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Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 71 in attacks on Afghan forces

Two separate suicide and gun attacks on police and soldiers in Afghanistan left at least 71 dead and nearly 170 wounded today in the latest devastating assaults on beleaguered security forces.

17 Oct 2017

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Rex Tillerson to deliver major India policy speech tomorrow

Tillerson had a meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New York last month on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting.

17 Oct 2017

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UN family planning chief says Trump policies 'unfair'

The head of the UN Population Fund criticised US President Donald Trump's policies against family planning as "unfair" to women on Tuesday as she presented the organisation's annual report in London.

17 Oct 2017

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Trump issues warning to McCain after senator's tough speech

President Donald Trump today issued a warning shot after Republican Senator John McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy.

17 Oct 2017

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Poland gives Erodgan support on Turkey's European Union bid

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met today with his Polish counterpart in Warsaw, his first official bilateral visit to an EU country since the failed 2016 coup in Turkey.

17 Oct 2017

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Spain court strikes down Catalan referendum law

Spain's Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that a referendum law passed in Catalonia, which paved the way for a contested October 1 secession referendum, was not valid.

17 Oct 2017

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Islamic State lost 87 per cent of territory seized in 2014: Coalition

The Islamic State group has lost nearly 90 percent of the territory it controlled in 2014, when it proclaimed a "caliphate" straddling Iraq and Syria, the US-led coalition said Tuesday.

17 Oct 2017

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Israel says no talks with Palestinian government that includes armed Hamas

Israel's government decided Tuesday not to negotiate with a Palestinian unity government that includes Hamas if the Islamist movement does not disarm, recognise the country and give up violence.

17 Oct 2017

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Pakistan woman sentenced to death for killing husband

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan today sentenced a woman to death for the "brutal and gruesome" murder of her husband by throwing acid on him.

17 Oct 2017

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Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal among 15 nations elected to UN Human Rights Council

This Human Rights Council election by the UN General Assembly was the first one conducted with new ballot papers.

17 Oct 2017

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Six killed in Turkish coal mine collapse

Six Turkish miners were killed when an unlicensed coal mine collapsed on Tuesday in the southeastern province of Sirnak, the country's emergencies agency said.

17 Oct 2017

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Chinese economy has gained strong momentum for growth: CPC

China has full confidence in the positive long-term outlook and sound growth of its economy despite the global slowdown, the ruling Communist Party of China said today.

17 Oct 2017

Three-year-old Sherin Mathews, and her father Wesley Mathews, who was arrested on a charge of abandoning or endangering a child.
Indian girl missing: US police working through CCTV footage

Police are still holding out hope for a 3-year-old Indian girl who mysteriously disappeared 10 days ago after her foster father left her in an alley at 3 am for not drinking her milk.

17 Oct 2017

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3,250 killed in Raqa battle, including 1,130 Syrian civilians

The more than four-month-long battle for Raqa, which US-backed forces declared over today, has left at least 3,250 people dead, more than a third of them civilians.

17 Oct 2017

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Hate crime surge in UK after Brexit, terror attacks

The UK has registered a 29 per cent surge in hate crimes in the wake of Brexit and terrorist attacks in the country, according to new Home Office figures released today.

17 Oct 2017

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Iraq forces take oil fields dashing Kurdish dreams

Iraqi forces took control of the two largest oil fields in the disputed northern province of Kirkuk today demolishing Kurdish hopes of creating a viable independent state.

17 Oct 2017

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Canada PM Justin Trudeau tweets 'Diwali Mubarak', gets trolled 

The light-hearted gesture by the Canadian PM got twitterati trolling him for using the word 'mubarak' instead of 'shubh' or 'Happy'.

17 Oct 2017

'Shocking' abuse of migrants in Libya smuggling hub: UN

More than 20,000 migrants, including pregnant women and babies, are being held either in detention centres or by traffickers in Libya's people-smuggling hub Sabratha, the UN said.

17 Oct 2017

Surjit Bhalla, a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Economic Advisory Council. (Reuters)
India likely to stick to deficit target, may step up bank reform: Economic Advisory Council member Surjit Bhalla

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has already used up nearly all of its budget for the current fiscal year and tax revenues are expected to fall far short of initial expectations.

17 Oct 2017

Wildfires in Portugal killed at least 27 people, injured dozens more and left an unconfirmed number of missing in the country's second such tragedy in four months, officials said Monday. (AP Photo)
Rain, winds help tame wildfires in Spain and Portugal

Overnight rain and winds helped firefighters tame wildfires that devoured homes and people in their cars, leaving 36 dead in Portugal with four also killed in blazes in northern Spain.

17 Oct 2017

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Xi Jinping set to get the second term as CPC boss

Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to further consolidate his power as the ruling Communist Party will begin its once-in-a-five-year Congress tomorrow and confirm his second five-year term.

17 Oct 2017