• Twelve dead after Muslim militants storm police posts
Twelve dead after Muslim militants storm police posts

The incident is the latest in an escalating wave of violence between government forces and the Muslim Rohingya minority in the southeast Asian country. The wedge of Rakhine closest to Bangladesh has been in lockdown since October 2016. After last year's attacks, the military responded with "clearance operations", raiding villages in search of cul...

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  • China support to Pakistan on regional, int'l issues reiterated
China support to Pakistan on regional, int'l issues reiterated

Pakistan has consistently supported all worldwide efforts for a stable and peaceful Afghanistan and has also committed more than a billion USA dollars for infrastructure and social development in that country.Pakistan has worked with both the United States and Afghanistan to promote peace through a politically negotiated outcome which, in Pakista...

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  • 2 suspects in Spain's terrorist attacks sent to jail, 1 released
2 suspects in Spain's terrorist attacks sent to jail, 1 released

The other three all denied involvement. The Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday night published a video in Spanish threatening to seek "revenge" for the eight terrorists killed by police during last week's attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. Authorities did not confirm speculation that they were targeting the Sagrada Familia cathedral. One was arreste...

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  • Teen back with family after 11 days missing in national park
Teen back with family after 11 days missing in national park

The next day, Chief Ranger Steve Kloster spoke about the teen's ordeal. He "drank the water but that was it", Kloster said. "The weather wasn't, you know, 10 degrees below zero. Questions still remain about why the teen was in the woods, why his family waited two days to report him missing, and how he got lost in the first place, but for now, every...

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  • Pinoys fight for gold in ice hockey
Pinoys fight for gold in ice hockey

Malaysia's Tan Ing Yueh was named the initial victor with 13.1 points over the Indonesian on 13.025 points. Indonesia needs the three-goal margin of victory to anticipate a possible tie result from Vietnam versus Thailand. Lois Kaye Go finished third in the women's individual event in golf while Teresa Amparo also took third in the women's 50m ri...

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  • Macau sifts through destruction left in Hato's wake
Macau sifts through destruction left in Hato's wake

Hato was already called the worst storm in the region for five years. The Macau government said two bodies were found in a flooded auto park early yesterday, and that two more people died when they were trapped in the basement of their shop.

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  • Assembly polls: Jaitley made in-charge of Gujarat, Javadekar gets K'taka
Assembly polls: Jaitley made in-charge of Gujarat, Javadekar gets K'taka

Union minister Piyush Goyal will be co-incharge for the Karnataka polls, slated for early next year, it said. While the BJP is incumbent in Gujarat with Vijay Rupani as the Chief Minister, Karnataka is still under the Congress rule with Siddaramaiah incumbent as Chief Minister.

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  • Thailand on edge ahead of verdict against former prime minister
Thailand on edge ahead of verdict against former prime minister

She has pleaded not guilty to the charges, saying she is the victim of a "subtle political game". The hearing was postponed to September 27. The court refused to accept the reason and issued a warrant of arrest for Yingluck, the younger sister of another former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra who fled the country and has remained in a self-...

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  • Pak PM chairs high-level meeting to respond to Donald Trump's charges
Pak PM chairs high-level meeting to respond to Donald Trump's charges

In the five-hour-long meeting, attended by three chiefs of the armed forces and senior ministers, it was said that the US was scapegoating Pakistan, something that will not help stabilize Afghanistan. As a matter of policy, Pakistan does not allow use of its territory against any country. "The committee condemned state-inflicted repression on the...

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  • India Emerging As Important Regional Partner for US, Says Rex Tillerson
India Emerging As Important Regional Partner for US, Says Rex Tillerson

This is a very political issue in the region. While Trump insisted on "putting pressure on Pakistan", US State Secretary Rex Tillerson said "Pakistan has suffered greatly from terrorism and can be an important partner in our shared goals of peace and stability".

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  • DMK hails parole granted to Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict
DMK hails parole granted to Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict

DMK working President MK Stalin had also raised this issue in the Assembly and sought for Perarivalan's parole from the government. A G Perarivalan has spent 26 years in jail and has been granted parole for the very first time. Arivu's mother Arputham Ammal had filed several petitions with the Chief Minister's special cell, seeking the release...

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  • Majority of American Public Concerned About Trump's Behavior
Majority of American Public Concerned About Trump's Behavior

The poll was conducted from August 13-17 and had a margin or error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. The events that led to the August 12 death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer were widely covered by the national news media, and 52 percent of respondents in the national, online survey said they'd heard a lot about it, with 29 percent saying t...

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  • Firefighters eat sausages made from piglets they saved from fire
Firefighters eat sausages made from piglets they saved from fire

Pewsey fire station later apologised for their original Facebook post, prompting a mixed reaction from social media users. Fast-forward six months, and those firefighters feasted on sausages made from those pigs - a thank-you from the farmer.

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  • Allarme terrorismo a Rotterdam: furgone sospetto in strada, annullato un concerto
Allarme terrorismo a Rotterdam: furgone sospetto in strada, annullato un concerto

E stato il sindaco di Rotterdam , il laburista Ahmed Aboutaleb , ad annunciare che l'autista del furgone e' stato arrestato. Anche se non è chiaro se i due eventi possano essere collegati in qualche modo. La polizia ha schierato le teste di cuoio del Dis con giubetti anti-proiettili davanti la sala che puo' ospitare fino a 1.000 persone. A...

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  • Tillerson says talks with North Korea may be 'in the near future'
Tillerson says talks with North Korea may be 'in the near future'

He said the president had benefited from an outsider's perspective on the US-Pakistan relationship, eschewing the conventional wisdom that "however much the Pakistanis double- deal you and lie to you and don t cooperate, you have no choice but to just keep the status quo".

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  • Stoffel Vandoorne retains McLaren seat for 2018 F1 season
Stoffel Vandoorne retains McLaren seat for 2018 F1 season

Despite his relaxed attitude about his future, Alonso's F1 options appear to have dwindled to staying with McLaren or a possible - but less discussed - swap to Renault. "I'm delighted that the team has now formally announced that I will continue to race for them next year, because I'll be able to approach the second half of my rookie season with to...

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  • Leaders Claim Illinois School Funding Deal Reached
Leaders Claim Illinois School Funding Deal Reached

Democratic leaders Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan said there was "agreement in concept", while Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin characterized it as "agreement in principle".

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  • Syria Urges UN to Stop Civilian Killings by US-led Coalition
Syria Urges UN to Stop Civilian Killings by US-led Coalition

The UN on Thursday called for a humanitarian pause to allow 20,000 trapped civilians to escape the besieged Syrian city of Raqqah. Earlier this week, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said USA -led coalition airstrikes killed at least 170 people over the previous week.

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  • USA extends sanctions against North Korea
USA extends sanctions against North Korea

With photographs obliquely showing a new rocket design, North Korea has sent a message that it is working on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) more powerful than any it has previously tested, weapons experts said on Thursday. "In exploratory talks you have to indicate where you want to go and deal with all of the issues that come in be...

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  • Key takeaways from Trump's speech on Afghanistan
Key takeaways from Trump's speech on Afghanistan

The US President has spelt out how India can help and what Pakistan ought not to do. The Taliban aren't simply an Islamist insurgency just concerned with the governance of their home turf, despite their protests to the contrary, but a terror group receiving intensive training from ally al Qaeda and paying it forward.

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