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Mike Pence quashes Trump rifts reports

US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday dismissed reports of a rift with his boss President Donald Trump, saying the pair laughed about the suggestion in a phone call. Following a New York Times report that suggested Trump was privately questioning the loyalty of his deputy, Pence told reporters in Port Moresby that they had still had a good rapport....

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WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama said US has thrash significant blows to al Qaeda

Claiming that the US has struck significant blows to al-Qaeda leaders, President Barack Obama Tuesday said that US wanted to keep 9,800 US troops in Afghanistan next year depended on the Kabul government signing a long-delayed agreement. "We have got rid of Osama bin Laden. We have prevented Afghanistan from being utilized to launch attacks against our homeland.' 'We've helped...

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WASHINGTON: The United States hailed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to New Delhi

The United States hailed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to New Delhi for the initiatory observance of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, and expressed support to strengthen dialogue between the two South Asian neighbors. "We receive the news of Prime Minister Sharif's visit to India for Prime Minister Modi's inauguration and their subsequent bilateral meeting," State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki...

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Sharif said that he was pleased to be in New Delhi

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that he had a right and constructive meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. In a press conference here, Prime Minister Sharif said that he was pleased to be in New Delhi at the invitation of Modi. “It should be a historic opportunity for our two nations. This offers us the opportunity to...

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Nigerian Military – Boko Haram are holding girls

The Nigerian military says it recognizes where the young women kidnapped by Boko Haram are but will not undertake a saving. Nigeria’s defense chief had frustrating news for the kins of the nearly 300 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram and have been missing for nearly six weeks. Abuja, says an intermediary met leaders of the Islamist group and...

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held brief meetings with Indian President Mukherjee

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held brief meetings with Indian president Pranab Mukherjee and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi today. Earlier today, he met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for landmark talks in a command to alleviate tension between the nuclear-armed neighbors. Later on the talks, Sharif went to meet Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official...

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NEW DELHI: Indian PM Narendra Modi talk about terrorism issues with Sharif

Newly-elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has underlined New Delhi’s concern related to terrorist act during his encounter with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, an Indian foreign ministry official stated on Tuesday. Sujatha Singh, Indian Foreign Secretary, told a media briefing that during his meeting with PM Sharif, the Indian prime minister urged Islamabad that it must stand by its commitment...

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LOS ANGELES: “The Equalizer” trailer has been released

The trailer of the upcoming suspense thriller movie "The Equalizer" has been released The film circles around an old black ops commando who battles Russian mafia for saving his kidnapped friend. Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Melissa Leo and Martin Csokas will star in the movie. The 50 milliondollarsr budgeted action packed movie will reach the screens on 26th September...

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TEHRAN: The earthquake hit southern Iranian

A 5.1 magnitude quake shook a southern Iranian city on Tuesday, US seismologists said, with the tremor felt as far away as Dubai but no immediate reports of fatal accidents. The earthquake hit at around 10 am (0430 GMT) and was centered 66 kilometers (41 miles) south of Qeshm by the Strait of Hormuz, the US Geological Survey said. The...

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India passenger train crash – 10 dead

NEW DELHI: A passenger express train slammed into a stationary freight train in northern India on Monday, killing at least 10 people with others feared trapped in the wreckage. Dozens of passengers were also feared injured in the clash that took place on Monday morning near Khalilabad in the northern Uttar Pradesh state, the Indian Railways official stated. “We are...

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India’s new PM – Modi to be sworn

Nawaz Sharif – Pakistan’s Prime Minister reaches for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony. "Pakistan wants good relations with India and I am going to New Delhi with a 'message of peace'," Nawaz Sharif stated.  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh will go to the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi, an official stated....

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CALIFORNIA: Google is preparing a tablet with new vision capabilities

Google Inc is developing a new 7-inch tablet that can capture 3-D images, and plans to make about 4,000 of these prototypes beginning next month, citing people briefed on the company's programs. The device, which is part of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group 'Project Tango,' will have two back cameras, infrared depth sensors and innovative software that can capture...

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ISTANBUL: ‘Turkey showing enthusiasm to spend money in Pakistani sectors’

Pakistan’s ambassador in Turkey, Muhammad Haroon Shaukat, said investors of Turkey were interested for investment in infrastructure, energy and municipal services sectors of Pakistan. Speaking to a delegation of National Defense University in his office in Istanbul, Shaukat said there were bright prospects of mutual investments. He said relations between Turkey and Pakistan were amazing, adding it was being strengthened...

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QILA ABDULLAH: Funeral prayers of martyred Major Jalaluddin Tareen put forward

Funeral prayers of Major Jalaluddin Tareen were offered here on Thursday, who was martyred in North Waziristan Agency, while the search operation by security forces, in Maachis Camp, Kharwani village has also closed. According to inside information, funeral prayers of Major Jalaluddin Tareen were held in the Gulistan area of Qila Abdullah, Balochistan. Higher officials of the Pakistan Army, political...

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Underwater MH370 Bluefin – 21 search resumes

The underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 resumed Thursday with the redeployment of the U.S. Navy-owned robotic submarine Bluefin-21, authorities alleged. Australia is leading the search for the airplane, which disappeared on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on-board and is using the Bluefin-21 mini-sub until new equipment can be held....

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CANNES: The director of the “The Artist” is succeeding up his best-picture Oscar-winner with a gritty drama about the Chechen War.

Michel Hazanavicius premiered "The Search" at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, three years after his "The Artist" first debuted at the French Riviera festival. Cannes is where the black-and-white silent film ode became a sensation that carried through the Academy Awards. It was one of the most unlikely, out-of-the-blue successes in late years, and Hazanavicius was met with almost...

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XINHUA – 31 dead and many wounded in blast in China’s Xinjiang

A blast happened an open market in the capital of China's western region of Xinjiang, killing at least 31 people and wounding more than 90 others, the state-run Xinhua. The Xinjiang regional government stated in a statement that the early morning attack in the city of Urumqi was "a serious violent terrorist incident of a particularly vile nature." The vehicles...

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