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Afghan Minister, spy chief visit Pakistan

Afghan Minister, spy chief visit Pakistan

Delegation to hand over evidence on Kabul terror attacks to Islamabad A high-level Afghan delegation comprising the Interior Minister and the intelligence chief on Wednesday arrived in Pakistan to hand over evidence related to the recent attacks in Kabul, Tolo News reported, citing an Afghan presidential palace source. The evidence …

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Brexit won’t affect China-U.K. ties: Li

Brexit won’t affect China-U.K. ties: Li

British PM May begins China visit China’s relations with Britain will remain unchanged through Brexit, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday, as British Prime Minister Theresa May kicked off a three-day visit to China, where she aims to sign deals worth nine billion pounds. Britain is trying to reinvent itself …

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China for settling disputes through talks: Wang Yi

China for settling disputes through talks: Wang Yi

The Chinese Foreign Minister also said China would also cement friendship and cooperation with neighbouring countries and developing countries. China will play a constructive role in resolving regional hotspot issues and promote settling disputes through talks, Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said amid the country’s territorial and maritime disputes with neighbours. …

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Sisi looks headed for second term as President

Sisi looks headed for second term as President

Obscure politician Moussa Osman Moussa is face-saving challenger in the March 26-28 Egypt vote A little known Egyptian politician submitted his candidacy documents to the election commission on Monday, becoming a last-minute challenger to President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. Mr. Sisi is virtually certain of winning a second, four-year term in the …

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Opposition seeks to oust Maldives leader

Opposition seeks to oust Maldives leader

Politicians, including Nasheed and Gayoom, ask apex court to suspend Yameen Opposition leaders in the Maldives, including two former heads of state, have asked the Supreme Court to remove the President and investigate corruption allegations against him. The Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) said on Monday that the leaders had signed the …

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Analysis: could a jail term for Khaleda Zia spell unrest in Bangladesh?

Analysis: could a jail term for Khaleda Zia spell unrest in Bangladesh?

Weeks before the verdict, the BNP has warned that it would launch an agitation As the February 8 court verdict in a graft case against the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Khaleda Zia approaches, Bangladesh’s mostly peaceful political environment risks turning volatile. The BNP, backed by its Islamist allies, has warned that …

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Australian opposition calls for referendum on republic

Australian opposition calls for referendum on republic

Australia Day should include a focus on indigenous Australians, says Prime Minister Turnbull The Australian Labour Party (ALP) has called for a joint referendum on indigenous recognition in its constitution and the country becoming a republic. Anthony Albanese, former Deputy Prime Minister, on Friday suggested that the referendum should be …

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Police say Canadian billionaire, wife apparently murdered

Police say Canadian billionaire, wife apparently murdered

Comes after six weeks of probe but there are no suspects in the Barry Sherman, Honey murder case. Police said on Friday they believe Canadian drug-company billionaire businessman Barry Sherman and his wife were both murdered. Det. Sgt. Susan Gomes said investigators came to the conclusion after six weeks of investigation, …

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31 dead in South Korea hospital blaze Yonhap

31 dead in South Korea hospital blaze Yonhap

Video footage and pictures showed a helicopter flying above the building in Miryang, engulfed by heavy grey smoke and surrounded by multiple fire trucks. At least 31 people were killed in a blaze at a hospital in South Korea today, Yonhap news agency said, with dozens more injured. Video footage and pictures showed a helicopter flying above …

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