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US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

Baghouz, March 23 (PTI/AP): US-backed forces in Syria announced Saturday they have liberated the last area held by the Islamic State in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, declaring victory over the extremist group and the end of its self-declared Islamic caliphate. “Baghouz is free and the military victory against Daesh has been achieved,” tweeted […]

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26 charred to death in China as tour bus catches fire

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on 26 charred to death in China as tour bus catches fire

Beijing, March 23 (PTI): A tour bus with 56 people on board caught fire in China’s central Hunan province, killing 26 people and injuring 28 others, officials said Saturday. The accident occurred on Friday when the 59-seater bus from the neighbouring Henan province suddenly caught fire on a highway in Hanshou county in Changde city. […]

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Drinking orange juice daily may keep strokes at bay

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Drinking orange juice daily may keep strokes at bay

London, March 22 (IANS): Drinking orange juice daily may cut your risk of deadly strokes by almost a quarter, suggests a study. The study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, showed that people who consumed the juice each day saw a reduction in the risk of a brain clot by 24 per cent, the […]

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Erdogan urges fight on Islamophobia ‘like anti-Semitism after Holocaust’

By   /  March 23, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Erdogan urges fight on Islamophobia ‘like anti-Semitism after Holocaust’

Istanbul, March 22 (PTI/AFP): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on the world to fight back against Islamophobia in the same way it responded to “anti-Semitism after the Holocaust”, following the deadly attacks on two New Zealand mosques. The Turkish leader has presented the mosque attacks, by a self-avowed white supremacist who killed […]

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UK secures delay to Brexit Day with strict EU caveats

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on UK secures delay to Brexit Day with strict EU caveats

London, March 22 (PTI): The UK has secured a short delay to the March 29 Brexit deadline after the European Union (EU) leaders reluctantly agreed to offer embattled Prime Minister Theresa May time until May 22 to get the divorce deal through another House of Commons vote next week. If the agreement, already defeated twice […]

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PM Imran says no room for ‘jihadi outfits and culture’ in Pakistan

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on PM Imran says no room for ‘jihadi outfits and culture’ in Pakistan

Islamabad, March 22 (PTI): There was no room for “jihadi outfits and jihadi culture” in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said amidst intense global pressure on his government to rein in the terrorist outfits operating from its soil after the Pulwama attack. Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based […]

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Nawaz Sharif’s family meet ailing leader in jail

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Nawaz Sharif’s family meet ailing leader in jail

Lahore, March 22 (PTI): Jailed former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family, including his mother and daughter, met him at the Kot Lakhpat jail here on Thursday, and voiced concern over his health, Pakistani media reported. Sharif, 69, is in jail since December last year, serving a 7-year imprisonment in the Al Azizia Steel Mills […]

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N Korea pulls out of inter-Korean liaison office

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on N Korea pulls out of inter-Korean liaison office

Seoul, March 22 (PTI/AFP): North Korea pulled its staff out of an inter-Korean liaison office Friday, Seoul said, weeks after leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with US President Donald Trump ended without agreement. The office in the Northern city of Kaesong was opened in September as the two Koreas knitted closer ties, but the South’s […]

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Syria slams Trump for Golan Heights remarks

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Syria slams Trump for Golan Heights remarks

Damascus, March 22 (IANS): The Syrian government on Friday slammed US President Donald Trump’s remarks about accepting Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights, a part of Syria that has been under Israeli military occupation since the Six-Day War of 1967. The Foreign Ministry described Trump’s statement on Thursday as reckless, saying that this kind of […]

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Almost 100 dead as Iraq ferry sinks on spring holiday trip

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Almost 100 dead as Iraq ferry sinks on spring holiday trip

Mosul, March 22 (PTI/AFP): Almost 100 people, mostly women and children, died as a ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year sank in a swollen river in the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul, in Iraq’s worst accident in years. There was an outpouring of grief among residents who only this year resumed the annual […]

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