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Posturing of inclusion: Pakistan cabinet gets first Hindu minister in 20 years

Many Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders believe the Chief Minister of Punjab has missed or made to miss a "golden opportunity" to succeed his elder brother, and that Nawaz Sharif has shattered the dreams of his nephew Hamza Sharif to take up the reins in the province, Dawn online reported. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council imposes new N.Korea sanctions over missile tests

UN Security Council imposes new N.Korea sanctions over missile tests The sanctions were a triumph for the U.S. that came after Haley worked strenuously to get a reluctant Beijing to agree to further tightening the restrictions on Pyongyang. "We had tough negotiations this week", Haley told reporters. Susan Thornton, the top US diplomat for Asia, said Beijing had historically cooperated with sanctions after flagrant North Korean violations but then slipped back over... [Full Article...]

12 killed in Nigeria church attack

12 killed in Nigeria church attack The Ozubulu community in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State were Sunday morning thrown into mourning as a gunman walked into St Philip's Catholic Church and started shooting sporadically, killing several people. She said that the generating set suddenly developed fault; so, the mass proceeded with the congregation using candles. "My heart goes to the bereaved at this moment of pain"... [Full Article...]

Chinese Americans divided on Trump's new immigration bill

Chinese Americans divided on Trump's new immigration bill President Trump is backing what many call a sensible immigration policy based on visas with a point system. However the bill would cut family-based immigrant visas to 88,000 each year - compare that to the 673,000 people who received green cards through the family based system during the 2015 fiscal year alone. [Full Article...]

Amarnath pilgrims attack: Mastermind identified, confirms police chief

Amarnath pilgrims attack: Mastermind identified, confirms police chief Two of the martyred have been identified as Javaid Ahmad Dar and Abdul Hameed Mir. "So, today after the investigation has been nearly completed we stick to that stand. Addressing the press, IGP Kashmir Munir Khan said, "Lashkar was involved and accused were identified". "The code for CRPF vehicle was Bilal and for yatra vehicle was Showkat", he said. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu Praises Communications Minister's Decision to Close Al Jazeera's Israel Office

Netanyahu Praises Communications Minister's Decision to Close Al Jazeera's Israel Office An Al Jazeera official in the Qatari capital Doha told AFP that the channel "deplores this action from a state that is called the only democratic state in the Middle East, and considers what it has done is dangerous". "I congratulate the Minister of communications, Ayoob for my guidance took today in line with practical steps to stop the activity of incitement in Israel ", Israel's Prime Minist... [Full Article...]

ASEAN Foreign Ministers Express 'Grave Concern' over N. Korea

ASEAN Foreign Ministers Express 'Grave Concern' over N. Korea Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Saturday formally endorsed the framework of the code of conduct (COC) to address disputes in the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea for eventual adoption by the regional grouping and China. [Full Article...]

Tensions between India-China could cast a shadow over upcoming BRICS summit

Tensions between India-China could cast a shadow over upcoming BRICS summit Beijing has responded belligerently to the issue, accusing India of entering Chinese territory (the area where the standoff is taking place is in fact disputed between China and Bhutan) and demanding a non-conditional withdrawal of Indian troops. [Full Article...]

Mike Pence Denies 'Laughable and Absurd' Allegation of 2020 Run for President

Mike Pence Denies 'Laughable and Absurd' Allegation of 2020 Run for President The White House moved quickly to shut down these reports. But Pence called the article "fake news" and said his entire team was focused on advancing Trump's agenda and seeing him re-elected in 2020. "It is absolutely true the vice president is getting ready for 2020 - for re-election as vice president", Conway told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview on This Week Sunday... [Full Article...]

Man tries to enter Eiffel Tower with knife

Man tries to enter Eiffel Tower with knife He is said to be a Frenchman born in the West African state of Mauritania. On Sunday morning, the Eiffel Tower opened on its usual schedule. After pushing his way past a security guard at the entrance to the Eiffel Tower , the man approached soldiers patrolling at the site and, holding a blade, the source said. [Full Article...]

