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First Hindu Democrat Congresswoman meets Trump, discusses terrorism

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 15:00

New York, Nov 22 (IANS) The first Hindu elected to Congress, Tulsi Gabbard, crossed her Democratic party line to meet Republican-elect Donald Trump to discuss Syria, terrorism and national security matters and warn of the risk of a nuclear confrontation with Russia amid speculation he may be checking out the war veteran for a position in his administration.

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PIA plane diverted over blocked toilets

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 14:42

Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) A Toronto-bound Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight had to make an emergency landing in Manchester in Britain to have its loos unblocked, it was reported on Tuesday.

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Police question Jakarta Governor in blasphemy case

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 14:02

Jakarta, Nov 22 (IANS) The Indonesian police on Tuesday questioned Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama as suspect in blasphemy case over his comments against verses in the Quran in September.

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Pakistan in search of new army chief

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 13:38

Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) The countdown has begun in Pakistan to appoint the next Army Chief with Gen Raheel Sharif set to step down on November 29. The ball is now in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's court to choose his successor among the top four generals.

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Quake hits Japan, tsunami warning downgraded

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 13:26

Tokyo, Nov 22 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter Scale hit Fukushima in Japan on Tuesday, the weather agency said, leaving at least 12 people injured.

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Signing peace accord with Russia not easy: Japan

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 13:26

Buenos Aires, Nov 22 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that although there was potential for a peace treaty between Japan and Russia in the future, but given their World War II rift, the path forward would not be easy.

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Nawaz Sharif inaugurates mega international defence expo

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 13:00

Karachi, Nov 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, addressing the inauguration of an International Defence Exhibition and Seminar here on Tuesday, reiterated Pakistan's commitment to discourage an arms race in the region.

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Four killed in Indian firing, says Pakistan Army

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:42

Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) The Pakistani military has said that Indian firing killed at least four Pakistani nationals and injured 10 others in different sectors along the Line of Control (LoC).

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You can now find nearby Wi-Fi with facebook

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 11:12

New York, Nov 22 (IANS) Social networking giant, Facebook, is rolling out a new feature that lets users to find nearby wireless hotspots for enhanced real-time information sharing, it was reported on Tuesday.

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Pakistan SC approached to make Gen Raheel a field marshal

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 10:40

Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Pakistan Supreme Court has been asked to order conferring the title of field marshal on Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif for rendering services to protect national security and safeguarding the frontiers of Pakistan.

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First Hindu Congresswoman, a Democrat, meets Trump

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 10:22

New York, Nov 22 (IANS) The first Hindu elected to Congress, Tulsi Gabbard, crossed her Democratic party line to meet Republican-elect Donald Trump on Monday to discuss Syria, terrorism and national security matters and warn of the risk of a nuclear confrontation with Russia amid speculation that he may be checking out the war veteran for a position in his administration.

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Australia's 'lifetime ban' on illegal asylum seekers may fail

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 09:48

Canberra, Nov 22 (IANS) The Australian government's controversial plan to impose lifetime bans on all illegal asylum seekers may fail, as crossbench senators on Tuesday denied their support to the bill in its current form.

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