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Rising unease over missing Pakistani activist

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:36

Islamabad, Dec 7 (IANS) There is rising unease about the fate of a Pakistani activist who has been reported missing since last week, the media reported on Thursday.

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UK has till Friday to agree on potential deal: EU

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:30

Brussels, Dec 7 (IANS) Michel Barnier, the European Unions (EU) chief Brexit negotiator, has told member states that the British government has till Friday evening to agree on a potential deal or else negotiations will not move on to the next stage.

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Indian stand over Jerusalem shows 'servility', says CPI-M

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:20

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Indian government's refusal to denounce the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital "shows the extent of servility of the Modi regime" to Washington, the CPI-M said on Thursday.

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Two Albanian jihadist suspects expelled from Italy

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:14

Rome, Dec 7 (IANS/AKI) Italian authorities have deported two alleged Albanian jiahadists accused of supporting a Salafite group and of abetting illegal immigration, the Interior Ministry said.

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Donors pledge $857mn for UNHCR in 2018

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:12

Geneva, Dec 7 (IANS/AKI) Donor governments have pledged an initial $857 million to the UN refugee agency UNHCR to help some 67 million displaced or stateless people worldwide next year, UNHCR said.

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Jerusalem status: Saudis condemn Trump's announcement

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:52

Riyadh, Dec 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Thursday condemned US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital amid growing international criticism of the move.

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Los Angeles wildfires spread, thousands evacuate

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:36

Los Angeles, Dec 7 (IANS) Wildfires that have already devoured a large swath of territory continue to rage in the hills north of Los Angeles, threatening America's second largest city.

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Australia legalizes same-sex marriage

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:16

Canberra, Dec 7 (IANS) Australias Parliament legalized same-sex marriage on Thursday, overcoming years of conservative resistance with an overwhelming majority vote.

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Bitcoin marketplace NiceHash hacked, over $60 mn lost

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 13:04

San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) In a warning for those who wish to invest in Bitcoins to make some big bucks, the cryptocurrency mining market NiceHash has revealed hackers wiped out its entire Bitcoin wallet, resulting in over $60 million loss.

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US House passes bill to loosen gun restrictions

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:30

Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has approved a legislation loosening gun regulations and allowing those with permits to carry concealed weapons to legally travel with those firearms to other states.

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Gender discrimination lawsuit against Google dismissed

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:02

San Francisco, Dec 7 (IANS) In a respite for Google, a judge has dismissed a gender discrimination lawsuit from former Google employees that accused the tech giant of paying male employees more than women.

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