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Unidentified gunmen donning uniforms of paramilitary personnel Thursday shot dead at least 14 passengers after forcing them to disembark from buses on a highway in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province, in the latest targeted killing in the country. Around 15 to 20 unidentified gunmen wearing uniforms of paramilitary Frontier Corps were involved in the attack.

03:19:19 on 18 Apr

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With a wall of red-orange flames rapidly advancing, and Notre Dame's vast chambers reaching oven-like temperatures, the commander of the Paris fire brigade made a painful choice Monday evening. He told his firefighters to retreat. But Jean-Claude Gallet, the commander, had a backup plan: Colossus, a 1,100-pound tank-like robot.

02:38:21 on 18 Apr

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Art experts watched in horror as Notre Dame Cathedral went up in flames. The 850-year-old UNESCO world heritage is home to incalculable works of art. Authorities said that the church’s structure had been saved. Art experts are concerned about the fate of artworks inside the cathedral.

07:10:01 on 17 Apr

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Two-thirds of the largely medieval roof of the famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris have gone after the devastating fire, but United Nations cultural experts are standing by to offer help in rebuilding the iconic structure, UNESCO World Heritage Centre Director Mechtild Rossler said.

06:31:07 on 17 Apr

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Notre Dame’s rector says he will close the burned-out Paris cathedral for up to six years. Bishop Patrick Chauvet acknowledged that the famed monument would close down for “five to six years” as he spoke with local business owners Wednesday, two days after a blaze torched the roof of the cathedral and brought down its spire.

05:43:54 on 17 Apr

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President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill the Congress passed to end the U.S. military assistance in the Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen. In a break with the President, the Congress voted for the first time to invoke the War Powers Resolution to try and stop the U.S. involvement in a foreign conflict. Mr. Trump vetoed the measure on April 16.

03:40:52 on 17 Apr

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China on Wednesday said it was not facing any deadline to take a call on designating Masood Azhar, head of the Paksitan based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group, as an international terrorist, and reiterated that progress was being made to achieve consensus on the issue in the 1267 committee of the United Nations Security Council.

03:17:38 on 17 Apr

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India's ASAT test carried out last month was clearly targeted towards China and could exacerbate New Delhi's rivalry with Beijing, a top US expert has said, underlining that India now must brace itself for a long-term space competition. China is developing its counter-space capabilities in response to the US and New Delhi is now threatened by this Chinese programme.

12:42:46 on 17 Apr

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One of the architects who helped restore Windsor Castle after a devastating fire said a shortage of craftsmen could hold up the reconstruction of Notre-Dame. The fire began in the Queen’s Private Chapel when a curtain was ignited by a spotlight pressed up against it. It spread to the State Apartments, including St George’s banqueting hall, and engulfed Brunswick Tower.

11:18:12 on 17 Apr

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Humanity took a big leap towards knowing the universe a little better last week after the first-ever image of the black hole was released. And now humans want to name it after late singer Chris Cornell. Black Hole already has a Hawaiian name — "Powehi". And now the fans of Chris Cornell want to change it after the late singer and musician.

03:55:00 on 16 Apr

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Last night the most famous cathedral, Notre Dame in Paris collapsed after a massive fire broke out. Notre Dame was going under renovations and it is believed to be the reason behind the fire. Recently a video of the mishap has been going viral on the micro-blogging website, Twitter, captioned, "The moment Notre Dame's spire fell."

02:38:00 on 16 Apr

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Aretha Franklin received an honorary Pulitzer Prize on Monday, as judges praised the Queen of Soul “for her indelible contribution to American music and culture.” Competitive Pulitzers were awarded to books about two other giants of American history- Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke.

02:27:37 on 16 Apr

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The US has advised its citizens to reconsider their travel to Pakistan due to terrorism and asked them not to travel to restive Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), identified as the most dangerous areas due to terror attacks. Several parts of Pakistan has been placed in the most dangerous "Level Four" category.

