmi said his bride survived but his brother and other relatives were among the 63 people killed in Saturday's attack. The IS group has admitted carrying out the bombing, which also wounded more than 180.

09:15:02 on 19 Aug

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Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. A bronze plaque will be unveiled in a ceremony starting around 1400 GMT to mark Okjokull -- which translates to "Ok glacier" -- in the west of Iceland.

05:27:01 on 19 Aug

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In a mountainous area north of Tokyo, a priest blows a conch shell as Yuichiro Yamamoto bows and thanks the nature gods for this year's "good harvest": natural ice. Yamamoto is one of Japan's few remaining "ice farmers", eschewing the ease of refrigeration for open-air pools to create a product that is sold to high-end shaved ice shops in trendy Tokyo districts.

04:27:01 on 19 Aug

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If you need a little pick-me-up treat on Sunday, we have something for you that may make you smile. It’s a video of a “dancing” cat that has left many thoroughly entertained and there is a chance that it’ll impress you too. Set to the song Mr. Sandman sung by The Chordettes in 1954, the video shows the cat performing various gestures to the tune.

02:25:02 on 19 Aug

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The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a wedding in Kabul which Afghan authorities said killed at least 63 people. ISIS said one of its fighters blew himself up at a large gathering in Kabul while others "detonated a parked explosives-laden vehicle" when security forces arrived, in a statement posted on the Telegram messaging app.

05:23:46 on 18 Aug

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United States President Donald Trump pushed for talks between New Delhi and Islamabad on the Kashmir issue during a phone conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday, news agency AFP has quoted the White House as saying. The matter even reached the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), which held a closed-door meeting to discuss it earlier in the day.

06:27:01 on 17 Aug

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North Korea has rejected any further talks with South Korea, calling its decision "completely the fault of South Korea's actions". It issued a statement in response to a speech by South Korea President Moon Jae-in on Thursday. Meanwhile, early on Friday North Korea test-fired two missiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the South Korean military said.

03:55:02 on 16 Aug

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President Donald Trump on Thursday again signalled his desire for close trading ties with Britain once it leaves the European Union, saying a "fantastic" deal was in the works. "I think we'll have a fantastic and big trade deal with the UK. We should do much more business than we're doing," Trump told reporters.

07:27:01 on 16 Aug

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Jeremy Corbyn urged anti-Boris Johnson MPs to make him Britain’s caretaker prime minister to avoid a no-deal Brexit -- but his proposal met with a mixed response on Thursday. The Labour main opposition leader said once in power, he would seek to delay Britain’s October 31 exit date from the European Union and then call a general election.

06:29:48 on 15 Aug

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As people of Pakistan celebrated their 73rd Independence day on August 14, former cricketer Wasim Akram spread some joy on the occasion with a hilarious tweet. Taking to the micro-blogging website, the 53-year-old tweeted, “The day we celebrate Pakistan’s independence happens to be the same day that I lost mine.”

05:17:10 on 15 Aug

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Gulf Arab countries have remained mostly silent as India's government moved to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its limited autonomy, imposing a sweeping military curfew in the disputed Muslim-majority region and cutting off residents from all communication and the internet.

04:58:34 on 15 Aug

China has formally asked for “closed consultations” in theUN Security Councilto discuss India revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan, Beijing’s closest ally, wrote a letter on the issue to Poland, the Council President for the month of August, a top diplomat here said.

02:51:20 on 15 Aug

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China has formally asked for “closed consultations” in theUN Security Councilto discuss India revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan, Beijing’s closest ally, wrote a letter on the issue to Poland, the Council President for the month of August, a top diplomat here said.

02:48:18 on 15 Aug

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New Zealand officials admitted Wednesday that they made a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques to send a hand-written letter from his prison cell. The six-page letter from Brenton Tarrant was posted this week on the website 4chan, which has become notorious as a place for white supremacists to post their views.

05:27:30 on 14 Aug

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US President Trump has said that India and China are no longer "developing nations" and were "taking advantage" of the tag from the WTO and asserted that he will not let it happen anymore. Trump, championing his 'America First' policy, has been a vocal critic of India for levying "tremendously high" duties on US products and has described the country as a "tariff king".

02:16:24 on 14 Aug

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President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization if conditions are not improved. "We will leave if we have to," Trump told a cheering audience of workers at a Shell chemical plant in Pennsylvania. "We know that they have been screwing us for years and it's not going to happen again," he said.

07:42:01 on 14 Aug

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Amid the cacophony of the demonstrations being staged this week in Hong Kong, one could hear an unmistakable reverb from a far off domain: Broadway. Yes, the song that rang out across the region, including in a terminal of Hong Kong International Airport, was, of all things, a show tune.

