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Graft case against Pakistan's 4 top ex-army officers reopened

The National Accountability Bureau decided to proceed with the case which remained dumped for 17 years due to reluctance on its part to act against military officers

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau along with his wife and children arrives at Amritsar's Golden Temple. (Photo | ANI)
Canadian PM Trudeau, family pay obeisance at Golden temple wearing traditional Punjabi clothes

Trudeau and his family landed at the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport here from Mumbai and headed straight for the shrine to offer prayers.

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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (File | PTI)
India has nothing to worry about China-Bangla ties: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Hasina said her government was only concerned about the development, and is ready to cooperate with any country that helps Bangladesh's growth.

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Sri Lanka bus explosion injures 19, including 12 military personnel-spokesman

Since the end of Sri Lanka's nearly three-decade civil war in 2009 there have been no targeted attacks on the military.

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UK PM Theresa May | AP
More than 60 lawmakers demand UK PM Theresa May delivers Brexit with full autonomy: BBC report

May, whose government and party is divided over Brexit, has just eight months to strike a withdrawal deal with the EU but insists Britain will leave at 2300 GMT on March 29, 2019.

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Human rights groups say Mexico not investigating spyware claims

Activists and lawyers claimed that the government had infected their phones to spy on them with software known as Pegasus, which Israeli company NSO Group allegedly sold to Mexico's government.

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Japan donates ballot boxes worth USD 7.5 million for Cambodia election

Japan said it would continue to provide electoral aid in the lead up to Senate elections this month and a general election in July.

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Six killed in attack on South Africa police station

An armed gang stormed into a rural police station in South Africa on Wednesday and stole firearms in an attack that left five officers and a soldier dead, police said.

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Gun Control: Oprah Winfrey, Clooneys donate USD 1 million

TV and entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey pledged to match actor George Clooney and his wife Amal in donating half a million dollars to students organising protests against gun violence in the US.

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Donald Trump Jr. waves to media as he arrives for a meeting in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. | AP
Donald Trump jr says presidency is costing the family firm

Donald Trump junior told the Times of India that the Trump Organization was turning down new business opportunities around the world because of his father's position.

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Lebanese talk show host Marcel Ghanem, center, speaks to journalists in front of the courthouse compound, in Beirut's southeastern suburb of Baabda, Lebanon. | AP
Lebanon gets tough on the press ahead of elections

A raft of taboos enshrined by law is shielding the country's military, political leaders, and religious institutions from criticism.

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Alex van der Zwaan arrives at Federal District Court in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.  | AP
Russian meddling: Attorney admits he lied to Robert Mueller's federal agents

Alex van der Zwaan admitted to making false statements about his interactions with former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates.

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Pakistan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Muhammad Asif | AP
Pakistan averts financial watchlist over militancy funding

A US-sponsored resolution to Paris-based international watchdog monitoring compliance remained inconclusive after the meeting here concluded on "no consensus.”

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President Donald Trump leaves the East Room of the White House at the end of a public safety Medal of Valor awards ceremony, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Washington. | AP
US conservatives gather as President Donald Trump faces pressure on multiple fronts

US political turbulence forms a dramatic backdrop as conservatives gather near Washington beginning Wednesday for their often controversial annual confab.

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Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters: Sources

Japan plans to buy 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, some or all of which it may purchase directly from Lockheed Martin Corp in the US rather than assemble locally.

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India, China lead Artificial Intelligence investment, adoption in Asia: Report

Asian enterprises, especially those in India and China, are fast adopting Artificial Intelligence to reinvent their business models and perceive AI as a complete disruptive force.

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President Raul Castro. (File photo | AP)
Raul Castro receives US lawmakers on visit to Cuba

The delegation, led by Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, arrived in Cuba Sunday to address various issues including the mysterious supposed attacks in Havana.

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Demonstrators march against pension reform proposed by Brazil's President Michel Temer's government in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. | AP
President Michel Temer's failure on Brazil pension reform leaves tricky task to successor

Brazil's loss-making pension system leaves the unpopular measure as a campaign issue for October's elections and a major headache for his successor.

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Members of the Syrian Civil Defense run to help survivors from a street that attacked by airstrikes and shelling of the Syrian government forces. | AP
Syria, Russia pound rebel enclave, put clinic out of service

It was the second straight day that the civilian death toll topped 100, after 127 were killed Monday in Eastern Ghouta's bloodiest day in four years.

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US President Trump indicated he wants to strengthen the background check system | AP
Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

The move was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that has long tied Washington in knots.

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Author Stephen King. (Photo | Associated Press)
Gun control: Stephen King in tweet slams congressman Bruce Poliquin as 'NRA sweetheart'

Author Stephen King on Tuesday called a Maine congressman an "NRA sweetheart" for receiving thousands of dollars from the gun rights advocacy group.

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