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Seoul offers Pyongyang talks on renewal of joint project

Seoul: Seoul has extended an offer to Pyongyang to hold working-level talks on the revival of the long-suspended tour program at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang resort, a South Korean unification official said on Monday. The offer comes after North Korea announced plans on Friday to tear down hotels and other facilities built by the South in what was supposed to …

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Peronist Fernandez wins Argentine presidential election

Buenos Aires: Peronist candidate Alberto Fernandez won Argentina’s presidential election in the first round on Sunday, official results showed, bringing to an end the crisis-plagued rule of market-friendly incumbent Mauricio Macri. Fernandez, a 60-year-old law professor, had 47.36 percent of the votes — crossing the threshold for outright victory — after 75 percent of the votes had been counted, with …

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Aussie police get shoot-to-kill power for marauding drivers

Sydney: Police in part of Australia were given shoot-to-kill powers on Monday, to stop drivers who deliberately plough into pedestrians. Eight people have been killed and more than 45 injured in three such attacks in Melbourne, Victoria’s state capital and Australia’s second-biggest city, since 2017. Victoria Police said officers will be required to take “decisive action” in response to vehicle …

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ISIS chief al-Baghdadi died during US raid: Trump

Washington: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “is dead” in a secret US special forces raid in northwest Syria, President Donald Trump announced on Sunday, saying the elusive leader of the “ruthless” Islamic State and the world’s number one terrorist died “like a dog and like a coward”. Speaking from the White House on Sunday morning, President Trump said the American K9 dogs …

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Saudi hosts ‘Davos in desert’ as outrage fades over critic’s murder

Riyadh: Dozens of global policymakers and tycoons will attend a Saudi investment summit starting Tuesday, helping the kingdom turn the page on a critic’s murder that triggered a mass boycott last year. A strong turnout at the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), nicknamed “Davos in the desert”, would further rehabilitate de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s image, a …

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Death toll in latest round of Iraqi protests climbs to 63

Baghdad: Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets Saturday for a second straight day of protests to demand jobs and better public services. Confrontations between protesters have left 63 people dead and nearly 2,600 others wounded, according to Ali al Bayati, a member of the governmental Iraqi Commission for Human Rights, the Efe news reported. Security force members were among …

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Mass blackout in California amid raging wildfires

Los Angeles: More than two million experienced mass power outages across California as massive wildfires have continued to surge, it was reported on Sunday. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) initiated the precautionary blackout on Saturday – expected to be the largest in state history – due to forecasts of extreme winds, which it said could damage facilities and cause new …

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Pak denies use of its airspace to PM Modi

Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday said it has denied India’s request to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s VVIP flight to use its airspace for his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia, citing the alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan has decided not to allow Prime Minister Modi to use the …

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Johnson expresses admiration for British Indians in Diwali message

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday expressed his admiration and respect for the British Indian community in his message for Diwali, which he said offers a sense of optimism and togetherness. In a video message released from Downing Street on Twitter, Johnson noted running through the festival is the uplifting message of good over evil, hope over despair, …

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US seeks ‘roadmap’ to political normalcy in Kashmir

PTI Washington The US has sought from India a “roadmap” to political and economic normalcy in Kashmir and immediate release of all political detainees as it asked Pakistan to take “sustained and irreversible” steps against militants and terrorists in its territory. “We continue to press for the release of detainees for the full restoration of everyday services, but most importantly, …

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