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UK politicians agree to leave Parliament at Palace of Westminster for years of repairs

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Author: APWed, 2018-01-31 03:00ID: 1517430950832919100LONDON: This is not a metaphor: Britain’s Parliament is a mess. The 19th-century building is crumbling, leaky, infested with vermin and riddled with asbestos. After years of dithering, lawmakers voted Wednesday to move out of the building to allow several years of major repairs. The plan will cost billions, but experts say the […]

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Trump vows to fight Daesh till its defeat

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Author: ARAB NEWSThu, 2018-02-01 03:00ID: 1517429559702794500WASHINGTON: The US would continue fighting Daesh until the radical group is defeated, President Donald Trump said in his first State of the Union address. “There is much more work to be done. We will continue our fight until ISIS (Daesh) is defeated,” Trump said. “We continue to have all necessary power […]

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Train carrying US Republicans hits truck, killing one person

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Author: AFPWed, 2018-01-31 22:01ID: 1517425349302392100WASHINGTON: A train carrying Republican lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia collided with a garbage truck Wednesday, killing one person and sending a congressman to hospital, officials said.The White House said no members of Congress were seriously injured, and that President Donald Trump had been briefed on the accident.The truck was carrying […]

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Afghan, Pakistani officials hold talks after deadly Kabul attacks

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Author: Tahir KhanThu, 2018-02-01 00:20ID: 1517422877452103000ISLAMABAD: Senior Afghan officials on Wednesday held talks with Pakistani civil and military leaders after a series of deadly attacks in Kabul that killed nearly 125 people and injured more than 250, Afghan diplomats said. Afghan authorities blamed the Haqqani network for the deadliest attack in Kabul on Jan. 27, which killed […]

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Dutch ‘ill-prepared’ for cross-border nuclear accident

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Author: AFPThu, 2018-02-01 03:00ID: 1517422968802117400THE HAGUE: The Netherlands must boost cooperation with neighboring Belgium and Germany to better prepare for any cross-border nuclear power accident, Dutch safety officials warned on Wednesday.That was the conclusion of an investigation by the Dutch Safety Board (OVV), amid rising Dutch concerns over Belgium’s aging Doel and Tihange nuclear reactors, which lie […]

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Taliban active in 70% of Afghanistan, study finds

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Author: REUTERSWed, 2018-01-31 15:50ID: 1517421403371898900WASHINGTON: The Taliban are openly active in 70 percent of Afghanistan’s districts, fully controlling 4 percent of the country and demonstrating an open physical presence in another 66 percent, according to a BBC study published on Tuesday. The BBC estimate, which it said was based on conversations with more than 1,200 individual sources […]

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court to decide disqualification period for MPs

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Author: Sib KaifeeWed, 2018-01-31 22:28ID: 1517416175551361700ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday continued its hearing to determine how long a lawmaker should remain disqualified under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution.Article 62(1)(f) was used last year to remove the head of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, Nawaz Sharif, from his position as prime minister amid […]

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UK government will hand over Brexit analysis after damaging leak

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Author: REUTERSWed, 2018-01-31 18:33ID: 1517415967501337000LONDON: Britain’s government said on Wednesday it would hand over to parliament what it called an initial analysis of the impact of Brexit, trying to deflect accusations that ministers are badly prepared for leaving the EU. The leaked report has struck at the heart of government Brexit strategy, with one minister suggesting that […]

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Naqeeb Mehsud’s family vow to see his killers ‘hanged’

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Author: Naimat KhanWed, 2018-01-31 22:18ID: 1517415547791275700KARACHI: The family of Naqeeb Mehsud, the aspiring Pashtun male model who was killed on Jan. 13 in what they claim was a falsely staged police encounter, told Arab News on Tuesday that they have been approached by “influential friends” of fugitive senior superintendent of police Rao Anwar and pressured to drop […]

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Trump comments ‘bad news’ for North Korea, say analysts

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Author: APWed, 2018-01-31 03:00ID: 1517412417530964600SEOUL: President Donald Trump’s fiery comments on North Korea reflected confidence that his campaign of pressure and sanctions on the country is working, South Korean analysts said Wednesday. The experts said it also means Washington will continue to deny Pyongyang meaningful dialogue unless it is willing to discuss serious changes to its nuclear […]

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