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India promises to phase out bottom-trawling, points to new initiatives

India on Monday assured Sri Lanka that it would phase out bottom trawling in a “graded, time-bound manner”, pointing to upcoming initiatives to train Indian fishermen in alternative fishing methods. According to a joint press communique released following ministerial-level talks on fisheries held in Colombo, Indian fishermen would participate in …

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Obama to deliver farewell speech on Jan.10

U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a farewell speech next week from his political stronghold of Chicago, one of the last times he will be able to advocate for his policies before the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20. “On Tuesday, January 10, I’ll go home to Chicago to …

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North Korean intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’: Trump

Although the US has made it clear that it would never accept N. Korea as a nuclear state, this is probably the first time Mr. Trump has clearly stated his policy. President-elect Donald Trump has assured Americans that North Korea will not test an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach …

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56 inmates killed in prison riot in northern Brazil

An attack by members of one crime gang on rival inmates touched off a riot at a prison in the northern state of Amazonas, leaving at least 56 dead, including several who were beheaded or dismembered in the worst bloodshed at a Brazilian prison since 1992. Authorities said the riot …

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Pakistan to hand over dossier on India to new UN chief

Pakistan’s Permanent UN representative Maleeha Lodhi will officially pass on the dossier to Mr. Guterres at the UN headquarters in New York, Dawn reported. Pakistan would hand over a dossier on alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and evidence of attempted violation of maritime boundary by an Indian submarine to incoming …

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