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Theresa May warned on Sunday that parliament's rejection of her Brexit deal could leave Britain in the European Union and bring the opposition Labour Party to power. The embattled leader's message came with her government fearing a heavy defeat on Tuesday of the draft withdrawal agreement she signed with Brussels last month.

08:44:08 on 09 Dec

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he has asked his government to ascertain the status of the 2008 Mumbai attacks case as it is in Pakistan’s interest to resolve the matter. India repeated its calls for the prosecution of the masterminds and facilitators of the attacks on the 10th anniversary of the carnage blamed on the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

12:13:52 on 08 Dec

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India has abstained from voting on a US-sponsored UN General Assembly draft resolution that would have condemned for the first time the activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza. The resolution failed to be adopted Thursday as it could not garner two-thirds support in the General Assembly.

03:04:51 on 07 Dec

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Taking a dig at the BJP and its leaders, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the “ruling party [in India] is anti-Muslim.” Khan said, “the ruling party [in India] has an anti-Muslim, anti-Pakistan approach.” He said the main reason for such a reaction from his Indian counterparts was because of the general elections that are due in the country.

12:55:22 on 07 Dec

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Police have issued an all-clear message after CNN's New York offices and studios were evacuated Thursday night because of a phoned-in bomb threat."The NYPD has now given us the all clear, and employees have been permitted to return to the building, "CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said. "The building is secure and safe for everyone to return in the morning."

10:47:04 on 07 Dec

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Imran Khan, a onetime cricket star, led the life of a glamorous playboy before he turned to Pakistani politics. This past week, President Trump - who has traded Twitter barbs with Khan and cut military assistance to Pakistan - asked him to help bring the Afghan Taliban to peace talks. "Pakistan had nothing to do with 9/11. Al-Qaida was in Afghanistan", Imran replied.

08:02:35 on 07 Dec

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Sri Lankan Parliament will take up a motion to express confidence in ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe next week, officials said on December 6, as the political crisis following his controversial sacking by the President intensified. The motion has been listed for which no dates have been fixed, parliamentary officials said.

10:55:01 on 06 Dec

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Industry analyses have suggested Indian and other companies have held back on expansion or deferred opening new offices in the UK due to uncertainty over Brexit, but new official figures show investments from India was up 321% in the last year. The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.

08:55:01 on 06 Dec

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Explained: Why Paris is burning

France’s PM Edouard Philippe met with the opposition Monday as the country hunted desperately for a way to tackle the worst street riots seen in Paris since the student protests of May 1968. The extraordinary 3-week-old protest raged in the capital’s majestic boulevards over the weekend. Who are the yellow vests? Why could they become President Macron’s greatest challenge?

09:55:02 on 04 Dec

The UAE has given the green signal to India's request for the extradition of Christian James Michel, a Dubai-based Englishman wanted in India in connection with kickbacks in the VVIP chopper scam, an Economic Times report said. The Dubai government has issued an administrative order for Michel's extradition after the highest court of Dubai rejected his plea on Monday.

06:51:05 on 04 Dec

Reiterating India's commitment to fight climate change, Union Env Minister Harsh Vardhan on December 3 said it was "crucial" to find ways to combat the issue with the "wisdom of collective cultural tradition" apart from modern technologies. "Guided by our Indian culture and ethos, we are dedicated to climate action that will ensure climate justice for all," he said.

03:48:28 on 04 Dec

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USA will not be able to stop Iran exporting its oil and any move to prevent Iranian crude shipments passing through the Gulf would lead to all oil exports through the waterway being blocked, Iran's president said. USA has imposed sanctions on Iran and U.S. officials say they aim to reduce Iran's oil exports to zero in a bid to curb the Islamic Republic's missile programme.

03:48:26 on 04 Dec

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When opportunity comes knocking, unbidden, to one’s door, a wise person does not let it slip away. The opportunity created by Kartarpur Sahib must not be allowed to slip away, for it is born of radically different and deeply enduring roots. While previous peace initiatives originated in the corridors of power, this one has originated in a small village.