10:41:00 on 16 Apr

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Paris was struck in its very heart on Monday as flames devoured the roof of Notre-Dame, the medieval cathedral made famous by Victor Hugo, its two massive towers flanked with gargoyles instantly recognisable even by people who have never visited the city.housands of Parisians poured into the streets to watch as the fire spread and damaged a global heritage.

09:16:59 on 16 Apr

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US President Donald Trump called the blaze engulfing Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris "horrible" and suggested the deployment of flying water tankers, before being told by French authorities that this wouldn't work. So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly! Trump tweeted.

07:27:01 on 16 Apr

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erman prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud and other offences in connection with the company's massive, multi-year effort to cheat on diesel emissions testing. Prosecutors said in a statement Monday that Winterkorn knew about the deceptive practice since at least May 2014, and failed to put a stop to it.

07:48:37 on 15 Apr

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China has successfully tested the world’s first armed amphibious drone boat which the Chinese military analysts claimed could be used in land assault operations and is capable of forming a combat triad with aerial drones and other drone ships. The drone ship, named Marine Lizard, successfully passed delivery checks and left factory on April 8 in Wuhan.

05:08:34 on 15 Apr

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The failure of the UK government to tender a formal apology on the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre was the overwhelming focus of a commemorative event held at the House of Lords complex in London. Indian-origin peers Lord Raj Loomba and Lord Meghnad Desai were joined by fellow members of JBCCC to wrap up a series of events and exhibitions held in the UK.

06:31:06 on 14 Apr

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U.S. prosecutors have just under two months to present British authorities with a final and detailed criminal case to justify the possible extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a U.S. government official said on Friday. U.S. authorities had already sent Britain a provisional arrest warrant regarding Assange's extradition to the United States.

07:57:01 on 13 Apr

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The European Union has offered U.K. lawmakers more time to agree on a Brexit plan. Why is the extension needed Theresa May’s plan to exit the European Union has failed to pass the British Parliament three times. Some have blamed party disunity or May’s mishandling of this issue.

10:27:01 on 12 Apr

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On Wednesday, the British Parliament commemorated the Jallianwala Bagh massacre with a 90-minute debate. As I said in my speech, very few in the United Kingdom (UK) are aware of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and fewer know of the monumental impact the murder of 1,000 men, women and children had on that hot dusty still afternoon in Amritsar.

09:55:01 on 12 Apr

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Four weeks on from the New Zealand mosques massacre, the Christchurch Muslim community was struggling to get worshippers to overcome their fears and return to Friday prayers. "They are still very scared," said Linwood mosque Imam Ibrahim Abdelhalim. "Normally we would expect around 100, but now it's about 30." The police said the national threat level "remains high".

01:15:52 on 12 Apr

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Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Julian Assange -- whose organization, WikiLeaks, played a damaging role in her 2016 electoral defeat -- needs to "answer for what he has done." Assange was arrested earlier Thursday by British police at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on a US extradition warrant, bringing his seven-year stint there to a dramatic close.

09:10:01 on 12 Apr

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As if Brexit hadn’t spooked Britain and the European Union enough over the past three years, the two sides agreed early Thursday to extend the deadline to Halloween. The new October 31 cutoff date averts a precipitous and potentially calamitous Brexit that had been scheduled for Friday.

08:57:01 on 11 Apr

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Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir, long wanted on genocide and war crimes charges, was finally brought down in a popular uprising by the very people he ruled with an iron fist for 30 years. One of Africa's longest-serving presidents, the 75-year-old had remained defiant in the face of months-long protests that left dozens of demonstrators dead in clashes with security forces.

07:26:50 on 11 Apr

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A heroic campaigner for openness, or an enemy of the US state trying to avoid justice: after a decade in the limelight, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains a polarising figure. The 47-year-old Australian was on Thursday arrested by British police at Ecuador's embassy in London, his home since 2012, after it withdrew his asylum status.

05:42:23 on 11 Apr

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Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden on Thursday slammed the arrest in London of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, calling it a "dark moment for press freedom." Snowden fled to Russia in 2013 after leaking thousands of classified documents to the media about the US government's extensive surveillance activities.

