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The UN children's agency in a report released today singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns.
UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

The UN children's agency in a report released today singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns.

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Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa | EPS
Tamil leader slams Rajapaksa's Eelam remark

Speaking in parliament, Sampanthan yesterday said that during the pre-poll campaign this message was propagated amongst the Sinhalese people in this country.

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People queue to collect water from a natural spring outlet in the South African Breweries in Cape Town. | AP
Cape Town now faces dry taps by July 9

The city, which attracts millions of tourists every year, has enforced strict waste controls including prosecuting homeowners who use significantly more than the current 50-litre daily limit.

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CPEC. (File Photo)
China wooing Baloch militants to secure China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects: Report

The CPEC links China's Kashgar in Xinjiang province with Pakistan's Gwadar port in Balochistan through a network of roads, railways and highways.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel  (File | AP)
German Social Democrats begin vote on Merkel deal, result due March 4

If the SPD's nearly half a million members reject the deal, a new election or a minority government in Europe's biggest economy are likely.

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Donald Trump Jr. poses for a photograph ahead of a round table meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. ( Express photo| Shekhar yadav)
Donald Trump Jr meets real estate developers in Delhi

Trump Jr. will meet with Indian investors and business leaders in Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune and Gurugram.

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FILE- In this Feb. 3, 2018, file photo, Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, center, surrounded by his body guards arrives to address his supporters in Male, Maldives. | AP
Regional legislators rebuke Maldives over political crisis

It is expected parliament -- which Yameen shuttered in a recent crackdown on opponents -- will rubber stamp the existing state of emergency and renew it further.

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Unicef launches 'Every Child Alive' global campaign

More than 80 per cent of newborn deaths are due to prematurity, complications during birth or infections such as pneumonia and sepsis, according to the report.

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Two lawyers shot dead by cousin at Lahore sessions court

Senior Superintendent Police Lahore Mubashir Makan told reporters that three cousin lawyers Kashif, Nadim and Awais had appeared in a property case before a sessions judge.

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Mourners hug as they leave the funeral of Alaina Petty, in Coral Springs, Fla. | AP
Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

The students plan to hold a rally Wednesday in hopes that it will put pressure on the state's Republican-controlled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws.

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Nepal PM Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli
Nepal's ruling party merges into super bloc with Maoists

Nepal's ruling party has merged with a former Maoist rebel group to form a super bloc that experts say will reshape politics after years of turbulence in the Himalayan nation.

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In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, a rescue helicopter flies over the Dena mountains while searching for wreckage of a plane that crashed on Sunday, in southern Iran, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. | AP
Iran teams find wreckage of plane in Zagros mountains

Iranian search teams found the wreckage on Tuesday of a plane that went missing in the Zagros mountains two days earlier with 66 people on board.

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File photo of Donald Trump and Mitt Romney | AP
Donald Trump and Mitt Romney friends again, on Twitter

In a 2016 speech, Romney called Trump a "phony, a fraud," who was "playing the members of the US public for suckers" as Trump ran for president.

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Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

Mitsutoki Shigeta became the centre of a scandal in 2014 after Thai police said DNA samples linked him to nine infants found under the care of 24-hour nannies in a plush Bangkok apartment.

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Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga. | AP
Kenya prevents two opposition activists from travelling abroad

The government suspended the passports of senator James Orengo and financier Jimi Wanjigi, who both support opposition leader Raila Odinga.

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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (File | AP)
Palestinian leader goes to the UN to counter US on Jerusalem

Addressing the council for the first time since 2009, Abbas will call for a new collective approach in a bid to salvage the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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File: US President Donald Trump and South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-In | AP
 South Korea to announce joint military drill plan with US before April

South Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for a postponed joint military drill, South Korea's defence minister said on Tuesday.

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Barnaby Joyce | AP
Australia's deputy PM Barnaby Joyce loses support of state branch over affair

Joyce, the National Party's federal leader, has refused to resign since media said this month that he was expecting a child with his former staff member.

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David Davis (File | AP)
Britain will not have "Mad Max" economy to undercut rivals, Brexit minister says

In the past, ministers have suggested Britain may have to change its economic model to remain competitive and cut taxes and regulation to attract global investment.

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In Florida, People raise their lights during a vigil at Curtis Hixon Park | AP
Florida school shooting: Teens hold 'lie-in' outside White House, demands gun reform

A group of teens and more than a hundred supporters staged a "lie-in" outside the White House on Presidents Day to pressurise lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws, the media reported.

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File: A soldier waves a Turkish flag as Turkish troops secure Bursayah hill, which separates the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the Turkey-controlled town of Azaz | AP
Turkey's Syria offensive enters second month with slow progress

Ankara on January 20 launched a cross-border air and ground operation against the People's Protection Units (YPG) supporting Syrian rebels in the Afrin region.

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