06:57:15 on 03 Dec

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Last week, Sikh pilgrims from India streamed into the Kartarpur gurduwara in Pakistan. At the same time, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan performed the “ground breaking” ceremony for a 4-km corridor. As gestures go, it was a powerful one. It has been argued that, despite the apparent thaw, there has been little progress on the strategic front.

06:52:50 on 03 Dec

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan rubbished his foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s ‘googly’ remarks on Monday, 3 Dec, saying the Kartarpur Corridor was a sincere effort to maintain good relations with India. Qureshi had added that it was the same Indian government which had said it will not engage with Pakistan but then did for the ground-breaking ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor.

06:49:11 on 03 Dec

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In an alleged statement, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has claimed that they had 'no link' in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in May 1991. The alleged letter from LTTE has been signed by their Political Wing representative Kurburan Guruswami and Legal Wing representative Lathan Chandralingam.

02:25:56 on 03 Dec

Qatar is withdrawing from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as of January 2019, Saad al-Kaabi, the country's energy minister said on Monday. COMMENT The decision to withdraw from OPEC came after Qatar reviewed ways to enhance its role internationally and plan its long-term strategy, al-Kaabi told a news conference.

12:08:47 on 03 Dec

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The World Bank unveiled $200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25, adding this amounts to a doubling of its current five-year funding. The move, coinciding with a UN climate summit meeting of some 200 nations, represented a "significantly ramped up ambition" to tackle climate change, "sending an important signal to the wider global community to do the same."

07:57:01 on 03 Dec

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France will consider imposing a state of emergency to prevent a recurrence of some of the worst civil unrest in more than a decade and urged peaceful protestors to come to the negotiating table. Groups of young men with faces masked, some carrying metal bars and axes, rioted on the streets of central Paris yesterday, setting a dozen vehicles ablaze and torching buildings.

01:53:52 on 02 Dec

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In the hours leading up to journalist Khashoggi's killing, Saudi Arabia's crown prince sent at least 11 messages to his closest advisor who was charged with overseeing the murder, the Wall Street Journal said. The Journal said it had reviewed excerpts of the highly classified intelligence document, which relied on electronic intercepts and other clandestine information.

10:10:10 on 02 Dec

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Argentina, seems to have passed on its game frenzy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited the country’s capital Buenos Aires to attend the G-20 summit. When FIFA President Gianni Infantino gifted him a football jersey that had his name printed on the back, PM Modi took to Twitter to share the news with the world.

09:07:36 on 02 Dec

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The US consulate in Mexico's second city, Guadalajara, was attacked with explosives. The attack occurred just before Pence and President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka flew into Mexico City on Saturday morning at the head of a high-level US delegation attending the inauguration of Mexico's new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

08:20:06 on 02 Dec

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India has asked Ethiopian authorities to investigate a report that employees of an Indian company, Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), have been taken hostage by staff in Ethiopia, a government source said on Saturday. Seven Indian employees of the debt-laden IL&FS company have been held hostage by Ethiopian staff because of non-payment of salaries.

01:18:26 on 01 Dec

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George Bush, 41st President, dies at 94

George Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, who steered the nation through a tumultuous period in world affairs but was denied a second term after support for his presidency collapsed under the weight of an economic downturn and his seeming inattention to domestic affairs died on Friday. He was 94.

10:46:33 on 01 Dec

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Terming the India-US-Japan partnership as "JAI" or victory, PM Narendra Modi said the partnership between the three nations would go a long way in ensuring world peace and prosperity. "If I put it differently, Japan, America and India is JAI. 'JAI' means success," PM Modi said after the first-ever trilateral meet with US President Donald Trump and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.

07:57:01 on 01 Dec

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Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, is seeking views from eminent Indian-Americans from across the country on the possibility of a Hindu running for American presidency amid reports that she is considering to run for the White House in 2020. A formal announcement could be weeks away or even before the end of the year.

