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Pak to amend Army Act to let Jadhav appeal in civilian court

Islamabad: Pakistan is amending its Army Act to allow Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav the right to file an appeal in a civilian court, according to Pakistan’’s ARY News. Quoting well-placed sources, the news site reported that the move is being undertaken by Pakistan “in compliance with the International Court of Justice’’s condition” to allow Kulbhushan to file an appeal in …

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Sikhs 3rd most targeted religious group in US after Jews, Muslims: FBI report

Washington: Around 60 incidents of hate crimes against Sikhs were reported to the FBI in 2018, making the community the third most commonly targeted religious group after Jews and Muslims in the US, according to an annual report released by the bureau. A total of 7,120 hate crimes were reported by law enforcement agencies around the country last year, slightly …

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China, India, Russia doing ‘absolutely nothing’ to clean up their smokestacks, plants: Trump

New York: US President Donald Trump has said countries like China, India and Russia are doing “absolutely nothing” to clean up their smokestacks and  industrial plants and the garbage that they drop in sea floats into Los Angeles. Terming climate change as a “very complex issue”, Trump said he considers himself to be, “in many ways, an environmentalist, believe it …

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Jaishankar meets French President in Paris

Paris: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has met French President Emmanuel Macron here and held a “good discussion” with him on important strategic issues. The two leaders met at the Paris Peace Forum on Tuesday.  “Met with President @EmmanuelMacron at the #ParisPeaceForum. A good discussion on important strategic issues,” Jaishankar tweeted after the meeting. In 1998, India and France established …

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Israel kills top Palestinian militant in Gaza

IANS Ramallah The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group said on Tuesday that Israel has killed one of its most senior commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike. The group said that Baha Abu al-Ata was killed along with his wife when a missile hit their home on the third floor of a building in Shejaiya district of …

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51 children, three teachers hurt in chemical attack in China

PTI Beijing At least 54 persons, including 51 children, sustained burn injuries after a disgruntled man broke into a kindergarten and sprayed a corrosive chemical on students in southwest China’s Yunnan province, authorities said on Tuesday, in one of the deadliest attacks on schools in the country. The incident took place on Monday in the city of Kaiyuan, when the …

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Afghan President confirms release of 3 Taliban prisoners

AP Kabul Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free an American and an Australian professor they abducted in 2016 and have held captive for over three years. At a press event broadcast live on state television, Ghani told the nation that the …

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Keith announces retirement from UK Parliament

London: Keith Vaz, the longest-serving Indian-origin MP in the House of Commons, has announced his retirement from the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament after 32 years in the wake of a drugs scandal. Vaz had been the Labour Party’s MP for Leicester East since 1987 but announced in a statement overnight on Sunday that he would not be seeking re-election in …

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Hong Kong police shoot protester as flash mob rallies target rush hour

Hong Kong: A Hong Kong police officer shot at masked protesters on Monday morning, hitting at least one in the torso, as anger sparked by the recent death of a student spilled into the rush hour commute. The shooting, which was broadcast live on Facebook, is the latest escalation in more than five months of seething pro-democracy protests that have …

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Bolivia’s president resigns amid poll-fraud allegations

La Paz (Bolivia): Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. The decision came after a day of fast-moving developments, including an offer from Morales to hold a new election. But the crisis deepened dramatically when the country’s military chief went …

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