05:40:46 on 11 Apr

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Sri Lanka on Thursday approved a proposal to launch an integrated tourism digital plan to boost the number of arrivals to the island nation. Following a proposal by Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga, under the plan, an estimated $1.95 million will be invested to further develop the tourism industry.

05:10:55 on 11 Apr

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday after they were invited into the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has been holed up since 2012. Police said they arrested Mr. Assange after being “invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum.”

04:01:09 on 11 Apr

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Four "sweat bees" that had been living in a Taiwanese woman's eye were removed by a doctor who described his surprise at finding a "leg with hair, protruding from the eyelid". The tiny insects, which are just three milimetres long, were discovered after the woman -- known only as Ms Ho -- sought treatment for an itchy and swollen left eye, Dr Horng Chi-ting said.

02:47:12 on 11 Apr

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India-based executives of Dassault Aviation, the French manufacturer of the Rafale fighter jet being procured by India in a euro 7.8 billion deal, have said that they are not aware of Pakistani exchange pilots having been trained in France to fly the Rafales of the Qatar Air Force, the first of which was handed over in February.

10:37:55 on 11 Apr

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European leaders offered Britain a six-month delay to its Brexit departure Thursday, apparently saving the continent from a chaotic no-deal departure at the end of the week. If May accepts the extension and London remains in the EU after May 22, British voters will have to take part in European parliamentary elections. Most of the 27 European leaders gathered in Brussels.

07:34:52 on 11 Apr

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Unlike smaller black holes that come from collapsed stars, supermassive black holes are mysterious in origin. Situated at the center of most galaxies, including ours, they are so dense that nothing, not even light, can escape their gravitational pull, according to AP news. This one's "event horizon" — the point of no return around it — is as big as our entire solar system.

08:00:06 on 10 Apr

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The family of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi denied being in talks to reach a settlement out of court with Saudi authorities Wednesday, following reports that his sons had taken payouts. "Currently, the trial is taking place and no settlement discussion had been or is discussed," read an English statement posted to Salah Khashoggi's verified Twitter account.

06:59:01 on 10 Apr

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AEuropean cargo firm has seized one Jet Airways aircraft in Amsterdam for non-payment of dues. Earlier on Wednesday, the pilots of the airline sent a notice to the airways threatening legal action over unpaid salaries. The premier airline is facing its worst financial crisis in 25 years.

06:55:53 on 10 Apr

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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday expressed regret for the massacre by British troops in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, in 1919 but stopped short of a full apology. The April 13, 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, in which British troops opened fire on thousands of unarmed protesters, remains an enduring scar from British colonial rule in India.

06:32:47 on 10 Apr

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China on Wednesday said it was not aware of the ill health of the Dalai Lama and that Beijing has the right to choose his successor, not the Tibetan spiritual leader. The Dalai Lama, 83, has been admitted to a hospital in Delhi with a chest infection but is reported to be in a stable condition.

05:18:18 on 10 Apr

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All but one member of New Zealand's parliament voted on Wednesday to change gun laws, less than a month after deadly shooting attacks on two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people. The gun reform bill, which passed 119-1 after its final reading in parliament, must now receive royal assent from the governor general before it becomes law.

03:00:52 on 10 Apr

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said he thinks there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if PM Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the general election due to begin on April 11. Khan said that if the next Indian government were led by the opposition Congress party, it might be too scared to seek a settlement with Pakistan.

10:46:00 on 10 Apr

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PM Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli national election, securing a record fifth term in office. With 96 per cent of the votes counted, Netanyahu's right-wing Likud won 37 of Knesset seats, against 36 for centrist Blue and White, headed by Netanyahu's rival, former general Benny Gantz. Netanyahu in a strong position to form a coalition govt with right-wing factions.

09:22:00 on 10 Apr

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An accountability court on Tuesday indicted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on charges he misused his authority while he was the chief minister of Punjab province. Shehbaz’s son Hamza, the Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly, was also indicted by the court in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case.

