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1. Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday ...


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Pak's High Commissioner called back following Pulwama attack

Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb 18 (ANI): Pakistan called back its High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood "for consultations" on Monday, just ...

ISIS terrorists flee Syria to Iraq

Damascus [Syria], Feb 18 (ANI): Over 1,000 ISIS terrorists have fled Syria to western Iraq over the last six months ...

Markets continue to slide, Sensex slips 190 points in early trading

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 18 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices opened with a flat note on Monday but slipped into the ...

Taliban Calls Off Planned Pakistan Meeting That Angered Afghans

The Taliban have called off a planned round of peace talks in Pakistan, saying that most of the members of ...

Iran Unveils 'Cruise-Missile Equipped' Submarine

According to Iranian state media, President Hassan Rohani has inaugurated a new domestically built submarine armed with cruise missiles, amid ...

'Anything Your Enemies Teach You is Valuable'

Lee Ching-yu, wife of Lee Ming-cheh, a Taiwanese rights activist and NGO worker jailed by the Chinese Communist Party for ...

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Saudi crown prince kicks off Asian tour with $20b kicker for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Saudi Arabia has agreed to invest an intial $20 billion in Pakistan, and plans to invest much ...

Greenback takes a hit in Asia

SYDNEY, Australia - The U.S. dollar fell sharply against all the major currencies in Asia on Monday. The euro regained ...

Turkey moves to ease tightening credit environment

ANKARA, Turkey - The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey has lowered reserve requirement ratios to improve liquidity in ...

Trump gets briefing on trade negotiations at Palm Beach retreat

PALM BEACH, Florida - U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on current discussions on trade, underway between the U.S., ...

flybmi goes into administration, customers left stranded

LONDON, UK - The UK has been rocked by the apparent failure of 32-year old regional airline flybmi which ceased ...

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Civilians blocked from leaving as ISIS makes last ditch stand

Diehard jihadists have blocked roads out of the last scrap of their Islamic State group "caliphate" in Syria, US-backed forces ...


Rape and other sexual assaults rampant in South Sudan, says UN agency

Sexual violence in South Sudan has been rampant, prompting a call from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, for urgent ...


Pipe bomb explodes at home in Craigavon, second device found

CO. ARMAGH, Northern Ireland - An explosion at a house in Craigavon, Co. Armagh, in Northern Ireland on Saturday night ...


Theresa May lines up another meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker

LONDON UK - British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker this week, ...


Pressure on Trump and Kim Jong Un in upcoming summit

SEOUL, South Korea - The second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in ...


5 police officers wounded in shoot-out with gunman who killed 5 people

CHICAGO, Illinois - Five people have been shot dead and a number of others wounded by a gunman at an ...


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