06:29:56 on 14 Aug

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Amid the cacophony of the demonstrations being staged this week in Hong Kong, one could hear an unmistakable reverb from a far off domain: Broadway. Yes, the song that rang out across the region, including in a terminal of Hong Kong International Airport, was, of all things, a show tune.

06:27:01 on 14 Aug

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Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on gray stone steps atop the world’s largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking cellphones or whispering to each other as they waited for daylight. Sunrise wasn’t spectacular on that recent summer day. But even an ordinary dawn at Borobudur Temple provided a memorable experience.

04:57:01 on 14 Aug

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While it might sound like fun to work around pets every day, veterinarians and people who volunteer at animal shelters face particular stressors that can place them at risk for depression says a study. People are often drawn to it because they see it as a personal calling. However, they are faced with animal suffering and death on a routine basis.

03:57:01 on 14 Aug

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Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has asked his countrymen not to live in a “fool’s paradise” as he highlighted that it will not be easy for Islamabad to get the support of the United Nation’s Security Council as well as from the Muslim world against India’s decision to abrogate Article 370 that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

04:21:18 on 13 Aug

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Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful states in the North-East region. The state offers a variety of sights, activities, fairs, and festivals for tourists and visitors. One such religious tourist destination which is gradually catching up amongst pilgrims, history lovers and travellers is the Mawjymbuin caves.

03:25:02 on 13 Aug

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Five-star hotels with views of Islam’s holiest site and luxury Hajj pilgrimage packages are attracting a super-wealthy clientele and establishing Mecca as the capital of premium religious tourism. Mecca’s finest hotels are lavishly appointed with shimmering marble, fine wood panelling and vast chandeliers, serving super-wealthy pilgrims from around the world.

07:18:02 on 12 Aug

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Five-star hotels with views of Islam’s holiest site and luxury Hajj pilgrimage packages are attracting a super-wealthy clientele and establishing Mecca as the capital of premium religious tourism. Mecca’s finest hotels are lavishly appointed with shimmering marble, fine wood panelling and vast chandeliers, serving super-wealthy pilgrims from around the world.

07:15:01 on 12 Aug

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India and China on Monday announced a bouquet of new initiatives including expanding facilities for Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims as the two neighbours opened new areas of convergence amid old and new tensions in ties. Jaishankar said China had made suggestions about expanding the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

06:54:58 on 12 Aug

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In a first, NASA has demonstrated the first coordinated manoeuvre between two tissue box-sized water-powered spacecraft in the low Earth orbit. The twin spacecraft were orbiting Earth about 9 km from one another, Universe Today reported on Friday. The two spacecraft established a radio frequency communication cross-link to "talk" with each other.

06:42:55 on 12 Aug

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A mini-golf course in the nave of a mediaeval English cathedral to encourage families to visit this summer is proving a match made in heaven -- and controversy. The nine-hole course blessing Rochester Cathedral in southern England, which dates back to 604AD, has been drawing in families since the miniature fairways were rolled out last week.

05:08:13 on 12 Aug

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N Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally oversaw in a series of missile launches, which was the "test-fire of a new weapon", country's official News Agency reported. The report did not specify the nature of the weapon tested in Saturday's launch. But a second statement from the North Korean foreign ministry called it a "test for developing the conventional weapons".

07:57:02 on 11 Aug

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Pakistan, which has launched a major lobbying effort, particularly in Washington and the United Nations, after India revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status, has received little traction on the issue, according to diplomatic sources here. Islamabad is being bluntly asked not to use the development in Kashmir for cross border terrorism or infiltration across the LoC.

08:42:01 on 10 Aug

Jeffrey Epstein, the U.S. financier facing federal sex trafficking charges, committed suicide on August 9 in his lower Manhattan jail cell, several U.S. media outlets reported on August 10. Epstein, who was arrested on July 6, had pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls as young as 14, from at least 2002 to 2005.

07:29:06 on 10 Aug

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China expressed serious concerns over the current developments in J&K following abrogation of special status by India earlier this week leading to rising of tensions in the region. This was divulged during bilateral talks between Chinese Foreign Minister and his Pak counterpart Qureshi, who rushed to Beijing to discuss the latest situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

10:07:03 on 10 Aug

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Designer Falguni Peacock made an insensitive comment during an interview about plus-size brides. In the interview, which took place during India Couture Week, the designer said that she would ask plus-size brides to lose a couple inches and come back in a few months to get their bridal outfit fitted.

02:56:01 on 10 Aug

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