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New Zealand Prime Minister has 'sensible, polite' talk with Trump

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English said on Tuesday he has told U.S. President Donald Trump that he disagreed with his travel and refugee ban but that the conversation remained amicable. Last week Mr. Trump had a testy exchange with Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over a deal Australia reached …

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India to launch record 104 satellites next week

India will create history by launching a record 104 satellites, including 101 foreign ones, on February 15 from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh, an official said on Monday. “We have tentatively decided to launch the satellites at one go around 9 a.m. into the sun-synchronous orbit, about 500 km above …

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Trump slams judge for halting travel ban, warns of peril

“I have instructed Homeland Security to check people coming into our country VERY CAREFULLY. The courts are making the job very difficult!” US President Donald Trump ramped up his criticism of the judiciary for blocking his travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations, saying the federal judge and the …

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Trump defends Putin, says many killed due to America’s mistakes

Mr. Trump said he would like to co-operate with the Russians in the fight against ISIS. A large number of people worldwide have lost their lives because of America’s mistakes, President Donald Trump has said as he defended his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by equating his actions with those of …

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Indian-origin British sculptor wins $1 million ‘Jewish Nobel’

Israel honours Anish Kapoor with Genesis Prize for his commitment to Jewish values. Well known Indian-origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor was on Monday named the winner of a prestigious $1 million Genesis Prize by Israel for his commitment to Jewish values. Mr. Kapoor (62) spoke out against “abhorrent government policies” …

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IS ‘besieged’ in Al-Bab of Aleppo province: monitor

The town of Al-Bab, 25 kilometres south of the border with Turkey, is seen as a prize by nearly all sides in the complex war. : The Islamic State group was “completely besieged” in Al-Bab after forces loyal to Syria’s regime cut off a road into the jihadists’ last major …

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Defiant Iran to carry out missile exercise

The move comes a day after the United States imposed sanctions over a ballistic missile test launch last weekend. Iran was to deploy missiles for a Revolutionary Guards exercise on Saturday in a show of defiance, a day after the United States imposed sanctions over a ballistic missile test launch …

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Those foiling reconciliation are anti-national, says Sirisena

Underlines need to eliminate corruption in Independence Day address Lashing out at his critics, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday described sections trying to scuttle his government’s reconciliation efforts as being “anti-national”. He was addressing the country at a ceremony held at Galle Face, Colombo’s iconic beach-front, to mark …

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Pakistan thanks India after boy is returned to mother

Rare message comes after the child’s father, who crossed over from PoK, was denied his custody. Pakistan has sent a rare message of thanks to arch-rival India after a five-year-old boy, who was taken to India by his father nearly a year ago was reunited with his Pakistani mother. Ifthikar …

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