Fox News suspends host Eric Bolling after report of lewd text messages

Fox News suspends host Eric Bolling after report of lewd text messages The claims were first reported by HuffPost , which cited a dozen sources. Bolling , through his lawyer Michael Bowe , has denied any wrongdoing. "We intend to fully cooperate with the investigation so that it can be concluded and Eric can return to work as quickly as possible", he said Saturday. [Full Article...]

Ashwin's fi-fer helps India bundle out Lanka for 183 : Colombo Test

Ashwin's fi-fer helps India bundle out Lanka for 183 : Colombo Test With opener, Upul Tharanga once again failing to be a mainstay presence on the pitch, Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne steered the hosts from what initially seemed like a one-sided contest following R Ashwin five-wicket helped Virat Kohli's side secure a mammoth 439-run lead. [Full Article...]

Imran Khan still has time to apologize: Ayesha Gulalai

Imran Khan still has time to apologize: Ayesha Gulalai He also ordered security for Gulalai after she claimed that there was threat to her life. Khan claimed that Gulalai made allegations against Imran at Muqam and Reham's behest. Following this, the PTI served a legal notice to Gulalai demanding that she replies to the letter within 10 days or pay compensation to the tune of Rs. [Full Article...]

Southeast Asian nations body repeats North Korea stance

North Korea pulled out of the talks in 2009 to protest against worldwide condemnation of a long-range rocket launch. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will meet her US and Japanese counterparts - Rex Tillerson and Taro Kono - on Monday on the sidelines of meetings hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, according to the ministry. [Full Article...]

Ever Hindu in Pak Cabinet in over two decades

The 65-year-old was elected to the national assembly for the second time on PML-N ticket on a reserved seat for minorities. He practises at the Pirbhoomal Memorial Children Hospital in Ghotki district of Sindh. Since Abbasi's election, however, the party leadership no longer seems sure about the plan for Abbasi to step down as premier, as outlined previously, as some fear Shahbaz's departure fro... [Full Article...]

Venezuela official: Military quashes attack at base

Venezuela official: Military quashes attack at base U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert called the removal of Ortega an attempt to tighten the "authoritarian dictatorship" of Maduro and said her government applauded the action by Mercosur. Officials said the rebels, whom they described as "terrorists", were trying to steal weapons and that seven people were detained after the attack on the base. [Full Article...]

Dilip Kumar is Doing Well And Improving, Informs Doctor

Dilip Kumar is Doing Well And Improving, Informs Doctor The 94-year-old actor has been recommended dialysis by the doctors considering the low haemoglobin in blood and rise in creatinine as well as potassium level. Hospital officials had earlier said because of his age, Kumar would be under observation and remain in the ICU for the next two or three days, depending on how his body responds to treatment. [Full Article...]

N. Korean missiles add urgency to Hiroshima A-bomb appeals

N. Korean missiles add urgency to Hiroshima A-bomb appeals It was attended by representatives of over 80 countries. Japan has marked the 72nd anniversary of the United States' nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, expressing a desire to lead the world toward the abolition of atomic weapons . Amid the Global bodies' continuous effort to curb nuclear arms and hence limit the possibility of nuclear warfare, North Korea have been making efforts to acquire nuclear ... [Full Article...]

Afghan security forces recapture city from Taliban

Afghan security forces recapture city from Taliban The clashes started late Thursday after Taliban attacked security posts in separate locations by auto bombs and motorcycle bombs, but security forces fought back the attackers, killing over 40 attackers as of Friday afternoon, the provincial government said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Police arrest Northwestern professor suspected in slaying

Police arrest Northwestern professor suspected in slaying Marshals Service. Andrew Warren was arrested after he "safely surrendered " himself around 6:30 p.m.to San Francisco police, authorities said. Chicago police said in a statement: "We hope today's arrest brings some comfort for the victim's family". [Full Article...]


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