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Finland Dy PM sends climate, democracy message to Trump, Putin

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | AFP | Helsinki

Finland sides with democracy and fighting climate change, its Deputy Prime Minister said on Monday, as presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin held a historic summit in Helsinki. In a series of tweets, Petteri Orpo, who’s also the finance minister, was referring to the issues Trump and Putin have been criticised...

Russia targeted by almost ‘25 million cyber-attacks’ during World Cup: Putin

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | AFP | Moscow

Russia was the target of almost 25 million cyber-attacks during the World Cup, President Vladimir Putin said, though he did not indicate who may have been behind the attacks. “During the period of the World Cup, almost 25 million cyber-attacks and other criminal acts on the information structures in Russia, linked...

Senior ANP leader survives assassination attempt in Pak

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | PTI | Karachi

A senior leader of the Awami National Party (ANP) on Monday survived an assassination attempt when heavily-armed militants opened fire on him during a meeting with his party workers in Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province, a police officer said. Daud Achakzai is the second ANP leader to be targeted ahead of the...

Nawaz Sharif challenges 10-yr jail term

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | PTI | Islamabad

Jailed former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law today filed separate appeals in the Islamabad High Court against the verdict in a corruption case and sought their release on bail, according to media reports. Sharif, 68, and his daughter Maryam, 44, were arrested in Lahore on Friday on...

Globe trotting

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | Agencies

Iran: If Trump wants, he’ll have to call Tehran: Iran says if President Donald Trump wants to negotiate after pulling the United States out of the international deal meant to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons, he’ll have to make the call. 18 killed in Pak accident Islamabad: At least 18 people were...

Female Gurkhas in British Army from 2020

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018 | PTI | London

For more than 200 years a male bastion, the Brigade of Gurkhas of the British Army will now induct Nepalese women, with the first female recruits set to join the elite regiment in 2020. The rigourous process of recruitment will begin in Pokhara in central Nepal next year and the successful...

Behind bars for being daughter of Nawaz Sharif: Maryam

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | PTI | Lahore

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz, who was arrested along with her father Nawaz Sharif upon their arrival in Lahore, has said that she is in prison for being the daughter of a brave man. The National Accountability Bureau officials took ousted Prime Minister Sharif, 68, and Maryam, 44, into custody...

Trump told me to ‘sue the EU’ over Brexit: May

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | AP | LONDON

Donald Trump has advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to “sue” the European Union (EU) to resolve the tense negotiations over Britain’s impending exit from the bloc. The American President told reporters Friday at a joint Press conference with May that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she...

Trump says Britain must get Brexit ‘carve out’ for US trade deal

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | AFP | Turnberry (UK)

Britain must ensure it is free to cut a trade deal with the US in its Brexit agreement with the EU, President Donald Trump said in an interview on Monday. Trump said he had told British Prime Minister Theresa May that London must get a “carve out” in whatever arrangement...

Syria targets rebels near Israel-occupied Golan Heights

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | AP | Beirut

Syrian Government forces unleashed hundreds of missiles on a rebel-held area near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, activists said, the latest phase in an offensive to clear southern Syria of insurgents. The Government’s push came after it had secured control of most of Daraa province in an offensive that began...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Two-month-old dies in 108-Amublance

18 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

A two-month-old infant died due to suffocation after the door of the ‘108 Ambulance Service’ that was carrying him to a hospital malfunctioned and failed to open on time at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Hospital here on Tuesday. The Ambulance operators tried to open the door for a couple of hours but failed to open it on time...

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