06:47:43 on 09 Apr

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China on Tuesday said it has funded and built the first new rail line in post-independent Sri Lanka, adding that BRI project will boost regional economic development. Inaugurated on Monday, the 26.75-km railway extension connecting Matara and Beliatta in southern Sri Lanka was constructed by the China Railway Group 5 (CR5) and financed by the Export-Import Bank of China.

05:45:27 on 09 Apr

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British PM Theresa May will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Macron on Tuesday to argue for a Brexit delay while her ministers hold crisis talks with the opposition to try to break the deadlock in London. Britain's departure from the EU has already been delayed once but May is asking for yet more time as she courts veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn.

05:33:14 on 09 Apr

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Israeli voters began casting ballots in the parliamentary election that is set determine whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remains in office after a decade in power. Clouded by a series of looming corruption indictments, Netanyahu is seeking a fourth consecutive and a fifth overall term in office, which would make him Israel’s longest-ever serving leader.

01:04:26 on 09 Apr

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Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency has approached Islamabad HC to seek the cancellation of bail of the alleged mastermind of the Mumbai attacks Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, the operations commander of LeT. The trial in the anti-terrorism court against seven suspects, LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, and six others, has made little headway in the past decade.

12:40:25 on 09 Apr

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Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other parents agreed on Monday to plead guilty to using bribery to get their children into prestigious universities. Huffman, 56, agreed to plead guilty to paying $15,000 to help her eldest daughter get better scores on the SAT college entrance exam, the Massachusetts Department of Justice said in a statement.

07:57:02 on 09 Apr

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A popcorn seller in Pakistan is waiting for the country's CAA to allow him to fly his homemade plane after the police had stopped him from performing an unauthorized take-off. On April 4, the police had returned the plane they had confiscated from Muhammad Fayaz on March 31, after stopping him from taking off using a metal link road as a makeshift runway near his village.

05:28:49 on 08 Apr

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A fire broke out at Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office here on Monday, according to a media report. The fire broke out on the sixth floor of the building and PM Imran Khan was reportedly one floor below in a meeting. The PMO was evacuated after the fire broke out. The fire had been contained and a police official said an electrical short circuit may have caused the incident.

05:19:45 on 08 Apr

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In an unprecedented step to ramp up pressure on Tehran, the Trump administration is planning to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization.” The move is expected to further isolate Iran and could have widespread implications for U.S. personnel and policy in the Middle East and elsewhere.

11:32:57 on 08 Apr

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Theresa May is facing intense cabinet pressure to avoid the prospect of a long Brexit delay, amid increasing expectations that last-ditch cross-party talks on a compromise departure plan will not produce anything concrete. Under the terms of the previous brief extension agreed with the EU, if Brussels does not agree another delay, a no-deal Brexit will happen on Friday.

10:55:45 on 08 Apr

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Scientists have caught a female python in the US state of Florida that was more than 17-feet-long, weighed 140 pounds and contained 73 developing eggs. The snake is the largest python ever removed from Big Cypress National Preserve, a 729,000-acre expanse of swampland west of Miami in South Florida, CNN reported on Sunday citing a statement on the preserve’s Facebook page.

10:46:22 on 08 Apr

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U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday evening after U.S. President Donald Trump had, according to reports, requested her resignation. Ms. Nielsen will stay on until April 10 after which Kevin McAleenan, current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner will take charge as Acting Homeland Security Secretary.

10:00:31 on 08 Apr

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Prince William spent three weeks as an intern in Britain’s intelligence services, shadowing officers and learning how they deal with risks to the UK’s national security and economy. A Kensington Palace release on Sunday said that Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, found the experience “humbling” while interning in the three intelligence services: MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.

07:55:02 on 07 Apr

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A cornered Theresa May issued a “stark” warning to the warring factions within the UK Parliament that the choice was between agreeing on a withdrawal agreement or risk no Brexit at all. In her latest statement from Downing Street, the British Prime Minister sought to defend her move to reach out to Opposition Labour Party in an attempt to break the deadlock over Brexit.