05:38:31 on 30 Nov

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The Kartarpur road to lasting peace

Those who think former cricketers can’t have a successful second career in politics need to revisit their conviction. Two ace cricketers-cum-politicians from across the Great Divide between India and Pakistan—Pakistan’s newly-minted PM Imran Khan and India’s Navjot Singh Sidhu—may prove the Cassandras wrong with their latest exploits.

02:56:31 on 30 Nov

Pakistan has to develop as a secular state if it wants good ties with India, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday. After Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's comments urging peace and dialogue between the two countries, General Rawat also said while India had taken the first step many times, it is Islamabad's turn to show concrete action against terror.

02:20:36 on 30 Nov

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PM Narendra Modi reached Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina for the 2018 G20 summit, which is scheduled to begin today. The theme of the G20 summit is Building Consensus for a Fair and Sustainable Development. PM Modi met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who is in the middle of the controversy regarding the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

06:57:01 on 30 Nov

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A coach reported to have been carrying tourists to Hong Kong's airport collided with a taxi Friday leaving five dead and 31 injured, police said. A man and two women were declared dead at the scene and two died in hospital, police said. The crash happened on the island of Tsing Yi with images on local media showing the taxi crushed.

06:03:20 on 30 Nov

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Making peace overtures, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said he was ready to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi as he conceded that it was not in Islamabad’s interest to allow use of its territory for terror activities outside the country. Mr. Khan was reportedly referring to India’s stance that terrorism and talks could not go together.

05:53:42 on 29 Nov

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Sri Lanka's parliament voted Thursday to block any spending by the PM's office, further paralysing a government adrift from weeks of conflict as two rivals claim to run the country. The island has been in crisis since October 26 when the president sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa, a charismatic but divisive former leader.

05:23:33 on 29 Nov

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan, who has called for peaceful ties with India, today said "he can't be held responsible for the past" when asked by NDTV about India's 'Most Wanted' terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. "We can't live in the past. We also have a list of wanted in India... It is not in Pakistan's interest to have terror from our soil," Imran Khan told NDTV in Islamabad.

05:04:56 on 29 Nov

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A scientist who upended a Hong Kong conference with his claim to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies cancelled a fresh talk and was heavily criticised by organisers. He Jiankui had told a packed biomedical conference Wednesday he was "proud" to have successfully altered the DNA of twin girls born to an HIV-positive father.

04:40:46 on 29 Nov

The Pakistan government plans to make Rishi Kapoor’s ancestral home in the fabled Qissa Khwani Bazar into a museum in keeping with a request from the Bollywood star. Foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke about the government’s plans during an interaction with visiting Indian journalists late on Wednesday night.

03:19:58 on 29 Nov

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Imran Khan’s blunder

Pakistan PM Imran Khan stirred an unnecessary controversy on Wednesday. While addressing the gathering at the inaugural event of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor, Khan mentioned the K-word and then implicitly suggested that Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu would be a better choice as the PM of India. He has likely eroded the goodwill between India and Pakistan.

01:06:01 on 29 Nov

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After attempting to bury a climate change report during a long holiday weekend, the White House has pivoted to calling it “not based on facts.” Unfortunately for the White House, the report is filled with years’ worth of facts gathered by scientists, which paint a clear and alarming picture: climate change is already affecting Americans, and it’s going to get worse.

05:25:02 on 29 Nov

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The European Union urged government, businesses, citizens and regions to join it in an ambitious plan to cut emissions and make the bloc carbon neutral by 2050. According to Canete, if Europe retains its current targets it will only reduce net carbon emissions by 60 per cent by mid-century, not enough to meet the bloc's pledges under the 2015 Paris climate accord.

08:55:01 on 28 Nov

Imran Khan laid the foundation stone for Kartarpur corridor, which will facilitate the visa-free travel of Indian Sikh pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur. Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh had on Monday laid the foundation stone of a road, from Dera Baba Nanak town in Punjab, which will connect the Kartarpur Corridor.

03:19:26 on 28 Nov

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Two days after the foundation stone for the religious corridor between India and Pakistan was laid in India, Pakistan PM Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone in Kartarpur for the passage linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib. Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa too will be present. Two union ministers - Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Hardeep Singh Puri - will attend the ceremony.

