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No country for old men: Japan’s elderly inmates prefer jail

This picture taken on December 8, 2016 shows an entrance of Tokyo’s Fuchu Prison, Japan’s biggest male-only correctional house. (AFP Photo) Every day is the same. He wakes at 6:45 am, eats breakfast 20 minutes later and reports for work at eight o’clock sharp. But this isn’t your typical Japanese salaryman. This man is in […]

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Iraqi minister trying to improve relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia- report

Iraq’s foreign minister said he had carried messages between Iran and Saudi Arabia in a continuing attempt to curb a feud involving its two neighbours (Agency File Photo) Iraq’s foreign minister said he had carried messages between Iran and Saudi Arabia in a continuing attempt to curb a feud involving its two neighbours, Iran’s state […]

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Iraq forces make territorial gains against IS; retake Mosul university

Iraqi rapid response forces ride on an armoured vehicle during a battle with Islamic State militants east of Mosul, Iraq, January 14, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani (REUTERS Photo) Iraqi forces on Saturday retook Mosul’s university from the Islamic State jihadist group, the latest key advance in efforts to recapture the eastern side of the city, officers […]

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SpaceX launches first rocket since Sept Florida explosion

SpaceX Falcon rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US, on Saturday. (Reuters) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company’s first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch […]

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How US-India ties came to flourish under Obama term

S President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shaking hands before their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington in June 2016. (AP File Photo) It was 2008 and New Delhi was carefully watching a freshman Senator from Illinois as his insurgent attempt to capture the American presidency captivated […]

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Days before Trump’s inauguration, US Cong votes to begin repealing Obamacare

The US House of Representatives on Friday joined the Senate in passing a critical measure that marks the first major step toward repealing outgoing President Barack Obama’s landmark but controversial health care reforms. The House’s near party-line vote of 227 to 198 approved a budget blueprint which provides Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress, […]

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Pak made ‘counterproductive’ moves risking nuclear war: US vice president Biden

Pakistan is on course of having about 350 nuclear weapons in about a decade, the world’s third-largest stockpile after the US and Russia and twice that of India. (AFP File Photo ) US vice president Joe Biden has singled out Pakistan along with Russia, North Korea and others for making “counterproductive” moves that only heightened […]

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Deepening ties: Trump’s NSA in frequent contact with Russia’s ambassador

Former Defense Intelligence Agency director retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, incoming White House national security adviser, speaks at the US Institute of Peace “2017 Passing the Baton” conference in Washington, US, January 10. (REUTERS) President-elect Donald Trump’s national security adviser and Russia’s ambassador to the US have been in frequent contact in recent weeks, […]

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India, US announce cooperation in funding development projects

Outgoing US President Barack Obama (right) shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House (Reuters file photo) India and the United States moved Friday to formalise ongoing consultations and coordination on development projects in the areas of energy, trade and investment funded through American grants in needy countries; South Asia for now. […]

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No sleep, $5 meal: Samsung chief questioned by ‘Chaebol sniper’ for 22 hours

Jay Y Lee, who heads South Korea’s massive Samsung Group, was given a $5 box meal for lunch and did not sleep in over 22 hours of questioning in a corruption scandal involving impeached president Park Geun-hye. Lee, who has a net worth of $6.2 billion and is the third-generation leader of the country’s biggest […]

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