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UK appoints new terror laws watchdog

Max Hill successfully prosecuted the failed 2005 London bombers and is now the country's new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation.

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East Libya bans women from travelling abroad alone

We have known of cases of Libyan women dealing with foreign intelligence services, a General told a news channel.

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US President Donald Trump. (File | AP)
Trump aides in back-door Ukraine peace plan: Report

The proposal outlined a way for Washington to lift sanctions against Russia.

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Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, left, is talking with the EU Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici in Brussels on February 20. (Photo | AP)
Eurozone tries to avoid another Greek crisis

Hopes of a breakthrough to unlock bailout funds for Greece were dashed in recent weeks due to disagreements with its creditors.

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S Jaishankar meets Mithripala Sirisena
Foreign Secretary Jaishankar appreciates Indian-origin Tamils for being in the Sri Lankan mainstream

Jaishankar told Mano Ganeshan that India will henceforth give special consideration to the Indian Origin Tamils.

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Kim Jong-Un's half brother Kim Jong-Nam. (File | AFP)
North Korea, Malaysia row as Kim killing film emerges

CCTV footage aired on Japanese television on Monday gave the first public glimpse of the apparent moment Jong-Nam was attacked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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Bangladesh arrests absconding convict in murder of secular blogger

The murder of a secular blogger in 2013 set off a chain of attacks targeting liberal writers in the Muslim-majority country.     

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Eelam Peoples’ Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) leader Suresh Premachandran.
EPRLF tells Jaishankar political solution is a sine qua non for economic development

Premachandran was reacting to Jaishankar’s saying that India is keen on investing in the economic development of the North and East to create assets and jobs.

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Pakistan carried out a blistering artillery assault on suspected terrorist camps in Afghanistan on Friday and Saturday
Pakistan says airstrikes have killed dozens of militants

The warplanes targeted militant hideouts in the Wucha Bibi area of North Waziristan.

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Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar urges Tamil National Alliance to unite to fight for Tamils’ rights  

The Tamil leaders also complained that the Tamils of the North are going jobless because companies from South Sri Lanka bring labor from the South.

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A member of the federal police takes a break from fighting Islamic State militants, in Hamam al-Alil, Iraq
Iraqi troops push into IS-held southern outskirts of Mosul

Police forces in armored vehicles were moving toward the sprawling Ghazlani military base on the southwestern outskirts of the city.

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Mike Pence (File Photo | AP)
US Vice President Mike Pence talks of deepening ties to European Union

Trump was supportive of Great Britain's vote to the exit the 28-nation EU bloc last year, known as Brexit. And he has suggested that the EU could soon fall apart.

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China to run 1,000 cargo trains to Europe in 2017

The cargo trains from southwest China's Chengdu city would be doubled, the Chengdu International Railway Services Company said today.

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Mining is essential for modern life,' said Thomas Graedel, professor emeritus of industrial ecology and chemical engineering at Yale University
Deep sea mining gets a second look

Cobalt, iron, manganese, platinum, nickel, gold and other rare earth minerals are generally found at depths ranging from a few hundred to several thousand meters.

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In this photograph taken on January 22, 2017, a member of the Pakistani transgender community takes currency notes during a dance at a party in Peshawar. Modern-day Pakistani transgender people claim to be cultural heirs of the eunuchs who thrived at the courts of the Mughal emperors that ruled the Indian subcontinent for two centuries until the British arrived in the 19th century and banned them.(Photo | AFP)
Pakistan's third sex khawajasiras seeks a reformation

Pakistan became one of the first countries in the world to legally recognise a third sex. They number at least half a million people in the country.

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French army grooms eagles to down drones mid-air

At Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France, a quartet of fearsome golden eagles is being trained to take out unmanned aircraft in mid-flight.

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Bangladeshi woman in Tamil Nadu custody, 71-year-old father travels to Madurai to take her home

Initially suspected to be part of a sex trade network, the woman was later found to be a victim of it but has remained in custody after her visa expired.

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A police investigator passes by the wreckage of a bus that crashed on a downhill road in Tanay, Rizal province, east of Manila, Philippines, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. More than a dozen mostly college students on a camping trip were killed when their rented bus lost its brakes on the downhill road slammed into a post.(Photo | AP)
14 Students on Philippine camping trip killed in bus accident 

The people were killed when their rented bus lost its brakes on a downhill road and slammed into a post, officials said.

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. (File photo |AP)
Philippines president Duterte paid cops, others to kill crime suspects: Sources

Duterte has denied him backing unlawful killings of suspects under his deadly crackdown against illegal drugs that is feared to have killed more than 7,000 drug users since he took office.

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The SpaceX Falcon rocket launches from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, carrying a load of supplies for the International Space Station. | AP
SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

The crowds at Kennedy Space Center watched eagerly as the unmanned Falcon 9 rocket took flight with a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station.

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Protestors demonstrate against President Donald Trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations entry into the US. | AP
Over 20 migrants flee US to seek asylum in Canada after travel ban

Areas along the US border with no official crossings are drawing greater numbers of asylum seekers since US President Donald Trump's travel ban. 

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