12:34:17 on 28 Nov

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Many lessons could and have been drawn from the story of an American Christian missionary killed this month when he tried to contact a hostile tribe on an isolated island in India. Only Australian Sen. Pauline Hanson gleaned from Chau's slaying a model for a national immigration policy. She has previously sought to ban Asians and Muslims from immigrating to her nation.

08:55:02 on 28 Nov

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An explosion and fire near a chemical factory left at least 22 people dead and 22 others injured in northern China on Wednesday, authorities said. The incident near Hebei Shenghua Chemical Co. in Zhangjiakou, a city some 200 kilometres northwest of Beijing, also burned 50 large and small trucks. The injured were taken to hospital for treatment following the blast.

07:42:01 on 28 Nov

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U.S. President Donald Trump will have a trilateral meeting with PM Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on November 30 and December 1, the White House said. The annual meeting is being attended by leaders of the top 20 economies of the world. Trump will meet leaders of Argentina, China, Germany, Japan, Russia at G20.

06:25:01 on 28 Nov

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be invited to Pakistan for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit, said Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal. The invitation comes after Pakistan invited Sushma Swaraj, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for Kartapur corridor ceremony.

05:25:22 on 27 Nov

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Former Indian cricket star Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Pakistan to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor in Nankana Sahib. Sidhu arrived in response to the invitation extended to him by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi last week. Pakistan PM Imran Khan will perform the groundbreaking of the corridor on Wednesday.

02:31:31 on 27 Nov

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Police are searching two villas in the Turkish northwestern province of Yalova in relation to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to state media.The authorities are carrying out checks at a house in the northwestern province of Yalova in Turkey.

10:40:01 on 26 Nov

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All is not great with China's Great Wall. Built between the 5th century BC and the 16th century AD, some portions of the wall have started to collapse. The monumental structure along the northern borders of China is a defensive wall built with bricks and stones. It's high time the protective wall of China is protected before it loses its glory.

09:10:02 on 26 Nov

It will be years, perhaps a decade at least, before Lulu and Nana can begin to understand how they are different from the rest of us. Born this month in China, the twin girls are said to carry genes -- strands of DNA code -- that were altered for HIV-immunity with an "editing" tool when they were still single-cell embryos not yet inside their mother's womb.

08:10:05 on 26 Nov

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A massive political slug-fest was played out on Monday in full public view, shoving protocol to the side in the presence of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, as political leaders from opposing sides in Punjab bared it at what was meant to be solemn celebration related to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara corridor project.

04:39:37 on 26 Nov

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Punjan CM Amarinder Singh laid the foundation stone for the Kartarpur Sahib corridor, which will facilitate easy passage to Sikh pilgrims to the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan. The decision to build the passage was taken by the Union Cabinet on November 22.

02:41:28 on 26 Nov

About 145 pilot whales died in New Zealand after being stranded during the weekend on Stewart Island in the extreme south of the country, officials said. Half of the whales were dead when rescuers arrived and the condition of the rest, by the time they were found, was so bad it was decided to euthanise them. Marine mammals are frequently stranded on New Zealand’s coasts.

02:39:07 on 26 Nov

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Astha Sarmah, 18, from Jorhat, Assam went viral and how! Her reply to President Donald Trump on Twitter explaining the difference between weather and climate has so far garnered over 17,000 likes with more than 3000 users retweeting her. The president of the United States of America seemingly managed to confuse weather and climate in a truly awful take on global warming.

09:55:17 on 25 Nov

President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday reignited the power struggle that has crippled Sri Lanka's government for more than a month, vowing never to reappoint arch-rival Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister. Mr. Wickremesinghe’s party has a majority in Parliament and Mr. Sirisena’s bid to bring back the country’s former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa has already failed.

05:38:08 on 25 Nov

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The leaders of the 27 other European Union members states approved the terms of a historic Brexit deal with Britain, at a special summit in Brussels. The formal conclusions state that the Council of EU leaders "endorses the agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community."

04:01:04 on 25 Nov