06:30:11 on 07 Apr

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David Malpass, a senior US Treasury official in President Donald Trump’s administration, was unanimously chosen Friday as the next president of the World Bank. The selection of Malpass by the bank’s board of directors followed an “open, transparent” nomination process in which citizens of all member countries were potentially eligible, the bank said in a statement.

07:51:47 on 06 Apr

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Dalai Lama praised New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for taking a compassionate approach in dealing with the aftermath of the recent terror attack in her country and said 21st century should be the century of peace and non-violence. After the attack, Ardern's humane approach in consoling a grieving nation was widely praised.

01:25:02 on 06 Apr

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The Sri Lankan government has released about 90 per cent of the military-acquired land belonging to the minority Tamil community held during the brutal civil war with the LTTE, President Maithripala Sirisena said. At the end of the military conflict 10 years ago, some 84,675 acres of Tamil civilian land were under the military control and by the end of March 2019.

04:48:42 on 05 Apr

Pakistan has deicded to release 360 Indian fishermen from jail in four different batches beginning from Friday. Jivan Jungi, the executive member of Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) said that 355 of the 360 fishermen set to be released are from Gujarat.

02:29:30 on 05 Apr

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The Philippine president has warned he would declare a revolutionary government and arrest his detractors and outlaws if he says he’s pushed to the wall. President Rodrigo Duterte made the threat late Thursday in a speech where he expressed his exasperation with criticism even while he’s trying to fight irregularities.

02:24:16 on 05 Apr

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New Quranic Park in Dubai opens on Friday

A new Dubai culture spot celebrating the Quran will open to the public on Friday. Quranic Park boasts more than 60 hectares of green space, two dedicated children's play areas and a cave of miracles, which takes advantage of cutting edge technology to educate people of all ages about seven miracles told in the Islamic text.

01:26:01 on 05 Apr

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The House of Commons of the British Parliament on Wednesday approved a legislation that will force Prime Minister Theresa May to seek a Brexit delay to prevent a potentially disorderly departure on April 12 without a deal. It was approved at the final stage by 313 votes to 312. It now has to pass the House of Lords.

06:29:45 on 04 Apr

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Nine-year-old Rizwan Mehsud made it to the Guinness World Records books. The boy from Pakistan performed 46 helicopter spins in 30 seconds. The previous record was of 38 helicopter spins in 30 seconds. Rizwan Mehsud took up gymnastics after fleeing the Taliban. Rizwan beat the record in the city of Dera Ismail Khan, where he now lives with his family.

05:42:19 on 04 Apr

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Dalai Lama today praised New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her compassionate approach in dealing with the aftermath of the recent terror attack in the country and said 21th century should be the century of peace and non-violence. Responding to a question at a press conference in New Delhi, he added that New Zealand serves as a "living example" for others.

05:37:15 on 04 Apr

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Brexit, to me and many other teenagers, is a disaster. My family has been living in Bath for a few years now and for us as well as the rest of the world, Brexit is a hot topic. Every time we switch on the television, the first headline that flashes is ‘BREXIT CRISIS', with the possibility of a no-deal Brexit – the list goes on. It all spells bad news!

05:29:51 on 04 Apr

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Unhappy with import tariffs on American goods, US President Donald Trump alleged that India is one of the highest taxing nations in the world as he once again slammed the country for imposing 100% tariff on products, including iconic items like the Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

05:11:25 on 04 Apr

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Short story dispensers installed in London

Three dispensers which print free short stories will be installed around London’s Canary Wharf this week, the company that runs the financial district. Starting with “Mr Robinson,” a specially commissioned story by British author Anthony Horowitz designed to be read in less than a minute, thousands of tales will be available at the touch of a button.

04:28:14 on 04 Apr

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Brexit So Far: What Led To The Chaos?

The referendum held in 2016 showed people wanted the UK to leave the European Union. Since then, several rounds of discussions have ensued on the withdrawal agreement. This outlines the terms of leaving EU, like money involved & border with Northern Ireland. The initial deadline has passed, and no conclusion has been reached yet.

