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Donald Trump says US will pull out of nuclear arms deal with Russia

US President Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday that the United States (US) plans to leave a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, which criticised the move as Washington's latest effort to be the sole global superpower. Trump claims Russia has long violated the three-decade-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, known as the INF, signed in 1987 by president Ronald Reagan...

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Hurricane Michael: Evacuations ordered in Florida

Residents of northwest Florida had until early Tuesday to leave their homes ahead of Hurricane Michael, forecast to crash ashore midweek as a major Category 3 storm with "life-threatening" flash flooding possible. Governor Rick Scott´s office said mandatory evacuation orders were in place for parts of Bay County, which includes the popular Panama City beach resort, and areas in nearby...

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Turkey asks to search Saudi consulate in missing journalist case: TV

Turkey has sought permission to search Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul after a prominent journalist from the kingdom went missing last week following a visit to the building, Turkish television reported on Monday. The request was made after the foreign ministry summoned the Saudi ambassador for a second time over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, NTV broadcaster...

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Ex-Interpol chief under probe for bribery, China ministry says

Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei is under investigation for suspected bribery, China’s Ministry of Public Security said in a statement on its website on Monday. On Sunday, Interpol, the France-based global police coordination body, said that Meng had resigned as its president. Earlier on Sunday, China said it was investigating Meng, who is also a vice minister for public security...

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Mirwaiz, other Kashmiri leaders put under house arrest on eve of LG polls in IOK

Web Desk: The Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was put under house arrest In occupied Kashmir on the eve of local bodies and panchayat election drama being enacted in the territory from tomorrow. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued from his residence in Srinagar, today, termed the elections as mockery of democracy. He said that huge deployment...

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Taliban kill at least 10 policemen in central Afghanistan clashes

KABUL: At least 10 policemen were killed in clashes with Taliban fighters in the central Afghan province of Wardak, officials said on Sunday, amid fighting to wrest control of arterial highways a day after Taliban fighters blew up bridges. The Taliban set fire to a government building in Wardak’s Sayeed Abad district and killed the district police chief along with...

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“They won’t survive for two weeks without us”: MBS downplays Trump’s statement on Saudi military

Saudi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has brushed off comments from United States President Donald Trump that Washington is "subsidising" the kingdom's military, Bloomberg reported on Friday. The crown prince insisted that the kingdom has always paid for armaments from the US. "Ever since the relationship started between Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, we've bought everything with...

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Era of bank secrecy ends: Swiss starts sharing accounts data

ZURICH: The era of mystery-cloaked numbered Swiss bank accounts has officially come to a close as Switzerland, the world’s biggest center for managing offshore wealth, began automatically sharing client data with tax authorities in dozens of other countries. The Federal Tax Administration (FTA) said on Friday it had for the first time exchanged financial account data at the end of...

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Two Palestinians martyred by Israeli forces along Gaza-Israel buffer zone

Web Desk: Israeli army has martyred two Palestinians and wounded eighteen others along the Gaza-Israel buffer zone.   A spokesman for Gaza’s Health Ministry, Ashraf al-Qidra, said more than 190 Palestinians have been martyred and twenty-thousand others injured since the rallies first began on March 30. Demonstrators demand the “right of return” to their homes and villages in historical Palestine from...

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South Korean ex-leader Lee convicted for corruption

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday in a corruption case that has badly tainted his status as the country's first leader with a business background who once symbolised the country's economic rise. Lee's conviction came six months after his successor and fellow conservative, Park Geun-hye was convicted in a...

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Interpol president missing, claims wife

A French judicial official says the president of Interpol has been reported missing after traveling to China. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity for an ongoing investigation, said Meng Hongwei's wife reported him missing on Friday. The official said the Interpol chief left France, where the international police organization is based, and arrived in China at the end...

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India, Russia announce major air defence system deal

India announced the multi-billion-dollar purchase of Russia´s S-400 air defence system and several other deals with Moscow Friday during a visit to New Delhi by President Vladimir Putin. The agreements, announced following Putin´s talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, come despite threats of sanctions by the United States on countries buying Russian military hardware. "The sides welcomed the conclusion...

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Teachers Day being observed today in Pakistan, World

Like other parts of the globe,World Teachers' Day is being marked on October 5 (Friday) in Pakistan the day recognized as the role of teachers play in providing quality education at all levels. Teachers are recognized for their contributions to society on World Teachers' Day. Various events are arranged in many countries around the world on or around October 5....

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West accuses Russia of global hacking conspiracy

Western powers accused Russia on Thursday of orchestrating a string of global cyber attacks including an audacious plot to hack the world's chemical weapons watchdog in The Netherlands. The United States indicted seven alleged Russian members of the GRU military intelligence agency over attacks on targets including the Hague-based OPCW, the US Democratic party, world sports bodies and US nuclear...

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Wife of Malaysia’s ex-PM Najib charged with money laundering

KUALA LUMPUR: The wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged with 17 money laundering offences on Thursday, as anti-graft agents investigate billions of dollars missing from state coffers. Rosmah Mansor, criticized for her extravagant lifestyle as first lady of Malaysia, and Najib, are at the center of a wide-ranging graft probe launched after Prime Minster Mahathir Mohamad’s...

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Merkel, Netanyahu seek to brush past differences for Israel talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday as they seek to publicly brush past their list of differences and promote cooperation between their countries. The visit by Merkel and members of her cabinet comes as part of German-Israeli government consultations held regularly, though the last one in 2017 was postponed, with scheduling conflicts...

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Time running out for survivors as Indonesia toll tops 1,400

The death toll in Indonesia's twin quake-tsunami disaster passed 1,400 Wednesday, with time running out to rescue survivors and the UN warning of "vast" unmet needs that have fuelled looting. Indonesian soldiers have been ordered to fire on those raiding stores on the quake and tsunami-struck island of Sulawesi, a colonel told AFP, after desperate survivors emptied shops of food...

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