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Not US but India & China will lead the negotiations with Israel: Palestine envoy

Palestine’s ambassador to India, Adnan Abu Al Hayjaa made it clear on Saturday that it was no longer possible for his country to deal with Israel “as if nothing has happened.”

17 Dec 2017

This file photo taken on November 16, 2017 shows the skeleton of an mammoth, which will go on auction on December 16, 2017 at the Aguttes auction house. |AFP
Mammoth skeleton sold for over 500,000 euros at French auction

The nearly intact skeleton of a woolly mammoth that lived at least 10,000 years ago was sold at auction for more than a half million euros today in the southeastern French city of Lyon.

17 Dec 2017

The California fires sparked October 8, eventually forcing 100,000 people to evacuate. (Photo | Associated Press)
California battling third-largest wildfire since 1932

California governor Jerry Brown has said that the wildfires ravaging his state should serve as a warning to parts of the world threatened by climate change.

17 Dec 2017

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Senior Taliban leader arrested in Afghanistan

A senior leader of the Taliban group was arrested and four Taliban insurgents were killed during a night raid conducted by the Afghan Special Forces in eastern Nangarhar province.

16 Dec 2017

A file of PM Narendra Modi meeting Hamid Karzai.(Photo | PTI)
Narendra Modi discusses bilateral issues with ex-Afghan President Hamid Karzai

According to officials, the two leaders discussed strategic bilateral ties, including India's development assistance as well as cooperation in other key areas.

16 Dec 2017

26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind, Hafiz Saeed (File | PTI)
26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed issues warning to India

The 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind, Hafiz Saeed, wants to 'liberate' Kashmir to avenge the defeat of Pakistan in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

16 Dec 2017

Indian soldiers after the 1971 war with Pakistan
Bangladesh marks 1971 war victory, honours Indian soldiers

Bangladesh today honoured 27 Indian war veterans as it celebrated 'Victory Day' marking its emergence as an independent nation following the 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan.

16 Dec 2017

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Chinese firm develops technology which can read human emotions

The first-of-its-kind technology in China can detect human emotions and can be used in mobile phones.​

16 Dec 2017

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (FIle | AFP)
Pakistan sets December 16 as Black Day over school massacre

On the third anniversary of the 2014 attack on the Army Public School, Abbasi said that the sacrifices rendered by the nation in the war against terror are unmatched.

16 Dec 2017

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Britain, China speed up bid to link stock markets

The UK has said it will leave the EU's single market and customs union so that it can strike its own trade deals with countries outside the bloc, making China -- and its deep pockets -- an attractive

16 Dec 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo | Associated Press)
Emmanuel Macron to celebrate 40th birthday in royal style

Macron, who turns 40 on Thursday, is spending the weekend with his wife Brigitte and extended family at the chateau of Chambord in France's Loire Valley.

16 Dec 2017

Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov. (AP Photo)
Russia warns against fresh preconditions for US-North Korea talks

Trump on Friday complained that "Russia is not helping" to pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons programme.

16 Dec 2017

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Egypt opens Gaza border for four days

Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza today for only the second time since the Palestinian Authority took control of the crossing from the territory's Islamist rulers Hamas.

16 Dec 2017

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Saudi Arabian women will also be allowed to drive motorcycles

Saudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials have said three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to end a ban on women driving.

16 Dec 2017

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Pakistan judiciary works independently, faces "no pressure": Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar

Pakistan's judiciary works "independently" and faces "no pressure" from anyone, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said today, rejecting the ruling PML-N's allegations.

16 Dec 2017

supporters of marriage equality march near Victoria Park in Sydney, Australia. (Photo | Associated Press)
First gay marriages take place in Australia

Australia's first gay weddings took place today, ushering in a new era after the country's marriage equality law came into effect this month.

16 Dec 2017

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Three dead, 77,000 flee as storm pounds Philippines

Kai-Tak, packing gusts of up to 110 kilometres (62 miles) an hour, hit the country's third-largest island Samar in the afternoon and tore through a region devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

16 Dec 2017

Boko Haram. (File photo | AP)
Nigeria troops arrest 400-plus Boko Haram fighters, families

Military authorities say Nigerian soldiers have arrested more than 400 people associated with the Boko Haram extremist group hiding on the islands of Lake Chad, including fighters, wives and children.

16 Dec 2017

Britain's ex-Prime Minister David Cameron |AP
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron to head new UK-China investment body

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron is to take on a new role as the head of a government-backed body for the promotion of UK-China investment ties.

16 Dec 2017

European Union headquarters. (File photo | AP)
China, Britain pledge cooperation as United Kingdom leaves European Union

Britain and China pledged today to promote London as a center for offshore use of Beijing's currency and cooperate in clean energy research and promoting trade.

16 Dec 2017

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Fireworks explosion kills four, injures five in Mexico 

A fireworks explosion in Mexico has killed four people and sent five more to the hospital days after the country's holiday season kicked off in earnest.

16 Dec 2017