03:01:18 on 04 Apr

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The crew of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last month killing 157 people, repeatedly followed procedures recommended by Boeing, but were unable to regain control of the jet, the Ethiopian transport minister said Thursday. She said the report recommends "the aircraft flight control system shall be reviewed by the manufacturer."

02:56:43 on 04 Apr

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Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das said the central bank will soon come out with revised circular for effective resolution of stressed assets in the backdrop of the SC order. The Supreme Court Tuesday quashed the RBI circular of last year that pertains to the provisions for referring the defaulter to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) even on a one-day overdue.

01:40:26 on 04 Apr

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Politicians and campaigners should take care not to "inflame" tensions in the UK caused by Brexit, a senior police chief has warned. Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said people should think carefully to avoid inciting others to violence. The warning follows increased concern about intimidation of MPs. Police have 10,000 officers ready to deploy at 24 hours' notice.

10:18:48 on 04 Apr

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The man accused of carrying out the Christchurch mosque attacks last month will face 50 murder charges when he appears in court this week. Australian Brenton Tarrant was previously charged with one murder as a holding measure, but police said all the deaths and injuries in the March 15 attacks would be reflected in upgraded charges during his next appearance on Friday.

09:55:55 on 04 Apr

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A top Democrat formally requested that the US tax agency provide Congress with President Donald Trump's tax returns, setting up a likely legal battle with the White House. Richard Neal wrote the IRS seeking six years of Trump's returns, saying he was using his oversight authority to learn the extent to which the IRS audits and enforces tax laws on a sitting president.

09:25:01 on 04 Apr

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A US judge on Wednesday warned parents charged in the largest college admissions scandal in US history, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, to avoid discussing the case with their children, who are potential witnesses. They are among 50 people, including several college athletics coaches, charged with participating in fraud and bribery schemes.

08:57:01 on 04 Apr

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Britain on Wednesday announced a 200 million-pound compensation scheme for Indian citizens and others who arrived between 1948 and 1988 and whose uncertain residency status was part of the Windrush controversy that embarrassed the Theresa May government during the 2018 Commonwealth summit. Indians (455) are the second-highest number of citizens affected by the row.

07:43:51 on 03 Apr

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A European Parliament committee on Wednesday backed giving Britons the right to travel to the European Union without visas after Brexit, following weeks of controversy over the way the draft legislation dubs Gibraltar a UK "colony". As the EU prepares for Brexit, Spain insisted that the UK territory be described that way in the draft law, which has upset London.

05:07:26 on 03 Apr

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Taxmen in 22 countries worldwide have raked in more than USD 1.2 billion in fines and back taxes thanks to the 2016 "Panama Papers" leak of information about offshore dealings, media reported. Britain has recouped some $253 million, France $136 million and Australia $93 million, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) posted on its website.

03:17:10 on 03 Apr

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NASA Wants Humans to Reach Mars by 2033

NASA has made it clear they want astronauts back on the Moon in 2024, and now, they are zeroing in on the Red Planet - the US space agency confirmed that it wants humans to reach Mars by 2033. Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, said Tuesday that in order to achieve that goal, other parts of the program - including a lunar landing - need to move forward more quickly.

02:00:15 on 03 Apr

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In a historic first, a gay African-American woman was elected mayor of America's third largest city Tuesday, as Chicago voters entrusted a political novice with tackling difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence.
Lori Lightfoot, a 56-year-old former federal prosecutor and practicing lawyer, won the Midwestern city's mayoral race in a lopsided victory.

10:26:41 on 03 Apr

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An 8-meter (26-foot) sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic in its belly, prompting the World Wildlife Foundation to sound an alarm Monday over the dangers of plastic waste in the Mediterranean Sea. The female whale beached off the northern coast of Sardinia last week, located in the vast Pelagos marine sanctuary.

10:23:35 on 03 Apr

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An Australian senator was censured by his colleagues on Wednesday for seeking to blame the victims of last month’s mosque shootings and vilify Muslims. Sen. Fraser Anning was the target of widespread condemnation for blaming the attack in New Zealand on immigration policies.

10:12:37 on 03 Apr

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