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Video purportedly shows destruction of Pakistani bunkers in shelling

Video purportedly shows destruction of Pakistani bunkers in shelling

Relations between India and Pakistan have plummeted since a deadly attack on an Indian army base in the disputed region of Kashmir in September, 2016, which New Delhi blamed on Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed. Insurgents have been fighting for Kashmir's independence from India or merger with neighboring Pakistan since 1989. The video could have been shot just a few days ahead of the beheading of two Indian jawans by Pakitani security forces. Read More

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Blast rocks Manila, killing two

Blast rocks Manila, killing two

The Philippines is a mainly Catholic country but has a significant Muslim minority, some of whom live in the Quiapo district. Abella said they were "saddened by the loss of lives brought by yesterday's night explosions", and "likewise wish for the immediate recovery of those who were wounded". Read More

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Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader

The announcement came shortly after Gaza's rulers unveiled a new, seemingly more pragmatic political programme aimed at ending the group's worldwide isolation. The move, dismissed by Israel, appeared aimed at improving ties with Gulf states and Egypt as Abbas visited new US President Donald Trump in Washington, who expressed interest in renewing Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. Read More

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China's exports rise 8% in April

China's exports rise 8% in April

ANZ said the weakness in the PMI indicated that economic growth was likely to moderate in the second quarter, after a stronger-than-expected reading of 6.9 per cent during the first three months of the year. has also drawn the attention of President Donald Trump. The April decline from March was the result of both seasonal maintenance and independent refiners-the so-called teapots-buying less because they had reached their import quotas, Bloomberg quoted Jean Zou, an analyst at ... Read More

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Syrian FM says no foreign troops on the ground

Residents of Barzeh gathered on Monday morning to be transferred to Idlib province, reports Agence France-Presse , following an agreement with the Syrian government in a move that mirrors the evacuation of Aleppo In December 2016. Over the past six years, Syria has been fighting foreign-sponsored militancy. On Sunday, the army advanced under intense bombardment in the Qaboun district, which adjoins Barzeh in the same besieged enclave, the Observatory said. Read More

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Afghan air force pounds area after death of IS commander

Afghan air force pounds area after death of IS commander

United States military says a joint raid with Afghan forces in April killed leader of ISIL's Afghan affiliate. The local affiliate of Islamic State , sometimes known as Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K), after an old name for the region that includes Afghanistan, has been active since 2015, fighting both the Taliban as well as Afghan and USA forces. Read More

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Metro Fares Hiked By Up To 66 Per Cent

Metro Fares Hiked By Up To 66 Per Cent

The fare structure was last revised in 2009 - the minimum fare was raised from Rs 6 to Rs 8, and the maximum from Rs 22 to Rs 30. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) board accepted on Monday a recommendation to increase the minimum passenger fare from Rs 8 to Rs 10 and the maximum fare from Rs 30 to Rs 50. Read More

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Russia: Syria deal bans US-led coalition aircraft

It was not clear how a cease-fire over such a broad and logistically complicated area would be achieved, or whether global observers would be sent to Syria to monitor its implementation. He said they would be allowed to fly only in eastern Syria over areas held by the Islamic State extremist group, apparently excluding the entire western spine of the country. Read More

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Tear gas in France as Le Pen, Macron hold May Day rallies

Tear gas in France as Le Pen, Macron hold May Day rallies

Independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron looks at some of the 2,500 photographs of young Jews deported from France, during a visit to the Shoah memorial in Paris, France, Sunday, April 30, 2017. He said: "She is not Joan of Arc but she accepts the same mission". He also quoted French writer Andre Malraux and cited French Prime Minister George Clemenceau, who once said: "Once a soldier of God, and now a soldier of liberty, France will always be the soldier of the ideal". Read More

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Death toll in Venezuela protests up to 36 with police death

Death toll in Venezuela protests up to 36 with police death

Venezuelan streets have met with chaos, protests and bloodshed for weeks, as President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro called for a new assembly to rewrite the nation's constitution in an attempt to consolidate control. At least 36 people have lost their lives since the demonstrations spiralled into violence in April. It has announced its intention to withdraw from the OAS, where it has faced demands to abide by a democratic charter that requires free assembly and free elections. Read More

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US THAAD missile defence equipment enters South Korea site: Yonhap

US THAAD missile defence equipment enters South Korea site: Yonhap

But the noisy military display, to mark the 85th anniversary of the army, stopped short of the feared nuclear weapons test or intercontinental missile launch that would have unleashed a fierce worldwide reaction. After the mounting threats from North Korea of a 'super-mighty preemptive strike' and an active H-Bomb, Kim Jong Un's state media has claimed their military operation has already been deployed. Read More

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State Department deletes retweet promoting Ivanka Trump's boring book

Ivanka's been busy promoting the book, which launched on Tuesday, making sure not to use her White House position to formally promote it. "Given that she could not ensure that interviewers would not ask her about her official role, she decided not to do media interviews for the book to avoid the appearance that she was using her official role to promote the book", Ivanka's attorney Jamie Gorelick told NY in a statement. Read More

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MP govt changes financial year to January-December

MP govt changes financial year to January-December

The current fiscal year cycle of March-April was implemented during the British rule, since the same cycle was followed in Britain. The Narendra Modi government may still be mulling shifting the financial year from April-March to January-December, but Madhya Pradesh is first off the blocks in announcing a merger of the fiscal and calendar year."The state cabinet has chose to change the financial year to January-December from the current April-March". Read More

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