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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to Impeach Biden

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) told NTD that her decision to introduce articles of impeachment against President Joe Bidenwas motivated by what she claimed was “abuse of power.” Greene introduced articles of impeachment on Jan. 21, the day after Biden’s inauguration, with her office announcing in a statement that the articles concern the president’s alleged actions involving abuse of power “by allowing...

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Kenya court cancels election result, demands re-poll; opposition joyous

Kenya's Supreme Court on Friday ordered a new presidential election after annulling the results of last month's poll in a shock decision in favour of the opposition. Joyous celebrations erupted outside the court and in Nairobi slums after the second term victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared “invalid, null and void”. Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga, 72, for whom...

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Final Hajj rite: Muslims pelted stone at devil

MINA, Saudi Arabia: In stifling heat, a Saudi security guard sprayed Muslim pilgrims with water as they advanced through Mina for the final rite of the hajj, the "Stoning of the Devil" that has proved lethal in past years. An estimated two million Muslims from across the globe were gathered in Mina on Friday for the final major ritual of...

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Eid ul Azha worldwide in pictures

Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eidul Azha holiday on Friday as around two million Muslim pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual Haj in Saudi Arabia. [caption id="attachment_268336" align="alignnone" width="460"] Muslim worshippers, some carrying umbrellas to protect them from the scorching sun, gather for prayer at Namirah mosque near Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahmah...

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Karachi rain aftermath: Army, Rangers busy in reviving lives of Karachites

KARACHI: Karachi in last past two days have seen the most heaviest rain; as the life in Karachi crippled down affecting many different areas in Karachi. According to the spokesman of Sindh rangers around 20 people have been saved in Malir through rescue operation conducted in various rain affected areas. Earlier Inter Services Public Relations(ISPR) had stated, Liaquatabad No 10,...

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India beats its Asian neighbors in corruption: New survey of TI

New Delhi: If the statistics furnished by the Transparency International (TI), an anti-corruption global civil society organisation, are anything to go by, India has a long way ahead to fulfil one of the many objectives as told by the current Indian government - defeating the malice of corruption. A recent survey by the Transparency International states that India is the...

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France seeks $715 million in taxes from Microsoft: report

PARIS: France's tax authority is seeking $715 million (600 million euros) from Microsoft's local subsidiary for billing French customers from Ireland, the weekly L'Express reported on Wednesday. The magazine reported that the bills concerned internet advertising and keywords for internet searches. Despite a considerable presence in France, Microsoft paid only 32.2 million euros in corporate tax there last year, according...

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UN Security Council meets on Myanmar violence

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Wednesday discussed the violence in Myanmar where clashes and a security crackdown by the military in Rakhine state have sent 18,500 Rohingya fleeing across the border into Bangladesh. There was no formal statement from the 15-member council following the closed-door meeting but British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said there were calls from council members...

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US has 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, more than previous count: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon sharply raised its estimate of the number of US troops currently in Afghanistan Wednesday, ahead of a decision on adding thousands more under President Donald Trump´s new strategy for the war-ridden country. Pentagon Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said a comprehensive review showed there were approximately 11,000 uniformed US servicemen and women in Afghanistan, compared...

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Alexa, Cortana talk to each other as Amazon and Microsoft pair up

Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana will start talking to each other in a first of its kind alliance of rival digital assistants, the companies said on Wednesday. Amazon Echo device users will be able to ask Alexa to bring in Cortana as a “guest” to tend to tasks such as booking meetings or reading work email. Meanwhile, those with devices...

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Security forces arrest 39 suspects in search operations across the Country: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Security forces arrested 39 suspects, including eight Afghan nationals and seized weapons and ammunition during the intelligence-based operations (IBOs) conducted under the Operation Raddul Fasaad across the country in last 48 hours. An ISPR statement says 12 terrorists had surrendered themselves to the security forces. Two of them had been identified as Ghani and Wali Khan, it concluded.

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At least 11 Afghan civilians killed in air strike, local official says

KABUL: At least 11 Afghan civilians were killed and 16 wounded on Wednesday when a NATO helicopter attacked a house where Taliban insurgents had taken shelter in Logar province, east of the capital, Kabul, the local governor said. There was no immediate confirmation that NATO or US aircraft were involved, but a spokesman for Resolute Support, the NATO-led mission in...

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Gunmen kill transgender person in Karachi

KARACHI: Unknown gunmen killed a transgender person in Karachi Wednesday, police said, in the latest attack to target the marginalised community in the country. The attackers initially threw eggs from a moving car at the victim and her friend before returning to the scene and firing gunshots at the pair. "The bullet hit the jaw (of the victim) who died...

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CM Punjab rejects private Tv channel report on ‘Multan Metro bus corruption’

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has strongly rejected the corruption allegations leveled against the provincial government by a private TV channel. Shahbaz addressing a presser on Wednesday said that the said TV had been conspiring against Metro bus project. It had been alleged that corruption was committed or Rs3 billion was received in kickback in the Multan Merto bus...

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National assembly rejects Trump’s S. Asia, Afghan policy

ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers from across the political spectrum on Wednesday collectively raised their voice against the new US policy for the region. After speeches by members throughout the day, the assembly passed a resolution condemning US President Donald Trump's new policy. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, presenting the resolution, said the National Assembly rejects Trump's recent policy statement as well as Gen...

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Afg lawmaker Zahir Qader’s 2 security guard killed in a suicide attack

At least two security guards have been killed after two suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on a lawmaker's house in Nangarhar province, said an Afghan official. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said both suicide bombers detonated suicide vests full of explosives outside of Afghan parliamentarian Zahir Qader's house in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, on Wednesday morning. Another...

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2 million gather at Mina as Haj rituals begin

MAKKAH: More than two million Muslims have started gathering at the tent valley of Mina in Saudi Arabia to mark the beginnings of the Hajj rituals Wednesday. The Hajj pilgrims will offer Zohar, Asr, Maghrib and Isha prayers at Mina and move to Arafat soon after Fajr prayers on 9th Zilhaj where they will listen to Hajj sermon to be...

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