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Paris: France goes to the polls on Sunday for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters’ anger with the political establishment. A man looks at campaign posters of the 11th candidates who run in the 2017 French presidential election in Enghien-les-Bains, […]

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New Delhi: Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency has been sheltering al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in the port city of Karachi after he survived a drone strike in a remote area near the Afghan border last year, according to a media report. File photo of al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri taken from a video released on September 12, […]

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Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan: As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said. Afghan National Army (ANA) troops keep watch near the site of an ongoing attack on an army headquarters in Mazar-i-Sharif, northern […]

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Caracas, Venezuela: At least 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in Venezuela’s capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said Friday. Most of the deaths took place in El Valle, a working class neighborhood near Caracas’ biggest military base where opposition leaders say 13 people were hit with an electrical current while […]

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AFP, Ixtapa (Mexico): A Dutch sailing boat offering abortions, often in defiance of some country’s laws, arrived in international waters off Mexico on Friday, the organisation crewing it said. The ‘Women on Waves’ vessel.(Twitter) The ‘Women on Waves’ vessel was expelled from near Guatemala in February without carrying out a single pregnancy termination. It had […]

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Reuters, Washington: In February, US President Donald Trump promised to release a “phenomenal” tax plan within a few weeks, without offering details. But none emerged.(Reuters) President Donald Trump on Friday promised a big announcement about tax reform next week and ordered an administration review of Obama-era tax rules written to discourage US companies from relocating […]

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AFP, Moscow: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov following their talks in Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin(REUTERS) Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov voiced “regret” in a phone call with his US counterpart at Washington’s opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged […]

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Washington:US surgeon general Vivek H Murthy was on Friday dismissed by the Trump administration, and replaced by his deputy, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams. Vivek H Murthy was the 19th US surgeon general(US Surgeon General/Facebook) The US department of health and human services issued a statement saying Murthy was asked to step down “after assisting in a smooth […]

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Press Trust of India: US President Donald Trump has accused Iran of “not living up to the spirit” of the nuclear deal signed in 2015 under the Obama administration and termed the agreement as “terrible” and “badly negotiated”. US President Donald Trump holds a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the […]

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Seoul: North Korean state media warned the United States of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” after US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear programme. A man walks in front of portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung […]

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