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Pakistan offered US joint operation against Haqqanis: Khawaja Asif

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Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said that Islamabad had offered Washington an in-sync operation against the Haqqani network. “We have offered American authorities to visit Pakistan with evidence of Haqqani network’s safe havens in the country. If they find any activity (of Haqqanis) in the targeted areas, our troops along with […]

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India loses fastest growing economy rank; IMF slashes 2017 rate by 0.5 % to 6.7%

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By Arul Louis   United Nations, Oct 10 (IANS) India has lost its rank as the world’s fastest growing major economy in the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) tally after it slashed India’s growth projection for 2017 by 0.5 percent to 6.7 percent on Tuesday. But an IMF official briefing the media about the World Economic Outlook report […]

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Pope Francis to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh

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Vatican City, Oct 10 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis will next month visit Myanmar and Bangladesh on a six-day visit when he will meet their political and religious leaders and is likely to raise the issue of Rohingya Muslims, it was announced on Tuesday. Francis will set off on November 26, his first stop being Myanmar’s former capital […]

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UNHCR: 11,000 Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh in 24 hours

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Geneva, Oct 10 (IANS) Around 11,000 Rohingyas crossed over into neighbouring Bangladesh in a single day in a fresh surge of refugees fleeing an ongoing military offensive in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday. “We’re back in a situation of full alert as far as influxes are concerned. It is a […]

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Myanmar prepared to clear out Rohingyas before rebel attacks: Bangladesh

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    Dhaka, Oct 10 (IANS) The Bangladesh Foreign Minister on Tuesday said that Myanmar was prepared to clear the area inhabited by the Rohingyas at least a month before a rebel attack against security posts on August 25, which led to a military campaign and humanitarian crisis in the region. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, […]

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Trump to roll out overall Iran strategy soon: White House

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  Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) The White House has said US President Donald Trump will make an announcement later this week on an overall Iran strategy. “He’ll make that later this week,” said White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders here on Tuesday at the daily briefing, Xinhua news agency reported. “The President has reached a decision on […]

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Turkey President says he does not recognize US envoy

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Belgrade, Oct 10 (IANS) Turkey’s President on Tuesday said that neither he nor his government recognized the United States ambassador to Ankara following the suspension of non-migration visas for Turkish nationals. The American ambassador in Ankara, John Bass, said via Twitter the decision was taken after the arrest of a consulate worker in connection with last […]

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North Korea hackers ‘steal US-South Korea war plan’

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  Seoul, Oct 10 (IANS) Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including the latest Washington-Seoul wartime operational plan, a ruling party lawmaker said on Tuesday. Citing information from unnamed defence officials, Democratic Party Representative Lee Cheol-hee said the hackers broke into the Defence Integrated […]

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Catalonia independence from Spain declaration signed

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  Madrid, Oct 11 (IANS) Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other regional leaders have signed a declaration of independence from Spain, following the disputed referendum. However, they say the move will not be implemented for several weeks to allow talks with the government in Madrid, BBC reported on Tuesday. The document calls for Catalonia to be […]

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11 killed as wildfires rage in California

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San Francisco, Oct 10 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed as wildfires raged across eight counties in Northern California on Tuesday, engulfing its renowned wine producing regions and sending vast plumes of smoke as far as San Francisco, officials said. At least 100 people were injured as the massive wildfires swept through Monday night, forcing […]

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